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    How about starting with some speedster pictures? I'm gathering ideas for my next project, even though Mrs Lucky says I have more projects than lifetime left.

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    Michael
    1928 speedster
    1929 closed cab p/u
    1930 standard roadster
    1931 deluxe tudor sedan
    1967 ss/rs conv.camaro

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    • #3
      That is a good looking speedster. Any T speedster folks out there?

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      • #4
        Art, Good Luck on your Speedster. I have about 500 miles on mine this year. I need to get some updated pictures as the Windshield is now on. Even with it it is very breezy.
        Jerry

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        • #5
          Is this a speedster??? Had lunch with the owner today. He's a new member of one of the model a clubs I belong to.

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          • Bobm90
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            Nice car, maybe a model T version of a SUV ?

        • #6
          It's whatever the owner wants it to be. Personally, I like them a little more stripped down.

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          • #7
            He and his wife went on a 600 mile tour, with me, to eastern Washington in September, in their A. They have a big dog, and that’s what the box on the T speedster is for. Now it makes sense.

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            • #8
              I'm new here, first post, so please be gentle....Here's my speedster project, a work in progress........
              Cheers,
              Rob
              "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." "HENRY FORD
              1915 Ford "T" Speedster (Evangeline), 1921 Ford "T" Tourer (Anastasia), 1955 Ford Zephyr 6 (Purdey), 1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint (Daisy), & a couple of moderns.

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              • dmdeaton
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                Rob,
                That is awesome

            • #9
              Welcome Rob to the VFF!!
              Beautiful workmanship on the speedster

              we love looking at pics so thanks for posting them up
              3 ~ Tudor's
              Henry Ford said
              "It's all nuts and bolts"


              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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              • #10
                Rob, That is going to be a nice Speedster! How about some details?

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                • #11
                  Art & Mitch,

                  Thanks for the kind words

                  The photos show Anastasia, my (wifes) '21, and another view of Evangeline, showing the front Laurel brackets and friction shocks.

                  Cheers,
                  Rob

                  Last edited by Rob Patterson; 11-20-2017, 05:30 PM.
                  "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." "HENRY FORD
                  1915 Ford "T" Speedster (Evangeline), 1921 Ford "T" Tourer (Anastasia), 1955 Ford Zephyr 6 (Purdey), 1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint (Daisy), & a couple of moderns.

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                  • #12
                    Traded for this a while back, so it's still under construction. Have plans to make some changes, but for now it's not too bad. Loads of fun to drive too!

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                    • Mitch
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                      That is sharp good luck with it.

                      Welcome to the VFF!

                  • #13
                    Hey 26speedster, WELCOME to the VFF!!!

                    GREAT looking project!
                    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                    • #14
                      I love this stuff, I am currently building a Roof overhead valve A engine. I acquired a A rolling chassis and this is the start of my project.

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                      • #15
                        My Speedster is presently in the hands of my mate David, a highly experience and very capable panel and paint chap, located near Canberra.
                        Although work has progressed since they were taken, here are a few pics showing some of its progress. The first one shows how he had to remove part of the rear fenders inner skirts to clear the friction shocks. The second shows the first fit up of the Rootlieb panels and you'll notice the rear fender pointing towards space.....since sorted. The seats being reinforced and the front of the thing showing the hood former, hood and hood straps in place. The last one shows the wooden floor in the paint booth.
                        Most of this has now been painted and is awaiting its final assembly. and I'll post photos as soon as I have some.
                        Cheers,
                        Rob
                        "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." "HENRY FORD
                        1915 Ford "T" Speedster (Evangeline), 1921 Ford "T" Tourer (Anastasia), 1955 Ford Zephyr 6 (Purdey), 1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint (Daisy), & a couple of moderns.

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                        • #16
                          That is really nice. Keep posting along the way.

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                          • #17
                            I hadn't heard from him for a while so yesterday I phoned the chap doing all the bodywork for me. He told me the work was all done and all that was left was to re-assemble it all. As I was ending the call I wished him Merry Christmas. He said "Thanks, but I'll probably see you before then anyway, when you come to collect the car" So he's expecting to have it finished soon and I "might" have one of the best Xmas Presents ever.
                            Its about time really....he's had the car since April, but I suppose you cant hurry perfectionists.
                            All that's left for me to do is to find a motor trimmer to upholster the seats, finish off the floorboards, hook up the wiring (mostly already in place) install a battery box and work out a fuel line. Then the fun bit of starting it for the first time.
                            Can you tell, I'm a bit excited. WooHoo.
                            Cheers,
                            Rob
                            PS; Believe me I'll post photos as soon as I get it back.
                            "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." "HENRY FORD
                            1915 Ford "T" Speedster (Evangeline), 1921 Ford "T" Tourer (Anastasia), 1955 Ford Zephyr 6 (Purdey), 1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint (Daisy), & a couple of moderns.

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                            • DaWizard
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                              You better post pics of you picking it up before you get it back!!

                            • Rob Patterson
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                              Despite having a couple of calls from David asking me questions about the finer details of the job, I still haven't had the call to go and pick it up.
                              There's just one working week left between now and when the man in the red suit comes, and I'm hoping I get the call soon. It'd be great to have it here for Christmas. I'll have a house full of family and friends and it'd make a fantastic talking point.....if it was here.
                              I have my mate(s) with the tilt tray on standby.
                              Keep your fingers crossed for me, please.
                              Cheers,
                              Rob
                              Last edited by Rob Patterson; 12-15-2018, 07:24 PM.

