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Hot Rods The blue 32ish model a at Detroit.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSibley, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,373


    awesome car, but, is it just me or is it a total rip off of Basses car? Either way, I love the look of those cars.
  2. A picture here would be beneficial.:)
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  3. 51box
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,000

    from MA

  4. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 1,169

    wheeltramp brian

    30-31 with 32windshield.looks good.i believe bass'car is a29
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  5. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,947

    from Commack NY

  6. Looks like VW gulf blue
  7. wex65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,100

    from WV

    I took this shot which isn't great due to light flare etc but it is pretty much the color I remember from seeing the car this weekend. More a green-blue than blue. IMG_4685.JPG
  8. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,960

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Those wheels have a plastic look to them. Yuk.
    The rest I like.
  9. Jet96
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
    Posts: 1,299

    from WY

    IMG_4908.JPG Wex65 is right, it was more of a green-gray-blue.
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  10. Look bent to me :(
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  11. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,736


    The MEL powered Model A in the Ross Engines booth (Built by Hilton Hot Rods, I Think) is a better looking hot rod in my eyes, but then it wasn't competing for the Riddler.


    Thanks to Tim Boyd for the picture.
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  12. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,077

    from oregon

    I actually dig the wheels, but I bet he didn't buy them at the swap meet.
    You won't win the Ridler with red painted steelies!
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  13. wex65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,100

    from WV

    Awesome build, loving that Lincoln motor.

    Nice shot, he managed to catch the painter on the left (Russ from North Jersey Kustoms) and motor builder center (Tony from Ross Racing Engines) along with myself on the right. I spent the weekend gazing wistfully at the cars on the Ross Racing/Hilton Hot Rods stand. Top notch builds as ever.

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  14. This is just my opinion but, a '32 is a '32 and a Model A is a Model A and they each have their good points. Myself, I really like Model A's, probably even more than '32's. That said, when folks start mixing up the styling cues of the two something inherently gets lost. When you flush fit the doors of a Model A (or God forbid suicide them) or remove the visor and put a '32 windscreen in there, the charm of the Model A gets lost in the process. I can accept the use of a '32 firewall for spatial reasons but please, don't ruin a perfectly good Model A by trying to make it look like a '32. 1932 frame rails of course are allowed and even expected. I understand that a Ridler contender must be over-the-top and that's okay but, I would take that Blue Model A (or the Gentleman's Coupe) over the aforementioned Blue-Grey-Green contender any day. In fact I would probably take anything that rolled out of Hilton Hot Rods over it...........................JMHO...................................................................................Don.
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  15. The blueish 32ish the op mentioned has an interesting thing going on with the front axle and spring. Anyone have any close up pictures of the front suspension?

    As far as the wheels go the engine in that car has some interesting metal finish on it too. How dey do dat?
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2017
  16. Jet96
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
    Posts: 1,299

    from WY

    I actually liked the color combination in person. It went well together. Also not a fan of the bent frame look personally, but I get why guys do it.
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  17. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,701

    from So Cal

    I agree for the most part, losing the visor and adding the 32 windshield doesn't appeal to me, the sum total is less than the parts.
  18. DaveM
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 9

    from Michigan

    Same here, the '32 windshield kind of kills the look a bit. (They do look right at home on a '32 though!) I like my Model A rods fairly straight. I can also forgive '32 firewalls, frames and shells, but I like the look of the body stock. Ford made a really nice looking car with the Model A. I also really like the blue one. I couldn't get to Autorama this year, but I think that would have been my favorite car of the show. I love the MEL motors and that car is right on the money for chop and stance.
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  19. I think the color might be '17 Jeep Anvil Blue. Neat Color.
  20. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Something seems odd about it. Perhaps the windshield treatment. But that wheel and tire combo is excellent!
  21. barett
    Joined: Jul 1, 2012
    Posts: 466

    from Taylor TX

    Somebody, mentioned Bass's car being a 29. It is. The reference was to the "wade coupe" i think that's right. One Bass has been building lately. It's a 30-31 outfitted with a "deuce" header with an even heavier chop than the one mentioned, a beautiful car. Lots of folks mixing it up with his 29... the one displayed at Detroit does in fact have a striking resemblance to the "wade coupe"....

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  22. lucky13
    Joined: Feb 7, 2003
    Posts: 109


    I think the wade coupe used a 34 sedan header.
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  23. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,373


    I was referring to the wade coupe. I love both cars, it just seems like they are really similar, and I was wondering if it was coincidence or did someone borrow someone's ideas?
  24. mediumriser
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 342

    from Ohio

    The wheel base is way off. It looks goofy from the firewall forward. And you DON'T kick a 32' Frame, you plan just DON'T do it.
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  25. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,408


    I think that the wheels are all out of proportion.
    The front ones look too big, the rears look like they sit too high and too far back.
    The way it sits on the little supports may contribute to the distortion that I see, or maybe it is the camera angle ?
    Just my opinion.........for what it is worth.........if anything..........:)
  26. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,308

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Who dropped that baby on it's head?
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  27. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 2,074

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

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  28. Short lil' thing eh? Maybe '40 spring or sumpin'?
    IMHO Gerald's 30/32 is both the perfect deuce and 'A', all rolled into one. Unsplit bones sure are pretty.
  29. ......The heavy chop with the swept front frame rails gives it a sort of awkward look. Kinda squished. I gotta stop as someone has obviously spent a great deal of time and money here.
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  30. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,190

    from Burton, MI

    Cool color. Plasti-dip on the wheels? Rear of the roof looks jacked-up. Frame looks like it drives Michigan potholes all winter long....Cool color.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2017
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