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Old 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.
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Old 09-05-2021, 05:28 PM
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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.....
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:06 AM
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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.....
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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.
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Old 09-06-2021, 05:52 PM
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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.😎
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Old 09-06-2021, 07:57 PM
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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.
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Old 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.
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:43 AM
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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.😎
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I like this idea, too. A big wedge. Likely more stable than just different thickness hockey pucks for body mounts.
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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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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.
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Old 09-07-2021, 10:44 PM
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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.
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Old 09-08-2021, 11:01 AM
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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.
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Old 09-13-2021, 05:25 PM
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The coupe quarter window garnishes arrived today. This is going to work.
Pictures at 11:00. I gotta go shoot some pool.
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