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Projects RainierHooker's '28 A - Wartime Tub Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by RainierHooker, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
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    RainierHooker
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    from Tacoma, WA

    I used the stretch-dropped axle with 1932-4 spindles, 1932-4 perch bolts, and a shortened pitman arm on the steering box. The drag link, tie rod, kingpins, brakes, and brake actuators are all standard Model A. It all bolts together, but I don't think you can get by with stock spindles without some modification.
     
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  2. The Brown Sound
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    The Brown Sound
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    from Maryland

    Thanks! Have enjoyed this thread and the photos.
     
  3. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
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    RainierHooker
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    from Tacoma, WA

    So, I ended up with an original Houser's Top Shop Top...
    image.jpeg

    ...with side curtains...
    image.jpeg

    ...updates to follow
     
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  4. Sexy. I like it
     
  5. 340HilbornDuster
    Joined: Nov 14, 2011
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    340HilbornDuster
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    I totally forgot about your Tub Man!....You must have been driving the ČȐɊþ out of it?
    Looks Great!

    Where did you get that Cool Chopped Top from?
    Mahalo
    Tommy
     
  6. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
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    RainierHooker
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    from Tacoma, WA

    Sorry for the complete lack of updates on this tub, but there hasn't really been much progress either.

    I spent a year overseas and have more really cool projects than any one guy should have. The phaeton has been collecting dust for far too long though.

    The top and side curtains were acquired locally through a love triangle sort of trade deal. It was bought from the son of the original owner.

    The top is a genuine Carson Top that was made by Houser's Carson Topshop in 1946 for a mild-custom '29 Phaeton. Around the mid 50's the padding was removed and the original Carson bows were recovered, probably also by Houser's, with the Black Hartz-Cloth and the side curtains were made. A few years later the car was returned to stock and sold. This top was stored in the top of a Barn ever since.

    So, I now own a genuine 1940s Carson top that was turned into a genuine 1950s Carson top, for a mild custom '29 Tub.
     
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  7. RainierHooker
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    RainierHooker
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    from Tacoma, WA

    And now this car is really distracting me from the car that distracted me from this car...
    image.jpeg
     
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  8. your having CAR A.D.D....looks tits man ! Get back to the race car ! @RainierHooker
     
  9. 340HilbornDuster
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    Thanks Man....So Much for finding one of those.......Unless I dust of my Time Machine...
    I Like the Style of it!
    - Distraction Looks Gooood!
     
  10. sdroadster
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    Is there any trick to getting some more leg room in a Phaeton? I wonder if it is possible to cut, reshape, and extend the seat back 6 inches or so. We have done everything else to these poor cars, maybe it's an option for us long legged hot rodders.
     
  11. are you going to run fenders now ? I think it would look great ...@rainierhooker
     
  12. RainierHooker
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    RainierHooker
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    from Tacoma, WA

    I am kinda thinking fenders now @rob-redm but if I do them, they won't be completely stock.
     
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  13. Murocmaru
    Joined: Apr 5, 2006
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    Murocmaru
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    from Van Nuys

    Nice to see you back at it with the tub. I'm working on one too.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  14. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    sloppy jalopies
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    I was an A guy for 15 years then jumped up to '33 - '34s, for 25... now back to As...
    Way back when the late '30 - '31 deluxe 2 door touring was the most sought after...
    Number 2 was the '28 -'29 touring... the parts were gold...
    Ah... the memories.
     
  15. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    Binger
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    from wyoming

    I saw these top pics on instagram. Looks great! I love the side curtains.
     
  16. Very cool! Can you open the doors with the side curtains on? I'm curious how they attach at the top.
     
  17. cball
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
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    cball
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    Man that top looks good!
     
  18. Bigcheese327
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  19. Mikko_
    Joined: Aug 3, 2018
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    Mikko_
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    from Sweden

    Since I'm also a tub owner I'm a bit curious if there has been any progress made on this car @RainierHooker ?
     
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