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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tall t 26, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Tall t 26
    Joined: Oct 6, 2017
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    A moment out of hibernation for the old rod.
    Got it out to take some pics. ( thought had crossed my mind to sale it , but changed my mind!!).
    It's to much fun cruising around in.
    So now I'm think of some little changes.
    Got some nice black low back bucket seats for the front. Would like to have a snap in upholstered for the back seat.
    And put a original style top on. Then try to get some glass put in.
    Thinking along the comfort line.
    To much time to think!!!

    Feel free to add your
    out off Hibernation pics.

    Back to raining!!
     
  2. Budget36
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    I was about to ask how comfortable the seats were, your plans answered my question;)
     
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  3. B.A.KING
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    Don't mean to hijack thread, butttt. I'm not up to speed on wire wheels, i like the ones you have. What kind/size.
     
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  4. Tall t 26
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    The boomer seats are not to bad, but I did take a yoga mat and cut to sorta fit for alittle padding.
    I took one of the seats out test fit the lowback bucket and with a 3" tall base looks like it will fit nice.
    Will see gotta get some metal and do alittle fab work.
     

  5. Tall t 26
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    Looks like 10"x15s with Silvertown radial p285/70r15
    Not real sure who makes the wheel the previous owner put them on.
     
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  6. CC-Mo
    Joined: Oct 13, 2019
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    CC-Mo

    IMG_2889.jpeg IMG_2888.jpeg
    Got the A out yesterday for test drive.
    Changed cracked manifold, cleaned carb, other maintenance stuff. Good news, no leaks!
    Car was stored for 35 years. I've learned a ton so far. Banger fan for now..
     
  7. Tall t 26
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    Awesome car. Alot of history there. Good to see them out on the roads.
     
  8. bchctybob
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    What a cool little car! If I were you I would make the changes you mentioned, especially the top and windows. I’d paint the firewall to match the wheels and lose the billet plug wire looms just routing the wires under the headers. Maybe get black wires?
    I always try to change a few things on my cars each season just to keep myself interested and engaged.


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  9. CC-Mo
    Joined: Oct 13, 2019
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    CC-Mo

    I could go on & on about this car. Very solid. Seeing how they are built, simple but effective.
    I can WRENCH on this car with simple tools, no metric junk and no laptop needed!
    I'm now convinced Henry Ford was a genius.
    Raining like crazy today, no driving. Pinholes in my top!
     
  10. Tall t 26
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    Some good ideas!!
    Keeping my interest through the winter down time is the hardest, but being on the hamb has helped alot.
    seeing all the other rods for sale is a distraction.
    Thanks for the comments.
     
  11. Tall t 26
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    You have a very nice example.
    Henry ford was on to something. Now days being being able to work on most or all aspects of your own car is a plus.
    Good pics. Of your car also!
     
  12. I'm loading up my sawzall, mig, and some glass, tell me how to get there! ;):D
     
  13. dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.
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    Nice,T's are cool,I like so much of it,I'm not going say the few things I'd change,sure you'll find an do in time. Have some awesome fun !
     
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  14. Tall t 26
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    The door glass is what bothers me, some one before me cut alot of the inner panel out. That's why I made the wood door panel. They left 2 to 3 inches around the edge and installed a bear claw latch, when installing the latch they removed about a 4" piece of window guide track, and part of the latch is now in the way for a window to roll down.
    I'm sure with a little thought and fab work this could be over come. But installing windows is new to me.
    At the moment I have two 26 model t's and both need glass. My coupe has full doors at least and will be much easier, hopefully.
     
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  15. Well brother if i was closer i would sure be there to help! I've had a few early products from Henry Ford that had issues with missing regulators and the such. Always fun to deal with :rolleyes: my last model a was missing the tops of the doors, part of a botched chop. I quickly learned that a 57 Chevy door top was basically a perfect fit. Guess that's what makes this stuff fun? o_O 20181023_110741.jpg
     
  16. Tall t 26
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    Much appreciated, it is the thought that counts.
    I just need to tackle one thing at a time and get it done.
    Wanted a top and glass for years, now its time.
    I think the seats and top will go pretty smooth. The windows not sure. all new to me.
     
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  17. v8flat44
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    Tall t 26....that is really neat....i like different....it really stands tall in my book!
     
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  18. Tall t 26
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    Yes it does.
    Had some thoughts of chopping when I first got it, but the wife and kids like it tall.
    So i left it. My 26 coupe is tall also. Thanks for the compliment.
     
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  19. v8flat44
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    Chopped is cool, but, when you made such a good looking T by leaving it.........it's just cooler!
    No wonder your family likes it too; that's improtant.
     
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  20. Tall t 26
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    Yes it is. they really enjoy taking it out on the town or just running around.
    Thanks for the compliment!!
     
  21. MoparBucket
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    Like your tall T. Here's mine still a long ways to go! IMG_5766.JPG
     
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  22. Tall t 26
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    Looks awesome. Should be alot of cruising fun. Thanks for sharing.
     
  23. flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    Took my Shoebox out Sat the 7th. Put quite a few miles on it. I've toyed with the thought of seeling but...just like you...it's too much fun! Here's a pic from a vivsit to my wife's salon... Shoe.jpg
     
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  24. Tall t 26
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    Got any pics. Of that shoebox out and about?
     
  25. I'm starting to really like the tall T's. I pushed my bucket outside this weekend, just to look at it in the sun. Pushed it right back in for the rain. Someday...
     
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  26. flatheadpete
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    9N '27.jpeg
    Recently sold my '27 T Sedan...It's come quite a ways since I sold it. BBC, 4 speed, 9" rear, slicks, etc...
     
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  27. Tall t 26
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    That is a nice shoebox. And it looks to be a sun shining day. What fun!!
    Just seems to keep raining here.
     
  28. Tall t 26
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    I like that gauge cluster.
    BBC, 4 speed sounds fast and fun!!
    Any pics.?
     
  29. Tall t 26
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    Got any pics. Of that T bucket?
     

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