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Projects **Malcolm Model A Roadster Build**

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

  1. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    krylon32
    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Very good grasshopper, you learn well!
     
  2. Is Epic-er a word?
     
  3. Nice, your A keeps getting better!

    How pricey were the pinkees backing plates, if you don't mind me asking? Didn't see them on their website.
     
  4. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

    As cool as the backing plates are I think I like the Lincoln drums even better. Just a good feel to them period wise. I guess it's hard to say what makes a brake drum look contemporary or not but those look perfect


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  5. Nick, I think Gary hit the nail on the head.......with his statement.
    Looks great
     
  6. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    It's already been a month since my last update. After getting the brakes all squared away, I shifted my focus back to making the hood fit the new '32 shell.

    Also, I changed to Bilstein shocks all the way around. These should be MUCH better than the SoCal hot rod shocks I was running.

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    It took me quite a while to get the shell mounted exactly where I wanted it, reshape the top, trim the top and sides, and get the dzus fastener mounts welded in the right spots on the shell. I'm pretty sure it took me longer to do all of that than it did to build the hood in the first place!


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    ..And there we have it - hood fits pretty good and it's all back together, running and driving again! The new brakes (12" Lincoln style) seem to work better than the previous F100 (11") setup. They look a ton better, too!

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  7. redzula
    Joined: Jul 6, 2011
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    Awesome. That's all there is to say.

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  8. Let us know how the Bilstein's work out. I love mine...really made a difference. Your car is looking great. Bringing it back to Baltimore this year??
     
  9. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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    jalopykid
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    from Bozeman,MT

    Looking Good! Love the changes. The tranny tunnel came out good.
     
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  10. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Thanks, guys!


    I'd love to make it back out east for the Revival again! It all depends on how much vacation time and travel funds I have at that time.
     
  11. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
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    zibo
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    from dago ca

    Makes me miss our old red dot roadster!
    TP
     
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  12. That car looks bad ass...the stance is absolutely PERFECT...great work man!
     
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  13. fifTsix
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    fifTsix
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    from TEXAS

    Sweet!
     
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  14. I loved the car before and it keeps getting better and better - it's one bitchin' little ride that keeps improving with "age" .... great work, Nick .....
     
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  15. ph8ed4life
    Joined: Dec 27, 2010
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    ph8ed4life
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    from AZ

    Wow, this is amazing.looking! Congrats on the build

    -Matt
     
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  16. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Thanks for all the kind words, guys - I appreciate it!
     
  17. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Trying out the new Instagram photo deal... now that I have it figured out, it's easy!

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  18. Awesome photos Nick! Really cool chit right there.
     
  19. The third photo is awesome, nice rides you guys have!
     
  20. forty1fordpickup
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
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    forty1fordpickup
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    I thought your roadster was perfect when saw it a The Shop and the HAMB Drags last summer. I'd say it is beyond perfection now. The '32 shell and the brake change do it. Excellent workmanship!!
     
  21. What's your thoughts on the Bilsteins after driving it a while?
     
  22. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    I don't think I can make it back out there this year, but I'd sure like to!
    I agree with you on the Bilstiens -- MUCH better shocks than the SoCal ones I had previously.

    Thank you! Were you with Tom on the Bonneville/HAMB Drags trip?

    They seem to be a high quality shock and are much better than the SoCal ones I had previously. Definitely a price difference, but worth it. The Bilstiens are about $100 each.
     
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  23. Bulletnose26
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    Just now finished reading both threads.
    As others have said, your car keeps getting better.
     
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  24. I'm digging the backing plates as well, and have thought about bilsteins, as I have heard good things. Who did you get the shocks from?
     
  25. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    I bought them from Eshocks.com -- They seem to have the lowest prices...
    http://www.eshocks.com/bil_SRgr.asp
     
  26. forty1fordpickup
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
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    forty1fordpickup
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    "Thank you! Were you with Tom on the Bonneville/HAMB Drags trip?"
    That was me. Again, you have one beautiful roadster.
     
  27. Big Al
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
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    cool pics, anymore opf the deuce 3W?.
    Al.
     
  28. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Just curious, what rating are your front shocks?
     
  29. Not sure what your asking? I run lever shocks only.


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  30. Ha, I'm stupid.

    I thought this was a private message. Not to hip to the New Hamb yet. Hahaaaa.

    Carry on!


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