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Projects Tudorfritz slowly builds a Model A (build thread)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tudorfritz, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. I just figured out that you can change the thread title, so I did.
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  2. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403108114.880272.jpg

    I live about 5 minutes down the road from Mac's, so the other day my son and I went to get some parts for the A.
  3. I went through a bunch of catalogs and found some brake hoses that will work on the car. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403108431.227395.jpg
    I made a couple of brake hose brackets to mount them to the frame. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403108512.001399.jpg
    I used nickel/ copper brake line for the whole car. The stuff really forms and flares easy. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403108692.167005.jpg
  4. I gotta put 3 unions on the 3 lines coming from under the dash. I'll tie them into the other lines once I get the body back on the frame, which should be some time next week. I have to finish wet sanding and buffing the firewall then it will be ready for the frame. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403108969.124211.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403108996.560223.jpg
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  5. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403187282.231423.jpg
    Started buffing last night
  6. Firewall is buffed up. A bunch of guys I work with are stopping over Monday after work. We will set the body back on the frame then. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403230522.030328.jpg
  7. Keep the updates coming fritz, youre doing really nice job there
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  8. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 930


    i must have missed the firewall before... that's one of the better looking recessed A firewalls i've seen; looks factory. i dig it!
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    Got the body set back on the frame yesterday. I had to set the heads and intake on the motor just to see how it all looks. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403626780.439658.jpg
    I think it's gonna look pretty slick when it's done. Gotta work on fuel lines and mount the gas tank back in, then I can put the rear axle back in. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403626934.564358.jpg
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  10. Lukydevl
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 700

    from Arizona

    This car is so BAD ASS!!!!
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  11. daliant
    Joined: Nov 25, 2009
    Posts: 685


    Lookin' good so far, nice attention to detail..
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  12. Bitchin' Man!! Love the polished flathead!
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  13. Nice. What's the plan for roof opening?
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  14. Man Fritz that car is the shit, I love the firewall, one of the best recesses I've seen. I'm following this one till it hits the road.. Jason

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  15. I plan on making a exposed wood headliner like a woody. Similar to this ATTACH=full]2653508[/ATTACH]
    For the outside of the top it will be a black canvas insert.

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  16. Neat idea, gotta see how you do it. I'm keeping my eyes open for alternative solutions for my Tudor, maybe I can just steal yours:cool:
  17. Steal away man. Just a warning, I'm no expert wood worker. But I do have a cousin that builds fancy book cases and roll top desks and stuff like that. I'll probably hit him up for some tips when the time comes.
  18. Sounds like a plan Fritz. I'd like to fill my opening with ribbed roof from astro van or so, but it seems to be a challenge to find one nearby. Hopefully something useful pops up. If not, I might go your way and use a local vintage mahogany boat builders skills and tools to help me out.
  19. T-DeWitt
    Joined: Aug 16, 2012
    Posts: 293


    Pure bitchin Hot rod!!!!
    Nice build I really like the details.

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  20. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404051162.696976.jpg
    Brake lines and clutch line are all done. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404051217.196361.jpg
    I also painted the inside of the body with Chassis Saver paint. The pedal assembly is all buttoned up also. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404051336.970538.jpg
  21. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,332

    from MB, SC

    Great idea on the headliner. I too wanted that on my model a, but sold if prior to getting around to it. Here is one of the pictures I had saved for inspiration. Love the build. You are super talented. 118_zps41db7f30.jpg
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  22. Thanks man, I was thinking of doing the wood headliner for a while. Then a few years ago I seen that same coupe in Detroit, then I knew that's how I wanted it to look. That car is killer with the Lincoln motor in it.
  23. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,943

    from Nebraska

    Nice work --- it's looking good!
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  24. The fuel line is run and the gas tank is ready to go back in for the last time. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404613611.152475.jpg
    Once the tank is back in the the rear axle can go back in. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404613674.458126.jpg
    But before I do all that I want to get the body all blocked out and buffed first. I start out with 800 on a block, then go to 1500 on a block. I then go to 3000 on a DA then finish it off with 5000 on the DA. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404613944.965532.jpg
    ^^^^^5000 before being buffed.

    It's a lot more steps and a lot more time to do it that way. But it buffs up so much easier and it won't die back doing it this way.
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    I'm finally done block sanding the clear. I started buffing last night, this is the first step in buffing. I have to pick up another buffing pad from work so I can machine glaze it.
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  26. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,234

    from Tampa, FL

    Yeowza! Gary
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  27. Coming together nicely.
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  28. Killer!
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  29. Hey nice to check back in on this one, that paint is outstanding !
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