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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by oldsboy, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. oldsboy
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 462

    oldsboy
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    Well... if anyone is still paying attention to this build, I know it's been on and off of hiatus lately but, I'm wrapping the build up this week! (hopefully)

    Sorry for the delay on this one guys I've been working what seems to be non-stop to get everything right on it and I'm finally to the point where it's time to fire the engine again. There just hasn't been a lot of great things to look at outside of wiring, plumbing....a little floor fabrication; hence the lack of postings. I know a lot of you've been at this point before. It's almost there and I can just about taste it, this weekend I'm planning on (if everything goes well) my first drive. Tonight I fire the motor and do a full check over this week and with any luck I'll have it rolling on its own by Saturday!!!! I'll keep you all posted on the progress and maybe slip a video up if everything falls into place.

    In the mean time here's a progress update, exterior and interior. Since the photo of the interior was taken the flooring has been finished and is going back in this week.

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  2. oldsboy
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
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    I need to do a few adjustments to the front axle this week so I'll get you a measurement.
     
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  3. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    from Kansas

    Man....thanks for the update!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this build!! Your attention to detail has all paid off!! Looking forward to a video of her blasting down the street! Go Man, GO!!!!!!!
     
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  4. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    If anyone ever needs an example of how rad a T sedan can be, they need look no further.
     
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  5. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    Damn that looks good. Keep it up!!
     
  6. T-DeWitt
    Joined: Aug 16, 2012
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    That T looks so bitchin!!!!

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  7. Olson
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
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    Holy hell I love this car. I've followed along since the beginning and it's great to see such attention to detail and it's just. so. bloody. right. I gotta basketball jones for T's...great to see that you're still on it.
     
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  8. Danekejt
    Joined: May 27, 2012
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    from Pa

    very cool ride. nice job.
     
  9. Very nice man. I'm impressed!
     
  10. TBone69
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
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    from NJ

    Wow she really turned out great!
     
  11. Yeah, THAT'S what I'm talkin about....drive it out to the Wahoo swap meet Sunday for a shake-down cruise
     
  12. greaser
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
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    Very, very nice.
     
  13. Wow, this certainly was worth the wait.
    Outstanding. :)
     
  14. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    from Raytown Mo

    About damn time! ;) can't wait for the video, the car is turning out so.... You. Haha, it's fun to see my friends put things together and be such a good fit/ reflection of them.

    Kick ass man
     
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  15. oldsboy
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
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    Thanks everybody! I can't say how happy I am with the way it came together as well, and thanks to everyone who's stuck with it.

    Haha thanks Rocky! I'm not sure I'll make it to Wahoo just yet, I have a few more tweaks to make to the suspension before I'll feel comfortable getting it on that much road. Soon though, very soon.

    Thanks Tim!

    It did take awhile, actually a lot longer than I could have expected, but like you said; you do know me and I can be a little OCD with certain things.
     
  16. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    from Raytown Mo

    I think if you can take someone to a small car show that knows you and doesn't know what kind of car you have built. And after a walk threw they know which is yours then you've done well
     
  17. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    from Raytown Mo

    Oh come on Ryan! Your not gonna share the video with these guys?!

    Hehe :) damn it sounds good!
     
  18. tfeverfred
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  19. oldsboy
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
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    Alrighty gentlemen, as Tim has let the cat out of the bag I'll try and get these videos loaded.

    The car is running and boy does it feel good. Saturday I finally was able to work up the courage to slip it into gear and see what 8 years of building got me; and boy was all that time worth it. I have a few bugs to work out and I'd like to dial in the timing/ carbs a little more but as it sits now I couldn't be any happier. It's been a big big weekend and I simply don't know what else to say. I need to go drive.

    Hopefully the videos work if not bear with me and I'll get things rolling on here as soon as I can.

    Thanks again to everyone who has helped me out along the way and to all of you who have followed along, the encouragement goes a long way when you just can't see the light at the end of the tunnel.


     
  20. lowtruck
    Joined: Aug 26, 2009
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    lowtruck
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    from Omaha

    Man that car kicks ass. Can't wait to take a ride tonight.
     
  21. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    Bugsy
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    from Kansas

    HOLY SMOKES, Man......looks as good as it sounds!!!!!
     
  22. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    landseaandair
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    from phoenix

    Looks awesome, Flathead sounds burly!
     
  23. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    Sorry lol I couldn't hold it in, did you about puke with excitement? This is so great :)
     
  24. Olson
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
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    Long way from the kid that started the thread. Well done, lad...well done.
     
  25. Martin Harris
    Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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    I think it's pretty unanimous mate. Sensational! Well done, that T just oozes character and attitude. One of the best looking old school cars I've seen.
     
  26. oldsboy
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 462

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    Thanks! It definetly didn't disappoint.

    haha no worries. I just didn't have the time get back on here; the shock of the weekend seemed to last awhile.

    The kid that started the thread was exactly that a kid; definite newbie that didn't know a thing about traditional hot rods or flatheads. Now I'm just another convert.

    Cheers buddy! That's what I was shooting for. Starting this build I was a little hesitant as it was a T sedan and thought about switching the body out a couple times for a Model A or T coupe as I hadn't seen any T sedans done to my liking.

    One thing I'm glad I didn't do.
     
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  27. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    Bump to the top!
     
  28. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    I want a ride.....No....I want to drive!!!
     
  29. Dragger52
    Joined: Jul 31, 2014
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    Where did you get your patch panels from?
     
  30. oldsboy
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 462

    oldsboy
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    Howells.

    Then what they didn't have I ended up making....
     

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