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Old 08-29-2006, 09:19 PM
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just had a 26 model T tudor sedan given to me and plan on hot rodding it, but i dont think i can just buy a new frame, so where do i start on frame and suspension setup? thanks

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Is the car restorable? If so, why not restore it and find something else to modify? When I was a kid, T's and A's were plentiful, but I'd hate to see a restorable T modified today.
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There are tons of Model T's already restored. In fact the older generation that restored them thinking they would have a little nest egg on retirement is having trouble getting a decent price for them because there are so many for sale now. In fact your boss gave your T to you. Don't be afraid to build a hot rod out of it. First off what type of T tudor are you going to build? Fendered? Chopped? Channeled?
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I once acquired a '54 Studebaker. By the time I was through with it, only about two feet of frame and the body were still Studebaker. In this case, even less of the T will remain. Even if there are still a zillion or so T's and A's around, I just wanted him to stop and think about that with which he's starting. Now, if, like myself, he just has to have the "look" of a certain car, he's going to rip up the T. But, if he's just looking for a project, he might consider something else and leave the T for someone who's into restoration.
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Thanks for the advice,i have thought about restoring it,its a 26 model t two door sedan on a 25 (i think)chassis,wood spoke wheels,motor and trans,radiator,grille shell,all fenders,running boards,splash aprons,seat springs and extra fenders and splash aprons also 5 doors for a roadster.But no glass or roof insert. And i really wanna go fender-less,chopped top hot rod or rat rod style.Who knows?
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There are manufactured T bucket frames out there that you could use to build your rod or you could build your own. Remember that the t tudor and roadsters all used the same frame. Here are a couple of links where the guys built there own:

Enigma10's Journal on our site:

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ge=1&reverse=1

From the ruffrodders site:

http://www.ruffrodders.com/cgi-bin/i...64;t=1159;st=0



Arrowhead's journal using a purchased frame:

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ge=1&reverse=1

When you start building make sure you start a project journal. Here is a couple of pics of chopped T tudors for inspiration.
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