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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. VA HAMB
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    well history was made today! After 4.5 years she finally moved on her own. I had been battling some valve train issues but she’s sounding great now. Just need to do a little more to the brakes.
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  2. greaser
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    Great job Todd. Looks awesome top to bottom, inside and out. Would love to get a little video so we can hear those headers!
     
  3. Stogy
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    Wow and Congratulations @VA HAMB...you nailed it...What a Cool Hotrod...time to Varoooooom...:D
     
  4. Tim
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    Heck yeah!
     
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  5. Stogy
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    I have to say the Chrome Reverse are one of the most Iconic Rims in Hotrod...I certainly think they are Classy and Nasty at the same time...

    @VA HAMB what brand and age are those Shiney Shoe holders?
     
  6. loudbang
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    Gold really pops in this photo. You going to put some bolts in the turn downs LOL. :rolleyes:

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  7. coupe33
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    The interior is great. I guess I can give a shot on doing my T next winter or later.
     
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  8. VA HAMB
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    Lol. Set screws with acorns. Might do it a little different after I blast them and repaint. IMG_20200313_115353.jpeg

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  9. VA HAMB
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    Coker. I bought them back in 06

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  10. flatheadpete
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    Dang...knocked that one outta the park! That gold is killer!
     
  11. 1low52
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    Four and a half years is a long time in 'old man years'.
    Did you have any trouble getting in and out? Jalopy Showdown 2007 100.jpg
     
  12. Stogy
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    Just to be clear I'm talking rims not tires...Coker sells chrome reverse? Sorry I used slang terminology in my initial question about the rims...

    I think the Piecrusts look awesome against the Gold and Chrome as well.

    Update...I see them available thru the Website...the pic is a multi lug pattern but I suspect single bolt patterns are available as the extra holes don't do them any justice and if I ran them it would be capless as you did...
     
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  13. VA HAMB
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    Yeah, I knew you meant rims. Pretty sure I got them at Coker but I might have gotten them at Summit. Been so long I can’t remember I guess.
     
  14. VA HAMB
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    Oh I got in ok Timmy! Lol! I ain’t done yet!
     
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  15. VA HAMB
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    It was a good day to do a little cleaning. Even drove the coupe down to get gas today. I’ll venture out a little more later.
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  16. razoo lew
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    Good story, good car!
     
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  17. The smile on your face is that of a proud Dad!. :) Todd, I didn't think you could make that little Hot Rod any COOL'er than it aready was. But ya did. { Great Job!!! }
     
  18. Roothawg
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    This threw me a bit. I hadn't checked in on the build in a long time and the color changed. I had to go back and see what happened.
     
  19. 1low52
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    I have it from a 'reliable' source that when these pictures were taken a new tag line was created lol
    Here it is....
    'While I posed for pictures with my cars my wife stated,
    "You sure do have a hard on for your cars", I replied with a honeymooners smile, "YES I DO!"
     
  20. Stogy
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    @VA HAMB that Rad Shell...what's the story on it...I'm gonna Stogy guess and say it is a nod to A Bone but in this case it would be T Bone...I snooped around the thread for mention but have come up empty...please do tell...looks like a nice little white bone would fit in there or is it a Bowtie...:D
     
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  21. VA HAMB
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    Lol. I’m not sure what you mean?
     
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  22. VA HAMB
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    Well due to the panic going on, my sons baseball season was cancelled so he was able to come by and take it out for the first time. Great hot rod dad moment. I have video but can’t seem to post it.
     

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  23. Stogy
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    GB.jpg

    :rolleyes:...Theres actually 2 Items that separate this from the Average T Shell...1- the curvature the red arrow is pointing to is somewhat reminiscent of the 28 Ford and the bone shape where a Ford Logo would reside But in 27 it was Stamped into the Shell...I like the Chrome and the Design it's got a unique style...

    I have found the Answer...:eek:...Alchemy mentioned Peerless and no doubt you did as well I searched it out but these details were what I was wondering about...

    Peerlaess.jpg

    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/a-cooler-cooler/

    About the Slang Term given by Hotrodders...

    Quoted...

    The Ford Model A (also colloquially called the A-Model Ford or the A, and A-bone among rodders and customizers)[3] was the Ford Motor Company's second market success after its predecessor, the Model T.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_A_(1927–31)

    Hey there's even a Thread on it...:D

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/a-bone.1092003/

    Credit to Photographers, Owners
     
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  24. VA HAMB
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    Yeah. I know what a bone means but couldn't figure out what you were referring to. Your question makes sense to me now. Lol

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  25. Stogy
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    VA, I see a void on top of the Peerless Shell...:)...here's a couple of links to give inspiration to one of the finishing touchs...one was just posted by @loudbang recently below...man that's Art...the Photographer nailed it too...

    41 int.jpg

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/just-louvers.1028008/page-53#post-13477042

    And further to that here's a link to an interesting Thread on Caps to help wet the Whistle...;)

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/cool-vintage-radiator-caps.1103166/

    I think your situation is much like mine with a filler behind but the shell still wears its Lead that really caps the look off and parts the Wild Road ahead...T Era Hotrods wear a bold cap well...

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    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/cool-vintage-radiator-caps.1103166/page-6#post-13206710

    You and your son have alot to look forward to this year...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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  26. loudbang
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    You have to put up on something like youtube first then you can put it here. :)
     
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  27. VA HAMB
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    That's what I was thinking about YouTube. I'll put them all on there. Stay tuned.

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  28. VA HAMB
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    Thanks for the info Stogy. I have been looking for just the right rad cap for thirty years. I guess I better go ahead and make a decision huh? Lol!

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  29. greaser
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    This hot rod doesn't need one of those over-done, winged or nose thumbing, shirt ripping, triple chrome plated street rod jobs. Keep it simple.
     
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  30. VA HAMB
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    Here you go. Live in Stereo!
     

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