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Projects Dreddybear's Model A Coupe thread - DARTH WALTER

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dreddybear, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Doctor Destructo
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Still following your progress from the West Coast! Keep up the strong work!
     
  2. Not2low
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    from Eaton,Ohio

    In your own words,that frame is sexy.Sweet ride,killer job.
     
  3. dcroadsters
    Joined: Oct 1, 2007
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    dcroadsters
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    from USA

    dude the chassis looks awsome , Derek
     
  4. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Thanks man! It ended up workin out really great.

    No car updates yet. Trans adapter, door patches, motor mounts, stuff like that are all on their way as of now. Gonn try and get the body on and motor in by Febuary so I can finally see what it looks like.

    By the way I got a new shop mate. He's badass. 8 weeks old. His head is gonna be freakin huge! I know I posted these on the Dognduck thread but this is my thread so I gonna go ahead and brag :D

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    I can't tell if he's sitting or squatting. He's definitely chopped n channeled:)
     
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  5. 31whitey
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    awesome pup man....

    I like dogs more than people.
     
  6. I SMELL SMOKE
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    we just got a new bully a month ago and man they got plenty of character.hes a cute little guy you got there. good luck with him.
     
  7. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
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    HANDSOME Bugger, he is!
     
  8. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Things are slow going, but they're going. I like to post progress as I go cause it keeps me motivated...

    Got the wheelwell panel tacked in and things on that side more or less lined up. This little body is comin together. Unfortunately no camera for a couple weeks so not alot of pics. Now I'm skinning doors. I gotta say I was scared to do this, but you just gotta jump in. The skins came from Macs and are the beltline-down ones. I had to tear up another door to steal some stuff to make the door frame solid. All the folding was done with a hammer and dolly. Had to take the hinge out to get the old panel off. I welded the hinge back on through the old rivet holes, so it's not just tacked on in case you noticed that:). Note: when body work is done this guy is going to the soda blaster, so I don't spend a whole lot of time shining up the rusty lookin areas unless I'm gonna weld on it. :)

    I was pleased how the door came out. Gonna finish weld it later with all the other stuff:)

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  9. 60'shotrod
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    My be slowly for YOU, Looks FAST for me! I actually LIKE doing bodywork!
    Nice work,Man.
    Nick.
     
  10. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    I like doing body work too. I just can't wait to SEE the car :)

    Alot of guys get to throw the body up on the chassis pretty soon after getting it. This thing was so far gone I couldn't do it, and it's like a combination of four or five different cars at this point. I've NEVER seen the body on a frame. I can't wait!! Baby Steps...
     
  11. scootermcrad
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    Alright! Takin' shape buddy!
     
  12. daleyracing
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
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    Awesome Job on your ride, That is SICK, how much step do you have in the rear and what pring did you use.
    Thanks
     
  13. I love this build. That frame is NICEEEE
     
  14. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
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    I think that it's a GREAT moment, when you see the body on the chassis for the firet time!:)Starts to look like something.

    Nick.
     
  15. JohnJoyo
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
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    from Austin, TX

    Do you have a finish "goal" for your project, or just whenever it's done it's done?
    Let me know if there's anything I can do to help, and keep up the great work!
     
  16. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Thanks man! The "Official" goal is Pistons and Paint. I'm going.:D
     
  17. JohnJoyo
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    How about the Roundup? :D
     
  18. Dreddybear
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    I may need a push...:p
     
  19. Dreddybear
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    A little more coupe progress today. Skinned the Driver door then got started on the Roof...SO Excited!!

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    I don't know why I took a picture of this...

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    Always Test Fit the Frame !!

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    Goodbye to this rusted out junk. Thanks to Stovebolt, I don't need it! PAPER thin metal...

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    Test Fitting...

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    Tacking it in...

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    The little corner there should be no problem to make a filler piece. The roofline is back! It's finally an official Model A Coupe!

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  20. Stovebolt
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    Paul, that piece I sent you looks much better in your hands than lying in the corner of my garage. Good to see the progress.

    Keep up the build posts, I'm really looking forward to see how it turns out.
     
  21. ugotpk
    Joined: Nov 3, 2008
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    Is that there car a stuabaker. My daddy ad us one of them things.
     
  22. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    My Dad, Ladies and Gentlemen.:rolleyes:
     
  23. Jobe
    Joined: Oct 19, 2004
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    from Austin, Tx

    Now that's some funny stuff right there! Looking good Paul...sneaking pics between welding...I didn't even notice!
     
  24. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
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    dreddybear, Yet more Great work! I hope you're gonna paint it BLACK, just to show how straight it'll be once you've finished!

    Nick.
     
  25. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Thank you sir!

    The plan is for the Frame, engine, wheels, to be black. The Body and shell will be Wimbeldon White. Black top. The interior will be White with black inserts. Black Carpet. The only spot of color on the whole car will be the steering wheel and the inside of the carb scoops. They will be olive green.:D

    And of course Chrome is a necessity.- Valve Covers, Vally pan, timing cover, wishbones, windshield frame, tailight housings, and door handles...
     
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  26. 60'shotrod
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    Damn, That sounds Rather NICE! I LIKE White, good colour very understated!I think once your Coupe is done it'll be another to add to my Favorite ''A'' File, for sure!

    Nick.
     
  27. nice build!!! i too have missed this thread somehow....
     
  28. Chuckles Garage
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    This is coming along great! I needed some inspiration for my A.....off to the garage!
     
  29. irace2win41
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
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    Great stuff! This is alot of good info for my 29 project. Looking forward to your progress. :)
     
  30. bad ass!!!!! darth walter huh? the dark side i sense in you. may the force serve you well
     

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