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Hot Rods Pile of parts turns into cheap fun! 1930 Model A Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mctim64, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. After trying to get my T Roadster ready for TROG the last two years I decided if it wasn't going to make it to Pismo this year I would put something else together using the parts I had left over from my Sedan build. In just one month I had something that didn't cost me much more than $2K and was a blast to drive. The folks at "The Race Of Gentlemen" said I was too late and they were full up before the deadline of entry but I still kept on working the car and it keeps getting better.
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    This is what I started with. I will leave it there for now as I have to get to the shop. More tonight. :)
     
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  2. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Gotta pull some valve guides and Johnson tappets out of a '53 Merc block for my 59 AB, will return to see the cool semblage of Model A pieces...
    Go, McTim!
     
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  3. Just gathered a few more photos of the work.
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    Cleaned up the chassis and brushed on a coat of Rustolium black paint.
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    Looked pretty good after the clean up but decided it needed a little more than the "Banger"

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    1938 81A with a 36 trans and some parts from "Cling's" to adapt the pedals and wishbone.
     
  4. jeta12
    Joined: Oct 14, 2012
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    Can not wait to see this one come together!!
     

  5. Flatty was a pretty good fit but needed mounts and a steering box change.
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    Front motor mounts were made to bolt to the back of the shocks and Derrek Boling of Boling Bros. Early Iron made up a very nice rear transmission mount for me.
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    Steering box was acquired from a friend of mine, a 1949 F-1 Ford unit. I purchased a ready made flange from neil then cut the box to fit. I made my own mandrel to chuck the box in the lathe then after fitting and tacking I finished welded it with special wire and flux meant for cast crankshafts in my crank welder. Worked pretty slick if I do say so myself.
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  6. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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    Wow, good stuff!
     
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  7. Originally I thought of making a sort of "Speedster" but I was offered a pretty ratty old '30 Coupe body from Derrek while I was at his shop so we pulled it out of the loft and laid it on the frame. I liked it, so now it's a coupe. :)
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    It needed a little wood work to stiffen the body so rather than buy a wood kit I just went down to Lowes and bought some pine studs, cut them up and fit them. I know it wont last like Ash but this is a budget Rod. ;)
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  8. tfeverfred
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    Very resourceful.
     
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  9. jackalope
    Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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    Looks great! I hope that lathe was a clapper. Welding with a part chuck up can destroy the spindle bearings. Just something to think about. I considered buying a clapped out unit just for welding but space....
    Keep up the great work. Love to see budget builds.


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  10. Body on and wood work done, had to dig up some doors then it was time for some paint. I was going for kind of O/D (Olive drab or Over Dirt) look but it may be more of an Avocado. My wife hates it but it growing on her. lol
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    Exterior latex house paint. Brushed on of course.

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    Forgot to mention I needed a seat so I pulled an old plywood aircraft seat out of the attic. Fit the car perfect, although I needed a cushion to fill in where a parachute would normally go.
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  11. jeta12
    Joined: Oct 14, 2012
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    Very Cool!!!....Drive the crap out of it.
     
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  12. Since it was meant to be a "Racecar" it needed a number on it so 416 was a natural choice.
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    Then also needed the sponsor's name on the back.
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    And a little artwork on the side. I like the insignia of the WWI American manned French fighter group the Lafayette Escadrille.
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  13. 19Eddy30
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    Cool Jalopy!!!
     
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  14. Barrelnose pickup
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    Love the rawness of the painting of the numbering ,lettering and the artwork.
    Doesn't need to be big bucks to be standout.
    Cool jalopy.
     
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  15. Love it, Tim! Sure wish I had your talent....or someone else's money! :rolleyes:
     
  16. I did recently add a 2x2 intake just to pep it up a bit. When I talked to Bobby Green at Bonneville he said they wanted to see more speed equipment on the cars for TROG. I does have a set of Weiand "Cheater heads" but since they look stock, well... they look stock. :rolleyes:

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    Sorry if the pix are a bit blurry, not the best with my phone.
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    Sparse interior but I do have my Lucky Burton shift knob. ;)
     
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  17. wow, thats really neat, simple, clean and I bet a hell of a lot of fun to drive!
    home made deluxe!
     
  18. Tman
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    Fun side project Tim.
     
  19. jeta12
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  20. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
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    Anyone who doesn't like this, doesn't have a soul.
    I'd be tempted to run that sans glass, just because.:D
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  21. Yup, who needs glass, just wear it on your face. ;)
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    Had a blast this last weekend running it around on El Mirage dry lake. Race truck was still broken from Bonneville so I took the coupe down. If my 2x4 wood roll cage passed tech I would have made a pass in it. :)

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    God how I love this hobby.
     
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  22. What, no Y-block? Looks amazing!
     
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  23. louisb
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    That thing is great! Love it! I saw the pics on your instagram page and was wondering what the story was behind it.

    --louis
     
  24. I like Flatheads too. ;)
     
  25. wheeldog57
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    Well done Mctim. The HAMB needs more threads like this. Enjoy

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  26. poorboy
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  27. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
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    :D Very nice Mactim.Thats called engineuity:rolleyes::p.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  28. You're putting the "fun" back in rock'n'roll
     
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