I have access to a nice accessory differential brass or truss. It was removed from a wide track axle. I assume these may have been used to help support the early 6 rivet clamshell axles. What do you folks think about these braces and do they have a valid use? I know they would not be favored for show cars but might be good for drivers. Please share your thoughts. Thanks, Mike
They do look good.
And many early T's had them. Have one photo of a pre-T alphabet car with a rear axle truss on it too.
Even the later axles, as some roads back then really weren't roads as we know them!
This truss is on a Ruckstell!
And of course on the later T's, here is a '15
A big heavy bus, so extra help to the rear axle tubes is nice to have.
On my '19 chassis
The wide track version would be rare too, I sure would use it!
We have one on our '14 Touring - although not as flexible as earlier riveted housings, I figure it can't hurt !
All the 1906-1908 Model N, R, S, & SR cars came from the factory with a truss rod under the rear axle. But the rear springs were located further from the rear wheels than the Model T.
See part number 63 from the 1907 Ford N, R, & S Price List of Parts.
For the 1909-1912 pressed steel rear axles -- I would recommend one.
If you are going serious "off-roading" I would recommend one.
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That explains the brace on this one!
Haven't ever been close and personal with an alphabet Ford
And you can add to the criteria for the application of accessory rear axle truss.......Racing Fords!
My '13 roadster came with one. I saw no need for it, so never re-installed it. The car doesn't seem to care either.