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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. loudbang
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    You are moving right along in the very limited space you have. Sorry about your little bud.
     
  2. Sky Pilot
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    Thank You Hombre-- yes a hole 4sure===
     
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  3. Sky Pilot
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    thx bro---
     
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  4. catdad49
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    Sad to hear about Chewy, you can always put his name on the car when you finish it.
     
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  5. King ford
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    Your hair seems to be getting more gray as the pictures progress!...( I told my wife they were " highlights " when they were growing in!) ....your signature is " from behind the stone pony" ...are you in Bruce Springsteen's back yard?..with patience and tenacity I think you can fix the body damage and I feel for you on the loss of your buddy, I've lost a few over the years and my dogs are like family to me....
     
  6. Sky Pilot
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    well said-
     
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  7. cederholm
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    Love me some coupe! Looking good - keep up the work. ...and sorry about the pup.

    ~ Carl
     
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  8. 343w
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    I'm onboard with your coupe build, looking good. Sorry about your loss, I lost my dog last year too, it hurts..
     
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  9. Sky Pilot
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    Ran into some trouble getting the doors off,---- Had to heat & drill about 1/2 of the pins-- - didnt want to over heat them with the torches, so i used Mapp gas. After a couple weeks of soaking with penetrating oil & working them finally got it- 311.JPG 375.JPG 377.JPG 374.JPG 389.JPG 373.JPG 382.JPG 380.JPG on this last pic. in between the belt molding body lines -you can kinda see the crease in the 1/4 from that beam about 6 inches long-
     
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  10. Sky Pilot
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    getting ready to lift body off ! 007.JPG 010.JPG using a magnet to keep repositioning where the plate might look the best high 0r low
     
  11. dwollam
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    I like the top pic of the plate and light. Looks natural just above the bottom edge like that.

    Dave
     
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  12. Sky Pilot
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    Time to bite the bullet------------- 0ne man operation as alwayz-- 020.JPG 022.JPG 023.JPG 024.JPG 030.JPG 034.JPG 035.JPG 043.JPG
     
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  13. sloppy jalopies
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    Probably fixed by now...
    but for any other rodders with a similar problem get a screw type bottle jack from under the hood in a '70s ford truck... shorten the handle to about a foot long...
    set up a "bolt on" larger base pad, [use if needed], and weld a short tube vertically to the T shaped top pad...
    weld a short piece of the same size tube to about a 3" x 5" plate to set / duct tape the plate to roof blocks on.
    get some tube that will slide inside or outside the piece you welded...
    cut an assorted bunch of different lengths of that size tube...
    this is now a poor man's porta-power...
    use the length needed to hold the roof up while you tap around the edges... HIH...
     
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  14. Sky Pilot
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    sweet-- yeah i somewhat had a simular set up with a bottle jack -thx for the input
     
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  15. HotrodHR
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    That body looks pretty darn good, square it up, brace and chop it!
     
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  16. Sky Pilot
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    Time to move home -for much needed space
    Used the wheels off my car lift which clamped nice to the cart -BUT where way to sensitive -- if you breathed it would take off rolling - eventually changed out to car 2 car dollies for more control 010.JPG 011.JPG 012.JPG 013.JPG 017.JPG 019.JPG 021.JPG 022.JPG 001.JPG 023.JPG 024.JPG 028.JPG
     
  17. Sky Pilot
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    Even with the frame horns broke from the barn beam & frame twisted - a guy offered 1250 for the drive train. The motor and tranny looked great- dipstip looked like honey clean oil and was free moving since 1951 Amazing... 011.JPG . He was to take it to key west from there to Puerto Rico -- to make a bus like cart to taxi people around with a wooden body he told me-- nice lil chunk to ease the shipping of 1100.00 to get this thing home.
     
  18. Sky Pilot
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    Fixin to get busy --trying to make a game plan . So much to do . 1st pic show the kink in the 1/4 from previous damage 016_LI.jpg 005.JPG 046.JPG 058.JPG
     

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    Little Dash Modification 059.JPG 063.JPG 067.JPG 068.JPG 069.JPG 074.JPG 078.JPG
     

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  20. Sky Pilot
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    Smoothing the c 007.JPG 065.JPG 076.JPG 072.JPG owl area
     
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  21. Sky Pilot
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    Found this behind the drivers door panel 1945 comic strip 2-19-45 057.JPG
     
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  22. Sorry about the pup. Lost mine a year and a half back. Just got a new pup and she is crazy! The A is looking good. Take 5" out of the top! You won't regret it. :cool:
     
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  23. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    Give it hell Rocky
     
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  24. cool story and project for sure, think you should rename it the "Chewy Coupe" in honor of yer lil buddy. (how'd you come up with the Black Widow name?)
     
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  25. sloppy jalopies
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    my folks had a silver beagle [major] live with them longer than any of us kids did... 21.5 years
     
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  26. enloe
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    IT PROBABLY MINDED BETTER:)
    I KNOW OUR DOG MINDS BETTER THAN OUR KIDS:)
     
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  27. sloppy jalopies
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    yes he did... great watchdog... nobody walked up the driveway without him barking...
     
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  28. m.ralph
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    Hi, I enjoyed reading your post. I am also building a Model A coupe. Getting ready to chop her 5 inches. She's riding on a pinched 32 frame from Brookville. Running a 325hp 350, turbo 350 to a nine inch Ford rear end with 3:50 gears. Good luck on your build, looks good. m.ralph



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  29. sloppy jalopies
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    20 years ago when we chopped a coupe 5" it let us remove the w/s post to the bottom of the top hinge...
    [86ed the hinge]...
    also didn't need to split the tapered w/s posts and the w/s garnish were easy to chop and fit...
    much less work than a 4" chop... TAKE 5 !
     
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  30. Looks like a cool project. I lost my garage buddy in early January. Feel your loss. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her. Keep on keeping on!
     
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