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Hot Rods 31 Model A Victoria Build w/Pics – Miss Vicky

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D-Russ, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. NOTE: You can go to the last page for my latest [small] update or start right here at the beginning for an entertaining and [hopefully] educational read.:)


    Anyway, here's what I started with – a cowl, doors, rear skin and a wood kit.

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    wood1.jpg
    wood4.jpg
    00bodyprofile.jpg


    And here's what it looked like when it it was on the road the first time. No glass, no interior, 283 with 3x2s, body in DP60 sealer. (2011 Jalopyrama in Annapolis MD):

    IMG_1885-vi_zps061580f8.jpg


    And here's the completed car. Glass, interior, 354 hemi with 2x4s, shiny paint. (2015 Jalopyrama in Westminster MD):

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    When I started documenting this build, I didn't do a single build thread, I started a new thread each time I did an update. The links to those early threads are below in red.

    Putting a 32 Header in a 31 Model A

    Fitting a Model A cowl to a 32 frame

    Converting a Model A Leatherback to a Steelback

    Easy Disc Brake Covers

    F1 Shock Mounts – The Tardel Way

    Subrails, Taillights, Pedals, etc. w/Lots of Pics

    Modifying Fordor Door Jambs to Fit Miss Vicky

    Bobbed Rear Rails, Chopped Radiator and T5s w/Pics

    Firewall Recess, Steering Column, Drop, Shaft and Joints and Alternator Bracket

    Clutch Cable Installation w/Pics

    My frame is primed (pics), now I need to pick a finish color...

    Sealing The Floor

    We Fired The Mill This Weekend – The Good and Bad w/Video

    Finally got the sealed body on the frame...

    Building Lake Headers

    Chrysler 354 Build Thread!!!




    This thread pics up the build in July of 2008 – the point where I had a painted, rolling chassis. From this point forward, my posts and the comments of other folks were written back at that time to the present in a chronological order as this thread progresses.


    July, 2008:

    There was a lot left to do, but since I'm finally able to roll it out of the garage again, I thought I'd take a few pics. Enjoy.

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  2. fatcaddi
    Joined: May 3, 2004
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    im digging the front discs. wanna tell me more about it?
     
  3. c1run1
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
    Posts: 70

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    from TRNJ

    Looking good !
     
  4. fatcaddi
    Joined: May 3, 2004
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    fatcaddi
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    awesome thanks. and thats a snazzy chassis ya got there
     
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  5. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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    looking good. how's the body looking?
     
  6. Searcher
    Joined: Jul 8, 2007
    Posts: 620

    Searcher
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    Nice Blue.....
     
  7. 29paul
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 267

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    Its about time you get rolling on that vicky.:D Looks great.
     
  8. Oi, vot's not to like?
     
  9. wow! its purdy..
     
  10. Lee_ATx
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
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    DRuss32, that tech link is now on my favorites list. It's exactly what I had been kicking around to clean up the discs on my RPU. Damn this place is great!
     
  11. skyrodder
    Joined: May 7, 2005
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    Thats a purdy frame...
     
  12. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Love the Color. Very Clean! What color are you painting the body?
     
  13. The body still looks like it does in my avatar and other recent threads. My plan is to bolt the body onto the frame and then fill the roof, final fit the doors, and weld in the gas filler neck and the 33 pick-up cowl vent. I'll also take some profile pics and post them at that point. I want to get some feedback on whether I should chop it a bit more or not. I've already chopped it 2-1/4 inches.
     
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  14. 29paul
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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    Is that a battery box on frame? If so could you make me one and come put it on.
     
  15. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
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    What motor you running ?
     
  16. HotRod_Joe
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 252

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    from IN

    Wow! Fantastic work, I really like the color. It's different, but not too crazy. That disk brake cover is pretty cool as well. It hides things just enough to where it's clean, but you're not trying to decieve anyone. That's great! I can't wait to see the completed project. Keep up the great work! :)
     
  17. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    you ain't half bad for a white boy...:)
     
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  18. Nick32vic
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    looks great! love the color
     
  19. Nick32vic
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    Im flattered. I hate to break it to ya though, you can probably build circles around me. haha
     
  20. Florian
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
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    i dig the color
     
  21. Plowboy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
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    Plowboy
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    Sweet! Blue the color of champions!
     
  22. WODAVE
    The frame looks sweet!
    The blue, black and white combo will be killer.
     
  23. Looks great!

    How soon till the motor is droped in?
     
  24. willysguy
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
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    from Canada

    Wow, Nice work!
     
  25. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
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    Alright!! Good to see some stuff happenin'! Keep the pics coming!! The chassis looks great!
     
  26. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
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    Looks great! Curious question though. Do you need a panhard bar with that rear setup? Or does the spring take it's place?
     
  27. Gasserfreak
    Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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    Side steer no, Cross steer yes. FWIW Fuckin' love your car.

    Drew
     
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  28. lowphat53
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    from Virginia

    Hey Dave, everything is looking bitchin! Man, you are coming along nicely. i cannot wait to see your ride in person. Keep up the nice work man...
     
  29. 29paul
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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    Hey Dave I have brake line fittings and stainless line clamps your more than welcome to use.If you need any help with dropping engine in shot me a line.Need some time off from my truck because I'm about crazy with it.
     
  30. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
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    That is sweet . I am still gathering parts for my Vicky. I just got a shaft that goes in the torque tube, but it is a hollow pipe with tappered ends. That has both splined ends welded in to it. One is a female end and the other is a male end. Because I am running a flathead in mine. I am not sure if you knew that or not. Anyway Dave it is coming along great.:D
     

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