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Projects No Compromise : Ford A coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Madmath, May 21, 2014.

  1. Hi Guys,

    First, sorry for my bad english but I would like to show you my new project.

    Approximately 6 months ago I started the frame for my new rod "No Compromise".
    It will be a 30/31 model A coupe body on '32 rails.

    I started with a pair of ASC rails because I didn't find an original frame here in Belgium and the rails were in my stock since a couple of years.

    For a traditional look, I decided to drill all originals holes with dimensions found on internet and taken by a friend on its original frame.

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  2. After that, I decided to take an aftermarket front crossmember and make few cuts and weldings to obtain a flat crossmember

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    Before (sorry, in mm) :

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  3. OFT
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 542

    OFT
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    First time I've seen holes added and not filled. I'll be watching your build with "No Compromise".

    Earl
     
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  4. The rails are pinched to follow the body :

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  5. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
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    This is going to be good.....you have my attention already!
     
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  6. The X-member from a '37 :

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    But it bends the frame :

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    So, I decide to dismount it :

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  7. Nice fab work and explanation.I'll keep watching.
     
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  8. The front-end now.

    I take '47-'48 wishbone model for its shape that I like.

    In first time, I modify it for nicer look :

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    I weld bungs that I found here in the classifieds :

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    I like the shape but they are too long, so I remove +/- 6"1/2
    The holes were for the tie rod but I change my idea :

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  9. The inserts in the frame :

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    A little plate with rivets for finishing :

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    And the same for the front crossmember :

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  10. The homemade leaf spring with old leaves from my stock :

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    The modified spring perches for the wishbones :

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  11. I want to use the original u-bolts system :

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    I also use original style shackles but with aftermarket bushing :

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    For the flat top axle bolts, I use '35 original perches :

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  12. The mock-up of front end with my '32 axle (also found here) :

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  13. Now, the adaptation of the buick drum but with the buh inside the drum :

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  14. Impressive Work!
     
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  15. The motorcycle tires on french artillery wheels, I very like the look :

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    And the frame on its front wheels :


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  16. Thanks to all for the first answers ;)

    More to come... as soon as I will have time to work on it...
    Next steps are the engine mounts and the rear-end.
     
  17. b.r.
    Joined: Jul 8, 2007
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    nice work, that's going to be rad.
    what is the door? ive never seen a belt line like that.
     
  18. heminh2o
    Joined: Oct 28, 2013
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    Awesome build!


    Never finished
     
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  19. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Beautiful chassis work. I would also like to know about the door beltline, very cool looking.
     
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  20. X2!
     
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  21. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    Nice work.. Your frame is impressive and your English is better than most on this forum.. Looks like it's going to have a nice chop too.. Will be watching this build...
     
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  22. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
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    Excellent work. It's going to be a really nice car.
     
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  23. Many thanks guys :)

    The door comes from a '30 sedan delivery :
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    I absolutely love this molding... so I decided to use the doors.
    I removed 2" in the width, 5" for the top-chop (but I think it will be 6") and 2" for the sectionning in the first door to have an idea.
    The bottom molding will be in one piece below the door, like on '32 ford, and it will join the cowl to the quarter panel.

    I also have a lot of pics for the door modification and the louvers in the hood but perhaps it's better to wait more job on the body before I post them ?
     
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  24. flthd31
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
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    I can't wait to see what you do to the rear quarter body line to match that door. I'm sure you have it figured out...looking forward to seeing it.
     
  25. But you will wait because I don't have the quarter panels at this time ;)

    I still seek after that. At this time I don't have a lot of money but if someone has a pair, I'm very interested. I have the rear window panel and also the roof parts above doors, so just the quarter panels.

    I have a photoshop (but it's not my speciality) that I want to do :

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    It's a 35 front roof section and wilshield frame.

    Many, many job to do and many years to be patient...
     
  26. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    I really like where this is going!
     
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  27. flthd31
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
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    Well planned...could be killer!
     
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  28. This is going to be epic! Great start!
     
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  29. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
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    Subscribed! Just got a model a project "in a box" so i'm looking for inspiration! I think I've found it.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
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