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Hot Rods Rusty has a new project- father son build , 26 T roadster!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty rocket, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. rusty rocket
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    The wife and I went to a weekend run a few hundred miles from home a few weeks ago. While there a friend and his dad showed up with their 33 ford pickup that they teamed up on as a father son project and It got me thinking about a father son build. My pops just made a deal on a flathead that’s he’s known about since he was a teenager(he’s now 74) the motor was built in the sixties and set a few records in a 40 ford coupe in the southern Kansas area. Well today I just inked a deal on a 26 T roadster so now the ole flatty will have a new car to propel down the road. 153E1D1F-BE3E-4899-A4CB-6840313E62EA.jpeg
     
  2. Blues4U
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    Awesome! What a great project. You got one project going with your son, and now one with your dad, that's so cool.
     
  3. Looks pretty solid. Was it converted to a pickup?
     
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  4. rusty rocket
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    i couldn’t tell you. The guy I got it from dug it out of a creek bed 40+ years ago.
     
  5. tombstone
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    That looks great ‼️ Damn you ‼️‼️
     
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  6. rusty rocket
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    Well Ernie here we go again.
     
  7. catdad49
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    Fendered with a pickup box in the rear and a Flatty in the front says Gow job to me! Have Fun with Your build.
     
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  8. rusty rocket
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    36899E14-0313-456F-BDBD-F42667F61D64.jpeg E3BB1BEC-E263-4918-874B-524D6A89016E.jpeg I ran over to pay for the T this morning and did some weed eating around the car so we can get it loaded tomorrow morning. Can’t wait to get it home and start getting a game plan together.
     
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    Fenderless right??
     
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    Then we did a '29 hiboy for him!
     
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  12. Big mike 1968
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    Very nice, following you.
     
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  13. rusty rocket
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    Oh yeah! Pops and I need to sit down and get a plan. At this point it will be flathead powered probably on an A frame. Transmission and rear end are still up in the air.
    Pops has a 32 heavy axle that was dropped by okie joe under his 28 roadster and another heavy that is not dropped. I was super impressed by okie joes work so maybe I can talk him into dropping another axle.
     
  14. tombstone
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    That side view with that busted windshield post I can see that roadster with a laid back windshield, kicked in the back to settle it down just enough , nice dropped axle to level it all out , small hemi with tricarb , light blue with white t & r .... HOT ROD MAGAZINE cover early ‘60’s ...... except cover had a stock windshield..... Nurse quick I’m drooling again ‍♀️
     
  15. Stogy
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    Congrats, look at them BIG Honking Headlights....They're still out there...Some places are still in a timewarp and drystates help that reality... bring it on @rusty rocket
     
  16. Stogy
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    RR&D.jpg

    Go Rusty & Pops Go!!

    Stogy Likes...Holy Roaring Roadsters Batman!!!

    How ya leaning Rusty or Pops, period and theme wise or as in inspiration of...1948?

     
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  17. rusty rocket
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    It will be flathead powered for sure. I would like to run a T-5 so a guy can run at hiway speed. I wouldn’t be apposed to running an 8”or 9” being that it would be hidden under the turtle deck but a quick change would be the shit. Just a super simple late forties early fifties car running caps and rings.
     
  18. Big mike 1968
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    That vision, the way you see the car, that's the difference between us and normal people. That's why I love to look at old cars and old car bodies. I don't see the missing, broken and rusted pieces. I see the finished car in my head. Some of my family would say" what a pile of crap". I say," what a gorgeous rod"...I feel sorry for them.
     
  19. rusty rocket
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    East bound and down, loaded up and truckin FCBF5E84-29DA-4D3A-BA15-04FC9F6D5C01.jpeg
     
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    Dig this axle
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  21. rusty rocket
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    Pops and I have driven down to his hometown in southern Kansas and picked up the motor. We will be leaving in an hour to drive the 725 miles back home. 4523AA2A-C399-422B-AA15-C5ED5298FF63.jpeg F6537A49-8D1B-4136-A02F-634431D5D484.jpeg 8D9CDE80-7FE9-4B9A-945D-FD40A43C5CB6.jpeg On the way down we stopped in and visited krylon32 and drooled over his collection of real Henry steel 32’s. It’s always fun to meet a fellow hamb’er and put a face to a name .
     
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  23. Looks real solid in all the areas that are usually rotted out.
     
  24. 6inarow
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    Well, the V-8 will never catch on. Its a fad. Go inline. Just saying
     
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  25. Inked Monkey
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    That body looks amazingly solid.
     
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  26. rusty rocket
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    You have a few screws loose, you know that right?
     
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  27. 6inarow
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    Why Thank you!! The tell me they dropped me on my head when I was born.
     
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  28. rusty rocket
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    Hahaha! Yeah I know all about that!
     
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  29. rusty rocket
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    I have the roadster at my shop where the majority of the work will take place. I have the fenders, steering column taken off and a rough mock up of ride height. I was thinking about changing over to an A frame but this frame looks pretty straight so I think I’ll kick the rear and probably add some length from the firewall forward. 11BCA95C-F21E-4CEE-B6F5-88566FFB5077.jpeg FFBEDCEC-17F9-457D-832D-1D76FDCEF7D7.jpeg I had this old aftermarket Low T shell laying around, thought it was sort of kool to get an idea what I’m going for. 19A043C5-721C-493C-82D5-03CEBE27B24D.jpeg
     
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