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Offline JakesBackyard

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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2008 1:59 PM »
I've been hard at the body lately.  Haven't taken any pics though. Should be pretty much welded (instead of riveted) back together this weekend.
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What do you think? Slanted pillars.
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2008 10:44 PM »
Been on here a lot lately....mandatory light duty for a while.....lots of surfing, reading car magazines.....and looking at the "A".  Can't do any physical work.

Anyway....I was looking at Clark's sport coupe build on the HAMB.  I had always planned on slanting the rear roof edge forward as I don't like the original straight up look they had.  Once you slant the roof the rear door edge looks out of place being straight up.  So a little photo taking and some old fashioned genuine cutting and pasting and drawing and I think I got it.  Slant just the rear pillar of the door as I want to keep the visor. I think a visor always makes an "A". The little strip around the edges will be a chrome moulding.

Any way.....What do you think?
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2008 12:17 AM »
Maybe move the windshield back a bit?

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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2008 12:20 AM »
Orrrrrr........:D

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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2008 6:08 AM »
I like the unchopped body with both "a" and "c" pillars slanted. You can pull it off! did you ever end up getting everything else welded instead of riveted? Pics!?!
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2008 1:23 PM »
I too like the look of the visor on A's.  
But when I look at the drawing of the door with the door slanted forward, it just doesn't look right to me, maybe its just the different shades on the drawing.

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Re: What do you think? Slanted pillars.
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2008 1:34 PM »
Quote from: "JakesBackyard"
Been on here a lot lately....mandatory light duty for a while.....lots of surfing, reading car magazines.....and looking at the "A".  Can't do any physical work.


What?? you getting old? Oh never mind you are old. :shock:  :D

I realy like the last one Ryan did, my vote is for that one.
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RE: Re: What do you think? Slanted pillars.
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2008 1:51 PM »
i really like that last one too.

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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2008 3:26 PM »
Thanks for the help Ryan. I was afraid it would look odd if the front post was slanted with the visor, but it looks good.

That is an actual pic of the car. Like I said - I did some old fashioned cutting and pasting and drawing and then scanned it.

I think it's because of the pic just showing the body, but it is chopped 2.5 inches.  I did my sedan and the RPU 4" and they looked good, but with the visors it gets old bending over to see the traffic lights and stuff.

Most of the welding is done. When I get back to it, the roof will be next. I'm actually going to steel it all in and then cover it with conv. top pinpoint white vinyl. But now I'll probably slant the pillars next.

Here's the pic I started with, which is how it is sitting right now.

Thanks for the help guys.
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Re: Jake's "A"
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2011 11:00 PM »
I'm back on the "A". Redid the firewall, built the seat and riser, and made the '40 dash fit. Lot's of mock up right now...either that or build a wooden car....lol.
 
 
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Re: Jake's "A"
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2011 12:01 AM »
when you get done with that one you can do mein too, I gave upon it  ,so did the last owner ,it just overcome me
i guess mostly I am going to steal the accesories off it and use them somewhere else i am updaing the roadster tranny and am almost done then i do body and engine in the 53 chev and give it air and cruise and lakers then in my spare time I am gonna do the 41 olds coupe , needs engine work body work and rework a ton of stuff like wiring and give it air cond and i guess with the current budget I will have to upholster it myself and get rid of the 3 in exhaust and give it some stainless lakers and hook them up other than that i am just enjoying retirement  oh i have to get the truck going[ got the front axle out, too old to wrestle iron like i used to ] so i can hit the ISC circuit  on the 9 th  never had a show with a 2 day move in  even Starbirds Tulsa with 850 cars was in in a day and out in several hours
disabled Nam veteran,  overeducated and underworked   NDSCS, MSU,  BSU ,  Alexandria tec. ,   ASE  Tripple Master tec.

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Re: Jake's "A"
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2012 12:45 AM »
Looks good Jake!  I like the '40 dash but I'm partial...
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Re: Jake's "A"
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2012 4:57 AM »
I better get busy Jake, you are going to beat me done.