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Projects **Malcolm Model A Roadster Build**

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Malcolm, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,001

    from Nebraska

    Part One is here:

    Finally had some time to get more work done and....
    It's a roller! Pretty exciting day. :)

    (cell phone photos)








    Rod (Hawgrod on here) did a VERY nice job on the rear axles.
    He welded a ring on the axle flanges, machined them flat, and drilled the 5x5.5" pattern. Thanks alot, Rod!


    Also, as I've mentioned before, I wouldn't be this far along and this wouldn't be turning out as nice without the help of some great friends.
    Andy, Jason, Jeff, TJ, Rod --- Thanks again, I really appreciate it!

    Now headed back out to route the exhaust.
    Will post updates as I make progress.

    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  2. mlagusis
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 833


    looks very nice. Good work.
  3. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 4,607

    scrap metal 48

    Looks like it's going to be really low.. I like that.. What's that, a Ford in a Ford.. Cool.......
  4. cactus1
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  5. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,354


    Looks very tidy and well thought out. The fork is quite unobtrusive, too.
    It is going to be a stunning car.
  6. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,001

    from Nebraska

    Thanks, guys! It is going to sit fairly low. I have it set up to where the top of the rear tire will be even with the top of the wheel-well reveal... if that makes sense.
  7. onedge
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,001


    yes it looks low. your getting there!
  8. Damn Nick,,,you're going to burn some midnight oil to be ready for the Roundup LOL .just buggin ya a little....
  9. That's not Omaha,... no snow....
    Looks great Nick, man, I'll need to make plans to swing by and see it in person next trip through. Hoping I might have a line on a Model A, setting in 'one of the buildings' out
    in my area. would be cool do get something like yours going. Until then, I'll enjoy watching
    your progress.
  10. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,517


    The frame looks great!! I can't wait until mine is a roller too.. But I still gotta start on it. :eek:

    Are you going to be doing updates for everything else in this thread or are you doing a separate thread for body, drivetrain, etc?
  11. Looks killer Nick. You're motivating me.....
  12. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,373

    FORDY 6

    Looks good Nick, keep the updates coming...
  13. 193257
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 299



    Man you got that thing looking good. Keep it up!
  14. iamflashman
    Joined: May 11, 2007
    Posts: 131


    I dig the truck in your avatar! You drive that every day in Omaha?
  15. McFly
    Joined: Oct 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,154

    from LA

    Right on Nick!
  16. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,323

    rob lee
    from omaha,ne

    Looks killer man! Great progress,bout ready to set that body on!
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  18. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,724

    from Omaha, NE

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  20. 53mercury
    Joined: Dec 2, 2010
    Posts: 94


    Looks great. Nice work on the frame. Mike
  21. Looks fantastic,at this rate you'll be driving it by summer.
  22. Been following the build, the chassis looks great!
  23. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,538

    from Kent, Wa

    looks great, the axles came out great.
  24. oldsboy
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 419


    Malcom its looking really good. The Funky Fork has some better scale now and looks like its going to work out just about perfect! Nice Work. Can't wait to see it at Bonneville this year... right?
  25. Itchy
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 149


    Love the build.
  26. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,001

    from Nebraska

    Haha!... No way I'll make it to the Roundup in the Roadster. I do hope to have it drivable (but not finished) my Memorial Day.
    You going to be in Austin? I'm going down there with some friends.

    No snow is right! It's been fairly nice around here lately.
    You are certainly welcome to stop by. I'll also have it on display in two weeks at the Omaha World of Wheels, with the body on.

    I'm not 100% sure at this point. It just seemed like it was time to start a new thread. I was 'done' with the other one.
    This thread will most likely include getting the body set back on, squared up, subrails fabricated, exhaust, brakes, etc. routed.... and, well, until it seems like it's time to start a new one. :)

    Thanks, Gregg! See ya at the Roundup, I assume!?
  27. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,001

    from Nebraska

    Pat? Your name on here, avatar, and location really ring a bell with me.
    Do you have a '57 Ford Custom that's flat black?
    I recall talking to a guy (who I think is you) about 10-11 years ago at Americruise in Lincoln, NE. I was also driving a flat black '57 Ford at the time....

    I sold the F100... need to change my avatar.

    Looks like you have a '32 5-window now? If so, can't wait to see what you do with it!

    Soon, very soon.... next weekend!

    oh man, I wish!
  29. Hey Nick-Looking good. I really like the use of Vise Grips. Keep up the good work.
  30. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104


    It's looking great Nick. Alot of work just to get to this point, and you are moving right thru it.

    I have a '31 roadster with alot of the same ideas that will be going together this summer. I'm taking notes.....

    Keep us posted on the progress.


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