So i figure some of you might need some motivation to pick up tools and work on your cars more.
Do further that goal here are a few pictures from when i was making my car.
Door catch using a real one as a sample.
Wow real crossmembers.
This hinge looks the part, right?
So now you should be inspired to grab a hacksaw and a file and go make something.
The americans are truly blessed with a good supply of parts compared to you in NZ and me in Sweden. I applaud your efforts - are you building / planning to build a second T now?
Please post more pictures - I'm getting inspired for the coming christmas holidays. Two weeks off work, that's lots of garage time ahead
Looks good! That remark, "If they made it once, we can make it again." comes to mind. And yes, we are very blessed that there are still so many Ts and T parts reasonably priced here in the USA. Even as late as 1966 I obtained 4 wheels, front and rear axle, for free. They said, "Haul 'em off we are trying to clean up the place." I could have had the frame also - but it would have been really hard to fit it into the sedan my folks were driving and they didn't want it strapped on top of their nice car.
Again thank you for sharing!
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Kep, I had a similar problem when I restored my 1912 Cadillac, It was missing a door latch. at the time I didn't have nearly as many good tools as I do now. Made the latch with a hacksaw, hammer and file. No one can tell the difference.
It can be done
Making parts is very rewarding. I would love to see more. Here is a door latch I made for my Maxwell.
Last week we made Toolboxes for on the Running Board.
Lat week I made another ambulance.
Anthonie, the tops of your tool boxes have flat topped extensions on them. Do they serve as steps for getting into a rumble seat?
It is amazing the parts that can be made with a little simple cutting, bending, and welding. A little creativity can go a long way.
I sometimes joke that I am a terrible hobbyist. After years of making custom parts for resurrecting partially original speedsters, and a few odd make horseless carriages, I sometimes find I need a part and I quickly figure out a way to make it rather than buy it from the suppliers. I do believe that they should be supported. But I can make it in an hour or two, and I would have to wait two days if I order it.
Thank you Kep, for this thread. I like to see how others figure out how to make things. Very nice work on that door latch!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Eric ; now it was on the model we had ,and is only for the show.