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Old 10th October 2013, 11:30   #31
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Hi,

I've recently started to restore my dad's 1930 Ford A model, shall start a thread on this soon.

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This is a relatively simple car to restore, parts , both new and reconditioned being freely available in the US.

If you need help, Solanki in Bombay having restored lots of them can help. Contact Harit on this forum for his contact details.

This is a delightful car to use once restored, can go just about anywhere, almost like a 4x4.
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Old 11th October 2013, 14:48   #33
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This car makes a really cool hot rod if you chop off the fenders and remove the bonnet. Like the one Jesse James built for Paul Teutel Sr.

That is how a Model A should be treated!!!
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This car makes a really cool hot rod if you chop off the fenders and remove the bonnet. Like the one Jesse James built for Paul Teutel Sr.

That is how a Model A should be treated!!!
My friend what you have said is absolute sacrilege in the V & C section. In India no one chops a perfectly original vintage car and rods it, as it destroys value. Secondly this is his fathers car and hence there is the sentimental factor too. If the car has been maintained in this condition from 1930's you must understand that this has been cared for lovingly by its owners.

I have seen your RX bike pictures but applying the same rule here is , to say the least. If you need to rod a car, one has to find a parts cars and modify. Secondly there are lot of RTO related problems, hence it is not practical to rod any vintage car in India.

Please be sensitive that the V&C section largely focuses on bring back the originality. There are many threads which reflect very high level of detailing to original specs and I would suggest you have look at some.

For example
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...light=sundaram (Restoring a 1933 Chevrolet Master Phaeton)



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Please be sensitive that the V&C section largely focuses on bring back the originality. There are many threads which reflect very high level of detailing to original specs and I would suggest you have look at some.


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I am sorry, I did not mean it in that way. I just felt that the model A was a good car to chop. I do understand the sensitivity and apologize if I hurt any sentiments. (the sensitivity comes from roaming all around hyderabad and bangalore for the stock Roadking tank)

And the RX is a different thing. Trust me, I don't start chopping every second thing I see.

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This is a relatively simple car to restore, parts , both new and reconditioned being freely available in the US.

If you need help, Solanki in Bombay having restored lots of them can help. Contact Harit on this forum for his contact details.

This is a delightful car to use once restored, can go just about anywhere, almost like a 4x4.
Hi,

My restoration efforts has been more about getting back to my roots of mechanical engineering and to be a part of it in putting it back together. It is more for the absolute fun and joy of the restoration process. As mentioned earlier i have started to document this on my blog and put down what ever drawings i have made to fabricate missing parts and components.

More later,


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The car is restored to an extent.

Waseem......
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As Bulldogji said - the Model A is a delightful car in all respects.

My question can a tourer be the feed stock for a hot rod?

Happy restoration Jagannath

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As Bulldogji said - the Model A is a delightful car in all respects.

My question can a tourer be the feed stock for a hot rod?

Happy restoration Jagannath

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Of course you can do a cool hot rod with the A tourer chassis as well. Lots of them in the US and you will find many pics on the net as well.

In fact. if I am not mistaken, the chassis for the tourer and the roadsters were the same.
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Wasif,

The chassis can be used. The query was about the tourer body.
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The chassis can be used. The query was about the tourer body.
Actually yes even the tourer body can be used to make a hot rod, you just cut off the portion behind the front seats and you have the basis for a neat rod. The front seat back acts like a brace and can be sculpted to be the rear end of the car.
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The beauty was taken out for a long spin today.....

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