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Old 08-02-2018, 10:22 AM
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Default Basket case 27 coupe

Hello all, I’ve been lurking around here for awhile and figured I would try and start my own build thread. Please feel free to let me know if I’m screwing up. I’ve built many off road buggies and out law karts but this is the first rat. So lets get to it....

The car is a model t coupe I picked up from El Paso.
It was a roller but showed better on CL than what it really was. Everything about the running gear was not any where close to being safe/ strong enough . I got a decent enough deal I brought it home and tore it into pieces. And that is when my brain kicked into high gear about a year ago and hasn’t stopped yet. Here are some pics...

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Old 08-02-2018, 10:32 AM
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After I talked the wife down I build a stand for the body and started/redo the chop. I took what I figured was a total of 6in out from factory height.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:41 AM
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I didnít want to put any ol sheet metal on the roof but knew being in the 4corners I needed something. This is what I came up with. Yep itís a Chevelle hood.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:49 AM
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As you can see the fire wall is in pretty bad shape also. Instead of trying to repair it I came up with this idea. The donor metal is a trunk lid off a 80ís Chevy caprice. Has kinda the same ridge as the roof
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:00 AM
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I may have started off back asswards. But motivation is motivation right?
I went to the local scrap yard and picked up some large I beam to build a frame table. Know I didnít need it but sure makes it nice not crawling around on the ground.
I build the frame out of 2x4 3/16 tube.
Overkill but I figure the car isnít gonna weigh no more than 2200lbs so my horse power to weight ratio is gonna be in Tire burn mode so itíll be alright....
Hereís my frame
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:17 AM
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:21 AM
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Iím looking at about 122in wheel base. Ish.
As far as front axle I am going to run a 40ís Chevy I beam. And a 10bolt rear. 6 lug all the way around. Engine is a 440 and a 727trans.
The engine trans combo was supposed to be a running driving set up. Well when I got it home I was lock up . I should know better and checked it but it was one of those buddy deals and I got screwed on $800 bucks. Oh well I guess itíll be new now.
Hereís what I found!
A 4lb hammer and a brass drift and 4 hrs later sheís ready to get bored
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:25 AM
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So this is wher I’m at. Slow progress. Working on getting the engine done so I can install it in the frame and the set up the front and rear axle.
I know I can do it nowbut if you haven’t seen yet I’m trying to build this thing in a 1 car garage with a slopped drive way. So one thing at a time......

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Old 08-02-2018, 04:15 PM
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cool... I like 440`s
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:29 PM
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Looking good on the progress so far.

Great move on the roof and firewall. I like the style lines in the roof.

Don't take this the wrong way....?...... wear earplugs, safety glasses, and put the grinder guard back on?? I used to hand out that stuff at work when someone worked without it.
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