View Full Version : 1930 Ford Model A

10-14-2014, 09:24 PM
My customer who has the 70 Mustang Convertible stopped by today , I am always telling him to buy any future cars from Dry States, Well finally he listened to me and bought this Model A from Texas..
He brought it to show me today as he wanted my opinion on removing all the Drive Tran and Axles , Having me Box the Chassis and fitting a Jaguar Independent suspension to carry a V8 drive train..
After checking over the Model A i convinced him to leave it alone, as the Car is in Awesome condition underneath and runs Great, Paint is hazed and cracked in places and the interior Moth eaten , But it shouldnt be Hot Rodded, I think he has seen sense and is going to sell it on, The Patina of this Ford is really great and had a repaint 20 odd years ago.. It is rare to see a Original Model A over here in such great condition..

10-14-2014, 09:24 PM
A few PICs..




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Chrissy Mopar
10-14-2014, 10:19 PM
What a great old car. It would be a crime to hot rod it. http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww317/car_junky2000/smilies/antique-car-with-smiley_zps85822191.gif (http://s731.photobucket.com/user/car_junky2000/media/smilies/antique-car-with-smiley_zps85822191.gif.html)

10-14-2014, 10:31 PM
That is exactly what i told him Chrissy, And also said i wouldnt take on the job as i couldnt bring myself to destroy the originality ..

Chrissy Mopar
10-14-2014, 10:42 PM
I bought a 24 Nash and a 35 Marmon pedal cars that were to nice to restore. The 35 sold for 7000.00 and if I had restored it the value would have been half that. All three of the cars are original.

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww317/car_junky2000/3cars.jpg (http://s731.photobucket.com/user/car_junky2000/media/3cars.jpg.html)

billy whizz
10-15-2014, 07:13 AM
Lovely Model A!!!

I watched "Millers Crossing" gangster movie at the weekend and it had loads of those babies. They were a massive step up from the Model T.

Smacking in a V8 and Jag IRS is just SOOOO old hat...well done Clive.

10-15-2014, 09:50 AM
That would be a crime to cut that car up. I'd have to just leave it as is and enjoy.

big m
10-15-2014, 03:36 PM
I'm in agreement with all of you.


10-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Nice survivor, great body-style to rod but that's too nice.

10-15-2014, 04:01 PM
Way to go Clive! Glad you were able to convince the owner to preserve a nice old car. It's unfortunate that so many people just think about money and not about the cars themselves.

10-15-2014, 05:55 PM
GM 6.5 turbo diesel :)

10-17-2014, 12:00 PM
I believe that as many that like to see these hot rodded there are more that
would prefer to it stay original.
Prove for me is at a local museum an hour away from me. Once a year they have cars
lined up in order by year and by far the 20s and 30s sections have huge
crowds compared to all others, including the hot rod section...

10-19-2014, 04:01 PM
I'm with you clive, I love the original Model A's and other cars of the 30's Lots of them are Hot rodded out here , but they are in so badder shape it would not pay to restore them as original