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My model A build thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rob lee, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,327

    rob lee
    Member
    from omaha,ne

    Well this is my first A build,drug it home with a freshly built 56 y block to go with it[​IMG][/URL][/IMG].Set it out in the drive to get a pic[​IMG][/URL][/IMG].I put it away for awhile while I finished my roadster.I had a 41 sedan that I drug out of a farmers field and got [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]to looking at the frame.Decided to use it as the base for the A.Took the frame apart,set it up on the table and contured the rails to fit the body and put the X member back in.Copy.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/IMG]The body was missing the subrails so with it all braced up I got some bits of original subrails and started to piece it back together.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]. Pain in the ass,but well worth it.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]Did some more work on trans tunnel and firewall and got the cross sills in.The doors at this point were working good so time to fit it to the frame.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG].Tried to match the shape of the firewall recess to the shape of the cowl,I'm happy with the results.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  2. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    rob lee
    Member
    from omaha,ne

    Fast forward after patching the whole bottom of the body,made my own patches.My idea is to match the body to the frame sweep.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG] The door is my last piece left to do.I have gotten alot done on the chassis lately ,so now she was ready to role out of the garage.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG] Put the body on to get an idea what its gonna look like.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]I'm happy with the look,so far.Alot of work left still,got a34 chevy dash to graft in,an original seat frame to install.Parts list,eldebrock 3 x 2,58 ford 9" dutchman axles,og ramhorns,40 ford wheels 7.50 x 16 rear 4.50 x 16 front ,t5 trans adapted to truck bell.Vega box,46 stock axle ,46 lincoln front brakes,39 steering wheel .
     
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  3. Very nice. I dig the y block too. Can't say anything about the roadster.........speechless!

    Will follow this build
     
  4. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    I'm in. Ya just can't get enough model A build threads! The body frame deal looks amazing. Gary
     

  5. Rat.Racer
    Joined: Mar 11, 2013
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    Rat.Racer
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    from Maryland

    I concur! I can't wait to see how this progresses!
     
  6. rustednutz
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    rustednutz
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    from tulsa, ok

    I never thought that frame would look good under an A, but that looks sweet. Are planning a haircut?
     
  7. 29ToyA
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
    Posts: 413

    29ToyA
    Member

    Following

    Your work looks good!
     
  8. rawcjw19
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    rawcjw19
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    I agree 100% Helps me build mine :)
     
  9. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 640

    NickJT
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    from S.E. PA

    Definitely digging your coupe build, and the roadster looks great, too.
     
  10. Olderchild
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    from Ohio

    I'm with rustednutz 100+1% but hair cut not fat top 3"-4'':D
     
  11. Carter
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,423

    Carter
    Member

    I once shortened, narrowed, and pinched a 46 Ford frame to fit under a Model T coupe I was building. A lot of work, but it does end up looking pretty good, and I had the frame anyways.

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  12. alwayzarat
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    alwayzarat
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    Nice! I dig the contour!!!
     
  13. Rat.Racer
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    Rat.Racer
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    from Maryland

    The frame does look nice under there and a chop would tie it all together!
     
  14. hotrodderhaag
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
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    hotrodderhaag
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    great start! there sure are alot of nice model a's coming together lately! nice work
     
  15. rob lee
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    rob lee
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    from omaha,ne

    Thanks guys! I am planning a mild chop,waiting to get my seat in and stare at the car outside the garage for a awhile to make up my mind. Rob
     
  16. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Very cool, Rob -- I need to stop over for a visit soon!


    Malcolm
     
  17. Brandi
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    Brandi
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    I always love your builds. Lookin' good.
     
  18. EliteS&C
    Joined: Feb 3, 2013
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    EliteS&C
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    Great build so far! Keep up the awesome metal fab work! I too am digging the Y block in it & that frame turned out great! I subscribed!
     
  19. rob lee
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    rob lee
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    from omaha,ne

    anytime buddy,sorry I missed your gig the other night!

    thanks!
     
  20. xderelict
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    xderelict
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    "You've come far pilgram." I really like the chassis.
     
  21. FORDY 6
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    FORDY 6
    Member

    Cool...I like the chassis and the lower body "sweep".
     
  22. michael037
    Joined: May 26, 2005
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    michael037
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    X 2.
    A guy here in Oz used the chassis rails from the cowl back and fabricated a set of rails for up front to put under a 28RPU here a few years ago. I don't think the car has been finished yet.
    Michael
     
  23. sololobo
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    sololobo
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    bithin to the bone!! A-bone that is ~sololobo~
     
  24. JRussell
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    JRussell
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    Your Coupe is Killer !!!!!
     
  25. 2NDCHANCE
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    2NDCHANCE
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    Awesome job Rob. Can't wait to see it in person. Gary
     
  26. rob lee
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    rob lee
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    from omaha,ne

    Thanks man,your build motivated me to get busy!

    Anytime Gary,Thanks
     
  27. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    rob lee
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    from omaha,ne

    Got some more done this week while it rained,steering wheel,dash,sort out my new seat.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]Got a original seat frame,little rough but doable.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG] And a beauty shot to top it off,prepared by dickster 27 [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  28. thunderbirdesq
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    thunderbirdesq
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    Hell yea Rob, that frame looks so good!!
     
  29. rob lee
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    rob lee
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    from omaha,ne

    Thanks Andy!
     
  30. jimbo121
    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
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    jimbo121
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    Cool build, I like how you contoured the lower panels.
     

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