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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. SinisterCustom
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    The wheels rule...
    The fenders rule....
    The tail lights rule....
    Blowers rule....

    That fucker's gonna rule....
     
  2. <<< I like the direction you are headed, but then I'm alittle biased. :)
     
  3. ToddJ
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    Looking forward to followingthe build! This one is gonna be WICKED!!!!
     
  4. Ryan thats lookin good. Dang you guys are hard to keep up with!

    I agree leave a little more rear fender than that pic. I'm sure you will do this justice, just like the Henry J.
     
  5. Von Hartmann
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    Thanks everybody


    here are some more old photos for inspiration. I scanned these in from a '62 Rod and Custom.

    The sedan is just bad ass and has a similar attitude as the our coupe. The roadster pickup has chopped rear fenders and is totally rad. I really like the rear fenders on the 803 chopped (chevy?) coupe. They appear to be cut, but the builder kept the flair (this is pretty much what we have in mind).
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  6. slepe67
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    First off, KILLER CAR!!!!

    I'll throw in my $0.02 on this one. I think Pic # 17 would look pretty good in regards to rear fenders.

    Here's a rear shot of Christ Ito's '32 3W, of which I am in love with!
     

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  7. gassercrazy41
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  8. I love it! Blown cars kick a$$.
     
  9. Von Hartmann
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    I agree. The chevy in picture 17 I feel has pretty cool proportions and retained the lines in the rear fenders
     
  10. SinisterCustom
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    You do know that the '29 RPU is Dean Lowe's....he's a Hamber....
    Lot's of color pics of that bitchin' lil' truck.....
     
  11. Canuck
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    If its any help, these fenders are bobbed about 4 1/2", no flare but rounded off similar to stock and a new wire edge installed.
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  12. Von Hartmann
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    Those look good Canuck. All the photos I can get are helpful. I don't want to trash a decent pair of fenders.
     
  13. You have excelant vision of how sixties hot rods should look. It looks like the "Freaken A" is going to make up for your dads A gasser project that never got off the ground a few years ago.
     
  14. Mopar Jack
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  15. Mat Thrasher
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    Perfect I love it!!
     
  16. Jeff Norwell
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  17. Jeem
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    I love this one.
     

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  18. Sparkswillfly
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    Me too.
     
  19. noclubjoe
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    way cool, i just started my blower motor project for my model a, thats funny my coupe has 58 chevy tailights also!

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  20. fab32
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    Reminds me of the little A coupe I had in high school. Of course mine wouldn't have held a candle to yours performance wise as it was powered by a little '47 flathead out of my grandpa's old school bus. Yours will kick ass when it's done and I can't wait to see how it will go together.

    Frank
     
  21. Von Hartmann
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    I hope so. I believe we sold that body about the same time my brother bought this car. The fenders on the Freakin' A are the set from the other coupe.
     
  22. I missed this somehow, but I see it now, and I like what I see....
     
  23. ironandsteele
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  24. That car looks pretty damn cool......period
     
  25. Von Hartmann
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    Now that the Chevelle is out of the garage and in storage, we can finally start grinding and cutting on the coupe.

    We started with the rear fenders. I gotta hand it to my dad, who had the vision on how to make the graft happen. We are both really happy with how it looks so far. We also messed around with different wheel/tire combos. These are the street wheels off my Henry J. We both think these look way better than the other wrinkle walls and mags.

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    Here is a shot of the ugly to show where cuts and welds were needed. I blended the welds out and hammer and dollied the flairs to smooth the shape of them.

    These fenders looked great until we started working on them. They were worked over pretty good once upon a time and the drivers side fender was full of brazing. I still have some more work with the hammer and dolly to further refine the shape and match them just a little better.

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    After a lot of grinding and hammering.
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  26. Oh yeah!!- never seen this before too!
     
  27. ynottayblock
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    badass just badass!
     
  28. SOLO
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    Lookin good!
     
  29. This project is too cool! I have been yearning to see a fully fendered A coupe built gasser style but done right. I know you guys will get it right. I look forward to following along!
     

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