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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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  2. 421-6Speed
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    I really enjoyed reading your thread, the history and your sons involvement is great. Keep up the great work.
     
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  3. 1low52
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    Found this picture of us stopping for gas on our way home from cruise in taken many moons ago.
    You gotta paint it yellow again. Right? DSCF2293.JPG
     
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  4. fiftyv8
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    That pic there reminds me of the T coupe of Mercury Charlie in Austin TX.
    Totally different colour and engine but just has some similarities.
    Maybe it is just the wheels and stance.
    Charlie's coupe is long gone to CA now and I heard was also being rebuilt by the new owner.
    Stick with yellow it is iconic for the history and ownership of your coupe.
    Keep up the good work, it will be worth it.
     

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  6. VA HAMB
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    So working for a University I get a lot of time off at Christmas. I usually will put 10+ hours a day in the garage so I'm almost glad to be back to work. I did get a lot done and have the first coat of paint on the car. Photos of that later. I had been putting off cutting on these doors but it was next on the list. The passenger door had some damage on the inner top that I wanted straightened out. The oldest son also came in from school and peeked in the door long enough to grab this photo. :)

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  7. Todd, I hope that your Wife peeks in on you as well, and brings you a sandwich every now and then! Lol I'll add a few photos I took when da Moose and I visited your Cool garage. The T is really looking great! Can't wait to see what color you chose. ;) RON.....
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  8. VA HAMB
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    Cool. Thanks Ronnie! No she does not check on me and I get on her about that. LOL! I always tell her I could be lying in there dying! I think she wishes sometimes! :)
     
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  9. Tim
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    Looking good :)
     
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  10. VA HAMB
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    He's a little bigger than when we started. :)

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  11. VA HAMB
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    Well We had decided on red oxide for a color because my buddies were giving me shit about flat black. When my son saw the photos he asked "Do you like it?" Well, you know what that means....He hated it and didn't want to say. My wife said it looked like a "rolling turd!" so on to plan "B"


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  12. VA HAMB
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    I took a break from paint and did a little wood work for a while to have it done before I painted again. Plus I found the correct rubber and went ahead and installed the rear glass. Probably should have waited till after paint but I was afraid I would fuck the paint up installing it.

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  13. VA HAMB
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    Covered the header panel cover.


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  14. VA HAMB
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    Had MLK day off so I went over to the Machine shop where I used to work and they let me use a mill to make my new dash. Would like to have gone away from wood but hey, it's a mid to late 60's vibe so it fits well I think! Especially once I am done with it.

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  15. Tim
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    I like those knobs in the dash, care to share where they came from?
     
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  16. VA HAMB
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    Man, I bought these about 12 years ago and can't remember. It was from a web site that sold street rod supplies. Should be able to find them. Sorry I'll try to find them again.


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  17. goldmountain
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    What was wrong with yellow? Now it looks like a Boyd car.
     
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  18. VA HAMB
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    Obviously you look at photos but don't read. The car will be painted. Color not yet decided.

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  19. Tim
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    Yeah, cuz boyd was primarily known for building primer brown basic hot rods lol
     
  20. mcsfabrication
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    I know it doesn't matter, but I myself like your color of primer!
     
  21. VA HAMB
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    Well........ This was plan "B" but When I sit late at night smoking a stogie and thinking the car just doesn't look happy black either. I am going to have to paint this car nice. Now just what color?
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  22. Some ideas, It's not my money.:rolleyes:[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  23. goldmountain
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  24. Fabber McGee
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    What's wrong with yellow?
     
  25. Beautiful Iron
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    I think a faint pearl yellow would look cool.
     
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  26. Tim
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    Or a burnt mustard color similar to the color bad news is painted?
     
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  27. yukon ratrod
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    Beautiful job! I was waiting to see your color choice. After all that labor of love she deserves a beautiful paint job. Awesome build!
     
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  28. mkebaird
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    I'm with yellow LOL, lots of possibilities ...
     
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  29. 1low52
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    YELLOW! So let it be written. So let it be done. Father Tim has spoken. ;)
     
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  30. AHotRod
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    Great work, deciding on color is the most stressful decision, yet in the end just do it what makes you smile when you think of it and that will be perfect.
     
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