Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects Model A Woody Inspiration and Suggestions

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Scott Mannion, Mar 16, 2016.


  1. butterscotch.jpg
     
    catdad49, treb11, ct1932ford and 5 others like this.
  2. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 2,618

    sloppy jalopies
    Member

  3. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 14,193

    tb33anda3rd
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    that's nice but i think a wood door looks better.
     
    patmanta likes this.
  4. jleblanc31
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
    Posts: 128

    jleblanc31
    Member

    Im building one also just picked up the ABA v8 this weekend. Got a good cowl chassis. front and rear-end and T5 trans .would like to find a tri power intake and some aluminum heads and 16 inch wheels cheep. but I think I will get it running as is first worry about the fancy stuff after.
     

    Attached Files:

  5. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,111

    patmanta
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Woburn, MA
    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    Here's one I snapped at the Gathering of the Faithful this year (2018). No idea who built it but it was a nice, cimple, clean car. Personally, I would have given the roof some convex curving but the flat seemed to work out fine too.

    20181020_125444.jpg

    Here's a Huck I spotted at the New England Dragway swaps in the parking lot. I like the rain flaps on this one.

    20160828_110856.jpg
     
  6. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,630

    a boner
    Member

    image.jpeg Here is a pic (from a backwards t-shirt transfer) of the give-a-way car from the Louisville Nationals.....probably in the 80's. It's a simple design, which could be made using steel tube instead if the normal wood framing. Might have to use wood for the compound contoured roof shape, and skip the curved wheel arch by the back fender though. Might be able to use some paintable ABS type plastic instead of plywood for the inner sheeting......glued on the back of the tubing with panel adhesive. Looks like there would be a lot of surface area to wood grain, but the metal framing would serve as nice crash intrusion bars, if not a roll cage. Probably safer than most hot rods and would hold up to the weather better than varnished wood.
    Find a 29 Model A cowl off a sedan and buy some 1" x 3" or so steel tube. I challenge anyone to figure out a less expensive way to build a slicker and roomier more family friendly Model "A" Hot Rod.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2018
  7. dubnutty
    Joined: Jan 24, 2014
    Posts: 15

    dubnutty
    Member

    image.jpeg How about my current project. '29 was sitting in my parents backyard since '59. Just got it running and driven on it's own power in sixty years. Put a B motor and trans in it. Original engine was seized up good and needs rebuilding. Originally wanted to do a full restoration but I'm to excited about wanting to drive it. Need to finish some electrical work and some flooring and I'm gonna drive it like it is!
     
  8. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,527

    nunattax
    Member

    proportions are good
     
    a boner and 26 T Ford RPU like this.
  9. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,726

    31Apickup
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    The NSRA giveaway woodie in Louisville was in 1988, first Nats I drove the 31 pu to. Still have that T shirt.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    32fenderless and a boner like this.
  10. chev34ute
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 613

    chev34ute
    Member

    image.jpg image.jpg How about this one.
     

    Attached Files:

    jerseyboy and catdad49 like this.
  11. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 14,193

    tb33anda3rd
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    was it orange?
     
  12. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,726

    31Apickup
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  13. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,726

    31Apickup
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  14. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,630

    a boner
    Member

    Thanks for posting the pic, 31Apickup.....cool little woodie!
     
  15. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 541

    fourspd2quad
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I think this design is totally killer and could even be improved upon. I would raise the rear bottom of the wood "window" to line up with the bottom of door window . Then I would make the that horizontal wood trim piece match the profile on the door. This would make things flow better visually front to back and also give the car a meaner "chopped" look. I would also lose all the little bric-a-brac trim pieces and make the panel look more like how the '49-'51 Ford wagons are trimmed out. Any photoshop experts here willing to take a shot at that? BTW I think the black version looks killer. It really makes the wood stand out.
    eb-38_49woody-ksk_1.jpg
     
  16. Rocky72
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 154

    Rocky72
    Member
    from Pa.

    This one was down at Western Maryland Street Rod Roundup
     

    Attached Files:

  17. madfish
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 917

    madfish
    Member

  18. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 541

    fourspd2quad
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  19. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 541

    fourspd2quad
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  20. madfish
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 917

    madfish
    Member

    @fourspd2quad
    Not a big fan. Starting to look like a patch work quilt.

    beige surf wagon. Redux .jpg
     
    exterminator likes this.
  21. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 541

    fourspd2quad
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Yep I agree! Thanks anyway.
     
  22. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
    Posts: 321

    AmishMike
    Member

    Great idea & lots of helpful ideas in this post. Build to suit how you want to use it. Like “ol-stinky” prep post it’s metal framework then cover in wood to your design. If exposed screws use brass ( u polish ) or screw & modern glue wood to framework before trim pieces. Humped roof looks best & lots of stain/paint options. Go for it.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.