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Projects model A coupe build from Down under New Zealand

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by whitewallwilly, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. whitewallwilly
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 205


    Unfortunately Probably not,Got a lot going on at the moment,cheers
  2. whitewallwilly
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 205


    Thanks for the comments
    Still got a few small jobs to do ,but pretty much there,
    drives,stops and steers great,good wipers and lights,
    So the kids will be able to drive it no worries
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  3. whitewallwilly
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 205


    So today was rear nerf bar day,was trying to figure on how to make support brackets that looked ok ,came up with tis to bolt up under the rear body lower flange 9036CB7E-C5C3-4318-8BD8-0E5B11409373.jpeg

    and a bonus was my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter Giving me a hand ,,beats playing with dolls,,,
    A friend who pretty slick at stainless welding made up the rear nerf bar out of stainless 1” tube and forming the bends to mirror the lower outer body radius’s B49C2101-CB12-4B27-834A-D8D5523D34F0.jpeg

    cut and shaped the two brackets 045E7235-9416-4DB5-85B6-15964C4564E6.jpeg

    The nerf bar will sit off the body by 1/4” and will sit about 3/4” above the lower body edge,,
    Still undecided on how to finish the 2 ends,,,rounded,tapered,
    , ,I need to have a look at a few examples 9DD5F171-D493-4D1F-95A3-5CFB4D71FDBB.jpeg
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  4. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,078


    Looks good !
    Advantage with stainless steel is that you can polish it up really nicely to look like chrome, yet cheaper.
    Are you going to metal polish the brackets or paint them ?
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  5. whitewallwilly
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 205


    Hi Clem,
    I’m going to polish the brackets and tube ,,,then coat it in Sharkhide Metal Protectant,,I’ve used this on a lot of alloy and stainless parts and it seems to work great
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  6. whitewallwilly
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 205


    Been really busy on outside house projects with spring and daylight savings started,,
    Finally finished the rear nerf bar,with the help of a buddy finishing the fab and welding,

    l have been driving the shit out of the car,In the rain and at night as well,
    I’m really happy with steering,braking,handling ,lights ,wipers etc ,and general performance ,I reckon I might have another go at trying to get the rear suspension riding a little bit softer,
    I don’t want to compromise the ride height ,so will need to think things through before ripping another leaf out,,,,,,,I’ve had a few passengers ride with me and they all say it’s not to bad, an that they have ridden in model A’s a lot worse,
    Our New Zealand roads are not that flash in comparison to the freeways I’ve driven in USA,,with main our state highway 1 ,resembling a back country road that’s had little maintenance in 20 years,, B55B2DD9-9A67-47FF-9ABB-9FFF1BDD97A6.jpeg
    All buffed an polished 9E6C3F15-34F8-48CD-BBD1-F78B65EBA379.jpeg Final fitting,pretty happy with the result 10623FAA-3B09-40C9-8A6F-3CEEA3BBAA2D.jpeg

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  7. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,776

    from Raytown Mo

    Dang that turned out nice. Is it stainless or did you plate it?

    never mind scrolled up land found it lol
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  8. whitewallwilly
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 205


    Hi Tim,
    Stainless tube,,,an a little buff an polish on my home handyman bench grinder/polisher
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  9. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
    Posts: 689


    Great build and thread. You’ve given me a lot of good ideas for my future build. Glad you’re having a ball driving it.
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  10. whitewallwilly
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 205


    Just catching up on what I’ve been up to over the last few months,,
    Plenty of miles getting clocked up,
    Car is running great,an had full oil change,engine gearbox an diff

    The Model A got a feature in the monthly New Zealand Hot Rod Magazine publication ,as below,


    The photo shoot was at my home in the Whiskey Flats Speed Shop Garage 04CD9675-82A6-4B75-93FE-5013057C7082.jpeg

    pretty stoked to get this featured C9A1D73C-86E8-4EC7-841A-DE72EF0A81FA.jpeg

    Next up was a blast down the Amsfield Dragstrip/airfield in Tokoroa,
    Car ran well an more than happy with times etc for a little ol 283 cu in with 2 barrel carb and 3.19 diff an 31inch tall tires 5D8B22BC-43E5-4FB4-B8C5-EC7F39C4FC9E.jpeg

