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Hot Rods TRACK ROADSTER STYLE BUILDS

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bill Rinaldi, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Bill Rinaldi
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    Years ago I built a 23 T that didn't look like a "T BUCKET" It's style and proportions were more like track roadster, it just had a T grill shell rather than a race car nose. I sure would like to see some pictures of this type of car. Bill
     
  2. tfeverfred
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    Man, there are a LOT of good threads on these. Have you tried the search?
     
  3. Bill Rinaldi
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    I need a name to find one.
     
  4. DDDenny
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    from oregon


  5. The Spaulding Brothers T Marty Strode is building for Pat Ganahl is an awesome build. There is a full build thread on it.
     
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  6. Member 50Fraud had this one. I googled model T track roadster;)
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  7. xhotrodder
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  8. Limey Kid
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    This one is mine.
    Cheers,
    Stewart. thumbnail_IMG_20161106_134146998.jpg
     
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  9. Bill Rinaldi
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    Limey--I've followed your post on the build and the record run--- Really enjoyed the in depth detail of how you did things and especially the seat and feet pockets---a 23 T with comfortable room. What a concept!! LOVE IT--DDDENNY and XHOTRODDER thanks for the heads up on the sites, and THANKS to all you guys for the info!!!
     
  10. Tom Prufer(?) built one in the mid 70's that really restarted the interest in track roadsters, at least from what I could see from here in Oz...certainly inspired me to build one using a 1600 Twin Cam Alfa/5 speed, glass 23 t body & turtle deck, imported an AI glass nose from the US..........unfortunately never finished due to life getting in the way..........lol.........maybe one day again.........andyd
     
  11. gimpyshotrods
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    Might have had a hand in this one.
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  12. Limey Kid
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    Its going to get some changes to the suspension to make it more vintage. I'm replacing the front 4 bar with split wishbones, replacing the front discs with Ford drums and changing out the rear coil-overs for a cross spring and tube shocks. Then I will ship it to the UK and run it on Pendine Sands.
     
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  13. Bill Rinaldi
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    Wow---Post some pictures of the up dates!!
     
  14. Limey Kid
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    My coupe got in an accident. Bent the front axle, main leaf on the spring and the frame was 1' off centre between the firewall and front crossmember. All my own stupidity no one else to blame but myself. The axle has been straightened, the frame has been straightened, just need to paint and reassemble the whole front end. This takes priority over the roadster.
    Cheers,
    Stewart. IMG_20170422_124129048.jpg IMG_20170513_172114939.jpg
     
  15. Marty Strode
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  16. Fedcospeed
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    One I IMG_0391.JPG built a while back. its in San Fran now
     
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  17. LM14
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    Started one years ago. Sold it before it was done.

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  18. Gavin Tittle
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    Not really a track T, given that it ran dry lakes in the 50's, but I figured it would be appreciated here.
    (Not mine, in case of any confusion)
     
  19. ^^ I feel like I have a Hop Up or some little magazine with this one in it?


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  20. Bill Rinaldi
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    The Stroud crowd has really nailed the streetable track roadster. THATS what they are supposed to look like! And I know Marty's car PERFORMS!!! THANK YOU one and all!!
     
  21. Limey Kid
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    Martys team of track roadsters prove that a glass body can be traditionally built. His cars look right, have the right details and stance. As well as the fact that they seem to more fun with them than is really fair on the rest of us! They are just excellent.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
  22. Marty Strode
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    You guys are too kind ! We did have a lot of fun with those cars. I used to say, I started with a Speedway fiberglass body, and some rusty junk, and other than the cost of a good flathead and a quickchange, they are cheap to build. I will be starting a complete build thread on one of my standard roadsters real soon, on a car for a buddy in Delaware. Fast Lane track-t's 025.jpg Fast Lane track-t's 008.jpg
     
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  23. What about your RPU Marty? I've been waiting for that build. ;)
     
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  24. brepil
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    On the same theme, here's mine from across the pond. I'm in England.


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  25. A Boner
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    Wow! Now this is going to be GOOD! Can't wait.
     
  26. Marty Strode
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    Dean, I can't realistically start on the RPU until I deliver Pat's car in late January. The weather was nice yesterday, so I rolled the Spalding outside. The next roadster build is for a customer, I need to stay somewhat busy. IMG_0712.JPG
     
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  27. Gavin Tittle
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    It was in couple of magazines I think, but not 100% sure. Had magazines on the seat when saw it.
     
  28. bymanr
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    Here's mine....not in same league as most on here. But it's been a fun project, hope to finish body work and interior this winter.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2018
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  29. I would say it's in a pretty good league. I really like the narrowed A shell and the headlight placement.
     
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