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Old 02-18-2020, 08:22 PM   #1
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Anyone here on the barn knows what is this rear door subrail made for?
There are two holes and a kind of bracket
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:07 PM   #2
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Here is a larger picture so readers can see it better. In Australia, our 1934 Fords were built on a wooden frame. Our rear floor from the base of the seat was metal, but everything ahead of that was wood.
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:15 PM   #3
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The rear floor section on Australian 1933 and 1934 Ford is the only part of the floor that is made from steel, as shown in this picture of a 1934 Australian Ford Phaeton. You can see end part of the side wooden frames that has been cut off.
This car was a basket-case when saved, with the Tub Section separated from the body. The owner has since replaced this wood with folded steel, which will be much stronger than the original wood.
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:27 PM   #4
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I think its for the door pillar on a 3w coupe.
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:31 PM   #5
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This is what you have to contend with when building an Australian bodied 1933 or 1934 Ford. Notice the block of wood under the Centre Pillar Support, which is the same thickness as the sawn off side side rails, partly visible under the rear door. Folded steel is going to be used instead of the original wood. Also notice that the Centre Pillars on Australian 1933 and 1934 Fords are wider that the USA models. Also, our doors are shorter from top to bottom on account of the thick wooden floor.
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Old 02-18-2020, 11:54 PM   #6
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At any point in time during the 1933 and 1934 model years, the floors and subrails were basically the same for all of the passenger car body types and they are interchangeable. The tab in your photos only was present on Fordor and Phaeton bodies (the two passenger car bodies with four doors) manufactured in North America to support the aluminum sill plate in that depressed area to prevent the sill plate from being crushed for lack of support by entering and exiting overweight passengers.


Before someone points out that the station wagon also had four doors and much of their floors was unique, the key words above are "passenger cars". Ford classified the station wagon as a commercial vehicle, not a passenger car.
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David a bit off topic, but were all 33/34 sill plates aluminum or were some zinc as well?
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:26 AM   #8
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Michael,

I recall the engineering drawings at the BFRC specifying aluminum or zinc. I used the aluminum example as the originals I've seen have been of that material as I recall, but it has been a while since I had a reason to look.
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:06 PM   #9
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[ would think that Lawrie gave the correct answer in post #4. Regards, Kevin.
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:50 PM   #10
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Partially, yes, but that is the same pillar location for Tudor sedans and Victorias as well.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:28 PM   #11
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I remind to Mercman and Laurie that the car is a 1934 Fordor and made in usa.
I agree with David G that the kind of Bracket in the center could be for prevent the sill plate from being crushed.
But the two holes what are made for?
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:40 PM   #12
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I remind to Mercman and Laurie that the car is a 1934 Fordor and made in usa.
I agree with David G that the kind of Bracket in the center could be for prevent the sill plate from being crushed.
But the two holes what are made for?
Reread post numbers 4 & 10 which should give you a clue !!!
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