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Projects "Freakin' A" 60s hot rod drag coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Von Hartmann, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    Von Hartmann
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    from Byron, IL

    This is our latest project. A 1930 model a coupe. The car was brought to Illinois by my brother who purchased it from a guy in California who started the build. While continuing the project by repairing the body, we gave the car much thought, and began to take it in a different direction.

    After buying himself a new home, my brother gave the coupe a new owner, my father. We plan to tear back into this thing this winter, but here are some pictures to show its direction. We are still unsure of the final motor combination. The car will be a street strip car much like our others.

    And yes, we plan on calling it the "Freakin' A"

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  2. edweird
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    damn thats nice !!!
     
  3. shane85
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
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    shane85
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    wow thats rad! i love the seat.
     
  4. HOT ROD BILL
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
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    HOT ROD BILL
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    Just don't look right! Let me see if I have some steel wheels with dry rotted bias plys and a frozen up flathead. I'll just trade you out of that race crap. Always willing to help out.
     

  5. Jeem
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  6. violet springs
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    That's Freakin Cool.
     
  7. F&J
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    F&J
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    A+ so far.... :)
     
  8. Jay Tyrrell
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    Jay Tyrrell
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    Are you going to document this build? It would be great if you did!
     
  9. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    Von Hartmann
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    from Byron, IL

    That's the intention of this thread. I just uploaded some of the pictures we took a couple years ago as my brother, dad, and I were working on the car.
     
  10. Tony
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    Tony
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    Love it!
    All of it..:D
     
  11. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    Von Hartmann
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    from Byron, IL

    Here are some pictures of the car when my brother purchased it in California. Getting loaded on its way to Illinois.

    February of 2008. A lot has changed with this car since then, including owners.

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  12. need louvers ?
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  13. Stick Shift
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    Stick Shift
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    from LENA IL

    Looks like it is going to be freakin kool.
     
  14. lippy
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    lippy
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    from Ks

    Subscribed. Nice lookin A. Lippy:cool:
     
  15. chevydave1965
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    chevydave1965
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    from Iowa

  16. 37willysgasser
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    Ryan, that thing is badass!!!
     
  17. ChassisResearchKid
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
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    ChassisResearchKid
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    from Michigan

  18. Inland empire hot rods
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    Inland empire hot rods
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    from so cal

    This will be a fun thread, Im doing a 29 Dodge coupe drag style, blown hemi
     
  19. I love A coupe gassers. Don't forget the tiny headlights!
     
  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    YES! It's got that '60's look to it, even the rear tire over hang. Just paint it and reupholster it.
     
  21. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    Von Hartmann
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    from Byron, IL

    Here is where we are at with the project. A lot of the metal work has been done. The body needs a new wood kit, floors, and firewall work. We plan to move the engine back another 2 inches.

    We have a running '69 350 to use to get it going along with a cool vintage weiand tunnel ram. The transmission is a brand new TCI TH350. The trans came with the car. We installed a bronco 9 in. ford with new 31 spline strange axles.

    The magnesium wheels and tires that are on the rear in the picture are actually the drag wheels for my Henry J. We have another pair of 15x10 mags for the coupe that need tires.

    The blower motor in the pictures is what my brother was building for the car. The motor needs just a few things to be finished, but we aren't convinced that this car and the parts backing it are the best platform for this motor. So we are likely to stash it away with my Hydro Stick trans for a different project. but this has yet to be decided.
     
  22. RM-Special
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    RM-Special
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    I am looking forward to seeing more as the build progresses,and based on how the previous cars have turned out (I really liked the Hand Grenade),this one is sure to be a beaut.
    I've got to ask ,with a name "freakin' A" is it getting panel paint and freak drops???
    Cheers RM
     
  23. BronxMopars1
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
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    BronxMopars1
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    from Bronx, NYC

    I Love Drag Coupe's!
     
  24. boutlaw
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    boutlaw
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    Damn Cool Coupe, subscribed....
     
  25. Algon
    Joined: Mar 12, 2007
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    Algon
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    Really cool, the before is often the after on many of these A builds so it is nice to see it going in this direction.
     
  26. truckedup 28
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    cool to see the coupe getin worked on. i have started on miine also tring to get it done for next year...jones
     
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  27. Jalopy Joker
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  29. n847
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    subscribed!
     
  30. The cal custom scoops really look cool but they greatly hinder the performance... but I'm willing to trade you some performance enhancing stickers for them...
     

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