My first post on this fantastic forum.
Back in about 2002 I decided that should I ever go down the path of another old car project, it’d be a T Ford Speedster.
In 2010 I decided to do something about turning the idea into a thing.
The week before Christmas I took delivery of my project from my Panel & Paint chap and I now have it parked in my Garage. What a great Christmas present it was/is.
Not having any mechanical qualifications (Dinosaur darkroom photographer) I’m pretty proud of the way it turned out. The only jobs I gave to other people, specialists, was fitting up the body work, paint and the engine/gearbox rebuild. (several mods there too)
Built from bits n pieces that I scrounged from Australia, the USofA, New Zealand and the UK.
The photos show it the day my mate and I picked it up.
There is, obviously, work still to be done.The seats need to be trimmed, install the battery box, finish the wiring, run a fuel line, some adjustments to the brakes, and cut and install the floor boards.
Anyway, I hope you like what you see,
This is my idea of how a speedster should look. Peeling body parts off
a car and lowering only makes a stripped out car. Very nicely done, Sir.
Really nice speedster so far. Keep us informed as to the progress.
“Thank You” Gentlemen,
Last Wednesday, we took the seats to the motor trimmer.
Because of its higher oil content, and therefore better resistance to Ultra Violet, the decision was made to trim them in Marine Vinyl, rather than leather. We found a better colour match in the vinyls too.
When we returned home a signwriter friend popped over to Christen Evangeline.
I’m part of the way through the wiring, but although I have all the parts I need I haven’t started on the floorboards or the fuel line…yet.