COUPSTERS!

COUPSTERS!
« on: March 13, 2018, 10:47:00 AM »
Let's see them...
(will post more of mine)

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 11:05:41 AM »
The original car....

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 11:08:36 AM »
Uncle Ray nailed it...lots of work trying to emulate his perfection (but I did add my twist to it with his approval of course)

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 12:01:39 PM »
Cool thread !  thanks for the pics.  Coupsters were very common in the late 50s-early 60s, but your uncle's was one of the best.

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 07:12:42 PM »
here is my daughters....it is a cross breed....T cowl/ Model A rear....low buck fun ride.......Chevy 153 Cu in 4 cyl
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 10:26:53 PM »
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 06:54:07 PM »
another one from my formative years, those 1967-68 Hot Rod magazine cars that really got me started on this stuff. Some might find the ultra short proportions of this one a little jarring, but it works for me, especially with the contrast from those 11x16 racemasters. Really like the Dodge windshield on this car too. Coupe with it looks like about a foot cut out of the doors.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2018, 08:28:17 PM »
When I was on the HAMB, I actually coined the phrase "poopster" for a pick-up with the roof cut off, but it never caught on... ??? ::)
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 12:14:27 PM »
The name certainly applies to that one.

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 11:21:52 AM »
Nowhere near as elegantly executed as the Anderegg car or its tribute, but heres another T based one.
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2018, 01:37:35 AM »
X 3w coupe
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2018, 09:55:04 AM »
X 3w coupe
Guy did a pretty tidy job of it too. Man, could you imagine someone doing that nowadays? :o ;D
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2018, 09:59:44 AM »
here is my daughters....it is a cross breed....T cowl/ Model A rear....low buck fun ride.......Chevy 153 Cu in 4 cyl
I like these T&A crossbreeds using the late closed T cowl. I liked the "Owl T" PU so much, until I got my T-Tudor body I was looking for parts to build one. Davy, is that your garage door in the second pic? That's HILARIOUS!
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2018, 09:03:49 PM »
here is my daughters....it is a cross breed....T cowl/ Model A rear....low buck fun ride.......Chevy 153 Cu in 4 cyl
I like these T&A crossbreeds using the late closed T cowl. I liked the "Owl T" PU so much, until I got my T-Tudor body I was looking for parts to build one. Davy, is that your garage door in the second pic? That's HILARIOUS!

That is a pair of plywood silhouettes on my neighbors front porch..... ;D   the reason for the crossbreed is that is how she found it on the side of the thruway with a for sale sign on it.....it was funny, we were on the way home from thanksgiving dinner at relatives in downstate NY,  I get home and my daughter hands me a photo she had taken with the long lens on the camera...it was the sign with the phone number and then she says she wants it.......next weekend we went back with a trailer and a wad of cash........
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2018, 03:30:45 PM »
I kind of hesitate to even post this, at this point its not much more than a pile of parts and a pipe dream. Its got three cars ahead of it on my list of priorities, and if I am really honest with myself, it may not ever even be built, but heres a photoshop based on a pic of Louies car, that Ruben Duran did for me of my planned coupester project. At this point, I have a rough '27 T-coupe body, a re-pop '26-'27 roadster tulip panel, a Desoto hemi, the short bar lancers, a wavy mopar axle with '32/'34 spindles, hairpins, a '33/'34 steering box, Lincoln front brakes, a 3.70 '55 chevy rear, a set of four 15x5 forties era Ford wheels, a '31 roadster windshield frame, a set of Model A rails, some random forties era SW gauges and not much else. ;D
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2018, 04:54:24 PM »
I like it!  It would be killer.

