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The wheels in grey look so much better than black. Can you tell I'm not on the fence at all when it comes to black rims? Can't stand em.


That car looks good in a lot of colors, mine, not so much. I find all car's shapes have colors that make them look good horrid.


That's why your pic chopping is such a valuable tool. :thumbup:
 
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Body color wheels win the C'mon Man for sure..... :drunk:
 
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Found some shiny on a sedan and may have stumbled onto how to do red. Still a mighty rough edit but that rod does have something goin on.:cool:



Oh yeah, I think I used the sedan roofline just scooted it forward. Wierd.

Wow, now we're looking good. That's the look, just a basic rod that is crisp and clean looking.


I'm thinking of doing a bit (lot) of metal work on the doors to make one piece windows.


No stainless moldings around the glass. That side molding is looking interesting though.
 

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Isn't the side molding like what it had? I just left it on from the sedan.

Overlaying yours on the sedan revealed how much you shortened the hood. Cool.

Can def ditch the window chrome and wings.

Study that roofline. It takes away some rear headroom because the coupe roof is more boxy at rear. I was just doing the easiest thing and slid the sedan roof rear forward to where the coupe roof starts, on the belt line. For me, it seems to take a lot of the stodgy uprightness away. Like the hood does. I dig the profile much more this way.

Yes. The plan is to cut out the whole window frame and drop it as low as possible. Then, cut the roof to lay it down. Your head doesn't go anywhere near that boxy part.


Here's a pic chopped to that exactly. Great minds must think alike, ha.......


 

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Original plan was for no side moldings. All sold off already.
 

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Right on. Anyone have some experience with Model A's? Advice and explanations could be helpful here, I am a GM muscle enthusiast and green as grass about early Fords.

fiftyv8 seems to know about things A and T
 

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Firelight is the name of the effect I can get red with, sort of.:) Improvements-




Thanks.


It's working Matt. I'm going great guns to get the house done now.....
 

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Too much chop does not look good on this car....or does it...hmm.....


The dark green is really growing on me.





 

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Not going for the sled slam look. Just a cool look, be it chopped or not.
Lay down the back window is a for sure mod since day one.


I may chop an inch, inch and a half.



No stainless trim. All sold off.


Still considering running boards or not.
 

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Dadburnit, thanx button not working tonite.

John, let me ask you (and Pugs) this:

I am thinking of making the whole side of the car basically, from the body line down and from over the axle to the hood... in one piece. Shaping it that way then slicing and flanging the sections to make cowl, door skin, and quarter patches that flow well. All at once, avoiding the fuss of contouring edges of seperately made patches to match perfectly. I doubt that the lengthwise contour difference where I cut for panel gaps and fold them over would be significant. But I will need a good hand to help wheel the "uniside".

Thoughts? Anyone?

Not following this. Can you show it on a photo?
 

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I dont know if my post are showing up or noy,,mine is hung on page 15mmi can see on the left of my screen where some of you have posted ,,but cant see pictures or read post,,here we go again,,

Settings on your antivirus?
 

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You're gonna be in a world of hurt trying to make such a big panel.


Just do individual pieces as you'll soon find out how difficult a low crown panel is to produce.


Or not... I'll just hang out and watch.
 

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Alright, point taken. I don't know any better due to lack of experience. Is it so much so that I should confine my patch to the bottom six inches and rely on straightening and blasting to save the rest?

Yes.


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I am certainly no expert on them. Every car is just metal shapes. 65-75 GM stuff, I understand.

Guy who put the engine on the Model A chassis wants plywood encased in welded shut metal, for the front floor. Y'know, build floor, lay plywood over it then stack another pan over that and weld it in. Thoughts?

Can't find one good reason for this.
Is he worried the motor will grenade?


It would need to absolutely water tight so the wood doesn't rot.
It will still rust a bit, not rust out, in there regardless from condensation.
 

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Subtle chop is always best. Too much rake looks like ka ka.
 

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Pugsy, of what? Two chop heights?

First thing I'll want to look at concerning the chop is a 3/2. Thats what I need to see to know if I like it, which matters naught anyway but I could stop asking questions if thats set in stone. I see raves about things that look wrong to me like rear side window shape lookin fugly and not enough rake making it look uphill to the windshield.

John, you know I answer to one person up there. Thats the only one I feel the need to please. Big Mike has more experience with 30s Ford than the rest of us combined and has done chops. We have learned to accept his suggestions as near-gospel no matter what and it proves to be a good thing time and time again but I see unexplored options all over the place. I mean its not like theres anything new under the Model A sun, I can't do anything that hasn't been done. But you know I often see things in different light and sometimes thats a good thing. "Because thats what looks good." (3/2) can be reason enough for me, but for me to be sure I agree, I have to explore.

Exploration has shown me that most anything off a 32-4 is welcome on a 30-1, like roof front, windshield, cowl vent. Does the man like pivoting windshield with visor, or tilt-out with no visor? I'll need to find out, and provide a means from which to select if theres a decision to be made.

And then theres stuff like moving the cowl forward to flush doors instead of cutting the body. Heck you can just swap sides with the doors to suicide them with stock hinges. Its a simple old car but theres a lot to consider for sure. The order of operations is what my mind needs to sort first, so I am pushing to establish the list of operations now. I gotta start running with it but lack direction. Usually if I plug parameters into my noggin on this side of town, I'll have my idea by the time I get to the shop and can walk in with a purpose rather than an "OK, umm... lets see.". Creative thinking is best done before stepping into the shop full of distractions.

Figurin out what to do and what to do first is something that's ingrained into my brain more and more. In the past, I've been jumping into stuff and screwing up everything. After planning the house in such great detail, I'm seeing how the planning pays off.


Two shots meaning the stock and the shopped pics.
I'm not finding many raked pics on google. That will obviously angle the window...hmm...how will that look?


But ya, as you mentioned, the boss's ideas always come out good and from the pics of your shop's projects, no doubts on the outcome of this one either...just nice to hash out ideas/thoughts.
 
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