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My Brother lowered his A roadster- pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, May 8, 2010.

  1. Some of you guys know my Brother bought this old Model A roadster late last year. He's been pluggin away at it, making a hot rod out of it while driving and enjoying it. My buddys built an axle dropper years ago but we never had enough heat to drop My brother dug it out of storage, got a couple torches and dropped an axle for the roadster. He built the entire front end and tossed it under the car last night. Car is getting converted to hydrallic brakes, too. Man, it looks so much more bitchin now! Take a gander :D Just about as low as my coupe, gotta get the rear down a little too.

    Heres what it looked like when he got it. He made a jig to drop his own head light bar, too.


    Out with the old...

    And a few inches lower to earth :D

    Stops pretty good for only havin rear brakes ;)
  2. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,921


    lookin' good...
  3. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    Thats cool, any chances of pics of the axle dropper?
  4. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    Oh hell yes----I like it.
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  5. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,560

    scrap metal 48

    Neat little roadster-pickup???
  6. No wonder it sat high with 12 leaves!

    Now don't be gettin any ideas Paul! ! ! ! !
  7. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,627

    from Hampsha

    A real RPU! Them Westerners run some cool stuff!
  8. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,207

    general gow
    Staff Member

    looks awesome. heck yeah.
  9. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    Why didn't I do that when I owned it? Dang it---
  10. Are those the tires/rims from his coupe? If so thats awesome b/c I was trying to figure out if that size combo would fit under fenders.
  11. kookee
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 526


    The results look good!

    I am always impressed with with folks that arent afraid to try things themselves. You and your brother have some talent.

    What are the plans for the rear?
  12. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,567

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

    Hey I recognize that thing! Did that come out of Utah? If not, it's IDENTICAL twin is out this way...
  13. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,665


    There were many built just like that during the war. Trucks could get gas where cars couldn't.

    Looks super cool.
  14. hotroder69
    Joined: Jul 8, 2005
    Posts: 130


    Looks great, Could we have more pictures of the Pick up bed set up?

    Thanks again. another model A nut.:)
  15. Eight433
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 257


    That thing is UUUUUUGLY and makes some wretched sounds too.

    I LOVE it :D
  16. They both look good. Pretty cool that the two of you have such similar cars. Please continue to post pics of each of them.
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 128

    from Ohio

  18. Yeah they are, he has a set of 16"s with some new firestones that will go under it when he gets the wheel cleaned up. Tires fit good.

  19. T spring, same thing I did on my coupe. Should sit identical when done.

  20. Hamber Povertyflats had it and sold it to JimGalli down in Tonopah, NV. Thats were he got it.

  21. My Dad was using air tools in the garage...thats what MOST of the sounds are ;)
  22. shoebox50
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
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  23. busch
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
    Posts: 177


    looks great get the back dropped very nice
  24. flattrap
    Joined: Mar 17, 2007
    Posts: 122


    How much did he drop the axle? The car looks awsome.
  25. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,567

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

    Yup, that's the one. It was for sale in the local SLC classifieds. Cool ride! Glad it went to someone that will do something cool with it.
  26. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    It has the best possible home it could have gotten in my opinion.

  27. Thanks man :)
  28. GARY?
    Joined: Aug 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,626


    I beg to differ:D Your bother is treatin' her right though.

    I fell in love with that car when Paul posted it for sale.

    Glad the extra noises weren't from the roadster.

  29. Eh, the rear end does make a little howlin...but Corey has another A rear with Juice brakes already to go under it. The lil roadster looks pretty good on the outside, but is plain worn out on the underside:D The engine in it is the one out of my coupe. I ran it in my roadster last year, then sold it to Corey as the engine in this car was tired. Front end was very sloppy, too. So he just built up a nice new one. I would immagine the rear has seen better days as well ;) At least A running gear stuff is everywere and cheap/free! Just keep pluggin along.
  30. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,000


    That one just keeps looking better every time a new photo of it shows up.

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