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Model A Hemi-Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dv8, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. dv8
    Joined: Apr 15, 2001
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    dv8
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    It's finally finished...but I still have a couple of bugs to work out...nothing major.

    I'm REALY happy with the way it came out!

    I bought the body a couple of years ago at the swapmeet on the spur of the moment....I allready had two model A coupe's...but THIS was a '29!!! (I'm sick but most of you understand)

    I took it straight to my buddy Ralph's shop. He's an expert fabricator, and bodyman. I had a 331 Hemi that I had picked up previously, so it all fell into place to build a Hemi-powered A coupe. I wanted it 60's style, with chrome, and a flashy paintjob and interior. Me and MBL can build a hot rod, but not to the level Ralph can! He made a custom frame, and I layed down what all I wanted the car to be. It came out better than I had hoped, and just exactly what I wanted!

    Me and MBL were building my '29 truck, while Ralph was working on the coupe, as well as his coupe. I think my 60's style ideas were influencing him by the looks of his car!

    I would go to Ralph's after work, and on weekends alot, to check progress, and do some grunt work. (I almost died one hot saturday, tearing down the hemi, and stripping, and cleaning it!)

    It sounds sweet, and runs, and drives sweet too. I'm happy!


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    The Lineup...My truck, and MBL's Roadster.




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    Some 'artsy' shots...


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    Ralph's coupe...

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  2. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    great lookin' A coupe - I like the color and the hemi. Good work.
     
  3. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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    Very nice.. you did good.
     
  4. Sweet car great work
     
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  5. Awsum car,is that a edmunds intake?
     
  6. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,320

    manyolcars

    I have a 392 in a big heavy 47 Mercury.
    isss veery powerful.
    inna coupe?
    yer gonna die!
    :)
     
  7. PollockzRodz
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
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    Freakin killer you got it dead on with the traditional style man very good job. Nice color to really pops
     
  8. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
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    Nice job on the car. Nothing like and old ford and a Hemi.
     
  9. ratstar
    Joined: Feb 22, 2005
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    DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats a kick ass little car!
     
  10. Nice....really like the color...

    Oh and the HEMI!
     
  11. dv8
    Joined: Apr 15, 2001
    Posts: 1,097

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    Thanks guys!

    It's a Hemi-powered go-cart for sure!

    It's an Edmunds intake...it runs REAL smooth.

    -Jon
     
  12. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
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    nice and clean ! COOL !
     
  13. Nice one Jon, looks killer. The color looks great well done, I love Tims 'T' also.
     
  14. cheddar
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
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    from missouri

    nice coupe, one of the best i've seen!
     
  15. dv8
    Joined: Apr 15, 2001
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    Thanks guys!
     
  16. MBL
    Joined: Mar 14, 2002
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    Here are some more pics of coupe and one of the T at the ranch.

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    Tim
    MBL
     
  17. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Oh man.....I can't wait to see this in person....another '60's Style REAL HotRod in Florida ! ......WOW.....it's spot-on, you have really nailed it.
    Congradulations.
     
  18. soberTOOLman
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
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    Nice ride! i hope you can bring it up to Spring Hill one thursday night to meet the lot of us Poor Boys.

    I do have a question though. Are you really that tall that you needed to make the roof higher than it was origionally? Just kidding man. Its a nice rarity to see an unchopped A.
     
  19. Vance
    Joined: Jan 3, 2005
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    from N/A

    That is b e a utiful!!!!

    Vance
     
  20. Wyle E Coyote
    Joined: May 24, 2006
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    Great Job, you've got something to be proud of there.
     
  21. MBL
    Joined: Mar 14, 2002
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    Yeah...I have to admit that I'm not really a huge fan of the 60's style rods...I mostly dig the 30's through the early 50's...but I have to say this thing is killer. Those open pipes sound just right. Pics don't do the color justice...you have to see it out in the sun and in person.

    Tim
    MBL
     
  22. hotrod mike
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    WOW! That's a stunner. It's nice to see an unchopped "A". Hope we get a chance to see it one of these days. Hats off to all concerned with this build. Mike
     
  23. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    from Minnesota

    Your Hemi Coupe is neat, Cool Trio pictured there. The 26 got the look
     
  24. MBL
    Joined: Mar 14, 2002
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    Well as far as the chop is conserned...Jon is too tall. :) and so is Ralph. :) I'll chop mine when I get to building a coupe, as I have no such height requirements. :)

    We will try and get up to see you Poor Boys soon..I think Jon just needs to get the coupe registered.
    Tim
    MBL
     
  25. DYNODANNY
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
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    Hey that night shot sure looks cool, any more build pictures? sure would like to see them. Great job!
     
  26. MBL
    Joined: Mar 14, 2002
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    I am sure that Jon has quite a few build pics..he'll probably post some tonight. The lighting in that old shop is great for night time shots...I just have to get a tripod to hold still. And get used to how the camera works...
    Tim
    MBL
     
  27. Roothawg
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  28. roosters hot rods
    Joined: Oct 21, 2006
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    very sweet ride there...can't wait to see it in person,its great to see a 60's style rod close to home......rooster
     
  29. Sinner
    Joined: Nov 5, 2001
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    Do you need any help driving them to the nats in October??
    I'll help....
    Seriously though, that car is bad ass!!!
    I can't wait to see it.
    I gotta come down there one of these days soon.
     
  30. MBL
    Joined: Mar 14, 2002
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    Yeah dude..you need to get down to the ranch...and we might just need some assistance getting all the cars to the Nats.
    Tim
    MBL
     

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