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Projects 27 Model T Speedster build...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pennafxu, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. pennafxu
    Joined: Aug 20, 2010
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    from kentucky

    Thought i'd introduce myself. I've been a closet HAMB'er for a few months now ever since I purchased a 27' model T rat rod coupe... finally have gotten round to workin' on it. It's called "The Rusty Chum Bucket." I have a full blog with pics that I update weekly. If the admin have an issue with me referencing this I understand and please delete appropriately... Otherwise I feel it is an excellent resource for other HAMB'ers as I do all the work myself. This is my first car that I have built so it is an excellent challenge yet a fun experience...

    Please enjoy!

    You can find the blog on my website at: www.whiskycityleathers.com
    look under the current builds section, and enter blog and select "the rusty chum bucket"

    Best,

    Whisky
     
  2. chaddilac
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    Rule #1 No Rat rods....

    Rule #2 See Rule #1

    Hope you like it around here!
     
  3. pennafxu
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    It was purchased as a Rat rod, but is going to be transformed to a beauty... :)
     
  4. ClayPigeonKiller
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    pitchers?

    I know rat rods aren't H.A.M.B. acceptable, but we need to see a starting point. Progress pics. too.

    Welcome to the H.A.M.B.

    Adam
     
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  5. Spity
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    I lost interest navigating your website trying to get to the pics. Get a damn photobucket.
     
  6. Same here.Post your pictures on this site. I was looking for your INTRO.I guess you didn't do one.
     
  7. pennafxu
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  8. So, where's the picture of the whole thing?
     
  9. pennafxu
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    I need to take it outside tomorrow to start blasting the sheet metal. I will get some shots of it then for you... The shots of it right now have my kids in them, and I'd rather not post those.
     
  10. FoMoCoPower
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    You don`t blast sheet metal.
     
  11. pennafxu
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    i have an eastwood dual blaster, soda and sand... It has a proportioning valve so I will hit 80% soda as it also etches the metal without distortion on delicate 83 year old panels, I have also used it on fiberglass of all things at 100% soda...
     
  12. Spity
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    Usualy im the guy who doesnt give a shit, but that triple diamond grill should go back on an International.
     
  13. Dreddybear
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    Thats a sedan.
     
  14. pennafxu
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    Thanks, I'm new to this stuff...

    Best,

    Whisky
     
  15. lawman
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    Welcome. I would love to see your pictures on here.Tom (Tired Old Man)
     
  16. Oilcan Harry
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    Well I was with ya till ya got to the chop part. Why does everyone want to chop these things and obliterate the character the tall tops have? Tall Ts are wacky!
     
  17. pennafxu
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    well i'm still on the fence about that one... I might need to have a poll... I am still downloading pics and will be adding a commentary here soon.

    Best,

    Whisky
     
  18. txag01
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    Me too. Your website is awful to navigate.
     
  19. SinisterCustom
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    Rule #3. Never start a build thread without pics....

    Crap....I better throw my T body away then....:p
     
  20. pennafxu
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    okay here we go... General pics
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  21. pennafxu
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    identifying the bad spots and getting ready for soda blasting...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  22. pennafxu
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    Blaster...
    [​IMG]

    Aluminum Killed 18GA steel for patch work...

    [​IMG]

    TIG welding process will be used...[​IMG]

    Stay Tuned for more updates...:)
     
  23. pennafxu
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    as in Bad? or Good?
     
  24. kma4444
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    You shouldn't get bored this winter. Can't wait to see progress
     
  25. Dreddybear
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    You're gonna get some smart ass responses on here.. Alot of guys are weary of "johnny come lately" rat rodders that want to do it for shock value and it does get old around here. Just wade through it, it's sorta like hazing.

    Judging from what I see on your website, you do have the patience and skills to do something clean and follow through. Good luck, you have an infinite source of information and inspiration available here on the hamb if you stick with it. Looks like that body might have some surprises under that paint. Hope it works out for you..

    P.S. - Careful with that grill...it's easy to send the proportions of the car way off base when you start hanging stuff out there like that.. Maybe if you you sectioned it a tad and made the angle less severe?
     
  26. hasty
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  27. LANCE-SPEED
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    Can you post bigger pics in a wider format??
     
  28. It looks like you have everything you need to do a good build.If you get rid of its RAT persona it has the potential of making a decent rod. As others have already stated..........that grill has to go.Keep us posted
     
  29. crotex
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    You have a 26-27 T sedan. I would rather see it with an earlier style grill and not leaned back like that. I think that would help the proportions alot. Looks like a good start though.

    Don't say Rat Rod on here..you will get in trouble.
     

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