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Skip 09-04-2021 09:53 PM

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I often slice and dice pics in PhotoChop then delete them If I am not happy with the result. That happened this time. Here is one from playing with chalk in the back yard. I tried moving the "hook" behind the window forward and back for different looks, as well as reducing the length of the window, and filling in the remaining space. If I win the coupe window pieces, then I will have a better idea of where things should go.


By the way, I reread your comment about chopping the top. I like the idea of a forward leaning channeling. Just a couple-three inches maybe. The first time I read it I thought you meant a tapered chop. That would be rather complicated with straight pillars. I didn't say impossible, mind you, just complicated.

Torchie 09-05-2021 05:28 PM

Lol. They both more or less accomplish the same thing as far as the eye can tell, Skip.
GiveS it a bit of the early 60’ show car/ California look I do love on model A sedans.
You can do a tapered chop with out too much more work then a regular one on less you get crazy with the taper.
I just do the forward channel.
I’ve always wanted to get my paws on a T coupe or a 2 door and do a crazy show car type build on it.
Perhaps some day.....
Torchie

Skip 09-06-2021 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Torchie (Post 551130)
Lol. They both more or less accomplish the same thing as far as the eye can tell, Skip.
GiveS it a bit of the early 60’ show car/ California look I do love on model A sedans.
You can do a tapered chop with out too much more work then a regular one on less you get crazy with the taper.
I just do the forward channel.
I’ve always wanted to get my paws on a T coupe or a 2 door and do a crazy show car type build on it.
Perhaps some day.....
Torchie

You have got the gears turning in my idea factory. Maybe a little off the top AND some sneaky "channeling", without cutting up the original sub-floor structure, which is solid. I could get body "slope" with different thickness or positioning of body mounts, or I could get creative with the frame design.


Just in: I won the coupe quarter window garnishes, so that is now the direction I am headed. Pictures when the mew parts get here.

Torchie 09-06-2021 05:52 PM

You could do that Skip.
I’d get some white oak( very rot resistant) and rip a length from zero to what ever thickness you want the rear of the body to kick up.
That way you wouldn’t have to touch the sub frames.
That and a nice chop and Bobs your uncle as bob w likes to say.😎
Torchie

Bamamav 09-06-2021 07:57 PM

Skip, I saw a 40 sedan deliverly with 40 coupe quarter windows in it one time. They painted it so it looked like a coupe from the side. llrc, the coupe part was bright red and the sedan deliverly part was flat black. It was in one of the magazines back in the 80's.

MercuryMac 09-06-2021 10:25 PM

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Skip, I have some measurements for you. And some advice. See if you can buy new hinges.
The pedestal that bolts onto the A pillar/ cowell is 2" long [sticking out from the car] and 1 3/4" wide.
The door half of the hinge is 4 1/2" in full length. It is rounded at the hinge end. It is also 1 3/4" wide.
The second picture is from inside the car; the way that the pedestal is bolted on. The last picture is the actual car, a '29 Model A.

Skip 09-07-2021 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Torchie (Post 551141)
You could do that Skip.
I’d get some white oak( very rot resistant) and rip a length from zero to what ever thickness you want the rear of the body to kick up.
That way you wouldn’t have to touch the sub frames.
That and a nice chop and Bobs your uncle as bob w likes to say.😎
Torchie

I like this idea, too. A big wedge. Likely more stable than just different thickness hockey pucks for body mounts.
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Originally Posted by Bamamav (Post 551150)
Skip, I saw a 40 sedan deliverly with 40 coupe quarter windows in it one time. They painted it so it looked like a coupe from the side. llrc, the coupe part was bright red and the sedan deliverly part was flat black. It was in one of the magazines back in the 80's.

I remember paint jobs like that. My paint scheme so far is still multi-tone rust.

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Originally Posted by MercuryMac (Post 551155)
Skip, I have some measurements for you. And some advice. See if you can buy new hinges.
The pedestal that bolts onto the A pillar/ cowell is 2" long [sticking out from the car] and 1 3/4" wide.
The door half of the hinge is 4 1/2" in full length. It is rounded at the hinge end. It is also 1 3/4" wide.
The second picture is from inside the car; the way that the pedestal is bolted on. The last picture is the actual car, a '29 Model A.

Thank you, good Sir. You are my hero. I will be making the hinge parts that connect to the A-pillar. I have the parts that go on the doors. The price of the hinge s is crazy expensive, and It will be fun to make them on my shiny new HF mini mill.

MercuryMac 09-07-2021 10:44 PM

You are welcome, Skip.
I thought you were just going to make them to save money, [which you will find out, is crazy], but if you're going to make them for fun, well then, you may not be crazy. Keep on tinkering.

Skip 09-08-2021 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by MercuryMac (Post 551175)
You are welcome, Skip.
I thought you were just going to make them to save money, [which you will find out, is crazy], but if you're going to make them for fun, well then, you may not be crazy. Keep on tinkering.

Its both. The best price I have found is to buy a A-pillar "frame", with all six pieces, for about $400, plus shipping from Texas. Repops are $107 per hinge. They are complete, cast bronze. Nice, but not in the cards. Making them will cost about $5 worth of steel and some time that I have no shortage of. I will be sure to share the adventure.

Skip 09-13-2021 05:25 PM

The coupe quarter window garnishes arrived today. This is going to work. :D [cl :D
Pictures at 11:00. I gotta go shoot some pool.


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