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Projects 1931 Model A Coupe Y-Block Build (Father&Son)

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by NathanxStewart, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. onekoolkat1950
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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  2. zkilla396
    Joined: Mar 4, 2009
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    zkilla396
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    from Peoria, IL

    Can I come watch? Haha. Cool stuff going on there! Keep it up!
     
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  3. Jake Sippl
    Joined: Nov 11, 2015
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    from Detroit MI

    Yeah, my bad.. didn't mention this before, we replaced the firewall with the flat one before we really started to dig into building the car, even before I took the body off and started to un-rat rod it lol. I did that so I could get the motor to fit (car had a smallblock chevy in it before the ford I put in). The ford motor is longer than the chevy. I found the firewall at a swap meet actually, Some guy makes them, bare metal. It gave me the exact dimensions to get the ford motor mounted. With that being said, we tried flipping the original one, and it just wasn't worth it with the way it came out. So we decided to go this route. By the way, thanks for the compliment! Personally, I'm not a huge fan of rat rods lol
     
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  4. Jake Sippl
    Joined: Nov 11, 2015
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    from Detroit MI

    As in the Bill Kelly coupe? 32 3 window? That car is beautiful!
     
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  5. Thank you!
     
  6. Haha well of course! Thank you!!
     
  7. Battery mounted to the rear body brace
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  8. Noland
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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    very nice work, really building something to be proud of. keep up the awesome fab work!
     
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  9. Jake Sippl
    Joined: Nov 11, 2015
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    from Detroit MI

    very cool battery brace/hold down. I like
     
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  10. Thank you!! It's definitely been a good time building it with my old man
     
  11. Hey, thanks Jake!!
     
  12. Kill switch and air compressor mounted to the rear body brace. I plan on building a small motorcycle trailer to haul my Harley behind my coupe, so I mounted two small air bags, hidden in front of the rearend housing.

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    Made the kill switch bracket out of 10ga steel
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  13. Push bar is made.

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    I fabricated this piece out of 3/16" and drilled some holes to make it look cool, even though it's going to be another hidden detail. It welds to the pipe the push bar goes into and welds to the rear crossmember.

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  14. Just found this thread, good way to eat up some time. Beautiful work! You will have a lot of people staring and asking questions when you hit the streets. Keep it up! ;)
     
  15. loudbang
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    Bar looks pretty spiffy just like it is. Did you polish it yourself?
     
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  16. Looking great man! Keep it up!
     
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  17. Thanks Tim, appreciate the kind words!!
     
  18. Thank you and yes! Probably going to get it chromed.
     
  19. Thank you!!
     
  20. Thank you, I'm happy with how it came out!
     
  21. Started on the floor, used oak wood for these pieces.

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  22. Trunk floor is in, made out of 16ga steel, also welded a stamped brace on the bottom side.

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    Cut out an access door to the battery in the trunk. Welded a hinge and a latch to it so it'll hinge open and close.
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  23. Limey Kid
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    Nicely done. Is the latch military?
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
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  24. Tim
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    That's pretty cool!
     
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  25. malcolm1943
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    Please more info on that battery cover latch, what was the source, how does it work? I need something like that for my master cylinder access door.
     
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  26. Hey Stewart! Not sure what the latch is originally from, just something dad had in the shop from his Indy car days.
     
  27. Thanks Tim!!
     
  28. Not sure what it's from. The first picture is the latched closed and the second is the latch opened.

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  29. Made seat stands and mounted the seat. Seats out of a dodge caravan.

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