Front floor board

Discuss all things Model T related.
Forum rules
If you need help logging in, or have question about how something works, use the Support forum located here Support Forum
Complete set of Forum Rules Forum Rules

Topic author
Touring
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:27 pm
First Name: Jim
Last Name: Poindexter
Location: Roanoke, Va.

Front floor board

Post by Touring » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:46 pm

What is the easiest way to make your own front floor board.. 1924 Ford Touring. Thanks for the help

User avatar

Steve Jelf
Posts: 2341
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:37 pm
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Jelf
Location: Parkerfield, Kansas
MTFCA Number: 16175
MTFCI Number: 14758
Board Member Since: 2007
Contact:

Re: Front floor board

Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:54 pm

Borrow one and copy it.
The inevitable often happens.
1915 Runabout
1923 Touring


sportbingo
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:10 pm
First Name: Art
Last Name: Taylor
Location: Whidbey IS Washington
MTFCA Number: 22512

Re: Front floor board

Post by sportbingo » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:52 am

I first made a template out of cardboard. I shaped the cardboard using a band saw and drill hole. After, creating a pattern I used it to make my wood floor.
IMG_3599.JPG


If you need more information contact me.

Art Taylor
Attachments
IMG_0175.JPG


Topic author
Touring
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:27 pm
First Name: Jim
Last Name: Poindexter
Location: Roanoke, Va.

Re: Front floor board

Post by Touring » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:24 am

Thanks for the imformation, my problem is my motor is in another state being rebuild. It won't be back till end of the year. I am trying to have the car finished when it get back. That why I can't make a pattern. I thought there might be a blue print out their. This is my first t project.


Topic author
Touring
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:27 pm
First Name: Jim
Last Name: Poindexter
Location: Roanoke, Va.

Re: Front floor board

Post by Touring » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:29 am

Thanks for the imformation, my problem is my motor is in another state being rebuild. It won't be back till end of the year. I am trying to have the car finished when it get back. That why I can't make a pattern. I thought there might be a blue print out their. This is my first t project.

User avatar

CudaMan
Posts: 619
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:17 pm
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Strange
Location: Hillsboro, MO
MTFCA Number: 30944
MTFCI Number: 23667

Re: Front floor board

Post by CudaMan » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:35 am

Mark Strange
Hillsboro, MO
1924 Cut-off Touring (now a pickup)


jab35
Posts: 206
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:28 pm
First Name: James
Last Name: Bartsch
Location: Dryden, NY 13053
MTFCA Number: 30615

Re: Front floor board

Post by jab35 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:46 pm

Jim: Here is a print of the bottom board, the one in front of the seat, from the Funprojects website. I suspect this one is the 'easiest' one to make. best, jb
http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/T1404B.pdf


tdump
Posts: 535
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:00 pm
First Name: Mack
Last Name: Cole
Location: North Carolina

Re: Front floor board

Post by tdump » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:46 pm

Art,where were you a couple years ago with that "tip'? :D I scratched my head bare trying to figure it out and finally just decided 1 day to lay some boards together,make it way to wide and trim it down.
If you can't help em, don't hinder em'


sportbingo
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:10 pm
First Name: Art
Last Name: Taylor
Location: Whidbey IS Washington
MTFCA Number: 22512

Re: Front floor board

Post by sportbingo » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:08 pm

My son and I glued the board together and trim the board using the pattern. Good luck Jim.
Art



IMG_4254.JPG
Attachments
IMG_1588.jpg

User avatar

Dan B
Posts: 98
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:53 pm
First Name: Dan
Last Name: Blaydon
Location: PA

Re: Front floor board

Post by Dan B » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:41 pm

The best way is to buy them from Jon Anderson. They are exact to the factory specs and fit perfect.
1923 Touring


George Hand
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:02 pm
First Name: George
Last Name: Hand
Location: Preble NY
MTFCA Number: 28114
MTFCI Number: 21834

Re: Front floor board

Post by George Hand » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:25 pm

Jim, I would like to ask did you not have a floor boards when you acquired your car?
Something I have seen is a pre 1925 T that has had a 1926-7 pedals, transmission cover or even a complete engine assembly. The pre 1925 pedals can be bothersome because they are narrow. I am saying this because the pedal spacing on the 1926-7 is different and requires a custom floor board.


Original Smith
Posts: 1306
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:43 am
First Name: Larry
Last Name: Smith
Location: Lomita, California
MTFCA Number: 121
MTFCA Life Member: YES
MTFCI Number: 16310

Re: Front floor board

Post by Original Smith » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:33 am

Getting them from Jon is the best idea. If not, find originals to copy, and be sure to rabbet the front and back sides. They were never varnished.

User avatar

Mark Nunn
Posts: 287
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:01 am
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Nunn
Location: Bennington, NE
MTFCA Number: 50321
Board Member Since: 2017

Re: Front floor board

Post by Mark Nunn » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:43 am

Don't expect dimensional lumber to fit. For my '26 Runabout I had to plane the boards to 9/16" to fit into the body's flanges and under the front board hold-down. The white panel in the photo is a piece of 1/4" hardboard that I used as a template for the upper board.

floor.gif

User avatar

Charlie B in N.J.
Posts: 289
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:40 am
First Name: CHARLIE
Last Name: BRANCA
Location: Brick N.J.
MTFCA Number: 28967
Board Member Since: 2010

Re: Front floor board

Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:28 am

DSC03220 (Small).JPG
Here's mine made from Poplar. So close they'd only fit this car. Your problem is no eng/trans in place. I'd definitely wait for it to be back in place. Anything else would be a crap shoot.
Forget everything you thought you knew.

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic