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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jkmar73, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Jkmar73
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
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    Jkmar73
    Member
    from Tulare, CA

    Hello -

    I stumbled on this site a couple of months ago, and have been reading through the various threads. Decided to join and post a thread of my project.

    Just started on a 1931 model A project. It's been a project that has been set aside for too long (about 40 years). Plans are still in the works, but traditional style will be the end result. The car was originally bought new in 1928 from my great grandfather (I know this because my dad still has the original bill of sale from the LA dealer that it was bought from). Was originally a sedan. Somewhere along the line he swapped bodies for the 31 coupe body.

    Planning on keeping it full fendered with a chop top (not sure how much yet). Small block Chevy with stick shift. Just picked up a frame from SoCal Speed in Pomona for it. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385914698.367054.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385914720.734318.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385914739.566700.jpg


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  2. Shaun1162
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Have you ever considered keeping it banger powered?
     
  3. Jkmar73
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
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    Jkmar73
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    from Tulare, CA

    Not really. Dad has always wanted to put a V8 in it.


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  4. The37Kid
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    Welcome to the HAMB, always like to read about cars with a family history. Look forward to the progress photos. Bob
     
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  5. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    brady1929
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    Welcome and great model a
     
  6. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    scrap metal 48
    Member

    Sounds like a good plan...
     
  7. ThomasT
    Joined: May 14, 2012
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    ThomasT
    Member

    Welcome to HAMB and looking forward to your project reports. Hope you think long and hard about chopping the Coupe. All the glass-bodies are chopped and to see an original all steel un-chopped at a show is so fine. Good luck.
     
  8. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
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    That's enough of that talk. Cut that thing.
     
  9. Jkmar73
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
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    Jkmar73
    Member
    from Tulare, CA

    Been a while since I updated this post. Got the body separated from the original chassis. Have been assembling the So Cal chassis a bit at a time. Getting the parts together to start putting the brakes together. Planning on a 4" chop this winter. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1441586343.757218.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1441586358.099639.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1441586373.200824.jpg
     
  10. Jkmar73
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
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    Jkmar73
    Member
    from Tulare, CA

    Been a while since I updated this thread. Rear end is done. Had the housing powder coated and installed third member and axles. Got a good price on some five spoke rims, tires, and brakes all around.

    The body is coming along. Slowly. To say learning how to replace body panels has been an education. But with a lot of help with the folks on here, it’s coming along. Floor panels have been replaced, rear of the sub rails rebuilt. Patch panels are almost done. One more to go, need some more argon before I do it.

    A friend of my dad’s had an old sbc engine he didn’t need. Going through it, looks pretty good. Have a 5 speed for a transmission to use. It’s going slow, but it’s going forward. IMG_0058.JPG IMG_0059.JPG IMG_0070.JPG IMG_0069.JPG


    Jake
     
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  11. hotrodharry2
    Joined: Nov 19, 2008
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    Progress is slow but progress is still moving forward. Keep it up!! Looking good!
     

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