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Projects Anyone recognize this widened 5 window Model A Coupe?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by redranch, May 26, 2017.

  1. deadbeat
    Joined: May 3, 2006
    Posts: 522


    I kind of like it. Would love to see it outside etc Thanks for posting
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  2. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,032


    I'd finish the A. Maybe two Hemi's, side-by-side.
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  3. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,248

    from Australia

    with blowers......
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  4. blackout78666
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
    Posts: 583


    Put that A model out of its misery. Hard to look at.
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  5. 56premiere
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,445

    from oregon

    I think I remember seeing it in a medium blue metallic paint a long time ago. I had the image in my head before opening the thread.
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  6. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,420


    I remember a build thread on widening an A body but I dont recognize the front end
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    Any other tail light exist with the basic shape of a '60 Cadillac, but smaller proportions ? Surely the Cad' lights are too big to match the tunnels in that Model A pan. Anyone ??
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  8. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,273


    '50 Buick tail lights maybe?
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  9. The front end has changed, it had a 49 Mercury hood originally

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  10. I'll try and pursued him to drag the car out of the shed and take better photos when I'm back there in a week

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  11. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,102

    Dick Stevens

    58 Chevy Delray, Biscayne or Belair tail lights
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    Wow, you guys are good. Interesting looks .... with either one. Nice !!!
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  13. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,961

    A Boner

    Think it might be a Barris creation.....built sometime after Sam had passed.
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  14. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,236


    :confused: Well,it`s for sure different.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  15. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,032


    I though that was the only way that they came.
  16. I still don't have photos of the car outside the shed where it's been stored, but I do have more information on the car now. It was in an issue of Car Craft, January 1964. We think the car was called 'The Broad'.

    Does anyone know of the car or have any more information on it.

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  17. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,536

    Rice n Beans Garage

    Wasn't it sitting at a shop in Ca. Called the Dragin Shop or something like that.
  18. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8,785

    jimmy six

    as opposed to what?
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  19. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,248

    from Australia

    I do like it, very different............. hopefully it gets restored to this condition
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  20. That Model A is gnarly!!!
  21. All model A coupes are 5 windows. Specifying it as a 5 window is redundant.;)

    (And don't start about the sports coupe, that's a different animal)
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  22. flatheadtommy
    Joined: Oct 21, 2013
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  23. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,572

    from kansas

    Definitely outside the box! It does look familiar. I agree a deep blue with some metal flake. I must admit I like the newer hood better, it fits the flatter lines of the A.

    Glad it's saved just be nice to see it brought back.
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  24. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,631

    1. a veteran died today

    hated it in '64,,, nuthin's changed....
  25. [​IMG]I want this....please send it to me...
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    Joined: May 5, 2015
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    I hope that these are not customer's cars waiting for their turn to be, "in shop".
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  27. No, this is his backyard collection of cars...he buys projects like this and keeps them or does some work on them and sells them.
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  28. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,067


    Part of me wants to like it but i just can't get there.
  29. I too like the "later" hood arrangement better (or hate it less) ;). I agree with those who have dated the build in the early 60's. The top scoop is reminiscent of a '58 Impala, so I'm leaning toward the builder's intent to use those '58 Chevy tail lights as well. I really don't care for the direction in which 60's rods/customs went, but I'd like to see this one finished just because it's a time capsule of what was going on at that time. And you'd definitely have the only one on your block like that.

    Like it or not, it's a good example of what was going on at the time. Whoever built it showed a great deal of creativity, regardless of how you assess his taste.
  30. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 349

    from Hamlet, NC

    Quarantine boredom.....builder listed as W.B. Metcalf in 10/63 PHR. 15864958359723016783982399200901.jpg

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