"Ford" script on front frame crossmember

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"Ford" script on front frame crossmember

Post by keen25 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:22 pm

I found a Ford Script stamped into the face of the frame's front crossmember, to the right of the crank/spring clamp. It is about 1/2" high. The car is a 1925 model T roadster. Is the unusual or normal?

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Re: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember

Post by RajoRacer » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:24 pm

Normal - there was just a recent discussion regarding the same subject.


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Re: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember

Post by John kuehn » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:52 pm

I didn’t know either about the Ford script being on the cross member until I started cleaning the frame up on my 1919 Runabout.
Steve Jeff has a pic of a really nice cross member with mint script on an earlier thread. I’ll bet a lot of guys didn’t notice it either until they cleaned up the frame like I did during restoration.


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Re: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember

Post by Mark Osterman » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:55 pm

You mean like this? Now what’s the hole on the right side for?
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Re: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember

Post by keen25 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:59 pm

Yes that is it. I have restored a 25 TT and 26 Coupe ; have never notice. Maybe it is time to see the eye doctor.


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Re: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember

Post by John kuehn » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:07 pm

Mark O. I wonder if the hole was factory or drilled later for something. I have 3 T’s and they don’t have the hole. At first glacé it looks the hole has been there a long time and factory drilled. Something was mounted there way back when? Hmmmmmm


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Re: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember

Post by Mark Osterman » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:48 pm

Eric, I never noticed it until the other day when the light “raked” across it just right.

John, Some have though maybe a badge as in an auto club.


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Re: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember

Post by wayne sheldon » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:00 pm

The cross member that Steve J may show a picture of has the sharpest, clearest, stamping I have ever seen. I have had and seen many cross members with faint stampings that even scraped and cleaned a bit were barely visible.

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