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Hot Rods Model A roadster gets quarters

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by josh highley, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. josh highley
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    Here is my newest project. Car is owned by Mike Jenkins (Tracer55). 1930 Model A Roadster. I will be replacing both quarters and fixing any other bad spots in the metal. Actually a pretty nice body and solid. Subrails are in great shape. The quarters are really the only bad places on the car. At some point, someone grafted on partial coupe quarters. They overlapped all the joints and used full length patch panels and overlapped them. Not a very smooth fix.

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    I built an inner sub structure to hold everything in place and cut off the quarters.
     

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    Both quarters are off

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    Mike came over today. He sandblasted and painted everything that will be under the new quarters.

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    Here is a shot of the new quarters from Brookville Roadster.

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    Back end is coming along. I wanted to get the deck lid on and opening before I hung the quarters back on it. Both lower rain gutter corners were shot, so I made a couple. Kept them simple.

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    I forgot to take a picture of it, but everything is together inside the back panel. Added the latch. Deck lid opens and close and everything is square. Almost ready to start working on the quarters.

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    i like the wheel tire combo :) maybe a little bigger in the rear
     
  16. josh highley
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    Def needs a little more rubber rake! :)
     
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    I fought the pass side quarter for a day, before I realized the problem. I took for granted that everything was in the right place before I cut off the old quarters. I made sure everything was square and built the inner skeleton.........wrong. The upper panel had sunk down about an 1". I had to cut out all the inner braces and start over. Pushed the panel up and locked it in place. Everything fit much much better.

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    I fought the pass side quarter for a day, before I realized the problem. I took for granted that everything was in the right place before I cut off the old quarters. I made sure everything was square and built the inner skeleton.........wrong. The upper panel had sunk down about an 1". I had to cut out all the inner braces and start over. Pushed the panel up and locked it in place. Everything fit much much better.

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    Very nice work.

    Do the Brookville quarters always come untrimmed or did you get a price break by ordering raw stampings?
     
  21. The37Kid
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    Nice work! My Roadster body is in pieces, has been for years. Just last week I noticed the cowl is out of shape. With it on a dead level table, I placed a framing square on the door post,s passenger side has a real bad lean. Plan now is to work from the firewall back and check everything. Thanks for the motivation! Bob
     
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    They are called first stamps. You can buy either way. Depends on what you need.
     
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    I don't have any valuable input here but I just wanted to say this is a great thread. I wish every thread was just good, straightforward, tech like this.
     
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    You have the right idea. I would build it on a flat table. Work from front to back. Good luck on it!
     
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    Both quarters are tacked in place and ready for final welding.

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    I went ahead and hung the doors. Just to makes sure everything lined up in the front.

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