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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
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    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
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  3. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
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    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
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    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?
    Craig
     
  6. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
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    IMG_0560.JPG At Twin Lakes near Bridgeport,Ca.
     
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  7. rfraze
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    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.)
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  8. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    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
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    I think it belong to ED Roth, for a short time.o_O
     
  10. falcongeorge
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    Yup! Pretty cool, eh?
    RothTruck.jpg
     
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  11. john dioli
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    Sure love your old truck very nice
     
  12. verde742
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    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.
     
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  13. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Friends old 'A", now interstate
    dave\'s truck.jpg Daves PU.jpg Daves truck.jpg
     
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  14. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
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    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
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    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
     
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  16. f'n newbie
    Joined: Jan 9, 2005
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    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
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    from Chicago IL

  19. OHV DeLuxe
    Joined: May 27, 2005
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    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
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    Here's one I have for sale. $5K Mantuajohn
     

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

  27. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
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    My 29 and Nevada sunset

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  28. Mick Coyne
    Joined: Aug 12, 2008
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    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
    Mick
     
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