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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by barett, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. barett
    Joined: Jul 1, 2012
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    barett
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    from Taylor TX

    I'm dancing, poorly. I'm doing lame karate moves, I'm yelling triumphantly. I set out to build this car with a bitchin engine, maybe flathead maybe something else. In the back of my head I knew what I wanted in my coupe, but its just not that easy to come by. Well today my friends I got exactly what I wanted...
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    My goal is to be driving a traditional hemi coupe while still in my 20s, 25 now.
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    Thanks to a very generous Chrysler nut i just might get there! As I said I'm young and very new, about 1 hr into the almighty hemispherical motor. Any advice or tips would be great. It's a 54 331...


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  2. BELLM
    Joined: Nov 16, 2002
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    Congratulations! Glad you finally got the engine! Looking good!
     
  3. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
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    barett,

    Congrats on the hemi! It doesn't get much better than that - and A coupe with a hemi.:cool: What are your plans/details on the coupe?

    Thor
     
  4. barett
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    What's a retired gentleman doing inside on this cool summer day?


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  5. barett
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    Thanks! Cool is what I was going for. The coupe will be fender less not quite a highboy but not to low either, I whacked it 5 and channeled it on an A style chassis I'm building from 2x6


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  6. BELLM
    Joined: Nov 16, 2002
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    Being lazy, about to take a nap! See you Thursday!
     
  7. Hotrodhell35
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    id be interested in seeing more of your frame!
     
  8. teddyt
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    teddyt
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    from U.S.

    Looks amazing so far,.......keep posting pics !!
     
  9. barett
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    Thanks all, I'm thinking of doing a build thread once I'm a little further along... Just in case any of the brass is listening, wouldn't even attempt it without the hamb app, this thing is great!


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  10. zibo
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    Ok,
    First tip is to find a crankshaft!
    Looks like a good project and hopefully it takes less them 4 years to build!
    TP
     
  11. barett
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    Thanks for the tip,
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    I found it!


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    :D HRP
     
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  13. gordspeed
    Joined: Jul 9, 2013
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    Great start, makings of a cool coupe! Good Luck!! :)
     
  14. Speed~On
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    That's one cool Model A. Great you're building one as it will be exactly what you want! It Looks great. Build the car you've envisioned.
     
  15. brady1929
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    Cool. Get after it kid.
     
  16. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    Holy cow - a hemi, at your age - your doin' OK there young man.
    Make it good and have some fun.
    Cheers.
     
  17. barett
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    Well hell, Hrp has convinced me to put some more pics up...
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    As I got it, no doors no deck lid. No left side, but came with one a little too short.
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    Hair cut...
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    Found some doors in Oregon... Cut one, other still needs it, I've been focusing on the pass side until I can find a rear window quarter? Hint hint?
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    What you see part of the frame. 2x6 tapered up to 2.5 and deuce cross member.. Spring will be out front, but still not to long, directly in front of shell, axle and bones need to go to house of chrome...
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    40 steelies inside Firestone black walls, thinking on 48 hub caps, no rings.


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  18. Nice. Ill watch out for your future build thread.
     
  19. Wow... good enough to get BELLM out of bed and me to subscribe!

    I think everybody should have a build thread!
     
  20. barett
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    Thanks for the comments, let me get some parts in and I'll keep up on progress...


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  21. George
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    Best tip on the Hemi is...Read the Hemi Tech Index! Welcome to the world of Hemis!:)
     
  22. BashingTin
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    Model A Coup and a Hemi. I can't imagine a better combination. ;)
     
  23. Choff
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    Great Combo-Coupe and a Hemi, take your time and you will end up with a classic ride!
    I also have a 54 Chrysler Hemi, Going into a 29 dodge coupe.
    Choff
     
  24. barett
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    Exactly how I feel...


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  25. barett
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    My intention is to take my time and do it right. Your coupe sounds cool, don't think I've ever seen one of those...


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  26. Choff
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    Barett,
    Here is a pic of my 29 dodge coupe, Rubble seat coupe with a golf club door, Lots of mockup work, Chopped , channeled and streached frame 6", now fitting fenders, and get the Hemi running this fall.
    Enjoy you car!!
    Choff
     

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  27. barett
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    Thanks for the pictures, that car is cool


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  28. Low Flying A
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    Great start. Love the direction you're taking
     
  29. barett
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    Swap meet today, got a hold of some shiny stuff...
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  30. wicarnut
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    Young man, my hats off to you, You are a "REAL HOT RODDER" Looks like its going to be a "Bitchin Rod". Good luck w/ your Kool project. John
     

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