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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by eddie1, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. eddie1
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    I've had a 58 Impala, 64 Galaxie, & 63 Chevy C-10 (about to be for sale) all modified, "hot rodded" if you will, but now I have the start of what will be my first real Hot Rod. Yes, I know to some a sedan is not a hot rod but consessions need to be made with a couple of 11 year old in tow. Plan is 292 Y-block with triple carbs, T-5 transmission, & nice interior. Other than changing the grille to a chrome one & re-doing the missing roof I'm going to leave the body alone. No chop & no repaint. The car is rust free & has a nice patina to the repaint that occurred at some point during its 88 year life. I warn you know, I will have lots of questions as I go. Model A.JPG Model A 2.JPG
     
  2. Barn Find
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    Looks like a great start and sounds like a good plan.
     
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  3. sodas38
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    Looks pretty sweet as is. Lower a bit and add V8 mill and your on your way. Nice sedan!
     
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  4. Absolutely nothing wrong with a sedan,they make great hot rods. HRP
     
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  5. Well trips on a Y block is a good place to start and one must remember that the Orange Crate and the Li'l Coffin are both sedans.
     
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  6. DSC05132.JPG sedans are great fun
     
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  7. Go for it and have fun!!! I'd like some pics of the roadster peeking in the corner of the first pic along some of the other cool stuff sittin around.
     
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  8. Looks like a great car to start with, good luck on your build, always like the Y-Blocks, good choice!!
     
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  9. Internet
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    i have a whole pile of y block 3x2 manifolds i gathered up doing my coupe, if you need one shoot me a pm. Im in Vic, heading over for the langley swap meet.
     
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  10. Jalopy Joker
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    Congrats - have fun
     
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  11. I love the way it looks now. In my own mind the chrome grill might look alittle to flashy. It will be a cool car no matter what you do the color is kickass with the black fenders. I will be watching you make her yours. Good luck and get some pics up as soon as you get that y block 3 carb set up. Y blocks are neat.
     
  12. flatout51
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    I love sedans!! I traded my sedan body for a roadster... but kinda miss it. 1472064541745.jpg

    Sent from my SM-N900P using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  13. eddie1
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  14. eddie1
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    Thanks, I've got a couple including one I picked up at the Portland Swap meet a few years ago that's been blasted with rebuilt carbs, air cleaners & a progressive linkage.
     
  15. My very first car was a 31 sedan like yours. Yep, wish I still had it!
    Good start. That car is a beauty. What kind of brakes you planning.
    Dropped axle from Nostalgia Sid's?
    Keep us posted.........
     
  16. I wouldn't even change the grille shell
     
  17. mgtstumpy
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    When done on the sedan, you can start work on the coupe I see lurking in the background :D
     
  18. Eddie -- I like your plan, stainless grille shell and all. ;) Looks like you're on your way to having a fine Hot Rod.
     
  19. eddie1
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    That's belongs to who I bought the car from. He has huge supply of Model A bodies & parts including a titled 29 RPU that would have been my first choice if it weren't for laws (& mom's objection to) about children rolling around loose in pick up boxes. :)
     
  20. eddie1
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    All that good stuff in the background isn't mine. The pictures I used are the ones the seller had on his Craigslist ad. If it's Model A related he seems to have it!
     
  21. Come on you guys, I thought you'd know he has a 28/9 and that their original shiny shells were nickel plate (even though the repro are chrome.);)

    Great looking buy. If you think a sedan isn't hot rod worthy, check out Chismans' classic:
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  22. Sorry about that, I don't know a lot about Model A's. I'm a Model T guy, and of course the shiny stuff on those after brass went away was nickel plated brass, but I didn't know that carried over into Model A's. Thanks for the edumacation. ;)
     
  23. AHotRod
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    THANK YOU for building a Hot Rod with OHV V-8 Power !!!!!
     
  24. They were nickel over regular steel. The steel rusts and blisters underneath and the plate comes off like foil. Unless it's been in a super dry place all its life!
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  25. Thanks, 30 body, 292 Y block Ford-o-matic trans banjo rear. Has paint on it now, maroon/brown
     

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