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Old 06-07-2003, 12:25 PM
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Does anyone have the basic dimensions for a Model T frame or know where I can get them from online? Also, does anyonw know how much trouble it would be to use a Model A Frame for a Model T. I have a 31 Model A with frame, and 26 Model T Touring body. Was thinking about using the "A" frame for a pattern to build one for the "T". Am trying to avoid taking the "A" off the frame to check the fit.

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Old 06-08-2003, 07:43 AM
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the t will fit on the a frame with out too much trouble
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if ya don't mind me asking...

whats the plan?
stocker or hotrod/street rod?
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Old 06-10-2003, 05:56 AM
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Model T Frame

I have a 27 frame, what deminsions do you need, in fact if you were in the midwest you could have it, it is just taking up room in the barn.
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Many years ago I built a '23 T Roadster pickup and used a Model A frame. I narrowed the frame to allow the body to be channeled over the frame and shortened the front by removing the frame horns. I 'Zed' (stepped) the rear of the frame and used stock Model A springs front and rear. The rear axle is a '56 Buick with a much shortened closed driveshaft. The trans is a '37 Buick mated to a '56 Buick engine. I replaced the front crossmember with a tube and used a "suicide'" front suspension mount with a '37 Ford tubular axle and enlarged the kingpin holes in the axle to use '56 Buick spindles and brakes and drums. Pictures of it are in my photo album. The other is a '24 'T' roadster in my album , I built a custom frame out of 2 x 4 steel tubing. I tapered it in the front and stepped the rear. Used Volkswagon torsion bar (Just one and narrowed it) for the front suspension and Corvair coil springs in the rear with a Watt's linkage to control side to side movement.

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Old 06-11-2003, 05:13 PM
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Thanks everyone for the info. I am building a street rod out of both the "T" and "A". I have the measurements for the "A" frame, and plan to either build or buy anotheer frame for it. I am trying to decide what type of frame I want to use for the "T". Right now the "A" will roll, and I wanted to keep it that way for awhile. That is why I was looking for the measurements of a "T" frame. I could probably figure it out on my own, if I had the front fenders. I have not located any of those yet.

As an added note. I posed the same question to a board specifically for Model "T" and got no response. I guess that is because I am doing "the unthinkable", building a street rod out of a metal body.
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Go over to Norfolk and see Alan at Flatlanders Hot Rods, a good person to talk to and he can give you the dimensions you need and maybe the fenders.
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I have some pic. for you, my hp is not working to transfer them.
u have hidden e mail.

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Jalopy... thanks. I'll have to try to find that place again. Been a few years since I've been there. Do you know if they are open on Saturdays?

Troy... I sent you an e-mail. I can't figure out why my e-mail would be hidden. It shouldn't be from what I can tell.

Thanks everyone for the responses.
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Not sure about the saturday, but the phone # ends in 1932 and the prefix I think was a dodge motor 440 or 383, The last time I was there they were moving about 10 blocks south near the train tracks as the university bought their shop property. ( read appropriated). If I remember right on every Friday or Saturday night there was a cruise in type of rod run in Virginia Beach that could be another good source of info and parts for you. It was between the tunnel and the Navy amphibious base next to a Red Lobster.
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Jalopy... I went by their place on 25th street today. The phone listing shows that they are also on 45th st, but I think that one is closed. It seems that there was something I saw awhile ago that said that they were moving. The 25th street address has a sign that says they are open from 9-5 Mon-Fri, for Sat it says "sometimes". I had been at the 45th st place about 10 years ago. The place looked like a dump and was very unorganized, with nothing on display except a 'glass body sitting in the middle of the floor. I'll have to try to get by there sometime when they are open.
Thanks... atleast now I know where they are.
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did you get the pictures I sent?

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Model A and T frame

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Does anyone have the basic dimensions for a Model T frame or know where I can get them from online? Also, does anyonw know how much trouble it would be to use a Model A Frame for a Model T. I have a 31 Model A with frame, and 26 Model T Touring body. Was thinking about using the "A" frame for a pattern to build one for the "T". Am trying to avoid taking the "A" off the frame to check the fit.
Go to Westcott bodies, they have frame demisions that you can download.
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There is lots of T-bucket info on the Wiki on this site...click here to check it out. http://crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/...T_Bucket_plans
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