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 firstname.lastname@example.org
You may have seen these. does that help any?
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.
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)
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.
Glad to help!
Where did you get the parts? I had to make those new parts in the picture, for a friends coupe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A model A rear axle under that frame ? How does that work ?
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.
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 !!
These photos show my amateur attempt in assembling the rear sub frame. Mismatched corners, but you deal with what you have.
Don't know where the photos went. will try again.
These are the photos. Amateur work.
Nothing amateur looking there...looks great!
It is so nice to see this kind of work.
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!
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..........