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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Slimegreeeeeen, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. DaddyO's..Deuce
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    No, it's just flat. It's cool that you can get plywood 5 ft wide, that makes things easier. On a T I think the flatness works, but that's just my opinion.
     
  2. Blue One
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    I still say the all metal top is the way to go ;)
     
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  3. fiftyv8
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    x 2
    Mine cost me dearly, but worth the wait and it looks good to me.
    Sure makes the body and door setting stay put.
    I'll post an inside pic of the roof later.
     
  4. Ragtop
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    I'm thinking metal too, but I don't want it painted - I want it upholstered like the car that turned me on when I was a 10 year old kid.

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  5. fiftyv8
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    Here are a couple of pic's of the underside of my metal roof.
     

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  6. Blue One
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    That would certainly be doable, you could have a solid and secure leak free metal top.

    What the all metal top would add to your coupe in structural integrity would make it more than worth the effort.

    Then have it trimmed to look like a soft top.


    The best way to go IMO.
     
  7. SinisterCustom
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    Drilled..........duh........:D

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  8. Angry Frenchman
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    where are the pics Chris???




     
  9. Cshabang
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    why, right here Jared. haha I was moving into my house and shop this past month, need more space in the shop and mocked her up quick. The rest of my parts werent there yet, so thats why its like that
     

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  10. mink
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    Can someone here tell me what they think of the patch panels available on the market for the Ford 26-27 coupes and their experience with them. I need door patches, rear, lower cowl patches and other patches.

    Are these panels coming from the same supplier. From my thread searches i have found some people have had success with the particular patches fitting and some not.
     
  11. Ragtop
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    I can tell you the trunk skins don't fit worth a shit. I did find the panel below the trunk to fit quite well - it was about 1/2" longer on the bottom than an original but that was easily taken care of. No experience with other panels but from what I hear - be careful! And I do believe they all come from the same place in Texas.
     
  12. SinisterCustom
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    I made my own 1/4 panel and rear panel under decklid....
     
  13. Love.

     
  14. Ragtop
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    Started fabbing up the floors
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  16. fiftyv8
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    I'll ask here since a lot of guys have 26/27 coupe.
    How do you install a front door glass into the door of a 26/27 coupe?
     
  17. Ragtop
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    Got the rest of the floor pretty well done:
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  18. oj
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    That is some nice looking tin, i am beyond jelous. Do the doors work? That is going to be supernice.
     
  19. oj
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    OkayOkay, i get the message.
    I cut mine yesterday, primed it and started getting color on it today. Check out my bones, my pride on joy there. I figured how to cut a taper on the lathe and made bungs to go to a model 'a' bone 1 3/8 to male 11/16ths 22thread for the early tierod ends.
     

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  20. oj
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    I've started on the cowl sheetmetal as well. It had 2 layers of sheetmetal and i couldn't metalfinish it. They had 1/2" of mud in some places.
    Anyway i cut the old stuff off the top and have started metalforming the top section. These pics are a few days old and i have come along further - i had to make a tool to form the jigjog along the top where it turns down to the dash. I'll show that part in the next pics.
    This is the blank piece, 18ga, and how i creep up on the shape. I did all this in a slip roller. I started to roll a reverse curve along where the stancheons go but decided to hold off until i got the jigjog bead made along the top for the windshield.
     

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  21. Cshabang
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    Its only mocked up and had framing spikes for hinge pins, but yeah, they work nice so far..haha When i saw the body, I couldnt say no, knowing I probably wont ever find another one this clean
     
  22. oj
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    Better not let 'mindover' see it, he'll be moved to tears!
    I wouldn't worry about the framing spike hingepins, that just means a farmer drove it at one time and they are authentic!
     
  23. Cshabang
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    haha, well, the cowl is from an old channeled race car, as are the panels behind the doors. The doors and turtle deck are insanely clean, so Im not sure a farmer had it haha
     
  24. My 26 project. JW[​IMG]
     
  25. hotrod--willys
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    Please don't cut me up:(
     

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  26. DaddyO's..Deuce
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    Hey fellow T owners, can someone give me a measurement from either the bottom of the belt line to the bottom of the body, or the bottom of the lower door hinge to the bottom of the body? Bottom of my 26 has been cut somewhere along the line and I was just wondering how much. Thanks
     
  27. lakeroadster
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    5-1/2" from the bottom of the door hinge to the bottom of the body on my '27 roadster.
     
  28. Ragtop
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    What body style?
     
  29. DaddyO's..Deuce
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    Sorry it's the coupe in my avatar.:)
     
  30. falcongeorge
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    You are gonna finish this car, you just dont know it yet...:D
     

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