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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Malcolm, Mar 5, 2011.
Looking great Nick!
Thanks for the nice comments, everyone!!
long hair blowing in the wind --- That's funny!!
Had to roll it out this morning to get a few more photos in the light....
Lookin' good Nick!
Damn Nick, that thing sits right. It gets better with every update.
That is very nice looking. good job on the proportions. Everything looks very nice and it is nice to see a Ford powered by a Ford (even though I have bowtie roots) still nice to see. keep going.
YEAH DUDE!!! Looks great man!!
%100 killin it! ("killin it" pretty much means that he's doing a really top notch job and he's totally in the zone - translated for the older gents hahah
It's only a matter of "when" for this beauty making the cover of a hotrod mag! Not that we do it for the publicity and the fame...but hey...lets be honest here....hahah
Got me wanting a deuce railed frame for my 29 Coupester again. I was jonesin' for one...then started to think "economically" and thought about going A frame....now you've lured me in once more. Damn you.
Thanks alot guys.... really exciting to get it to this point!!
Do it!! My perimeter frame came from Gary Maxwell at Blackboard Hot Rods in Bakersfield, CA --- very reasonably priced!
That sits perfect!Any pics with the hood on?
Mark, didn't get any pics with the hood on... Will definitely have to do that the next time I roll it out for pics!
This weekend I completely bolted all of the cowl pieces together (half the bolts were missing), installed new doors and hinges, and got quite aways with fitting the '35 dash.
These photos show part of a '30/'31 closed car dash cap and the '35 dash. I cut the top piece off the dash cap, drilled holes, and bolted it down. The bolts will be replaced with counter-sunk machine screws for a clean finish.
I cut the back mounting flange off of the '35 dash and took a hammer and dolly to the upper arch to get it closer to the Model A cowl radius.
Didn't take any photos during the cutting and welding. Here is the driver's side cut, welded, and cleaned up. It now matches the radius of the A cowl. Need to do the passenger side tomorrow night.
Looks great. Will the windshield be that tight to the dash?
very cool build! love the stance and proportions.
wow nice build progress Malcom! looking sweet.
The dash top piece does still need to be trimmed away from the windshield frame. It will end up with about 1/8"-1/4" gap at each end.
Didn't I meet you two years ago at Barris' shop during the GNRS?
Sure! That was me. And if I remember correctly, you did a shop tour together with Denise and other fellow Hambers.
Looking good Nick.I really like the dash, screams HOT ROD everywhere!
Dang man, that thing is killer. Good job, man.
Looking really good Nick
Thanks alot guys, I appreciate it! I'm definitely having fun learning some of this stuff along the way.
Tonight I worked on the passenger side of the dash to get it to fit the cowl. Not finished by any means, but closer.
I've been using my dad's old air compressor. I think it's about 20 years old and it finally bit the dust tonight -- started making some bad knocking noises Guess it's time to look for a new one.
The dash looks awesome Nick! You are a machine!
Please slow down on your build. You are making the rest of us look bad.
Seriously though, it is looking great.
Cool man! That car is gonna be really fun!!
your car looks great, sits right and dash is killer. just tell me your gonna paint it? what color?
Looks good! Lots of inspiration to do mine....
What a great build, glad I finally found it. But, ( add the "I don't like this" , here) why not shorten the front bones so they are not mounted in the best part of the 32 frame? I kept mine outa the 32 reveal and now I wonder if I need more lengh for some reason? Yes I saw that you needed more camber, cause I needed that too. Just need to know if I'm wrong......if so I'm f....oh sh.....PLEASE HELP!
Your build's coming along great! Fast too.. I wonder if there's some kinda record for "Fastest HAMB Build?"
You're definitely a candidate for that.
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