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Hi all. Been working on this one for a while.


Basket case 1929 Sport Coupe piecemeal body converted to a Coupester/Cabriolet. Except for paint, it's been entirely built here in my home shop. There are lots of subtle body mods done in an effort to try to wring the ugly out of this early Sport Coupe. Can you spot some of them?

Among other things, a windshield of unkown origin was adapted to the coupe cowl with fabricated steel lowers mated to cast aluminum upper orchard type stanchions.

We used ASC boxed 32 rails and the floor was dropped and perimeter welded to the bottom of frame rails ( I'm 6'2'') .

A short stroke 283 was salvaged from a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne station wagon and mated to an S10 pick up T5 trans and S10 rear axle that sits on Posies Super Slide quarter elliptics in a triangulated four link set up.

Coker Excelsiors on 16 inch gennie steelies. Chev dash with Autometer gauges, 17 inch '40 Vintiques steering wheel mated to an IDIDIT Old School Grant pattern steering column. Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite seats.

Car was test driven end of November 2022 for the first time. All good, no vibrations or leaks, 

Lots of build details posted on Canadian Rodder so I won't be re-posting them here.   

https://canadianrodder.com/forum/index.php?threads/1929-model-a-sport-coupe-to-cabriolet-conversion.24266/

Test drive Nov 2022




-- Edited by poncho62 on Friday 17th of February 2023 08:07:58 AM

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Nice. Very well done.

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Thanks BT!



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very nice ride

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Thanks for tuning in Ken!



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Absolutely gorgeous.

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Awesome rod.

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123pugsy wrote:

Awesome rod.


 Thanks Pugs!



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Cuddles wrote:

Absolutely gorgeous.


 Thanks Cuds!



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Beautiful build Mark, not overdone, just clean as a real hot rod is meant to be..

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Chris Stapley wrote:

Beautiful build Mark, not overdone, just clean as a real hot rod is meant to be..


 Thanks Chris! Cheers!



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Nice job on the 29! Looks a little like my ol' 29

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Rochie wrote:

Nice job on the 29! Looks a little like my ol' 29

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 Thanks!     That's a fine looking little whip right there!



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