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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
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    Built a bracket for a set of 39 Chevy tail lights today. I don’t know if I’m digging the look, I want to get away from putting the lights in the panel under the deck lid. Thought these lights would be a bit different. What you all’s thoughts? 59D1EDA1-D79C-460D-895A-B8BF323FA238.jpeg 48B7B5B5-045B-4485-AA61-E79C6E36BB0F.jpeg
     
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  2. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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    I like to see your progress.
     
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  3. atch
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    I like 39 Chevy taillights and I like where you have them.
     
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  4. I like the way it looks
     
  5. rdscotty
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    I like the lights, where they are mounted, and how they look.
    I just worry that they might be too low for the inattentive idiot drivers to see. (but then again, they won't see them no matter where they are mounted.)
     
  6. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    Haven’t had a lot of progress on the roadster but I did order bun panel patches from Howell sheet metal. I did some trade labor with a buddy of mine so he’s putting them in for me. I’m shelling out some dollars to have him do more sheet metal fixin.
    Come to find out the body is a a roadster pickup that someone put a turtle deck on at some point in its life. CF6ED997-E205-4A99-93F0-936EEA06F0AA.jpeg bun panel patch and sill done on this side. 26EE139B-B66F-4292-85B0-9C73BF0126E8.jpeg cowl fixed where the windshield post had been bent in and punched thru the sheet metal. 39D675B7-15F0-4540-8773-B9CBD5E602AC.jpeg rust cut out waiting for new panels. 6D6DAC37-8F5B-468F-9FE3-3599DACFD0DA.jpeg Quarter back on and square tube at the top for structure.
     
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  7. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
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    Great work, It's going to be nice and straight!
     
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  8. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    I haven’t been able to do squat on the T lately but I did find time to build a gauge cluster. I wanted something a bit different, sort of Auburn-Esque. I cut the bezel from and old piece of aluminum and used my router table and a carbide round over bit to ease the edges. Gave it a quick polish but I will do some more sanding before I put the Final polish on it. D787A846-02CB-4358-8234-0623D2CA421A.jpeg 397E449E-7CD2-458E-AB34-022EC05082F4.jpeg
     
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  9. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
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    Very nice dash insert!
     
  10. Now that is pretty smart looking. Impressive job.
     
  11. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
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    I really like the way you made the curve of the bottom edge of the insert follow the bottom edge of the dash.

    Well done amigo.
     
  12. rusty rocket
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    Thanks! It’s a bit asymmetrical following the lower curve of the dash. I think it will do though.
     

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