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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. Brake drums, backing plates, spindles, steering box, driveshaft (some aren't pictured) are all painted ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1471221078.459295.jpg
  2. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,857


    I had been wondering what was going on with this car. Lookin good!

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  3. 38ft
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
    Posts: 12

    from florida

    Thanks for the update, ( I know I cant be the only one that checks this thread daily:):):)) things are coming together nicely !!! Cant wait to the finished product. ( really like the red quick-change in the background )
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  4. woodsnwater
    Joined: Apr 4, 2016
    Posts: 329

    from North Al.

    What paint are you using? That 9" looks slick.
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  5. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,056

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Yes, what type of primer/ paint ?
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  6. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,427

    from Raytown Mo

    Hah! Finally found it again lol. Now to catch up on the thread :)
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  7. Jake Sippl
    Joined: Nov 11, 2015
    Posts: 258

    Jake Sippl
    from Detroit MI

    So I finally got caught up on the thread. Where did you find the healey deck lid hinges?? Those are awesome!
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  8. brainfreeze
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 159


    this thing is awesome!!
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  9. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,427

    from Raytown Mo

    Bump to the top :)
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  10. Amazing work!! Great meeting you guys too.
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  11. Man, I'm totally into this build. I really like all of the choices, and workmanship so far!
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  12. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 737

    from l.a.

    Awesome build man. Ill be following along, i have 31 coupe thats next in line. Lots of great fabrication
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  13. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,640

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    Love your set up. I've had a Y-block Thunderbird in my "A" roadster from the time I built it in 1959 all the way to now,wouldn't have it any other way.
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  14. Luke W
    Joined: Feb 3, 2016
    Posts: 11

    Luke W

    Great coupe! Awesome fabrication, can't wait to see it finished!
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  15. Thank you sir!! Yeah sorry, I don't get on here much. I need to get on more haha
  16. Haha thank you! I need to get back to updating it daily, the car is much further along now. I need to get my thread up to date. The quick change is actually for a customer of my dads, it's a pretty one!

  17. Thank you! I'm very happy with how it came out. Blocking that thing wasn't fun though haha.
    And some clear
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  18. For the primer I'm using Summit Racings Grey Epoxy primer. It's not very expensive (can't remember the price) but it's great, not watery at all like some others. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1473519733.624263.jpg

    And here's what I used for the filler primer
    View attachment 3322117
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2016
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  20. Thanks Jake! Found them on eBay! $30!
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  21. Thank you sir!!
  22. Hey thanks!! It was great meeting you as well, until next time.
  23. Thank you, appreciate it!!
  24. Thank you! Awesome, have any pictures of it?
  25. Thank you! Very cool, glad to hear you're happy with yours. Any pictures of the roadster? I'd love to see it
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  26. Thanks Luke! Neither can I!! Haha
  27. Lower cowl patch panels are done


    The previous owner cut out the gas tank so we welded it in to fill the gap
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  28. Polished the Thunderbird valve covers, that was fun.

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  29. Dash is blocked, primed, and painted!


    If anyone knows what this dash is please let me know! We still aren't sure, got to be early 30's, but what?

    The center bead might help
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  30. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,427

    from Raytown Mo

    Dodge? I recall some early mopars having a similar opening. Glad your back to updating I keep seeing your progress on Instagram and wanting more detailed photos/ info but figured I'd hit wait till you posted it all here.
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