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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George M Allen on Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 02:03 pm:

I have searched to no avail. I am looking for either photos or drawings of the profiles of the front and rear model t (not TT) cross members for the 1919 - 1924 frames. The photos I have found at from angles that do not show the profiles accurately. Views from straight back and or front would give what I need. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 02:33 pm:

Rear:


Bottom one is '24-'19



Front:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George M Allen on Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 02:52 pm:

Dan, I appreciate your posting :>) . The front cross member photo is exactly what I was looking for. I can now draw one with reasonable accuracy in SolidWorks. The rear photos are helpful also. I am not sure that I can duplicate the radius of the center accurately though because of the angle of the view (not complaining, I'm just explaining that I am not that sharp :>) ). I do thank you for posting them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 05:21 pm:

George,

I see this is your second posting. Welcome to the forum!

I would encourage you to check out the local chapter nearest you. There is an excellent chance someone will be near by and would let you photograph and measure their front and rear cross members. See the club listings at: http://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/chapters.htm and also https://www.modelt.org/chapters.html Note, many of the front cross members on the cars are stretched a little wider from years of use.

Some accurate dimensions from the top of the frame show the bolt hole locations etc on both cross members and it is available from John Regan's PDF of the frame located at: http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/FPIframe.pdf (Thank you John for making that available). It also shows the side height.


Mark Herdman posted some dimensions for the frames at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/356544.html?1366400370 (Thank you Mark).

Donnie Brown posted some photos showing the car vs the Ton Truck front cross member at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/537903.html?1430513402 (Thank you Donnie).


Depending on what you are desiring to do, the Benson Ford Archives usually has factory drawings of most of the parts for the Model T Fords.

Again welcome to the forum.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 07:39 pm:

Thank you Hap. This was very timely, I just walked in to look up what the center to center was for the radiator mounting holes. Mine is 21 9/16" so I am not going to mess with it right now for a 1/16 of an inch. :-) (drawing shows 21 1/2 inch)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George M Allen on Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 08:49 pm:

Thank you Hap. I appreciate the information. I have built circle track stock car full tube chassis' and V8 powered long travel sand rails from scratch over the years. My intension is to built a model t frame using 1 1/2 x 3" rectangular tubing for the rails and fabricated front and rear crossmembers. I want the chassis and the crossmembers to be as close to original in appearance and size as I possibly can. I am having as much fun with the research as I will with the building :>) .


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