The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Slimegreeeeeen, Nov 19, 2011.
reminds me of when mine was coming together
I wish mine was that nice any finished pics.
I wouldn't say "finished" although I have put a few thousand miles on it.
This is what it looks like now,
waiting for the sun to come out so I can stretch it's legs some more
Doing a '26 coupe as a dirt track modified style build. Wide 5 hubs, Frankland quick change, will have a roll cage, keeping it really basic. The body is just sitting on the frame in the pictures (will be 2.5" channel in front and 1" at front of back tires). Tires and wheels will be 5.00-16 ribbed fronts on original Ford wide 5 wheels, rears will be 11.00-16 diamond tread on wheels built with new hoops and original Ford centers. Engine is undecided. One piece hood top and stock 23 grille shell. Have 2 bodies to combine to make one nice one along with a few patch panels. Sitting on a Speedway Model A frame I kind of inherited in a deal.
Installed my windshield with glass, getting closer
Wow, that looks really good!
That thing is coming together nicely.
I'm pleased to report that after a prolonged coma, my T is now at Mercury Charlie's and we're making some real progress, with Charlie guiding me through the metalwork needed to get the floorboards in. So far, I've fabbed a secondary firewall, the transition pieces from the firewall to the floorboards, rounded the front cowl, boxed the subrails, filled all holes in the firewall, filled all the trim holes, hammered and dollied, welded, and done lots of sheet metal cutting and grinding.
After years of letting others do all the hard work, I'm knee-deep in learning how to do it myself, thanks to a unique arrangement with Charlie. I wrote his new website and his Rodder's Jornal ad campaign, and he's returning the hours I spent teaching me to use the metalworking equipment and coaching me through the finer points of the build.
It's been one of the greatest experiences of my life. More to come.
fabbed a secondary firewall to hide wires and offer more heat and sound deadening,
Here's mine from Tinny's Rod Shop in Sellersville, PA Mantuajohn
Nice work. Inspiring.
Do you have a build thread on this fine looking chassis and the rest of the car?
No, not much of the rest of the car yet. Just some rusty roadster panels right now, but a lot of sheetmetal work to come.
Keep us posted. Would love to see more of that chassis
Slowly but surely making progress on mine
My $hit box, well what’s left that I have to work with anyways
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Looks awesome What about around the back did you buy a wood kit or make you own I’m going to tackle my soon and not 100% what to do.
Thanks for the kind words.
I made my own out of a couple hunks of maple.. there are some pictures and words in my build thread.
the '27 Roadster saga wood post
Tonight I’m a picture whore
Walking into my garage this is what I see
I was just looking for wood for a '26 RPU. One ad had all the pieces laid out and labeled. One piece was labeled "top of seat". It wasn't exactly the same, but very close. I'm just about willing to bet that is what that piece is for. But don't know if a stock seat had wood there or not in the coupe. Mine is ash in the wood stove now. Made great kindling.
Inner firewall will allow us to route wires behind it and double insulate the firewall to the keep heat down.
The rear corners of the frame now have body mounts that I fabbed from 2"X 2" box steel, angle cut.
We welded 3/8" bolts to the underside then boxed in the angle cut.
The underside of the bolt heads tap down into two more tabs mounted just aft of
front door jambs on the other frame.
Still need to slightly fine tune the inner firewall, but it wll be removable with tabs and thumb screws.
Another shot of the Mercury Charlie Zee frame. Next, we will be refining the placement of the rear driveshaft loop, having forgotten that the 9" carrier is offset. Doh!
Here a shot of the toe-board before installation. Five folds in all. Thankful for having access to a box break.
Still thinking about the three headlight idea. I kinda like it, but it would take a fair share of fabrication to float it of the spring perch.
Going to be fun to see how this one ended up.
Alot of cool ideas floating around.
Where is the build thread on this? I looked but can’t seem to find it. Very inspiring! Love the stance in That first pic, it’s going to be a bad bitch!!
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Here's my t as I found it.
Been slowly working on it.
Nothing real special, just using what I have kicking around the shop. Also put a 9" Ford rear in it.
Picked up the model a bed for the t bucket. Also found a nice old set of mag wheels and a '32 grill/shell.
Actually it's not a model A bed. Not sure what it was.
Grille and shell look like 34-35 Chevy Standard to me.
Really! That's pretty cool. Thanks for the id on it.
Wow that wood look awesome
Some updated pics rolled it out side today
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