Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model T (1909-1927)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
flatheadpete
Member
 
flatheadpete's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Flint, MI
Posts: 33
Default Hot rod T sedan

Here it is. Bought this a couple months ago. '27 Sedan. Gonna basically restore the body. I will, however, do an unusual top insert. Top secret stuff, there. 2x4 frame, channeled 4". Flat front cossmember w/spring behind axle (mounted to split 'bones. Stock Model A rear crossmember. Gonna be low without the aid of a dropped axle. '36 Ford front, '55 Chevy rear axle (freebie!). Juice brakes (40's ft, '55 Chevy rear), steel wheels and bias plies. Scored a Studebaker 289 last week. Has a T10 bellhousing on it so I can park a T5 right there. Engine runs great. Pretty excited about this build. Gonna be fun.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 005.jpg (61.5 KB, 52 views)
flatheadpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 10:18 AM   #2
Kirby1374
Senior Member
 
Kirby1374's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Coquille, Or
Posts: 280
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

sounds like a good parts list. I will be keeping an eye on it
Kirby1374 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 05-10-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
26Tudor
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In the redwoods of NorCal
Posts: 27
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

For some strange reason, this build is quite appealing to me.....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN0010 copy.jpg (79.8 KB, 35 views)
26Tudor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 04:02 PM   #4
flatheadpete
Member
 
flatheadpete's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Flint, MI
Posts: 33
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Getting my steel for the frame later this week. Cut and weld, cut and weld. Sould be a roller shortly.
flatheadpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 04:22 PM   #5
Ray Parson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Flint MI
Posts: 689
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Dont forget to bevel grind then weld
Ray Parson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 06:06 PM   #6
flatheadpete
Member
 
flatheadpete's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Flint, MI
Posts: 33
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Yep. And fishplates on every seam. Drilled fishplates. Gotta have some style to them!
flatheadpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
Paul from Maine
Senior Member
 
Paul from Maine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oxford Hills, Maine
Posts: 325
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Is it going to be powered by the stuff in the four cylinders sitting on the cowl?
Paul from Maine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 10:55 AM   #8
Vanspeed
Senior Member
 
Vanspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Waterford, Mich.
Posts: 3,172
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Good to see you on here Pete, very excited about what you are going to do with my old T. Watching for sure.
__________________
Respecting and Resurrecting Ford Model A's.
Vanspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 08:57 PM   #9
flatheadpete
Member
 
flatheadpete's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Flint, MI
Posts: 33
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Frame will be all tacked together by the weekend. 2x4 with a taper cut in it from the cowl forward. Flat front xmember and a Model A rear on a kick-up. I'll keep ya updated.
flatheadpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 09:27 PM   #10
Vanspeed
Senior Member
 
Vanspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Waterford, Mich.
Posts: 3,172
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Sounds good Pete, can't wait for the updates.
__________________
Respecting and Resurrecting Ford Model A's.
Vanspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 10:56 AM   #11
T.W.Dustin
Member
 
T.W.Dustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 54
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Sounds like a great project - looking forward to updates.
T.W.Dustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 12:32 AM   #12
David Stroud
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mound City, MO.
Posts: 35
Send a message via Yahoo to David Stroud
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Looks like a lot of hot rodders on here. Dave
David Stroud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 07:13 PM   #13
flatheadpete
Member
 
flatheadpete's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Flint, MI
Posts: 33
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Well, finally started to build my frame today. 2x4 with it tapered and pinched up front and drilled and sleeved holes. Flat x-member with the Ford I Beam hung with the spring attatched to the split A bones. '55 Chevy truck rearend (3.55 gear) hung from an A x-member with a kick-up and '40 Ford rear bones. Gonna be channeled 4" to hide the frame. This should put it at about 3" off the ground at the lowest point. NOw, time for some TV and a beer....I've earned it, today.
flatheadpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 08:19 PM   #14
jackdaron
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Brownsburg,In.
Posts: 383
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

I thought they had their own forum??
jackdaron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2010, 03:02 AM   #15
Graham 37
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

There does seem to be a hot rod forum, but no one has used it yet apparently. It's painful to read about the indignities they inflict on the poor old Model T. Just bypass their threads.

Graham
Graham 37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2010, 12:03 PM   #16
flatheadpete
Member
 
flatheadpete's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Flint, MI
Posts: 33
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Here's my take...I could spend $20k to restore a $7,000 care. Or I could spend $7,000 and build a $20k car.
And, I've been on the HAMB for 7 yrs. spreading the gospel of TRADITIONAL HOT RODS.
flatheadpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2010, 12:48 PM   #17
Jack Innes
Senior Member
 
Jack Innes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Brooklin, Ontario
Posts: 704
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Pete,

You are sadly correct in the finance dept. It goes to reinforce the dedication of the restorer to preserving a bit of history even if it is not financially viable.
If you choose the right antique the story can be different. Check out a couple of Ts for sale right now on the HCCA classified site.

I certainly advocate "to each his own" & thought the old Fordbarn section on customs & rods was great. It appears when we check out that section now it takes us to another site which deals with customs, etc. in general (very well I might add!). Ryan -- it appears there is not actually a Rod & Custom FORD site!! It is needed on the Fordbarn .
Jack Innes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2010, 01:33 PM   #18
David Stroud
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mound City, MO.
Posts: 35
Send a message via Yahoo to David Stroud
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Well said Jack. Dave
David Stroud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2010, 07:54 PM   #19
flatheadpete
Member
 
flatheadpete's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Flint, MI
Posts: 33
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

Who wants to race?
flatheadpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2010, 07:58 PM   #20
Model T Monte
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vici,Okla.
Posts: 256
Default Re: Hot rod T sedan

I too have noticed a drop in actual resto guys here. Monte
Model T Monte is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.