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Model A project Pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blair, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Blair
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
    Posts: 361

    from xx

    I figured that it is probably time to show some pictures of what I've been working on. I've got a coupe body that came from Sawracer here on the Hamb, which is going on this chassis.

    It's a 283 with a solid comp cam in it, 4x2 manifold w/chrome 97's and a mallory dizzy. Saginaw 4 speed, 40 rear with an open-drive conversion that I built, 40 brakes and spindles, 4 inch drop axle, old chrome hairpins. 39 cross steer box and column, F1 pedals. The frame is a 30-31 AA truck frame shortened with a curved kickup that I built with a 35-40 rear crossmember in the back. The tank is model T from The Hot Rod Company. The wheels are also 40 ford, 7.50x16 in the rear and 6.50x16 in the front.





  2. VanHook
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 244


    Lookin good! I also dig yer pickup in the back ground!
  3. Erik B
    Joined: Sep 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,941

    Erik B

    Cool! Kind of what I'm doing for my 29 pick up. What is the capacity of the fuel tank? I think I'll run an oval tank up on the vertical axis and I think I can get on from Rootlieb set up that way. I have a 327 that I'm painting and dolling up along with a new dropped I beam axle assembly and Buick brakes from Riley Automotive. Great deal from them with the Alliance discount!

    I'm missing that Cali sunshine!

    Good job! Please show more! -Erik
  4. Blair
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
    Posts: 361

    from xx

    If I remember right the tank was about 10 gallons. Really not that big, but I don't mind stopping to get gas. The Hot Rod Company sells mounts to put the tank how you are thinking of doing it. He's an Alliance member too.

  5. Sawracer
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,314

    from socal

    That frame is very well thought out and well executed. It looks like Ford did it. Gonna be a nice car. Yes, Wiley had the last passenger side qtr panel to save my old coupe. I tried hard to save that body, It feels good to know someone saved it.
  6. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,542

    from California

    Lookin very nice and racey!!
  7. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,347


    Lots of nice work there. I especially like the curved kickup. Is the frame pretty heavy? I'm guessing it's pretty thick compared to a car frame??
  8. Blair
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
    Posts: 361

    from xx

    1/4" thick. Thats why I didn't box it except for at the front where the motor mounts are. I like it because then the fuel lines/brake lines etc are in the channel, it looks more old-timey. I tried to not use any box tubing because I don't think it looks right, even if you have to get under the car to see it.
  9. tikidiablo
    Joined: Nov 10, 2004
    Posts: 853

    from so cal

    Looks Good Wiley!
  10. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,065


    i wanna see the rest

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