Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Terminator"

Building the T is getting exciting! While my friend Ed Gallagher in Denver is building his 32 roadster, I felt I needed to push forward on the T.



Work continued this Labor Day weekend. I used a scrap Model A frame for cross-member supports, they are extremely strong and should help stiffen the frame.

As you can see, I’m avoiding boxing the frame. Boxing frames is a newer construction technique; it was uncommon in the hot rod heyday and so will not make into my racecar. My goal is 100% vintage or hand-made parts --save for a maintenance parts like bushings, tires, filters, or little things like fasteners.



I also took some time to trim the blue T body to fit the frame. Two-thirds of the trunk floor is now missing so the rear kick-up has somewhere to go. The hot rodder I bought the body from also had a ramshackle steel framework in the cowl to support a sprint style aluminum steering box. I removed that and a floor supports also made of steel tube.
Now the body is lighter and more stock then when I bought it. The car is going to be a simple track car devoid on many trinkets & gizmos.

6 comments:


  1. تركيب جبس بورد بالرياض شركة تركيب جبس بورد بالرياض
    معلم دهانات بالرياض معلم دهانات بالرياض
    ارخص نقل اثاث بجدة ارخص نقل اثاث بجدة
    فني تركيب ورق جدران بالرياض فني تركيب ورق جدران بالرياض
    نقل عفش من الدمام الى الاردن شركة نقل عفش من الدمام الى الاردن


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