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Model A roadster is a roller *updated 12/10/09*

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. I figured I would start another thread on this as the first one was pretty exhausted.

    I got the front crossmember cut and the engine mounts in. I also got the frame squared and tacked in the center crossmember. I was going to make it a bolt in unit...but after thinking about it for a month decided to make it stationary. It needs finish welded of course, but the engine is sitting in, square and level. I'm going to work on getting the rear end in it so I can have a true roller :D

    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
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  2. trad27
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,139


    Looking good, looks like you got half a roller. Keep us posted
  3. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,650


    So, besides the V8 and trans, what else is changing on the car? Looks like different axle and wheels? Going for a later time period now?
  4. McFly
    Joined: Oct 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,168


    Very nice...are you gonna run steelies on this version?

  5. Yes, running a 32 heavy axle and a 33/34 wishbone and a 37-40 rear end. It will also have hydrallic brakes but will still run the wire wheels. Wheels on it now are just some junky rollers. It will be a little later build, mid 40's instead of mid 30's.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  6. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Awesome Chris!!! That thing is going to look killer. Anyone ever run spokes out back and steelies up front like you seen in all the immediate post war books? Always have been a fan of it but afraid it would look R-Roddy. I am sure if it was done on a simple car like this it would make complete sense. They used to do that for the 18" spoked wheel out back for better gearing right?

    Your brother's coupe is mighty rad also.
  7. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,728


    wow already dont waste time huh .....great..
  8. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    from Scotland

    Hurry up and get the rear end in Chris,it looks like a wheel barrow!LOL:D
    Seriously,great work,subscribing.
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 166


    Looking good! I am working on a 30' roadster right now. Have any pictures of the roadster?

  10. Yeah, I think gearing would be the advantage there...If I had more money I'd like to have a set of solids and the wires. Then I could switch to another type and the whole attitude of the car would change.

  11. Your right, looks a little front end busy now!!!
  12. Heres what it looked like before I tore it down...

  13. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    You do neat stuff! What you gonna do with the wishbone? It would be cool to keep it intact. Just wanted to say I dig on your coupe as well, I've always wanted one similar. Too many projects now but maybe someday. Keep up the good work!
  14. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 7,072


    Sweet!:cool: Now you can make it "do the wheelbarrow" around the shop!
  15. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,221

    from Bozeman,MT

    Hey Chris, I dug through my stash and couldn't come up with a decent gauge cluster. Everything I have is brown and crusty. Did the oval show up yet?
  16. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    Chris, You are the MAN, simple as that!


  17. Yeah Dude, just got it! Looks great, I'm working on it right now :D Thanks for looking for the oval!!!
  18. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Looooooking goooooood!!! Your almost duplicating what I did in 1960 when I was 16 years old. Only mine was a '29 coupe and the engine was out of the 1947 school bus that I rode to school in on my first day in school on Sept 1,1950. Keep the progress reports coming, I'm having a good time watching yours come to fruition.

  19. MIKE47
    Joined: Aug 19, 2005
    Posts: 987

    from new jersey

    Looking nice Chris!
  20. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    I wouldn't be surprised if you stumbled on a set soon somewhere in that garage that you forgot about in all this collecting that you have done in the last 6 months.:D
  21. fiveohnick2932
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 905

    from Napa, Ca.

    I love your roadster! Dig the 21 stud!

  22. Naw, I think I know pretty much everything that I have...and good spare tires I don't!
  23. oldebob
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
    Posts: 782

    from Spokane WA

    Check out "corngrower32" thread... 18"x6" homemade. Pretty clever! Corrie's A looks good. Wheres the 34 coupe?
  24. 29 bones
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,138

    29 bones
    from so cal

    love all your post,keep the pictures rolling in
  25. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,510


    yup. love it so far..
  26. Went and got my rear end out of storage for this buggy. It's a nice, clean and non-leaky rear end. I wanted to use a nice one so I won't have to tear it apart. I also got to try out my new drum puller I got at a yard sale last weekend. Man, did it ever work dandy. Rear end looks excellent.

  27. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    from Scotland

    WTF?Get that alloy wheel away from that rear end!
    You trying to give us old fuckers a heart attack?!
    Where's my medcation?LOL:D:D
  28. KUZTOM
    Joined: May 6, 2008
    Posts: 909


    Marks gunna need a jump start after that...............:p
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,602


    looks great Chris I need to get another A so I can put my flathead in it.
  30. Looking good Chris....Ill say it again - damn i love that roadster !!


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