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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. E.C.
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 433

    from Tx

    I agree.
  2. 51Gringo
    Joined: Jul 22, 2006
    Posts: 652

    from Nor Cal

    You got skills holmes, nice job on everything, keep going.
  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 23,458


    You could swap the ends on the hairpins for the early A ends with the grease fitting on the bottom.:rolleyes:

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  4. speedy383
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
    Posts: 41


    Great work man, You got skill's .
  5. Bass
    Joined: Jul 9, 2001
    Posts: 3,341

    from Dallas, TX

    Why do that when the grease fitting is already in the same location on both the radius rod end and drag link rod end? I thought everything had to be matchy-matchy?

    Besides, this isn't a democracy. Haha.

    Seriously though, thank for the input, Bob. I actually do enjoy constructive criticism...sometimes.

  6. cracker head
    Joined: Oct 7, 2007
    Posts: 968

    cracker head

    I thought this was one of them kit cars that you could buy out of the back of Popular Mechanics??
  7. Art like this comes from vision and passion, not mere thought.
  8. chopt top kid
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 959

    chopt top kid

    Mr. Bass...This coupe is the "Bitchin'est"!!!

    From Wikipedia:
    In grammar, the superlative is the form of an adjective that indicates that the person or thing (or action) modified has the quality of the adjective to a degree greater than that of anything it is being compared to in a given context. English superlatives are typically formed with the suffix -est (e.g. healthiest, weakest)
  9. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,907


    I'm completely baffled why anyone would try to coach such a talented builder through a build that completely defines perfection???

    Unless Mr. Bass is building it for YOU and you're paying him accordingly, you should do what your momma told you and keep your mouth shut. Constructive criticism is one thing, but bitchin about non-matching parts on a car of this caliber is ludicrous. It's not like his "plumbing store fuel fittings" don't match his "hardware store PVC heater core fittings".

    Maybe its me, but I didn't think we were the official IASCA online judging forum and police.

    Now, if there's a safety issue on my builds PLEASE bring it to my attention.
  10. john~N~dallas
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 432


  11. I really like Brians class in dealing with such situations.
    First Class! just like his builds.
  12. Brian will this thing be at the Roundup? I wanna see it!
  13. Bass
    Joined: Jul 9, 2001
    Posts: 3,341

    from Dallas, TX

    You know, I never would have noticed that the way the tie-rod ends clamped on the radius rods and drag links weren't identical if Bob had not pointed it out on this public forum. You see, when I made both the radius rods and the drag link, I had my eyes closed. And I normally don't like to talk about this, but I also lost my sense of touch in a horrible cheese-grating accident in the 60's. I had to rely entirely on sound when selecting the tie-rod ends and fitting and welding these parts together.

    You wouldn't believe how subtle the difference is between the sound a left-hand thread Model A tie-rod makes when you tighten it, and one that doesn't fit a Model A at all. In fact, I almost used a tie-rod end from a '73 AMC Gremlin, until I noticed the pitch was all wrong.

    So seriously, I have to offer my most sincere thanks to Bob for his helpful insight.

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    Tie-rod ends don't match? I didn't notice. Beatles? Never heard of them.
  14. Bass
    Joined: Jul 9, 2001
    Posts: 3,341

    from Dallas, TX

    I think so, Chris! It'll be good to see you and Jamie.

  15. Sweet! See you there!!!
  16. coopsdaddy
    Joined: Mar 7, 2007
    Posts: 884

    from oklahoma

    Please post some pics of roof insert when complete,i would like to see how its fastened down,one of the best build ups ive seen and thanks for all the pics and details.
  17. Never2low
    Joined: Jan 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,035


    Ordered Mine last week. Got here Monday! Frickin awesome! Can't wait to wear it to a show, and give mad props to one of Texas' finest!
    Love your latest work, as usual.
  18. awais
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 32

    from dallas

    brian, sometimes your my hero

    looks amazing
  19. nutbush
    Joined: Jul 7, 2006
    Posts: 230

    from Texas

    This means nothing but I was so stoked I had to post. I saw Brian Bass at Pate today. I about crapped myself. I was so tempted to go up and see if he might take a pic with me. But he was relaxing in his chair and I didnt want to bother him. To me he is one of the most talented artists doing hotrods today. I was happy just to be next to his coupe and see him there. peace
  20. 51fordshoebox
    Joined: Aug 17, 2004
    Posts: 928


    i saw brian bass today at pate as well...but he asked to take a picture with me..
  21. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 2,727


    :D Well people.I just finished reading about this build from #1 to the end in ONE sitting,INCLUDING the 11 videos.
    The only thing that I have to say about Mr Bass is that he deserves the title of"Michaelangelo of the metalsmiths".Thank you sir for a georgeous machine.He is so far past all of the fine accolades that all of the posters here have offered that you can`t even see them from where he is at.
    May you live long and prosper.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  22. cracker head
    Joined: Oct 7, 2007
    Posts: 968

    cracker head

    He was mix'n my drinks!;)
  23. TheSandman
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
    Posts: 47


    Unbelievable. Your fabricating skills are phenomenal.

  24. Just wanted to know if you have worked out a price on the bendix brake conversion for the 40 backing plates, if so I may have a set for you to do if your ready for them yet.
  25. stewscoupe1929
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 69


    LMAO.... where in the hell do you come up with this shit!!.. nice ride man!! very well engineered and awesome ideas Bass!
  26. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,593


    Check out:
  27. LabRat
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,551


    Stellar work Mr Bass ...
  28. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,004

    Slick Willy

    And yet, sometimes, I still wonder why there arent more people posting their build threads anymore...

    thanks, Brian, for keeping this one going longer than most through the HAMB b.s.
  29. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,507


    I've watched the stuff you were building a long time, Bass, simply outstanding, just great!

    and to say for today: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DUDE! :D

  30. And Happy Birthday from down the bottom of the planet, young fella.

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