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Projects '24 T Roadster build

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

  1. brad2v
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    Looking better all the time. I really love this car

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  2. Bugsy
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    This was a fun build to watch and turned out perfect. You nailed the era on this too. EXCELLENT JOB.
     
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  3. Runnin shine
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    Noooooo don't loose the Merc caps. Didn't you go some lengths to run or have a set?
     
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  4. Six Ball
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    Either way is classier than chrome steelies.
     
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  5. Those look great too! Did you ever find another turtle deck? I'm looking forward to seeing it get some junk in the trunk!
     
  6. Runnin shine
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    The frame is literally "in the weeds"
     
  7. dentisaurus
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    Love it


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  8. 3spd
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    Don't raise it! Mount a lawnmower blade under it and have the most badass mower on the block!

    Kidding aside - that car is damn near perfect in my eyes. Usually I can pick out atleast 10 things I would change on a car but I can't find any on yours.

    Ryland
     
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  9. 2OLD2FAST
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    Curious as to how much rear suspension travel you have without notching the turtle deck...
    dave
     
  10. Did you decide on a color?
     
  11. Runnin shine
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    What happened to the over under deck setup? I thought that was just about lack of time too?
     
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  12. davo461
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  13. Gary Addcox
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    Was it OLDS or Caddy at the finish ? Just gotta ask !
     
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  14. I had the same thing with my T I need to swap the T spring out for an A one as mine has sagged big time! I've now got a tail dragging roadster! Your T is looking perfect though.
     
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  15. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    now that the car is running, how is the sideways mounted '35-up box working out? any bumpsteer issues?
     
  16. TexasSpeed
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    I may have a spare T top spring leaf laying around if you still need one.. I'll look tonight.
     
  17. Deadelvis2000
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    from Austin, TX

    Anderson,
    I've got an exploded t rear spring in the shop. You're welcome to take a few leaves if you need 'em. Shoot a PM.
     
  18. steel rebel
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    You do have an eye Anderson. I see you have stepped back, way back and looked/starred at your roadster's profile. You'll be surprised how an inch up in back will change/improve the look. The engine will visually look almost perfectly level.
    Post more profile photo's when you do it.
    I too love the look of your roadster.
    Gary
     
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  19. falcongeorge
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    That's the answer I expected...;) You see the same thing on probably 60% of the early 50s built hot rods you look at. Contrary to modern, history revisionist hubris, those guys weren't all a bunch of total retards...;)
    I still remember what Jake said in R&C about his first midnight drive in the restored Niekamp car...
     
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  20. They are the best steering boxes I have one in mine that's converted to put the pitman arm down!
     
  21. orangeamcs
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    What steering box is on it again?
     
  22. TexasSpeed
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    If you haven't already taken up Elvis' offer, I can disassemble this for you if the top leaf is the one you're looking for.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1437701500.749795.jpg
     
  23. Tuck
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    @Anderson wow man... thats crazy- you're gonna have to call that car the "twizzler" (-: (-:
     
  24. falcongeorge
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    Man, that's kinda scary. I am doing a '39 convert (probably 1200lbs heavier than your car) with a pretty healthy 324 (4 94's, ported heads, 10.5-11/1, solid cam) and a side-shift cad coupled to a shortened torque tube, man if yours will pretzel one at 1800/2000lbs ish, whats mine gonna do to one at 3200lbs?...:eek:
     
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  25. Six Ball
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    Oh Lord guide and protect us. We've been eating brisket for breakfast.
    Wow! Thats a closed driveline? Made of toilet paper tubes? I've broken a lot of old Ford stuff behind stout engines but I've never done that. It'll make a nice floor lamp stand.
     
  26. volvobrynk
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    I've seen the same thing with a stock 1935 Ford truck fireengine. It sucks.
    But other then that you did a great job!

    I looks good, and if you can take you one hand of the steering wheel, all is well in the handling department

    Your friends got som nice cars too.

    It's beyond me why anybody what's to call there firm for ASS.
    I know a guy over here who called is firm for Max Motor service, and that's the Danish name for Launchpad McQuark, the guy from a cartoon series who crash most every time he lands. He didn't get much work, and a lot of laughter.

    That's beside the point, keep at it, and post plenty of pics!
     
  27. Six Ball
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    Sometimes it's hard to understand just how much work a particular piece is doing until it lets go. Someone once explained that the closed drive line system just pulls the car around by the motor mounts. I would have thought an axle key, U-joint, or gear would have gone before the tube.
     
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  28. Jungle Jalopy
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    Wow. The car car turned out great. Great fab skills and a keen eye.
     
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  29. RoddyB34
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    I was thinking my model A driveshaft might not hold up but that looks like exhaust tube,,,,,in regards to your original brake conversion that you didn't use what stopped you from using it because the backing plate part looked pretty good,,,I would like to do that with original drums,,,
     
  30. rod1
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    Such a bitchin build..Just wish there wasn't so many Xs for photos...
     

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