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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Anderson, Aug 21, 2012.
Put a SCTA spec rollcage in it and I will buy you a beer in August.......
I have no idea what you are talking about....
I'm surprised I missed this build. This will be a cool ride when done Eric!
man this thing is looking good
The relocation of the turtle deck looks spot on.
You can get a tank in there. Just have to get creative!!!
This is awesome. You're doing a great job! Glad the turtle deck is staying. Can't wait to see an update.
You're welcome for the turtle deck advice. My friend Burl has been doing this on Ts for decades. His Track Car has the double deck at the rear and was built in 1969.
With the turtle deck raised and capped on the bottom by an underpiece based on a stock deck you could extend the frame rails out back along the rear deck perimeter giving you a nice structure for battery box, gas tank. and lower "panels" to make the rear compartment at least water-resistant.
Making a "lower" deck requires some serious surgery on the deck to get it "flattened" on the top(now bottom) and easier to end bottom deck at the axle and make insert panels to run from there to the body ducktails.
Word! You could build a tank to whatever shape you need. It could fill a certain spot and make the most available room that you have. You know, like for beer and assault rifles......
Tim built mine out of aluminum for the race car. He told me to quit being a pussy and make one!!
Maybe you said it earllier; what colors you goin' with?
Anderson, you may find it surprising, but that's EXACTLY what I was thinkin, too: Chrome solids would really set it off.
Nice brakes great idea!
The high deck looks very good, I've seen a few higher than that and they still look cool. Nice build, Gary.
Way cool build, will be keeping a close eye on this T !! JW
What a grouse looking jigger!
I'm loving the way that this is going!
got me watchin'.i gotta get a t roadster!
I don't know what that means but I think means it's pretty damn slick !!
The turtle deck looks perfect on there!
This is turning out great! I have often looked at those original pictures when Tardel had it and wondered whatever happened to it. It was one of my favorite early T's then and it still is now. Keep it up!
How about sectioning it to the same visual depth of the frame rails? Kinda continuing the flow of the frame.
I think it looks pretty damn good as it is!
WOW! I like that perfect......post more pictures...
My gas tank is also the passenger side seat riser.
Just went through your build and agree with most that what you are doing is very neat! I do also agree with some that the 1/4 elliptic front spring set up is just not my cup of tea, it is just so hard to make it look "right"?. But your pick of engines is perfect, I have always loved the early 303s ! Don't rush it, the time is in the details but it is the details that make it neat. Great job!
With the 2nd body line removed it's perfect!
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