Thin skinned

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2008: Thin skinned
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thunder on Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 10:42 pm:

Well..... Here are the first pics of my Speedster, "Civil Disobedience".

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b68/thunder_/DSCF0224.jpg

This project started after I bought my first Model T. A 1917 Touring. I bought it at a car show, that my Daughter had hosted, to raise money for her TSA Club. I went out to the swap meet area, with a friend. He walked me over to the trailer, said "here is your next car", then he left.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b68/thunder_/HPIM0332.jpg

I figured that it would be a long term project, so, I though I'd build a Speedster. The Touring came with a lot of extra parts, and another Model T guy here in Colorado, set me up with the rest, Thank you Dave Huson.

The front end was lowered with a fabricated "Z" bracket. Because that moved the front axle forward, I made up a pair of adjustable radius rods. The rear end was lowered with a set of "Z" brackets, from a vendor in La Habra California, where I grew up. I dont remeber his name, but I'm sure somebody else here does.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b68/thunder_/DSCF0222.jpg

The front axle was completly rebuilt with new king pins, bushings, and APCO ends. The steering colum has also been lowered, I plan on making up a heavier tie rod & drag link soon.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b68/thunder_/DSCF0221.jpg

The body wood, is red oak. All glued, screwed, and jointed. I'm in the process now, of skinning it with aluminum sheet, which is screwed into the wood, lik an airplane skin.

The wheels are Model A, and the rear axle will be built with floating hubs, modern seals & bearings, and high speed gears.

Typical of the way it was done "back then" I plan on rolling on the paint. It will be done in our company colors, so, black on top, white on the sides, and red wheels. So it should pretty much match the company bike. The "Evil Twin".

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b68/thunder_/HPIM0321.jpg

Which is a story for another day...


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