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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bt34, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. bt34
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
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    A 1931 A coupe I purchased in November, 1974.
    I only got a tad serious with it 3 years or so ago.
    Boxed A chassis with a "Shakey Rails" X member. 283 & TH350, 9" rear.

    Engine is a trusty/crusty 1965 Impala 283ci. Reground crank, std bore with 006-.008 bore wear, orginal pistons with new rings, bearings etc etc, 300hp Chevy cam & not much else. Trans got a rebuild & shift kit. Diff is a 9" with 2.88 gears. Cruiser.
     
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  2. bt34
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
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    A few more pic's.
    Sorry fellers but the pic's are in no particular sequence.
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    Coming out of the loft storage.
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    John Lee the wiring expert & Model A owner (& 39 Chevy sedan)
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    2 into 1 exhaust.
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    Darryl Christensen did the panel work.
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    Chassis was sprayed with enamel paint, outside spray booth.
    Body paint is lacquer. Outside booth... Perfect.
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    Basic suspension, zero flash around here.
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  3. bt34
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    More pic's not in order...
    DSCF0004.JPG DSCF0015.JPG DSCF0020.JPG The article is about the coupe way back in 1966. Jammin Gears magazine #48. 20190113_070407.jpg
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    The grill mesh is from a flyscreen door. 20190306_180742-2.jpg 20190325_183247.jpg 20190325_183349.jpg 20190330_105945-1.jpg
    The painter, Poo alias Glen Keighley in full safety gear. He had to wait 39 years before he could paint the body.
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  4. Kiwi 4d
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    Very cool BT, plain and simple “hot rod” .Summer just around the corner.
     

  5. clem
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    Looks good, and I also hear that it goes really well.
     
  6. NashRodMan
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  7. catdad49
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    All Good Things Come To Those That Wait. I'd say that Fits, Congratulations!
     
  8. GordonC
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    I am always amazed at what you rodders overseas can accomplish!
     
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  9. J. A. Miller
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    Looks like a lot of fun!!
     
  10. goldmountain
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    If you started back in '74, what happened when it was hatched in '67?
     
  11. bt34
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    In 1967 I left school and started work and about that time I decided that I really wanted a Model A coupe. I finally purchased the coupe body in 1974. Through the years the parts were purchased & the interior bracing done along with panel work along with putting it together a number of times. It has had an orginal 32 chassis under it and then 2 aftermarket versions along with a 94 TPI Vette engine but a couple of acquaintances of mine kept bitching and moaning about me building "just another bloody Kiwi built hot rod with no theme and NOT being period correct" (kind of). This is when the "Hatched in 1967" dream started good and proper. I unloaded the 32 junk (all nice stuff) bit the bullet and the A chassis was reunited with a 283ci/th350 and the build stepped up a notch to where it is now.
    I have had a fair bunch of hotrods etc thru the years so stepping back in time kinda suits me at the minute.
    I alway's figured it was going to be my "retirement project" so there was never a hurry to start it until 3 or so years ago when my daughter decided I well n truly qualified as "an old person" and that was when I got right into it. In between working etc etc.
     
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  12. bt34
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  13. Tim
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    from KCMO

    The night shot is great! Well worth the wait it seems
     
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  14. AHotRod
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    You have built a sweet Hot Rod to be proud of. Well done Mate!
     
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  15. brady1929
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    Congratulations.
     
  16. bt34
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    Thanks fellers. Plus a few more pic's. Fullscreen capture 26122020 64248 PM.jpg

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    Sorting out the wheel options.
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    Interior hood lining is alloy sheet.
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    The curved corner took a bit of beating...1st time I have tried doing curves like that.
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    Sun visor was from a Payhauler dump truck. Orginally made by Fulton.
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  17. catdad49
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    You have yourself one great little coupe, bur I may be a tad bit biased. Merry Christmas, Carp.
     
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  18. bt34
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    Wheels are sorted...less is better with caps etc.
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  19. harpo1313
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    I like ,Clever idea on the headliner and surround . Must be cozy in there.
     
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  20. bt34
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    Finally painted the rims black... :)
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  21. AHotRod
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    Looks like a Hot Rod to me !
    Have Fun !
     
  22. bt34
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  23. bt34
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  24. Sweet ride
     
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  25. bt34
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    Earlier this year pic's of the coupe. It's a driver.[​IMG]

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  26. bt34
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    Recent pic's of the coupe.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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