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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. CaliDreamin'
    Joined: Jul 30, 2009
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    Man I LOVE THIS CAR!!!! Would you be willing to share your ground clearance from the bottom of the frame/ cab to ground? I have my chassis set at 8" and I'm beginning to think I'm just not low enough, bigger is not better in this case.

    THANKS,
    CHRIS
     
  2. Dreddybear
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    36 Ford, but it may take me a while to get started. :)
     
  3. Dreddybear
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    This car isn't crazy low like slammed or anything, I can go over speed bumps and in and out of driveways easily. I'm probably somewhere close to you. I think between 6 and 8 inches. I think it's just when you get everything into proportion and working together, it throws illusions at you, Like being lower than it is.
     
  4. CaliDreamin'
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    Thanks for the reply. Always need to know more about cars that nail it like yours. Nice work, very motivating.


    "Insert Epic Quote Here"
     
  5. Austinrod
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    Looks great man


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  6. Can't wait to see it finished!

    Is that a 30-31 sun visor?
     
  7. Dreddybear
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    Thanks!

    No it's a manhandled 28/29. It's narrowed an inch and sectioned like 3 inches.
     
  8. Silva
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    Congratulations Paul! That sure has come a long way from humble beginnings...
    Well done.
     
  9. Dreddybear
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    Thanks Kevin!

    It's not totally done yet. I still have to wet sand with 1500 and polish out the paint, plus sort out all the upholstery. I did let the top go to someone else for stitching, but it's totally worth it. More on that later. For now, I took the wife and Mark and I (along with a dozen other friends) visited a buddy this weekend out in the hill country.

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  10. TexasSpeed
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    I absolutely cannot wait to see this thing in person. That deck lid looks awesome.


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  11. falcongeorge
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    Lookin' DAMN good.
     
  12. Anderson
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    In love with the mirrors on this thing... ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404096209.006864.jpg


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  13. ty johnson
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    This thing is TITS man! EXCELLENT!
     
  14. MRpants
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    from pea ridge

    man that thing is super rad.
     
  15. god damn i love this car way to much! its looking better and better with every post !
     
  16. Its been a while since I last checked on this build, I am stone-cold amazed! Plus what everybody else said.
     
  17. Lee_ATx
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    Dammit man, love the way it looks in paint!
     
  18. Lukydevl
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    Looks Killer in paint.. I dig it..
     
  19. keeps getting better and better!
     
  20. landseaandair
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    Uber awesome! Dig the whole package, especially the style lines in the lid.
     
  21. Runnin shine
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    Man!dreddybear...your ride is sa-wwweet.


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  22. Holy shit, I always assumed you wheels were chromed steelies with painted centers. Those caps are wicked cool! What are they?

    Noticed you mf sticker too. I'm dropping off my phaeton to bob next weekend.
     
  23. Dreddybear
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    They are Chromesides for '49 Shoebox wheels.

    That's a great decision! Bob will make your car awesome! Bob is a huge influence on me as a friend and a builder. No one understands period coolness as much as him.

    Thanks everybody! More to come..
     
  24. nick28
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    Awesome man. Glad to see it painted black ;-)

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  25. bobo1
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    from France

  26. K.L
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    This is just awesome, first time I saw the car was on youtube some year ago. Ever since then I've been obsessed with 1930 model A's.
    I just went through the whole thread from start to finish and I gotta say, Dreaddy, you and your awesome work are an inspiration for sure.
    It may not be easy to find my own coupe and it may take time to learn everything but I WILL have my own coupe one day.

    Thanks!
     
  27. ty johnson
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    Turned out Bitchin!
     
  28. T-DeWitt
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    Any more shots of the car finished?? Love this car I was excited when I seen a new post on this thread.

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  29. daddio211
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    Yeah man, where the hell did you disappear to? We want more!
     
  30. T-DeWitt
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    Still nothing?????

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