Wood frame speedster

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2009: Wood frame speedster
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tyrone thomas on Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 02:19 pm:

How do you attach the metal skin to your speedster wood body frame.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les Schubert on Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 02:26 pm:

there are special ring nails available that work good. Otherwise screw work OK too. Ford used nails to build the T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tyrone thomas on Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 03:13 pm:

will these ring nails hold in plywood?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tyrone thomas on Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 03:14 pm:

Hold in the edge or side of plywood I meant to ask.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris on Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 06:00 pm:

Not good in the ends of plywood. Screws are also not good in the end grain of plywood.

As in bucket seats, make the seat frame as if were quality furniture, with short pieces of wood sort of like the old model airplane tail sections, wing tips, and fuselage formers were constructed. So do not use plywood or the screws will work out as the body flexes, and it will flex.

You could use the old "Dutchman" fillets to allow for screw attachments, but that is more work than building it correctly.


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