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    Default 1931 Model A coupe

    This one is a HUGE project. I've wanted a coupe ever since I was 8 and I was shown the immortal movie, "American Graffitti" . I've owned it for a few years and have just been slowly collecting parts for it. The goal is to get it as a rolling chassis by next year. We'll see if that happens. Here are the specifics:

    -Blown 331 1956 Chrysler Hemi
    -A833 Hemi transmission
    -Winters Champ quick change
    -Tall and skinny bias plies on 16x4 and 16x5 Chrome Steelies
    -Chopped 5"
    -4" dropped original 32 ford axle
    -F100 brakes
    -Split wishbones on the front and ladder bars on the rear, all sitting on a 32 Ford Frame
    -Should look like a really late 50's/early 60s Hot Rod








    And I hope for it to look something like these:



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    And sorry about the dirty garage. Those were taken right after we bought the house.
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    Are the RC cars for stress relief? I would go for the bottom look. The original is cool, but not as cool. You have motor and trany for it?
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    Yeah I have the engine and trans for it already. I've already got a big case gmc 6-71 for it also. I have the majority of the hard parts for it, just gotta start getting a mock-up going on it. It for sure will NOT be close to a stocker!!! The RC cars are kind of a stress relief for me, but I spend way too much $$$ on em!
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    We need some more pics!!!
    I would love to see the motor with the blower on it!
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    I love cars styled like that - even before I got a model kit of one when I was about 8 (had a rumble seat in that one). I see you've already taped up to cut the top. Should be a really nice looking vehicle!
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ID:	7110need to chop and channel it , they look nice like that. plus find a nice flat head ford engine to run
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    Definitely more pics. Hopefully you will have time to workon it.
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    I've always had a huge spot in my heart for A's and deuses. My buddy Rainer has a VERY sweet 31 coupe that he stuck a nailhead in. I gock evertime I see that thing. It has the perfect chop, just classic and timeless. Good luck with you build. I'm sure you know about the HAMB? I have my 55' Ford project on there...just sold my 49 F3. Check it out if you havent and good luck..

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    A friend of mine use to tell me all the time that I should be building an old 30's ford instead of the car I have been building. I like them but not really the car I want to build for myself. How many of the RC's are nitro/electric? Thats also one of my many hobbies and I have too much tied up into 3 nitros.
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    I'm in the middle of a brake job on my '31 Deluxe Coupe. Mine is somewhere around 95% original. The brakes are the standard hydraulic replacement of the original mechanical brakes - '39 Ford system. And it has been converted to a 12V system with alternator rather than the generator system. Other than that, most is original, and even all as built - not replacement parts.

    Not a lot of welding to b e done, but I do fabricate a few brackets on it here and there.

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    Any updates on this build?
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    unfortunately no. Its pretty much still just sitting around. I have been spending my free time working on my 73 Duster.
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    And for the R/C cars, I have 12 right now mostly nitro.
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    What an awesome project car/build. Looking forward to seeing more pics/progress.

    cheers
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    Wanna sell it????

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    That's been a while back.

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