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Projects 1929 Model A Fordor Subrail Wood to Metal

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JunkOSC, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Out with the wood and in with the metal. This was not near as bad as I thought it was going to be. Used 1-1/2" x 3" tube for the subrails. This weekend I will tie it all together, going to use 1-1/2" and 1" SQ tubing for that. Will post pics. Getting closer...
     

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  2. onlychevrolets
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    I did my 33 Chevrolet that way...the doors don't sag. good luck and keep posting
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  3. Thanks... will do.
     
  4. 29 rattrap
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    Im going through all the same crap on my town sedan (cutting it and making it a sedan delivery of some sort)
     
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  5. Cool deal. I thought about making mine into a 2 door as well. I'm 6'-3" and once I get my seat mounted there will be to no room in that back any way. If I slam her in the weeds the back door wont open... I am on the fence. Please post some pics. I would like to se the progress.
     
  6. Ghost28
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    Very nice guys. I did the same on my 28 chevy took all the wood out and made it into a sedan delivery. And you are right it's not that bad, and the metal welds better than wood...John
     
  7. 29 rattrap
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    Im actually 6'6'' haha. heres a picture, these are from a week or so ago ive got a lot more done since.

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    the previous owner did some nasty patches on the bottoms of the doors
     
  8. 29 rattrap
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    for the back door to work, wont it be sitting a little high?
     
  9. 29 rattrap
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    Post up some pics by the way
     
  10. Gost28, Very nice work.
     
  11. Ghost28
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    Here is a few pics of the metal work.
     

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  12. 29 rattrap, Nice car!! Yes, she will sit high. If I drop her, I will need to put a wider rear end in.
     

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  13. Ghost28, I was looking at your album. Top-notch work!!! You don’t mind if I steal a few of your design ideas would you?
     
  14. Ghost28
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    Is that the same car that you are putting the structure in ??? Very nice...John
     
  15. Yes, thats the one.
     
  16. Ghost28
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    (Steal away no problem) I've got a ton of pics if you need them...John
     
  17. 29 rattrap
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    you have a really solid a man
     
  18. 32SEDAN
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    Are you going to lower that thing or what?! :)

    I too suffer from tallness in a model a. How do you plan to fit?

    What's the plan for the rear side windows?

    Nice project!



     
  19. pecker head
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    Im doing the same subrail treatment on my 29 4dr . Chopped 6'' & welded up the back doors .
     
  20. 29 rattrap
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    Theyre getting smoothed out into one big window once the body gets mounted to the frame
    as far as fitting, im going to put the seat a little further back than normal
     
  21. 94hoghead
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    gonna be cool!
     
  22. Spent a few hours on the car this weekend. Got the bondy mounted to the chassis. Nice having all the cross bracing out of the way. Started on the floor supports.
     

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  23. plym49
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    That's not too high. Looks perfect to me. Nice.
     
  24. F&J
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    What he said x2
     
  25. I got all the wood out and metal in. I went wood floor rather than metal. Interior is about done; need to do the dash and gauges. Running brake lines this week. Getting closer!!
     
  26. Here are some pics...
     

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  27. plym49
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  28. 2ratty4u
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    Lookin Sweet!!! Love the stance!
    Sent you a PM with a few ?'s.
     
  29. 2ratty4u,
    I got you PM. I will reply to your questions when I get home tonight. Thank for the compliments!!
     
  30. Here are a few pics of the floor supports.
     

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