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31 Model A Victoria Build w/Pics – Miss Vicky

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D-Russ, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. D-Russ
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    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.

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    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):

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    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/techarticles/0802rc_wood_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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  2. fatcaddi
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    im digging the front discs. wanna tell me more about it?
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    Looking good !
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    awesome thanks. and thats a snazzy chassis ya got there
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    looking good. how's the body looking?
  6. Searcher
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    Nice Blue.....
  7. 29paul
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    Its about time you get rolling on that vicky.:D Looks great.
  8. Oi, vot's not to like?
  9. Cajun Kenny
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    wow! its purdy..
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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!
  11. skyrodder
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    Thats a purdy frame...
  12. Dreddybear
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    Love the Color. Very Clean! What color are you painting the body?
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    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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  14. 29paul
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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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    What motor you running ?
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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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    you ain't half bad for a white boy...:)
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    looks great! love the color
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    Im flattered. I hate to break it to ya though, you can probably build circles around me. haha
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    i dig the color
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    Sweet! Blue the color of champions!
  22. 57Trucker
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    The frame looks sweet!
    The blue, black and white combo will be killer.
  23. Looks great!

    How soon till the motor is droped in?
  24. willysguy
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    Wow, Nice work!
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    Alright!! Good to see some stuff happenin'! Keep the pics coming!! The chassis looks great!
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    Looks great! Curious question though. Do you need a panhard bar with that rear setup? Or does the spring take it's place?
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    Side steer no, Cross steer yes. FWIW Fuckin' love your car.

    Drew
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  28. lowphat53
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    Hey Dave, everything is looking bitchin! Man, you are coming along nicely. i cannot wait to see your ride in person. Keep up the nice work man...
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    Hey Dave I have brake line fittings and stainless line clamps your more than welcome to use.If you need any help with dropping engine in shot me a line.Need some time off from my truck because I'm about crazy with it.
  30. lockwoodkustoms
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    That is sweet . I am still gathering parts for my Vicky. I just got a shaft that goes in the torque tube, but it is a hollow pipe with tappered ends. That has both splined ends welded in to it. One is a female end and the other is a male end. Because I am running a flathead in mine. I am not sure if you knew that or not. Anyway Dave it is coming along great.:D

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