What do you call this thing? I have looked everyplace I can and still can't find a name! They go through the floorboard and the sides of the box are bolted to it. I need to buy 8 of them for my rebuild but can't find them online anywhere to purchase!
The flat part is 9" long. It is 7/8" wide. It is 1/4" think and sort of semi circle shaped and the round bottom is threaded.
Any leads for name or where I can get them would be greatly appreciated!
The threaded part goes through the floor and the flat parts hold the sides of the box together. On there outside there are also body braces. The top hole is riveted through the outside of the body through the body brace and the two lower holes are screwed in place.
I can't reuse them. a few of them broke off as I was removing the bolts.
Do you have a local custom machine shop. If you take one of the originals they might be able to fabricate some copies.
I would second this suggestion.
I haven't seen a lot of wagon boxes with outside bracing in that style. So I am going to say it isn't real common, because other wagon makers used other methods. Wood pieces were cheaper, faster, easy to replace at the farm without paying for it. However light wagons are not something I have paid a lot of attention to. Metal bracing might be more common than I think.
The bracing is attractive, gives it a bit of style. Check with Witmers Coach Shop on parts first, or as Christa said, use a local shop to make them up for you.
You can find the half round material used for rub rail caps on boats, in brass or chrome, your only trouble might be getting full round to half round, but a good machine shop is the place to go. If you can find a restorer of Model T era cars they should have a list of custom places that can do the work to show specs.