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Projects 1924 Model T CoupeSter Project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 60galaxieJJ, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. 60galaxieJJ
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    Well ive been itching to get one for a while and i finally found one in my price range and in amazing shape. It was a coupe that the top was taken off to make into a roadster. I plan on turning it into the roadster it was meant to be. :D
    Heres what I went and saw...
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    All the fenders and splash aprons and body panels are in great shape so a deal was struck and it came back with us.
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    The plans for it other then drive the shit out of it are...
    Model A springs and axle
    Box and use the T frame
    Slight Z in the frame
    223 inline 6 (out of my galaxie)
    I dont know if Ill run then fenders or not
    Either steel wheels or ford wires
    Louvers

    Heres just a little at work doodle (yes i know i stretched the hood)
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    This will be a slow winter build
    Codename: The Trailer Trash T
    Mock up coming soon...:D
     

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  2. Metal work looks real good, best of luck with the project.
    Just love Model "T"s:)
     
  3. 60galaxieJJ
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    the metal is in AMAZING shape just a couple 1 inch cracks that can just be welded back together.
     
  4. Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    There have been a few T's turned into roadsters over the years that I remember from the little books. They actually make a cool body when done right. That body you got looks amazingly good.

    That sure is a Monster Tach up on the cowl ! :eek::D

    Don
     

  5. 60galaxieJJ
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    Lol that was one of the headlight buckets. The even had the hadlighttl rings with glass!
     
  6. HighSpeed LowDrag
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    Metal looks nice. Really nice. Is there any of the wood left? If not, are you going to replace with wood or metal, or do you know yet?
     
  7. 60galaxieJJ
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    There's very little wood left but I'm planning on replacing it with metal
     
  8. Hackerbilt
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    Do a HAMB search for the "Roach Rod".
    Member SamIyam built it.
    Wicked little machine...
     

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  9. Dynaflash_8
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    Theres no wood left. JJ and i are gonna build it. Gonna build a full subframe for the body outta 1x1 and use conduit to roll the top edge around the seat.
     
  10. 60galaxieJJ
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    thats pretty sweet ill look into that right away
     
  11. J scow
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    I think I'm having regrets.
     
  12. 60galaxieJJ
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    dont worry i might just let you drive it
     
  13. Bwhahahah. Fuck that shit, you got enough junk. Fix my RPU....I need something to drive to the part store next summer. ;)
     
  14. You guys like how I custom built the rear of the body? :D
     
  15. 60galaxieJJ
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    You mean the wood poles holding it together?
     
  16. Yeah, with the broken off plastic bits as washers.
     
  17. chaddilac
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    Very cool! I've got an extra quarter if you need it?
     
  18. 117harv
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    I have extra quarters, trunk lids and doors if needed.
     
  19. 60galaxieJJ
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    Yea that was a pretty slick move lol

    Hmmm I don't think ill need it. This one is in pretty amazing shape. But ill keep u in mind if I do.
     
  20. 60galaxieJJ
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    What kind of shape is the trunk? If you could upload a pic to me that would be awesome
     
  21. 60galaxieJJ
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  23. 60galaxieJJ
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    i wish the build thread on it got transferred over to the new hamb i never got to see the build :(
     
  24. TexasSpeed
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    Me either. There are still some build shots here and there if you look hard enough. Some good stuff in the link I posted up.

    What I've learned from digging through the old HAMB is that they didn't really do build threads back then. They posted updates in separate threads pointing out what they did but no one kept one consecutive build thread. The earliest they began keeping consecutive build threads were probably about 2004-2005.

    If you dig through SamIYam's old threads in his profile, there are some threads with the RR in them with bits of information and stuff.


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  25. 60galaxieJJ
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    I didn't know about the RR before I got this T but now I think I've found and read almost every article on it lol. I love that he used the T frame.
     
  26. TexasSpeed
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    I'm curious as to how much recess in the firewall you'll have to put in to clear the inline 6 if you run a stock length T frame. :)
     
  27. 60galaxieJJ
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    Yea I was wondering the same thing. I still need to mock everything up. I could always stretch the frame and and Hood.
     
  28. HighSpeed LowDrag
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    Pictures of the process would be awesome.
     
  29. 60galaxieJJ
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    Little bit of a update!
    Did some parts collecting and searching. Went to to local vintage car yard and found a wish bone and some pretty kool lights. Ill probably either but and red bulb in the lights of shoot red candy paint in them or on them. I have no clue what these lights are off of but the should look pretty damn sweet. Mabe someone on here will know.
    I also bought the trunk pieces from 117Harv.
    My best bud Marty donated a rear cross member and a axle.
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    Hopefully i cant start doing the sub frame soon. I cant wait to start up on this thing. :D
     

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  30. 60galaxieJJ
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    Just tore into the mystery backup lights that will be my tail lights and did a TON of research on them to come up with nothing. the only markings they have are "unity 4865 model C"
     

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