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Projects Another A coupe Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by I_be_moose, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. crotex
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 561

    from cuero, tx

    thats going to be a cool car.
  2. themachine
    Joined: Nov 27, 2009
    Posts: 151


    great job its coming along!
  3. I finally got back in the shop ! Continued fitting the new dash.

    In the beginning I found and bought a 1946 Chevy pick up dash


    I rough trimmed the ends and stuck in in the body


    The original shape had a Vee in the top to match the windshield in the truck. I first trimmed it flat and roughly the width i needed



    There was also a hole for the window crank that had to go.....


    so I fit a piece to blend the beads


    I moved to the ends making a template to visualize the top corners


    then made some filler pieces



    I made a piece to bolt in place of the original dash rail welded blind nuts to it so I can remove the dash if I need to in the future...I cannot find a picture of just the rail mount but here it is on the dash


    the bolts go thru the original locations just drilled out


    here you can see how the dash transitions to the mount piece


    I need to do the final welding and metal finishing but here it is for now



    I have yet to decide on gauges. I am leaning toward Classic dual gauges on either side of the speedometer. If so I will fill the original hole and make some tunnels to mount them.

    The fun continues!!!!!
  4. I am enjoying this thread. I am going to be doing a '29 A coupe on deuce rails, with a 392 hemi in about a year from now. ...lots of planning to do and all of the A on Deuce rails postings are helping me a lot.
  5. rottenrods
    Joined: Sep 17, 2010
    Posts: 211


    Dash looks great
  6. Reds 29
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 436

    Reds 29

    Looks good, I haven't seen anything about your build for a while and wondered how you were doing. Hope to see you again this summer.
  7. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    details,details. very nice work,dash looks good
  8. chopt top kid
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 959

    chopt top kid

    Lookin' "GOOD" Tim... I was beginning to wonder about your lengthy hiatius... I'm anxious for the next installment already...
  9. pan-dragger
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,187


    nice work, it's coming along nice.
  10. Thanks for the kind words on the progress. I started mounting the steering column so I can figure out what I need for u joints. I am using a Limeworks 40 style wheel and column. I also tried out a three gauge panel that came with the dash. Still not sure of the final instrument configuration....




    Mocked up the engine with a head and stuff to make sure I had plenty of clearance.

    With a hood top


    and hoodless


    Choices Choices.....
  11. scott 351 wins
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 434

    scott 351 wins

  12. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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  13. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave

    Tim, Your "A" is sure coming along. You are quite the craftsman. Going to be one clean Hot Rod !

  14. kirby1374
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 427


    If we are voting... I say with the hood top. I REALLY like the dash!
  15. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,071

    Bib Overalls

    Your dash is kick ass!! I really like where you seem to be going.
  16. rusty bill
    Joined: Oct 7, 2010
    Posts: 237

    rusty bill

    the hood top pulls the grill shell to the body and makes the car look as one complete unit
  17. The fun continues. The next step is to have the body media blasted to give me a clean foundation for doing the body work.

    I rolled it into the sun to get a better look at the profile



    I found the rear pan has major rot


    There was over an inch of nasty looking lead behind the center brace. Oh well it is now on the floor


    Next stop media blaster.....
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2011
  18. Tim, your thread is an inspiration to me to get after my 30 coupe , to be built along the same model A - Duece setup, I will need to save your build to refer to when I need to flow the juices some more , Great looking build,Thanks ,,,Sam

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  19. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,891


    Thanks for bringing it to the top!! I missed this build. Nice stance, chop and I think it's cool you are running the Model A grill!! Now that's thinking out of the box!! LOL
  20. Thanks for all the tips, just picked up my first coupe a 31. This post will be a big help. Any updates?
  21. Race City Rodz
    Joined: Nov 29, 2010
    Posts: 466

    Race City Rodz

    Great start, keep em' comming!
  22. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,333


    Keep at it Tim! All the little steps over the years are turning into one killer ride.
  23. wow your build looks really cool!
  24. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,555


    Another GREAT built thread I missed on the first go round. I like the frame matching the body detail. Bob
  25. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

  26. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

  27. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    lookin good,like the stance
  28. Boxcar's 1928
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 452

    Boxcar's 1928

    Fine caftsmanship. I believe that I remember your wb coming in at 107" is that right?
    My plan is to take my 28 Tudor to 108"....but I don't want it to get looking oddball.
  29. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

    This is a great thread.
  30. Inland empire hot rods
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 830

    Inland empire hot rods
    from so cal

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