Dan and his buddy Brent have been hammering away at a field-find Model T, having already taken it from yard art to roller in one weekend.
Now that it resembles a car again, the duo is showing off how to do a chop top and scratch build a pair of lake pipes…
If you’re just getting up to speed on project T Wrecks, you might’ve missed how rough the chop on this ’27 Model T was when it was pulled from a frozen field in Winnipeg.
Owner Dan and his pal Brent showed off how easy it is to do a proper chop by taking 3/4″ out of the cab with just a roll of painter’s tape and a can of spray paint.
In order to fit the more modern V8 into the Model A frame being used, Dan showed off another old school trick and re-installed the original top of the firewall backwards in the cowl for more clearance.
Although the car is a rusty pig, Dan and Brent are doing a great job showing off how much can be re-used or make from bits of steel around the shop.
Since they were able to make flanges, the guys went further customizing the T and started making flared lake pipes for custom headers.
Starting with flat sheet metal and a couple of hand tools, Dan and Brent made the tubes with some homemade tooling and a vise to get things in place.
In a world obsessed with bolt-on kits and stick-on chrome, it’s very cool to see a couple of guys scratch building everything they can for an old project.