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(Round 2) Just another Model A build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rice_rocket_killer, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. I'd say it looks too big ! :cool:

     
  2. That's where I'm at now, a ton of work ahead. [​IMG]
     
  3. Desert_Rat
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
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    Awesome build thread!! Just found it tonight & really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing!


    ~Dustin
     
  4. Thanks desert rat!
     
  5. Knoxville
    Joined: Mar 5, 2009
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    Let's see some pictures of that trailer hitch in action from our Billetproof run this weekend!
     
  6. Ask and you shall receive. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. i cut the curvy ends off and Had to make some sheet metal ends for the dash. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. When I originally sectioned the dash, I lost the center pod that held the clock. I really thought it looked cool so a added it back in. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. My plan is to have a nice modern stereo and have it completely hidden underneath the old speaker grill. So I welded hinges on the grill and glued strong disc magnets to the inside. Now I need to make a glove box and a panel to hold the CD player. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Here it is so far

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  10. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
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    from florida

    That dash really came out nice. A lot of work, but you got it looking good. Adding the clock bezel back in made it much better IMO.

    Don
     
  11. Thanks don. I have quite a bit to go but its coming out better than I thought.
     
  12. A little start on a custom gauge cluster. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. myktrans
    Joined: Jun 27, 2012
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    lol!
     
  14. myktrans
    Joined: Jun 27, 2012
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    love the trailer man!!!
     
  15. I made up a plate for the back of the gauge panel and welded it up. Now its time to find some cool gauges. [​IMG]
     
  16. I had to put everything else on hold to fix a problem that was bugging the crap outta me.Since I built this car it has been very hard to steer, and an old timer told me to get a shorter pitman arm. So cut mine up. I was nervous about it at first but its strong as hell now. [​IMG]
     
  17. I made the pitman arm 6.5" center to center. It was 8.25" center to center. [​IMG]
     
  18. I beveled the welding areas. And tack in ⅛"strap around the perimeter of the arm. Then preheated it and welded her up. After welding I let it cool in a bucket of sand.
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  19. The car is SO much better to drive with the shorter pitman arm. It feels like power steering compared what it was. [​IMG]
     
  20. Homemade patch panel
     

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  21. The "ass" of the back seat.
     

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  22. Coming together
     

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  23. Here's a profile pic to show how much room there is. It's actually a fairly comfy spot once you get back there. Not bad for a small car with a 5"chop.
     

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  24. I bent up some 1" square tube for the roof. Should be getting roof upholstery done soon.
     

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  25. My friend Kenny happens to do upholstery .I went with a snap on vinyl so I can take it off when I'm welding and grinding.
     

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  26. I learned that in order to do good upholstery , you first need to steal your sons sponge bob duct tape.
     

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  27. All done for now.
     

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  28. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
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    that looks killer!!!
     
  29. And finally my back seat gets some cushions!
     

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