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Projects Model A coupe Hot Iron build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by rail job, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. rail job
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    Spring has finally sprung here in Michigan! Gotta say it feels good to start working instead of sitting around thinking about the car.

    About 30 hours and 20 sheets of 80 grit it's starting to look a bit more uniform. I can't wait to start painting and see my vision start to become reality.

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  2. rail job
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    Now that the weather has broke and I have a lot of time on my hands I've been quite busy on the car in an effort to finally make it to a sins of steel show with some friends.

    After a bunch more thought after getting the car down to metal and deciding what level of finish I wanted I decided to do a full somewhat temporary paint job instead of driving around in primer.

    Loving the look of a well worn car but anti faux finish I decided to recreate this car as a kid building his first racecar in the late 30's with a heavy emphasis on being a runner more than anything else.

    All primer and paint on the car was applied with a brush.

    IMG_20180424_210510_583.jpg

    Originally I was thinking black but decided to go with something close to commercial drab. In retrospect I should have went oil based instead of enamel. In the end it works as I was going for something a little brush stroke heavy so I'll live with it.

    Here are the first few layers to build some thickness once I sand down to a sheen.

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    Almost full coverage

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    Since it's a racecar it needed a number and a cool exhaust.

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    New seals on everything was worth the time.

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    With the body close it was time to raid my parts stash to add some boogey.

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    I really like the shell but the rad as a little thin so I used some headlight rivets and mesh to make it more pleasing.

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    Also added a bigger rear tire.

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    As she sits today after installing all the glass and other tidbits. Next up is to finish the body, interior, and a few other things. So....I guess I went a bit hard since my last post!

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    More to come.
     
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  3. madfish
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    @rail job
    Love this car. Hope you don't mind my subtle changes.

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  4. rail job
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    Thanks, man. I don't mind at all. In fact, I was kicking around an idea like that and need to install the hood!
     
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  5. rail job
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  7. Sounds great!
     
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  8. rail job
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    Thanks so much guys. I have a silencer in it I can tune incase I don't jive with the new 50 foot noise law we have in my area.
     
  9. 392
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    Kick ass little ride.
     
  10. rail job
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    Thanks!
     
  11. general gow
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    loved your T. this one is kick ass too.
     
  12. Duellym
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    I really dig the brush paint job, it looks surprisingly smooth to me. Nice car.
     
  13. rail job
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    Thanks General, just trying to build good stuff.:)
    It's a twenty footer for sure! If I used an oil based paint and sanded between coats the results would have been better but it wasn't what I was going for. It's brush stroke heavy for sure! I plan to explain the process and results in more detail once I post pics of the completed car.

    Thanks for digging it.
     
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  14. BeardedHombre
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    I seriously love this idea! Awesome ride my man!
     
  15. rail job
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    Thank you very much. It's getting closer to roadworthy every day!
     
  16. Jet96
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    "Jackstand Olympics" Haha I've got a couple projects that are medaling in that. I really like the simple hot rod vibe and the 4 banger is cool too!
     
  17. Hombre
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    Great little car, I really like the place you are taking it very cool. Madfish did a hell of a job not to have changed much, it would be a very good way to go as well.
     
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  19. rail job
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    I loathe the Olympics if it's my only ride. Thanks for digging it. I like them simple.
    Thanks. I have the hood on but I'm no sure about the stripe yet.
    Well, thank you! :)
     
  20. rail job
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    How she looks today after some more polishing and finished lettering. I chose my Grandmother's maiden name "Fike" because I felt the rear quarter needed something and added a logo to the hood from an old Trojan photo I found.

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  21. Proof it doesn't take a lot of money to make a great Hot Rod and a fun ride. Love it, you sir did a great job.
     
  22. rail job
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    Thank you. I greatly appreciate the kind words. Looks like I'm going to finally make the sins of steel show next week!
     

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