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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Hot Rod 50, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Hot Rod 50
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
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    Well, I put a deposit down on it and my partner in the car will go get it for me early next week. Plans are 4 inch chop, 16 inch steel or wires, black walls and banger speed parts. Remove fenders and misc parts. Going to run as a banger while I get my merc built and then switch to Merc/t5/banjo with open drive and juice brakes.

    Can't wait to get it. A Fellow hamber will be in on the build too.
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  2. Flatblack 31
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    Looks like a good start, I'll be following along. Mine was a stocker too I think its the best way to go (less little trinkets to buy), drove it as is till I got all of the parts together. Finished it in 2007 and have been driving the wheels off it ever since. Good luck and have fun!
     
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  3. Autodave
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    from Menifee,Ca

    Awesome car, have fun with it.
     
  4. NudeBomber
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    Oooooooo!!! It's your day man.
     
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    manyolcars

  6. waxhead
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    I like your plans for the car. It looks like a nice solid car to start with.
     
  7. clem
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    Another nice model A about to be cut up............those darn hot rodders !
     
  8. Hot Rod 50
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    Thanks guys. Can't wait to get it here.
     
  9. wex65
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    Starting with a solid car, best way to go...

    Look forward to seeing it come together.
     
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  10. brady1929
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    Great plans. Good luck.
     
  11. scrap metal 48
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    Nice coupe.. Sounds like a good plan...
     
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  12. Boomchain
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    from Canada

    Sounds good. I will be starting mine soon
     
  13. Jason Taylor
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    Leave it like it is just get it to run and drive the wheels off it
     
  14. Hot Rod 50
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    It's headed to texas today.
     

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  15. Hot Rod 50
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    Mas
     

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  16. mike bowling
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    That's not fair- I don't see any rust! Nice score; enjoy ( "A"'s are what's happenin' , man!)
     
  17. Hot Rod 50
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    Yea it's solid as hell. Just a couple spots on the body up under the rear fenders. No biggie. 5" hair cut and tall bias plys. I think the front will have to come down but we'll see how the rubber rake looks. Then drive the shit out of it.
     
  18. steaksauce
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    Wow thats a solid start, should save some headaches, can't wait to see it all stripped down.
     
  19. Hot Rod 50
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    Yea me too. Found some 16" wires that a fellow hamber has close by. PO said the tank needs cleaned so we'll pull it and see what it looks like inside. May need kreemed. Supposedly with a coil and clean gas it will fire up. I'll go through and do all the fluid changes and check the brakes. It already has a new cap and roter, good battery and such.
     
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  21. Hot Rod 50
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    Are those cowl lights rare? I see them on cars here and there. And I didn't realize it but this car has a metal roof insert that looks factory and a curved visor.
     
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  22. cowl lights means it's a Delux coupe.
    I don't know how many but any Model A isn't really "rare"
    I do know my '31 vin is A4646_ _ _, as in 4-MILLION 646 thousand!
    In 4 years of production!
    We can't do that now!
     
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  23. Hot Rod 50
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    Ok cool. So not a big deal to remove them. Messes with the flow imo. Is the metal roof insert delux model also?
     
  24. To my limited knowledge, all A's have fabric roof covers.
    Any metal was an afterthought, usually by somebody that
    didn.t want to pay for a roof job!
    And tons of Hot Rodders did it.
    I have a '30 A coupe here now with a piece of galvanized sheet steel
    pop riveted to the roof!
    It doesn't leak!
     
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  25. Hot Rod 50
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    Ok. Well this one is well done. Looks original. Little beat but oh well. I'm leaving the paint as is.

    And yea that's unreal that they could make that many in 1930.
     
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  26. Jade
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    Man, those fenders are so nice.... You might wanna consider keeping them on. Great looking car!!! Congrats!
     
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  27. by the way, as these things go, probably, (yes that is how it's spelled!), the guy
    who put on the roof panel also curved the visor.
    That's not an easy thing to do.
    i would leave it.
    Ditto on maybe leaving on the fenders.
    They can look very cool.
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