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Some pics from my build

Discussion in 'Photo Album' started by Spanky, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. EX JUNK

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    At least you have a very neat and orderly garage to finish the great start that you have there. Neatness counts in my book.

    Jim
     
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    You're right, Mike. 15 years! Many times I wondered if I'd ever get 'er done, but some good friends from the St Louis Chapter of NTBA helped me bring it on home! Keep the dream alive & it will happen! Never, never, never give up!!!
    (BTW, that pic is the first cruise I attended after getting it roadworthy. What a blast!)
     
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    Mine took a good 17 years including building the chassis and sorting out Akerman .
     
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    1968 - 2002 ...34 years....stick with it .
     
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    If I could actually work on mine, it would take shape... Too many other issues requiring my time presently.
     
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    From the time I started until I could actually drive it, about 5 years. 30 years later, I'm still tweaking/ changing things. You're never done.
     
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    That is so true! Once you’re driving you don’t want to do anything to keep it from running.
     
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    That is exactly right. I never want to do anything that will make unable to be driven for any length of time.
     
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    This is my T at 5yrs, I envisioned 1 1/2 yrs tops to finish and be on the road! I seem to have lost my get up and go. But I am heading out now.

    Mike - I like the little 'nerf bar' detail on your front axle. Any more pics of the axle assembly?
    Mike Js T2.jpg
     
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    Holy cow! 15 years! I know how the time flies. I thought i would build mine in a couple years too, But it's been 5 years now and still tying up the loose ends.
    Good job on your car Spanky
     
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    I have been dragging mine around since 1998 from place to place and just started really working on it 3 years ago.
    Wow time flies.
     
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    Thanks! I feel better about letting mine sit. I need to get back after it, but something else always seems to come up.
     
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    I’ll have some tomorrow
     
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    I was looking at your build thread Spanky, excellent work sir! That T looks great in yellow......I'm partial to yellow myself.
     
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    That's a nice looking ride Pushrod. Are those American Racing wheels? What size tires are you running? I like that combination. I'm trying to figure out what size tires to un on mine.
    Gary
     
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    My rolling stock is indeed American Racing Torq-thrusts, 15 x 10 on back, and 14 x 6 on front. Tires are BFG Euro TA’s – 305/50-15, and All-Season Radials - 185/60-14. I've always liked the look of the American 'mags' - kind of a '60's thing I guess . . . :rolleyes:o_O
     
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    Me too!! Sorry Spanky, I thought that was his ride. I guess it was too early.:):)
     
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    Spanky's ride is sweet, wish I had one like that.:thumbsup:
     
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    Really Awesome photos, Spanky! I see I have a lot to learn! Thanks!
    Bob
     
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    Spanky, great proportions, but just how loud is the exhaust ?

    John
     






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