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Projects Resurrecting a 27 T roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by rjgideon, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. This just goes to show how little makes up a T body. Looking forward to the assembly. JW
     
  2. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Blue One
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    Looks interesting. 3 or 4 hours at a time on weekends o_O Long term build will be an understatement, at that rate you will be 80 when it's done :D
     
  3. rjgideon
    Joined: Sep 12, 2005
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    Yes, I would agree with that. It's been three years since I bought the steel for my frame. Progress has been slow.

    Good news is that I got a bonus this month, so I have extra money for a new front spring, ladder bar crossmember, motor mounts, etc.


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  4. rjgideon
    Joined: Sep 12, 2005
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    It's been a long time since I've posted to this, so "RESURRECTING A BUILD THREAD" is what this post should be called... I've moved a few miles from the old house and then spent a year renovating said new house, so progress has been slow as predicted, but I'm still working on it as time goes on.

    Anyway, just wanted to update because I finally made this thing a roller, overhauled the engine, and test fired it for the first time last weekend. I'm pretty stoked about it, so wanted to share.

    The engine has the same casting date as my birthday, but it's 14 years older than me. Since we share the same birthday, I want to try and save this thing. I welded the cracks but still have some water weeping out. I'll use some block seal once I have an exhaust on and can get it warmed up enough.

    Since the last post, you'll see wheels, tires, frame mostly done except master cylinder mount, rear end with ladder bars, etc. Next step is to piece the best parts of both roadster bodies back together on this subframe. The subframe is a little out of square, so I need to fix that as well as I move from the firewall back. Hopefully I'll update a little more as time goes on.

     

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