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Projects 25 T roadster gow job build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by olskool34, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
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    My wife took this pic last night, her camera takes much better pics than mine. Had to get in it and see how she feels. Can't wait to go down the road in this thing.

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  2. 117harv
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    WOW, spot on in every way...great pic.
     
  3. Alienbaby17
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    I'm a big fan of this build. You're doing an amazing job! I hope to one day build something similar. Nice work!
     
  4. flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

  5. olskool34
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    Thanks guys! Today I am going to play with the rear spring, it has no give at all being that the body is so light. It was a pickup chassis so it has more leaves than a passenger car spring. I also got my radiator support rods in so I am going to steal the brackets off a crappy A firewall I have and put them on the T firewall.
     
  6. Tin Lizzie
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    Amazing job Jeff !!!
     
  7. olskool34
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    Well I have no pics yet to show but I screwed around with the spring. It was a 10 leaf so I took it apart. Played around with the leaves for awhile and ended up getting rid of 5 of them. It dropped the back end around 1 1/2 and it now has some spring. It is still stiff but if I jump on the rear crossmember it now gives like a car should. I will snap some side pics tomorrow.
     
  8. crashbox
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    I found this thread this morning, went through the whole thing with a big cup o' coffee. Wow, this a great build, impressive stuff! Lots of nice details. Learning some things here.
    Motivates me to get out to the garage and get some dirt under my fingernails...
    Tom
     
  9. olskool34
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    Here are some pics from today. It still has a slight rake but not as bad. Found this late model A steering column drop and it fits like it was made for the T. Also got the radiator brace rods on. I still need to do a little work to the lower firewall area where the floorboard will go.

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  10. Looking good there fella!
     
  11. Limey Kid
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    That's it! Done. Leave it alone.
    I thought it would be better with the front dropped a little also, but it's not the first time I have been wrong, and probably not the last.
    With what at first glance seems just rubber rake really nails the look for the period.
    Well done. Will look forward to seeing it at Sins.
    You have made me really, really regret selling all of my early T sheet metal.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
  12. steel rebel
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    Perfect! I don't see anything that couldn't have been done in the '30s.
     
  13. olskool34
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    Do you know how many times I walked by your stack of tin in the swap area and thought I should buy it? Probably 5 times. I regreted not buying it! LOL. It will be at Sins for sure.
     
  14. Steel A Rod
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    Cool Photo!!
     
  15. Smack021488
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    nice man i really like this thing!!!
     
  16. woody58
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    Wow, I haven't been on the HAMB in a while,you really are a craftsman with metal. Looks great! Can't believe what you've done in such a short time. Sure am glad I sold it to you or it would still be sitting on my barn floor. The mice sure miss their home! Keep up the good work, it looks awesome. I'll send you some pics of the progress on my 48 Ford pickup project.
     
  17. 3wLarry
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    What happened to the T rear spring?...not gonna use it?


    ...and really cool build you have going.
     
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  18. Gremlinguy
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  19. AWESOME!!!! I will definitely be following your progress!
     
  20. olskool34
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    One thing about this build that has been bothering me was the dash. I thought at first that it looked perfect but the more I kept looking at it, the more it looked wrong to me. I recessed the panel in the dash and that is just not something that would have been done in the 30's so I cut it all out and started over.

    Today I tried something different and cut the outer flange off the A instrument cluster so it would be flat like the original T cluster. It is alot more simple and I think it looks "right" now.

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  21. bct
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    way cleaner ...good call
     
  22. Shaun1162
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    Boy does this roadster look cool- nice change with the dash as well... Looks clean and simple now.
     
  23. olskool34
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    Thanks, I am alot happier with the second try.

    Since the A gas gauge will not be used now, I got an old temp gauge from a hamber that I am going to run in the place of it and got this for the T tank. It is an original era accessory that I found. It screws in place of the stock cap and lets you know how much gas is in the tank. I took it apart and replaced the cork float and it works great!

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  24. flatheadpete
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    That guage rules!
     
  25. Bugsy
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    The dash is perfect now!! You just gave me a good idea for mine too!! Love the new pics!! Seeing it on the chassis and being able to roll it outside is like a real milestone in a build. Funny too how different they look in the sunlight and when you can get back away from it to see the proportions. EXCELLENT WORK!!!!!
     
  26. Bugsy
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    I so need one of those gas gauges for my tank!!!!!
     
  27. olskool34
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    I tried finding out more about it but didn't find much info. It's called the "little wonder"
     

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