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Projects Painted the A...finally.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ace Brown, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Ace Brown
    Joined: May 3, 2005
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    from OH

    I built this car around 2005. The plan always was to paint it. But, at the time it was looking really good on the frame, and fun to drive, so I put it together and drove it in red oxide primer. I always thought of painting it an oxblood/burgundy. For years I said “I’m painting it this year”. Then I never did. Fast forward to a few months ago, my 4 yr old son suggested he would like to see it black, and to “just do it”. The wheels turned in my mind and I thought black would be pretty rad actually. So, 14 years later she’s painted black. A few photos are attached including the boy helping install some seat belts to hold his car seat, and how it currently sits-black. [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. A Cool Hot Rod, and I have to agree with your helper. It looks great in black! Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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  3. belair
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    The kid knows his stuff. I have weakness for nailheads. Super good looking car. Take your automotive advisor out for an ice cream cone in his newly painted A.
     
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  4. SDhotrod
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    Oh yeah, much better. Nice work!
     
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  5. Ace Brown
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    Thank you! I feel the same about nailheads. Conveniently enough, we painted it just in time for a larger car show/festival nearby complete with much ice cream.


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  6. 41rodderz
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    That's cool . Start them young:). Hey the kids got taste. Cool hot rod.
     
  7. 392
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    Beautiful. Looks spot on. Great job
     
  8. swifty
    Joined: Dec 25, 2005
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    Looking good, shiny black is much better than red oxide primer. Love the Nailhead, what trans are you running?
    I'm doing a tri-powered Nailhead with T-5 trans in a 32-5 window.
    BTW hope you don't live on a dirt road.
     
  9. whitewallwilly
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    Looking good,,,, like good cheese, takes time,but when it's done ,it's done,
     
  10. Looks great......Have fun with the little man.:D
     
  11. Fiftee3
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    Looks really good! Finally decided to keep mine with full fenders, then I see yours. I can see another one in my future...haha! You should be proud of that sweet ride...
     
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  12. bonneville bones
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    Looks great!


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  13. All dressed up-Just went from wearing a tee shirt to a black suit


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  14. BZNSRAT
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    Looks great either way!
    How many inches is the chop?


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  15. can't go wrong with black
     
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  16. low budget
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    Looks great! You got to enjoy it in primer for its first chapter in your life (You could always paint it)
    Now, I cant see how your future expectations of what it could have been could be any better now:cool:
    Best of both worlds, Congrats!:)
     
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  17. catdad49
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    WoW, that came out Great! What's next on his list? Looks like he's not afraid to help and he works for ice cream.
     
  18. dan31
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    Looks great , nice job.
     
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  19. Tim
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    Very nice!
     
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  20. KoolKat-57
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    OH YEAH!
    KK
     
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  21. slowmotion
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    Classic hotrod, and you've planted the seed!!
     
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  22. Ace Brown
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    Close to dirt...it’s already driving me nuts wiping the dust off

    Trans is a 53 truck (F1) toploader with open drive. Rear is a 49/50 ford unit. I do have a T5 that I’ve been contemplating using. Years ago a friend gave me a bellhousing from a manual trans nailhead...


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  23. Ace Brown
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    Keep em! I sold mine when I brought her home. Kind of wish I had kept them. Always said if I build another one it’ll have fenders.


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  24. Ace Brown
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    4 1/2” all around.


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  25. The car looks great black,. HRP
     
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  26. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

    Looks super! Shiny Black is always back. I do park in the shade as much as I can,my 28 been high gloss black now for 59 years. Has needed refresh about every 10,still kicking.
     

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  27. BamaMav
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    Now that is a picture perfect hot rod!
     
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  28. brady1929
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    Looks cool.
     
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  29. deathrowdave
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    Damn if I was there I share a old one to celebrate , sort drink , beer or water what ever you prefer . Outstanding , my friend!
     
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  30. Ace Brown
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    Cold beer sounds outstanding.



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