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Rusti'z 1920-26 Ford T bucket (of rust) Discussion

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This thing is sexy. Continue.

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Step 1.

Buy the hobby car manual and read it 27 times, then read it again.

It will have every piece of information you need and will answer all your questions.

Step 2.

Don't post anything until you've repeated step 1 another 12 times.

Step 3.

Build a sweet rod.

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As per above.

 

If you don't want to deal with the certification, either accept that you will be closed road/display only or restore it VCC-spec stock.

 

For the front axle, something Model A based would give you more options I expect.

 

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http://www.nsra.org.uk/newforum/showthread.php?58359-Model-T-GOW-JOB-!!-Hand-built-steel-body

 

Or, something like this could be built...

 

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http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/177724.html?1292927515

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Yes the A based axle is what i aim to use in a later version.  Was hoping to make basically stock vehical at first.

 

This one is stock-ish componants, but lower with different wheels.

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Thought it looked alright.

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Oh yes, I've seen that one before - is sweet.

 

I've got a Model A axle hanging on my wall, somewhat earmarked for a future project. Also a 2T-B under a bench.

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If you don't want to deal with the certification, either accept that you will be closed road/display only or restore it VCC-spec stock.

 

This^^^

 

The Triumph Herald based kit car thing that we're currently working on (zebra dude's) could be put onto the road with some major monumental modifications and a whole lot of headaches. So instead we've accepted that it will be a runabout for at car shows/on the property etc so we will never even bother to make it road legal in the slightest. 

 

You need to make a decision regarding the intended use of your vehicle, stick with it then continue down that path. 

I vote for doing whatever the hell you want and not bothering about the legalities. Hoon around at Jalopy dust ups, Kumeu, car shows etc and enjoy it every time.

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It is not that i don't want to cert' it, it is that i want to register it as genuinely old and do modifications later then get cert's for them at one time.

  Road use would be nice, because i don't get out to car shows or that dust up thing, even though i'd like to.

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you sure have set yourself an impossible task! my suggestion is you push into corner for now buy hobby manual study it like monk for a few years talk to old boys around ask if you can come look at there hotrod builds figure out how they jump through loop holes in the cert process or you need to buy something more complete and modify to your liking. scratch build cars are not even slightly easy to get certed. 

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/specialist-cars/hot-rods/auction-858283055.htm

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Perhaps even have a yarn to some of the good old boys at the Whangarei branch of the Vintage Car Club. When I was a member there back in the 80's there were a few real hard out Model T and A fans among them. Some of them might be still alive / active in the club.

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Did you make the inner door part in the photo?

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Did you make the inner door part in the photo?

Yes, is it wrong?

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Where do you live that you can't find a sheetmetal shop with sheetmetal tools? Papua new guinea or Invercargill or?

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Yes, is it wrong?

 

 

No its not wrong, I thought it was good. Did you find the hinges I gave you?

 

 

I have seen people use an old bonnet to make the back part of the seat and body as they have the right curves. 

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you seem to be in auckland enough to be able to go south auckland or north shore steel surely they have all steel needs

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 Did you find the hinges I gave you?

Yes.  Now to find the correct bolts.

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Yes.  Now to find the correct bolts.

 

They have countersink screws or the door wont close, the hinge pin looks like a long rivet.

 

 

I found one foot long bit of sub frame rail, is that any use to you?

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They have countersink screws or the door wont close, the hinge pin looks like a long rivet.

 

 

I found one foot long bit of sub frame rail, is that any use to you?

yes

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