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Projects 30 Model A Coupe. Nailhead+Deuce Rails

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bam.inc, May 3, 2014.

  1. Bam.inc
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
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    Bam.inc
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    Well, after lurking on here for 5 years or so & being member last few years, I decided to put my build thread together.

    Brought home a really nice 31 parade car model a deluxe coupe & my brother & I agreed its too nice to cut up *yet. So I kept it as a fun historic driver *for now. & my brother donated his 30 Model A Coupe he bought outa a storage unit about 10 yrs ago.

    I will try to keep this a Traditional as possible
    30 Model A coupe
    32 frame rails
    64 Buick 401 Nailhead
    Driver
     

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  2. Bam.inc
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    Bam.inc
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    Before teardown[/ATTACH]
     

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  3. Bam.inc
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    Bam.inc
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    Off goes the body. Out goes running gear.
    Everything in the air stays.
    Roller-frame motor, gone...it became a pickup & off to another home to drive again.
     

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  4. hallrods
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    Looks like a great project welcome aboard
     
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  5. tfeverfred
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    Impressive start and plan. Lately, Nailheads have been in my line of sight.
     
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  6. brady1929
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  7. Go Man Go!
     
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  8. 4 banger 4 life
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    hell ya nice start... cool looking build..
     
  9. Go get 'em!
     
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  10. JasonCarGuy
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1399247681.799326.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1399247697.894803.jpg
    Here was the day it was loaded up. I put a top in it and got it into driving condition for a few years. The buil on 32 rails with the Nailhead is coming along now.


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  11. JasonCarGuy
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    Some more tear down pictures.
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  12. JasonCarGuy
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    Here's the pick-up that was built with the original chassis and parts out back, it has since been sold. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1399250716.515379.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1399250771.382645.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1399250784.889401.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1399250824.629125.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1399250889.569834.jpg
    Now lets get some more coupe build pics going.


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  13. Bam.inc
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    Bam.inc
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    This build will probably take me a few years. Twins are 9. Full time job. 2 car garage. ... lots of excuses to buy a finished hot rod.
    But why do that when I can build exactly what I want, take a few more years, & spend twice as much?
    My brothers shop is only 100 miles away & dad just retired, so I'll appreciate it so much more if I do 90% myself, right?

    Well, to fastforward, I had to use my first cheat: roller '32 frame from Cornhusker:
     

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  14. Bam.inc
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    Bam.inc
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  15. Bam.inc
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    Out with the old, in comes new roller.
    Pinched '32
    4"drop
     

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  16. Bam.inc
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    Bam.inc
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    Wizz wheel, grind, cut, wizzz. Many 4" cutoff discs later& floors out. Gotta get mini 1"-2" channel to get rid of dreaded "gap"
     

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  17. Right on. I'm helping a buddy with a Nailhead motivated '30 pu. He's currently a lurker but I'm workin on getting him to put a thread together. Look forward to seeing the progress and gain some ideas for his along the way.
     
  18. daddylama
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    looks like a fine start... i never get tired of seeing "A" builds, though they do remind me that i've been stalled on mine for years.
     
  19. JasonCarGuy
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1399371537.421280.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1399371557.101892.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1399371591.137974.jpg
    A few more pics of the initial fitting of the body and removal of the rear subrails.


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  20. Bam.inc
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    Worked many hours on mini-channel. Finally cut out front firewall feet (angle behind firewall joining subrail fronts- I call foot rests) to get rid of gap.
    Hamb Alliance = another discount @ steadfast rear subrail kit.
    Bought a 32 original grill, & bought my brothers guides to mockup some inspiration.
     

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  21. Bam.inc
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    1400551920233.jpg
    Dad got on the floor & heated up some henry ford steel to get last few bolts & spots free to spread another 1/2" at cowl. Coulda used another inch of pinch in frame, but we stretched a little.
    Really great to be able to work on this with my Dad & Brother. Couldn't get far without them.
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    Here's my brother, dad, & I at a break w/ 31
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    My 31 & my brothers 30 pickup just before he sold the flyinA. I had to try on his Artillerys for future preview.
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  22. A Rodder
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    Awesome Build!
     
  23. woodbutcher
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    :D Looking good so far.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  24. Atwater Mike
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    Nice projects, surrounded by good family. You guys look busy!
     
  25. JasonCarGuy
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    Another night of working. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400881286.355971.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400881314.533921.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400881340.198866.jpg
    Patina painted a replacement tank so we didn't cut up a good tank. Turned out great lots of paint layers to get it to match an some aging techniques I've learned.


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  26. JasonCarGuy
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    Steadfast Subrails installed, sure were nice units! Thanks Steadfast Manufacturing! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400888152.175666.jpg


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  27. JasonCarGuy
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400888338.473294.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400888373.091655.jpg
    Found a 34 truck grill and mocked it up. We like it over the 32, little more mass to it but still similar.


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  28. JasonCarGuy
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400888554.584583.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400888584.434364.jpg
    My brother fabricating the floor pans at our friend Bob's place. Bob's a metal fabricator, has all the cool metal forming tools, best part is his place is about 2.5 miles away!
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    Here you can see how we used the original seat pan but had to widen it since we split the front subrails a stretched the body at around the b pillar subrail area to do the mini channel. Channel about the depth of the lower model A body reveal.



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  29. J. A. Miller
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    It's coming together nicely! I like the 34 truck grille.
     
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  30. JasonCarGuy
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400907319.106985.jpg
    Donor 64 Buick Wildcat to the shop.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400907373.970358.jpg
    Coupe awaiting its 401 Nailhead.
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    And now the fun begins, shoe horning this monster in. Man they are a long engine.
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    Fabricating all this stuff seems to take forever, but in the long run my brother will have just what he wants. Building this with him has been great, just need to get more space so we can get dads 30 Coupe built and so I can start on my 34 Coupe. Don't think all of this is happening this fast, this is several months in the making.


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