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  1. 1LIFE2LIVE
    Joined: Oct 20, 2006
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    Here's my 27 rpu. Body started as the front half of a sedan. Lengthened the body 4" custom frame and bed. Currently loaded and heading out to detroit for the autorama in the morning.

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  2. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
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    Don't get much better than that. Very nice.
     
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  3. Graham, i had a good look over your front end and I saw it is well built and sturdy, my point was that you don't need a panhard bar if its built right as was the one above yours. JW

     
  4. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 766

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    I had a great day yesterday.
    For the first time i got my frame off the weldingtable
    and could have a look at it on the floor.
    I think i have to lower the engine in the frame otherwise it looks as i wanted.
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  5. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    Lookin good anders
     
  6. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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  7. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    Have now tested the body on the frame and they fit together as intended.
    I will lower the engine 2 in the frame and then starts the boring restoration
    of the body.
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  8. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,143

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    from ct.

    Here's mine...has a 32 frame, Pontiac super duty motor, Highland quickie, etc. need to get back to work on it soon...Have been following Anderson's build, great one to steal ideas from.
     

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  9. So I posted the progress (or lack thereof) on 26 COOP in January before GNRS. However, to go to the GNRS, I delayed a knee replacement until February 24. Unfortunately, I was still recovering when we had the last snowstorm of the season. The Harbor Freight canopy couldn't take the load and collapsed. My friend with the '41 Chevy taking up room in my garage, actually said the replacement canopy was on him. What a friend! Actually, I designed the frame and provided the materials and he paid a contractor friend doing remodeling on his house to put it together. It works to a T! Someday I will move it elsewhere on the property and make a paint booth or something out of it.
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    After:
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    But now my knee is working well enough for me to be back in the garage, so I am working on fitting the Tremec TKO3550 to the flywheel and bellhousing, incuding a RAM hydraulic release bearing.....as usual with hot rodding, it needs one thing after another modified to fit:
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    It's good to be back in the garage........
     
  10. Good for you, Jim! :)
     
  11. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,924

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    I've got a '23 T roadster with a turtle deck I'm trying to figure out when to work in.
    Plans are for an early style hot rod that would have been built on a budget.
     
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  12. Good to see another one with a 354! You gonna chop it?
     
  13. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 766

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    It is a Dodge 270 from 55 in my car.
    The plan is around 6 inch if i get headroom left for that when my seatingposition is settled.
     
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  14. Oops! Should have seen the RED RAM lettering on the top of the valve cover. It's still a HEMI! I am thinking the same way on the chop....6".
     
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  15. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
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    I have always liked tall Ts, but whatever you dicide to do, I hope you don't overdo the chop. To me one that has been chopped too much looks wrong, unless it is a lakes build. JMO :rolleyes:
     
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  16. I totally agree with you Dick.:D JW
     
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  17. Can't say that I agree.....I still have in my memory a chopped and channeled 26/27 with its flat top at the Salt that looked soooooo KOOL to this at-the-time 14-year old kid.

    As to 26T Ford RPU.......with a RPU you don't have head clearance to worry about, anyway! LOL.

    My '33 Plymouth Coupe is chopped and channeled (2-3/4" and 4", respectively), My '40 Ford Coupe is chopped and channeled (3" and 2-1/2" respectively) and each was made to fit my body! So the T will be made to fit my body, as well. Now as to my '53 Studebaker Coupe........I always wanted to chop a curved glass top......

    But then there's my own body. I wish I had enough hair to have a flat top.
     
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  18. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    For me a chopped top screams hotrod to me and add to the attitude.
    But i am with you about taking to much out. That is for lake cars and
    look wrong for me on streetdriven rods.
    The desision on how much i gonna take out will be one of the last
    thing i do on the car.
     
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  19. Followed most of your build Anderson and you must be happy with your efforts........ it ROCKS:cool::cool::cool::D JW
     
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  20. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
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    Keep in mind, you can always remove more if you decide you want to, but it is more difficult to add it back in. At least keep the pieces you cut out just in case you ever decide to go back to a taller version. :)
     
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  21. Anders, you will get your chop looking just right and give the body an overall pleasing balance. Your build is way cool so far.:cool::DJW
     
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  22. Zandoz
    Joined: Jan 23, 2012
    Posts: 307

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    I'm in the planning and parts acquisition phase of a T project. This is going to sound weird, but it is going to be a '23 T style modified, but based on the proportions of the old 50s bobtail T bucket Tweedy Pie. Back when I was a kid going through my uncles hot rod mags, Tweedy Pie was the first car to really capture my attention. Fast forward 50 years, and I was blown away when I saw Sota's Mutt Special.
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  23. I'm not building one today but if I could sell enough stuff soon enough I would be trying to get this one built in time for the HAMB drags this year. All I lack is just buying it. :D

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  24. Man I would really be sweating getting that one finished. :rolleyes:

    That little T is w sweet, running and driving it would be hard for me to keep it off the road long enough to make any real changes to it. :cool:
     
  25. Yesterday I said to myself, "Aw heck, I'm gonna install the hemi in 26 COOP!" So, into the garage she went, I cut the firewall out, and have it mocked up in place:

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    It feels good to be doin' somethin' on it....plus I am scheduled to pick a 331 for 53 COOP, and need the space in the garage!
     
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  26. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 766

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    Looks good in there.
     
  27. dubie
    Joined: Aug 17, 2004
    Posts: 698

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    27 T roadster build is under way
     

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  28. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,107

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    Yesterday I said to myself, "Aw heck, I'm gonna install the hemi in 26 COOP!" So, into the garage she went, I cut the firewall out, and have it mocked up in place:

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    It feels good to be doin' somethin' on it....plus I am scheduled to pick a 331 for 53 COOP, and need the space in the garage!

    That fills up that space so well! Nothing like a hemi to make a hot rod look fast. :cool:
     
  29. This weekend I finished up the front mounts and now need to build the tranny mounts. The engine looked waaay too big on the engine stand, but looks right now:

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    As to the red hemi with a to-be-purple car....all my hemis ar red!
     
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  30. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,555

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    Looks great !
     

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