Register now to get rid of these ads!

Hot Rods Model A body on ‘32 chassis WITH FENDERS- Help!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RiffRaffRoadster, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 437

    RiffRaffRoadster
    Member

    Hey-it’s got “eyes” now! More assembly today. Tires are just rollers-well see how everything settles in before we pick final tire sizes.
    We have some issues with body and door alignment. Everything is “tweaked” so a lot of adjustment is still needed.
    I think the old original vinyl will look cool going back into the car...


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2020
    brad2v, slv63, Jim Bouchard and 3 others like this.
  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,570

    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

    Photos not loading but I’m excited to see its eyes!

    not unusual for them to need shims under the A pillar body mounts to get the doors aligned
     
  3. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 437

    RiffRaffRoadster
    Member

  4. Papas32
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
    Posts: 101

    Papas32
    Member
    from No.Ia.

  5. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,570

    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

    So awesome
     
    loudbang and RiffRaffRoadster like this.
  6. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,860

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Go Riff Go!!...a huge milestone is rapidly evolving as evidenced...thanks for the continuing updates...wait till you feel the power in that Vintage Hotrod...
     
  7. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 437

    RiffRaffRoadster
    Member

    Original dash surround (chromed) and original gauges ( except the temp gauge-had to replace that with a new one, and the Sun Tach is not operable -still trying to connect with a gauge specialist). This car was restored with the idea of keeping as much of the original car intact as possible. I will say with confidence that we kept it at least 90% original. H.A.M.B. friendly? I would say so...

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    brad2v, Blues4U, dwollam and 12 others like this.
  8. Aaron D.
    Joined: Oct 27, 2015
    Posts: 824

    Aaron D.
    Member

    Man you guys killed it on that one!!!
     
    loudbang and RiffRaffRoadster like this.
  9. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,923

    Dick Stevens
    Member

    I love how this has turned out and I suspect you are pleased to get it finished up following the way most of us recommended keeping it as it was when your Dad bought it!
     
  10. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,570

    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

    Man this is great. Running boards and interior and you’ll be crackling those pipes in some crisp fall air in no time!
     
    loudbang and RiffRaffRoadster like this.
  11. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,021

    big duece
    Member
    from kansas

    I still recommend https://williamsons.com/services for your tach conversion. Not a good source for batteries, but he can convert to 12v and have it hidden behind the tach head in the cup or in a dummy Sun transmitter box mounted on the firewall.
     
    loudbang and RiffRaffRoadster like this.
  12. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 437

    RiffRaffRoadster
    Member

    Deuce-I’ve emailed and left message but no response. I’ll keep trying-thanks.


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    loudbang likes this.
  13. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 437

    RiffRaffRoadster
    Member

    Um..oh, yeah-still need new exhaust installed!


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    loudbang and Tim like this.
  14. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,021

    big duece
    Member
    from kansas

    Its best to call him... he is pretty active on Instagram too
     
    RiffRaffRoadster likes this.
  15. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 437

    RiffRaffRoadster
    Member

    Question, HAMBers: we’re looking for the right replacement material to cover the running boards. It used to have ribbed rubber mat material. What is considered period correct for a ‘60’s build, or were there all kinds of materials used in the old days? There are some I’ve seen that are more “cross-hatched” rubber mat. Sources? Thanks


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    loudbang likes this.
  16. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,570

    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

    I know a friend used some pyramid shaped Rubber mats in his 32 that would give the cross hatched look.

    I want to say he got it threw McMaster car? But I’m sure if you putting in “pyramid rubber mat” it’s available all over.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  17. Riff, can't remember if your running boards are Model A or '32? There is all kinds of reproduction stuff available for both, but they are not interchangeable.
    Phil
     
    loudbang likes this.
  18. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 437

    RiffRaffRoadster
    Member

  19. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,021

    big duece
    Member
    from kansas

    Looks very nice! This entire thread makes me fell warm and fuzzy
     
  20. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,570

    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

  21. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 30,486

    loudbang
    Member

  22. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,570

    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

  23. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 437

    RiffRaffRoadster
    Member

    Well, we almost have a finished car! Took it for it’s maiden drive yesterday. A little rough around the edges but fun as hell. Sat on a folded up blanket on the plywood seat base. Interior and exhaust are the big items left, and experimenting with different wheels and tires. A lot of small details to call it “finished” ( if that’s even achievable). Can’t wait to take it to Ft. Sam Houston cemetery to show my Dad! More to come...
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    Vic Walter, ClarkH, brEad and 12 others like this.
  24. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,860

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER



    :rolleyes:...P-R-I-M-A-T-I-V-E

    The Essence of Model A

    I refer to mine as a Wagon with an Engine...327...yeah the ole smallblock punches Henry down the road purty Quick...

    Congrats and Good Times @RiffRaffRoadster...;)


     
  25. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 437

    RiffRaffRoadster
    Member

    It’s an ugly little thing, but it has character. Not really a “hot rod” - more like a “luke-warm rod”!


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    loudbang and Stogy like this.
  26. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,860

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Yeah its gotta be functional before Hotrod comes out to Play...especially these days...Gotta get the Seats in...are your final Front Tires Smaller and Narrower in profile?...I just looked back and I believe they are...;)
     
    loudbang and RiffRaffRoadster like this.
  27. RiffRaffRoadster
    Joined: Dec 24, 2018
    Posts: 437

    RiffRaffRoadster
    Member

    Stogy-yes, trying out different sizes before I go buy the final tires. Smaller, skinnier, lower profile for fronts...


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    ClarkH, loudbang and Stogy like this.
  28. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,880

    Blues4U
    Member
    from So Cal

    Awesome! Glad to see this coming together.
     
  29. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 30,486

    loudbang
    Member

    Dad's been looking down with a big grin watching your progress. :)
     
  30. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 737

    rod1
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    In less than 2 years.Very commendable.You came in took the advice of many builders on here, and ended up with something you ,your late Father,and your kids should be proud of. Mission Accomplished!
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.