1926 Ford coupe
Jay Robison sent in some photos of his 1926 Ford coupe, which he had originally finished a couple of years ago after he painted it Miller High Life Gold. But it seems hot rods are never really finished, and recently he blew it apart and repainted everything black. The new hue makes for a different car but, whether black or gold, Jay's T still makes a great statement.
Jay made his door panels and covered them and the rest of the interior with white vinyl. B
The coupe is homebuilt, including the paint and interior, and is based on a 1926 Ford coupe body that was chopped 8 inches. Jay also channeled his ride 4 inches and set it up on a Model A frame that he modified (new crossmembers, suspension mounts, and Z'd in the rear). He also made a new floor, plus also fab'd all the interior panels as well as the package tray.
Suspension-wise the coupe uses a Mor-Drop axle, a reverse-eye Super Slide spring from Posies (which was mounted to the 1937 split 'bones), and Chassis Engineering shocks all the way around. The rear suspension is made up of a triangulated four-bar and a 1936 Ford spring suspended over a 1967 Ford Ranchero rearend.
The brakes consist of Wilson Welding's hubs added to finned 1958 Buick drums, set up with 1940 Ford backing plates. An early T steering column drop helps put the white three-spoke steering wheel where he wants it, and a pair of bomber seats were also installed. The dash is painted red and houses a set of Stewart-Warner gauges plus a Sun tach mounted in an engine-turned aluminum panel Jay fab'd.
Up front a 1929 Model A radiator helps cool the Chevy 350 engine that is topped with a trio of Rochester carbs. The engine is equipped with a mild cam and a handful of vintage speed equipment pieces. Jay has rolled up a few thousand miles on his coupe and you can believe him when he says it's been a lot of fun!
A quintet of gauges (mostly Stewart-Warner with a 10,000-rpm Sun tach) is set into an engi
When Jay originally finished his ride (they’re never really finished, are they?), he had p
The engine is a 350 Chevy topped with a trio of Rochester carbs. It’s bolted to a T-10 tra