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Art & Inspiration Jesse James built 30 Model A

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mark latham, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. sanfordsotherson
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
    Posts: 953

    from So. Cal.

    Love the car! Enjoyed the episodes of the build.

    $135,000.00???!!! That's insane! Attempting to get that much for an 'A' Coupe will never happen...especially "these days".
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  2. It always amazes me how critical people are of these kinds of’s an extremely well built car, whether you like it or not. If you think the price is too high then don’t buy it.

    Oh let’s not forget the personal attacks on people Involved based on what you see on tv. Unless you know any of these guys personally then maybe don’t be so quick to judge them.

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  3. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,167


    Exactly. Having worked behind the scenes on several TV show pilots, and a few shows that made it to air, I have worked along side of, and still remain in contact with several of the people that are regularly personally trashed on this board.

    You don't know these people. You are talking shit about people that you know absolutely nothing about. How would you like it if folks did that to you en masse?

    You are entitled to your opinion of the safety of the work that others produce.

    You are entitled to your opinion of the aesthetics of the work that others produce.

    You are not entitled to an opinion of the professional quality of their work, unless you have seen it, in-person.

    You are not entitled to an opinion of the value of their work, unless you attempting to buy, or sell it.

    You are never entitled to an opinion about the personal life, personality, contribution to society, Humanity, etc., of a person, unless you know them!

    I feel like a whole lot of people have either forgotten what their elders taught them, either that, or they were never properly taught how to mind their own business.
  4. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,296


    viewed over 7800 times with 112 watchers, wonder how many are from this site being nosey?
    they did have one offer back on Mar. 30 but it was declined.
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  5. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 4,724

    from Oregon

    I would think it would be Jesse’s call on the build and design of parts along with Paul Sr. We should all give everyone involved the credit they deserve.
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  6. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,413


    I like the car, has very nice proportions and from what I can see, looks like a high quality build. And while I personally wouldn't do quad freestanding headlights or a 2 bar grille insert, I actually really like that they went with those very late 50's/early 60's show car touches instead of the much easier chopped stainless grille insert and 7" sealed beam lights. I see what they were going for there and I appreciate it, some times safe choices get boring.
  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,940

    Jalopy Joker

    any pics of Paul Sr sitting in it? - always looked like it would have been a bit "cozy" for him - worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it
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  8. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,806

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I really like the car in its current state, wouldn't want to change it (really rare for me, I always want to change things on cars I see).
  9. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,830

    anthony myrick

    Jesse bad
    Jesse car bad
    Jesse on tv, tv bad me not
    Me perfect.
    Probably sums it up
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2020
  10. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,650

    from New York

    From the pictures of the interior, it looks like they made the drivers side door panel about a half inch too narrow. You can see the holes for the clips.
  11. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,517


    I Love the Coupe ... period.
  12. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
    Posts: 676


    A friend of mine did some paintwork on that car.
    I had a good look at it.
    It isn,t worth the money to me(your opinion may vary)
    I don,t care who built it and who owned it
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  13. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,995

    silent rick

    i don't know, i always thought an east coast hotrod had a deep channel and no chop.

    maybe it's just the butthole listing it who doesn't know these things
  14. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,007


    I think the car is neat, judging by the photos on my computer. I would have to roll out of it and then crawl to a tire to get up, which doesn't sound as cool as I would hope to look while exiting it. That and I'm about 130k short, so you fellas go ahead and go after it!:p
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  15. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 508


    Who built it is irrelevant to me. Even complete assholes can build nice stuff (I'm living proof, LOL). I just look at the car itself; if the quality is there I'm happy.
    Yes, there are several things I would change immediately if it were mine but that will never happen, the price is utterly ridiculous (in my opinion). It's obvious the seller is trying to capitalize on the names attached to it.
    More power to whoever buys it, I hope they enjoy it
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  16. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,469

    from Zoar, Ohio

    During his heyday Jesse would post here. Every single time it was only to ring his on bell.
    I had never seen a post from him trying to advise or help anyone here.
    That’s my take and experience with that subject.
    I love the car.

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  17. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
    Posts: 2,982


    No kidding? A self aggrandizing wind-bag on HERE?. I am shocked.
  18. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,426


    I think that´s a cool little HotRod, it´s clean, uncommon, badass although it´s plain white with no flatblack badassness stickered on and I really like what I don´t see: no billet anything, no late model hitech stuff, no 0800-parts.Whoever built it for whomever had more skills, taste and eye than I ever will. The more I look at it the more details I like about it. I ´d certainly love to walk around it an do some tire kicking.
    Just not in this life, hahaha
  19. Right!!

    I still don’t know him so I refuse to judge him based on tv and someone’s perception of him on an Internet forum. Maybe it’s all true, I have no idea because I don’t know him.

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  20. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,045


    Didn't Paul sr. sell this car almost right after he got it , i'm not positive on this but thought i remembered seeing it for sale on ebay before and it wasn't for anywhere near 135k. Anybody remember this?. Always thought it was pretty cool, the white is different ,you don't see a lot of white model a's.
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  21. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 176

    Joe Blow

    Yeah, he did. Remember seeing it on EBAY a couple of times. Here's an ad on Cars On Line from May of price but same owner selling it now.
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  22. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,296


    I guess I should have looked at the seller's name closer or at least looked at other things besides just the pictures in the listings because I was going to say that person is red hill rod and classics but see that info is also posted in the listing with his logo I completely overlooked.

    this person brought several cars from paul as a package deal including this car. he has more info on his own website about the car.
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  23. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,536

    from PNW

    It's about 100 grand too much for that Model A. A savvy buyer buys the car, not the bullshit story. I've always thought bullshit must be free, otherwise why do so many people try handing it to me.
  24. nobby
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 465


    was the casting of the acrylic steering wheel shown in the televisual transmission?
    Is it a stock chevy nova wheel, remoulded?
    I'd like to see how they managed to do it blind and get the air bubbles out

    Also, where do you buy the Citroen 2CV transmission to hemi bell housing adaptor?
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  25. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,726


    Well, I never been one to be impressed by a personality, been around several, had a couple in my shop over the years, under their skin they're just people, when you treat them as you would anybody else, they tend to come alive and open up the defensive side, and can become interesting. I'd never pay for a car's lineage, its a model A, we all know what A coupes are worth, car is way overpriced, someone star struck will take out a mortgage on his house and buy it thinking he's got something....nuff said.
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  26. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,489

    from Colorado

    To all of you guys whining about the price: Doris Day's stock 1930 Model A roadster went at auction last week for $96,000!
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  27. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 4,478


    Awesome Hotrod and the talented men and amazing shop that built this car and it just shows. Just look at the details to Everything and quality to everything. I dont like everything on the car but its not my car but look at the first picture in the ebay ad and it speaks for itself and looks fake like a model car. Beautiful quality craftsmanship costs money and time......
  28. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,116


    Doris Day was a lovely person, surely a roll model to some, if you like dogs she was a big dog lover and pets were welcome in her Carmel, Ca. hotel. Car ownership value depends on the person. Bob
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2020
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  29. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,296


    Still on ebay for now but according to his website that there is a sale pending on it that was just updated today so someone didn't think it was to far out of line that they were able to come to an agreement.
  30. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,096

    Roger O'Dell

    Met Jesse a few times , got a chance to bs about his merc, especially the steering wheel at riverside jv hall, Austin speed shop gave me a hand with Watson’s t-bird side pipe while at The roundup.Found Jesse and Austin speed shop Great in both instances. And I have a friend with a model A built by a respected builder praised on here, that would have loved only spending the above price. And he is happy with his car. Some people can afford it others can’t.

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