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I wish i could afford to have an A Model built similar to this I have always liked them,,i had on a long time ago and sold it,,( mistake ),, the 2 I am simi workin on now just on and off as i feel like it .will be the last 2 I build,,when they are finished I will just drive and enjoy them,, i still go to local shows but wont be entering either in shows

this is my ole A model,, I put a mustang suepension and a <ustang SVO 4 cyl turbo in it had it runnin but newer got to drive it before I sold it,,i did get to drive it a couple years later.
That was probably a fun little rig. I can't say I have not imagined using that blown 3800 V6 in the corner in one. That aftermarket chassis has to put it into muscle car weight territory though. A guy could do just about anything with one but with the Coyote sitting where it is now, I eyeballed it from above the other day and the whole word Ford on the valve cover sticks out past the hood. Originally the thought was to use teardrop lumps on smooth hood sides, now it is no hood sides at all. Theres a huge amount of "muffin top syndrome" involved, the engine is all heads.

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Instead of a clear plexiglass roof like a lot of people are using,,mabe a smoke tinted bubble side panel only bubbled where needed,,,from all the videos ( Gene Winfield ) makes it look easy,, which I know it is not. but would be Super Cool.
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Instead of a clear plexiglass roof like a lot of people are using,,mabe a smoke tinted bubble side panel only bubbled where needed,,,from all the videos ( Gene Winfield ) makes it look easy,, which I know it is not. but would be Super Cool.
Got a link? I have not seen such a thing. Early on, I was fantasizing about using a W body (GP, Imp, Regal 97-03) pop up then slide back kind of sunroof on this A. The regulator setup would make it cake, plus you could just chop a whole junkyard roof and have that be the insert, with ready made structure and all. Nobody else liked the idea so I never worked out where the position of the opening would end up. But the roof skin out to the unibody ditches might fill the hole nicely and the crown seems like it might go pretty good. Plus it is tempered glass, hard as a rock. I skated a few yards on one with the car upside down and sure was glad it was there. Way sturdier than the metal around it. Until it shatters. Then you'd get a glass shower.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:27 AM
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yea here are a couple of sites I will try to find Genes interview and describing the process,,

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https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...+top&FORM=VDRE

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I digress that I don't know what you are trying to tell me. Bubble side windows? Roof insert made of clear plastic? The vid was just a couple people putting something large into some sort of enclosure.
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I will try to find the show on Ian on the TV show. Gene helps him build a bubble top for a Tbird.he shows step by step of how to do it,,it is a sheet of lexan or Plexiglas,,lexan is better ,,just make a plywood form of the shape of the side panel or what ever you are building and cut out if the size bulge you want 1 side pnly and apply about 2 lbs air pressure when heated it will bubble out to the size you want,,,,



Edit,,,try this it has the complete build..

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David, I guess my question is how does the plastic window making apply to a Model A?

Are you saying some people are making Model A side windows, or roof inserts, using this technique?

Is bubbled side glass something I need?

Are you saying a car this expensive ought to include some kind of Roth style show car clear plastic dome?

I just don't get what you are driving at. I know they make that stuff but am again confused as to how it relates to the Model As we was jawin about.

What did I miss?
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Instead of a clear plexiglass roof like a lot of people are using,,mabe a smoke tinted bubble side panel only bubbled where needed,,,

I guess this is where I lost you ^^^

Smoke tinted bubble side panel only bubbled where needed.

Where would this go on the car?
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Are you talking about from the drip rail up, maybe?
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No I was thinking of the Hood side panels,,the bulge to clear the valve covers,it would keep the engine clean and you could see the coyote without raising the hood... Just a thought.
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David, I guess my question is how does the plastic window making apply to a Model A?

Are you saying some people are making Model A side windows, or roof inserts, using this technique?

Is bubbled side glass something I need?

Are you saying a car this expensive ought to include some kind of Roth style show car clear plastic dome?

I just don't get what you are driving at. I know they make that stuff but am again confused as to how it relates to the Model As we was jawin about.

What did I miss?

No some or most people use clear lexan to make the bubble tops,,Beatnick bandit,,Ian Roshel,, Gene windfield,,but they use Clear,,i think smoke tinted would look better.

Not saying you should ,it is just I think it would really look good.
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No some or most people use clear lexan to make the bubble tops,,Beatnick bandit,,Ian Roshel,, Gene windfield,,but they use Clear,,i think smoke tinted would look better.

Not saying you should ,it is just I think it would really look good.
Aw. The only oher thought I had way back was to use the roof glass from some fancy SUV or wagon, smoked and stationary. As an insert. If he was going black with the body.

Hey, just thought of this... would it be cool to have wing windows in one? Since he can't have his tilt-out windshield (well I think he could) or rumble seat... Did Model Bs have them?
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Whew. It was nice to take a couple days off forum but it was mental anguish going through a roundabout thought process when I wasn't in the mood for thinking hard, to find out what this piece looks like. I came in on Monday and could not stand the brace monster I created. So I ripped off it's strongest branch and piled the rest.

Here we are, sensation of normal returning. Metal









Thoroughly recombobulated, eh? Goes here-





Here is the hero of this leg-





Hero of the tip, this cut and twist. To be welded-



The brontosaurus rib-



This plate is slightly in the way, it is what I tacked in after stretching at the previous ckearance cut-



Flipside, I'll slice the patch down the center, trim and scoot the other half in. Then add the edges. Then remove the backside plate and go from there.



I can do these things only because no bumper or headlight bar is to be used.

Snagged part of the old bar hole reinf and welded a nut on it, added that to one side. I play hell with bolt holes.



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Yeah, buddy, that is way cleaner...

The first plate you made, on the fender side, could be cut down narrower to fit flush in the channel and then welded for strength...
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