The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Chris, Jan 3, 2009.
Long time in the making but getting close to finishing
It's a perfect night in a wisconsin to to get some much needed shop time in
Mr K. you trying to corner the market in Model A's? Here is a shot of my in process 31. Pulling body off frame in a few days for final welding and finish work before starting into the paint process. Been on this about 1 year now.
My project in progress.
Looking real good!
My neighbor and I had our Model A's out today...
Looks like a good day for Model A's!
Nice stack of Model A's!
This is mine in the very early stages.
Going hiboy on the next project.
Just put a top on mine...
Nice, I like it.
@lurch13 what is the set-up giving you this frame height? I love the stance. To me, the only thing missing is a little taller tire in the rear... but that's me. Anyway, great roadster.
New to HAMB and loving this post! I just found this jewel sitting in a barn, same owner for 60 years. It's a late 31 Cabriolet so don't hate on it too much but I'm thinking of keeping it on its A frame like these. What do you think?
I guess I should throw mine in the ring now that it's a real roadster and not a coupster.
Here's mine. Gathering parts to put a 59a flathead with a quickchange in it.
As mine sits today requiring plumbing and wiring...
What's been done to your chassis to get it sitting like this, and do you maybe have a side view of it?
Love the stance!
I bought this project about two years ago from a friend. He had bought the frame and suspension parts from Steadfast Manufacturing in the state of Ohio. I have not modifies any of those parts to this point in the build. Tires are 5.50 x 15s in the front, 8.20 x 15s in the rear.
Sorry for late response, I'm on vacation in Asia.
I think it's sitting pretty low so I was thinking the frame has a kick up in the back?
It is not what I would consider a kick up, but it is different than stock. It uses a 40 ford spring in the back, and they are a lot flatter than a Model A, and that makes it set much lower. This picture is off Steadfast MFG facebook photo album. As you can see the welds are incredible. If you can get on there you will find lots of pictures of their work.
Looks like it's stepped one frame height as I've done on mine. I've liked them on Facebook and will look thru their albums when I come back home. Thanks for your help!
Awesome thread, love those A roadsters, thanks for posting the cool pics!
It's nice to see so many undropped axles here. What are you all doing for shocks, is there a consensus on what works best for an early 40s-styles car?
Love me a Roadster!
Mine is slowly getting there. Just unsure of the grill shell still
My pick is the Model A grill
What has been done to get the rear down on this car, frame Z'd?
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