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Ford model A coupe build.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flatred53, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Ford model A coupe build.

    First of all I must admit, It is not me self doing all the metal work. I'm a mechanic not a sheet metal guru, but I'm having the opportunity to have a friend who is. I had this rusty 28 sport coup a couple years without doing anything with it, when I found this roof parts I decided to try to build a standard coup. Now almost all rust is repaired and we started with the roof, it wasn't as easy as I thought. I have asked for help here on HAMB and already got some answers, great place for an old car nut. I'm going to share some picks from the project here, so here is was we started with. More to come,,
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  2. brentthebarber
    Joined: Apr 8, 2008
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    can't wait to see the progress on this, looks like alot of work, but it'll be fun! good luck, keep us posted.
     
  3. Here are some picks from the start of the new subframe, because the plans in the future I have to start the work on the other frame.

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  4. When the floor and sub frame is finished it’s just 2 cross members left of the old one.

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  5. blackout
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
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    Youre on your way now.
     
  6. 60srailjob
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
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    from nowhere

    that's looking real good..........very nice
     
  7. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
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    Great job,keep us posted:)
     
  8. ct
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
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    Looks great. Thanks for showing us your project.
     
  9. moon man
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
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    Good work, keep it up,
     
  10. A Chopped Coupe
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
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    Look really great, and love the sheet metal work on the floors. Keep us posted as I love to
    to see really nice work.
     
  11. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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    wow nice progress
     
  12. Thanks for all the positive responses!

    Now we started with the body, here are picks from rear right quarter panel swap.
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  13. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    wow great job keep posting the photos as you progress
     
  14. Here are the rear quarter panels replaced and the panel below deck lid, when this car is done it wont not being much old Henry steel left.

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  15. Aaron51chevy
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    Very nice, I like the floor pans.
     
  16. Here are the edges at the fenders against the T-strip repaired, new t-strips used between fender and rain gutter.
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  17. 56nobrakes
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    I like to see that I am not the only one with "parts" of a car. Have you decided what to do about the belt line that runs below the windows. (b-piller to b-piller)
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  18. I'm really interested to see how this conversion turns out.
     
  19. reece
    Joined: Apr 27, 2004
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    from NC

    So far this looks great! I have a 28 Leatherback that I would like to convert to a standard coupe. Quarters and floor look good.



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  20. noodle9000
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
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    Definitely keeping an eye on this one. Looks real good!
     
  21. It’s not easy to build a coupe when I don’t have any 28-29 to look at in real, we have to trust picks and guess a little. I think we are trying to do a look a like beltline between the b-post; most of the coups around here are 30-31. Here are some picks of my friends tools, most of them are home made.
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  23. pan-dragger
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    nice work guys, looking real good.
     
  24. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
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    Come on over when your done, I have one that could use your help:eek:

    Nice work, looks great!
     
  25. Thanks Gashog!

    I searched a lot here on HAMB and found a lot of good info, my plans is to do a standard coupe. Your coup looks rely sharp! This Special Coup Club is not for Standard Coup’s I think,,

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  26. gashog
    Joined: Dec 9, 2005
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    Glad to help, Flatred53. The beltline molding was also used on Sport Coupes and can be a problem when converting either of these to a Standard Coupe.I think I'd go with the brass molding for a Standard Coupe conversion. I appreciate the compliments on my SC. You don't see many of them restored or rodded. The club is especially for lovers of Special Coupes, but all are welcome :)
     
  27. Here are shoots from the restoring of the cowl, I just seen problem but my friend just says it just sheet metal don’t worry,,
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  28. Here are the doors repaired and the bottom of the cowl, after the assembly its time to start with the roof.

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  29. Now the roof is on its place, I very satisfied with the results. We had no measurements from a stock 28-29, just pictures. My plans for this car is to drive it on a stock chassie the firs year, I have some plans for next year if I have the time,,
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  30. What a great thread. I am totally afraid of rusty sheetmetal.
     

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