For many years, I have re-built and modified cars, doing engine swaps etc. but I have always wanted to build my own car, a Hotrod or a Cobra replica. The Hotrod is the favorite though and following the sale of a few of my treasured possessions, I have raised some funds to make a start.
Although I'm not generally a Ford fan, my favorite early car is the 1930/31 A model Ford Coupe. After several years of looking and procrastination, on the 18th Feb 1998, I bought one! Actually, a rough outer body shell only, with a chassis, an 8" diff and front mudguards included in the deal. The body and guards (fenders) need LOTS of repair work. This is the start of my dream hotrod.
They say that an "A" model Ford is one of the easiest Rods to build. This may be so, as many repro parts are available, but it's easy to underestimate the amount of work required on a steel car. Many repro parts are pretty poor quality and need work before they can be fitted.
To massage all that real steel into shape, I enrolled in a vehicle restoration course at a local college, which I attend once a week.
For more information on the restoration of the body and other details, click below.
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Building a 1930 Ford coupe Hotrod Updated 13-Feb-2007 (go)
Side Project:- repairing a Cowl
FEB 2007 This is how she looks right now. Most panels primed etc. Still trying to get everything lining up in the running boards area. This repro stuff sucks ............
I have just finished the exhaust sytem in stainless. See it here.