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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 39 chevy kustom, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Monkeey
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
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    Tommy, that will make a great hot rod and subsribed for motivation to move my ass.
     
  2. Unchopped! Kick ass !
     
  3. greaser
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
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    I'm gonna be watching this one, NICE coupe!
    Where'd you get the drag link? I could use one that looks like that.
     
  4. Black coupe
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
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    Very nice.Best of luck with the rest of the build.
    Andy
     
  5. 39 chevy kustom
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
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    The pitman arm and drag link are from Dennis Carpender
    reproductions in concord n.c. . Had to extend it 14 inches .It is for a 53-56 f-100. Why is it you can find coloums and boxes , but when people remove them do they throw the pitman arm away ?
     
  6. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    Period perfect profile.............no chop w/channel. The Caddy V8 puts it over the top.

    Frank
     
  7. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Looking good, Tommy, beautiful rod. Is that a piano in your shop?
     
  8. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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    from trevose pa

    Nice x member ,I did mine the same way but heavier ,Rear radius rods also / That will keep the motor and trans to the center of the frame more and you can tuck up your exhaust ,Slick move.....Looking great ebay pics 410.jpg just a rear shot I also have 2 in front ,You might want to consider that A true x has no flex
     
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  9. 39 chevy kustom
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    Yes there is a piano in my shop. It can be yours.
     
  10. ffr1222k
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    Tommy

    If you really want rid of the piano, Klutz (sp?) Bros Piano's in Salisbury buys, refinishes and sells pianos. They may take it and give you something for it.

    My wife and exwife both bought refinished pianos there.

    HTH
    Rod
     
  11. d.j
    Joined: Oct 21, 2007
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    Looking good Tommy! Alot of hard work.
     
  12. Tommy that's the shiznizle my friend, kick ass.
     
  13. Jalopy Jim
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    I llike the look you are going for. Does not get any better.
     
  14. 39 chevy kustom
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    One of my biggest pet peeves with model a's and other cars that have been channeled is a lot of them the radiator shell is higher than the cowl. This is pics of my new radiator and channeled 31 radiator shell , It is not mounted to the rad. and will need to be raised up a little , I think it is a little low as it is. I will also channel the 32 commercial shell I have and will be able to swap them and completely change the look of the coupe in just a few minutes.
     

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  15. Looking good man!
     
  16. terd ferguson
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    Tommy, is that fenders mocked up on the rear? Or just somethinglaying on the tire? Please say fenders!!
     
  17. 39 chevy kustom
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    Sorry Terd it is just a magazine laying on the tire.
     
  18. Southfork
    Joined: Dec 15, 2001
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    Looks like you had to lengthen the Model A frame a bit to get the Caddy to fit without butchering the firewall. What, about 4 or 5 inches added to the frame?
     
  19. Southfork
    Joined: Dec 15, 2001
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    Also. what about rear radius rods? Got any pics of the radius rods connecting to the 9 inch Ford rear end?
     
  20. 39 chevy kustom
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    I went from the 103 wheel base to 107. That is with the rear axle about 1" forward from stock. I will get some pics. of the rear radius rods and mounts on here today.
     
  21. 39 chevy kustom
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    Keep in mind this is not all hard welded yet . The radius rods will be triangulated and have a top mount similar to ladder bars when completed.
     

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  22. JeffreyJames
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    Looking good Tommy!! I normally like the Wheel bases at the stock measurement but your's looks good. I think it's because it's not chopped so the whole thing doesn't look really squashed and long ya know?

    I also like how you ran the two rear lines to two rubber lines. On my '35 I did the two hard lines down the wishbones but I am putting them to a brass "Y" junction block and then to only one rubber line out through the frame to the MC. The catch is that I cannot find a damn "Y" they are all "T's"!!!! I think I have a line on one but the two rubber lines is a nice option.
     
  23. looking good tommy keep up the good work
     
  24. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    As my buddy Geo. T.good would say, bad to the bone! Love all you are doing and I am hoping for the A grill shell. Rally a bad ass hot rod dude. Right on. ~sololobo~
     
  25. I SMELL SMOKE
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    i like this build alot!!! looks real good!!!
     
  26. 39 chevy kustom
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    Some pics. with the radiator and grill shell mounted. I made the headlight stands from an a model light bar . The headlights are said to be 1930 oliver bulldozer
     

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  27. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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    the A shell doesnt look bad by any means but I think the duece shell is where its at!

    but really though, its that 55 caddy steering wheel that sets it off!!!

    I'm gonna run the same wheel in my 54, but damn its a lot of work though!
    I've gotta splice my steering shaft because of the difference in splines...

    but looking good aint always easy:D

    looks great Tommy, keep it up!!!
     
  28. BrerHair
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    Love it. Bulldozer lights, what else would a redneck use?
     
  29. 39 chevy kustom
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
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    Some more pics. Just aquired from my friend Mike Overcash ( BigO on the H.A.M.B.) a pair of 94s and a vintage speed adapter plate and air cleaners. Also a pic. of my perfect glass door knob shifter knob. Just to give props where they are due I gathered a lot of parts for this build from BigO Thanks to him and also thanks for the comments guys , I am very excited that this is coming together as well as it is .
     

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  30. Blown away!

    You're going to be rolling real soon. Love it.





    BloodyKnuckles
     

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