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Featured Projects 26 Tall T Raked Hotrod Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 27Roadsterguy, May 3, 2018.

  1. tfeverfred
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    Would that be where a wiper would go?
     
  2. 27Roadsterguy
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    That was my thought, but haven't had any luck searching the web for info.
     
  3. PHIL COOPY
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    I have a 27..no notch.
     
  4. dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.

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    Hand wiper, probably an optional extra back then...
     
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  7. 27Roadsterguy
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    Cool I mighty leave it there then and just make a rubber grommet to seal it off later. I'm planning to run an electric wiper though, maybe it'll fit in the same place.
     
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  8. 27Roadsterguy
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    I got a really nice gas door/flap in the mail yesterday
     

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  9. a boner
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    Here is a pic to help you get the angle of the frame sweep.
     
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  11. 27Roadsterguy
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    Hammer and dolly work on the rear quarter panel turned out pretty decent today... Should be pretty good for the real body guy, when the time comes, but I still have plenty of rust repair to do yet...
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  12. 27Roadsterguy
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    [​IMG]
    Much better than the before...
     
  13. Or, whack off the top
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  14. 27Roadsterguy
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    Nooooo..... It's a cool look and I love roadsters, but the whole reason for the Tall T build is, because I love driving my cars, especially on out of town road trips to the bigger shows. Roadsters are just no good if it rains (J.M.O.). Heck, I'm actually planning to even install heat in this one.

    Actually, everyone keeps asking me how much I plan to chop it and I keep telling people I'm not. Fact of the matter is, almost everyone chops em'. Leaving it "Tall" is a big part of what I think will make this car stand out.
     
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  15. Atwater Mike
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    Right on! I had a tall '26 T coupe, full fendered. T fenders with T running boards and fairings, on a '29 Model A frame. Nice rake, (8.20 X 15 rear, 5.00 X 15 front) Fenders radiused tires perfectly.
    In Santa Clara in the '50s, this "Mad Rake" was referred to as a "Portagee Dip"! (not my wording, but refer to Johnny Perreira, "resident Santa Clara Hot Rod Portagee")
    -taught me every obscene thing I ever knew.
     
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  16. 27Roadsterguy
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    Well, not a lot to report here. I've been spending a lot of time with a body hammer and dolly, trying to fix dings, knock closed bullet holes, etc... It's funny, the more small dings I find and fix, it seems like I notice more and more of them. Maybe I'm o.c.d.

    On another note, I think I've decided to lock down the idea of putting together a nice little 283 Chevy for this build, I found a deal on a decent matched pair of original 327 heads ($50), so I'm going to take em' to the machine shop for a once over and some new valve springs, etc... I figure it's period correct for the build and it should have plenty of power for a light weight model T.
     
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  17. Cool! Very Cool!! Two things: 1) I thought where you have the body bracing was gonna be your chop :cool: glad you're not gonna chop it - I always liked channeled, unchopped cars. 2) I also like the little red Chevy 'unmentionable' ;)(Chevette) in the background of the pics where you just bought it home!!!
     
  18. 27Roadsterguy
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    so, I went to pick up those heads and changed gears slightly. The guy had a stack of heads sitting there (no hump heads though) and i went through the entire stack of heads checking numbers. I ended up buying a set of 14022601 heads, which, unless i'm wrong are the 305 H.O. heads. The cheat sheet i was looking at said they are 1.85 in 1.5 ex W/58cc chambers. I think these should flow excellent with my little 283 and a nice cam. Not to mention they'll help keep my compression in the 9.0:1-ish range, I believe. Any thoughts on these. I feel like I almost stole em'. The guy sold em' to me for $35.00
     
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  19. 27Roadsterguy
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    one piece at a time... I finally found the rear brace for the subframe. I had a guy ship it to me from Canada of all places.
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