Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects The Helmuth Brothers Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HelmuthBrothers, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 30,484

    loudbang
    Member

    Wow you were so lucky to find a bodyman that works that quick.
     
  2. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    A few more from the past few days. Driver Side door tacked back together. Windshield tacked and hinged. the wood above the windshield needs to be reinforced with metal temporarily to get the frame to close all the way. The windshield arm pivot points were lowered 4".

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1428330322.015207.jpg

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1428330302.711630.jpg

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1428330405.847925.jpg

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1428330439.447878.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    Studebakermatt and firepilot like this.
  3. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Picked up the car from jerry today. Took 4" out of it. Huge motivator.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431278980.362786.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431279012.079319.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431279252.759237.jpg
     
  4. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

  5. Bam.inc
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 652

    Bam.inc
    Member
    from Salina, KS

    I think 4" is perfect. I'm gonna try that on one, maybe both of my coupes (someday).
    Are you going to fab a hood?
    I always like open, but lately some of the Bonneville & 'Bones style hoods are lookin real good too.
     
  6. Hurley50
    Joined: Feb 3, 2012
    Posts: 561

    Hurley50
    Member
    from NC

  7. Bam.inc
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 652

    Bam.inc
    Member
    from Salina, KS

    Also, must compliment you on your floorwork. I hate to try to copy you...but your work & pics are really close to what I've been "trying" to accomplish. After I stuffed that TANK's tank in the trunk (as you show) the trunk space is really limited, huh?
    I guess it'll get some weight over the rear axle.
    I'm about at this stage, but probably 2 yrs behind you to finish...
    Where are you going to hide a battery?
     

    Attached Files:

  8. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Thanks a lot! I do have a nice good I'd like to fit. Might be a project while it's on the road though.

    Thanks Matt!

    Thanks a lot I appreciate it! I post all of these pics so if someone needs help they can refer back here. The tanks inc center fill tank fits perfect back there imo. With the weight of a full tank and some light luggage the backs definitely going to sit a lot lower. I might have to put one spring back in the rear leaf when the time comes. The battery issue might be resolved with one of those smaller odyssey batteries either under the dash or behind the seat.
     
  9. Hurley50
    Joined: Feb 3, 2012
    Posts: 561

    Hurley50
    Member
    from NC

     
  10. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Where did you mount yours matt?
     
  11. Hurley50
    Joined: Feb 3, 2012
    Posts: 561

    Hurley50
    Member
    from NC

    Behind the seat
     
  12. aussie57wag
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 233

    aussie57wag
    Member
    from australia

    Looking good. I was interested on the body mounting as I will be doing that on mine soon. I did note though that you forgot to mount the clutch peddle.
     
  13. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Thanks Matt!

    To be honest I think the body mounts for a model A on 32 rails will be slightly different in every body/frame configuration depending if the frame is aftermarket or original. I have ten in total. Five each side. Haha believe me if I could stretch my budget for stick I would.
     
  14. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

  15. Where's it going?
     
  16. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    That was on it's way back to my house from the shop that did the chop/bodywork.
     
  17. aplayer
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
    Posts: 148

    aplayer
    Member

    I love this build. I watch for updates so I can steal ideas for my future build. Thanks for posting.
     
    HelmuthBrothers likes this.
  18. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Steal away!
     
  19. THE KUSTOMIZER
    Joined: Aug 27, 2011
    Posts: 222

    THE KUSTOMIZER
    Member
    from south nj
    1. 60s Show Rods

    The car Looks Great! Tell Dave to smile a little!!! LOL!!
     
  20. Speed~On
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,270

    Speed~On
    Member

    Yep, I'm still in love with your build. Nothing like chopping a Model A to get that fire lit under your rear. Looks awesome.
     
  21. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Some updates. Finished building the floor up front. Went through about 5 versions of a trans cover and got fed up. Ended up buying a universal one from Howells for 50 bucks and luckily only had to make the top part that connects to the firewall. Super happy with that. I will end up riveting the cover to the floor later. Put the dash together with my Grace and Co. insert which is exactly what I wanted. Onto the steering.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434568966.606793.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434569014.237903.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434569028.571154.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434569041.759078.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434569052.208228.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434569084.075265.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434569096.508386.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434569110.692197.jpg
     
    D-Russ, Rich B., laidout53 and 2 others like this.
  22. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717

    farmer12
    Member

    Just read the whole thread. Very impressive work so far!
     
    HelmuthBrothers likes this.
  23. That thing looks great man!!!!!
     
    HelmuthBrothers likes this.
  24. ^^^ Yep ! That it do !!!! ^^^ Yes, indeedy.
     
    HelmuthBrothers likes this.
  25. Finn Jensen
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 634

    Finn Jensen
    Member

    Very nice work. I've been following you all along.
     
    HelmuthBrothers likes this.
  26. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

  27. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 30,484

    loudbang
    Member

    You have the best classic trio of gauges needed look real good.
     
    HelmuthBrothers likes this.
  28. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    That was a complete pain in my ass.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1435521898.606450.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1435521950.054693.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1435521962.128581.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1435521981.525312.jpg
     
  29. I'm sure it was, but man, it looks great!
     
    HelmuthBrothers likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.