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Real barn find! About time!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by olskool34, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    drop the back alittle, drive it. It's bitchin
  2. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,479


    Yeah Troy, that is exactly what I was thinking. Let me know, I'd appreciate it.
  3. RQuantz
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
    Posts: 108

    from Las Vegas

    That's a gorgeous looking car. Something makes me say it looks "proud" sitting on it's new rollers. I hope I look that good at 80. HaHa
  4. LSGUN
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,337

    from TX

    That looks great man! What size tires are you running?
  5. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,418


    that car looks cooool i like it
  6. rainhater1
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,147

    from az

    Duh, where is the linkage to the rear carb, maybe it's the picture
  7. biscuit eater
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 439

    biscuit eater

    I LOVE this thing just as it is.
  8. Slorolnlow
    Joined: Mar 12, 2010
    Posts: 46

    from Florida

    Man,that's a testament for being built to last huh?As cool as that is,I'd have a hard time keeping the torch and the big hammer away from her.
  9. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,333

    from Troy, MI

    That car is badass. I love what you did with it - I wouldn't touch it!

  10. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,479


    Thanks guys, I'm going to hop up the banger and install the 39 trans and that's about it. I do have a f-1 steering column and box which might go in but that will be later this spring. The tires I am running are Firestone 7.50 in the rear and 6.00 up front. I love the look of the car now. Before it was just a stock A but now she looks like she has some attitude. This is the car I always wanted since I was a little kid and I am so happy I finally have her.
  11. solid
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,459


    Good for you. It sure does look a little meaner. Love it.
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,491


    Man, you ARE so lucky....that is my dream and you're doing the very same changes that I would of THE man!!
  13. Tank
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 749


    Sweet car man! I do like it!
  14. Very nice!!!! Great find!
  15. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 4,977

    from indy

    That car is freaking ideal! Absolutely perfect. I love it.
  16. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,703

    Kan Kustom

    I have to agree.They are not making any more of those and there are plenty out there less complete and ready to cut up.
  17. Where did you find it?

  18. Fishtail8
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 366


    Just wow... Nicely done.
  19. T.W.Dustin
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 883


    It's looking great - I did the same thing and swapped my original rims/tires for '35 Ford wires, but I went the wide white route. I think the black rims and tires look really good on your car. That has to be one of the cleanest "A"s on the road in Michigan (I grew up in Cleveland and know what that environment does to old tin). I also pulled the bumpers, went to a downdraft 97, put in an FSI distributor and a 6V Carter pump (tucked in the frame rail). I haven't dropped my front end yet and haven't gotten around to the juice brake conversion yet either but I have the parts in my garage. Your car looks awesome - keep us posted.
  20. 1933ROADSTER
    Joined: Dec 17, 2009
    Posts: 112

    from El Paso

    Beautiful car! Hope I find a car like that someday! Congrats!
  21. logride
    Joined: Nov 29, 2009
    Posts: 285

    from CB IA

    That's being at the right place at the right time, and being ready when the oppurtunity is there. It's for sure cool enough to be stock. very cool
  22. Vimtage Iron
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 554

    Vimtage Iron

    Nice the wire and tires did give it an attitude, a little hop up on the banger and your set, that is nice.
    Short story, a fellow here on the left coast found one like that only black when new with faded and gone paint but 100% there got er running and brings it to the car shows, he's about half nuts,as am I,and as I'm tooling past him last year I look down and there is an old I mean old mirror with the silver flaking off under the engine so you can see the bottom of it, hes watching me and we both bust out laughing, he says I even found a mirror almost as old as the car, hell the rodders do it so I can too, too good.
  23. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,479


    Thanks guys, I really am stoked about this car. I enjoyed it last year as a stocker after getting it to run correctly and it was fun. The brakes are staying, I know some of you are really against that but they work perfect and it stops great. Bumpers are staying on it, I like them. The rear is a front bumper that I picked up locally and swapped out when I took the spare off the back. 39 trans is going in this week/weekend and then the head/intake/header and she will be done. I do want to get the seat redone as someone covered it in black vinyl in the 50's and it just doesn't look right with the reat of the interior. It is by far the cleanest model A I have ever seen, the bottom of the car is still black. I will post some underside photos for you guys.
  24. zephyrV12
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,010

    from pomona ca

    sweet. congratulations!!!!!
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 154


    great find..............
  26. donnymopar
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 127

    from MI

    Terrific Car! Thanks for showing me the hands on tour of it. It's always nice to meet new hospitable hot rodders.
  27. NM3
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 35


    I like your thinking, simple clean little sleeper.

  28. sonim38
    Joined: Apr 29, 2007
    Posts: 213


    that cross on the car door was cool!!! you should have left it!!!
  29. 32ford5
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,100

    from Australia

    Before dropping it might help to see it as it might be so I dropped it a little in the back for you in photoshop so you can stand back and scratch your chin. I actually rotated the car as well (around the middle) so the rear would come down but the front would stay (almost) where it is.

  30. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,479


    Sorry to bring up such an old post but plans for my old 29 are in the works. I have driven this car for the last 5 years as it was in this last pic (not photo shopped) minus trim rings that are on it now. I found an old axle in the woods this past fall and found some pieces that I was looking for.

    The axle was a 33 and all I could save were the perch pins and spindles due to it being all welded together. I just picked up a 34 axle and a T rear spring so the front end will go about an inch lower and the rear about 4. I have been working on projects and this car has always been my driver so I thought the old girl needed a new stance.

    I will post updates as I go. Working on my T is also going to speed up too. Thanks for spring like weather!!

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