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Old 01-30-2010, 03:27 PM
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door, dont need no stinking doors...

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I didn't get nearly as much done as I had hoped.

The plywood sheet worked OK for mock-up, but it wasn't working well enough to build a real car.

I have a work bench that is almost big enough to build on, but it is buried under 4 years of grinder dust and misc accumulations. Half a day was spent cleaning off the table.

Finally got the table cleared an my subrails on the table. Table is about two feet too short for the body to fit. No problem. I built an outrigger to support the point of the boat tail.

Time to start building body structure out of 1x1. Square tubing may be great for building boxes, but it sucks for the complex shapes in this car. Got one hoop done in the rear body and tried to make a hoop for the cowl. Succeded in making lots of scrap out of 1x1 . On to plan B.

Make the cowl from 16 gauge flat sheet. This was my first real project with the horrible freight shrinker/stretcher. I think it went well. I think it would have been easier if I made my angle 1x1 instead of 1.5x1.5 (oh well).

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I just love this build can't wait to see the finished product But i still want what you have hanging from the celing Keep up the good work.

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Old 01-31-2010, 01:01 PM
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I just love this build can't wait to see the finished product But i still want what you have hanging from the celing Keep up the good work.

Cole
It's just a model A
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It's just a model A
I know , i just think it's cool love those old rides And i think your door idea wouild be cool also keep it up .


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Hey Guys,
You say "It's just a model A.", like that's a Bad thing! Lol John(Maynor)
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You say "It's just a model A.", like that's a Bad thing! Lol John(Maynor)
Shoot i love the old model A.


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Old 01-31-2010, 07:17 PM
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You say "It's just a model A.", like that's a Bad thing! Lol John(Maynor)

I've had more than one person ask if the 1932 5 window was for sale.....
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:58 PM
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Time to get on with beefing up the front so it can handle A-arms being attached. Started making boxing plates for my "front framerails". ......More cop car roll bar kick panels to the rescue.







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Realized I forgot to go back and trim the front a little more. Did that.





With an a-arm.



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And the Jag spindles. They look like drop spindles from the factory.







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Got another outer piece made for the passenger side. Not 100% sure about just having the flat sides between the arch and the firewall. The 6.5" framerail height looks very truck-like. I'm thinking about bead-rolling something in the side or something







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WoooHooo,
I'm sooooo glad it has warmed up where you are to get back in the shop and get BUSY! I think I was Jones-ing during the winter due to lack of your posting. Glad to have ya back. John T.
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Glad to be working on it again too.

The tall flat frame is bothering me. What do you guys think about running one exhaust pipe out of each side of the car....through the frame rail. Rear manifold would go out the left hand side. Front one would go under the engine and out the right hand side.
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Just a thought, wouldn't it be easier to run them both out the left side. You could also out a short equalizer tube between the pipes. Harley's been doing it for yrs, I try to do the KISS system (Keep It Simple Student)lol. Didn't feel like saying the other word.lol!
I'm thinking of recycling dryer/washing machine metal to do my body when I get started on my build. Check out this photo that I found cruising model a sites of a roadster..the back tail looks like a 50's Ford truck hood, and simple body..woohoo.
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Just a thought, wouldn't it be easier to run them both out the left side. You could also out a short equalizer tube between the pipes. Harley's been doing it for yrs, I try to do the KISS system (Keep It Simple Student)lol. Didn't feel like saying the other word.lol!
I'm thinking of recycling dryer/washing machine metal to do my body when I get started on my build. Check out this photo that I found cruising model a sites of a roadster..the back tail looks like a 50's Ford truck hood, and simple body..woohoo.
The door cut out / body side also looks like it could be a wheel opening and quarter panel from something turned upside down.

Recycleing is fun.
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