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anyone build a model a fordor??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by C. Montgomery, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. C. Montgomery
    Joined: Dec 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,010

    C. Montgomery

    My brother in law has decided he wants me to help him build a car. He was found a model a fordor he wants, but doesnt know what to do with it, where to start. I have found a few on here to show him, he really wants to keep it a fourdoor though. Any inspiration?
  2. a friend built this one:

  3. C. Montgomery
    Joined: Dec 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,010

    C. Montgomery

    man.. thats enough to make me want one..
  4. kiwicowboy
    Joined: Nov 28, 2008
    Posts: 349

    from linwood nc

    No but I have driven a fue,tell your brother in law to build it to drive and have fun in it.

    Joined: May 6, 2008
    Posts: 910


    This was built locally...........

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  6. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,449


    Only family guys... :D
  7. Saw one yesterday turned into an extended cab pickup... that works too if you get the proportions right -
  8. Johnny-B-Bad
    Joined: Jun 19, 2005
    Posts: 1,019


    Ive got one... still not done though.

  9. 29 rattrap
    Joined: Apr 28, 2009
    Posts: 166

    29 rattrap
    from New York

    not going to be a four door for long [​IMG]
  10. retromotors
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,045


    I'll be keeping an eye on this thread.

    I've been eyeballing a '30 Dodge 4-door sedan. True, not a Model A, but close enough in general configuration (but with a few little tricks of its own!)

    Interested in seeing some builds, especially any fenderless cars. Don't get me wrong, fenders are cool, but my prospective project seems to be missing several!:rolleyes:
  11. six pack to go
    Joined: Aug 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,938

    six pack to go
    from new jersey

    Hey Johny-B-bad, thats lookin killer!! nice job, keep it up!
  12. humpie
    Joined: Oct 28, 2008
    Posts: 161


    Do whatever turns your crank;Thats what it's all about:)
  13. dirtcop
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 184


    I built this in 1967/68. Fun car with a 283 and powerglide. Sold it to finish college. I was always breaking suspension brackets - frame not boxed or supported.

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  14. I like the Model A Fordor but unless it is a 1931 slant window it will have a lot of wood. Not a show stopper, but keep it in mind.

    Charlie Stephens
  15. Here is mine. Just replaced all the lower wood. Not to difficult.

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  16. yeah why not? it's still a Model A.
  17. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

    My brother(RIP) Restored this '31 Murray, was very ill and found out his son-in-law had plans to 'Rod it after the projected funeral. Bro Bud outfoxed that sumbich, sold the car before he expired. Man was that kid pissed.:eek:

    That's original colors, Chickle-Drab and Gray, PPg Acrylic Enamel.

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  18. newjersm3
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 128


    Here is one that is awsome. [​IMG]
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  19. Mr. Cool
    Joined: Sep 12, 2008
    Posts: 170

    Mr. Cool
    from Northeast

    Not to HAMB friendly of a car....but I'll post it anyway....

    Here is my '30 Model "A" FORDOR...6" chop, 3" Channel, 454 BBC...

    First pic shows it in MOCK UP stage and the last two shots show my $30.00 Rustoleum paint job I shot in the driveway 2 days ago.

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  20. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,721

    from san diego

    Make shure you buy a late 31 fordor , they are almost identical to a 32 four door , and they have a metal floor and are not wooden bodied, also they are worth quite a bit of money when your done.
  21. Mine last year,


    and this year...

  22. That's a 1932 Deuce and not a Model A
  23. That's a 1932 Deuce and not a model A
  24. Big Tony
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 3,590

    Big Tony

    I'm in the beginning stages of building a 30 Madel A four door Sedan. Rusty (Dirty's Speed Shop) is building a killer 32 frame to set her on hi-boy style and I will chop it 4 inches, fill the top, run 16 inch chrome steelies with bias ply wide whites. For money reasons I'm going with the ol stand by SBC with a 700r tranny, 9 inch rear and 48 Ford brakes.

    I've got some pics of donor ideas but my dumb butt can never figure out how to post pics...just puter-stupid :~))
  25. Baja Bandido
    Joined: May 11, 2008
    Posts: 45

    Baja Bandido


    Is the rear doors going to be functional on your Fordor? Any info on your frame?

  26. J Man
    Joined: Dec 11, 2003
    Posts: 4,121

    J Man
    from Angola, IN

    There was a real mice copper '32 4 door on the cover of street rodder a while back
  27. Last edited: Oct 19, 2009
  28. magsnubby
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 486

    from Fresno,Ca

    Featured in the December '62 issue of Hot Rod magazine.

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  29. 1931 sedan
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
    Posts: 14

    1931 sedan

    Workin on one. 1931 murry. Plan on keeping it full fenders, chopped.

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  30. Baja Bandido
    Joined: May 11, 2008
    Posts: 45

    Baja Bandido

    Lets bump this thread to the top.

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