                            • Mitch
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                              Fingers are crossed Rob

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                            Originally posted by Art Ebeling View Post
                            How about starting with some speedster pictures? I'm gathering ideas for my next project, even though Mrs Lucky says I have more projects than lifetime left.
                            Art I am sitting here laughing myself silly, pretty much describes me.

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                            • #19
                              Originally posted by BNCHIEF View Post

                              Art I am sitting here laughing myself silly, pretty much describes me.
                              And yet today I am sitting here trying to buy a 11 Touring. I should know better.

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                              • BNCHIEF
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                                Makes perfect sense to me we do not need a second opinion from wives they always put a damper on our great ideas.

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                              Its still a couple of days away from being done, but David sent me these photos today. It looks pretty decent even in this poor lighting and I reckon it'll look good in the flesh, eh? The cream paint will look less harsh and more creamy.....
                              As I mentioned earlier, when I get it home then I have a few jobs to do in order to get it finished.
                              The obvious one being, trimming the seats in red leather. Then floorboards with rubber matting and brass edging. Finish off the wiring, hook up brake light switch, horn button and headlamp switch. Work out a route for a fuel line, filter and tap, then build it. Install already built battery box behind fuel tank in front of spare, install all fluids and then work through the process of firing it up.
                              I hope you like the pics. I'll post better ones once I have some.
                              Cheers,
                              Rob
                              "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." "HENRY FORD
                              1915 Ford "T" Speedster (Evangeline), 1921 Ford "T" Tourer (Anastasia), 1955 Ford Zephyr 6 (Purdey), 1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint (Daisy), & a couple of moderns.

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                              • BNCHIEF
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                                Really nice car and beautiful craftmanship.

                              • Mitch
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                                Rob it looks great and so does the color.

                              • Rob Patterson
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                                About an hour ago I got the word that David's finished his work and to come and pick it up.
                                I've already organized the tilt tray truck.
                                It's about a 3 hour drive from here and we're leaving around 10AM, so around this time tomorrow (maybe a bit later) I should have some more photos for you.

                            • #21
                              Well, I for one am looking forward to the pictures and a video of it running....
                              You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                              • Mitch
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                                Times 2

                              • JDupuis
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                                #metoo.

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                              Sorry I'm late with this, but.....
                              We set out this morning to collect Evangeline, and the weather was pretty damp. Light rain with wet roads. We were about half an hour into our trip when we came across some flashing Police car lights and a little red Hyundai stuck off the road. The older lady driver had spun out in the wet and gone backwards about 50 meters into a big old Stringy Bark Gum. The Copper blocked the road, held up lots of traffic while we dragged this little thing out of the bush, loaded it up and took it right back to where we started out from. The cars a write off and the old dear is thankful that we came along when we did.
                              Eventually we got to the pick up point, about 2 hours late, loaded up the Speedster and carried it home. Our load attracted lots of attention on the way home, with cars refusing to pass us, preferring to drive along behind to get a better look.
                              But, Evangeline is now in my garage, safe and sound.
                              The shots are pretty self explanatory. I hope you enjoy seeing them.
                              Cheers,
                              Rob
                              "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." "HENRY FORD
                              1915 Ford "T" Speedster (Evangeline), 1921 Ford "T" Tourer (Anastasia), 1955 Ford Zephyr 6 (Purdey), 1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint (Daisy), & a couple of moderns.

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                              • #23
                                Rob, you have one of the most beautiful Speedsters that I have ever seen !! The fact that you helped out at a accident scene on the way to pick it up only speaks to the goodness of your character . God bless you and may he give you many years to enjoy Evangeline .
                                "We are all born ignorant, but one must work very hard to remain stupid".
                                - Ben Franklin

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                                • DaWizard
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                                  X10

                              • #24
                                I made another Speedster related trip up into the hills the other day.

                                This time to take the seats up to the upholsterer, a friend I've known for about 17 years. He's been retired for years but still turns out the best work at reasonable prices. A lot of his work is in trophy winning cars, including our '21 Tourer. But for the first timer visiting his workshop, you wouldn't know it. Its really untidy and there is no floor. Just old lengths of carpet laid over an uneven clay floor. It smells damp and I'm sure that at times of heavy rain fall, water runs through it. But I'll guarantee that the job he does is A1.

                                We chose to use a Marine Vinyl. We found a better colour match to the wheels than any of the leather samples. But because of its higher oil content, its also far more UV stable, which is important in an open car here, down-under. It's less traumatic on the hip pocket nerve too.

                                He has several cars, mostly Chevs, but there is a nice '68 Falcon and a Thunderbird in amongst his stuff. The best car of all would have to be his impressive '34 Buick Straight 8.

                                When we arrived back home another friend, this time a signwriter, called around to "Christen" Evangeline.

                                Cheers,
                                Rob
                                "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." "HENRY FORD
                                1915 Ford "T" Speedster (Evangeline), 1921 Ford "T" Tourer (Anastasia), 1955 Ford Zephyr 6 (Purdey), 1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint (Daisy), & a couple of moderns.

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                                • Mitch
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                                  Looks like Jim Brand was cloned.. lol

                                • Rob Patterson
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                                  Excuse my ignorance, but who on earth is Jim Brand?

                              • #25
                                Really a work of art, we will need finished photos and you to drive it to Long Island, ny to take me for a ride :rolling
                                "We are all born ignorant, but one must work very hard to remain stupid".
                                - Ben Franklin

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