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Projects Guernsey boys model A coupe build.

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

  1. Beautiful craftsmanship!
    What is a sticker builder?
  2. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,589

    from California

    Kickass metalwork.
  3. thisbugger
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 198


    Looks great!!!
  4. Fixxxr
    Joined: Dec 5, 2009
    Posts: 157

    from Sk, Canada

    Okay, I'm starting to go through withdrawal...hurry up & post some more pictures! ;)
  5. Great inspiration!! Cut off and a flap disk-amazing!
  6. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 2,010


    I must agree, awesome work. Those motor mounts are really well thought out.
  7. historynw
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 806


    Nice work, somehow I believe its never going to come apart....ever.
  8. Holy shit, these are BEFORE pictures? Damn, it took some guts to take that beautiful car apart! You are doing GREAT work. It never ceases to amaze me what you Europeans are able to accomplish with limited resources; us lazy Americans are sometimes hacks compared to you guys. A four inch grinder and a flap wheel, huh? I almost expected you to say all you had to work with was a hack saw and files! I can only imagine what you could do if you had a fully equipped shop at your disposal.

    P.S. I used to be a signmaker, nearly 20 years ago. It didn't pay shit over here back then; maybe I should look into it again?:confused:
  9. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,030


    Excellent step by step shots on all the fab work. Showing how it should be done.
    A question though.. Why did you weld the spring leaves together? Do you think that will be ok? I always thought welding on springs was a no-no.

    Please keep the updates coming - enjoying it a lot.

  10. Wow Neil, Nice work....
  11. thanks guys! :)

    it certainly is a no no! the welded spring is only for mock up, the main leaf had snapped so i just cut the ends off, flipped the eyes over and welded it to the next leaf. it'll have a new spring for the final assembly. :)

    and richard, being a sign maker here and now isn't much better! i don't exactly earn a fantastic wage but i do enjoy the job so its all good :)

    the before shots look good but believe me when i say it was a VERY badly built car. lots of nice old parts but it looked like it had been assembled by a chimp.
  12. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    from Scotland

    Neil,just had another look at your pedal assembly,great job,might do something similar on mine if you don't mind.Are there any bushes between the inner and outer pedal shaft?Are they needed?
  13. squash
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 70


    This build is awesome! cant wait to see more! subscribed!...... those pedals are great! Nice work, keep it up!
  14. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    yeah, get back to work! :)

    very nice work, by the way
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  15. shoestring
    Joined: Apr 2, 2009
    Posts: 92


    The pedals and mounts are insane! Keep it up.
  16. I wouldn't have thought pedals would really need bushes given the very limited range of movement. A lot of pedal boxes on Citroens have the pedals rotate on an M9 thread - even after 35 years of use there is never any wear in them.
  17. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    from Scotland

    Good point.I suppose it should be o.k. as long as they're kept lubricated.Cheers.
  18. nifty
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 477

    from UK

    Neil, class work all the way, have to agree with all the others comments.
    I must say that the unchopped hiboy body looks beautiful and I'm sure you'll nail the channel and chop
  19. Lil Bastard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2009
    Posts: 83

    Lil Bastard
    from belgium

    you are my new HERO,respect man
  20. 37RAT
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 144

    from Wisconsin

    Love to see people with an imagination and the ability to create some nice hardware, great job---
  21. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,157


    bushings wouldnt be a bad idea but the pedals rotating on a m9 thread sounds like something that came outa the eastern bloc
  22. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,041


    I just learned a hell of a lot from the first post on this thread...thanks.
  23. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,041


    Nah. Only the French would use an M9 thread anyway.
  24. encswsm
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
    Posts: 149


    Seriously good fab work... are you going to box the frame?
  25. I was just looking at this again and remembering what I was doing 16 years ago when I was 26. I was a signmaker, and drank a lot of beer....that's about where the similarity ends. I will still probably never catch up to your skills, just amazing.
  26. cheers! :)

    encswsm, nah i''m not a fan of boxed frames on traditional cars, maybe if it had a bigger, more powerful motor i'd consider it but the 283 isn't exactly huge.

    the shafts aren't bushed but the they are made out of solid EN24 so they aren't going to wear out in a hurry. i'll also pop a grease nipple on each pedal. there is a nylon washer between each rotating piece though to keep things nice and smooth.

  27. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    FANTASTIC, are you gonna bring your ''A'' over to the Hot Rod Hayride this year, as I'd love to see it in person!

  28. Lowbuckboz
    Joined: Apr 2, 2008
    Posts: 499


    The incredible amount of talent on the HAMB just never ceases to amaze me. Beautiful work man!
  29. autocol
    Joined: Jul 11, 2002
    Posts: 589


    I haven't posted on the HAMB since 2009.

    I'm breaking my silence to hand you an "attaboy". That is brilliant fab work my friend.
  30. Ok, probably a dumb question due to the fact that the finished weld has more to do with the skill of the person welding, but what sort of welder are you using for those freddy fantastic looking welds??!!!

    A great thread and wonderful craftsmanship......Hats off to you!

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