Well, the first batch of parts have arrived from Pete and Jakes, everything is unpacked, inspected and beyond a nick here or a small scuff there, everything arrived looking great. Here are a few shots. We'll be putting the front end together first and then it's onto the floors. Hoorah!
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
|Mercury Charlie with my T. If a car could have a Godfather, this would be him.|
Parts list for the T Build 11.8.14
Front, end -- brakes, hubs, backing plates, king pins, drop axle, shocks, king pins, etc.
Drop Axle -- 5" I-Beam Drop Axle
Steering Box – Vega
Grill Shell and Insert
Custom Radiator – A second radiator that adds cooling capacity for stop-and-go driving.
Steering Column --
Wiring Harness -- Kwikwire
Brake lights TBD—Speedway 46 Fords
Induction and carbs
Headlight Stands -- Speedway
To get the ball rolling, I ordered a complete front end through Pete & Jakes including a SoCal disc brake front end with faux Buick brake drums, a Magnum 5" drop axle, chrome bat wings and kingpins, as well as a new Vega steering box. Ouch. Quality parts ain't cheap.
As the parts begin to roll in, I just have to wait patiently until a stall opens at Charlie's shop and get the car over there, so that we can set-up the front end and finish the floors.
We've got some custom plans up our sleeves, but have agreed to focus on making the car a roller and a driver, before we worry about mods.
I'll start adding more pics and details as the build starts.