Does anyone remember an old issue that featured how to build a 23 T pickup. It showed actual plans to build the frame and suspension. What made it unique was that the front spring were coil springs instead of the traditional traverse spring using Corvair coils. This would have been in 1973 or 1974 issues. I built this car in the 70's and still own it to this day. I would like to get a copy of the issue I used to build this roadster I have lost the one that I had back then. Maybe there is some old timers (Like Me)that may remember this featured article.John
Yeah I do remember the article. Now, I just may have a copy of the magazine. I have been saving SR,R&C. Hotrodetc. since the early '60s. I will have to look. No Gurantes. Do you remember what was on the cover?. Probaly won't happen today,but.......... Joe
Hi JoeThanks for the answer back. I do not remember exactly what was on the cover but I think there was wording like "build your own T roadster" on the the cover because It was one of the featured articles in that issue. I am about 80% sure it was that it was "Street Rodder" it could have been even been "Rod Action" or Rod & Custom but but it was probably probably not "Hot Rod" It showed different aspects of fabricating and building the frame and what Junk yard parts they used to construct the chassis for example they used Corvair front coils springs, Corvair steering box, 1954 Chevy king pin type front spindles and brakes on a after market dropped axle, it recommended using a 1957 Chevy rear end because it had less brackets to be removed in order to install the fabricated new coil spring brackets. As Mentioned before the front suspension was Corvair Convertable springs (because they were stiffer) and stronger to support the small block Chevy V8. They were building a typical 23 Bucket T with a small P/U bed, but In my build I installed a fiberglass 4 door 23 T touring Body instead (just to be different). This would be what I would call a low budget and old school approach article when the craze was on to building you own T Roadster in the 70's. If I can find out which Magazine it was I would like to get a copy of that issue to preserve with the car that I built,in my mind it will add an extra touch history to kept with the car. I am contemplating refreshing the chrome and paint as it is getting a little tired looking.It still runs and drives great with only about 3000 mile on it.Hope this helps a bit in your search. Regards John
Did you find it? I am looking for the same one.