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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Doctorterry, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. DelsT118_zpsfcaf6ef5.jpg Then you think about maybe a coupe version of this, Del Austin's way-cool T.
     
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  2. thirtytwo
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    Seriously though , I like my hotrods chopped and molested, but I have always felt good about it because I was always repairing junk or sub par work

    A lot of people are going to foo foo what I'm going to say next but ....

    I do believe there is a certain responsibility to finding a nice un cut car..

    .. I hate to see stuff flipped for the almighty dollar , but if you can get that thing cheap and flip it to someone who appreciates it for what it is , it maybe able to fund most of a hotrod build that suits your style better

    Btw .... If your over 6' you'd probably hate my old T !
     
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  3. Hot rods were chopped for a reason, back in the day, they just looked cool. These T's were just too tall.
     
  4. F-ONE
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    Not every car is a chopped Model A. That's kind of the point with a "Tall T".
     
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  5. Yeah, guess you're right.
     
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  6. A "Tall T" is its own style of hot rod. The tall look is what sets it apart from the rest of the multitudes of chopped As and Bs. I remember at least one from back in the 70s that a guy actually raised the top taller on one of them. If you want to keep it as a real stand apart rod, just lower it, keep the fenders, update the running gear and detail it up nicely like the ones HRP posted.
    You seldom see these nearly 100 year old cars anymore, you will stand out.
     
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  7. paul55
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    T3-1.jpg T9.jpg tallt.jpg Two of the neatest I've seen!
     
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  8. King ford
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    That T in the cemetery is in the right place, any unchoped closed cab T looks like a hearse to me ........just sayin....
     
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  9. MBog
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    Chop it for sure, get rid of that 4" fugly thing is my opinion. but use your own ideas and be happy with it...
     
  10. stangman05gt
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    Well First thing to do is BUY IT. Then figure out what your gonna do with it!!!
     
  11. hrm2k
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    you probably don't want to hear my opinion :rolleyes:

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  12. MBog
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    Chop it for sure, get rid of that 4" fugly thing is my opinion. but use your own ideas and be happy with it...
     
  13. 49ratfink
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    the way I got it figured, if you want a chopped fenderless HOT ROD Tall T just start with a body.

    it would be a shame to fuck up a survivor like that when all you need is the body.
     
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  14. pwschuh
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    Nice phone booth. Check carefully.... Dr. Who may be trapped in there.
     
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  15. Doctorterry
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    Well folks I don't know if it can even be bought. The lady says they are going to "restore it someday".. Yeah okay. I'll just wait till you die I guess
     
  16. alchemy
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    All this and the car isn't really even available?
     
  17. Be thankful it is being stored inside out of the elements. Tell the lady that you really like the car and ask if you can leave a note on the seat with your phone number. Remember that everyone needs at least one unfinished project to give them a reason to get up in the morning. I don’t think you should mention any plans you might have for the car (unless you intend to restore it).


    Charlie Stephens
     
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  18. Doctorterry
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    I intended on trying to buy it, but I never said I would be able to for sure... My first post was just saying look what I found, what would you value it at, and what would you do with it..
     
  19. mgtstumpy
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    Friends car whilst he finishes his 28RPU. Stock height, channeled with 'Z' frame
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  20. F-ONE
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    Hey, If we can't have a little fun dreaming on and discussing an old car. What can we do? Bias vs radial, tuning loadamatic? disc vs drum? the latest fatal wreck? dagum frames?
    90 percent of this stuff is dreams, especially at 17. But then, One day!:D
    At lest we are steering him right. It's all in fun.
     
  21. I like them chopped to the stock height of an A. Keep the fenders.
     
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  22. Charlie Stephens nailed it, but be respectful and PERSISTENT! Plan your build now, while you aare waiting for a change in their attitude - or altitude, as it were. If being a deccent human is plenty for you, and it sure seems like it from how you are thinking this through, perhaps good fortune comes your way. Bring your trailer.
     
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  23. Doctorterry
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    Thanks F-ONE and Osage orange if dreaming about hot rods was an Olympic sport, I'd be a gold medalist. I've got a model A frame in the back yard that the old man hasn't touched in at least 10 years, and a few flat heads Coming my way. Are the hot rod gods trying to tell me somthing or what!?
     
  24. 3wLarry
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    next time you start a thread, don't call it "My new find"...if it ain't yours.
     
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  25. Doctorterry
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    Well boss, I found it.... MY find.
     
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  26. 3wLarry
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    correction...your girlfriends find
     
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  27. Merlin
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    Another vote for not chopping it.
    Jerrys 27 T (Medium).JPG
     
  28. gas & guns
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