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Model A visor makes a great tail pan for a 34 Highboy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roadsir, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. I wanted something to clean up the factory flange on the '34. Last weekend at the swap meet I was looking a Model A visor and thought the width looked close, and with a little trimming it might fit.

    I removed all but about 2 1/2 inches, and ran it through the shrinker to get a little smile to it.

    The width is exact, no change in width required. I just need to put a stiffening bead or flange across the top and finish the ends a little.

    Here's a mock up


  2. Very interesting!

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  3. ratrodder34
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 2,219

    from Irvine,ky.

    I like it!!!!!!!!
  4. Cool, very creative.

  5. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,346

    Chuck R

    That really cleans up the tail, good eye and creativity. It really looks like a factory piece, like it was designed for that exact location.
  6. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,864


    "Hell yeah!"

    I wish it would fit as a tail pan for a Model A.
  7. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,056

    scrap metal 48

    Very cool and thinking 'outside the box'.. Way to go...
  8. fender lizard
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 164

    fender lizard
    from mcallen tx

    Wow, fits better than what some of the repo replacement panels fit! Very cool
  9. Awesome re-purposing!
  10. Man, that is a great fit. Good idea!
  11. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,264

    general gow
    Staff Member

    that's really neat.
  12. Good job. Thats kick ass engineering....
  13. That's defiantly thinking outside the box,,looks great. HRP
  14. snopeks garage
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 555

    snopeks garage
    from macomb MI

  15. Thanks guys, it saved quite a bit of fab time and still has more of an old Ford look.

    When I spotted it I did run out the car show to see if I could find a 34 coupe for reference, and right behind it was a model A. I didn't have a tape but with some eyeballing and hand measurements it looked like it was going to be close.

  16. Narrowed it would be pretty cool on the back of "A"

  17. manning
    Joined: Sep 21, 2013
    Posts: 2

    from mass.

    very kool....never leave for a swap meet without a tape measure.
  18. Damn! that's using the ole hat rack.
  19. WOW ____ Totally forgot that 1.
    Did that back in the 70's
    Now I know I'm gettin old
    Thanx for refreshing my memory
  20. Roadsir that looks real sharp. I didnt like the look of that flange either so l trimmed it off higher up where it rolls up under the pan and shaped the back of the wheel wells to match.
  21. Danshotrod
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 213


    That's a great idea I just might use that

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  22. I figured it wasn't necessarily a new idea.

    Let's see....If it was 1970, I was six and probably not paying too much attention to hotrods, but I was helping my dad a lot on race cars and go-carts, If it was 1979 I was 16 and I was definitely into hot rods by then but my focus was on different type of tail:D.


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