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Model A doors

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fred56, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. fred56
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 55


    I have a 28 Model A coupe and don't like the look of the doors overlapping the body. Does anyone have any experience in modifying the doors and openings to fit flush?
    Thanks Jerry
  2. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,679


    Part of the charm of a Model A, flush fit doors tend to look wrong.
  3. I couldn't have said it better myself.
  4. onlychevrolets
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 2,307


    Gotta agree with them guys...they know what looks right

  5. Kustom Dick
    Joined: Nov 8, 2009
    Posts: 169

    Kustom Dick
    from Finland

    ...and remove sun visor and put '32 grille shell and then say it's a deuce, NOT! But everybody can do what they want to do their own car... I saw one '30-'31 tudor with that modification and it looks too "clean" to be model A and hitech....
  6. fred56
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 55


    Thanks for the info. From what my buddies are saying and what you guys just said I am going to be happy with what I have.

    Thanks again
  7. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    it was ok for Henry..Im down with that.
    besides why make it look like anything it wasnt?

    dare i say it looks traditional;)
  8. Aside from making it look like a streetrod, the flush doors would be a major exercise, time that's better spent on other things, IMO.
  9. djust
    Joined: May 31, 2006
    Posts: 1,230

    from Oklahoma

    Good decision
  10. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    And oh yeah, it's the visor and the vertical A pillars that make the "A" cooler looking than the '32.
  11. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,677

    Member it makes aligning the doors easier...there's a lot of forgiveness with the overlap.
  12. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,989


    And not to mention, a model A body (even a reasonably reinforced one) isn't really very rigid. You'd be knocking the paint off those fancy flush-fit edges over every other bump.
  13. 28hiboy
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 401

    from Milton, Fl

    Seen a roadster done like that. They then look alot like a glass body then. Then again, it's your car and you should do as you wish.
  14. DdoubleD
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 225

    from Michigan

    Could preach a month of Sundays on that one! K.I.S.S rule for me.
  15. I flush fit Mine and think it looks great!;) IMO

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