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Projects **Malcolm Model A Roadster Build**

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

  1. A simple little change that looks like it'll make a big difference! I like it.

    Out of curiosity, where did you source your lunch box latches for the hood from?
     
  2. Cali4niaCruiser
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  3. Looking very nice - as others have said, didn't give it a thought until the pics. Nicely done!

    Hope to catch up with you at the Rodders Journal show unless the grandson's b-day is celebrated that day .... I've put in a request for the b-day to be Sunday so I can at least make the show on Sat ....
     
  4. Nice subtle mod !
     
  5. general gow
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    Lookin' good Nick! It was good seeing you at the drags, and watching this thing run so strong.
     
  6. Malcolm
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    Thanks, guys! I also have a pewter SCTA emblem that will go where the Ford script is supposed to be on the grille shell.


    They are from McMaster Carr. They actually have quite a few cool latches to choose from:
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-draw-latches/=od6sma


    Thanks, Tom -- It was great to meet you on your travels through Nebraska and at the HAMB Drags! Hopefully you can make it to the RJ Revival.


    Thanks, Mark -- Great to see you and meet Moose at the Drags, as well!
     
  7. Six Ball
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    It just gets better. Your artful eye and attention to detail have set this car among the few. Thanks for sharing this build with those who struggle.
    Glad the tire thing sorted it's self out. It may have just needed to run in a bit.
     
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  8. daddio211
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    Well YOUR summer hasn't sucked! ;)
     
  9. Malcolm
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    I've been trying to get as much done as I can before heading out to Baltimore next week for the Rodder's Journal Revival. I won't get everything on my list done, but it's mostly cosmetic items.

    Last week a water main broke near my house, which undermined the street and part of my driveway. It also washed a bunch of mud and muddy water down my driveway and into my garage and basement. What a fucking mess! The utility company is taking care of the cleanup and repairs. Needless to say, it has slowed down my progress.

    I did at least get the dash looking a lot better. It needed a ton of work to fit the cowl better and be ready for paint.

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    I also got the grille shell roughed in and will finish the body work on it this week and spray blue primer on it.
    The hood top will get some minor reshaping, too.

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    I hope to make a better transmission cover during the next week, too.
     
  10. Looks great!!! I like the changes you have made.
     
  11. Somewhere I missed when you added the blue paint..............or forgot you did it. I just realized.
     
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  13. Hi , your car looks great! Lots of good ideas.I am installing new rain gutters in the trunk of my 29 roadster and was unable to see if you had lengthened yours out through the new floor .
    Keith
     
  14. Malcolm
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    Thanks, Keith!
    Running the rain gutters down through the floor is one of many things I still need to do. I've thought about welding a cap on the end of the factory rain gutters with a round tube on it and routing a rubber hose out the floor to drain the gutters.
     
  15. Thanks , I was thinking of a drain hose also. Keith
     
  16. Malcolm
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    It's been a while since I've done any work on the roadster or posted an update here...

    So, here are a couple things I've been working on during the past week.


    When working towards getting the car on the road during the summer of 2012, I was getting low on funds and went with a rather inexpensive flip-top boat type fuel filler.
    I'd always wanted one that is similar to the old Halibrand type caps, about 4-1/2" in diameter.

    I'd looked around a lot, especially at the different caps that Crafty-B makes. While looking around, I found one that a newer HAMB member (OutkastAluminum) is making. We discussed things via email and he had a cap to me within a couple weeks. I'm VERY happy with the quality of it!

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    For a while, I've been wondering what a '32 grille shell would look like on the car. After seeing a '29 roadster at the GNRS that Pinkees is building, I knew I had to try one on for size. I had planned on sectioning one to get the proportions right. While looking for one, Mike Fairservice (ford_mike on Instagram - I can't recall his HAMB name right at the moment) offered up his original '32 shell that was sectioned approximately 6" many years ago. We came to an agreement and he shipped it.

    I had to try it on the car right away and I like the new look! I did a little reshaping on the hood top and still have some work to do on it and the sides to get it gapped and fitting correctly, but it's not too far off.

    Also switched back to the SoCal Speed Shop headlights.


    (headlights need adjusted)
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    I have a few other items that I'll be working on during the next couple of months and will post those updates, too.


    - Malcolm
     
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  17. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Dig it Nick!


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  18. Flat-Foot
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    Cool! The car looked great before but this really sets it off.
     
  19. Looking good! Every little detail makes a difference.
     
  20. Man that looks sweet


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  21. logride
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    Hey Nick,

    I like the changes. The 32 grill is timeless.

    I keep thinking it needs some engine turning somewhere, awesome work!
     
  22. cory27t
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    Man that looks great! The grill shell totally changes the whole look of the car. I really dig that fuel cap too.
     
  23. Anderson
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    Gotta say I liked the A shell better, especially after all the fitting you did to it. But this works too. Digging the new fuel filler!
     
  24. dirtbag13
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    Looking good nick
     
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  26. Dave50
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    I like it now you can build another car for the 29 lol
     
  27. daddy_o's_diner
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    Damn, Nick that looks REALLY good!!!


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  28. Deadbird
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    Looks awesome Nick. Let me know if you want to get rid of that Model A shell. Might look good on my Tudor.


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  29. Malcolm
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    Thanks, guys!
     
  30. Malcolm
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    Eric, I understand what you mean -- I like both shells on the car, but the '32 just looks a little better to me.


    Haha... someday!


    Thanks, Lee! I will let you know...

    Thanks, guys!
     

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