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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. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,630

    from Nebraska

    Your sedan sure is turning out nice --- great work!!

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  2. Very very nice man ! Have fun at the show
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  3. Thanks Steve, still tinkering with it most nights. I got a chunk of brass coming I'm gonna machine a plug to cover the nut that holds the pitman arm on. I changed the jets and power valves in the carbs cuz it was running real rich. I made paper templates for cutting out the carpet. I was gonna order the carpet today but didn't get a chance to. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423791464.327022.jpg
    Gonna get tan square weave carpet. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423791602.336241.jpg
    I was leaning towards a dark brown vinyl or leather like this for the seat and door panels.
  4. Hot Rod Nut
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
    Posts: 539

    Hot Rod Nut

    WOW, I don't know what else to say,... Absolutely....Beautiful.
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  5. Fritz, you didn't ask for opinions so I must say mine :) Lighter interior colour would suite better for that carpet and blue of the car.
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  6. Haven't made my mind up 100% on seat color yet but I like this look.

    There's a guy with an upholstery shop that has a booth at the show coming up. I talked to him about it and he is gonna check it out and give me some suggestions.
  7. Russt29
    Joined: Jan 11, 2012
    Posts: 47

    from Phoenix,Az

    I think the material selections are perfect, the lighter square weave carpet complements the dash knob selection and the dark cowhide /vinyl looks good with the dark blue, Washington blue correct ?
  8. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,919


    The roadster looks right on, Personally I like the early solid colors, I think the top came out bitchin , can't wait to see it finished. Frank
  9. My piece of brass showed up in the mail today ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423970707.227243.jpg
    I wanted to make a plug to cover the hole in the pitman arm and the nut in it. I turned the one end down in my lathe and cut two groves to hold O rings. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423970839.269200.jpg
    Made Sure it fits snug and won't fall out, the O rings hold it in firm. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423970983.498626.jpg
    I cut the end down then while in the lathe I shaped it by hand with a grinder. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423971067.488646.jpg
    I ground it with 400, 800, then finished with 5000 by hand. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423971167.847305.jpg
    Finished ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423971268.322419.jpg
    I made it to match the gas cap. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423971304.990581.jpg
  10. I also made the parking brake handle boot ring. Made it out of 1/8" stainless plate. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423972056.330532.jpg
    I still gotta drill the screw holes in it and make the one for the shifter.
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  11. PanelDragger
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 136


  12. The devil is in the details, your tudor is occupied like hell!
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  13. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,919


    Love the little details, that what makes a great car. Frank
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    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 652
    from Salina, KS

    Here's a great leather stitch idea. I'd call baseball stitch? Can't remember who's it was on HAMB. (If your still brainstorming interior)
    Car's great, you could put anything in & it'll be incredible!

    Attached Files:

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  15. I built a custom bike and had that same stitching on the seat. I like that interior too, I'm still up in the air about color. But I did order that carpet so that's a done deal. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424031820.631139.jpg
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    Carpet came in yesterday, the picture shows up a little lighter than the actual color of the carpet. I'll do a binding on the edges that'll match the color of the seat.
  17. Had a great time at the show last weekend, thanks again Steve. The car took four awards, classiest car, best traditional hot rod, best first time shown, and the "just f-ing cool award" ( pinstriped mini fridge). My son already calmed the plaques and trophies but I get to keep the fridge lol. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425661697.121480.jpg

    I finally decided on a color for the interior it's a little lighter than the color I originally was thinking . ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425661787.243875.jpg

    I cut the carpet out last night. I'm gonna drop it off at the trim guys place in a few days so he can sew the binding on it. I still have to finish the seat frame and make the door panels then I'll drop them off to him also. I'm gonna put the car in one more show in a couple weeks. It's the Buffalo Motorama they have a open wheel room just for fender less hot rods. After that I'll start rolling on the interior.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2015
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  18. Looking great! First of many trophies, I'm sure! Can't wait to see pictures of it on the road!
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  19. Fedcospeed
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 2,011


    Holy Hardware Man!! I think the boy is hooked dad. This car has to be seen in person to appreciate all the handmade craftsmanship that went into it. Get used to the praise Scott
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  20. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,919


    Way to go, love your sons expression.
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  21. Thanks Jim, he is definitely hooked. I picked him up from school last Friday. He ran up to me and said " guess what day it is" I said Friday he goes no its car show day. He went up there all three days with us and just hung out and never complained that he wanted to go home.
  22. jgang
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
    Posts: 238

    from hamburg ny

    saw this at the show... absolutely beautiful. best car in the building by a long shot. amazing
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  23. Congrats for the awards Fritz! You deserve all of them.
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  24. patman
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
    Posts: 548


    Congrats! And that smile on your son's face is the best part. Enjoy...they grow up!
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  25. I took the car to the Buffalo Mororama over the weekend. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1427733261.186746.jpg
    I picked up a few awards, I got the band choice award, Hitman Hot Rod shop choice award, and a best of show open wheel rod. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1427733540.075353.jpg
    Ok enough being a trophy whore, I'm taking the seat up to the upholstery shop this week as he should have my carpet sewn up so I can install that. Here's a short video of me unloading the car after the show. Don't worry the car won't be a trailer queen. The roads are still shitty around here and I still haven't taken the car down the road yet.
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  26. 53woody
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 152


    Hi Scott Saw your car at both shows ....outstanding.... The best part was watching you unload it, are you running baffles in your headers it sounds great. Thanks Bruce

  27. Thanks Bruce, yes I made baffles for the headers out of a glass pack muffler. If you check a couple pages back there's a few pictures of how I did it. It's slightly louder than I wanted but I can live with it. I just didn't want it too loud so it would piss off my neighbors in the morning when I leave for work.
  28. Man, that thing looks great and sounds greater! Any chance we could get a picture of the interior as it sits?

  29. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1427839461.928949.jpg


    When I had it in the shows I had a black sheet on the seat so it didn't look that bad.

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