Chopped Model T (from 1962)

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I'm having too much fun with this one not to share. I've had this body since 1962. I painted it silver when I was a kid. I decided to use it to practice on with weathering powder a while back. I liked the way it came out so I decided to build a frame for it. About that time the original kit was reissued. I went ahead and made my frame from evergreen strips copying the repop the best I could. If you look close on mine at the firewall you will see the original ingraving with wires and such. They were cleaned off on the reissue.DSC03887.jpgDSC03889.jpg

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This is the frame I came up with. I used a '40 ford axel from my parts box and the rear end from a '50 Chevy pickup.DSC03892.jpgDSC03890.jpg

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The engine is a Buick Nailhead. I think it came in one of the AMT '40 fords. I made some home made headers for it today, hope I got 'em right. I think I got the carbs on backword. Oh well it's just for fun and I'm having loads of it! More to come.DSC03893.jpg

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Very nice! I picked up some of these off evilbay and all these posts for the 25 T coupe makes me want to dive in to mine. It would be my 2nd (and 3rd and 4th)! :D Need to see if the ones I picked up have the wires on the firewall.

Tim

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Cool !

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I've fallen, and I can't get up!

Come on...you know you thought it, too. :D

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just remember .. "a new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners."

think about it

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That is really cool ! I like the original firewall detail , too bad they cleaned it off .

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gonna be a cool lil hot rod Ron! as long as you are having fun, that is what its ALL about man!

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It ain't a hobby if you're not having fun.

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GREAT RUST!!!

:)

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This does look like fun! I agree regarding the firewall wiring; why in the world would they delete such nice detail?

As for the carb's: No problem. Just turn the motor around. :lol:

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Thanks for the comments! Now for some more fun. With all the interest in the firewall, I opened another new '25 Model T kit to show the new tool against the old. You will notice huge injector pin marks on the old casting, I removed them in the third photo. This may be why they cleaned up the original casting.DSC03889.jpgDSC03903.jpgDSC03898.jpg

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On my old body the cut outs on the bottom may or may not be original. I don't remember ever cutting them but, who know's?DSC03900.jpg

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Here's another shot of the Buick Nailhead and a shifter boot I made, still need a shifter knob.DSC03902.jpgDSC03901.jpg

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Here's a picture of my daughter jumping out of an airplane yesterday. It has nothing to do with this build but, just threw it in for fun, from a proud Dad. :lol:IMG_9466.jpg

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Why would anybody in their right mind jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Nice build going on.

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Her parachute looks like a dude.

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Why would anybody in their right mind jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Nice build going on.

Her parachute looks like a dude.

Too funny guys and thanks! Now back to the build (not really). This is where the original frame and other parts went so many years ago. I salvaged this one a few years back and recently added the wheels and tires. I probably have built the "T"s at least six times. I always had that left over body for some odd reason (the one I'm working on).DSC03880.jpg

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Test fit of body.DSC03894.jpgDSC03897.jpg

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I flat out love this build,wish this was the direction I took with the one I am doing,that engine looks right at home there and those headers are soooooooo sweet!

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It warms my heart to see old plastic brought back to life, very neat rod !!

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Nice work !

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Thanks for the comments guys, now some more fun! A friend donated a little skull I am useing for a radiator cap and a small gas pedal, thanks Tom. I put some sparkely on the seats and that's about it for nowDSC03911.jpgDSC03907.jpgDSC03908.jpg.DSC03912.jpg

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I'm liking the looks and the character of it. Cool going.

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