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27 T Coupster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by benflathead, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. benflathead
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
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    New Project time AGAIN:rolleyes:

    So I picked up the remains of another T Coupe a while back. Want to build a 27 roadster but like the shapes of the coupe so the plan is to cut the top off. Going for a 60's show car sort of theme. White with purple lacework panels, white interior, dash made from the grill of a ford twin spinner, V 12 lincoln with 6 chromed 94 holleys ect ect

    Little bit like this sort of theme....


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    Started to knock together a set of rails as the bloody engine is too big for me engine stand.

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    05-08-2011 11:39 AM
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    Now to add the engine....
    Gearbox is a 4 speed overdrive auto out of a toyota. This one will be for the wife to drive. No gears.

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    05-08-2011 11:49 AM
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    me old man pete came round the other night and while mum and my wife wife were inside watching crap reality TV we snuck out and ripped the heads off the old girl....may need a ridge removal tool????


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    Put the heads back on and let it soak for a couple of weeks with a mixture of acetone and tranny fluid. Pulled the sump and dropped the crank out. Crank and rods are perfect no rust will need to get the whole lot cleaned up but a lot better than expected. Tapped the pistons out easily with the crank removed and pulled most of the valves out so far. All the internals are still useable. Looking good.

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  2. benflathead
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    Stock 40 ford brakes with original arms in place. No good with dropped 4-inch stock axel.

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    Original hacked off and new dropped steering arms bolted in place.


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    Front end looking goods with new rims as well from Al (Rare 32) parts shop.

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    Al (Rare 32) was round last night so we had to sit the front end under with the new firestone tyres for a looksee..

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    For those that might care we aquired the engine out of Africa through a mate. we have a HOGAN tripple carb amnifold on order will post pics when it arrives.
     
  3. benflathead
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    Some new bits from Als part emporium.... Started fabbing the headers tonight.

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  4. benflathead
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  5. benflathead
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    Apprentice helping me do the other side pipe in the shed yesterday.


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    Guess what the headlights are from???



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  6. benflathead
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  7. benflathead
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    mmmmm 3 is nice but six will be better..

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    Now coupes are so 2009 (when I built the other one)

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    So cut the top off..

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    Body back off to continue with centre sections..

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    Pipes even fit..

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    Gussets and fish plates for rear end..

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  8. benflathead
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    some more bling. there's no such thing as too much!!!

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  9. benflathead
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    Daughter has been playing with colour scemes for me...

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    Some 58 Caddy tailights should go nicely with the theme

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    Use one to access the fuel filler..

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  10. benflathead
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    couple of mates dropped past so we put the body back on for a look.

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  11. benflathead
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    Got my headers and manifold back from being coated. spayed a head white to see how it will all look. GUnna paint the block purple at this stage....


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  12. silent rick
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  13. chopper cliff
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    Truly remarkable, NICE job, maybe look up the guy from Montana USA on the Hot Rod Lincoln,made aluminum covers for the heads, looked fantastic.
     
  14. Hackerbilt
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    Nice job!
    I really like how your putting effort into having a strong frame with full gussetting etc. Most after a "show car" would simply leave it basic and put the effort into the shiny stuff.
    Obviously, THIS car will be a great driver as well as shiny! :D

    I'm a big fan of the "T Coupester" since I saw SamIyam's" RoachRod build.
    I'm a sucker for the minimalistic buildups.....pure Hot Rods.
     
  15. noboD
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    I'm thinkin' I'm going to like this.
     
  16. Gator
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    Crazy work!
     
  17. dirtbag13
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    i like it ! cant wait to see more
     
  18. Nice project I will keep my eyes on this one. You are using a 1946 / 1948 Lincoln block which were the better ones to use as the water jackets had more spacing between the cylinder walls. The Toyota transmission you are using did you have the make an adapter to fit it or just bolted on.

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  19. Cub8556
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    Love it. I'm planning on a 27 roadster so I'll be following this closely.
     
  20. tfeverfred
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    Hot damn! Ultra coolsville!
     
  21. jipp
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    cool project. will keep a eye on this one.. white and purple looks good together.
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  22. Super cool show rod taking shape! Love it!!
     
  23. Halfdozen
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    Lots of interesting stuff in the background of these pics also. Howzabout some info on the Caddy flathead powered rail?
     
  24. Midwest Rodder
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  25. 94hoghead
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    I'll be following this one closely! Cool build!
     
  26. stephane-rod
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    from france

    great built , so good ;-)
     
  27. electromet
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    from Tucson, AZ

    Call me stupid, but I haven't got a clue what the headlights are from. All I know is that I like them.

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  28. jipp
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    i have no idea either.. they look cool thats for damn sure.
    chris
     
  29. Nice work. I especially like the headlights.
     
  30. general gow
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    i like this one already.
     

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