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Hot Rods '23 Model T build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cretin, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Beautiful house! Good luck with the move. Looking forward to seeing more updates.
     
  2. cretin
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    Thank you! I'm looking forward to being able to provide updates!
     
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  3. cretin
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    Hey, I actually worked on this thing a little bit.

    I’ve been pretty busy at the shop, and getting the garage and house all in order. Trying to afford getting the garage and house in order hasn’t sped up the process. I just got a shed to put my compressor in, and once I figure out how to sound insulate it, and can afford it, then the garage will have air and be functional, and I can get more done.
    Anyway, I got tired of not getting any car stuff done and stayed after work for a while on Friday to work on it.

    I’ve always liked how the Isky T quarters and rear panel tops were lowered. I think it made the car much sleeker and sportier.
    I wanted to do that, but not quite as much as Isky. I also wanted to retain more of the T DNA, and keep more of the sweep up in the top of the quarter panel, just a bit sleeker than stock.
    If I remember correctly the Isky T lowered those panels by 3”, I settled on 2”.
    Here is what I ended up with.

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    And here’s a sort of comparison to the other side which is still stock.

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  4. Nice to see you back on it Kyle. Looks great.
     
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  5. Finnrodder
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    Nice work!
     
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  6. The37Kid
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    Nice! I don't see any welds was this all Pullmax or bead roller work? Bob
     
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  7. cretin
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    Thanks Ian. It’s nice to be back at it and get something done. I’m going to stay late more often.

    I originally planned to make a new bead and weld it in, but decided that using the metal that was already there would work fine.
    I used the Pullmax. We already had a die for that body line from when we started the recreation of the Grasshopper how ever many years back. So, that saved me some time which was nice.



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  8. Anderson
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    I think I did about 2” lower on my old T. Looking good!
     

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  9. cretin
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    I didn’t even realize you did that to yours.
    That’s perfect then because yours is just what I’m after, it’s stock looking except it looks a bit better.


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  10. cretin
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    I got the other quarter, and the back panel trimmed and beaded.
    So next after some more repair to these panels, and some repair to the cowl, I’ll start making prices to connect the cowl to the quarters.
    Also, a newer kid working at the shop wants to learn more sheet metal shaping, so I’m guiding him a bit while he remakes the door.

    Although, probably after tomorrow, my after hours T party’s will probably be on hold for a couple weeks as we have to meet a deadline for the Street Rodder road tour car.
    I’ll get back on it as soon as possible though.

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  11. The37Kid
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    One stock door on the right or are you planning on two? Bob
     
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  12. cretin
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    Bob, I’ve gone back and forth on that decision for some time now. Someone originally tried to make a driver door on the car by just cutting the section out and attaching that sheetmetal piece back on the car with a set of cupboard hinges.
    Since that section was already removed, I originally thought I would make a driver door as well.
    But, I think that going back to stock makes more sense for the concept of the car. A kid in the 40’s putting together a car from junk yard parts to do some racing wouldn’t have gone through the trouble of making and installing a driver door.


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  13. The37Kid
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    230233.jpg If that kid found the body in Canada it would have the drivers side door too. :) Bob
     
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  14. cretin
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    Hey look, I actually worked on this thing a little bit. I’m trying to work in a little bit of work on it here and there.

    I got the cowl beads replaced. They still need a little bit of tune up, but I’ll do that when I have a helper to give me a third hand.
    I’m going to finish the front of them once I remove the firewall. And I’m going to finish the back of them when I start attaching the cowl to the rest of the body.
    I have a little bit more repair to do to the quarters, then I’ll start making the pieces to connect the quarters to the cowl.

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  15. Good stuff Kyle!
     
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  16. The37Kid
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    Just checking in to see the progress I missed, like the cowl work. Bob
     
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  17. Bugguts
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    Enjoyed reading the whole build thread. Glad your still finding some time to work on it.
    I want to do a metal T someday.
     
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  18. cretin
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    Thank you, although really, I’m embarrassed about my lack of progress on my projects.
    I’m just about to get two friends cars wrapped up and on their way back home, then I was to really focus on my projects.


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  19. cretin
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    Well, I finally have an update, but it is not a good one.
    The Model T project and my ‘54 Chevy project have come to an end.
    I lost my garage in the Lake Fire that is currently still raging.

    It is quite unfortunate about the cars, parts, and equipment lost, but I’m still here, and my house miraculously made it out unscathed.
    I can’t believe the house was untouched, and it’s completely surrounded by such devastation.
    All things considered, I am still quite lucky.
    Time to build a bigger garage, and start some new projects.

    Believe it or not, the T is in the foreground in front of the ‘54.
    I’m basically giving the same update on my ‘54 build page for the people who were following that.

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  20. The37Kid
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    Hart breaking, two of my favorite HAMB builds, hope the '36 3Window was safe some where else. Bob
     
  21. Stogy
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    Thoughts your way @cretin, your new pad too...:(...I know your house survived and you are okay but that just sucks Bigtime...I sincerely hope you had Insurance...I know your workmanship...those Cars weren't average by any means...and your equipment...damn...

    What a bitch of a year this is panning out to be...:(

    Despite the huge downer it's good to hear from you...
     
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  22. wheeltramp brian
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    Holy shit man that sucks!we've met and talked before awhile back.im up the road across from the bar and it may make it to me.let me know if you need anything.6618780676 Brian
     
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  23. Aaron D.
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    Man, sorry for the loss of you garage and cars. I'm so thankful that you and your family are safe.
     
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  24. Got' damn, man. That truly sucks. I'm so sorry.
     
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  25. badshifter
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    So sorry Kyle. I sent you a pm/conversation.
     
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  27. Glad you are okay and the house was safe. Sucks about the cars & tools but at least “stuff” can be replaced. You never get back your time & effort though.☹️
     
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  29. cretin
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    Thank you Stogy! I need to be more active here.

    Long story short, there is a silver lining to me being lazy with these projects as far as insurance goes. But it has also helped me realize I need to get more busy on my projects. I’ll update that soon.

    Once I can get that garage rebuilt, look out for some (what I think is interesting) stuff.


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  30. Stogy
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    I look forward to that Cretin...I enjoy your sharing of greatness here always...your upbeat Spirit is equally admirable...may the turnaround happen quickly for you...;)
     

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