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Projects Finally! My '28 Model A Roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Brandi, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Brandi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
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    Brandi
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    After years of building a roadster in my head, hunting down parts and pieces... I end up buying one. :rolleyes:

    A few weeks back I spotted this ad on the HAMB Classifieds for a roadster in the Phoenix area. I mulled over emailing the owner for a couple days, and then put it out of my head figuring it was gone. Well, a few days after that I spot it on Craigslist. Some emails and calls were exchanged and the deal was done! The car arrived on Thursday and so far, the clouds have parted enough for a few drives and a couple good burnouts.

    There are quite a few things that are going to get changed on there car, but I'll be able to tweak things, while enjoying it. So far, I've changed a few little things. The brake pedal was damn near right on top of the gas, so we scooted that over a bit. Since I like big headlights, I got the '34 commercial headlights on yesterday and wired today. And some other trivial BS. I'm planning on chopping and laying the windshield back a bit and it'll get a new seat built this year. Probably no upholstery until next winter. And, eventually it will be in shiny dark maroon/brown paint. It's an original Henry body, which needs a little love, but is over all very solid.

    I haven't had free moments to take pics, but here are a few.

    As it arrived...

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    My pal and I heading out for the first voyage. We made a few hot laps of the 'hood before running out of gas about a block away from home.

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    The new headlights...

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  2. Brandi what a killer lil car! Good on ya for getting it. Its got the look for sure.
    I wanna see your big headlites:D

    -Shiny
     
  3. DrewDay
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
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    DrewDay
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    from Austin, Tx

  4. Well, slap my ass and call me jealous. I love it!
     
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  5. wetatt4u
    Joined: Nov 4, 2006
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    I like the big lites for sure!

    You did good on that idea.

    Nice ride ,I'm jealous.............
     
  6. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Congrats, Brandi! I know you've been looking for quite a while, so it's gotta be a great feeling to finally have one -- and you can drive it!! I like the bigger headlights, too. :D

    What are the tire sizes?


    Malcolm
     
  7. Brandi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
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    Brandi
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    700 in the rear and uhh 450 up front. I think... I will check the fronts again tomorrow for ya.
     
  8. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
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    Congrats Brandi............doesn't your boyfriend do upholstery???:rolleyes: Anyway, good looking little roadster, have fun with it!
     
  9. pasadenahotrod
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    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

  10. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    hot-rod roadster
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    from Omaha Ne.

    WOW...... Nice score Brandi. Thats gonna be fun. Good lookin car. Gary
     
  11. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    Old-Soul
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    Killer roadster, congrats!

    One day I will own one!
     
  12. Hot Rod Bob
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
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    Hot Rod Bob
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    from T-ville Ky

    Looks sweet, congrats on a nice score.
     
  13. hammeredcoupe
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    hammeredcoupe
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    from Tacoma,WA

    Great looking car, Brandi. Looking forward to seeing it in person this summer. Have fun!
     
  14. Rudy J
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
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    1. Austin HAMB'ers

    Nice roadster - Congrats . . .
     
  15. GarageDweller
    Joined: Jan 25, 2009
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    Really great car! Congrats! Also makes me glad to know that I'm not the only one that has pulled a newly arrived ride off a trailer, then being so excited to take it for that first spin, didn't think to check the the gas level. :D In my case, must've been quite a sight watching me and my visiting in-laws pushing my Chevy 3100 up the street and back into the driveway as my embarrassed wife steered! Good times.
     
  16. Rusty
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  17. VNCduke
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    VNCduke
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    from Washougal

    Wow, nice buy, i bet it cost a ton of money
     
  18. Brandi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
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    Brandi
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    Thanks guys! I'm pretty stoked.
     
  19. KomoG2
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    KomoG2
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    from Utah

    Sick roadster. Congrats man
     
  20. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    fab32
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    What's not to like on that little jewel. Just in time for a summer of fun, but be sure there's gas in tank before leaving town.:)
    Congrats, great score.

    Frank
     
  21. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.

    Turly great ideas,and some good stuff to work with,I like what ya doing and thinking a lot.
    Wish I that far along with my 28R
     
  22. djust
    Joined: May 31, 2006
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    djust
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    from Oklahoma

    What a killer looking ride
     
  23. SlamCouver
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
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    SlamCouver
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    from Brazil, IL

    Great score! hopefully I'll see it around this summer.
     
  24. Lookin good Brandi! Looks like you beat me on drivin our roadtsers....and I thought I was haulin ass :D
     
  25. Great roadster, keep driving it while you make the changes to make it yours, congrats.
     
  26. Brandi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,038

    Brandi
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    You still win by default. I cheated and bought one. ;)
     
  27. I'd say we both won beings we both finally got one ;)
     
  28. Dno't apologize for that! You got what you wanted. I'm looking for one I can finish and make the way I want.
    Looks great!!!
     
  29. Del Clark
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    Del Clark
    Member
    from DeLand,FL

    nothing like a good A-Bone on deuce rails and the Chevy motor is a plus...you will be sure to get to your destination without breaking down. Cool little roadster!
     
  30. NINE INCH
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
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    NINE INCH
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    Way to go Girlfriend. Bring it by, so we can see. I got Kool-Aid.:D
     

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