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Old 07-06-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default 31 Model A Victoria Build w/Pics Miss Vicky

NOTE: You can go to the last page for my latest [small] update or start right here at the beginning for an entertaining and [hopefully] educational read.


Anyway, here's what I started with – a cowl, doors, rear skin and a wood kit.








And here's what it looked like when it it was on the road the first time.
(This pic is from the 2011 Jalopyrama in Annapolis MD):




I took her off the road in Spring of 2013 to do a Chrysler hemi installation, the interior and shiny paint. I'm still working on this stage.



For all the details of the build in between the pics above and the freshly painted frame below, here are links to all the other threads on my build:

Putting a 32 Header in a 31 Model A

Fitting a Model A cowl to a 32 frame

Converting a Model A Leatherback to a Steelback

Easy Disc Brake Covers

F1 Shock Mounts – The Tardel Way

Subrails, Taillights, Pedals, etc. w/Lots of Pics

Modifying Fordor Door Jambs to Fit Miss Vicky

Bobbed Rear Rails, Chopped Radiator and T5s w/Pics

Firewall Recess, Steering Column, Drop, Shaft and Joints and Alternator Bracket

Clutch Cable Installation w/Pics

My frame is primed (pics), now I need to pick a finish color...

Sealing The Floor

We Fired The Mill This Weekend – The Good and Bad w/Video

Finally got the painted body on the frame...

Building Lake Headers

Driving Miss Vicky w/VIDEO ... First Time Out!

Day Tripping ... or More Driving Miss Vicky (w/pics)

Chrysler 354 Build Thread!!!

Link to R&C Article on Vicky Wood Replacement:
http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/...d_framing_kit/



This thread pics up the build in July of 2008 – the point where I had a painted, rolling chassis. From this point forward, my posts and the comments of other folks were written back at that time to the present in a chronological order as this thread progresses.


July, 2008:

There was a lot left to do, but since I'm finally able to roll it out of the garage again, I thought I'd take a few pics. Enjoy.













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Old 07-06-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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im digging the front discs. wanna tell me more about it?
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:46 PM   #3
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Looking good !
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:05 PM   #4
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awesome thanks. and thats a snazzy chassis ya got there
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:10 PM   #5
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looking good. how's the body looking?
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:02 PM   #6
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Nice Blue.....
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:37 PM   #7
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Its about time you get rolling on that vicky. Looks great.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:04 PM   #8
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Oi, vot's not to like?
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:10 PM   #9
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wow! its purdy..
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:11 PM   #10
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DRuss32, that tech link is now on my favorites list. It's exactly what I had been kicking around to clean up the discs on my RPU. Damn this place is great!
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:13 PM   #11
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Thats a purdy frame...
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:19 PM   #12
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Love the Color. Very Clean! What color are you painting the body?
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:31 PM   #13
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looking good. how's the body looking?
The body still looks like it does in my avatar and other recent threads. My plan is to bolt the body onto the frame and then fill the roof, final fit the doors, and weld in the gas filler neck and the 33 pick-up cowl vent. I'll also take some profile pics and post them at that point. I want to get some feedback on whether I should chop it a bit more or not. I've already chopped it 2-1/4 inches.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:40 PM   #14
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Is that a battery box on frame? If so could you make me one and come put it on.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:58 PM   #15
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What motor you running ?
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:08 PM   #16
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Wow! Fantastic work, I really like the color. It's different, but not too crazy. That disk brake cover is pretty cool as well. It hides things just enough to where it's clean, but you're not trying to decieve anyone. That's great! I can't wait to see the completed project. Keep up the great work!
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:13 PM   #17
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you ain't half bad for a white boy...
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:14 PM   #18
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looks great! love the color
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:47 AM   #19
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Thanks guys. I really appreciate the positive feedback from hot rodding veterans like yourselves. I've learned a lot from both of you.
Im flattered. I hate to break it to ya though, you can probably build circles around me. haha
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:05 AM   #20
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