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Projects 1930 Model A pickup Deathmachine build thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Evilfalcon1961, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Evilfalcon1961
    Joined: Dec 22, 2007
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    Evilfalcon1961
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    from Ma

    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.


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    Picked up some 9" headlights, new mounts

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

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

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

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

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

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    and my non hamb friendly Bike 1976 cb550

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    Thanks for checking it out ! hopefully i will make some more progress on it, and i will update this as i go! - Brett
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
  2. farmer12
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    Nice truck. You've made a few good choices so far, what other plans do you have?
     
  3. Blades
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    I like your old Falcon. Good start on new truck. Congrats
     
  4. Evilfalcon1961
    Joined: Dec 22, 2007
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    Evilfalcon1961
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    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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  5. pasadenahotrod
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    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    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?
     
  6. Evilfalcon1961
    Joined: Dec 22, 2007
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    from Ma

    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
     
  7. blitzen142
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    blitzen142
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    Real clean car.
     
  8. zman
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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.
     
  9. I like it! Needs a visor though IMOP.
     
  10. mikeallcars
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  11. Evilfalcon1961
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    thats next!
     
  12. Evilfalcon1961
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    20 bucks there yours! really let me know ! ill pm you in case you dont see this
     
  13. Evilfalcon1961
    Joined: Dec 22, 2007
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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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  14. Doctor Detroit
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    That truck is friggin' awesome. I would like to get my hands on one just like that.
     
  15. SkeeterBilt
    Joined: May 10, 2012
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    truck is lookin sick dude, and the lil CB looks great!!
    keep the pics a-coming
     
  16. Evilfalcon1961
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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
     
  17. MrGasser
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    Did you ever end up selling those headlight brackets?
     
  18. TMunster
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    TMunster
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    from Las Vegas

    Looking great, can't wait to see where else you take it.
     
  19. 3wLarry
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    3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    yep, needs 7.50 rears. Go with BF Goodrich 7.50x17 and the tire treads will match the fronts....nice ride.
     
  20. Evilfalcon1961
    Joined: Dec 22, 2007
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    Evilfalcon1961
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    from Ma


    still have them!
     
  21. Forddraggin
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    Forddraggin
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    from Lebanon,TN

  22. R Pope
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    Model T pickup bed is the same as a 28-29 A bed.
     
  23. Evilfalcon1961
    Joined: Dec 22, 2007
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    Evilfalcon1961
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    26 bed have the battery cutout in the front panel , no subrails, but a flange that bolts to the frame for a roadster pickup , and the semi circles on the side where the fenders go, A's do not have. otherwise yes they are the same thing measurement wise
     
  24. Evilfalcon1961
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  25. could you please post a close up of your spindle and perch area on the drivers side?
     

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