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Hot Rods My 1929 Model A Tudor Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fiftee3, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Fiftee3
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 50

    Fiftee3
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    Hello all,
    Been doing a lot of searching here. Taking it all in. My first two posts were helpful and thanks to all. I took first maiden run up the street today, twice! Have insurance but no plates yet.So I am titling this as my build because it is. Don’t follow along just yet as it will be a slow start. Very slow. But I wanted a specific post so I could update as I progress. I originally wanted a 29 for so long to chop, fenderless etc. but after my first post a couple said to do old school fine red rod and I’m starting to think, I like. As I said before I’m a Chevy guy so this is all new to me. I like the Winters banjo rear end, want 16” wheels, smoothies or possibly Ford spokes, white walls, sitting a little lower in front, want tires to fill fenders, not sure about engine, we’ll see.
    Anyway, here’s my recently acquired new project...



    Found these in a search, really like the first one, with possibly a chop like second pic.
    Thanks for looking....

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  2. pkhammer
    Joined: Jan 28, 2012
    Posts: 244

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    Good luck with your build Phil! Model A's make great hot rods no matter how you build them. Both pics you posted are cool but I really like the first one.
     
  3. Fiftee3
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 50

    Fiftee3
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    I probably should hold off till I’m further ahead, but I have to post. It’s 48 degrees here in Bridgewater NJ today. Been driving my 29 Banger as is and loving it! Have had many hot rods in my life but drivin around at 35mph is way too cool! Just got many thumbs up from a few Harley riders. Makes me miss my 2 wheelers, but getting the the approval from my unknown brothers is way cool. I am loving this damn Tudor!.
    Pulled off the top as it was peeling up in the rear. Surprised how good it looked underneath...

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  4. Fiftee3
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    Fiftee3
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    Very slow going. I’ll explain. So I made a deal with Upper Managemant that because I thought this 29 was a great deal, I would not touch it for 2 years. I was only to acquire it. Too many home projects to be done. But hey, it’s like puttin a dog biscuit on the floor and telling your dog he can’t eat it! So I am trying to sneak here and there...

    Recently acquired these 16” Wheels. Was trying to find Kelseys but felt this was a very fair deal. Scored 5 wheels, 2 650’s, 3 550’s and brand new chrome caps. Was an hour away. The gent was very nice and we had great conversation. I’m always leary of C- - - - -list. They were sandblasted and painted and looked good with hardly a bent spoke. We’ll see.

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    Sanded them up and painted them Black. Going to put them on today.

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  5. greener200
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
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    What do ya mean Honey ?? ,,,,I,ve always had those wheels ......works 80 % of the time! Great A !!!
     
  6. Fiftee3
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    Fiftee3
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    Yes! Haha. I have to sneak thing in!
    So wheels are all re painted and I am Sooooo happy. I feel like I went from mom and pop to late 40’s hot rod in a few hours. Rides way better. Old wheel were bent.
    So while I have a few posts here one asking of 302 pics, I have decided to go Banger. I love that little 4. Ordering split headers, new intake manifold, carb , lion speed head, and more...
    Going to add parts as I go, then in 2 years (as promised) I will completely take apart and re do frame, body, etc. just want to drive as is for now. I love this thing....

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  7. Fiftee3
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    Some help. With new tires shown. What is the best way to lower front and rear. Need some help here.
    I’m thinking 3” front 2 “ rear. Thoughts?
     
  8. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    from CO & WA

    Reverse eyes on the spring main leaves and remove a couple of leafs from the top of the stack.
    Just make sure you have a plan to install decent shock absorbers they help smooth things out.
     

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