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Projects Guernsey boys model A coupe build.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Guernsey boy, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. hemifalcon
    Joined: Mar 20, 2008
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    ..very nice work in this thread.. from beginning to now.. Very nice fab work indeed.
    Nice work guys.
     
  2. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
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    Your fabrication skills are second to none,keep up the good work.
     
  3. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    I dig your way!
     
  4. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    How did I miss this?

    The attention to detail reminds me of the Rolf coupe.

    Rich
     
  5. rideordie
    Joined: Apr 28, 2012
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    from Oregon

    amazing build nice work!
     
  6. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    Damn, beautiful fab and welding!
     
  7. Rusty
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    Love them pedals!
     
  8. Peelout30
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    from Missouri

    great work, this coupe will be sweet
     
  9. river1
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    Nice work :)

    later jim
     
  10. Lakehouse51
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    from Virginia

    Nice to know some of the younger people can, and have the skills, to keep the hobby alive!!!
     
  11. sr808
    Joined: Aug 4, 2007
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    Wow! This is pure fabrication art. The pedals alone are beautiful!
     
  12. Just reread the entire thread (again) Outstanding work!
     
  13. abone1930
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    Damn nice work subscribed :)
     
  14. Marten
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    I'm also a signmaker, but I'm not that skilled with metal and stuff! You could change your dayjob easely
     
  15. WillyKJr
    Joined: Sep 5, 2009
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    from Blackstone

    The design and fab work are okay but the fact that you are doing it in what appears to be an oversized broom closet is friggin amazing!!!! With skills like that I'd like to see what you can do with a sign.....Keep up the impressive work and we'll keep taggin along.
     
  16. 31ster
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    If this is OK, Let's see some of your shit! It must be fabulous
     
  17. Tractor
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
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    You got some mad metalworking skills brother!
     
  18. Wow, thanks for sharing!!
     
  19. daddylama
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    damn beautiful work there...
     
  20. henry roberts
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    from australia

  21. Your fab skills are insane! That thing is beautiful!
     
  22. Byron1930
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    This is a work of Art well Done great build!

    PS
    I'm going to zed my coupe just like you did. So simple and looks great top work
     
  23. Ruiner
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    Fantastic work, man...keep at it!...that windshield frame is amazing...
     
  24. Thanks again for all the kind comments, They are very very much appreciated :)

    Sorry for slacking lately, I have been doing bits and bobs on the coupe but a lot of my time has been taken up by working on my brothers race boat again now all that stuff is back in season.

    quick update-

    I've pretty much finished the fully stainless steel windshield frame.

    The top hinge consists of a long length of stainless piano hinge (expensive!) which i drove the pin out of, and re-assembled the wrong way round (the one on the left in the pic, make sense? good.) I also had to cut a bit off the width of one half. You can see how it fits to the frame in the second photo.

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    The next job was to make the stays and brackets etc.
    I drew up the shapes in the sign making program at work and got a mate to blast them out on his water jet.
    The small brackets are 2mm stainless, and the stays are 5mm stainless, as i wanted them to look a bit chunkier than stock ones.

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    Bending the brackets was a bit tricky, I fucked up 5 of them before i had two that were good enough to use.

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    All i need to do now is polish those bits and the metal work on the screen is finally finished. I'm really happy with how it works and how it turned out as i'm new to TIG welding and this type of stainless fab work.

    I also took my '40 ford wheels (16x4 front, 16x6 rear) to a friends bodyshop to be blasted and painted in light ivory, he did an amazing job.

    Then the exciting bit, putting the new tyres on! Cheers to miles at Jackhammer speedshop for sorting me out the black wall firestones and tubes, top bloke, top shop.

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    Something was missing, so i busted out the tyre paint while i watched the simpsons, and i LOVE the way they look.

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    I've also been busy painting my recently bored out block and rebuilt and skimmed cylinder heads for the 283.
    9 of the valve guides were cracked so i had them milled out and new bronze guides fitted with new Comp Cams valve springs and hardware.

    They all got 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of gloss black 2K epoxy paint in my back garden on a sunny evening.

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    More soon :)
     
  25. Jungle Jalopy
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    That windsheild frame is soooo bitchin!
     
  26. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 930

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    dude, that windshield frame is awesome!

    (i like your tarp hold-down, too... the one on the corner of the tarp)
     
  27. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
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    Jeeze! Just when I thought I would make any piece I needed, I read your first page alone and almost pass out.
    What an inspiration, I wouldn't be surprised if you made your pistons or carbs at this point. Keep goin.


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  28. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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    Nice job on the screen Nathan
     

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