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Jelf bar

Post by NHUSA » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:58 pm

I have been working on my trailer.
It needed a bit more work than I originally thought but it is progressing.
I just finished rebuilding the suspension and fixing the wireing.
As I was looking at the results of my work I realized that I needed to add something else when Seve Jelf’s picture came to mind.

After a bit of thought I added a JELF bar to my trailer.
It servers two purposes.. one stop the T or A from pulling a Jelf if I screw up.
Two remind me to pay attention when I load the T or A.
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Re: Jelf bar

Post by Doug Keppler » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:01 pm

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Post by MichaelPawelek » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:16 pm

Darned! I saw the title of your post and thought you were going to tell us about a new great tasting candy! :)

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Re: Jelf bar

Post by Michael Peternell » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:33 pm

Not sure if this is pertanate but before the invention of the crow bar crows had to drink at home.😁

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:44 pm

Yeah, I was thinking it was happy hour !! :P


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Re: Jelf bar

Post by Dallas Landers » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:03 pm

A Jelf bar would be made of equal parts denim, straw hat, and photograph. It is half baked and goes well with T! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Jelf bar

Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:51 pm

For those who haven't seen it, I believe this is the picture.

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Re: Jelf bar

Post by DHort » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:02 pm

That photo was taken during testing. It never made it through human trials. So they had to change the flavor a bit.

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Re: Jelf bar

Post by NHUSA » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:33 am

My wife tells me that the JELF BAR needs to be painted.
At first I though that black would be best but now I am thinking denim.
In any case I need to write JELF BAR on both sides of it to make it official.

I wonder if people will think I am advertising for a Bar.

I almost forgot. —- Candy? I never thought of that!
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Post by twrenn » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:41 am

And here I thought Steve had opened up a "Speak-Easy"! :lol:
Seriously though, that's a great idea. Looking at the loading ramps, and how those are built with
angle iron, given one past experience with those, they make it a bit harder to drive up on, especially
a T that can barely punch its way out of a wet paper bag. The wheels tend to want to
get "trapped" in between the irons. Unless of course Fred's putting down something smooth
on top of them for loading a car. Just sayin! ;)


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Post by KeithG » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:06 am

Tim, I suggest you get a Ruckstell. It makes climbing hills and other inclines much easier. Just sayin.... :D

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Post by Dallas Landers » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:10 pm

Fred, a nice black color would look great. Dont forget to throw a little grit in it. Steve has pleanty of grit to get things done.

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Re: Jelf bar

Post by NHUSA » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:30 pm

I plan on adding a couple sheets of plywood with gritty stuff to the ramps.
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Post by twrenn » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:37 pm

Keith...ordinarily I would but I'm too lazy to make the swap-out and definitely too cheap to spend the money to buy one! So I just plug along in good old "stock mode"! ;)
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Tim, I suggest you get a Ruckstell. It makes climbing hills and other inclines much easier. Just sayin.... :D

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Re: Jelf bar

Post by NHUSA » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:28 am

Hill = if you are going up it is a Model T speed reducer.
If you are going down it is a Model T speed enhancer.
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Post by John Codman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:00 pm

I have something similar in my enclosed trailer. It's a 2" X 6" with the side facing the t having about a 30 degree angle towards the top It lies flat). It's purpose is so that I position the T precisely where it needs to be. I didn't paint my modified Jelf bar, but in it's natural color it shows up beautifully against the gray floor. In the case of the bar on a black trailer, I'd probably paint it yellow for visibility, but that's just me.

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Re: Jelf bar

Post by NHUSA » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:06 pm

Most likely Steve is hoping that this thread dies but I want to show you the results of my last few weekends

I rebuilt the suspension, painted the Jelf bar, added covers to the ramps, made sure the lights worked, checked out the brakes, adjusted the hitch height, and did a test drive. Then I put the T on the trailer to see how it looks.
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Post by Scott_Conger » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:02 pm

Was it a long drive from Newfields to Melbourne? :lol:
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Re: Jelf bar

Post by John Warren » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:53 am

Thanks Steve for posting your experiences, It has helped more than you may ever know. I have one trailer that has a rail and one that does not. I prefer the one that has the rail and need to install similar on the other one. Good job Fred.
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Re: Jelf bar

Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:03 pm

The bar is a good idea, but I hope to do no trailering. I like Dean's approach: Drive to the tour, drive on the tour, drive home from the tour. Being elderly and retired I have time for that. :)
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Re: Jelf bar

Post by Norman Kling » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:55 pm

I prefer the trailer for some tours. Our next tour is north of Santa Barbara and we live near San Diego. No way am I going to drive the T through Los Angeles to get there. In order to bypass L.A. I would need to cross several mountain ranges and drive about 3 times as far.
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