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1927 T roadster video update part 1 Bob Hamilton

1927 T Roadster Video Update, Part 1

I just got back from a visit with Bob Hamilton and wanted to quickly share with you this 1927 T roadster video update. You’ll enjoy seeing some of the progress Bob’s made and you’ll also see some more unique Bob Hamilton features that he’s added.

For example, how he discretely added 4-5 inches more cockpit room. And how he positioned his Mustang steering box for even more room in his 1927 T roadster.

You’ll also appreciate seeing how he hacked an aftermarket turn signal assembly to make it functional while not being a visual distraction.

Personally, I was very impressed with the entire dash, including beautiful wood insert, he showed how to build in the T-Bucket and Model A Hot Rod Modifications DVD.

Enjoy this 1927 T roadster video update, because we’ll have more to follow before too long.

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Roger Warnock - 2017-09-29

I have a 1927 Model T rolling chassis from Total Performance and a glass body with no doors to build

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John HotRodPlans - 2017-09-30

Sounds like fun, Roger. To add opening doors to that fiberglass body you’ll want to get our “T-Bucket and Model-A Hot Rod Modifications” DVD:

Here’s what it covers:
Build Opening Doors in a Fiberglass Body
Why it’s important to have a plan before cutting doors out
How “body stress” can be a problem when cutting the door out and how to avoid it
Two ways to reinforce door and frame before cutting
How to install “bear jaw” latches
How to use $5 hardware store hinges, rather than paying $50-$120 for special street rod hinges
How to build reinforced door jambs that will look great and ensure smooth door operation
Which side door you should always start with first
How to lay out door outline before cutting and why pre-cuts will help
Where your final cuts should be to avoid problems
Which edge of the door is best to alignment from
How to build up sheets and strips of fiberglass matte and resin to build your own door jambs for a finished look and durability
How to plan ahead for easy upholstery panel mounting
How to mount fiberglass strips around 90 degree curves
Where to center your hinges in the door
Where and how to mount the door latch
>How to modify a striker bolt to lengthen it and give longer life, smooth operation
How to easily square a door edge that wasn’t cut perfectly straight
How to build door upholstery panel mounting structure
Why you should start saving your popsicle sticks
How to reinforce the door for hinge mounting
How to ensure precise top and bottom hinge alignment for smooth, dependable opening and closing
How to tighten door gaps for that real “pro” look
How to “bed” the hinges in fiberglass
How to tighten or loosen hinge tension
How to build door sills
Optional ways of further strengthening door jambs, while also providing upholstery panel mounting
How to most efficiently and effectively prime the interior door fiberglass work
Plus, how to build a frenched fiberglass license plate frame

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