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Hot Rods Help with Traditional '30 Model A Coupe build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TiredIronGRB, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Awesome, very comprehensive. Answers a lot of questions I have on my '28 cc pickup. Thanks for posting.
     
  2. Rpmrex
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
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    from Indiana

    Very nice and quick work also! Enjoy!
    I video of it driving would be the icing in the cake.
     
  3. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    I had some lines pulled on it today...

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  4. 35mastr
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    from Norcal

    Looks good. You put that car together quick.
     
  5. JoJo O.
    Joined: May 12, 2009
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    Really like those lines. They finish it off just right!
     
  6. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    Drove it about 50 miles today, it did really good. Brought it back home and re-adjusted the brakes and went over all the suspension and made sure everything was tight. Got some better shots of the striping.

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  7. sirhc
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    from Boise, ID

    Looks awesome!!
     
  8. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    Haven't updated this thread in a while, I've been busy putting miles on the coupe.

    I've had this old S'OK can on the shelf for 30 years and went to use it the other day and it had turned to gel so I found another use for it.

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    Got the rest of the windows in and made a snap-off top for it.

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  9. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    I picked up a set of L78-15 wide whites that are the same brand (Commander) as the 16X6s, I think the proportions are better with the "Big and Little" look.

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  10. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    from SUGAR CITY

    That's a clean looking hot rod!!! Very cool!
     
  11. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    Thanks, the body is a little rough but she sure is fun to drive :D
     
  12. TinShed
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    Are you using the stock gas tank.
     
  13. chopperfugger
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    from austin

    I really like the dash and interior. Very clean and very cool looking.
     
  14. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    No, the battery and electrics are in there...the cowl top comes off like a hood. You can see it a couple pages back.
     
  15. Kingsway
    Joined: Nov 26, 2009
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    Beautiful car. All the little functional details set it apart and above many of the rest.
     
  16. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    Thanks for the good words guys I really appreciate it...this was my first attempt at a traditional hot rod.
     
  17. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    1,200 miles on it now and having a ball with it!
     
  18. Outback
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    Nice work, good to see it going
     
  19. CyaNide
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    from Texas

    Very nice job. That should inspire the rest of us to get busy.

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  20. rottenrods
    Joined: Sep 17, 2010
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    I guess you decided not to chop it?
     
  21. gotta agree there !! Looks like you have a great start going there
     
  22. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    Great start:confused:... It's done as far as I'm concerned:cool:
     
  23. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    I finally got a set of high quality wheel adapters so I could use my early Ford 16" wheels on the Buick hubs. The adapters are 15/15" thick so it got the wheel off the drum, the Olds wheels I had been using were right on the drum and had actually been touching in a place or two. This also allowed me to use my other two bullet centers.

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  24. lachap1
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    Very nice build, one question with your steering box,since i'm thinking of using a 47 box on mine,was there any bumsteer as somebody already talked about?
     
  25. TiredIronGRB
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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    Not at all, it has nothing to do with the type of box. As long as the tie rod and drag link are at the same level you shouldn't have any bump steer.
     
  26. flying53gmc
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
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    from M-boro, TN

    Looks great. You should send that 40 ford steering wheel down to another TN model a builder. I sure could use it on my coupe I'm putting together. I live in Murfreesboro.
     
  27. peter schmidt
    Joined: Aug 26, 2007
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    peter schmidt
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    from maryland

    That car looks great love the use of the original tank might have to copy that. Only thing I would do is paint the radiator black kind of sticks out to me but then again what do I know mines in 10 million peices... great work on the car.
     

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