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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. bigorangetruck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2012
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    bigorangetruck
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    Fantastic build! I keep referencing it for ideas and numbers! I'll be lookin for ya at the Roundup.
     
  2. Very cool build! Love all the sneaky tuck and roll inserts.

    How awesome do those shrink discs. Where do you get them? I'm in Australia, we're behind the times haha.


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  3. Will you have this at the roundup? I'd love to see it in person


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  4. Wildbill29tudor
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    Dreddy I'd sell my nuts to buy your car lol


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  5. ty johnson
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    How's the body work goin?
     
  6. Tommy R
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    Got paint on this thing yet? ;) Can't wait to see it at the Round Up again. Will look for you so we can grab a beer or three.
     
  7. Dreddybear
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    Not going to make it. I t was a steep hill to climb, and had to make the call- Better quality or make the show? I chose the former. Still a few weeks away I think :)
     
  8. Tommy R
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    Good call, man. Tough one, but a good call. If you want a hand with anything all you gotta do is call...
     
  9. TexasSpeed
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    Deja vu! Bummed to hear that, but I'd have done the same..


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  10. michael037
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    ratty_aussie
    Rods n Relics in South Oz have them.
    Michael
     
  11. Jungle Jalopy
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    Can't wait to see paint. Thanks for the shrinking disk tip. Awesome work.
     
  12. chop cut drive
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    from central pa

    Hi let me start by saying THANKS.. I am starting my first Model A that i was given for Graduation from my uncle. This thread has blown my mind all thanks to guys like you who take the time to document the process. I don't know alot of people that are in to these kind of Treasures but this will help me a great deal. So again thanks and keep up the bitchin work.
     
  13. Dreddybear
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    No worries dude! The reason I and a lot of other dudes do this is to spread the word and get more people interested in our little corner of the car universe. Thanks for checking it out and good luck with your build! Just remember all you gotta do is start. They built Ferraris on stumps with hammers, Hot Rods are no big deal :)
     
  14. redzula
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    That is why most of us work on and drive these old cars. I passed a toddler outside with his mom today in my falcon that the muffler fell off of so its loud and the kid turned completely around and pointed me out to his mom. She probably gated me but I'm pretty sure I helped make a new car guy today.

    Also dreddy your car is awesome. Did you make it to LSRU this year? Did I miss pics of that.

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  15. Dreddybear
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    I was at the LSRU, but alas had to bring the ol truck along. This was what was going down on Wednesday before the roundup:
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    Fast forward a couple weeks and the details started coming around.. (also I switched to regular old bondo from Rage Gold and believe it or not I like it better)

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    I have ALOT to get done in the next two weeks. I have a self imposed no BS deadline of june for this thing to be DONE!! Pics to follow...
     
  16. bigpokie
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    keep up the good work !!!
     
  17. Speed~On
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    Here's the update we've been waiting for. No doubt it will look great, can't wait to see it with some paint! Keep at it, Paul.
     
  18. waxhead
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    Looking forward to seeing more updates.
     
  19. moskit
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    I would love to be lucky here in london like you are in USA. I got the frame, 1ba flatty with c4 and axle... just that bloody body is missing;)

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  20. T-DeWitt
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    Badass car can't wait to see it in some color!!!

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  21. ty johnson
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    Mines not as low as yours, but it'd be pretty cool if they were sitting side by side.
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  22. Dreddybear
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    Whoa that's crazy! We did a lot of the same things to the body.
     
  23. Dreddybear
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    It's been a while, but man making what was probably the most screwed coupe body you could have into a semi paintable body was a bit of an undertaking. It's not perfect, but it'll be one color!

    Peaked the decklid. I got this for 35$. It was pretty tweaked so I didn't feel bad screwing with it :)
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    Lights
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    Smoother than it was
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    I love this stuff. Definitely helps fill in small imperfections, of which there were LOTS.
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    Getting there.
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    10 Dollar Lowes angle molded rain gutters turned out all right.
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    Now to let it dry up a bit and see how I feel about stopping all this mucking about and just painting the damn thing.
     
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  24. ty johnson
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  25. Jeff Norwell
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    Just Awesome and Happy Birthday Dreddy...
     
  26. ty johnson
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    I realize your already past the bondo stage, but if you ever try Evercoat Gold bondo you'll like it. And it's 35 a gal. not 50 bucks. Your car is a big inspiration to me. NOT that i was copying you in any way, it's just i like you style.:cool:
     
  27. TexasSpeed
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    Love the peaked deck lid! Looking great.


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  28. Looks great & Happy Birthday. HRP
     
  29. Flat-Foot
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    Looking great! Can't wait to see it painted

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  30. man your getting close!
     

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