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Projects Black Widow Coupe *** 30 Model A Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Sky Pilot, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Sky Pilot
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    1079178_10201422438912003_1813204986_n.jpg 1600288_10201422425231661_1220917906_n.jpg Hey guys gunna try my hand at this build thread of my 30 Model A Coupe. I wanted to try chopping & creating an early 50,s traditional build. What i had in mind was to replicate a model that cousins had built around 62. I was around 4 & my aunt Ruth would let me play it when she would baby sit me... I was told to be very careful with it as i know it didnt roll. Well this journey starts off in Jan 2014 as a purchase off Leebay which i thought was a good candidate - The add said roof not perfect , has a dent in it so i said cool i wont be chopping a survivor. Well upon receiving it to my surprise the car was really damaged a beam in the barn had fell on it crushing the roof about 3 - 4 inches, kink the 1/4s. & twisted the frame. To find out the car was laid up since 1951 as it was vandalized with almost 300 pellet dents shooting out everything glass in the car. This is kinda back yard build hope someone could use some of the info provided.
     
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  2. AHotRod
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    I'm following along …. Model A Coupes RULE !
     
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  3. sloppy jalopies
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    yup, like the coupe builds here !
     
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  5. Stogy
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    There was a barn collapse in Pennsylvania recently and I'm wondering if that might have been one of the salvaged 30 or so vehicles that came out of it?

    Good luck with the Hotrod project any pics of your childhood inspiration you spoke of?...we love historic pics of any hotrods you can find...;)
     
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  6. enloe
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    from east , tn.

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    Give em Hell Rocky
     
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  7. jimdillon
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    Looks good Rocky-I am sure you will do the car justice.
     
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  8. Sky Pilot
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    thank you my brother ---it gave me Hell but i think i got it FIGERD out
     
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  9. Mick Coyne
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    Way to go Rock, looking forward to seeing this build,
    Mick
     
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  10. Sky Pilot
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    You can see by the lean to the drivers side the twist in the frame from the barn beam collapsing many years ago. 1056892_10201422442832101_499273362_n.jpg
     
  11. Sky Pilot
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    1781695_10201501404966105_642072455_n.jpg Always a treasure hunt when you get something old lol . Found the original 30 California plate , 1936 penny and a good hand full of Black power bullets through out the car --also many bird bones im from a pack rat stuffed in the back of the seat. Notice the cool blue lens someone made , i guessing to have a Blue Dot effect--- Also the last plate when laid up 1951 Minnesota 1615009_10201429721734069_2101328835_n.jpg 1616432_10201501403286063_285922302_n.jpg
     
  12. rustednutz
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    from tulsa, ok

    I'll follow along as I have a '31 coupe I've been gathering parts for and will start on when my '56 Bel Air is done.
     
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  13. Sky Pilot
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    1743187_10201501408606196_1777896749_n.jpg The Coupe was originally a California Car built in San Francisco. The original owner was a lady who had transplanted to Minnesota around mid 30,s. The car had dual spares, luggage rack, and a trailer hitch, maybe some Black smith made ? Look like she was ready for traveling long distances. I Purchased the car from her niece that inherited the farm. She said it was in the last of 5 barns - the one that had fell down. She didnt even know there was a car in it . Even though the car didnt match the description couldnt get mad at her as she didnt know much about it. It always a gamble anyway when you buy something site unseen...
     
  14. Sky Pilot
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    Oh did i mention about 300 pellets dents too ! Lol headlights, windows ,dash , mirror everything glass was shot out EXCEPT that Blue tail light lens survived. A lot of the dents were around the stepped mouldings around the window openings -- man what a bad shot at that... like a mini Bonnie and Clyde car. That is what lead to laying the car up after the vandals got to it in 51.
     
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  15. Sky Pilot
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    1624391_10201456576165413_556941163_n.jpg Well it took from Dec 13th to mid Jan 2014 to get it home from Minnesota ,as the car got snowed in next day after purchasing it and 3 different transporters couldnt get it. Finally got it home to the South & a week later we got snow !!! rare for down here -Just my luck lol
     
  16. Sky Pilot
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    Thx Stogy- yeah it was out of minn. think it was the only car on the farm besides a few tractors- the girl had the property for a few years and never realized the car was in there - was kinda buried in
     
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  17. Stogy
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    Glad it got another chance at rolling down the road in your hands...I gathered after you clarified its location of purchase...the barn collapse I was referring too was late last year in Penna and it was in a thread here and there was lots of crushed but salvageable stuff including an A Coupe.
     
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  18. Sky Pilot
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    oh i follow now- hopefully got save too
     
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  19. Sky Pilot
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    Time to assess the damage on the roof ----- almost as flat as the gutter rail @ the B pillar 1624132_10201501402326039_1929455640_n.jpg 1420435_10201422400951054_1692034721_n.jpg
     
  20. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    Yikes!
    It might need to be converted to a roadster:)
     
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  21. Sky Pilot
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    Well it crossed my mind the further i got down the road ----Lol !
     
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  22. Sky Pilot
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    Hard to see kink in the pass side 1/4 smashed B pillar to Drivers side A piller . all the roof bows were broken as the rear structure plates bent--- hate to back track a lil -finding 5 years of pics all over Lol 178.JPG
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  23. Sky Pilot
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    215.JPG 220.JPG 226.JPG 308.JPG Rusty bolts as well as a Case of Rusty Nutz too !
     
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    Lots of Room to work --NOT-- 265.JPG 267.JPG 272.JPG 280.JPG 282.JPG
     
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    Subscribed. Show us more.
     
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  26. Sky Pilot
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    thx brotha-
     
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  27. Sky Pilot
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    Finally worked around to the rear for a lil progress disassemble--- Bummed out tho -lost my little helper Chewy last month was a cool pup ! 229.JPG 231.JPG 235.JPG 238.JPG 257.JPG 314.JPG 251.JPG 224.JPG
     
  28. Hombre
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    My condolences for the loss of your buddy, I lost one myself last year and it leaves a hole for a while.
     
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