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25 Ford Model-T Tow Truck - update: 05/11/13

Model T tow truck scratch built AMT 25 T

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#161 Alyn

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:03 AM

thanks guys, for your continued support of this project. I started prepping the body for paint yesterday, so I should be able to post up some color shots in the next few days.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:44 PM

and finally some color. I figured this two-tone combo of black and green would give a nice vintage look.

 

fenders:

 

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body:

 

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now that the paint's flowing, this thing is finally starting to look like something.

 

I love how paint transforms ...

 

and the last one for now;

 

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Edited by Alyn, 09 April 2013 - 07:48 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

All I can say is wow.

 

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:01 PM

Spectacular, Alyn!



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

We really need a drooling smiley over here guys, it's builds like this that ruin my keyboard!

 

Beautiful color choice Alyn, you couldn't have selected a better combination! 



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

I agree Alyn , colors are great for this build, paint looks awesome! boom and winch look killer too! fabulous work buddy



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

thanks for the support, gents, and glad to hear the color's working.

 

I rounded up some better detail shots of some of the chassis/engine detail. Though some of you guys might prefer a closer seat.

 

Here's a close up with a better shot of the battery and cables

 

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engine close up

 

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another angle. You can see the T clamps and bolts not provided by the kit

 

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steering linkage

 

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gas tanks and rear parking brake linkage

 

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

rolled her outside for one final bare chassis shot

 

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:50 PM

there was mention* a while back about "gaskets". this is an example, in a small scale, where i think a head gasket adds a great degree of interest. we know it's not scale thinkness, but it does serve to identify and define two separate assemblies. nice touch. well, along with the other dozens ...

 

any chance of getting a look at the driver's side?

 

 

* don't remember the thread.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:05 AM

there was mention* a while back about "gaskets". this is an example, in a small scale, where i think a head gasket adds a great degree of interest. we know it's not scale thinkness, but it does serve to identify and define two separate assemblies. nice touch. well, along with the other dozens ...

 

any chance of getting a look at the driver's side?

 

 

* don't remember the thread.

 

Here's a couple of shots of the drivers side. You can see in this view that the head gasket is pretty thin. I think it was .005". The shots showing the rear of the engine are deceiving and make the head gasket appear to be thicker than it actually is. Fortunately, the rear will not be seen in the finished model.

 

thanks for checking in

 

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:38 AM

beautiful; thanks



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:04 AM

I guess I should remind you Alyn, never wrap you're thumb around the crank when starting a T model ...............

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:22 PM

I guess I should remind you Alyn, never wrap you're thumb around the crank when starting a T model ...............

 

Thanks, Ed. After researching for this project, I decided to use it as the topic for an upcoming Toastmasters speech. I plan on giving a speech to my local Toastmasters group this Wednesday on how to drive a Model-T. There will certainly be a paragraph on the start up proceedure, and keeping your thumbs, wrists and arms intact. :)



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:28 AM

looks like you will have this done for the Heartland Alyn? beautiful work



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

looks like you will have this done for the Heartland Alyn? beautiful work

 

Thanks, Bill. I hope to have it wrapped up in about a week. Mostly final assembly left to go, and some minor painting chores. I've been waiting to hear a report from your Salina, Kansas trip. Sounds like there was a good turn out at the KAMS show.

 

Here's where I'm at today. Trying to get to the point where the fenders can be permanently attached to the chassis. Here's the wooden floor boards, cut and shaped from basswood and stained with Minwax #211 Provincial without clear. Now I'm trying to decide what kind of glue I have that will adhere to both wood and painted plastic.

 

The pedals stick up through a hole in the floor, so the brass plate is necessary to close up the hole.

 

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This assembly will mount to the rear of the truck frame and be lifted into position by the hook on the wrecker boom. The pivoting bar can then be bound to another vehicle for towing(and lifting).

 

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I'm also trying to create a set of tools for the truck; just something to toss into an open toolbox. The tool tray is made from some .005 brass folded up and soldered with a brass tubing handle on top. The tire iron, screw driver and hammer are scratch built. The wrenches are laser cut cardboard; primed and then painted black and topped with Alclad chrome.

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:21 AM

looks sweet Alyn!! awesome weathering on the boom, love the tool box!



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:03 AM

Thank you, Bill

 

Today I said goodbye to some of my favorite chassis details; finally glued the fenders and floor pan on. I first added the fuel lines, then out came the epoxy. I created an outlet for the bottom of the gas tank by turning a piece of brass, then added copper wire for a fuel line running up to the carburetor. The wire is roughly .017" diameter which would be around3/8" or so in scale. You can also see the brass brake rod and clevis. I used Blacken-It to get the darker color. It doesn't obscure the details like black paint would.

 

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:57 AM

Beautiful details and attention to . . . excellent build.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:33 AM

that's ok Alyn, we all know those beautiful details are there even tho they will be hard to see now, looks fantastic, will you be bringing this to the GSL??



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:49 AM

Thanks, Virgil. Your opinion is always highly valued.

 

Bill, I'm pedaling as fast as I can to get this done in time for GSL.

 

Looking forward to seeing you and Gina. It'll be cool to see the California Charger on the tables as well as any others you may bring.

 

Finished up the firewall last night, so It's ready to go in.

 

The white insulators on the front are short sections of styrene rod, drilled out to accept spark plug wires (lower row), and the primary wiring coming from the front of the motor (upper).

 

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wooden coil box on the back side will be mostly hidden under the dash.

 

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