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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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    In case anyone was wondering about the shifter cover...... The way I had to mount the shifter due to the floor being so close to the transmission I had trouble finding a shifter boot that would work, soooo.......I made one. You either love it or hate it. One thing I failed to mention was I installed a stereo amp under the dash to run my phone/Ipod through. I went ahaead and made the cover with a auxi port and charging port built into it that way I didn't have cords running across the floor. Works like a charm! A little modern but pretty much not in your face and not really noticiable.

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  2. VA HAMB
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    Just had to these "Then and Now" photos.


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  3. You were such a cute kid. What happen?:p
     
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  4. greaser
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    Hot rods and family... Great life!
     
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  5. VA HAMB
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    Beer, Cigars and Strippers! LOL!!!
     
  6. loudbang
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    Looks and sounds GREAT. WHEW I hope you don't normally get any significant snow fall in your neighborhood those are some hilly streets and a long driveway.
     
  7. 33Doll
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    What a Bitchin story! Sounds like were the same age! 51-Ish?
    Sounds similar to my story, except the car was my Pops, and I got to drive it.
    But now its mine!

    Awesome!
    I really like your early 60’s Show car look! Heavy flake and Reverse wheels!
     
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  8. 33Doll
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    33Doll

    That is just F-n’ Slick Right There!!
     
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  9. 33Doll
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    And here Im whining about the few patches I have to do!

    (Actually Im enjoying it now, that it moving along!)

    Excellent Work Man!

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  10. VA HAMB
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    Thanks 33 Doll! Yes 51! Just turned Sunday!
     
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  11. VA HAMB
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    So I did this comparison so you can see the difference in the chassis. I kept the same look like I wanted to but you can clearly see that the wishbones steering and rear bars were brought up a decent amount. You can also see how much the back of the body was dropped down. The best i can tell i dropped it a good 4" maybe more.

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  12. Tim
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    Looks fantastic, the shifter cover is clever and I love the then and now photos!
     
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  13. VA HAMB
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    Did this for fun the other day. I was at my Dad's house last week and found this jacket. Same Jacket, Same Boots, Same Car! 33 years apart!

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  14. That's a great comparison shot! I wish I had a picture of me with my 38 when I bought it 36 years ago.
     
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  15. 1low52
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    Early Todd- Proud and pumped up.
    Old Todd- Still proud and puffed up lol.
    Just kidding. You know I love yah buddy.
    (And yes I know your ten years younger and less puffy than me);)
     
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  16. VA HAMB
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    LOL! Funny Timmy! But the jacket still fits so..... :)
     
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  17. JUNK ROD
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    Whooa i just went trough the whole thread 13 pages!! Awesome car and story thanks for sharing. Dig the gold, really nice hot-rod man!!!
    Cheer
     
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  18. VA HAMB
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    Thanks Junk Rod! I appreciate that!
     
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  19. 33Doll
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    33Doll

    Hey there Todd!
    What size Are your rear tires and rims?
    Are they Reversed?
    I got a problem on my 33, the axle is 60 inches wide, so I can only run narrow reversed rims, and still tuck the top of the tire under the fender lip hopefully.
    I’m looking at series 64 wheel vintiques 15 x 7 reversed with a maximum backspace of 3 1/4. I’m looking at a Coker Classic H 78 28.36 inches diameter, I think would work I was just wondering what size yours is? You don’t have fenders so, you don’t have to worry about it!
    Thanks Rick!
     
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  20. VA HAMB
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    I'll have to go home and l@@K. I can't remember exactly. They are NOT reveresed. Just a straight ford rim plated. I think I got them from Coker maybe Summit but pretty sure the rims are Vintiques.
     
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  21. MMM1693
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    Once again Todd great job!
     
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  22. -Brent-
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    Really neat hot rod. I got sucked into the story and have been reading it all over the last few days. From the first post where you said not to expect a professional level, I kept seeing proof that you've got more skill than you lead on. You handled a lot of solutions really well. The car really came out well.
     
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  23. VA HAMB
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    Thanks Brent I appreciate that coming from someone with your skill set!
     
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  24. VA HAMB
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    Thank you!
     
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  25. VA HAMB
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    Did a little final photo shoot this weekend!

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  26. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    This looks awesome
     
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  27. 1low52
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    My contribution:cool:
     
  28. 1low52
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    This blasted, button pushin, !!/! thingy. Sorry! I think it came trough this time lol
     
  29. loudbang
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  30. 1low52
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    Ha, ha! Here is one take a little earlier same day before sunset lol TD.JPG
     

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