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Projects **Malcolm Model A Roadster Build**

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Malcolm, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Man that thing is so cool!!!, I can't wait to see it in person at the LSR, nice work on the hood and sides, I might have to rethink not running side on my hood:rolleyes:
     
  2. Johnny C.
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    Looking awesome. I really like the color.
     
  3. norms30a
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    I'll be a parrot too, just right.
     
  4. BCCHOPIT
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  5. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Cali4niaCruiser
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    Delicious profile...
     
  6. NoSurf
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    NoSurf
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    Lookin good Billie-Ray.
     
  7. Tim
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    Tim
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    See it at the Hamb BBQ?
     
  8. 26 roadster
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    26 roadster
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    great stance without a dropped axle, good job Nick
     
  9. KustomCars
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    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

  10. travisfromkansas
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Ugly as hell, you should get rid of it. Bring it to Kansas and I will make sure that its properly disposed of :)
     
  11. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    Thanks alot, guys -- I appreciate the kind words!

    I'm still unsure. Some friends will be racing their new Modified at our local dirt track that weekend --- it's the first race of the season and I'd like to be there with them.
     
  12. Crazy Legs
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    Looking great as always!
     
  13. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    I just about have the hood done. The last couple of nights I worked on the hood top. The previous photos show the template in place and below the shape is transferred to sheet aluminum. I used .0625 type 3003 Aluminum.

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    Cut over-sized so I have extra material to work with..

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    Used an old truck driveshaft to start forming it..

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    Xderelict on here gave me an idea to use the driveshaft as sort of a brake. I tack-welded it to my stand and set it up with spacers, rectangular tubing, and vicegrips. It worked great for the tighter radius bends and getting the final shape.

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    After lots of trimming, grinding the front/back edges with a 40-grit disc, and fine-tuning the shape, it fits.

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    I still need to trim the corners and bend the 90-degree lip at the bottom, where it meets the hood sides.
    Also, since I moved the grille shell down (in relation to the cowl and original Model A hood line), this is what it looks like. At some point I'm going to do some cutting on the top of the shell to make the slope match the hood, instead of being flat/level.

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  14. Six Ball
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    A thing of beauty, makes me wish I had skills.
     
  15. NoSurf
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    Have you been to a HAMB-B-Q yet?
     
  16. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    You can do it!... I don't have skills.


    No, not yet, and I know I suck because of that.
     
  17. Tim
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    tell ya what, take the roadster to the HAMB-B-Q and for the low low price of riding shot gun i'll split the gas with ya.

    Doing some creative math that's like going by yourself but getting 30+ mpg! haha
     
  18. Hey it's a Hot Rod !! It does not have to be perfect!!! But it looks good!!
     
  19. xderelict
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    I like it with the hood on. But then I've got this thing about hoods.
     
  20. Tim
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    Oh, and yeah love the hood :)
     
  21. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    Tim, you should drive your car to the HAMB-B-Q.


    Finished fitting the hood last night, bent up the 90 degree flanges, and installed the latches.

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  22. gregaustex
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    Fantastic, just fantastic. Now that is a hot rod. I look forward to see the car in person at the Roundup.

    Greg
     
  23. C. Montgomery
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    been following it on instagram. nice work. very cool car!
     
  24. Just about perfect!
     
  25. VA T
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    The project progresses and is looking good. Isn't it a good feeling when after all the planning and work involved, the hood actually fits. Wondering what you have planned for the hood sides--louvers, scoops?? I approve the headlight change. See you in DesMoines.
     
  26. Jeem
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    Jeem
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    That looks like a proper HOT ROD!
     
  27. Rat.Racer
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    Rat.Racer
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    from Maryland

    Subscribed to part 1 and 2. Great looking build!
     
  28. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
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    from KCMO

    I probably will drive my car I'm just trying to intice you to drive to Kansas. Hood looks great, I'm excited to see what the hood looks like punched up :)
     
  29. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    Thanks alot, guys -- it's been a long road and I've had alot of help along the way.


    Hi, Vance! A friend here in Omaha is going to punch louvers in the hood sides. Since they weren't too hard to make, I'm planning to do another pair to send down to Alex (Metalshapes) in Tucson, AZ, after the Lonestar Roundup trip, and have him work his magic.
     
  30. Cali4niaCruiser
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    With the windshield and hood on, this thing comes alive! This post is a swift kick in my ass towards the garage
     

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