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Projects The Wade Model A Coupe: Build Thread & Photo Journal

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bass, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. McFly
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  2. The37Kid
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    I just started to degrease the Franklin steering I plan to use in my Roadster. How did you determine were to mount the steering in the Coupe, drag link location, or crossshaft foot clearance?
     
  3. Bass
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    Both. I put the steering box down as low as I could go while still keeping it high enough to work the pedals. I'm hoping that by getting it down to where the drag link's attachment point is as close to the radius rod's pivot point as possible, I'll be minimizing the potential for bump steer.
     
  4. redroaddog
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    very kool! like the superamerica shifter!!:cool:
     
  5. Bass
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    Birds-eye view of the flange I'm making for the new top insert.

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  6. Rem
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    Love the details. Nice bird's eye view too.
     
  7. Olds Dad
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  8. daddio211
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    Brian Bass. Hot rod builder and photographer extrordinaire.
     
  9. Cali4niaCruiser
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    wicked wicked wicked. That ferrari inspired tunel is CLEAN!
     
  10. Flipper
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    Just when you think it couldn't get any cooler....Damn!
     
  11. Bass
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    A couple of louver photos that I forgot to post:

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    Louvers were punched by Kenneth Reierson in Cranfills Gap, TX.

    Thanks guys!
     
  12. HotRodMicky
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    Wow!!!!!

    Great build!!!!!!
     
  13. 1950ChevySuburban
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    Very inspiring! I'm just itchin' to get back on my build.
    Outstanding design and fab work!
     
  14. speters
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    I love the way this is shaping up! The carb setup is awesome!
     
  15. TexasSpeed
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    Fantastic as always.. Will this be on display at the Round-Up?


    iPhone - TJJ app
     
  16. kingpins
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    unreal. bass you do amazing work.
     
  17. Bass
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    Yes, that's the plan...it will be there in the raw. First time out of the shop and in public since it was a rolling chassis.

    I'll also have new T-shirts at the Lonestar Roundup that Keith Weesner designed for me. They feature the Wade Coupe, so I guess I should post a pic:

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    I'm really stoked that I was able to get Keith to do the artwork for this...it turned out fantastic!

    -Brian
     
  18. cakes
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    Holy amazing build, I am really impressed
     
  19. oldsboy
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    Super excited to see progress back up and going, looks fantastic as ever.

    Any chance on those not going to the round up to snag a T-shirt!??
     
  20. Bass
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    Well, since you asked...Yes, you can now order the "Weesner/ Wade Coupe" T-shirt off of my website. Click the link below:

    http://www.basskustom.com/merch.htm

    I just finished up the top insert flange yesterday, and the car is now ready for the insert to be Dzus fastened in place. Here are some pictures of the process of making the new flange:

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    Flange finished:

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    '34 inner header structure re-installed:

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    Finally, here's a shot of the finished roof profile (minus the insert). I'm happy with how it came out.

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    Thanks again for all the good words, fellas.

    -Brian
     
  21. Fucking fantastic!
     
  22. TexasSpeed
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  23. Noland
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    looks great, car is a real inspiration
     
  24. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Your metal finishing is superb! Are you using a shriking wheel or mainly hammer and dolly?
     
  25. Babyearl
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    I never get tired of looking at your work,,,,absolutely amazing. Earl
     
  26. lowpunk
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    Just amazing!!!
     
  27. bonesy
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    Bad ass hot rod.
     
  28. WOW! That looks absolutely amazing, like everything you do.

    You produce the most incredible, well thought out workmanship that I've ever seen, anywhere!
    Welding's not too shabby either...:D


    Bear
     
  29. 31modelo
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    WOW that looks just mean.
     
  30. This car is insanely badass.
     

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