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« on: August 23, 2007 9:01 PM »
This is a model A roadster build.
This is originally a 29 roadster, but I am using 28 doors since I dont need outside door handles on a roadster.  The roadster will be riding on 32 rails with a 39 X member. The roadster will be running a flathead with an overdrive transmission.  Up front is an undropped 32 axle with a 33 unsplit wishbone with 40 ford spindles and brakes.  I am using a stock model a front crossmember and an A reversed I spring with stock a spring perches.  In the rear it will have a T crossmember and spring and an open drive banjo with 36 bones.
The roadster will have a hallock windshield.  I will not be using the stock gas tank and a 39 merc dash will be put in its place.  The rear deck lid will be louvered.

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007 11:23 PM »
Wow looks like you have alot of work ahead of you............since you are just starting on it. :)
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007 12:41 AM »
wow, looks like fun

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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007 3:54 AM »
Here is a pic of the frame so far.  the center X is tacked in place, until I can determine if the clutch and brake pedals are in an adequate spot.
As you can see the front and rear bones are not tied into a crossmember yet I was going to tie them into the X, but have decided to make to go a different route.

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007 4:20 AM »
I decided to reskin the passenger door, skins are available cheap.  I had to rebuild the inner structure of the door.  The driver side was shot so I ended up getting a new used one.  here is what I did. I seperated the inner structure from the outer skin and gave the inner structure a vinegar bath for 3 days and that cleaned it up good.  Then I made a pattern of the lower part of the inner structure and rolled a bead in it and bent it into shape. I welded it up.  The welds are ugly, but will be covered by interior anyway.  I then attached the innerstructure to the new skin and I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt at this.  sure beats paying 500 bucks for a new door.

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2007 4:22 AM »
here are the rest of the door

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2007 1:03 PM »
Looks good.  Make sure you get some POR15 (or similar) on the inside of the door to seal and keep the corrosion at bay.   Removing rust with vinegar is the same as using acid.  It leaves the metal wide open to rusting.  Even Henry's Lady had her metal phosphated from the factory, even before paint or primer was applied.

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2007 1:43 PM »
another roadster................I see a gang developing here. :D
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2007 2:04 PM »
Look past the MULLET.  This guy has good short videos.



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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2007 2:17 PM »
I haven't tried this stuff, but brush or spray something to seal inner panels.


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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2007 2:36 PM »
:)

Nice work Todd.  Lookin good.

Reed....That guy does some nice body and paint videos.  Not as cool as King...but good stuff.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2007 3:55 PM »
Quote from: "JakesBackyard"
:)

Nice work Todd.  Lookin good.

Reed....That guy does some nice body and paint videos.  Not as cool as King...but good stuff.




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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2007 8:52 PM »
todd that iner panel turnd out real nice. i think the bead looks beter than a step would have.
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2007 5:54 AM »
Quote from: "Tom"
another roadster................I see a gang developing here. :D


Thats a good idea. The gang's name should start with "norweigian" and end with "mafia" and even though my car isn't technically a roadster, you other roadster guys might just be qualified.


It's lookin good rodder, can't WAIT to see it done. Is this roadster gonna have paint and stuff then?

And the door. . . dang thats nice.
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2007 5:56 AM »
oh, and how are you doing the open drive rearend? Stock? buying the speedway conversion? something homemade?
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