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Projects **Malcolm Model A Roadster Build**

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

  1. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,557

    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

    That's gotta be good for a tenth in the quarter right? Curvier grill and smaller head lights?

    Lookin good


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  2. Nick,
    The changes look OUTSTANDING my friend.
     
  3. Lukydevl
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 700

    Lukydevl
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    from Arizona

    I Dig the new LOOK!!
     
  4. You've heard it enough times from me but that grill is perfect on there! Much better than in my attic. I sure hope you plan on coming east again this year, I want to see it in person!!
     
  5. 30TudorSedan
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 382

    30TudorSedan
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    The new '32 shell looks great! I liked the A shell too, but this looks just as good! Very slick gas cap as well!
     
  6. Brandi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,041

    Brandi
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    This keeps getting better. I'm reeeally liking the changes.
     
  7. That's REALLY cool. Your car looked good before with the A grille shell, but the Deuce shell puts it in a whole 'nother category. Way to go...bringing it to Balto this fall?
     
  8. You just keep making it better and better!
     
  9. I am a HUGE fan of the 29 grille but the 6" section on that 32 shell makes it. Looks like Mortons Rodzy!
     
  10. thewildturkey46
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    thewildturkey46
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    from Rice, MN

    Nick, The new looks is even better.......its was always a great looking car. Dale
     
  11. Tnomoldw
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    Tnomoldw
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    :)Good! Good! and more Good!:):cool::D
     
  12. cody1958
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    cody1958
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    from wichita ks

    I love your car no matter what you put on it like these other guys. You could put a trash can in front of it would be bitchin. I was a fan of the model a grille cause it was more uncommon to run and look super cool and you pulled it off.
     
  13. coryw
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 225

    coryw
    Member
    from Omaha, NE

    Looks good Nick.
     
  14. Yup Yup Yup I do like them 32 Shells on Model A Roadsters. Maybe you could get the car a bit lower???

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  15. Nice job!


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  16. 63Compact
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
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    63Compact
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    Looking good I gotta get started on my roadster.
     
  17. Old Rod
    Joined: Dec 5, 2004
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    Old Rod
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    from Brazil, IN

    Nick, Always preferred 32 shells on 28-9 Roadsters. Really like
    the new look! Bob
     
  18. Rodshop
    Joined: Sep 14, 2003
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    Rodshop
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    Yup- Good call on those changes.
     
  19. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Thanks, Tim --- An extra tenth in the 1/4 would be great... dangerously close to the 11's! :)


    Thanks, Dennis!


    Thanks, guys!
     
  20. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    I'm not completely ruling out the TRJ Revival, will see how much vacation time and travel funds I have left. It would be great to come out there again!



    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the kind words.
     
  21. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    It's actually fairly low already... good enough for me! :)



    Thanks guys, I appreciate it!
     
  22. GARY T.
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    GARY T.
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    from S.W. Pa

    That car sits PERFECT!!!
     
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  23. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    I've been chipping away, little by little, making more improvements and finishing items on my to-do list.


    If there's anything I struggle with, it's pieces like this transmission tunnel/cover. My good friend, Jason (jho on here), gave me a cast-off piece from his Model A project - the curved part. It fit my car quite well, so I did some trimming, slight reshaping, and made the front angled piece and back vertical.

    Finally, a respectable cover:

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    It seems like everything that Pinkee's Rod Shop does is very tasteful, stylish and well thought out. Their new Lincoln backing plates are no exception. I did have early F100 brakes up front and decided to try out a pair of their new backing plates. Huge thanks to Eric for working with me on this. I purchased all of the Lincoln brake parts, hubs, drums, etc. from MT Car Products in California. Backing plates are whittled out of aluminum by the guys (Thomas) at Pinkees.

    Mockup photo:

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    I was initially going to run my square back spindles, but it ended up being easier just picking up a new pair of round backs from Speedway Motors (just 50 miles away from me) with king pins and bushings (installed). The square back spindles are taller at the king pin boss and I had Speedways 'Deluxe' king pin set in them. Probably could have searched around for a short 90 degree grease zerk... But the round spindles look better, anyways. Done deal.

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    That's all for now. Will update as I get more done.
     
  24. Looks great Nick, now to get over there and hop in the passenger seat for a spin. Also, we need to talk about getting you some unique original art work of you and the roadster some time.
     
  25. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Squablow
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    The Flash Gordon looking backing plates are awesome!
     
  26. Comin' along nicely there Nick! Makin' some killer choices. Can't wait to give 'er the ol' hands on visual one day.

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  27. Those are impressive backing plates! Eric is a good guy that has amazing ideas.
     
  28. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Thanks, guys... Haha, great Flash Gordon reference!


    Hopefully see you at the HAMB Drags in August, if not before!


    Agreed!
     
  29. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
    Member
    from Nebraska

    A little more progress on the Lincoln style front brakes with Pinkees new backing plates.

    Modified spindles to fit backing plates (same has to be done with the normal stamped steel backing plates), paint and assembly.


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  30. TomH
    Joined: Oct 21, 2003
    Posts: 1,253

    TomH
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    The headlights, the grill, and now the backing plates!! It just keeps getting better!!
    Tom
     

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