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Projects 1930 Model A Project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by billthx138, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. donkeyfarm
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 134


    Killer build! I'm starting my build similar to how your doing yours. Your going to have one hell of a car when its done. Cutting up and modifying stockers was the birthday place of hot rodding I thought.
  2. billthx138
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 401


    Hey next time your at So-Cal Vegas maybe I'll have it there.

    If it wasn't a one year only sbc, '57 283, I would agree. However, I've found it was not easy finding one, let alone a 270 hp 097 cam motor. So, with that I think it counts as traditional....
  3. That stance is killer.
    I love it.
    I loved it when It was stock too.
    I dont know which one is cooler....

  4. Ditto

    I started out with a nice coupe myself, got yelled at by the same crowd.
    I think you've done a great job,keep on keeping on bro, looks killer.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
  5. 55chevr
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 956


    How much is the drop in the axle? The stance is perfect.
  6. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,448

    Model A Gomez

    I hate to see such a nice car cut up, I have one stock A, one with a warmed over banger motor and one with a flathead V8 and never started with that nice a car. Only one that started as a complete car is my stocker, my avatar was a field car and had a V8 60, my pickup started with a haytruck cab and my sport coupe was bought as a pile of pieces at an auction. Leave the nice ones for the restorers.
  7. wildearp
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 522

    from tucson, az

    Nice! Good choice. I wouldn't be able to tolerate a stocker, no matter how nice it is.
  8. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,372


    Finally had a chance to look through this build. FANTASTIC! Great stance, chop, etc.!

    What part of Vegas are you in??
  9. ;)
  10. scott 351 wins
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 434

    scott 351 wins

    nice car subscribed.
  11. Mrjona55
    Joined: Feb 5, 2011
    Posts: 16


    Love your car !!!!!
  12. billthx138
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 401


    I finally got to work on the coupe, getting the body work done and in final primer. Starting to look like a hotrod, most of the hard stuff is done now its down to the small stuff.....hundred here hundred there an so on.

    Attached Files:

  13. Well, that does it.....I'm buying a 32 frame.

    Looks super good as is. can't wait to see it finished.
  14. przybyl28
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 118


    im 19 and ive got my original / restored model A ? i dont think im gonna be getting old an dying anytime soon ?
  15. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

    You and me both!
  16. So Bill, lookin' better each time, how close to loadin' up and haulin' north?
  17. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

    Im on I-5, you better stop by and let me drool on that car!
  18. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,999


    The car is coming together beautifully. One thought (from a design perspective), have you considered rounding the bottom of the cowl where it overlaps the frame? I'm not talking about a "sweep" like a '32 but just trimming the corner with the radius of a quarter or nickel. Where the lines meet now they just kind of "crash" with no flow.
  19. lazee
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 46


    when the start is perfect or ragged out, it is just a piece of paper for the artist to paint on. have fun building your dream.
  20. billthx138
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 401


    As a matter of fact it's going in the trailer this weekend and heading up on monday. I was hoping to get a little more done before this trip up but moving is just not fun.
  21. billthx138
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 401


    Two things, I think the body edge emphasizes the mild channel and two, once the frame is painted the same color it shouldn't be as dramatic as it is right now. I have seen, here on the HAMB and elsewhere guys grafting the lower reveals from a deuce to clean up the lower belt line, I like it but I think K.I.S.S. keep it simple stupid is easier for me.
  22. alwayzarat
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 232


    I just love it! An "A" on deuce rails is just it for me and this sure is turning out to be a nice one!!!
  23. sanfordsotherson
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
    Posts: 954

    from So. Cal.

    Model A Gomez: "I hate to see such a nice car cut up...leave the nice ones for the restorers."

    How about we cut up and hot rod the nice ones, and leave the rusted and dented ones for the 'restorers'?

    Your car is down right bitchen! And I'd do the same thing. Starting with a really nice car is so much less work. There's enough work to do alraedy, building a hot rod!
  24. Boxcar's 1928
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 484

    Boxcar's 1928

    Billthx138.....Thanks for sharing this build. Your ideas are spot on for what I have ahead of me on my Tudor build. Great work.

  25. Well hot rod the bitch.... wtf? haha :D
  26. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,033


    I don't get some of you guys. The museums are full. History has been preserved. Everyone who wants a restored Model A has one, or can still get one, if they want. If somebody really wanted this restored one, they would have purchased it. All of the demand has been and is being met. There are still plenty of nice ones out there, and yet, some of you feel it necessary to give this dude flack for starting with the nicest car he could afford.

    Not all of us really want to spend all of our limited spare time welding dust to shadows, after fabricating 82% of a replacement body from scratch and ill-fitting mis-manufactured patch panels.

    Lighten up, Frances.
  27. H-MAN
    Joined: Sep 16, 2008
    Posts: 7

    from Raleigh NC

  28. Man...this is the decision I am struggling with. After seeing this build and how kick-friggin-ass it looks, I think I'm looking for deuce rails. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures
  29. MemphisRaines
    Joined: Jun 9, 2011
    Posts: 96

    from Texas


    There isn't a day that goes by that i wish i could find an original/stock and unmolested A like that. To see one cut up in that original condition is heartbreaking. To each his own but there are still some out there who like the original stuff. Everytime i find an original A in my area it is either insanely priced or should be hauled to the scrap yard.
  30. RichtersRodz
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 228


    I know I'm reposting your own picture, but I love this shot... I hope my
    Tudor turns out even close to this cool one day.. Keep up the good work!

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