    Best mph 82.83; and et 16:356,all my runs were round 16.3s and 82 mph

    Next up was a photo shoot an feature in The “New Zealand Rodder“,
    This is a half yearly publication and is of the same caliber And quality as The Rodders Journal ,

    Again the photo shoot was done at home in the Whiskey Flats Shop 22444D86-6D14-4AA5-B025-99BEB7B0CAB6.jpeg

    Next up was Whakatane Rod and Custom Club garage run ,my shop was one of the garages visited by the club, 81020FC8-B03C-41C2-860A-BF05EAC9751E.jpeg We went and checked a few more garages out to see how progress was going on members projects,with prisegiving at the local Matata Hotel E5035AE1-8AFA-4893-910A-EF8E6F705A13.jpeg

    Next up was last week, The Jaolpy Dustup at the Waihi Dirt Track Speedway,,
    A great turn out with a great mix of old hot rods,Jaoplies,Stockcars and speedway midgets 939B48D4-6241-4EA8-B9DB-CEC09D87FA11.jpeg racing was great fun F991A24D-1DBF-4E4D-8EC4-E1D1FA080159.jpeg

    a low key event for both racers and spectators 7EF14B76-B2D4-4A93-9E0C-308260C2E5F1.jpeg

    Vintage stockcars were great to watch ,and the racing was close D4F992A1-9EA6-45D5-8D85-C79A13F04248.jpeg

    A few practice laps 8F38AFA7-C7B9-48DC-A24A-D109B42DDCD9.jpeg

    The scenery couldn’t be much better,that the Pacific Ocean in the background,
    A Durrant against a T, 2832205E-39F3-442A-8EC4-7D4CE337DD70.jpeg

    Some cool hot rods,all getting thrashed C9B4D66D-0E8D-44D2-82CC-DBE7C193E9BB.jpeg

    Cool roadster getting it done

    Squeak Bell peddling the 39 4370C947-4631-4EE0-B358-EE0A23D6C60D.jpeg

    No major problems except a rooted starter motor,,so push starts for the rest of the day,including a couple of push starts on the trip home,
    The car is now all washed ,cleaned an starter repaired ,,,Ready for this coming a weekend, E0011B63-E9E9-4E02-A8B2-B6FC3C86F6B0.jpeg

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  11. fegsta
    Joined: May 17, 2020
    Posts: 245


    Looks like your having to much fun. Keep posting any more cruises and shows you attend with that sweet looking A. Its good for the soul to see you out and about. TIM.

    Sent from my KOB-L09 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  12. whitewallwilly
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 205


    No worries Tim,,I don’t need any excuses to drive it,since April I’ve clocked just over 3500 miles,
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  13. Awesome job and accomplishment. Way to go
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  14. scoop
    Joined: Jul 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,281


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  15. whitewallwilly
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 205


    Thanks for the compliment,it’s a great feeling to build a hotrod over a period of time, doing what you can yourself,asking mates to help out when there’s something your unsure of how to go about it,Finding info on sites like this,then seeing the project Finally come together ,and then be able use the car to enter into drags,shows,cruises,even go get the groceries,
    And the biggest bonus is meeting all the like minded people along the way ,,
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  16. Nice work Pete, great car you built.
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  17. whitewallwilly
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 205


    Thank you
  18. Well done and deserved Willy :)
  19. nosford
    Joined: Feb 7, 2011
    Posts: 212


    Great car and quite an accomplishment! Your pictures make me want to move to New Zealand, looks like there is a very active rod culture there that knows how to have fun!
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  20. guzzler
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 5

    from Wairarapa

    So good to see you having the satisfaction of giving your A a good fangin around the dirt track after building it up yourself !
    COOOOOOL !!!!
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  21. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,982


    You've built a great hot Rod Pete, I tip my hat to you.
    PLEASE ... continue to enjoy it everyday my friend.
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