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Projects Walker special track T build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Barillaro Speed Emporium, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. I started this T project about 8 months ago. It started as a project to sell but it's starting to grow on me! It's called the Walker Special for a friend of my brother and I after he passed away in December. My brother Jim is building the A roadster I'm Mike this is my project. It's goin to TROG this year. It started as a 26 touring and is on an original A chassis that's been modified to fit the 6 inch narrowed body then fitted with a t rear crossmember and spring that's hanging the truck banjo. Dropped beam and 40 bones up front juice brakes all around. Power is a V860 and a truck trans. Cowl steer using a f-100 box. And the handmade track nose is as far as I got so far. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392393777.427824.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392393807.246394.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392393825.414215.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392393846.947160.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392393882.869173.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392393900.067296.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392393916.781777.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392393932.798674.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392393949.565092.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392393983.343833.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392394002.115580.jpg

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  2. stephane-rod
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 208

    from france

    Nice work on this T , and beautiful track-nose ;-)
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  4. sota
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 717


    Ive stop by the Barillaro speed Emporium and these guys do great metal work! If you need first class work done this would be my first choice! This is going to be one bitchin little Track roadster Great work Mike.

  5. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,252


    Now thats a nice little Mod! Great work going on there. :D
  6. saucerhead
    Joined: Dec 6, 2009
    Posts: 206


    Mike, I really like your project. Knowing what kind of talent you have, can't wait to see the build. Keep plenty of pictures coming. By the way, my modified was my most fun car to build and drive. I'll stop by next time I go down to see Ed Gromer.
  7. Jimmy B
    Joined: May 4, 2004
    Posts: 5,943

    Jimmy B

  8. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,079


    Nice proportions on the nose... keeping the chin low and the face behind the front wheels!

    Keep up the good work!

  9. Thanks Ed I didn't forget about ur hood

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  10. Thanks Chris you and Eds Ts were my inspiration. Can't wait to get this thing on the road! Look forward to seeing ya

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  11. Thanks Zach I was going to go with miller style nose but I always liked track style noses

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  12. Thanks Stephane

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  13. lrs30
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,210

    from Kentucky

    Mike, you and Jim are killing me with your builds! ryan
  14. sota
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 717


    bump for those that may of missed this build !
  15. 36tbird
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,108


    Very cool. I have a V8-60 that I have thought about building a modified around so I've subscribed. Please let us know what rear ratio and trans info you are using.
  16. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    The upside down A frame for the front is a neat idea
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  17. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 7,072


  18. I'll be sure to post the ratio info when I find out. The trans is a truck trans not sure of the exact yr I'll find out I'm pretty excited about the 60 hp there cool engines

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  19. 60 Belair
    Joined: Feb 19, 2006
    Posts: 747

    60 Belair

    Wow cool nice work! Andy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 134

    Looking good!

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  21. Looking great I will keep checking on your project.

  22. Got more done on the pedals. I've decided to hang them since space is cramped I think I can make things work a little easier. Master cylinder won't be a problem the clutch is gonna take a little more to make it happen. I'm gonna try to make it work with a bell crank so it can be all mechanical. Ended up cutting the top of the cowl off since it needed more rust repair and it had been narrowed so I'll make a new top when I'm ready. This also gives me access to weld all my pedal mounts and steering mount. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392851791.010172.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392851805.090498.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392851817.641618.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392851829.921859.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1392851840.090090.jpg

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  23. sota
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 717


    Looks good Mike!
  24. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,473

    King ford
    from 08302

    Is your transmission open drive?....I have an open drive 60 trans , don't know what it's out of...I'm hopin to build a track t someday too.....yours is cool!
  25. Thanks man. Yeah it's open drive truck tranny

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  26. nice. what pedals did ya use?
  27. Not sure what the pedals our out of. A buddy or ours came in the shop with a bunch of misc pedals from a retired guy that wanted all this junk gone. We hung them all on the wall and now one pair of them are going back into service. Free old parts that nobody wants makes for some of the coolest stuff on a hot rod.
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  28. Got some of the clutch linkage done last night and our buddy Gary came by and helped clean some parts ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393077865.258041.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393077881.943346.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393077901.722727.jpg

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  29. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 31,289


    Nice work, I really like the way you did the kick on the rear of the frame rather than just a notch and weld like you usually see.
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