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Source for TT Stakes

Post by abcarswell » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:49 pm

Does anybody know of a source for metal stakes for a Ford 1924 stakebody flatbed? Even ones that have the correct general appearance and could be modified to fit would be acceptable. I can manufacture wood replacements but like the look of the OEM metal stakes.
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Re: Source for TT Stakes

Post by Raoul von S. » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:50 pm

No such critter, I am told, by guys who came to me thinking I might have some.
They said they are pretty much unobtainium, as 99% of those trucks sold with them
lost them to damage or scrapping.

Were all "Ford Truck" marked flatbeds equipped with the stakes ? Or were they
sold separately from the bed ?
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Re: Source for TT Stakes

Post by Henry K. Lee » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:14 pm

If you can find one good example, there is a guy in Chattanooga, TN. Spangler Metals that does some beautiful metal pressing of all different gauges. Has done me proud for many years.

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Re: Source for TT Stakes

Post by Chris Hansen » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:29 pm

Just google flatbed truck stake pockets, and see if there is anything there you like.
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Re: Source for TT Stakes

Post by Raoul von S. » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:01 pm

Anybody here have a truck so equipped ? In my flatbed/metal stakes experience, the rattle
and noise was really annoying. Are the stock TT units any better ?
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Re: Source for TT Stakes

Post by Fordfarm » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:00 am

The stakes used on the 88-A Model AA truck were a carryover from the TT. You may be able to round some up with a want ad on the Model A club (or Fordbarn) website.

Neil Wilson has a very detailed page regarding the AA platform and grain bodies showing the stake details. Copy and paste this link.

https://aafordscom.ipage.com/aafords-pdf/88ae.pdf

Snyder's listed reproduction stakes in his 2010 catalog on page 210. The part number is AA-977; listed at $66 each back then. I don't see them in the online catalog so they may have been discontinued.

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Re: Source for TT Stakes

Post by Mark Gregush » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:06 pm

Once you get the stakes you then have to round up the latching links that connect all the sections together. The TT that I worked on had 6 panels that made up the set. I don't know if they all came that way. Sorry these are the only two photos I have right now. It would be a while till I could get more.
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Re: Source for TT Stakes

Post by HornsRus » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:46 pm

the same basic stake was used up into the 60s on factory bebs. charley

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Re: Source for TT Stakes

Post by abcarswell » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:48 am

I found AA stakes on Mac’s but they seem shorter than most of the TT’s I have seen in pictures. Northern Tool also had a similar stake but very short. I’ll keep looking. Thanks for the input.


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Re: Source for TT Stakes

Post by Chris Hansen » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:04 pm

Here are the drawings of my frame rails, with stake pockets, not factory Ford, but original to my TT.

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