Though Id start a bit of a journal for the on going saga and life of my little A model. A brief history on the car. A friend Adrian, along with a few other guys in a local club here in Melbourne called the Accelerators, went on a US hot rod holiday, where Adrian spotted and purchased this coupe as somewhat going hot rod, back in 05 or 06 from memory. The coupe arrived in melbourne, i remember going for a spin around the back streets of Kensington with a friend George, with the doors flying open on every bump and the car rattling its arse off, sure had the look though haha. Adrian had a few things done to it, including some electrical, floor and firewall work, but never really got a chance to get stuck into it, due to owning a few other cars constantly needing his attention. So the car more or less sat in either his, or friends workshops. I cane about buying the almost by accident or luck. My boss troy and I were at Adrians looking at buying a 34 coupe as our 'Shop car', and we kind of joked around if he'd want to sell the A model or not (not that i had any money!). Fate would have it, The galaxie I had just brought in to tidy up, enjoy for a summer and eventually sell, sold after a week of driving me, and well i kinda dont like money so the coupe literally showed up on the tow truck, as the new owner of the Galaxie was picking it up haha. A house deposit can wait, i want to play hot rods.. This is how the coupe looked. Kind of like a glass eye- looked good but didnt really work as i soon found out.. But it had the look! Genny 32 rails that were pinched and kicked up, 327 with a muncie and a nice chop and channel.. The body looks good in pics, and to be honest i wasnt expecting so much fucking body filler haha. Im a panel beater by trade, and bought the car with the intentions of fixing it all up and into nicer paint.. The first thing on my agenda, was to get the commercial grille off. I sold that which helped pay for the passenger car grille with all the shiny shit. Heres the some shots Chris Cooper took of it on its maiden voyage to our Club meet/working bee on Des Russells shoebox. I also robbed my shoeboxs (the first of many parts!) Old caps and put them on. Starting to look like my kinda car! At Carlsruhe Service station. Then came the shit/fun part. The corners of the quarter panels were split, so i decided id start stripping the paint off. After wire wheeling an even half inch think layer of 100% southern california bondo, the real work began haha. I have a lot of photos on facebook, but im still a hack at my new computer so will try learn how to post them up later. The decklid that was on the car had a made up inner to suit the outer skin. I bare metalled it to find some pretty average work, so i bought a brookville...Only problem was when went to fit the nice new decklid, it overlapped both quarters at 1/2" haha, which is why the old deck lid was all hacked up. I few blocks of wood and borrowing the porto-power from work helped get the quarters back to shape. Always liked chevy tail lights on coupes, so i fitted these to replace the olds ones that were on it. Heres A shot of the body after a few weeks of eating filler dust, and the new pipes a friend Mikey sold me. The coupe had great headers on it, but my intentions of driving this coupe more than around the block meant that i needed to fit a full exhaust haha. I had ten weeks to get this thing at least driveable, as we had planned a road trip to sydney (about a 1200 mile return trip) for motorex, as Des was displaying his bare metal shoebox there. Was good to have such a fucked up deadline! Every patch panel on the car was just overlapped, so they were all cut off and fixed... During this time, i had some wheels and tires coming over from the states, that were meant to go on my now sold galaxie. Ive always loved straight spoke americans, and it just so happened the Hurst slicks were a good size for my coupe, So i did a bit of trading between my dad, then a little more trading with the gals new owner and wound up keeping these bad boys. A little more saving and i bought a pair of Firestone dirt track front runners. I really like five spokes! About three weeks to go, i had the coupe getting closer. Majority of bodywork done, new column and steering in (prior column was joined in the middle, pretty fucking scary looking really haha). Starting to look like a car, was fun taking for test drives before its big trip!