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Poison, A 1928 Model A Ford Coupe

Here is my first real project, a 1928 Model A Coupe. The photo of the Black coupe is what I'm shooting for. I mocked up the photo from a stock bodied Model A photo. Channelled, chopped, and stretched 4" in the front. I'm doing all the work, from design, to frame, to mechanical, to upholstery and paint.

Found the body locally, already media blasted, top filled, and body rivets removed and panels welded back together. Luckily it was just tack welded, alot of the measurements and alignment was only 'close' to square. Already chopped the top 4 inches, with a 1 inch lowered, 3 inch chopped back window from a sedan body. Did this to get the rear window to a similar height above the belt line, like the side windows. This was a 'special coupe' which has a wooden rear panel and window frame. Widened the quarter window sill tops to match back up with the lower half from the chop, have already suicided the doors but still need to widen the door tops. Working on the frame, making it out of 2x5 tube and repo '32 rails from the firewall forward. 5 inch step up for the rear. Using a 1" drop repo Model A front crossmember, for a 4" dropped I-beam axle with split wishbone set-up. Using 5" for lower clearance, want to have a flat floor with just a small transmission hump, but no driveshaft tunnel. Replaced the header panel above the windshield. Going to mold in the front visor above the brow line.

Setting up a 289 ford with a 3x2 intake with a mild cam, backed by a mid-90's mustang 5 speed and a 60's mustang 9" rear, triangulated 4-bar with coil overs.

I have some technical questions on the way, suspension geometry and the like.
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Poison, A 1928 Model A Ford Coupe

Welcome to the site Dirty Steve. What a great introduction! You sure have your act together on what you want to do to that A. I've always liked the look of a full fendered channeled car.

Check out the Knowledge Base or use the search function to find quick answers and info. Check out the Project Journals as well. It would be nice if you started one of your own then we could all follow along with the build. Good luck building your coupe.

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Thanks for the welcome, I've been taking progress photos from before purchase. Will try to post some up this weekend.
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