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Technical 26T Coupe Of My Youth Gets A Re-do! (build)

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by VA HAMB, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. 51box
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
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    51box
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    from MA

    Looking good, nice job on the top.
    If you go on Amazon and type in AGM battery tender or trickle charger, there are tons of options. The one I got was only about $35 and it works great.
     
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  2. Nice job on the top! Looks great.
     
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  3. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
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    I fabbed up a trans cover and installed the header panel I covered. Got the wiper motor going and mirroe installed. Also got the dome light wired up and working.

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  4. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
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    Doubt anyone is interested (except maybe Ronnie! :) ) but I found these yesterday in box. Photos I took in photog class in highschool. (1985) I traced the photos onto paper for a monotone sketch look. I eventually copied this onto the cover of my denim notebook. Which I still have. I'll have to go find that to add to the collection. I'm trying to put all of this together for my son so he'll have the complete history.


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  5. 1low52
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    Lotsa history! Lotsa fun! IMG_2734.JPG
     
  6. Stogy
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  7. Tall t 26
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    Nice job. Great build and awesome pics. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  8. 1low52
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    Lookin forward to more cruisin and memories witya DSCF2293.JPG
     
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  9. VA HAMB
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    Mee too Timmy!! Had it running yesterday! The acelerator pump wasn't working so I have to take carb off and give it going through.
     
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  10. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/vvQ6UxuuCqkFGNJr5
    Well, it started. It ran for a while, although a little rough. We had a flaot that was stck so took the top of the carb off and cleaned out the bowls and jets and fixed the float. When we tried starting it again it ran for about a minute and stopped. Turned out the pump wasn't working so i I'll have to tear it all the way down and give it a good cleaning and maybe a new pump. the old ethenal gas does wonders on this stuff!
     
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  11. VA HAMB
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    Other than starting it, the only thing I got done was the door trim tops. Didn't really have the $$ for some repops so i took some bent sheetmeatal i had and made some. Better than the step railing that was there before.

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  12. Thanks for the updates Todd. 2020 is gonna be our best year ever! Yeah those sketches and photos are GREAT. Now all you need to do is get a flat top hair cut! { KOOLEST HOT ROD ! }:)
     
  13. VA HAMB
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    Not much to report. I did get it running last week but wouldn't idle. Turns out the little ball under the squirters is missing. Not sure how that happened but new one on the way. Plus I switched manifolds from the last time I got the engine going and this one is leaking water from the rear corner so out it came and back with the old. I did get some more panels done.

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  14. VA HAMB
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    Well I have been working on the interior. Not really something I would wish for but with limited funds you do what you gotta do! When I got the car out of storage the first time in 05 I had a bench seat recovered and the doors done. When I redid the car the door panel no longer fit and the old holes from the screws showed so i had to redo them. i did the door panels back the way they were in the 70's i would have done it in black but since the seat was white i stayed with it. Took me forever to find some buttons! (I can't find the original ones)
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  15. loudbang
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    Looks good. When you are driving it you won't even think about them :)
     
  16. VA HAMB
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    Originally the rear glass was put in with an RV gasket. I thought this time I would put it in the original way but wasn't sure how to do it. I don't have an original frame to mount it or the money folks are asking for one. The repops are fiberglass so that was out. So I had new glass cut and put the rubber on it and made a rear panel to hold it in place. I kind of over id it with screws so it looks like shit but it works great!

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  17. VA HAMB
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    I really struggled on how to do the rear corner pieces. I finally saw an upholstery site where they talked about using ABS Sheet to mold shapes so i cut out a piece and heated it and rolled it over my leg and covered it. Worked like a charm!!

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  18. VA HAMB
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    Here is a better view of the back glass installed


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  19. Interior looks period perfect!
     
  20. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
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    Car looks awesome. Interior work turned out really good, you are doing a great job. I'm in the same boat as you, I can't afford to have mine done so you are giving me inspiration.
     
  21. VA HAMB
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    Thanks for all the nice comments. I did the best I could with what I had. IMG_20200222_171818_390.jpeg IMG_20200221_185834.jpeg IMG_20200221_185916.jpeg IMG_20200221_185024.jpeg IMG_20200221_190554.jpeg

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  22. jtbender
    Joined: Feb 4, 2011
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    T's are cool. Everyone should have a T. I finished this 26 three years ago. IMG_0658.JPG
     
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  23. MMM1693
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    Nice job on the interior, great job on the whole car.
     
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  24. 1low52
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    The white steering wheel looks great.
    Instead of a tissue box you're going to need a gl0ve box (literally) lol.
     
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  25. Tim
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    Man I haven’t been getting update notifications! Guess I’ve got some catching up to do
     
  26. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
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    You sure nailed the color, couldn't look any better.
     
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  27. coostv
    Joined: Aug 16, 2009
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    Car looks great! Makes me wish I could fit in one somewhat comfortably, lol.

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  28. Great story, Great build, Great color, Great history, Great Rod, and a Cool owner. Now let the FUN begin !!!!
     
  29. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    I Love all things that are homemade, that includes your interior, the true meaning of Hot Rod.
    Great job brother!!!
     
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  30. That is a bad a$$ little hotrod!
     
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