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Hot Rods 18 year old first hot Rod build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Axel de Groot, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Axel de Groot
    Joined: Dec 7, 2015
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    Axel de Groot
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    from Sweden

    Het guys! Can anybody show me a thread that are only unchopped model a coupes? I have a bit of trouble navigating myself on the hamb since in new here :)

    Stay tuned there is a big update coming up on my little Ford. Just have to wait for My new phone to arrive since the camera is broke on my current one!

    Cheers.
     
  2. Great start! Are you planning to chop it? I'm 20 have a model A coupe too! Keep it up man!!
     
  3. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    from Sweden

    Thank you Tony! Not easy Beeing a rookie here ;)
     
  4. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    Im not sure If i will chop it or not, i think the coupes look a bit cooler chopped..
    What do you think, should i chop it?

    Glad to see I'm not the only Young guy thats in to the pre war and traditional (authentic) hot Rod scene! :)
     
  5. If you're gonna have a hotrod coupe... CHOP IT!!! Haha you gotta build it how you like man, and you can always chop it later. That being said I would have a hard time not whacking a few inches off the top.. :D
     
  6. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    from Sweden

    So to give you guys a idea of what style I'm heading for, I'm gonna post some coupes that inspires me!
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  7. CowboyTed
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    IN defense of Swedes whose English is more than passable, all I can contribute is a compliment . . . and these singing Swedes from Enviken, whose English is good too. Emmy Lou and the Rhythm Boys are here in the 'States this weekend, playing at a hot rod show in Las Vegas. I wish I were there!

     
  8. Be sure to ride in a chopped one BEFORE you get out the saw.

    Charlie Stephens
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
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  9. Good point Charlie,
    A's bounce more than a little.
    If you are over 6 foot plan on sitting on the floor
    if you wack more than 2 inches!
     
  10. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
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    from 1960

    Really nice car! Good luck with it.If it were mine I would modify the 4 banger and not chop the top,but I am pretty tall---
     
  11. Super Streak
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    from Florida

    Hi Axle, welcome. Plan every thing out well before you do it. Make sure that it will be safe and you can drive it in comfort. If you have a car that's not comfortable to drive you will not use it much. I try to drive my coupe as much as possible and take it far. Good luck on your build.
     
  12. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    from Sweden

    FINALLY!
    Got my Firestones 7.50-16 and 6.00-16 home just the other day.

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    What do you guys think, Hood or no Hood?
     
  13. Hollywood-East
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    Look's more"HotRod" to me hood off....., B(.)(.)BIE'S car!
     
  14. I like the hood, of course I am old and conservative.

    Charlie Stephens
     
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  15. Hollywood-East
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    Charlie, I'm definitely conservative... ) I agree .. Fellas got a Bitch'n car sans hood or not..Cheer's
     

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  16. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    from Sweden

    I finally decided. The 4 banger stays!

    But i Will keep the v8 for future projects.

    I have some questions about the banger.
    1. If i run a 2 carbs on a performance intake (riley, scalded dog, burns etc) do i need i fuel pump or Will the original system work?

    2. Do i have to change the distributor If i change the head?

    3. Anyone from sweden have any 4 banger spreed parts for sale?

    Give some general tips about hop uping an Old banger.
     
  17. Binger
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  18. Good looking car and I like the banger,congratulations on a job well done.

    BTW,your English is much better than some of my friends. HRP
     
  19. I missed part of this thread.
    Just caught up with the pictures.
    Car looks awesome, just like a '40's
    kid's car. Love the wheels and tires!
    Keeping the banger is great!
     
  20. Love that A-Bone. Tires look perfect!
     
  21. Na rethink your engine choice........... Flatheads Forever especially in model A's.........
     
  22. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    from Sweden

    Flatheads are really cool. However I'm a big fan of banger Powered hot rods. And If I'm gonna restore the flathead and use some Old speed equipment it Will be a bit too expensive i think..
    But the flathead Will go into some future build!
     
  23. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    from Sweden

    Thank you Tony!! My Idea was to build something in 40's style :)
    I'm Happy how the wheels and tires turned out on my car, first i planned to paint them black, then i realized that the primer actually fits the car great! :)
     
  24. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    Thank you! I've bought hubcaps recently to, pictures coming up!
     
  25. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    from Sweden

    I bought a pair of 39 teardrops and hubcaps to the car. Pictures will soon come.

    Now I'm looking for an Old lisence plate from 1930 or maybe from the 40's :)
     
  26. JLB3
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
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    Looks great so far! Keep it up, I like to see young'ins working on hot rods. I bet its not cheap to find parts over in Sweden!
     
  27. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    from Sweden

    It's not that easy to find parts, however with the right contacts you Will get far. But some people are not willing to sell any of their old Ford parts since they are a bit hard to get.

    Thank you for your kind words about the car! :)
     
  28. Axel de Groot
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    Axel de Groot
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    from Sweden

    Does anyone know how to mount the 39 taillights when u have rumble seat?
    Is this even possible?
    Need tips
     

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