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A 1930 Model A followed me home...my first tradtional hotrod build!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ace5n85, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Kool49
    Joined: Mar 14, 2010
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    Ill be watching most definately , as i just got 30 5 window yesterday practically in the same condition as yours . Ya if you would please im intrested in the frame also so please PM with imfo or if its legal here just post it ? Not sure about that so please forgive me in advance.
     
  2. Ace5n85
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    Post any pictures yet?!
     
  3. hardysmodela
    Joined: Oct 16, 2012
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    from colorado

    Looks great so far.. You will be done in no time.. Mine was crap yours looks good. The patch panels that you buy suck..Good luck
     
  4. Ace5n85
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    I just noticed that Flop mentioned it and I looked all of mine are from Brookville and they still don't match hammer n dolly time! Can't win em all... Or any of em I guess haha
     
  5. Ace5n85
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    Off the blaster...Should be back early next week. Hope it goes well.

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    In the mean time, I'm trying to get these beads to match. I'm finding this is easier said than done for a rookie like me. Flop was right. The patches aren't exact by any means. I'm thinking I'm going to get a bead roller and make my own piece for in front of the rear wheel well. The bead for it is about 3/16" wider and aint gonna be easy to fix. Not for me at least.

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    After I rounded the bead a bit

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    Rounded a bit

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  6. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
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    Tons of potential there!
     
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  7. Ace5n85
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    thanks! The car seems to be pretty good and definitely workable. It's my ability that I hope will do it justice. I guess once it gets back from the blaster and I can see all its secrets, I'll feel better (or worse) about my chances. :cool:
     
  8. Ace5n85
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    Well, got the blasted coupe back earlier than expected. Its about as good as I could have hoped. The spots I knew were bad were bad... But nothing else. The only surprise was the mud on the bottom of the door, but that was getting swapped out anyways.

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    The bad

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  9. fab32
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    When it comes to complete bolt in panels, like the below deck lid piece that you'll need I'm sure you'll find Brookville parts will be just fine.


    Frank
     
  10. Ace5n85
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    Thanks for the tip all my patches so far are Brookville they seem to be pretty good not perfect but none of them are from what I hear
     
  11. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    the brookville is the better version of the panel under the decklid . put an original brace in it instead of the crap that is in there . Have fun taking the back apart !! Its the biggest pain when it comes to model As . Also if you use the whole cowl patch its too long and the line under the cowl band and the brake wont line up .
     
  12. Ace5n85
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    Flop,

    put an original brace in it instead of the crap that is in there .
    What brace are you referring to? sorry I'm a rookie.

    Also, I follow your builds quite a bit and think i recall seeing that you use a 80 grit disc to clean up your welds on patch panels. Do you use a DA, Grinder, etc? If i can get mine to come out half as nice as the stuff you got in that shop of yours i'll be stoked. Thanks man
     
  13. Ace5n85
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    Spent a few hours on the coupe the other day. Got the crap metal ripped off the back of it and started patching a few rust holes/bullet holes. WHO THE HELL SHOOTS A MODEL A?!?!!? Its not much but here's the results.

    Cowl bullet hole fix. thought i'd get lucky cutting it with a hole saw. No dice.

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    I patched the other bullet hole, too. I'll have to owe you a picture on that one.

    Corner of the quarter. this simple little piece sucked without a shrinker/stretcher. I NEED NEW TOOLS! I still have to clean up where the welder burnt through a thin spot and make it a little celaner. It's about 80% done.

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    And by the request of several people on here, I bought some Gibbs and wiped it on. Seems to work pretty well (tried it on some other crap, too).

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    I'll be back at it tonight and this weekend. I really wish my frame would get here so I'd be able to start cutting unneeded things out and making some fun stuff. Patience is a virtue, but it still sucks.
     
  14. Anything new on the coupe?
     
  15. Ace5n85
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    Ordered some new patch panels and subrails. Subrails fit like absolute crapola. I have the body apart to build the subrails and cross braces but it seems like the rails are so different it's tough to get them to "match" my Henry rails. I made. Some templates of the factory shape and an trying to get these a closer fit. Ill post some pictures later. Sorry for the delay
     
  16. Joe Bassett
    Joined: Jun 27, 2011
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    from usa

  17. Ace5n85
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    Thanks man... Frame is running about 14 weeks late but hopefully when it arrives I can get moving on it a lot more. And Hershey is next week! Maybe I'll fix some Model A goodies!
     
  18. Ace5n85
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    Wow. First of all, sorry for the lapse in updates for those who were watching. I've been very busy the past few months getting the garage ready for winter. I upgraded to 220V power, which is SOOO much better than the 15A fuse that was there previously. Also, I ran natural gas to the garage and installed a 80,000 btu heater to keep me from wishing I was dead all winter. So, there's my excses for being a turd and not posting. Back to hot rods...

    This was about three weeks ago, frame (finally) was on its way and I spent a few days cleaning the shithole I'd created over the past few months.

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    And then...On a magical Wednesday in November...IT arrived.

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    Pete and Jake's brake/clutch bracket

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  19. Ace5n85
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    Tossed on most of the parts I've been gathering over the past few years. So good to see them on a frame and not a shelf.

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    Parts list, if you're wondering:
    So-Cal Dropped Axle
    So-Cal Chrome Spring
    So-Cal Spindles
    Wilson Welding Hubs
    '40 Backing Plates
    '37 Split-wishbones
     

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