So i have asked lots of questions around here and posted many pics..but its time to start the official build thread.... my love for a model a coupe came from my uncle who had a hot rod black 30 coupe with a 406 sbc, full fenders, hood and side panels.. never was it completley done but i remember screaming down a back road in it barley being able to see out of the chopped top... it sure was a head turner..... so many years later i finally brought home my own model a... at first when i was shopping for a car i was going to purchase a project.... i never reall looked at buying a car that was all done or one that was so original i hated to cut it up.. i love my hot rods, but im also one that appreciates an untouched original car. a real piece of american automotive history.... i spent many years in my grandfathers barn working on old tractors and old cars and trucks.. he also was one for a good ol hot rod or a nice classic car.. many in which we still have today. i remember peaking over the fender of his 48 oldsmobile while he hand ground the valves in it, fighting with them so it would run properly... i was so young i never did get to ride in that car. .. anyways, in september of 2012 i was cruising around on ebay, as usual, and i stumbled on this model a coupe.... no i have been on the market for one for a while now.... looked at many, lots were more than i wanted to tackle, then some couldnt be bought... i found a clean, orignal car from arkansas originaly, now sitting in minnesota.... it was not all painted up.. it was untouched..it cought my eye... it had a phone number in the add... i called.......... with in ten mins i had a deal struck to end the auction early. next morning i wired money and it was all mine.......... i am so impatient, i payed double for a hot shot hauler to have it here in 2 days.... which also happened to be the day before i got married. so of course i drove the car to the wedding... i drove it all summer with the banger.... loved it.... but it was not what i always wanted... so i had a 37 flathead v8 in the corner of the garage....some day i would get around to putting it in.... well today is that day... here is some pics from the first day of the project.... including when i got it home and such...... enjoy.. finally out!! now time for a test fit with the flathead v8... i know i know i should pull the fenders off.. i will once i get radt to make motor mounts and such.. this engine had funny manifolds on it so i wanted to see how those were gonna work out.... it fits good.. looks like i am going to have to do an f1 box.. i wanted to keep it factory steering even though its not the best idea. i wanted to keep the car all stock and hide the engine under the hood and side panels... make it look original but run a lil better with a nice sound....... not sitting down in all the way due to steering box. and thats the progress on first day! tomorrow we will continue.