Hi, My front floor boards for my touring are not tied down and have a distressing tendency to come off when going over a good bump. How are these normally secured? I do not think these are original floor boards.
put a floor mat on them and it will hold them down
Mine have been loose lacking a few days short of 104 years and they stay put?? Bud.
If they bounce loose and it bothers you, put a screw in each end of them. That will hold them down.
An old trick is to use "turn button" window screen clips. Screw them into the sills.
Then, if you want to remove the floorboards, just turn them so they are parallel with the sides of the floorboards.
Easier yet, put velcro on them.
Holds very well, no tools needed to remove them
This works for my , special on a trailer.
If the floorboards were built to the correct Ford specifications and installed properly, they should be a very snug fit and do not need any fastening.
Apparently, Ford could do neither. Clips were added to the floorboard risers in 1926.
If you install clips just be sure they rotate fully out of the way so the boards can slide past them. Yes re 26 and the Model A's were screwed down. Just because boards are made to factory does not mean they will be snug when installed. Even Model T's can suffer from middle age spread!
(Message edited by redmodelt on June 21, 2018)
Mine stay in place while driving. '26. They have a tab for the slanted boards, but the flat one tends to bounce up when I am trailering it. No problem yet while driving. I put a gallon jug of radiator water on the floor while trailering and it seems to stay put.
Just look at those phillips head screws!
Erik I had totally forgotten about those screen clips, and here I was about to make my own set somehow.
On one car that gave me some troubles, I used fender washers. Just band sawed off one side so a simple rotate would allow removal, screwed into place with flathead (slotted) screws. Hid nicely under the floor mat.
My floor boards on the '20 runabout were worn so much they would squirm out under my feet. I doctored them a little bit, but they would still come out. I ended up putting floor mats in. So far so good. Velcro sounds like a good idea. I might try that later.
Here's another hot tip:
The original floor boards of my dad's 1917 touring had some wiggle room side to side so he tacked shims on one side of he floorboards.
Never had a problem with floor boards popping up but installing the shims eliminated some rattles.
Anthonie, I did the screen turn buttons, looks good to me, almost like it belongs.