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Old 01-24-2019, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Steering column circumference?

Can someone tell me the diameter of the steering column on a model T? My speedster project is going to have a different column, and I want to install a monocle on it, but since I don't have the monocle yet, I don't know what circumference to build the column.
Diameter or circumference, either one.

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Old 01-24-2019, 12:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steering column circumference?

The T column isn't round. It is kinda squished diamond shaped. So you would need to make your own mounting bracket if you are going to use a round column.
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:03 PM   #3
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I may have to order the monocle kit before I get started.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:45 PM   #4
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google Model T Ford monocle windshield, there will be lots of images of the mounting bracket that will give you an idea of what you would be working with.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:58 AM   #5
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I've done that but I don't really get a good idea of the dimensions.
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:55 PM   #6
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Default Re: Steering column circumference?

Here are the dimensions of the T steering column.


Lang's sells both a brass and an alum version of the monocle frame. The bracket will have relief for the horn tube.


Years ago used the alum one and painted it black. The clear shield was Plexiglas, as safety plate is a bit heavy for the clamp to hold it upright the wind. The plastic stood its angle with my road speeds back then




Lang's monocle, you can click on photos to enlarge and see the bracket up close.


https://www.modeltford.com/item/M2.aspx
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