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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by freeze plug, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. freeze plug
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 209

    freeze plug
    from Canton, CT

    well, my dad ran into an old friend of his and told him that I was looking for a model A, and and asked if he knew of anything around. Apparently he knew of this older lady, her husband had passed away a number of years ago and his model A coupe had been stored under a lean-to next to an old barn on the property. Apparently it was a driver when parked, but that was 15+ years ago.

    good thing is....she still has the old registration paperwork AND a CT TITLE!!! picking it up this thursday. Going to have to cut down some small trees and brush and drag it out. The lean-to is on its way out so we need to get the car out as soon as possible before a fatal collapse...

    I have been looking for a body for about 5 years, so this was really a blessing finding a whole car in reasonable shape and pretty unmolested about a half hour from home. not sure what the plans are yet, but it will include the 8ba and 3 speed that I have. I wanted a chopped coupe, but I dont want to mess with a decent body if it really is as good as it looks when we pull it out in the daylight. I also have a '33 dropped axle, '38 rear and 4 '38 wide fives and drums, reverse eye spring, and all new front end shackles, bushings, king pins, etc. I had another frame that I was going to use for my hot rod build, but this was still has the paperwork with it which is a major bonus.

    sorry for the large pictures



  2. kma4444
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 197


    That's just cool
  3. 3Kidsnotime
    Joined: Oct 4, 2010
    Posts: 247

    from Utah

  4. f1 fred
    Joined: Apr 29, 2005
    Posts: 514

    f1 fred
    from mn

    you need to thank your old man pronto!

  5. 42 chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
    Posts: 623

    42 chevy

  6. revkev6
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,351

    from ma

    nice, you find that in granby?? always amazed the stuff tucked away!
  7. Awesome! Another one saved! Great patina, solid straight body, what a great start!
  8. hotrod-40
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 840


    Nice find. Reminds me of my brothers car when he found it. here is a more recent pic(first pic). I found mine with no fenders and stuff, so I chopped it and did some other stuff (second pic). I would vote to leave it with fenders if it cleans up good.
    Here is also one of my roadster, and my brothers coupe
  9. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,678

    from Ks

    You don't want that coupe, theres no headlights. Now me, I never drive at night anyway so I could own a car like that. :D:D Nice find and good luck with whatever you do with it. Lippy:)
  10. Airborne34
    Joined: Dec 4, 2007
    Posts: 566


    That is radical!!!:eek:
  11. Troyz
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
    Posts: 276


    Nice find/save. It's nice that she parted with it. It looks really solid. Congratulations.
  12. Man...nice score on that coupe!!! I hope you gave the GENEROUS old lady a big kiss and hugged her real good....ya dont find too many older folks who would part with something that belonged to their lifelong mate...
  13. csimonds
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
    Posts: 546


    Very Cool Man! I wish I could find that here in CT. I did find a few A's but they were all rotted. I could have shook them and then swept them up.
  14. ncie picture, and an even nicer find. great job man.
  15. dsr_54
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
    Posts: 278


    Nice find. Love the old coupes.
  16. freeze plug
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 209

    freeze plug
    from Canton, CT

    Thanks guys, im REALLY excited! I haven't even seen it in person yet.... My dad snapped those pictures while I was at work.
  17. BlownMerc
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 146

    from Jerome

    Awesome find! Good luck with the build
  18. RGG
    Joined: Sep 4, 2010
    Posts: 166


    Great find and I love your plans for it as well. I am doing a similar build as well.

  19. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,641

    100% Matt

    If ya need help pulling this baby out just let me know.:)
  20. BenW455
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 417


  21. Jax2A
    Joined: Apr 14, 2009
    Posts: 358


    Man, I wouldn't be able to sleep until that thing was in my garage for a month or so. Nice find.
  22. freeze plug
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 209

    freeze plug
    from Canton, CT

    thanks matt, i'll let you know if we have any trouble, we may need a third set of hands possibly over the weekend if we can't extract it in one shot. our trailer has a winch on it though, so I don't anticipate too big of an issue
  23. Way to score !!!!, I guess they are still out there,,,Sam
  24. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,316

    from Michigan

    Lucky dog! have been looking for 5 years. OK...persistent dog! LOL. Congratulations.
  25. freeze plug
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 209

    freeze plug
    from Canton, CT

    I should have clarified....looking for a decent and REASONABLY priced body for the past 5 years! I have been pretty picky, perhaps too picky, but I really wanted to wait until the right time and i'm glad that I did
  26. Sjiefaa
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 168

    from Holland

    Very cool find, should make a cool rod!

    Small tip on the pix; If you're using XP, download Microsoft's ImageResizer. Very easy tool! Just right-click the pic, set to medium and you're done!
  27. freeze plug
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 209

    freeze plug
    from Canton, CT

    well, plans have changed and we aren't able to pick it up until sunday morning. updates to follow then...
  28. 46Chief
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 164


    Great Find. Congrats. Keep us posted
  29. Paul B
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 890

    Paul B

    nice fine got it's brother sitting in my garage.
  30. WTFHemi
    Joined: Jun 5, 2006
    Posts: 79

    from Austin

    hell, it's beautiful just like that..i'd put new rubber on, start it up and go to town..

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