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T Coupe Build Update #5 · Please be seated!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chaddilac, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Well been workin on the coupe in between jobs and got my seats mounted and some of the flooring done. I'm waiting on the sheetmetal till I get my fuel line ran, it's a lot easier to mount it when you can get to the inside of the frame. The dash is mount along with the column, but I think I'm going to raise the column and notch the dash for it to fit in.

    I made the seat hinges copying the design of the trunk hinges, I wanted them to fold forward and since the floor kick up would be close to the back of the seat I had to make them move forward while folding. got it all figured out and decided they needed to be lightened!:D

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    UPDATE: 10/2/08

    Finally getting these seat finished. Got the brackets done thanks to Chauncey (Black Magic) for cutting some arced brackets. That was all I needed to finish them up.

    So here they are.

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    Last edited: Oct 3, 2008
  2. Pontiac Slim
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    Hey..
    That looks cool'r then all hell! Great job
    Pontiac Slim
     
  3. flat 30
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    very nice work keep it going.......
     
  4. Hoptup32
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    I really like the dashboard! Is that a custom creation or is it from a donor vehicle?
     

  5. chaddilac
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    49-50 ford swap meet score, I got it for $10 and started chopping it up to fit.
     
  6. brewsir
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    You leaving it tall?? I like the look (and I like everything chopped!)
     
  7. WOW! That steering wheel is gonna be between your legs!!! It's pretty big! Better make it a BIG notch......Car's looking great.....
     
  8. chaddilac
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    Gonna chop it 8".... yea that's why I'm going to move the wheel up a little, probaly 3-4". I want to be able to bend my legs.

    Thanks for the compliments guys!
     
  9. PLEASE tell me you're gonna paint it!!!!!! Sick of seeing cars built to look like an old tractor some farmer left in a feild.......
     
  10. chaddilac
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    No field car for me! It's gonna get oxblood and Gloss black! Now you can sleep well tonight Bob!!:D
     
  11. hey Chaddilac;
    Car looks better than mine..lookin' good.
    1939fiat
     
  12. tfeverfred
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    Looks good, man. Nice, simple and clean. Thanks for the update.
     
  13. chaddilac
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    I'm just tryin to catch up with you fred!!
     
  14. SlamCouver
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    what a nice coupe.
     
  15. Chaddilac,

    Did you recover the original seats? If not, what are they from?

    Thanks, Bill
     
  16. squigy
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  17. chaddilac
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    I actually scored those from a church that was closing down, they are old auditorium seats. I ended up with 2 dozen of the wood backs and three seat bottoms.
     
  18. Hudson wheels = cool. dig the car.
     
  19. Kool idea on those hinges...I like them a lot.
     
  20. Retro61
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  21. fab32
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    Be sure to keep posting the progress on this one. I'm really liking the looks. The fact your going to make it shiney is really cool. Enough of you guys finish them shiney and I'll have to reconsider the finish on my old heap.:rolleyes:

    Frank
     
  22. hrm2k
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    Bad ass Chad...love that dash !
     
  23. Thanks for the info- they look great (as does the rest of the car)!
     
  24. chaddilac
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    Thanks fellas, it's been a long time coming and I can't wait to get this thing running!
     
  25. ss34coupe
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    great lookin' rod!
     
  26. Toast
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    Lookin good! Can't wait to see the progress in person next week.
     
  27. I friggin' love it. It ain't easy to perfectly proportion a tall T but you have in no uncertain terms done it. As of this today, Mercury Charlie's old car is the second coolest Tall T I've ever seen, IMHO. Congrats, Chadillac. I'm droolin'!
     
  28. paco
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    from Atlanta

    I've never been a big fan of T coupes.....always thought they dropped the front of the body to much - you hit a home run on stance though.....it be smoken hot with the chop...nice dash & the seats.....great score.

    I'd be very happy with this ride. Nice job so far.

    Paco
     
  29. povertyflats
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    I really like the dash. And the tires and wheels. And everything else.
     
  30. Ricola
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    "T" coupes rule, all other drewle.
     

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