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Projects **Malcolm Model A Roadster Build**

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

  1. nvr2lo
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
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    nvr2lo
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    Nice work. Congrats , always nice to get a good response after all the hard work.
    Kenny
     
  2. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    I forgot to post a photo of the door before the patch panel...
    Have no clue why someone cut it up like this :confused:


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  3. 1/2done
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
    Posts: 587

    1/2done
    Member
    from Ohio

    Man, I'm impressed! That door panel looks great! I can't bead roll for shit.
     
  4. Door panels look great Nick I like the fact that with help from friends you are building your roadster.....can't wait for the rest you still doing the late model Mustang green?
     
  5. chopt top kid
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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    chopt top kid
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    Kudo's on the inner door panel... That thing rocks!!!
     
  6. patman
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
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    patman
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    Maybe someone cut it out so they could do some dent removal on the door skin? Just a guess...
     
  7. stlcrzn
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
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    stlcrzn
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    Hey Nick the door looks great. Keep up the good work.
     
  8. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    probably a race car door, Mine were the same.
     
  9. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
    Member
    from Nebraska

    That's a thought, but they sure butchered it!


    Yeah, my first thought is that they were trying to shave weight, but it sure did make the doors flimsy. Also, by looking at the subrails and some other areas on the body (that were also butchered), this car could've been some sort of crude drag car or something...
     
  10. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    This weekend I installed the driver's side door latch, striker, and inner door patch panel....

    Still some work to do on both doors, but they latch and fit nicely and are MUCH better than before!



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  11. Greezy
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    Finally caught up on this thread. Looking good Nick.
     
  12. 30TudorSedan
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    30TudorSedan
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    Coming along nicely!
     
  13. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    Those door panels look amazing.
     
  14. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    TexasSpeed
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    Looking great!


    iPhone - TJJ App
     
  15. Fomocokid
    Joined: Aug 1, 2009
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    Fomocokid
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    from Rapid City

    Doing a great job. Keep it up. Dash is my favorite part
     
  16. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Thanks alot, guys! After doing one door latch/striker and patch panel, the second one didn't go too bad.

    Next on the agenda is finishing up the fuel tank mounts, filling in the bulkhead "X" behind the seat with sheet metal, and starting on the floor...
     
  17. Just in case anybody cares, the color Malcolm mentioned is Legend lime on the 05 and 06 mustangs. The VW color is different.
     

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  18. Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Worked on the 'bulkhead' sheet metal panels today....


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  19. ScottV
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
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    Hey everybody ... Nick is showing off how talented he is ....


    AGAIN !!!! :p

    As usual you continue to amaze me, this ride is awesome now, what will it be when it is finished !!!???!!!
     
  20. thewildturkey46
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    from Rice, MN

    Looking good Nick...............see you at LARS?? Dale
     
  21. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    Great work man!!! Its a great build to watch!!! :)

    Nick, put a steering wheel on the BR, you get such better control, not only on the line but while you're holding the metal and running straight lines... :)
     
  22. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    I wish I could make it out there, Dale... Maybe next year!


    Thanks alot, Ian... means alot, coming from you. That Caddy is coming along nicely and I see you've been rolling some beads, yourself :)

    Funny that you mention a steering wheel, because that is EXACTLY what I want/need to do. The last photo I posted doesn't show all of the imperfections. It's hard to run a straight, consistent line with that hand crank :eek:
     
  23. Beautiful Work Nick!!! It's great to see this dream come together. Keep it up! :cool:
     
  24. Damn Nick! This is really looking great! I have an extra wheel I'd be willing to give up for the bead roller. It makes a huge difference ( though I still cant roll a straight line, ha!) Let me know.
     
  25. hechtspeed
    Joined: Nov 24, 2009
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    hechtspeed
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    Any updates, big or small?
     
  26. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    A little update of sorts....

    I did make some good progress during the last few months, but I've decided to slow down a little and enjoy the summer.

    A few different things have influenced this decision.

    --My last update (above) shows the bulkhead panel that I made. Well, it might look good in that photo, but I'm not happy with it, so it will get cut out and re-done. Getting in a bit of a hurry (with a quickly approaching deadline) can cause things to NOT be done to the best of your (my) abilities.
    --SO, no more deadlines. I know I'm not the only one that's been through this :) Of course, I will continue to work on this and make progress. It will happen when it happens. Deadlines can certainly take the fun out of this hobby!



    I switched gears and tore into the engine I'm using (not the one sitting in the car). Looks like it will need a quick honing, re-ring, crank turned, all new bearings, gaskets, etc. Nothing major, but it $till add$ up! I also have a Trickflow Stage 1 cam with matched valve springs that will go in it. Pretty much the same engine that I ran in my '62 Galaxie. That little 302/T5 pulled the Galaxie around great and was fun to drive, so the same combo should be a blast in this Roadster!


    Also, always 'needing' something fun to ride or drive during the summer, I decided to hop back on a motorcycle. It's already been four or five years since I sold my other bikes. Looked around some and was leaning towards a Triumph Bonneville Thruxton. Earlier this week I decided to go take a look at a Ducati. One ride on it and I was hooked! What a great bike!
    2007 Ducati M695 Monster:

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    I'll continue to post Roadster updates, it just won't be as often. :)
     
  27. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
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    Royalshifter
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    from California

    Looks great nick....I told you Hot Rods will change your life.
     
  28. hechtspeed
    Joined: Nov 24, 2009
    Posts: 101

    hechtspeed
    Member

    As I'm sure all of us readers are a little bummed, we totally know and understand why the bike purchase and slight slow down on the deadlines for the roadster. In the end, it will make a happier Nick and a better roadster. Keep it safe on the Duc' man and post pics of any mods you do to the bike (c'mon, you know you've got some ideas up your sleeve on how to personalize it haha)
    Chris
     
  29. hisel76
    Joined: Dec 31, 2009
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    i hate to hear your slowing down but understand. i did the same thing by setting a deadline and it almost took all the fun out of it. it will at least give me give me some time to catch up hahaha
     
  30. Hey Nick...Jimmy V used a 60s chevy pickup steering wheel on his bead roller....works a LOT smoother than the old hand crank for straighter beads but it's too skinny...hurts your hands after awhile If you're interested I'll donate an original model A steering wheel for your roller. These wheels have a nice, big fat ring to grab with your hands. It's yours if you want it. No comment on the bike. {remember Rob Lee's "adventure" on his bike?..almost killt him}
     

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