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Projects Mike Paul '30 Coupe Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Mike Paul, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Mike Paul
    Joined: Oct 10, 2003
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    First time out of the shop. From stock to this in 14 months. Still a long way to go but it's starting to take shape. I have to clearance the firewall a bit yet to get the body to slide ahead about 1.5" to center the rear wheel in the wheel well. In case you're not following me on facebook or instagram here's the details. 7" chop but only chopped the windshield 6" by cutting off the tops of the A pillars raising the header up into the roof behind the visor. 2" anti-section, sedan doors, reradiused the quarter windows. 1950 Cadillac 331/T-5 trans with 6x2's on a U-Fab intake I built. '32 heavy axle dropped by Titus, '36 split bones, '40 rearend, '37 pickup wide 5 brakes. This is my 2nd attempt at building a car like this, the first time I stalled and sold it to help pay for the house you see in the background. Not this time! IMG_2175.JPG IMG_2177.JPG IMG_2178.JPG IMG_2186.JPG IMG_2187.JPG IMG_2189.JPG IMG_2191.JPG IMG_2193.JPG IMG_2194.JPG IMG_2203.JPG IMG_2205.JPG
     
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  2. Mike Paul
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    Forgot to add to the list that it has or is going to have a '32 gas tank, '32 firewall, '32 wheel wells, and a '32 cowl vent. Titus keeps saying to me "instead of putting all these deuce parts on a Model A, why don't you just get a '32"? Lol
     
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  3. nice work, like the `32 stuff
     
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  4. sloppy jalopies
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    welcome mike,
    hammered hotrod !
    by anti-section do you mean raising the beltline 2" between it and the lower reveal ?
    gonna help with interior room...
     
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  5. wheeldog57
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    The sedan doors. . . Man, that is a great idea- more room to get in and makes it all longer to fit the new wheelbase. Brilliant!

    Sent from my E6810 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  6. sloppy jalopies
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    more to the tudor door swap than you might think...
     
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  7. UNSHINED 2
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    Kinda looks like a hot rod....Nice!
     
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  8. Lookin good Mike, hope to see it in person. :cool:
     
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  9. Mike Paul
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    Exactly. Removed the old subrails. Lowered them 2" and filled in the space with the new patch panels. There's a lot more work to it than that with structural work and stretching the doors but you get the idea.
     
  10. Mike Paul
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    IMG_2005.JPG IMG_2006.JPG IMG_2007.JPG IMG_2012.JPG IMG_2014.JPG IMG_2018.JPG IMG_2019.JPG
    Here's how I did the doors
     
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  11. Love what I'm seeing so far.:)
     
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  12. GASSERBOB
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    from USA

    Beautiful.
     
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  13. Nice job!
     
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  14. X2
     
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  15. The37Kid
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    Very nice project! Bob
     
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  16. sloppy jalopies
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    Having put a '30 coupe on '32 rails the body is too deep for the frame's kick...
    Mike's anti-section lifts the panel below the deck high enough to allow leaving the rearmost body and frame rails alone... good stuff...
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
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  17. Amatuer! Looks Great!
     
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  18. brady1929
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    Bad ass
     
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  19. 392
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    Ill second all the above posts. Nice
     
  20. waxhead
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    Nice work so far, looking good.
     
  21. catdad49
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    More than one way to solve a problem, Nice job!
     
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  22. Great work. :)
     
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  24. el Roach
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    Great looking rod!
     
  25. 1lucky1
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    Very nice,Who’s dash is that,Lucky
     
  26. Mike Paul
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    Brookville dash
     
  27. 1lucky1
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    Thanks,Which one is it,They make so many,Did it fit behind the rail or did you modify it,Thanks Lucky
     
  28. Mike Paul
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    they make it for a 30-31 model A closed car and it fits behind the stock dash rail
     
  29. alchemy
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    The car has good proportions and a neat combo of parts. I like it!
     
  30. 1lucky1
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