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

  1. I care.

    So what's the plan for lowering the top irons? I'm re-doing the top on the Tourer so enquiring minds need to know...
     
  2. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
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    Slowly chipping away

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  3. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
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    Glad you liked it! No build thread because there hasn't been enough action to justify it yet. If I could get my Falcon sold the injection of cash would really get things moving, but until then I'm just nibbling around the edges.
     
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  4. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
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    That's a crossing-that-bridge-when-I-get-there project at the moment, as the level of three-dimensional thinking will require having everything on hand, I think. Originally, I was just going to run tonneau covers, but my wife was insistent we have a top. I must admit that I like the jaunty look of a folded top anyway, and side curtains will extend the driving season nicely.
     
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  5. MMM1693
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
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    Here's mine. Finished this spring and drove it about 3000 miles. A few engineering flaws to work out this winter. A build thread to follow, coming soon, I hope. IMG_3624.JPG
     
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  7. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    I picked up this '25 coupe body a couple of months ago. I wasn't looking for a project, but I couldn't pass up a rust free body for the price. It's been in a barn loft for the last 50 years. Still has working window regulators and everything.

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  8. metal man
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    Been working on it in my spare time since bringing it home.

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  9. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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    I think you went a little overboard on the big and littles....lol
     
  10. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    Haha, yea, it looks kind of weird. That's a cart that it was on when I picked it up. He wouldn't give up the cart.

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  11. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    The insane roof proportions on those pre '26 T coupes are the best, the roof almost looks like it gets bigger at the top. I'm much more of a roadster guy than a coupe guy but I must admit I really like those, and that one looks like a real honey!
     
  12. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    I actually prefer them over the much more common 26-27 coupes...I like the goofy proportions. The only bad thing about them is all the wood. I'm replacing all the lower wood , front posts, and top wood with steel. The rest is in great shape so I'll leave it.

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  13. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    Here's the frame we made for it. It may not look like it, but we started with two pair of '33-'34 Ford boxing plates, shortened, sectioned, and kicked up the rear. Then the top and bottom pieces were cut to fit the body. I don't like the looks of a front axle stretched out in front of the radiator, so a lot of work went into keeping the axle under the radiator, and keeping a short wheelbase (101").

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  14. My RPU slowly going back together.:cool: JW
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  15. AndersF
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    Slowly or not but its comming together.
     
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  16. Blue One
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    Slowly could be a theme word.
    But things are happening. :cool:
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  17. metal man
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    We set the body on the frame for the first time last night. [​IMG]

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  18. fiftyv8
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    Any T coupes out there running Jaguar IRS setups???
     
  19. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    There are alot of them. But that are more after hamb era so you problaby dont see many here.
     
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  20. Stock Racer
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
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    IMG_0403.JPG IMG_1874.JPG Been gathering parts for nearly 7 years. Retired in June and got serious about this in October. Here is where I'm at...
     
  21. metal man
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  22. Crocodile
    Joined: Jun 16, 2016
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    Not quite building yet, but slowly collecting parts. I have a 26 T coupe body, and about 3/4th's of another. The second one has been cut in half, I have the rear section minus the decklid, and the cowl cut from the same body. Missing the windshield frame and doors when I got it, and I have since found a really nice passenger door.
    I plan to combine the best of both cars to build a nice one, and hang the rest back together for a future project, or to use as trading stock.
     
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  23. Late to the Party
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    Love those tall tops on the pre-'26 T's. :)
     
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  24. PHIL COOPY
    Joined: Jul 20, 2016
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  25. sodakmini
    Joined: Jun 28, 2011
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    from Pierre, SD

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    Slowly reassembling. ‘27 2 dr sedan. Chopped 8”
     
  26. Mine back together and 1/2 an hour into the test drive, no ''real'' issues and just a few details to sort and finish like shifter boot and finish wiring the charging system. JW
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  27. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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    Glad to see you got it back up and running!! Enjoy
     
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  28. Cheers, my goal was to have it running and driving by the end of 2017. Fired her up Saturday, drove her around the farm Sunday and took her to a Hot Rod breakfast Monday, still need to get it certified for NZ...soon. JW
     
  29. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
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    A little 3-spring in the works. 20171203_204039.jpg
     
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  30. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    I guess it's a project,
    it ain't done yet and it does seem to be evolving slowly..
    Very slowly..
    Here it is out and about yesterday..

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