27 T SEDAN CHOP AND REBUILD
Here is a project that I did with Bob Andrews for a mutual friend. First shots show Bob wheeling up the new decklid for this 27 T coupe. We had chopped the top previous to these shots being taken. Ol' Jer wanted the deck lid to close and seal like a roadster decklid. The original, as you may be aware, is hinged at the top, but not sealed off from the outside elements or the car wash very well.
We made the upper panel from scratch, and it took us four shots if I remember correctly, to get it right. It was a real bear to make, as it isn't very big, top to bottom, and has a real nasty reverse curve to it.
The door skins were from Howell's. I wasn't crazy about them, as they are a thin 20 gauge, but I didn't have the technology at that time to roll the beads around the outer edges to make them from scratch. I would definitly make them from scratch now.
Don't look at the wooden outhouse roof. We finally talked him out of using that. I told him he should just put some asphalt shingles on it if he really planned on using it. That roof was an excellent idea that didn't turn out looking very good, and Bob and I had nothing to do with it. Sorry Ol' Jer, I just had to say that.
Oh yeah, and that bloody Honda motorcycle of my son's was in the way for that whole winter. It finally went away after Noel and I built the new seat for it.