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Projects update on the Model A Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. lowongas
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    I have to admit one thing,when I first thought about the GOLD for an engine it made me sick.Now when I saw it all together...WOW...what a PERFECT color.Talk about nailing the stance AND the engine color.!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this coupe build..MORE..MORE...!!
     
  2. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    the coupe is a slow build, hoping for a more finished end product,
    the roadster will be done a little less refined but I hope, sooner

    sometimes I wonder if either will ever be done,
    I seem to be easily distracted

    where your "Tuffy" is comming along at lightning speed!
    very fun to watch your progress
     
  3. Sparkswillfly
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    from Colorado

    This build thread is awesome!
     
  4. hasty
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    Any progress over the holidays?
     
  5. Paul
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    nice day, too nice not to make something for one of the projects
    thought maybe some headlight slash shock mounts for the coupe

    picked up a nice A headlight bar off craigslist,
    turned out the guy selling it was a freind and fellow HAMB member
    thanks Jeff!

    I had a couple F1 shock mounts already

    so I rolled the bench out in the sun and cut grind weld grind filed some nifty mounts just like they yousta

    follow along the pix speak for themselves

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  6. Paul
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    and then on to the other..

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  7. Paul
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    gotta round up some tubing to weld in the frame for through bolts to mount them but you get the idea..
     
  8. billthx138
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    Made it look to easy...nice job.
     
  9. Boones
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    from Kent, Wa

    i like it.. nice job paul..


    you going to have the coupe ready for our pokerrun
     
  10. Dirty Dug
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    Why not just weld coupling nuts to the inside of the rails. Those two bolts are a bitch to get nuts on the inside with the spring in the way. looks nice Paul....
     
  11. cruzr
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  12. general gow
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    nice work. i like those.
     
  13. Paul
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    thanks Doug,
    I bent the mounts to clear the crossmember for just that reason

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  14. Nice work, as usual.
     
  15. 50Delux
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    from Michigan

    Very nice. And to think I had a headlight bar in my hand at a swap meet on Sat. Damn it I knew I should have bought it.
     
  16. BJR
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    I wonder.... will the headlights vibrate when you hit a bump, because of the shock mount? Please report back when it's on the road.
     
  17. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
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    Nice work. You can really get creative with with headlight stands and upper shock mounts. Part of giving your rod it's own personality.
     
  18. Paul
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    when is it?
     
  19. Paul
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    edit: threads merged
     
  20. hey man, that is one BITCHIN coupe! i hope you get it on the road with ease.

    I noticed you said you had trouble with cracked 371 blocks. did you buy them that way or did you crack them yourself? and were there suspect places they have cracked? i have one in my 58 olds and am just curious if there anything i should look for (or aviod power adding wise).
     
  21. Gregg Pellicer
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    I have a very simalar setup on my car. No vibration problem's at all
     
  22. 21tat
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  23. very cool man
     
  24. Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Nice work on your shock/headlight mounts... Gives me some ideas for mine.
    Thanks!



    Malcolm
     
  25. Paul
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    wow, has it really been a whole year?

    rolled the coupe out of the corner yesterday
    started putting together some bracing for a new floor,
    and fit and tacked in both wheel wells

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  26. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
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    Royalshifter
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    from California

    Badass man....it looks as though it wants to pick a fight?
     
  27. Lowbuckboz
    Joined: Apr 2, 2008
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    Sweet looking coupe man!
     

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