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Old 07-02-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default 1930 Model A pickup Deathmachine build thread

Hey guys recently picked up a 1930 Model A pickup truck, i am fairly new to A's i had a 1961 ford falcon before this, and wanted to go older, so heres where i am at.


When i first bought the truck it had weird Headlight Brackets, small 7 inch headlights, 28 - 29 radiator. and the bed was mounted low on the frame, cab chopped 5 or more inches.




Picked up some 9" headlights, new mounts



switched to a 30-31 radiator, shell and put a hood and latches on, and plugged the old wire holes in the shell




ditched the 19" wires for some 17" wire wheels and ford caps with a 550 tire



picked up some subrails for the bed, which turned out to be a Model T bed, and after some work i made them fit



mounted a center rear light, with the commercial bracket and a 1930 Ma plate to finish it off.




Here's a picture of my 1961 falcon that i sold for the truck




and my non hamb friendly Bike 1976 cb550




Thanks for checking it out ! hopefully i will make some more progress on it, and i will update this as i go! - Brett

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Old 07-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1930 Model A pickup Deathmachine build thread

Nice truck. You've made a few good choices so far, what other plans do you have?
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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I like your old Falcon. Good start on new truck. Congrats
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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Nice truck. You've made a few good choices so far, what other plans do you have?


thank you!

plans so far in the works is a 5.5 Hi comp head, exhaust, and intake, i will be leaving it a banger. still have a lot to learn on these motors but it seems like there is a lot of Banger guys on here to learn from

I will be leaving the mech. Brakes and doing reverse eye leafs front and back to bring it down an inch or so, and take a leaf or two out till i get it right. but i do like the hi boy look!
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #5
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Looks like you have a 30-31 Model A cowl and doors with the back panel of a 34 Ford pickup added to it.
The door handles are 30-31 Ford Fordor handles. The doors look a bit short to be 30-31 Pickup which are shared with the Tudor sedan. Are they by any chance wood structured now or look like they have been changed to steel structure?
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:51 PM   #6
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Very cool truck!
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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they are rear doors of Tudor i believe, since 30 - 31 overlapped right? these fit in flush? i will take more pictures of them ! and inside the door
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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Real clean car.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #9
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Cool, though I have to say I kind of dig the old headlight brackets and was contemplating some like that for my roadster.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #10
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I like it! Needs a visor though IMOP.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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Neat Ride .
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #12
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I like it! Needs a visor though IMOP.

thats next!
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #13
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Cool, though I have to say I kind of dig the old headlight brackets and was contemplating some like that for my roadster.

20 bucks there yours! really let me know ! ill pm you in case you dont see this
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:31 PM   #14
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finished up 4 inch drop axle, its an original dropped, stretched keeping the mechanical Brakes, with new perches , sun visor going on this weekend!
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:50 PM   #15
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That truck is friggin' awesome. I would like to get my hands on one just like that.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:41 AM   #16
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truck is lookin sick dude, and the lil CB looks great!!
keep the pics a-coming
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #17
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i appreciate that guys!


more pictures coming soon , dropped the rear with a T rear leaf spring as well
Just rebuilt the motor , put in a 5.5 hi comp head and touring cam.

planning for a 750 rear tire in the near future
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #18
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Did you ever end up selling those headlight brackets?
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #19
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Looking great, can't wait to see where else you take it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #20
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yep, needs 7.50 rears. Go with BF Goodrich 7.50x17 and the tire treads will match the fronts....nice ride.
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