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    Hellow world, Meet Ms Betty

    It has been a long hard winter's project (with several delays) but I have completed all that I was suppose to do to the Model T Towncar. Ms Betty was named after the owner's grandmother who was born the same time 1912...



    She looks pretty good sized next to Ma's Miata but she is a cramped vehicle... 6 passenger??? I think not. Good sized seatin the rear plus 2 jumpseats for the kids and the driver faces the elements. Next to my Big White Beast, she don't look too tall.



    Bunch of details had to be worked out and the molding was a real chore. Not to mention the roof....



    But those doors (the fore doors) were my nemesis, they drove me out of my mind. Convex curves in both axis and mounting them at an angle on a slanted floor against a perpendicular firewall tilted in at 2 degree angle... Any slight angle off sent the latch side off in some strange direction and created a headache every day.

    I'll impart more details later and tomorrow there will be delivery of the body to the chasis, Will picture post later as it is the owners responsibility to finish this work. I'm done (until he call for help)

    Thanks for looking,
    Last edited by Bill Simpson; 07-07-2008 at 01:29 AM.

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    And they're going to paint it black....

    Amazing job, Bill.
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    Wow, that is just amazing work.
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    That is a work of art. Great job.

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    That's some very impressive work, Bill. Very nicely done. I'll bet you're glad to be done with it (for now).
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    Wow, that's some amazing work.

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    I guess you can claim the title "Coach Builder" now Bill

    Nice work!
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    WOW!!
    Best regards,
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    cool!
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    Incredible! Wow.
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