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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Jul 6, 2018.
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I absolutely love all of these quirky little cars. There's almost nothing to them, yet there are so many little things going on. That last photo from the rear of the car is awesome.
Very similar to my latest project. A narrowed 26 T on a Chevy frame, with a flathead. I should probably start my diet about the time I start bodywork.
I like where he stored the lug wrench. 6th picture.
My pal Alex built a sweet track style T several years ago and he is a knuckle dragging Neanderthal and i don't think he considered his size when building it.
I have ridden with him in it for a spin around the block and was told a neighbor had actually commented that it looked like a piss ant hauling a couple of basketballs.
Believe it or not Alex has put a lot of miles on this car. HRP
I like everything about the above car except for the legroom. I'm only 5'6", but it's NFW for me.
To try and maintain some legroom, mine won't be channeled, and I'm keeping the stock deep firewall. I might even sneak an extra inch or two into the seatback tin skin. But I'm sure I'll still have to be very familiar with the passenger.
Good find, Joey!
Somewhere I have the R&C with that "Rod Test". Always liked the car. The date of the magazine was from an era when nobody ran a flathead.
The chrome 4-way lug wrench behind the dash is a mystery to me. The car is a prime example using what you could get your hands on at the time.
I remember that car from the R&C road test and later saw it in some dry lakes footage from the '40's without the windshield and lights. Can't mistake those cut down doors.
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cool car but my back hurts just looking at the cockpit.
I'd love to have that ride. If it was mine I would build a bitchin, candy colored, pinstriped, chrome castered, A Frame so I could get my 70 year old fat ass out of it when I got home.
Hard to tell, but it looks like the firewall on this car has the bottom filled in similar to mine. Basically, the bumpout at the top of the 26/27 cowl is continued all the way to the bottom, instead of kicking back again. That was done to my car already when I got it, but that couple inches of leg room really helps.
Steering wheel placement up high and proud also looks similar. It's not the best looking arrangement from a profile but it's a lot more comfortable to have your knees in front of the wheel rather than behind it.
Every inch counts in a T. It's hard enough to have a passenger in one that's full-width, I can't imagine a narrowed one, but the one in question is certainly neat to see.
Definitely rules out the hefty girls! I remember the R & C road-tests, loved those things. Do they do that anymore, I don't look at any of the e-zines?!
I would drive the wheels off of it , 40 years ago, Haha.
I can't have one, as I am indeed a fatty. Still, I kinda need it.
Hahaha this is classic!!!!!
Thanks for posting . A great story about doing with what you got . Looked like a fun ride.
A late friend of mine had a fiberglass T-bucket he was 6'10" all legs . He had a blast driving the T-bucket and got a lot of funny looks and comments .
What kind of pivot is the steering wheel on?
i understand the car still is in fine shape and still owned by the original owner,This car is fantastic more photos of it would be fantastic
Dig the GTO ragtop and 56 Chevy 2 door post!
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