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Projects Our 1936 gets A/C

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 1930ModelA, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. 1930ModelA
    Joined: Sep 4, 2008
    Posts: 135


    After 7+ years of varying changes our ‘36 has reached its final form. 3 years ago my dad and I decided to make a major change to our coupe. For sure, we had put together a sweet running 8ba powered coupe that would have gone on for years of dependable fun. But at that point we came to the conclusion that we had to have air conditioning. Living in South Florida presents a challenge for rodders driving closed cars without a/c. You have to either live with the heat, drive mainly in the 72 degree winter months or say screw it “I’m going to air”.
    After working through all the aspects of adding air to our specific car we came to the realization that for us, a complete upgrade was best. This would include the drivetrain, suspension, electrical, electronics, interior, etc.,etc. So for the past 3years we gutted and refitted everything anew, only the body was left untouched.
    We pulled the 8ba, ‘39 box and banjo rear and replaced it with a 350 crate, 5 speed Tremec and a John’s Industries 9”.
    All of the brackets we needed for modifying the suspension, steering and frame came from Dale at Weedetr Street Rods “weedburner 40” here on the Hamb. We can’t say enough about the fitment of his brackets for our modifying the tranny/frame/split bones/steering/parallel leafs, etc. Lots of long hours and work doing these changes but without his stuff we’d have had a hell of a time.
    Other main suppliers were Vintage Air and American Auto Wire.
    We’re also extremely lucky to have Fusco’s Upholstery here in Pompano. They are one of the finest upholstery shops and have an impeccable reputation.

    All of the work except for the upholstery was done by us with a never ending stream of four letter words and Anheuser-Busch products.

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  2. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
    Posts: 625


  3. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 793

    from Michigan

    Beautiful car. Great job guys.

    You should probably donate that flathead to my foundation.... The human fund. Money for people....
    Lloyd's paint & glass likes this.
  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,630


    Beautiful. Do you know what color it is?

  5. That 36 is absolutely gorgeous... How did you adapt the 36 caps to the new wheels if you don’t mind telling??? Thanks, Mitch.
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  6. Beautiful coupe! Yes, what is the paint color?
  7. ***Area-51***
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
    Posts: 711

    from Ohio

  8. 1930ModelA
    Joined: Sep 4, 2008
    Posts: 135


    Don’t know. Car was painted in the 90s. I tried to track it down but didn’t have any luck
  9. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,642


    Great car. Well done sir.
  10. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Super nice car. Love the interior and the way the evaporator fits behind the dash. The A/C will give you a lot more cruising time.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2020
  11. 1930ModelA
    Joined: Sep 4, 2008
    Posts: 135


    All 4 wheels are original wide fives. I had to use an adapter for the rear bolt pattern to wide five whee
  12. Aaahhh I see, that explains that..You have a REALLY nice coupe there. Makes me miss my sedan. Thanks, Mitch.
  13. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,254

    1. 1940 Ford

    Beautiful,timeless style. Your new interior is perfect.
  14. 1930ModelA
    Joined: Sep 4, 2008
    Posts: 135


    Thanks. The entire drive train was actually sold before we even pulled it.

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