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Old 11-28-2010, 06:59 PM   #76
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my dad is restoring a 29 model A roadster truck. he paid 6 grand for a rolling and running chassis
Since this car is a sentimental tribute to my grandpa, it is "beyond" me, if you will.

..but, I'd love to find a frame/body and throw one of the spare engines in it. Hell, this is sitting at my family farm.. if only it had a frame.

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Old 11-29-2010, 04:21 AM   #77
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you sure thats not the one that rolled into the ditch?
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:13 AM   #78
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You should see the truck under it!
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:57 PM   #79
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The Model A body is coming off the frame this week. I won't be there to take pictures, but my uncle said he bought a camera of his own to document this.

This is gonna get good..

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Old 12-05-2010, 06:26 PM   #80
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I was just going through this thread again admiring the old technology and noticed something that drew my attention.

You've got a rebuild of the quintessential American automobile and you're working on the heart of it clamped in a vice that says "Made in England."

I hope you've at least got the decency to be drinking beefeater.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:38 PM   #81
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I was just going through this thread again admiring the old technology and noticed something that drew my attention.

You've got a rebuild of the quintessential American automobile and you're working on the heart of it clamped in a vice that says "Made in England."

I hope you've at least got the decency to be drinking beefeater.
Unfortunately, I'm not sophisticated enough to drink for the taste.

Hey now, my Peter Wright anvil also comes from England (Dudley, in fact).. I'll be getting some use out of it soon, too. If you think the car's old skool (81 years old)... the anvil is 150 years old.

..and since this is a motorcycle site; I don't own any American bikes!
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:09 PM   #82
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This is gonna get good..

Ya think? Yeah, it's gonna get good.








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Unfortunately, I'm not sophisticated enough to drink for the taste.
Don't need to be sophisticated as I'm not sure he was talking about drinking to taste.

Says I, as I enjoy a Bombay Dry martini right now.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:21 PM   #83
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Unfortunately, I'm not sophisticated enough to drink for the taste.
We will train you in the ways of Old School young Paduan.
Airheads and beer snobbery go hand in hand.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:29 AM   #84
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We will train you in the ways of Old School young Paduan.
Airheads and beer snobbery go hand in hand.
Tell that to Booj and Kix...



We need a PBR smiley...
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:58 AM   #85
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Tell that to Booj and Kix...



We need a PBR smiley...
Don't go there.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:31 AM   #86
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just stumbled across this, pretty great! I had gone through your BMW threads awhile back and always noticed the A in the background. My father in law was the president of MARC (model A restorers club) awhile back. his basement is full of them all in pristine condition. he actually taught me and my wife (his daughter) how to drive a roadster a month or so ago. it was a blast. he just restored a 74 honda cb360 for my wife which we just brought home a couple days ago (which is why i started browsing around this forum, i need an owners manual for it!-haha).

anyway, looking forward to keeping up with this, as I've been asking him to teach me how to do a complete restoration of an A from the ground up. i know they are very excited to teach the "youngsters" how to do it without it turning into a hot rod..haha. i may send him your thread here, he would get a kick out of it.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:21 AM   #87
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they are very excited to teach the "youngsters" how to do it without it turning into a hot rod
Exactly.

No hot-rod-A for me..
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:28 AM   #88
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:38 PM   #89
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My brother and I picked up a slide projector for $1 from a garage sale, and started sifting through some slides at my grandmas house. Here's a blast from the past, my uncle Dave riding shotgun with the family dog; taken in mid-to-late 1960's.





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Well, my uncle said he could use my help. So,

Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Hours: ~2, Expenses: $0

Gas tank (dash) is out.



The tank has the date on it: 4-20-29.



Axles removed. There's only rivets holding the frame together now.







The pile grows.



Oh, and while I couldn't get a good shot of his Camaro (mentioned earlier), here's a teaser:





More work to come this week..

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Old 12-29-2010, 04:27 AM   #90
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my brother and i picked up a slide projector for $1 from a garage sale, and started sifting through some slides at my grandmas house. Here's a blast from the past, my uncle dave riding shotgun with the family dog; taken in mid-to-late 1960's.





...

Well, my uncle said he could use my help. So,

tuesday, december 28, 2010. hours: ~2, expenses: $0

gas tank (dash) is out.



the tank has the date on it: 4-20-29.



axles removed. There's only rivets holding the frame together now.







the pile grows.



oh, and while i couldn't get a good shot of his camaro (mentioned earlier), here's a teaser:





more work to come this week..

z/28
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