This Model A Ford has been licensed
and insured on my farm for 40 years.
When I bought it from a farm in Iowa
it had been a Coupe but someone before me
torched off the backend and
stuffed a Model A pickup bed up to the back
of the front seat where they bolted it down.
I used it like that for many years
but finally got tired of how bad it looked and
took it to a custom car guy.
He did a number of things:
He bent metal and closed the back of the cab
so it looks like a 5 window cab.
He shortened the Model A pickup bed
from the front, so that the fenders
on the bed lined up with the fenders
on the coupe, and
he left about 1 inch of space between cab and bed
so that they do not rub each other.
The fuel tank was removed and
sent to Renuzit so now we have no issues
with dirt plugging the carburator filters.
A 12 volt Alternator was Installed and
all lights changed to 12 Volt.
Ignition is thru a voltage drop.
Since doing this,
the car always starts right up and
we have not had to file the points when
it sits for awhile.
The Doors got New Safety Glass
With New Felts in the Tracks.
The Original Door Glass was plate and
I broke one by slamming the door.
I realize that "Henry Ford never
made a 5 window pickup".
Some people might think that
it should have been restored as a coupe
but this was a farm vehicle and
many Model As were modified so
that they could be more useful
on the farm.
Also a body shop said that it would take
new sheet metal cab, fenders etc
as there are so many dings and dents.
Besides many people like it as is.
This is a car that you can drive "as-is" now,
but could be changed into a street rod
in the future,
a little at a time.
I painted it with a Brush and Rustoleum Paint,
Flat Black on Body and Shiny Red On the Wheels.
It Starts and Runs Good.
The 5 Tires Were all New from Coker Tire
about 5 Years Ago but they show
almost no wear.
The Tires and Wheels are 21 Inch,
The Standard size for 1929 Fords.
The Brakes Are Still Mechanical which
takes some getting used to.
The Speedometer Needs A New Cable.
The Gas Gage and Ammeter Both Work.
Windshield Wiper Does Not Work but
I Seldom Drive It In The Rain.
Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Headlights
and Tail Lights Work.
This Ford Model A Is In
TEKONSHA, Michigan US
PRICE: $10,500 FIRM
Stock Number: 2079AA
My Location: Elkhart, IN United States
Information Call Ray at Toll Free 800-852-1911
Or Cell 574-849-5323
Second phone: 574-970-0645 (24 hrs) Or
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