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New Jersey guy with his first A saying whats up!

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Patdoody, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Patdoody
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 245

    Patdoody
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    Whats up everyone. I have been lurking for a long while now, and been posting a little here and there... Either way, I finally bit the bullet and started building something... I picked up a 31 ford truck project.. I am going to build a traditional roadster pickup. I been big in the VW world for some time and always wanted to do a old school rod, so I guess the time is now.

    hello everyone!
     
  2. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,330

    HotRod33
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    from MO

    Welcome from st louis post a picture of your truck.....
     
  3. welcome from hatboropa & lambertville nj
     
  4. NITROFC
    Joined: Apr 17, 2001
    Posts: 6,189

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    Welcome ..Please fasten your seat belts it could be a bumpy ride ... ;-)
     
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  5. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,279

    32SEDAN
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    Welcome. There are plenty of reformed (and closet) VW owners on this site. You are not alone. Let's seem some pics of your project!
     
  6. Patdoody
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 245

    Patdoody
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    thanks guys! yeah I am still going to keep the few vw's I got, way to much time and money wrapped up in them to completely cut loose.

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    only pics of the "truck" so far... you see some boxed steel in the background that will soon be a frame.
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    me sitting in it making engine noises haha.
     
  7. cowboy1
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
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    from Austin TX

    Greetings from Clifton
     
  8. bstie
    Joined: Jan 20, 2007
    Posts: 242

    bstie
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    I'm from Caldwell I to had vdub a 74 ghia and now drive a TT working on a 46 Studebaker PU project... welcome there is much to learn here.
     
  9. Still Runnin
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
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    Still Runnin
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    from VA & FL

    I'm originally a Jersey-ite, welcome
     
  10. VanHorton
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 585

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    Whats up dude? Cool project ya got there. I see you are into volkswagens, where are ya from in South Jersey? Do you know Bill eichorn by any chance? Hes my neighbor, real into vw's... What kinda stance and stuff ya goin for? Engine? fill us in!
     
  11. LOST ANGEL
    Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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    LOST ANGEL
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    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    NEW JERSEY SUCKS................................no wait, that's NEW YORK SUCKS! But I digress, Welcome.-MIKE:eek::D:D
     
  12. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
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    Wecome from north jerzery
     
  13. Patdoody
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
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    Hey you are real local! yeah Bill is a very good friend of mine we actually rent the garage together that white golf in the back ground is his car...


    As for stance I want it to be a few inches of the ground haha, motor will most likely be a small block chevy, saginaw 4 speed, 9" rear... I am trying to keep it as cheap as possible. I really need to find some sort of front suspension/steering tho. That is the main thing I am worring about, I still dont know what years I can use and what works with what?
     
  14. VanHorton
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
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    hah wow i had a feelin that was his car... small world, he must be real jealous you got some old iron before him hahaha. As far as front suspension goes, if ya want to keep it cheap you might want to just go with a model a axle mounted suicide style. that could get you pretty low without a dropped axle, im pretty sure you could make any axle from a model A to like 1936 or 37 work with some creativity... the later axles had the spring in front of the axle instead of on top like earlier ones, so youd have to do some fab work there. Personally i like em with a nice rake at a 4x4 height! hahaha. You can probably find answers to all of your questions around here with some searching.
     
  15. 47 ford
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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    47 ford
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    Welcome and good luck from Saddle Brook
     
  16. HRK-hotrods
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Welcome from around the corner too! Since your into VW's, I assume you know Ed Meyers(spelling?)with the crewcab rabbit pickup... Tell him "Caddy Joe" said hi!
     
  17. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
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    UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    Welcome my brotha. Best of luck with the project. I too have a VW (girlfriends Cabrio) bought as a project, a nice shape '95 that has fuel and spark but doesn't start. :D Must be a problem with the atmosphere, Al Gore was right! Haha.
     
  18. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
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    SlowandLow63
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    from Central NJ

    Sounds like a good start. Welcome from Woodbridge.
     
  19. Patdoody
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 245

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    Yeah Ed is a friend of mine as well. I am actually daily driving a vw passat I bought off him last year...

    Its good to see so many peoples from the jersey area!
     
  20. Zornig
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 46

    Zornig
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    from NJ

    Wow Pat didnt know you made the jump from Vw's. Im looking for a model A sedan myself.

    Jim
     
  21. hucks 48
    Joined: Aug 21, 2008
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    hucks 48
    Member

    welcome from illinois
     
  22. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    farmer12
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    Welcome from the Netherlands!
     
  23. rayford
    Joined: Jul 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,238

    rayford
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    from calhoun ga

    welcome from Ga
     

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