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Hot Rods the long-simmering Model A Phaeton project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by COOP666, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. COOP666
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    long time no see - it looks like the Model A Phaeton highboy is finally coming together thanks to Ben Thomas at Rancho Deluxe! He took it on late last year, and has been steadily chipping away at it ever since - it's finally starting to look like something!
    Ben has spent a lot of time working on the body, it's looking nice enough I'm considering actual shiny paint instead of my usual brush paint job, but we're still on the hunt for a passenger-side rear door that's a bit less thrashed. It's meant to be a second cousin to Jake's tub, still my favorite hot rod ever.

    More photos at the link, if anyone is interested https://www.flickr.com/photos/coop666/albums/72157714347299876


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  2. Tman
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    The coolest open car body in my opinion. Looks like you already moved the center divider back for more leg room? A must. We built one years ago for a customer.

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  3. COOP666
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    new photos - all the floorboards have been cut and varnished, Ben is building a gas tank to fit behind the rear seat, and the 327 is starting to get its makeover. 64029531932__D4DEFBEF-1D27-437F-A6C0-0A3A87213DB4.jpeg 64029538962__8DA176B9-557E-4BF6-BBA1-ABB8053DA833.jpeg IMG_7810.jpeg IMG_7811.jpeg IMG_7809.jpeg
     

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  4. COOP666
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    found a decent driver side rear door, thanks to instagram. Now, who has the passenger side rear door to match? IMG_8568.JPG IMG_8570.JPG
     
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  5. brady1929
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    What a cool project.
     
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  6. Nice change to actually see someone use the later 1946 bent style front wishbone.
     
  7. COOP666
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    that was all Bob Bleed, he put together the chassis.
     
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  8. Stogy
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    Fantastic things are coming together...looks great @COOP666...a hardmetal Canvas indeed...welcome back always and thanks for sharing the goodtimes...bring it on...
     
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  9. 340HilbornDuster
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    Awesome Build!...Good Looking Windshield...That'sa Goood Body!!!...Looks like it has a Nice Stance..?
     
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  10. COOP666
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    I haven't updated this in a while! The chassis is all assembled now! The dark green color on the frame will be the body color, possibly with black around the belt line. Ben has done an incredible job, much better than I ever could! Excited to be driving it to the Roundup soon! IMG_8038.jpeg IMG_8038.jpeg IMG_8044.jpeg IMG_8047.jpeg IMG_8049.jpeg IMG_8050.jpeg
     
  11. continentaljohn
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    Awesome build and tubs and just so cool!!
     
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  12. COOP666
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  13. COOP666
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    some more photos - hopefully together and running, minus paint and upholstery, for this year's Lone Star Roundup


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  14. Rand Man
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    Ben does great work. This world needs more A Phaetons and T Tourings.
     
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  15. That thing is really coming out great
     
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  16. Bitchin'!
     
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  17. COOP666
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    Holy shit! Body back on the chassis! It's a drag that the Roundup got cancelled, but now we'll have time to finish the paint and hopefully the upholstery before Roundup 2022 in April! So stoked! Ben has done an amazing job on this one, so much better than I ever could've done. I'm proud and excited to finally get to drive the hot rod I've had in my head for almost 20 years now!


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  18. Tman
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    Looks great!
     
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  19. 325w
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    Admiring the clean shop!
     
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  20. lumpy 63
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    Totally Bitchin:D
     
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  21. I've been watching progress on IG, @lowsquire is knocking it out of the park. Phaetons, the only cool 4 door HOT ROD!
     
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  22. Tim
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    Been watching on IG as well, motor sounds great. Love everything Ben puts together. Gonna be a sharp dressed man rolling that down the road!
     
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  23. COOP666
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    more little bits, Ben found this neat vintage fuel block - closer still!

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  24. Tim
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  25. COOP666
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    some photos from earlier this week - doors are on and getting tweaked before primer.

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  26. COOP666
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    actually got to sit in it for the first time!

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  27. COOP666
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    Ben just sent some photos this morning! 65116838259__F5897B0B-5ACC-48D9-963D-B5024B981D71.jpeg
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  28. Tim
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    Dude that rules!
     
  29. Old-Soul
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    Haha the GO pedal rules.

    He's got the skills and you got the eye for design - this is gonna be a killer hotrod.
     
  30. 31Apickup
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    Looks great, what paint did you use on the frame, is it a standard color?
     
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