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picking up from where zombie left off.....model a coupe build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31hillard, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. 31hillard
    Joined: Aug 5, 2005
    Posts: 58


    well a little bit about myself first,i have done an intro years ago but that was when i was young and a twat:D i'm Dale from lincolnshire,england 22 years old and have just bought astrozombies model a coupe hop up,I started off building a volksrod and after 7 years of building it once it was on the road i knew i was way past the vw stage and hankered for a traditiona hot rod and here we are.

    here is the coupe in question.
    and this is the volksrod if you like that sort of shit ;)


    So last month the coupe arrived and as soon as i got it in the workshop it was time to see if it started,moved etc and after 2 months of sitting round it started up first time which was just awesome :D

    after the inital shock that i owned a steel model a coupe i cracked straight on with getting it ready for an mot test which you need to register the car in the uk,the car really is in awesome condition and no rot anywhere but the roof was only really welded on the back and none of the pillars/windows etc lined up so that need doing before it was deemed roadworthy a coupe of solid days on it with help from my fellow club member and the roof is now all finished just needing a llittle bit of filler here and there,sorry no pictures as i've been taking them the whle way through the process but not realising my camera isn't working :(

    Still not quite ready for an mot yet it needs shock absorbers on all four corners i've managed to get some ford pilot lever arms for the front just looking for some for the rear right now and then it should be ready for a test.

    my basic plan for the car is run it around pretty much as is for now with maybe a wheel and tyre change to some 40 steelies and black walls and maybe a brake floater set,whilst driving the fuck out of it i shall be making up a deuce chassis for it and collecting parts,hopefully flathead powered and running low to the ground very similar to the pinkees model a coupe.

    also the other day i picked up what i thought was a pair of 32 axles but turns out the front is model a and the rear is a 34 which still isn't a problem as they can still be used with the deuce chassis.

    so i've gone from 2 months ago having a workshop full of volkswagon parts to being full of early ford parts which is a big difference :D

    some pictures for ya

    the parts collection


    Thanks for listening guys :)
  2. That is a fine looking project. I'll be keeping a look on here for progress.
  3. 'Bout time Dale! Head down arse up and get it on the road. Paul came up for Xmas and got Irene's minor running, sounds great!
    Good luck geezer!!
  4. Crease
    Joined: May 7, 2002
    Posts: 2,879


    I didnt know the English "hankered"?? :)

    Great lookin car and always great to see the cool stuff goin on across the pond.

    ...and congrats on kickin that nasty Volkswagen habit!!
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  5. Woodlouse
    Joined: Dec 18, 2011
    Posts: 74

    from London UK

    Hi ya Dale, fancy meeting you here.
    Shame about the camera, good you sorted the chop out looking forward to seeing it.
  6. Race City Rodz
    Joined: Nov 29, 2010
    Posts: 466

    Race City Rodz

    Very cool score. Drive the heck out of it, and keep collecting all the parts for your "new" build in the future.
  7. BOP-Nut
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 746


    Nice start. That is a bold chop.
  8. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,345

    from California

    Looks as though Josh's old car is in good hands.
  9. I was a VW guy for awhile, but not with your ambition, nice job.
  10. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,479

    from Burton, MI

    I love A's with the fender aprons still on 'em. Looks good!
  11. roddin-shack
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,392


    UH! May be I am going senile, but I kinda like it the way it is. But do it the way you want it. Good Luck. Larry
  12. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,575


    Your rear axle is the same as a later '32.
  13. 66Coronet440
    Joined: Oct 26, 2009
    Posts: 367


    Good score, man. That A has a mean stance. For a VW, you had that one looking pretty sick as well.
  14. rottenpop
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 589

    from Holbeach

    I'm still very pleased that you have "upgraded" Dale!
    I can't wait till all of us can get together with our cars as it's going to be rather cool. Now, crack on mate.

    Mo' pics for you.




  15. jick
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 374

    from london

    cool car....always really dug it on Zombie's thread...

    i'll look forward to seeing it out and about in the summer.

  16. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

  17. 32coupedeville
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,253

    from cincy

    that model a coupe looks good. oh and there is nothing wrong with building a v rod. i built this one.[​IMG]
  18. Cutlassboy68
    Joined: Dec 3, 2011
    Posts: 593

    from Boone, Nc

    I would definatly lower it a bit... I know what you mean with the VW thing but i use to hop up corvairs...

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