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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Hotik, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Hotik
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    Hi for all. I got finally A new project. Straight from CA Lompoc
    It was in one dragrace family in glory days. and used in a variety of engines and achieved many good results.

    It's a Ford model A Coupe 1931 with 28 fenders and it has a chevy 283 engine with dual quad offenhauser, th350 trans. Boxed frame. Drilled lincoln front axle with hotrod linc brakes. I also have ford y-block 272 for it.



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  3. volvobrynk
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    That's a very nice rod! Lookkng forward to update
     
  4. Hotik
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    hey, happy new year for all!

    maybe i finish my project in this year, hmm.
    I starter disassembly at new years eve.
    Rear main leaf was broken :/ but new is on the way already.
    The last of the nut is removed from car - and ready for sandblast.

    Paint thoughts and questions.

    What you think - i paint the frame to black again, but question is that: gloss or semi?
    brake plates going to cotton white
    front axle goes also black and the drilled area to cotton white.
    body - i might think light blue with brown under-color to patina it later if i want. and some pinstripes.

    tell me what you think?

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  5. 55willys
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    Frame looks solid, is it level cross wise front and back? The left front looks a bit high.
     
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  6. Hotik
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    hi, it was not level crosswise, because, there is a panhard rod on the rear axle. and after i removed that, frame jumped back to crosswise. i will measure again the frame on the floor, if it is twisted or not. I think and hope that is not too bad. Frame is boxed also.

    And I found another rear axle with locker inside it, measure ratio and dimensions and if possible then switch to it. Better launch and more fun.
     
  7. AHotRod
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    You are going to keep it as a old drag Hot Rod, right??????
    Did the previous owner provide any photos of the Coupe from back-in-the-day????

    Please, do not do the fake patina.

    Old Drag Hot Rods RULE !
     
  8. Hotik
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    the fake patina is not that i know.
    I like old drag rods. And i really like chopped highboy's. So i might cut it.
    In the future i look for a lake pipes also.

    But: The frame was a bit bent, about inch. I placed it to a big plane table, tied it place and bend it up to straighten with hydraulic car jack.

    I will find some old pictures of this car.
     
  9. Hotik
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    Most of the parts are sandblasted, frame is primered already, there is a pic of body after sandblast and brushed. Pretty cool and solid. Doors are good. Decklid is very bad :/

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  10. Hotik
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    And there is a picture "in the glory days"

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  11. Hotik
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    Placed the vega box. But it will turn to wrong way like this...
     
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  13. Hotik
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    i thought back to do again the steering box fitting, and reverse the vega box. Took it apart.
     
  14. Hotik
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    The box is reversed now.
     
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  15. Hotik
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    Re-making the box fitting. Reversed box trough the frame. After that i can paint the frame.

    Cleaned rear axle.

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    And painted 4 links

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    And front axle

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    Doors, good as new. Blasted + Primered epoxy.

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  16. AHotRod
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    Don't Chop It !!!
     
  17. Looking great!
    What are your plans for wheels & tires?
     
  18. Hotik
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    Wheels. Are the same as in pictures. But i bought set of whitewalls. Firestone 6.00 and 6.70
     
  19. Hotik
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  20. Looks real nice. I like that front axle!:D
     
  21. Hotik
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    New toy

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    And already put together little.
     
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  23. Wheels/tires look great! That frame looks good enough to throw the engine in and drive it around.
     
  24. tinsled
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    Sharp looking set of wheels&tyres. Red stripes on black rims are right on spot.
    Thrilling project, will follow.
     
  25. Hotik
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  27. Hotik
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  28. Looks great!
    Are there many old American cars in Estonia? It was in the Warsaw Pact until ~1990, wasn't it?
     
  29. mike bowling
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    Nice car, brother!
    BE DIFFERENT! -leave it full height!! It's too nice a body to chop!!
    ( and now we start hearing from the "They made millions of them" crowd, but how many are chopped versus not chopped????)
     

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  30. Hotik
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    yes, right now i can say that there are quite a wide variety of old cars and American cars. Most of the us-cars were transported to out of country in 90s. Some old images of city streets betrayed that there was us-cars also, in time when Estonia was in soviet union. But it was like "cuban chrome" where all repair jobs were done with Russian car and tracktor parts :D

    American car events/cruises and stuff are slightly represented. But hotrod and kustom kulture is strongly in the early stages. All ford model a's can be counted on the fingers of one hand :p
    But the topic is ticking quietly.
     

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