I've had this Model A pickup on the back burner for a few years now. Toward the end of last year I decided it was finally time to get started on it. And I thought since this is my first traditional build, I'd put a thread together and try to get a little HAMB advice as I go along...so here we go. The pickup is a late '31 Model A with the indented firewall and a wide bed. I'm gonna set it up as a highboy on a set of deuce rails. Power will come from an early flathead linked to a '39 trans with all early Ford suspension.... nothing too fancy...a pretty straightforward Hot Rod. I was getting ready to start on the chassis and I had planned to build a jig to lay the frame out with. But one morning while surfing the HAMB I read a thread about Tuck's shop fire. Then I looked through some of the benefit auctions that were being held to help get him back on his feet. One of those auctions was for a build-to-suit custom frame build by BobBleed and some of the guys at A.S.S.... a few days later I win it. So now this project is going to get an upgrade. Bob and the guys are going to take the parts I have collected, build a frame, and put together a full rolling chassis for the pickup. Awesome! And that is where we will start this...A couple of weeks ago we loaded the trailer and made the 11 hour trip to Austin. Got to meet a lot of the guys from the shop. Tuck happened to be down there working at the time so as a bonus we got to meet him too. Very cool bunch of guys. With any luck, it will be a roller in time for the Roundup in April...(fingers crossed)...That would be a great excuse to come back down for the show. Meanwhile I'm going to get some non-frame related stuff done.