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k member or x member?

I have a 2x3 tube frame for my Model T coupe. Do I need a k member , x member or just a transmission support cross member?

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Just a trans crossmember is traditional, but a K member ads a ton of torsional strength.
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Try to get a triangle or three into your design. X-member would be great but K is nice second choice. Saving grace is Ts are so light and square tubing frames are so rigid to begin with, a few robust and well installed straight X-members will do just fine.
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T Coupe, 23-25, 26-27, 17-22, hiboy, full-fendered with boards and aprons???So many specifics, so little information.
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The traditional ladder style frame is fine for most T applications due to limited frame dimensions and space availability.
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I have a 2x3 tube frame for my Model T coupe. Do I need a k member , x member or just a transmission support cross member? 350 chev-700r4-rear coil over rear with 9 inch-front leaf with 4 inch drop tube axle-no fenders
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A transmission crossmember should do you just fine. If you have the typical kickup at the rear over the rearend and tubular front crossmember like a bucket that'll do the job.
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