The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MrModelT, Nov 12, 2008.
Clayton, That is my dads car, 26 touring, v8-60, chopped top irons used top material. Paul.
Very slick car! this was the car I based my top design on. What wheels is he running in the back? those are nice lookin'. I know he is running As up front.
I'm interested in those those wheels too. Do you have any more detail shots of this car?
...last post was me too, Chris forgot to log out.
20 inch plymouth wire wheels I am not sure of the year ,say late 20`s they have a lock ring on the outside.
Ahhh, thanks for noticin'
That little car otta scoot!
I plan to have some new vids a pix for you all this weekend. I plan to take her out and let her stretch her legs
I take it from the pictures that your also working on a '27 roadster? What are your plans for that one?
Notice it's a touring front half. What do you guys think of keeping it touring front with a roadster back???
Right now that one's just sittin'. She was cheap, couldn't pass it up. I have a Y-block and some other later parts that could turn it into a 50/60's hot rod. I really like the flathead stuff though. We'll see what happens. I've considered putting it on my truck chassis with the V8 flatty a couple times Get some headroom for my girlfriend, she's 5'11", good thing she ain't wide too.
I really dig your grampa's car. My grampa Billy used to tell some great Model T stories, Wish I had picks to go with the stories.
I like the touring that VanHorton posted pics of too. I'd like to see engine and inside shots of that one.
For all you H.A.M.B.ers,
I promised and I shall deliver....
Here a few pix that some friends and I took on an all day roadtrip sunday.
Videos will be along shortly.
I'm really loving what you have done with your T! These new photo are great; all you need now are a pair of goggles, an off white cotton duster, and a some gauntlet gloves!
This past Friday I found a Model T chassis with a roadster pickup tub (it's missing the bed), a pretty cool vintage cylinder gas tank where the bed once was, the engine, and artillery wheels. If I can pick this T up, I'm certainly going to try to build something along the lines of what you have done!
Go for it my friend! If she has a good engine, you could build a real mean T 'banger real cheap and have a lot o fun with it!
If you need any advice or any questions on your T, just post or PM me.
Will do! Looking forward to the video too!
Whoa... Your 23 and planning a 2nd T build? Man I do suck.Love what you
did with this one so I be waiting to see what you come up with next. I'll
share some of my dads circle track T pics with you.
sweet shots Clayton! the dog completes the package! haha I love your car... alot...
Geez VanHorton... you gonna propose or WHAT?!
Nice old track T pics! They remind me of my Grandfather's collection that I was given. All early Drag racing 1948-1956 of the big local tracks up here in their early days....hundreds and hundreds of photos.
I love that picture of Multy Aldrich's car. I was so jazzed when I took this picture of my own T, and it had a similar look to Multy's. Totally unplanned, except maybe in my subconscious.
Nice lookin' T!
What are you running in it? I think I seen this car before...
Talkin' to me? It's a SBC/4 speed. Hardly period correct for the look of the car.
You made me wanna own a T
Take another look at Multi`s T, Buffalo wire wheels,slanted windshield,Rajo head ,cool seat not a boat cushion, not much like yours!
Of course I'm aware of the differences between the two cars. I thought the angle of the shot and the overall proportions of the cars were remarkably similar. If you don't think so, it's fine with me.
Clayton, did your modifications alter the wheel base at all?
Yes. By "undersling" the front and rear suspension (which moves the front axle forward of it's original mount and the rear axle aft of it's stock mount), I ended up stretching it by approx 5 to 6 inches total. Most of the guys in the old days would shorten the frame to keep the wheel base the same as stock...but I liked the longer wheelbase look on mine.
..And to all you H.A.M.B.ers out there, as I promised, a new video is available on you tube.
hah! cool video... looks like a lot of fun
Here are the beginings of my new top: bows and top mock-up.
Should look real nice.
Nice! Are you going to make side curtains???
oh, yes. Can't have a good top without side curtains.
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