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26 T gow job build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by olskool34, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. olskool34
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    I have been wanting to do one of these for so long and the perfect car came up for sale. Plans are a model a chassis and engine, juice brakes, lowered a ton, 21 inch Model A wires with stock 4.50-21 tires, a mild chop (5 inches) and that is about it. I want it to look something like Clayton's T but in a coupe version. My Wife took this picture of it today, as it landed from N.Y. state.

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  2. tfeverfred
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    That's going to be a ton of fun! Looks nice and straight. Good luck with it.
     
  3. olskool34
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    I picked up a Model A chassis that had been converted to Juice brakes at some point in time. Looks like a nice job, they used 46 spindles on the A axle up front. Motor turns over nice and has good compression. My pops came over today to swap the body over to the A frame. The body fits the frame like it was made for it. This build might go a little slow as we are also building an A coupe at the moment.

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  4. Whoa! Is that the MC mounted on the frame?
     
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  5. olskool34
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    Yeah, I am going to change that but it must have worked! They modified the e-brake rod to actuate it with that big long rod.
     
  6. racur96
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    from tn

    Looking like its off to a good start.
     
  7. panhead_pete
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    Wow great score on the body. Good looking project.
     
  8. Great start with that body, like the sound of your direction on the build. Very nice. JW
     
  9. Good decision to make her a gow job - when done properly - they are are step back in time - look forward to seeing your progress.

    Best,
    John
     
  10. ScottV
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    This is one I will be watching ... plans for the build plans for the banger ???
     
  11. Ghost of ElMirage
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    Agreed good luck I am subscribed

    Ghost
     
  12. 60 Belair
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    Looks like another badass T will be built
     
  13. Blind Elwood
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    Why? It's cool the way it is.

    Elwood
     
  14. I always like the T coupes,,subscribed! HRP
     
  15. lahti35
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    Sweet! I'll be watching this one, i'm starting my own T build after the new year... You're only a few hours away to the west of me too!
     
  16. Like a few others have said, wow, that is a great body to start with.
     
  17. olskool34
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    Plans for the banger are a 38 trans I have with a clings adapter. (have one in my 29 coupe and love it) A high compression head and homemade header. Plans for carbs are undecided at the moment.

    It was the best body I have seen in a long time and the price was right. The chassis should net me most of the money I need to build it. I might move the motor back in the chassis because with the rear wheelwells lined up with the rear tires, I am about 4 inches short in hood length and I think there is the room to move it back and not touch the firewall. I want to run the T hood and grill/radiator.
     
  18. 1927 T Coupe on a banger powered A frame? Dreadful idea...

    Best we stay in touch then!
     
  19. SOHC427
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    Very Cool, and a great start. That is a really clean Coupe, for where you are at. Where did it come from?
    Eric
     
  20. 50Fraud
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    I'd use 16" Kelseys rather than the 21s, but I like the rest of your plan a lot.
     
  21. MrModelT
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    I LOVE this idea and can't wait to see how this turns out!.....also flattered at being a bit of the inspiration behind it :eek:

    What are doing as far as body mods? Chop it or leave it? Didn't think chopping it would look good until I messed around with it myself....

    No chop:
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    Minimal 2" or 3" chop:
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    I think the most minimal 2" or 3" chop really keeps the proportions and profile in check.....while not making it look too "outlandish" with a 60's 6" or 7" chop that has become synonymous with these coupes over the years.

    Just an idea

    Love the idea and the progress...keep up the good work! :D
     
  22. MrModelT
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    I like a nice set of Kelsey's....but they would really look out of place on a true late 20's early 30's "Gowjob". Model A 21"s would look perfect on a lowered and fenderless chassis.
     
  23. olskool34
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    Clayton, that last pic is the exact vision I have in my head, thanks for that! I am sticking with the 21's because I think any other wheel will look wrong. I know the brakes are a little too new for the build but they were on the chassis when I bought it, plus getting it to sit so low and running the mechanicals would have been tricky.
     
  24. modelAsteve
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    Sure like the way the 21's fill the rear wheel well! How about some white walls? Don't forget the prettest Ford Wheel- the 17". Think about a spare also.
     
  25. MrModelT
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    Sure the brakes may not be exactly period, but really...who cares when safety is concerned. They can be dressed to look old if needed, but being able to stop the car safely is important.

    Besides...all the work has been done to convert it and those Masters/wheel cylinders look old enough they could pass off as a mid to late 40's retrofit.
     
  26. MrModelT
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    Yeah...gotta say the 17" are a nice looking wheel....but for that early "Gowjob" look....nothing fits better then a set of 21"s. As you said, they just fill the wheel wells SO nicely! That is why I wanted them on my roadster:

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    Oh and here it is with Wide Whites...
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    :D
     
  27. olskool34
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    Not digging the whitewalls. I have brand new blackwalls on it now.
     
  28. MrModelT
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    Wide Whites just don't look right....blackwalls are the way to go.
     
  29. tfeverfred
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