The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dreddybear, Jun 26, 2008.
Still following your progress from the West Coast! Keep up the strong work!
In your own words,that frame is sexy.Sweet ride,killer job.
dude the chassis looks awsome , Derek
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
I can't tell if he's sitting or squatting. He's definitely chopped n channeled
awesome pup man....
I like dogs more than people.
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.
HANDSOME Bugger, he is!
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
My be slowly for YOU, Looks FAST for me! I actually LIKE doing bodywork!
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...
Alright! Takin' shape buddy!
Awesome Job on your ride, That is SICK, how much step do you have in the rear and what pring did you use.
I love this build. That frame is NICEEEE
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.
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!
Thanks man! The "Official" goal is Pistons and Paint. I'm going.
How about the Roundup?
I may need a push...
A little more coupe progress today. Skinned the Driver door then got started on the Roof...SO Excited!!
I don't know why I took a picture of this...
Always Test Fit the Frame !!
Goodbye to this rusted out junk. Thanks to Stovebolt, I don't need it! PAPER thin metal...
Tacking it in...
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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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.
Is that there car a stuabaker. My daddy ad us one of them things.
My Dad, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Now that's some funny stuff right there! Looking good Paul...sneaking pics between welding...I didn't even notice!
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!
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.
And of course Chrome is a necessity.- Valve Covers, Vally pan, timing cover, wishbones, windshield frame, tailight housings, and door handles...
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!
nice build!!! i too have missed this thread somehow....
This is coming along great! I needed some inspiration for my A.....off to the garage!
Great stuff! This is alot of good info for my 29 project. Looking forward to your progress.
bad ass!!!!! darth walter huh? the dark side i sense in you. may the force serve you well
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