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Features 1930 Model A barn find

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ADVANCE1, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,159

    Okie Pete

    Great find get it safe ,drive it and enjoy.
  2. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,071


    bad ass parade car, atta boy ~sololobo~
  3. 4oldfords
    Joined: Sep 30, 2009
    Posts: 154

    from Texas

    Yes .... clean it up as is and think about it a while. Get it running..then decide.
    I think lower the front end and shine it up ...that's it. You better not mind getting peoples attention. It's cool

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  4. Its pretty neat... I'd have a hard time doing a lot of changes. The paint is so ugly it got my attention, and now I think I am starting to like it. Good find and Good Luck.
  5. I seen that on craigslist, was admiring the solid condition and paint, price wasn't so bad either.
  6. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,588

    from Denmark

    My first reaction lands between OMG and WTF!
    But WOW actualy strikes it right on the nail!

    My first move would be, pull out a chair and look at it from all sides and take my time. I would'nt be man enough to cut it up or remove that paintjob.
    But a bit of lowering, rubber rake (on steelies) and hop up the banger. That car is so cool it deserves to live as is. If you changes anything, only do stuff you can undo, because it's hard to go back on a paintjob!

    So wash and shine, it already stood the test of Time!
  7. My $.02
    There are certain Hot rod eras that are better off forgotten. Syco late 60's is one of them. It wasn't even cool then and certainly isn't now. I personally would gently scotchbrite off all the syco paint in a vertical direction, trying to find and leave whatever paint is underneath. Vertical because the weathered look in nature usually runs top to bottom. Get the banger going, a little front end lowering clean it up and drive it. 10 years ago I was going to sand down and paint my car.
    I'm really glad I didn't!
    Good luck, hope you figure out what to do.
  8. HRP - didn't they call that a resto-mod in the 70's...?....and yes my J code RR 4sp had the "panels" put on it as well by 1975....

    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Ohio

    hey stillrunner, I have 3 studes 53-54s future gassers
  10. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    Nice car and what a find....have fun with it!
  11. cheesegrater
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 114

    from california

    If I got that jewell Id just make it roadworthy & drive it for awhile just to hear the response from everybody that like me would tell you what they would do with if were "THEIRS"
  12. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,444

    mike bowling

    Great find-nice way to start the New Year.But, really,panels "outdated"? Not here in the woods. project from 2 yrs. ago-long winter, lots of masking tape.some liked it -some hated it. Like Abe said "you can't please everyone so please yourself" sort of taken out of context (very liberally). Happy New Year! Mike :confused:

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  13. Saw this car on Craigslist also, wasn't on there very long.

  14. ADVANCE1
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Ohio

    Think I'll powder coat the rims get it running and lower it, with bigger tires. What color on the rims?
  15. XERB
    Joined: Aug 8, 2012
    Posts: 123


    Fire it into life and drive it....
  16. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    Im diggin' the novelty of the paint...don't touch it. You're gonna flip it anyway, and the paint adds to the sell story...let the next owner decide. Powdercoat the wheels in black... Put some new 6.00 and 7.50 Firestone blackwall tires on it, get it running, clean the car up good and call it done. It'll have a cool rubber rake that will help sell it.
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 646
    from Salina, KS

    Exactly: don't paint! Enjoy it or sell it, but that paint has too much history (or story) .
  18. octane105
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
    Posts: 4

    from Minnesota

    Really cool find. My Dad was an original picker here in Minnesota and bought and sold and collected over 800 Model A Fords. I've been doing it for about 20 years myself and I still have a big smile on my face all the way home when trailering another Model A Ford. Mark
  19. Floorboardinit
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
    Posts: 771


    Lots of haters of the paint job...but everything old is new again. The car looks killer, just gotta put a set of mags on there with raised white letter tires. Give it a rake by dropping the front axle and update the motor a bit with maybe a B head, down draft single carb and a Mallory distributor to give it a little umpff. Give it a good scrub inside and out and ya got yourself a show stopping survivor. JohnnyA

  20. ADVANCE1
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Ohio

    So looks like I want to keep the mech. brakes and just lower it so what's the best way to do that ?
  21. do a search under my name
    i have done a few model a's dropped using all ford parts (vicky and A phaeton)
    not that hard to do , but you'll need 32-34 spring perches and they are kind of hard to find

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