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Projects '24 T Roadster build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Anderson, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618


    ^^ What Chad said!
  2. Very cool build!

    And it shouldn't get confused with my car, any more :)
  3. Awesome project!!!

    Subscribed! :)
  4. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,449


    Looking good Eric! Love that front axle
  5. Dennis Lacy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,105

    Dennis Lacy

    Really stoked to see an update, I'm very intrigued by this car since it's the first earlier T roadster I've seen on '32 rails.

    The new spring arrangement looks way cleaner. There would have been too much going on up front with the spring and headlight bar going across. You also gave yourself more realistate to get the radiator and shell put in place.
  6. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,422

    from Essex, Ma.

    Keep it up.
  7. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,982


    Whoa, I had no idea this was going on. Looks like it will be one bad little dude!

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  8. linkstar69
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
    Posts: 88


    Neat little car, I plan to do a very similar front suspension when I start on my modified.
  9. I love this build, but I'm not a fan of 1/4 elliptic springs on Ford front suspensions.
  10. From a Form standpoint, for me 1/4 elliptical springs with the Ford wishbone just doesn't look right, every time I see this type of setup I think why? This is totally a personal opinion. You are obviously happy with this suspension setup otherwise you would not have spent the time fabricating it, that is all that really matters.

    This again is totally a personal viewpoint, if I were to do a 1/4 elliptic front it'd be like an early 20s Chev

    Or like Miller race car from the 20s.


  11. shivasdad
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 561

    from Texas

    I think your take on the front springs is gorgeous. The mounts could be more refined, but the attachment to the axle is divine. I want to run quarter elliptics on a roadster when I am able to build one. Keep up the nice work.
  12. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,866


    Oh dang!! That looks slick Eric!!

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  13. cakes
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 564


    WOW, that axle looks great, I can't wait to see it chromed
  14. doubletubtrouble
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 129


  15. That turned out nice. Good Work.
  16. Really nice work, it will look great chromed, but to call it "devine" that a hot rod word?:rolleyes:
  17. That is just too sweet. It reminds me of the 25 T roadster I built, but yours is steel, and therefore infinitely cooler.

    FWIW...The wire wheels looked best on it.
  18. verno30
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,070


  19. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


  20. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,544


    My T has the doors closed and I thought about opening up one... Then I was fortunate to have someone let me get in thier car... The door is only wide enough to walk through... a royal pain to get out of and the structure was weaker... I would really think about why they were welded closed in the first place and what you would gain...
  21. draggler
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 238


    Oh damn ,late catching up to the build .
    Looks good ,with a cool byline story.
    That olds looks pretty sweet .
    Keep up the great work eric!
  22. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    This is going to be a good one. Can't wait to see it under power. Keep posting the progress as it's following somewhat a build I have had in mind for years and the parts pile keeps getting bigger.

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  23. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,162

    from NE Vic

    very nice.
    with 1/4 elliptics they'll twist/bind a little while moveing ?? I know that they are reasonably common, just curious

    Again looking good, like the way the mount looks!
  24. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,563


    Good work man. Glad you're back on it.
  25. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Your T sure isn't a cookie cutter car, and I mean that as a real compliment. Going to have a lot of details to look at that you don't see every day.:)

  26. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618


    Only one back tire, uh? So technically.. it's on three.

    You know Santa knows when you're lying, don't you? ;)
  27. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Really nice car.
    Are you going to address the turtle deck lack of clearance at the axle by raising it above the body line on the back panel a couple of inches or cutting notches in the sides of that deck? How about a gas tank?
    Curious too about the windshield? Looking for TX A/C with the upper swinging frame dropped down rather than using the lower fixed frame? Works for me.
    I gots to know.
  28. Hotrodhell35
    Joined: Oct 30, 2010
    Posts: 440


  29. shivasdad
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 561

    from Texas

    I think divine is a perfect word. If we use talents bestowed upon us by a higher power, then the results of that talent should be considered divine. And, I'm a hot rodder, and I said it, so there. ;)

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