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Old 09-11-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Model A pickup, my first build thread

im going early in the morning to look at a 30/31 Model A pickup cab. it was an old hotrod and was chopped long ago. the price is pretty good but i just want to check it out good before i plunk down my hard earned $$$$$. if the chop needs to be fixed thats going to change what im willing to spend. so here's what i want to know:

the door opening dimensions, top to bottom, front to rear.

width across the windshield pillars at the roof and cowl

rear window opening dimensions

anything else you guys think i need to look for.

thanks for any help.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Model A pickup cab-stock measurements HELP/my first build thread

The only dimension I could come up with from my old service books was door length, (front to back) 28 1/2 inches. Pick up and tudor sedans both use the same doors on these. This dimension would only be helpful if someone pieced this together using shorter coupe doors. It's too dark out to get any other dimensions I can off my coupe tonight.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: Model A pickup cab-stock measurements HELP/my first build thread

thanks man thats a start.
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Default Re: Model A pickup cab-stock measurements HELP/my first build thread

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The only dimension I could come up with from my old service books was door length, (front to back) 28 1/2 inches. Pick up and tudor sedans both use the same doors on these. This dimension would only be helpful if someone pieced this together using shorter coupe doors. It's too dark out to get any other dimensions I can off my coupe tonight.
what kind of tolerence is acceptable height wise when measuring the accuracy of the chop? if the drivers side is higher than the passenger side or vice versa? im only giving $800 for what looks in pictures to be a pretty solid cab and box.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:15 AM   #5
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Default Re: Model A pickup cab-stock measurements HELP/my first build thread

im hittin the road to check out the body. if anyone knows these other measurements post them up please

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Old 09-12-2010, 05:59 AM   #6
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Default Re: Model A pickup cab-stock measurements HELP/my first build thread

Just finished up a 31 and the most disappointing thing was the lack of room in it. It's chopped 3" and the rear fenders are bobbed, looks great, but it is NOT a long distance ride. I paid about the same for this cap & frame, thats the nice thing about Model A's, they're cheep.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:04 AM   #7
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Default Re: Model A pickup cab-stock measurements HELP/my first build thread

I hope I can get this to work and it helps.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:06 AM   #8
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Just finished up a 31 and the most disappointing thing was the lack of room in it. It's chopped 3" and the rear fenders are bobbed, looks great, but it is NOT a long distance ride. I paid about the same for this cap & frame, thats the nice thing about Model A's, they're cheep.
do you know what the measurements were before the chop?
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:55 AM   #9
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Well, i pulled the trigger. Got the cab and box for $700. It needs a cowl patch on one side and the back of the cab bottom needs some attention but is solid in all the important places. The chop is dead on side to side and for the most part dent free. It's not perfect but it's a real good start. Here we go.........
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:55 AM   #10
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Enjoy! Post some pics! -D
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:05 PM   #11
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Default Re: Model A pickup cab-stock measurements HELP/my first build thread

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Well, i pulled the trigger. Got the cab and box for $700. It needs a cowl patch on one side and the back of the cab bottom needs some attention but is solid in all the important places. The chop is dead on side to side and for the most part dent free. It's not perfect but it's a real good start. Here we go.........
That sounds like a great buy. Congrats!
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:55 AM   #12
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Enjoy! Post some pics! -D
i will, i still have to go back and drag it home. still need some measurements, i want to know how much it was chopped.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:43 PM   #13
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I hope I can get this to work and it helps.
Thanks it's a cool pic, but it doesn't tell the door opening dimensions, which is all I thought to measure when I was there. It does have the measurement to the top of the roof and when I get it home I will be able to measure the chop. Here's one shot, ignore the door, some jackass had a crack at it. Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:09 PM   #14
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Default Re: Model A pickup cab-stock measurements HELP/my first build thread

Door dimensions are as I wrote the other night. I think I do see your concern though - it looks a little short. It looks to me that it may be pieced together with some coupe doors. Of course, without a tape measure that would be hard to know, just looks a bit short in the picture. the bed is not model A by the way, it is Model T. '26 or '27. not a big deal, and can be an advantage in your build too.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:59 AM   #15
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Door dimensions are as I wrote the other night. I think I do see your concern though - it looks a little short. It looks to me that it may be pieced together with some coupe doors. Of course, without a tape measure that would be hard to know, just looks a bit short in the picture. the bed is not model A by the way, it is Model T. '26 or '27. not a big deal, and can be an advantage in your build too.
it must be the picture. i measured the doors front to back when i was there and they were cool. your measurement was all i had to work with at that point. thanks.
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Thanks farcus... that is an awesome reference. How did you come up with that image?
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Thanks it's a cool pic, but it doesn't tell the door opening dimensions, which is all I thought to measure when I was there. It does have the measurement to the top of the roof and when I get it home I will be able to measure the chop. Here's one shot, ignore the door, smoe jackass had a crack at it. Thanks.
Wow you got the cab and the bed for seven. Nice score. Good luck with the project. I got a good source back home for some a and t part... I am hoping i can sway him to selling me a cab. SW stuff is nice most of the time sans the bullet holes that is.
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:47 AM   #18
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that sucks, i didn't realize it was a T box. i was more focused on the cab to make sure it was going to be useable. it's a real solid box and has a good tailgate, i guess i'll try to sell it and put the cash towards an A box. i'd rather have the right box. what's a good T box worth?
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:54 AM   #19
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What's cool about a T box is that it is shorter in front of the wheel wells by about 2 1/4", and allows you to slide the body back and keep the firewall intact so you don't loose legroom. That's how my twenty nine is done.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:25 AM   #20
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that bed is nice..i just bought an A bed on sunday..its kind of rough..i would trade if you were closer...you got a good price for what you have IMO...but it does look a lil short...If anyone knows, how much longer are sedan doors than truck doors?..
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