Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects A Model Sport Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OoltewahSpeedShop, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member

    Sold my '34 Ford truck, and replaced it with this. Looked for a nice Sport Coupe forever... Finally found an early '29 within 15 miles of home. This car was bought new in Knoxville, TN. Has been sitting in a dry barn for the last 42 years.

    Kevin
    Ooltewah Speed Shop
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013
  2. kustomrace
    Joined: Apr 1, 2004
    Posts: 168

    kustomrace
    Member

    I spend all that time beating the bushes,and you come up with a winner!Curse your hide!Should make for some good bench racin next time I'm over.Dave
     
  3. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member

    Finally got the A model home and in the garage. Time to get to work now. The last shot is not mine of coarse...but thats the general idea. Best looking sport coupe around IMHO.

    Kevin
    Ooltewah Speed Shop
     

    Attached Files:

    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  4. Harris
    Joined: Feb 15, 2007
    Posts: 863

    Harris
    Member

    Sweet, can't wait to see the build....
     
  5. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member

    I'm trying to get some pics of the car from the original owners son from back in the day.

    The car on the salt is awesome... Love the '37 grille and hood. I saw pics of that car before but couldn't find them. Thanks for sending them my way. I'd like to see more Sport Coupe pics if anybody has them.

    Later,
    Kevin
    Ooltewah Speed Shop
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010
  6. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member

    A little progress after 2 years sitting at idle.
     

    Attached Files:

    • 002.jpg
      002.jpg
      File size:
      355.8 KB
      Views:
      370
    • 003.jpg
      003.jpg
      File size:
      331.5 KB
      Views:
      360
    • 004.jpg
      004.jpg
      File size:
      76.2 KB
      Views:
      357
    • 006.jpg
      006.jpg
      File size:
      345.1 KB
      Views:
      356
    • 008.jpg
      008.jpg
      File size:
      330.6 KB
      Views:
      373
    • 017.jpg
      017.jpg
      File size:
      347.8 KB
      Views:
      369
    • 015.jpg
      015.jpg
      File size:
      368.1 KB
      Views:
      356
  7. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,599

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    Awesome!!!! Can't wait to see it progress. My only recommendation is to keep the stock 104" wheel base. Model A's look best with short wheel bases.
     
  8. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member

    Oh yeah, the wheels are gonna stay right where Henry put them. The fenders are going back on this one.

    Dropped axle, reversed eyes, and a Flathead V8. That's it. The rest is going to stay like it WAS.

    Kevin
     
  9. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,599

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    MMMmmmmmm, Tasty. Love the plans!!!!
     
  10. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646

    Hotrodbuilderny
    Member

  11. LSGUN
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,259

    LSGUN
    Member
    from TX

    Nice work so far, post plenty of pics along the way!
     
  12. Shep 426
    Joined: Jul 2, 2010
    Posts: 5

    Shep 426
    Member

    I love the "2 years later" update [​IMG]

    looking good though! can't wait to see it finished [​IMG]
     
  13. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    Member
    from Ponder, TX

    Sweet, this thing is going to be rad!
     
  14. aldixie
    Joined: May 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,634

    aldixie
    Member

    Nice Find. Can't wait to see the build.
     
  15. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member


    Yeah.... Me too. Glad you are impressed, and welcome to the Hamb. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Rathbone
    Joined: Oct 14, 2004
    Posts: 471

    Rathbone
    Member

    Do you have to blow it apart and box the frame to drop in that heavy flathead? Do you need a stronger rear diff?
     
  17. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,735

    scrap metal 48
    Member

    Sport coupes are cool..They look great chopped and no top...........
     
  18. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member

    Yes on both. Probably a quick change, if things work out like I planned.
     
  19. sodas38
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,249

    sodas38
    Member

    Looks sweet, get that beast going.
     
  20. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    pasadenahotrod
    Member
    from Texas

    Joe McClelland's 30-31 Sport Coupe was always my favorite. He was a partner in Ford Parts Obsolete in Long Beach forever.
     
  21. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member

    Should look even better with those 17" Wires. :D

    Got any pics of Joe's Sporty?
     
  22. youngrodder1929
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 416

    youngrodder1929
    Member
    from Vancouver

    its good to see another 28 29 there seems to be a lot of 30 31s latly maybe its just me
     
  23. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave
    Member

    Kevin, Love the car you are starting with. Also like the plans you have for it. Always wanted a early Sport Coupe . . . . .
     
  24. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member

    Attached Files:

  25. Nethery
    Joined: Nov 27, 2009
    Posts: 23

    Nethery
    Member
    from Palm Coast

    Good thing you hung out with R.G. as a kid. You should have no problem getting that flathead going.

    I like that sport coupe, how does the top fold down on it with the door frames being solid?
     
  26. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
    Member

    Ahh, the Flathead King's nephew steps in....

    The Sport Coupe top stays up. You are thinking about a Cabriolet. That car came around in '30.
     
  27. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,303

    The37Kid
    Member

    If anyone says Sport Coupe Joe's car is the one that first comes to my mind, always loved that car since the May 1970 Rod & Custom feature. :D
     

    Attached Files:

  28. freebird101
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,203

    freebird101
    Member

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.