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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. Jake Sippl
    Joined: Nov 11, 2015
    Posts: 267

    Jake Sippl
    from Detroit MI

    Did you flip the whole thing around or just cut the middle part out and flip that and re weld it in? I've seen guys do both that's why I ask
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  2. Flipped the firewall around, then cut the bead out (the middle part) and flipped it back around and welded it back in
  3. JB_roadrage
    Joined: Feb 25, 2011
    Posts: 372

    from Caintuckee

    Great build kid.... you're doing an awesome job, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little jealous... I've always wanted to build a 5 window Model A...
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  4. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,998


    Great craftsmenship & a young gun also !
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  5. Neat details!
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  6. JR_31Coupe
    Joined: Dec 2, 2015
    Posts: 14


    Looks great!! I'm working on a 31' a as well only I'm going 58' model 283 power pack also sporting 3 twos! I love those Y blocks congrats on finding one. That's bitchin'
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  7. Thank you!! Hopefully you'll get to some day. I'm definitely stoked that I'm building one!
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  8. Thank you!!
  9. Thank you, it's all about those details! Haha
  10. Thank you! Nice, have any pictures? 3 deuce intakes sure do make an open hooded look killer.
  11. Toe board is in, now time to build the transmission tunnel. Toe board is made out of 14ga steel.

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  12. fastmike
    Joined: Aug 6, 2013
    Posts: 280

    from Chicago IL

    Looking good man!
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  13. Great :)

    I've made the same modification in a T model but it wasn't easy because the shape was totally different of a A model

  14. BigChief
    Joined: Jan 14, 2003
    Posts: 2,080


    Looks like your toe board is using up a lot of real estate with the slanted portion making it all the way to the door opening. Your feet and legs will appreciate every square inch you can give them....I'd try to contour this area of the floor as much as possible to gain room.....even kicking the bottom of the firewall out a little bit to make room.
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  15. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,801

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    You should try to mock up your seating position as closely as you possibly can to see if that toe board is at the proper angle for your feet.
    The angle of my stock model T footboard was way off because of sitting lower in the body than you do on a stock T seat.
    To have a comfortable foot - ankle angle to the toe board I was able to move the bottom of the toe board towards the firewall almost 4" ahead of the stock location.
    This made it very comfortable and added a lot of extra foot room.
    You might be able to do the same it makes a big difference in an otherwise crowded car.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2016
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  16. Jake Sippl
    Joined: Nov 11, 2015
    Posts: 267

    Jake Sippl
    from Detroit MI

    Yeah I was looking at it and noticed it looked both different and the same as mine because I just left mine as it was which wasn't flipped.
  17. Thanks Mike!
  18. Thank you, and nice. Yeah the Model T's would be different haha
  19. There's actually tons of room! We took the package tray out so the seat sits all the way back.
  20. Yep, we did! Surprisingly plenty of room in there. Took the package tray out so the seat sits all the way back. Thanks for the tips though!!
  21. Formed the transmission tunnel around the transmission to take up as little room as possible. Made it out of 14ga steel. Made it so it bolts in so we can access the transmission easily. I think I drilled and tapped around 58 holes for this piece.

  22. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 1,902

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

    Really nice work, this build just keeps on bring'in it! Did cut the sub rail cross member?
  23. Great build you're doing an fantastic Job & I am follow your threat
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  24. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,949

    metal man

    Jake, I was looking at your thread, and someone has replaced your original firewall with a flat one, so it would look quite a bit different than this one. Nice job saving a r&% rod, by the way.
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  25. Thank you!! Yes we did
  26. Awesome, thank you very much!
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  27. Fabricated a trim ring around the steering shaft to pretty up the hole in the firewall. I made a drilled and tapped back piece for the ring that welds on the firewall to make it look like its part of the bead.

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  28. JimmyD3234
    Joined: Dec 3, 2015
    Posts: 548

    from PA

    this is going to one BAD ASS ride LOOKING COOL :cool::cool::cool::cool:
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  29. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,013

    from So Cal

  30. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 1,902

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

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