1926 Coupe

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Scott on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 04:10 pm:

I have a 1926 coupe body that I am restoring. Where can I find a drawing that shows how the rear corners are assembled? The rest is all there but the corners were rusted so bad that I could not tell how they were assembled. I have all the patch panels and have made new sub frames but the corners have me at a loss. Any help, thanks

Jim Scott jsjk@sbcglobal.net


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 04:38 pm:

You may have seen these. does that help any?
https://www.modeltford.com/i/c/1418715l.jpg


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Scott on Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 02:58 pm:

Already have them. Need to know how the sub frame and cross frame connect in the corner. There are about four or five parts that interconnect there.
Like a jigsaw puzzle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Clark-Deer Lodge, Tn on Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 08:05 pm:

There is two different corners to the '26-27 coupe, which do you have. One the corner is a 45 degree corner, and the other is butt up square. (mine)

Pat




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Clark-Deer Lodge, Tn on Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 08:17 pm:

Another picture

Pat


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Scott on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:09 pm:

Thank you Thank you Thank you. This is exactly
what I needed. The last photo is better than what I have. I have all the parts but was not sure how to fit them together. Now I do.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Clark-Deer Lodge, Tn on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:56 pm:

Glad to help!
Where did you get the parts? I had to make those new parts in the picture, for a friends coupe.

Pat


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:04 pm:

You need to contact Vern in New Orleans, Vern (Vieux Carre).

He is rebuilding a 26 coupe that makes yours look pristine.

Do a keyword search on his name and send him a PM.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Scott on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 05:19 pm:

The cross piece I got from Howells. The two corner pieces are from model T heaven. The sub rails were bent up out of sheet.
How you made that curved flange is beyond me.
I have photos but they are to big. I will post when I figure out how to reduce them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Vern (Vieux Carre) on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:43 am:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/757386.html?1512294734
James, above is the link to my project and I have the corner patch panels too but they are too short to connect up to good metal. So, I'm making my own corners with a bead roller, brake and a shrinker, still playing and learning before I do the real thing. The sub-frame is welded up but the body is also shot all around the bottom, not quite original, as I may overlap instead of butt weld.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Scott on Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 04:24 am:

Vern,
Unbelievable work. Your dedication and skill level is many levels above mine.

Dose anyone know where I can find a driver side quarter window garnish molding?

Photos of my starting point.










Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham, Blackfoot, Idaho on Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:22 am:

A model A rear axle under that frame ? How does that work ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Scott on Friday, January 19, 2018 - 03:57 am:

At the time of the photo it was just setting on a model a chassis. Now it is on a T frame and in the body shop getting patch panels. Very observant.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham, Blackfoot, Idaho on Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:11 am:

Not enough to tell the rear frame member A from T ! I kinda thought so Scott, but you never know what interesting adaptations may lurk. I'm also admiring the fine work you are doing here ! Beautiful !!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Scott Hawthorne, Nv. on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 08:34 pm:

These photos show my amateur attempt in assembling the rear sub frame. Mismatched corners, but you deal with what you have.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Scott Hawthorne, Nv. on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 08:37 pm:

Don't know where the photos went. will try again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Scott Hawthorne, Nv. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 05:35 pm:

These are the photos. Amateur work.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 05:46 am:

Nothing amateur looking there...looks great!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 10:40 am:

It is so nice to see this kind of work.
Thanks
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Vern (Vieux Carre) on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 02:51 pm:

James,
I do not deserve that honor. I'm impressed with what you are doing. Did you make or buy those side rails? Thanks for the photos, they help me!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Scott Hawthorne, Nv. on Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 05:49 pm:

the side rails are made locally. cut a 2 inch piece out and took it to a machine shop and had two 4 foot sticks bent up. did the cuts for the end and running them forward to the first vertical support. the wheel flare is now missing. oh well..........


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