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Projects Guernsey boys model A coupe build.

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

  1. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 711

    from l.a.

    awesome build man. just rear thru 20 pages.
  2. Been watching for a while now. Great detail on the final. Looks great.
  3. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,133


    Is that the gloss black eastwood sells?
  4. 63Toaster
    Joined: Nov 19, 2012
    Posts: 6


    Fantastic! I love the color combination. Laying it down as smooth as glass doesn't hurt either! The attention to detail is top shelf!
  5. Thanks everyone :)

    I don't often have people help me work on the car, but on sunday my brother and our mate Chris came round to help me set the motor and trans in place. Was so satisfying.



    And my friend Heloise came around to bring us celebratory cake! She took this sneaky pic of us admiring our days work. Thats me in the middle by the way.

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  6. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
    Posts: 469


    Beautiful work! Thanks for the update. This is one of my favorite threads.
  7. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,317


    Beautiful workmanship .... it's awesome !
  8. moparob
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 359

    from NOVA

    I have really enjoyed watching the build! Top notch craftsmanship! Your brake pedal setup did give me some ideas on my DB coupe build. The paint is killer!
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  9. snopeks garage
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 554

    snopeks garage
    from macomb MI

    Boy got skillz!!!
  10. gypsygiuseppe
    Joined: Nov 14, 2015
    Posts: 1


    I have been looking at the hamb for around 12 months without signing up - this build was almost solely the reason I signed up so I could follow it closely. Very very motivating.
  11. Your moving right along! Looks good!
  12. Thanks everyone, it's amazing to hear that the shit i get up to in my tiny shed in Guernsey is inspiring people on the other side of the world. It's totally awesome :)

    It's always pissed me off that ford wheel cylinders only have three bolt holes, so i bought 4 new ones and drilled and tapped the extra hole.


    I had to shorten my handbrake lever by 4 inches now that the car is channeled, to stop it fouling the dashboard.


    The crappy old thumb button held in with a roll pin wasn't going to cut it, so i cut an external thread on the rod and knocked up a new polished stainless one from an old bolt on my beloved 1950's Raglan lathe. Much better.

  13. YJ4000
    Joined: Feb 5, 2009
    Posts: 269


    Looks great.

  14. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,735

    Member Emeritus

    I could of saved you some work there Neil as got all those stainless jam nuts in stock
  15. salf100
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 431


  16. LKR
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 52

    from Australia

    Awesome project has been fun reading the entire thread to this point. Cant wait to see it all finished up. Some great attention to detail - good work mate!
  17. Truly amazing work mate, your fabrications skills are something else! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
  18. mista
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
    Posts: 128

    from Finland

    How did i miss this.. Awesome job man! Had to read the whole story and i'm speachless.
  19. cabriolethiboy
    Joined: Jun 16, 2002
    Posts: 864


    Love this build. I was in/on Guernsey last summer on a vacation with my wife. I was there the day after the hillclimb. There was a car show downtown that I did not know about until we got back on the ship and the friends we went over with asked me if we saw the car show. Beautiful place with lots of WWII history and would like to go back there again.
  20. salf100
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 431


    We NEED an update!!!
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  21. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,621

    from England

    Wow - for a sign writer your fabrication skills are pretty good!... and for a twenty six year old for that matter. Great build so far.
  22. Damn, he hasn't been here since March! I'm Jonesing for an update myself.
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  23. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 588


    You do amazing work in that small shed of your's! Your taste is clean and simple and spot on!
  24. Yet again, sorry for the delay! I've been super busy with boats and other things but i've gradually been chipping away at the chassis, mostly painting and fitting parts.

    I won't bother writing too much as it's all pretty obvious, so here are some photos.










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  25. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 301


    Love the details, KILLER exhaust!
  26. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 716

    from New Jersey

    Absolutely incredible work. Glad I found this! Subscribed.
  27. forget about the boat and other thing,s.We all want to see this beautiful model A progress to a finished rod.Keep at it.
  28. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 2,848

    Runnin shine

    Them HEADERS! God damn!
    Off topic, but you mean to tell me you have Super Motard on that island?

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  29. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,403


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