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Old 07-21-2008, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default Fiberglass Model T Coupe??????

Anyone know of a manufacture of fiberglass model t coupe bodies for sale?????? Something like the model a's bruiser offers?fficeffice" />>>
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:45 PM   #2
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I've never heard of a T coupe in glass. The OG steel ones are pretty easy to find and relatively inexpensive though. Find one with doors though. Buying the doors alone gets expensive!
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:48 PM   #3
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I've never heard of a T coupe in glass. The OG steel ones are pretty easy to find and relatively inexpensive though. Find one with doors though. Buying the doors alone gets expensive!
Are you part of Austin Speed Shop? I have seen alittle of what comes out of there on another site "chopper dogs" some pretty cool stuff!!! Kind of wanting a glass car. lighter....
Honestly don't know any better. glass seems easier to work to me. I own an english wheel, thats about it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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FWIW- Don't know of any current mfgs., but I came across this on e-bay the other day: item 330253608178. A Cal. Automotive coupe from waaaaaaaaaay back in the day.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:02 PM   #5
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FWIW- Don't know of any current mfgs., but I came across this on e-bay the other day: item 330253608178. A Cal. Automotive coupe from waaaaaaaaaay back in the day.
I saw that thing..... Really just want the body. Any opinions on the rest of the car?
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:04 PM   #6
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What are your plans for the build? They're so small and light anyway, I don't think weight will be an issue for you. Steel is the way to go. Fiberglass isn't bad, it's just different. I'll assume since you're on here that this is going to be a traditionally styled car? OG steel feels great, has soul and history....that to me just can't be duplicated. Resale value is always better too with steel. If you can use that english wheel than you'll be fine. Just start with a body that is something you feel comfortable tackling. Don't get in over your head. I've seen near PERFECT old steel 26-27 model T bodies go from $4K-$6K . I've seen useable ones that need some patch panels and a little love as low as $800-$1500.
Yes I'm at the Austin Speed Shop. Thanks man!
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:04 PM   #7
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I don't buy the lighter argument. There's not a lot in an early body, but when you put all the steel and wood etc into a glass body to make it useable they are often a fair bit heavier than a steel one. And street glass is a lot thicker than race car glass - or it should be!
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:05 PM   #8
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You might give Old Dog Street Rods a call and see if they're selling the glass T-coupe bodies. Looks like a decent deal if you don't have the time or means to find a steel one. Good luck and have fun whether glass or steel.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:10 PM   #9
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I have seen several glass T's. They looked like decent bodies but I have a steel one and wasn't interested. I didn't catch the name. They had them at the Pate swapmeet in April. I think they went for 4500-5000. if I'm not mistaken. TP
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:13 PM   #10
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model t heaven has a real one for 700 dollers why spend 5000 on glass (google it model t heaven )
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:14 PM   #11
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You might give Old Dog Street Rods a call and see if they're selling the glass T-coupe bodies. Looks like a decent deal if you don't have the time or means to find a steel one. Good luck and have fun whether glass or steel.
http://www.olddogstreetrods.com/bodies.pdf

Wow, I'm really surprised that someone is going to repop those in glass. I love T-coupes....but only when they're channeled and channeled well, hopefully their inner structure allows for that to be done easily. Don't know much about glass cars....
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:23 PM   #12
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Wow, I'm really surprised that someone is going to repop those in glass. I love T-coupes....but only when they're channeled and channeled well, hopefully their inner structure allows for that to be done easily. Don't know much about glass cars....
What do you mean by "Channeled Well" What should one look for? Next stupid question..... model a frame or model t? I'm wanting a a flathead with a t5, stright axel, and a nice chop.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:30 PM   #13
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Hes saying being able to channel it or drop the body over the frame so the body is closer to the ground buy rasing the floor boards . And i dont no if you can chop a fiberglass body or channel it and i dont want to find out
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:31 PM   #14
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A frame or build your own. T frame is junk.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:32 PM   #15
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model t heaven has a real one for 700 dollers why spend 5000 on glass (google it model t heaven )
Thanks for the lead. Any sujestions about this car?
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:37 PM   #16
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Thanks for the lead. Any sujestions about this car?
If you are going to build a car buy the real deal . The guy that owens model t heaven has been good to me . If you have to money try to find a complete car . If not get the 700 hundred dollor car and buy parts as you find then. It looks to be all there and they work with you on the shipping

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:38 PM   #17
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It needs some patch panels there cheap and doors are around and if you take your time you can find a deal on them. You need a welder !If you have the skills you can build a frame or speed way has frames for cheap money.

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:51 PM   #18
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in texas it is (rust no more) I think. they have a 32 5 window a t coupe a 31 pickup etc
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:41 AM   #19
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The doors are expensive. The last set I saw had a price of $ 1500.00 just for the two doors. Deck lids are tough to find too. I have two bodies, a 26, and a 27. Both will require lots of work. I'm hoping my Dad will build one, and I'll build the other one. http://www.olddogstreetrods.com/bodies.pdf Old Dog has one, I haven't seen it yet. Dean
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:56 AM   #20
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Russ NoMore Street Rods make em. Haven't seen one in person, but have always heard good things about their quality. And having done design work for them, I know they are nice people. Got em standard or pre channeled, starting at $4950.
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