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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2018, 07:25:35 PM »
I like it!  It would be killer.
It would! Then again, so is a hilborn injected T-Bucket, or a full-fendered T-Tudor with a 270hp 283 clone! So many cars, so little time! And between looking at pics of the Leever and Esser '29, and my buddy Doug Currans car, torsion bars and a round tube chassis kind of have me thinking about skipping the Model A rails and starting from scratch. With what I have planned, there wouldn't be much "Model A" left of the frame anyway...
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2018, 07:41:50 PM »
I like it!  It would be killer.
It would! Then again, so is a hilborn injected T-Bucket, or a full-fendered T-Tudor with a 270hp 283 clone! So many cars, so little time! And between looking at pics of the Leever and Esser '29, and my buddy Doug Currans car, torsion bars and a round tube chassis kind of have me thinking about skipping the Model A rails and starting from scratch. With what I have planned, there wouldn't be much "Model A" left of the frame anyway...
LOOK at THIS!! Wonder how hard it would be to find another one?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-KURTIS-KRAFT-TORSION-ARM-6-iNCH-KURTIS-SPORTS-CAR-KURTIS-INDY-CAR/232750898019?hash=item363108db63:g:F28AAOSwkyNa3PaM
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2018, 08:41:05 PM »
LOOK at THIS!! Wonder how hard it would be to find another one?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-KURTIS-KRAFT-TORSION-ARM-6-iNCH-KURTIS-SPORTS-CAR-KURTIS-INDY-CAR/232750898019?hash=item363108db63:g:F28AAOSwkyNa3PaM
I spent the last 20 minutes scouring Kurtis photos, I'm convinced its a Kurtis piece, and I think its off an indy car. I am going to message him and see if he will ship to Canada.
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2018, 12:39:31 PM »

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LOOK at THIS!! Wonder how hard it would be to find another one?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-KURTIS-KRAFT-TORSION-ARM-6-iNCH-KURTIS-SPORTS-CAR-KURTIS-INDY-CAR/232750898019?hash=item363108db63:g:F28AAOSwkyNa3PaM
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George, I think that arm is for a Midget and those typically weighed 750-850 pounds. The seller says C-C is 6” and when you look at the hole for the torsion bar it looks pretty small. Kurtis torsion bars for Midgets were usually 9/16” diameter, and from info I found you are looking at 275-300#/corner max with torsion bars like that.
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2018, 12:50:45 PM »

LOOK at THIS!! Wonder how hard it would be to find another one?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-KURTIS-KRAFT-TORSION-ARM-6-iNCH-KURTIS-SPORTS-CAR-KURTIS-INDY-CAR/232750898019?hash=item363108db63:g:F28AAOSwkyNa3PaM
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George, I think that arm is for a Midget and those typically weighed 750-850 pounds. The seller says C-C is 6” and when you look at the hole for the torsion bar it looks pretty small. Kurtis torsion bars for Midgets were usually 9/16” diameter, and from info I found you are looking at 275-300#/corner max with torsion bars like that.
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Hah! Concurrently with you posting this, I have been doing more digging on my own, and have decided to take a pass on this piece. As I dig more into this, I have decided that the arms should be the LAST piece of the puzzle, not the first. I have to figure out the bar length/diameter/spring rate and how to package all this before I select the arms. Tying myself into a 6" arm length at the start is going about it from back to front, which is pretty typical for me anyway. ::) ;D
The more I dig, and the more I think, and look at the Leever and Esser car, and the Spaulding track roadster, the more convinced I am that I really want to do longtitudinal torsion bars. I have been rolling the idea around in my head for close to a year now, it just solves SO many packaging issues, and will take a ton of weight off the car as opposed to my original idea of a typical transverse front leaf with 1/4 elliptics in the back. And being able to tweak the ride height independent of the spring rate is just the icing on the cake. Looking at Doug Currans torsion bar model A chassis last fall was really the turning point, and I am going to be out at his place tomorrow, we will have a long talk about it, and I will shoot some pics of his chassis and post them on the hot rod chassis thread on Sunday or Monday.
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2018, 05:03:51 PM »
A really great looking Model A Coupester


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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2018, 02:36:08 PM »
Tom posted a photo of this car on the Model A Roadster thread before the Coupester thread existed, but it fits better here. I really like this, well proportioned it is not, audacious it is! They don't build 'em like this anymore, and its a pity!


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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2018, 09:59:19 PM »
T coupster
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2018, 10:04:42 AM »
I like it!  It would be killer.
It would! Then again, so is a hilborn injected T-Bucket, or a full-fendered T-Tudor with a 270hp 283 clone! So many cars, so little time! And between looking at pics of the Leever and Esser '29, and my buddy Doug Currans car, torsion bars and a round tube chassis kind of have me thinking about skipping the Model A rails and starting from scratch. With what I have planned, there wouldn't be much "Model A" left of the frame anyway...
The 1st T Bucket that I built I found a Drag Master round tube frame with torsion bar front and added a vette rear. One of the best riding buckets I had.
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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2018, 01:49:56 PM »
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