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Projects Introducing the Father's Day Flyer Model T modified build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Thommyknocker, May 11, 2018.

  1. It's the one year anniversary of my dad's passing today. We bought this T and pile of parts 2 years ago on Father's day, and it was going to be the project he could supervise me on LOL
    Anyhow on to the pictures!

    It's a 26 or 27 T roadster tub, I'm leaning more 26 because of the screws holding the door sils, but it has 2 positions for the cowl vent. Can you guys confirm a year better? 20180511_151311.jpg 20180508_215759.jpg 20180511_151322.jpg 20170513_191440.jpg

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  2. It came with a 48 front axle, and the rear may have been converted to open shaft.
    Any way to confirm that?

    I've got this 301 Poly I rescued, and an adapter scattershield I got from @RichFox which will be followed up with a M21 dad had in his 65 Chevelle 20180511_151350.jpg 20180508_215730.jpg 1526074895363.jpg 20180511_151519.jpg 20180511_151526.jpg 20170429_154612.jpg

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  3. Included was this 36 truck grill shell and other assorted bits an bobbles.

    I'll be doing this post real time, so we can take the journey together 20180508_215811.jpg

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  4. All 3 generations of us got to discuss a project scope.

    The plan is a modified flavor. I want a boat tail and a Duvall ish windshield, my son wants a blower to look around, and dad wanted it to be loud and fast!

    My son and I can pull that off!

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  5. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    sloppy jalopies

    gobs of family fun... you can bet dad is watchin'
    BTW, that was not a cowlvent, it was access to the gas filler cap... but may be one now...
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  6. I want to design a new frame for it.
    My son is smarter than me, so he suggested we scan the body and all the major components. That way I can get the basic shapes to work with 1526152429141.jpg 20180512_124933.jpg 20180512_124507.jpg

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  7. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,991

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    If that's gas filler and the tank is in the factory spot below the seat how does the gas get there @sloppy jalopies ?

    Thommy, looks like a cool start. Id ditch that grille shell for something smaller, but that's just me. I have my 23 Touring car sitting and waiting for my parts pile to get big enough to start working on it. Tub builds always catch my eye
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  8. @Gearhead Graphics I think the earlier Ts had the tank under the seat (probably what the tank I have is) one of the major changes for 26-27 was a cowl tank.

    Agreed, depending on how my boat tail idea pans out, I might want a track nose.
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  9. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    sloppy jalopies

    gearhead graphics... ask a model T know-it-all, I did...
    depends on year and model,
    the later Ts, '26-'27, had the tank mounted under the cowl...
    any T with an arched cowl was a '26-'27 ...above pix are of an arched cowl...
    some fordors and '24 and older had under seat tanks...
    they were the ones that when low on gas or had to go up steep hills they went in reverse...
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  10. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,067

    rusty rocket

    I would say by the doors its a 27. I have 26 and the area where the door hinge is a bit different. IMAG0123.jpg
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  11. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    It's a late '26 or a 1927 with the raised ring around the side curtain hole on the top of the door. Nice project! Bob
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  12. 27 it is! Thanks guys
    The first step it to get her legitimate. Colorado has a process to title projects like this, it's called a rebuilders title.
    First step is to make it a "ROLLER" and I should have enough parts to do that now.

    I just love that rear spring mount 20180514_192316.jpg

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  13. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Just checking to see that you have the ring gear on the proper side after that 180% turn of things, and there may be a wheel cylinder left & right deal too. :) Bob
  14. Thanks for looking out for me @The37Kid, I'm a newb to pre-war parts and I appreciate it

    I'll tear it down someday and verify all that.
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  15. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,063

    from Woburn, MA

    That is an open drive conversion on a closed drive rear that's had its bells reversed. That stud on the one side is for the panhard bar.

    Those look like 27 doors to me.

    I'd sell that truck grille and get a 28/29 shell and a radiator with the proceeds.
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  16. Step one, had a date with the state patrol today.
    At least I knew enough (thanks to your help) to explain to him why it's a 27.
    Step two is to go back to the dmv and file papers 20180520_133314.jpg

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  17. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    from Tampa, FL

    Cool beans. Gary
  18. While I water for step 2, I'm playing with getting 3D geometry. I'm trying photogrammetry out, but it's touchy to lighting changes evident by the hole in the driver's side. 20180529_202930.jpg

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  19. Following as I am doi g a 27 touring build myself.

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  20. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,322


    Nice project.

    The brake backplates, wheel cylinder and brake shoe arrangement all look good to my eye.

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  21. S1B
    Joined: Mar 18, 2004
    Posts: 649


    Looking good
  22. FDF concept 1.png Just got back from taking my wife camping. I snuck the laptop with me and we had a few rainy days, so I continued designing.;) Just trying to get a feel for all my ideas piled together
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  23. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    That would be pretty tits with the boat tail!
  24. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 7,524


    The size of the holes on the inside of the doors tell the year. Henry shut the factory down in April or May of 27 so most of those are 26s. You can search the Model T sites for door hole sizes
  25. madfish
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
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  26. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Side curtain rod hole on the door top is another clue. The 1926 is a plain hole, the 1927 had a raised ring pressed around it. Bob
  27. jkski
    Joined: Jan 27, 2009
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    Both image renderings are very nice.In hot rod red would be the cats meow.
  28. I do like the more pokie shape you've modeled @madfish
    But that would be harder to form

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  29. I see a lot of nice stuff there. Have fun man.
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  30. Off to the DMV to file paperwork for the rebuilders title. [knocks on wood]

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