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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. Fail!
    3 hours at the DMV and I'm no closer :(
    Colorado just implemented a new computer system, and the checklist has changed. An hour of that was calls to Denver so the local group can understand the changes. Oh well, they behaved nicely, I pulled the plug when I got hungry. This step can wait a few more months till they get another guinea pig to learn on LOL

    I just need one more form filled out and a minimum of 2 pictures for them. Oh how the .gov loves paperwork.
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  2. Victory is MINE!
    Just finished up at the DMV and all the paperwork is in order and accepted.
    Next step is the state will send me a VIN number plate and some more paperwork. I may or may not have to get a bond. Only time will tell.
  3. Excellent! Back to building!

    This is just my worthless opinion but that later drivetrain lends itself to more of a 60's style build.

    Edit- I had a bunch of other stuff written but I can't seem to get the right "tone" and not sound like a know-it-all so carry on! I love hot rod T roadsters!
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  4. Got a call from the CO State patrol. Quick trip to them today and it's got a state issued VIN#.
    Besides being cold, quick and painless.
    They had 2 spots they want to put the tag on. Driver's door jamb or cowel, I choose the latter because the door might run on their special rivets. IMG_20190208_114849_825.jpeg IMG_20190208_114522260_HDR.jpeg

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  5. Stole some time this year's father's day to start mocking up

    Sat in the cockpit and made vroom vroom noises while enjoying an adult beverage and thinking of dad IMG_20190616_201056_722.jpeg

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  6. Merry Christmas to me!

    3 more trips to the DMV, one new form, and pay some taxes I now have a fancy green piece of paper

    Let the games begin

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  7. Tall t 26
    Joined: Oct 6, 2017
    Posts: 243

    Tall t 26

    I bet its a great feeling to get the DMV stuff takin care of.
    Awesome project. Looking good. Keep the pics rolling.
  8. modified1927
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 129


    Vroom Vroom is when it really becomes something real, doesn't it? Always is that way with me
    Great Start!!!
  9. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,596

    Atwater Mike

    Working slowly on my '27 tub...As I was never clear on the door issue, and bought a T roadster from the same guy, turns out the tub is a '26...the roadster a '27.
    Hard to put a real I.D. on anything T, as Henry used whatever bins of parts for whatever. (previous year sheet metal, subtle differences...)
    On F100s, the same front axle was used from '53-'56. The '57-'60 used an axle (#TAAA) that had a factory drop 7/8" deeper than the '53-'56. Easy 1" drop.
    Except that in '57, Henry (Henry II) deemed that all the leftover axles from '56 be exhausted, so some of the 'Fridges' have the 'taller' axles...
    We found out the hard way... LOL
    Lots of 'carry-overs' on old Fords.
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  10. Dangnabbit! It's been too long not working on the T!

    A friend of a friend is starting to clear out his stash. He had this deuce frame laying out back that I think will do nicely IMG_20210227_140215324.jpg

    Since the cold spell passed, we used my son's Apache. Also nabbed a pair of A rails for good measure.

    Hope you guys are doing well.

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  11. Before I forget, when pinching a 32 frame down for a 27 T
    It's 1.5" a the cowel and 2.5" at the back.

    I cut the box tube crossmember out of the middle and used a ratchet strap to pull the back of the frame together.

    Looks like it matches well to the door then the tub starts to hang over the frame in the back. But my tub has crummy patch panels, so I think I'll make it flow better when I do the body repairs IMG_20210227_151551507.jpeg 1614464392033.jpeg 1614464425916.jpeg

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  12. Blew my stimmy on hot rod parts

    New vega box, tre and wishbone ends and a pair of quarter eliptic springs

    Working on the plan, then work the plan IMG_20210327_172424_010.jpeg

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  13. Hard at work on the front.

    Best information I can find shows the springs are 300#/in.
    Given the poly has quite a bit of gravity in it, I think a top mounted shackle mount will work nicely IMG_20210423_184707056.jpeg IMG_20210423_184715967.jpeg IMG_20210424_154110187.jpeg

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  14. My supervisor is hard at work IMG_20210307_125143_753.jpeg

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