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Projects Introducing the Numbnuts Coupe - Yet another A-Coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by JMel, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. JMel
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
    Posts: 199

    JMel

    Been building this car for past 15 months, and have yet to make a build thread. I set a goal to get it road worthy to get to LSRU, and barely made it with only hwy testing it the day before driving it to Austin.

    Numbnuts came from pestering Bass relentlessly and not grasping what I was being told. I'll take the name with honor from such a legendary builder. Ain't no shame.

    Introducing the Numbnuts Coupe - as seen in Austin at LSRU

    1930
    Unchopped (for now)
    Boxed 32 Frame, So-Cal K-Member, So-Cal Buggy Style Rear end
    350, 0.30 Over, Flattop Pistons, 461 Double Hump Heads
    Dual Quad Carters
    CompCam XE274
    Muncie M20
    Ford 9in 3.73
    '55 F100 Steering
    '32 Dash w/Stewart Warner Wings Gauges and Bosche (Sun) Tach.

    Plan to continue and completely finish this one out. Its my third hotrod, none of which have been finished out. Hope to change that trend with this car. Chopping it 3" is still being considered, but I'm a big dude and hesitant to do so. Also plan on running a full hood, but need to have one made as its extended a couple of inches.

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  2. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    Very very cool but heavy chop would help...
     
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  3. JMel
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
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    JMel

    3" would be max chop. But I'd have to redo seat and make sure i'm comfortable in it first. 6'3, 270 here...I'm a big dude and am already hitting my head on bumps and getting out of coupe with stock height and stock spring seats lowered and pushed back. But know that I can get my ass down a bit by removing springs and going with foam instead.
     
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  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Cool - looking very good - a chop would certainly be a good change - but, more important is that you are comfortable driving it - want a ride that you will look forward to driving, rather than one that is cramped that takes away from the fun
     
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  5. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Cool coupe
     
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  6. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
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    You don't need to finish anything- and DON'T chop it. That looks f'in perfect to me ( and I WAS there) That body is gorgeous!
     
  7. freewheelinfill
    Joined: Mar 14, 2017
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    freewheelinfill

    Exactly, Chop and you have another Ho-hum chopped coupe.
     
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  8. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    scrap metal 48
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    I get it JMel, it's still a cool coupe...
     
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  9. Choppedcoupe
    Joined: Oct 17, 2016
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    I have basically same car, but mine is chopped. I think your car is awesome-don't change a thing!

    How is the 3.73 gear?
     
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  10. PA-IndianRider
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
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    Great car & great pictures
     
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  11. PA-IndianRider
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
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  12. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
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    I like it ,but a chop would give it attitude. I never get tired of chopped A's. I wish Bass still posted here. Great talent. Bill
     
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  13. Very cool car. Have fun the rest of the year and then stop and do what you want to with it.
     
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  14. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
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  15. JMel
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
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    JMel

    Not as bad as I thought it would be. Tall ass rear tires help. Pulling 2k rpm at 65mph in 4th. Figured I'd be screaming going down hwy.
     
  16. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
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    from Central Ca

    Nice looking ride JMel
     
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  17. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
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    from Washington

    Perfect the way it is. No chop please otherwise it will be yet another A-coupe. Nice taillight choice and stance.
     
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  18. Fitnessguy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
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    Great looking car jmel, looks familiar to something lurking in my shop... don't chop it, I'm not
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  19. Nice....the Buick tailights give the car a little "Bass" influence. I wouldn't cut the top if it makes it uncomfortable for you to drive..not worth it and you'd grow to hate the damned car!
    Love the 270 HP 283 look of the motor. Very cool.
    Some days I like being only 5'9".
     
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  20. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
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    No need to chop it in my opinion, looks perfect how it is.
     
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  21. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
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    The ONLY thing I would SUGGEST you change? The top of the radiator might look better ( with the rake) if it was OUT a bit more so it's in line with the firewall. I'm a "visual" freak, and to me because the radiator is angled back ( or straight up off the frame), it creates a low spot at the cowl.

    Not trying to be a dick- The car is a BEAUTY! You did one helluva job.
    I built this, un chopped 14 years ago. Sold it, and bought it back 2 years ago. The body was PERFECT and the guy cut the roof which really pissed me off ( tough shit, right?). I'm still tring to get used to it and wish he'd left it alone. But, WTF, it WAS his .
    If you DO decide to chop it, let's swap cars! Have fun, be safe, and drive the wheels off that GEM!
     

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  22. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    I like it, also like the fact that you plan a full hood. I'd spend the money on the hood first, you may decide it doesn't need the chop. Rootleib has made a few stretched hoods so it shouldn't be a problem. Bob
     
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  23. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
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    Saw that same thing- first thing that drew my eye- just a little forward rake and it would be perfect-
     
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  24. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
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    Cool coupe,,,,would be cooler chopped!
     
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  25. Your car, dude! But if it were mine, I'd leave it be!! Unchopped coupes make more of a "I'm different" statement than a chopped top! Just look around! They're ALL getting chopped!

    Your coupe and @mazboi 's east coast coupe were two of my favorites!!

    As Belloch told Indiana Jones in Raiders, "Do as you will."
     
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  26. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    In a 10" channelled and sectioned '33 coupe I ran the floors from flush 2" in the front of the seat to a 2" deep drop 4" beyond the rear of the seat [bolt access]... let me use the whole seat's bottom pad and springs... full range of travel... never BOTTOMED out...
     
  27. JMel
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
    Posts: 199

    JMel

    Thats really cool of you to say. I'm flattered. Thank You.
     
  28. BlownMerc
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
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    from Jerome

    This car is absolutely perfect!! It is much the same direction I want to take my '31. Deuce rails without a chop. One question for you, is the front frame notched for the leaf spring? I am trying to figure out how low I can go without a notch.
     
  29. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
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    One question. If you chop it is it going to go any faster?

    PS, I like it and the closed hood might help the aerodynamics.
     
  30. You should raise the roof.
     
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