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Hot Rods My 30 Model A Hemi Coupe build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by primer31, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. primer31
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 260

    from Aurora, CO

    (I guess this is my official build thread) So now I found my own barn find. Well, I didn't find it but I bought it from the guy who did. Here's my latest project, a 1930 coupe. Its been sitting in a barn since around 74. Probably why the body is in such good shape. The only bummer is that it had a p/u bed in the trunk like they used to do on the farms. Well they removed it and poorly welded a patch in it's place under the current decklid. Other than that, the body is really solid. My plans for now are to build a fenderless hot rod, 4" chop, sbc (only because a have a 283 sitting around). Well, I'm off to the garage as I gotta get the body off because I sold the chassis, engine and fenders as a unit. I'll keep ya posted.

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    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
  2. SlamCouver
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 2,002

    from Brazil, IL

    Why not just drive as is? it looks like its in great condition hopping up a 4 banger is allot more fun!
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  3. Ol Deuce
    Joined: May 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,188

    Ol Deuce
    from Mt. U.S.A.

    Ya- That A is in great shape .Put the time in the body repair - Hop up the 4 banger and have some fun......
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    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
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    run the banger
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  6. It's only got one Port-a-Wall and that's messed up. The cars no good that way, I'll take it off your hands and save you some headaches. :D
  7. 38FLATTIE
    Joined: Oct 26, 2008
    Posts: 4,350

    from Colorado

    Sweet the way it is!
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  8. primer31
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 260

    from Aurora, CO

    well guys I understand why you'd say run it as is, but the fenders aren't that great, and about running the banger, well not my thing. I like a little more horses.
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  9. Alienbaby17
    Joined: Sep 13, 2005
    Posts: 915


    I can respect that.
    Definitely keep us posted on the transformation.
    I'd love to find one like that someday.

  10. speedtool
    Joined: Oct 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,541


    Drive that sweet baby with minimum repairs and mods.
  11. nice score! and yeah, i wouldnt run a banger either! i have tractors hear if i wanna go that slow!!!! lol
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  12. gnarlytyler
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 1,004


    I'd straighten those fenders out a bit and make it a fendered car.. I wish my coupe had fenders,.. they dont look much cooler in my mind.
  13. That was a nice car.
  14. t spring out back, dropped axle up front, juice brakes all around...

  15. Hey, do what you want to do that Model A. It is your car. If these guys want Banger engines and fenders, Sell the parts to them.
  16. Elvisaurusrex
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 401


    I'll take that banger off your hands then..
  17. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 8,095

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Instead of the "cookie cutter" SBC read this and keep it all You can pick up these motors at a reasonable price,get 25 MPG+ and the Turbo or Blower motor :cool:would both weigh less than the SBC and take up less room.
  18. v8 Bake
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 296

    v8 Bake

    Hey looks like your gonna build a Jeff clone.You guys are like peas and carrots anyway.Just kidding looks like a good start. Gonna have it done for lewiville?
  19. primer31
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 260

    from Aurora, CO

    I'm not 100% sure I'll go with a sbc, it's just what I have for free. If anyone wants to chip in on an alternate engine fund I'm game. :D I have plenty of time to decide for sure. The chassis, engine and fenders are going to a good home. (a stock model A guy) And V8 Bake, no it's not going to be a clone of Jeff's, (although his is a sweet ride) I'm going in another direction and it's not going to be as low as his.
  20. 31whitey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,214


    Its like I used to say to my buddies who rode 4 wheelers.

    "Ya I'd own one....If I had every other dirtbike made"

    I'll run a banger one day...once I have run every other V8.

    283's can scream...nothing cookie cutter about it...good motor.

    and BREEDER wont be able to loose you on his tractor, like if you would run the banger.
  21. congrats on the find...looks pretty good...welcome to the barn find club
  22. v8 Bake
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 296

    v8 Bake

    Hey arron, Greg has a nice y-block ford I gave him.It would look really good in there.
  23. no, but i could sure smash it flat in a fit of rage!:D
    im too, running a 283 in mine! we should start a club! you know, for chevy powered stuff,, no ones ever thought of that!:p:D;)
  24. primer31
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 260

    from Aurora, CO

    Progress updates: well I ordered a set of deuce rails and boxing plates from Eric @ Riley Auto. They haven't come in yet, so over Thanksgiving weekend my dad, buddy John and I decided the coupe needed some surgery. Here are some pics. It's just tacked together right now.

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  25. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,150


    Well thats gonna be a nice car... sure glad you took all that other crap off it. cant wait to see it on the 32 rails. one bad mamajama and I HELPED...GHOST
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008
  26. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,855


    Wow! and I liked it before you chopped it, now i really like it!
  27. primer31
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 260

    from Aurora, CO

    That you did and thanks again John.

    BTW it's a 4" chop. I've also got front and rear model a crossmembers to go between the rails. I got a S-10 T-5 from the junkyard, looking for a WC T-5 from a Camaro to put the s-10 tailshaft onto, and that is pretty much where I'm at right now. Probably not going to get a lot more done before Christmas, I have to make some Christmas presents.
  28. phukinartie
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
    Posts: 965


    Started cool and getting cooler !! Hell yeah a 283 I always keep one around just in case
  29. model-a-fan
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 842

    from Kentucky

    We actually pronounce it "loolvule".:)
  30. crf500
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 175


    hay man this is adam car looks cool! we was up to greggs last night. he siad there was some choppin goin on over the holidays! p.s. his car looks good with that black paint on it. later bub

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