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Let's see some Closed Cab Model A Pickups

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rolleiflex, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. orangeamcs
    Joined: Jun 23, 2007
    Posts: 605


    Any more. May pick up a pickup this week. Scared I'll never fit in it though it's a 30 and I'm 6 foot 4
  2. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,130


  3. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,635

    J'st Wandering

    I had a thread on here years back and Earl Schieb posted this picture on that thread. It is a pickup with sedan doors.
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  4. I'm trying to approximate this express bed look, but a little simpler on the design. Think I can use 31 wide bed front and tailgate to get close to what I want, then bend up some sides and if I'm lucky, roll some beads into it, too. Oh, yeah, and I need to drop that front axle four inches!

    IMG_2471.JPG 89-A-Express-29-01-31-640x306.jpg
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  5. boxstr
    Joined: Aug 15, 2006
    Posts: 127


    My first hot rod was a 29 ford closed cab truck. loved that thing, then I moved on to many other open and closed trucks. My favorite was the Frog truck. 29 with a chev v6 auto trans, and shifter on the column. Made it nice not to have something on the floor to bang your kness on. It definetly felt like you had more room. I added seat heaters when I had the seat recovered.
    You can see the frog truck in the small pic next to my post. I cant seem to figure out how to upload any other pics?
  6. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,901

    Dave Mc

    IMG_0560.JPG At Twin Lakes near Bridgeport,Ca.
  7. rfraze
    Joined: May 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,003


    Yes. One and the same. Great people and the coolest rides. My favorite image is of this truck with a ladder on top. Rick is a sign painter and a damn good one.
    For the above poster, who is worried about getting in a cab, Rick has been driving this one for years. He is a tall guy. (Not sure why he needed that ladder.)
    459919-968ad7778058799f3054157c8726de97.jpg 459920-ba55f324d65433fa5aee407a131f154c.jpg
  8. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I just stumbled across this cool early seventies photo of a fairly famous Model A PU from the late fifties. Anybody else recognize it?
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  9. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,363


    I think it belong to ED Roth, for a short time.o_O
  10. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Yup! Pretty cool, eh?
  11. john dioli
    Joined: Oct 12, 2012
    Posts: 83

    john dioli

    Sure love your old truck very nice
  12. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,363


    I talked to him when he worked at "Cars of the Stars" or something like that .
    He was a super guy to talk to, he said: "I've outgrow some of my toys"
    Myself, "I have filled out nicely" with my advancing age and my wife's evening menu..
    never thought it would come to this.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018
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  13. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,790


    Friends old 'A", now interstate
    dave\'s truck.jpg Daves PU.jpg Daves truck.jpg
  14. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,356

    A Boner

    image.png image.png Jake's phone booth at the Iron Invasion. Perfect in every way!
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  15. f'n newbie
    Joined: Jan 9, 2005
    Posts: 32

    f'n newbie
    from colorado

    View attachment 3386887
    looks almost exactly like the 4-71 that was on my '31 about 10 years ago aluminum rod tensioner and v-belts and all! 530515_174262949423880_258437171_n.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2016
  16. f'n newbie
    Joined: Jan 9, 2005
    Posts: 32

    f'n newbie
    from colorado

    current one Im working on. This was the day I drug it home after it was sitting in a long term storage. Im putting in a 3.9 rover with a 700r4. keeping all the fenders and hood. thumbnail_IMG_4945.jpg
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  17. Richard Glymph's truck. Photos by Lyle Willits.


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  18. fastmike
    Joined: Aug 6, 2013
    Posts: 280

    from Chicago IL

  19. OHV DeLuxe
    Joined: May 27, 2005
    Posts: 352

    OHV DeLuxe
    from Norway

  20. [​IMG]

    Just finished the paint on mine. Long term project. Still a lotta work left.
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  21. Here's a few shots of the latest rendition of my 31 (Runt).
    Un-chopped, sectioned 4" on an original duece chassis.
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  22. mantuajohn
    Joined: May 3, 2009
    Posts: 761


    Here's one I have for sale. $5K Mantuajohn

    Attached Files:

    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,397

    from IDAHO

    A Friends A Bone That Presents Very Well... DSCN1331.JPG
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  24. ...if someones lookin fer one, I have this one in the classifieds...$3700
    31 model a trk 9-11-18 011.jpg
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  25. ...they are one of my favorite subjects...
    posters 032.jpg
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  26. 27 Tall T
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 290

    27 Tall T
    from Butler Pa.

  27. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,901

    Dave Mc

    My 29 and Nevada sunset

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  28. Mick Coyne
    Joined: Aug 12, 2008
    Posts: 489

    Mick Coyne

    50 years ago today!
    The first time I drove it was March 15th, 1969, Happy Birthday Hot Rod.
    I drew this up while in Vietnam, built it when I got home.
    Found a chopped cab down 3rd St. S.F. for $550.
    Built it in my uncle's garage on Dolores St. in SF.
    Then to Daly City, Ca.
    Still has a 4-speed, a half century of fun, driving it tonight to a hot rod gathering in Concord, Ca.
    I also built a steel Willys coupe, long story, HR 3.jpg Hot Rod in the early years.jpg Hot Rod on the net.jpg Jim,, Chris, Kitty and I.jpg img385.jpg Trophies and Plaques.jpg Hinge mirror on 30 PU.jpg Hot Rod Cars and Coffee.jpg
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