Back in 1961, my father and grandfather bought this 1929 Model A Pickup. My father drove it between farms for a handful of years before parking the truck in a garage on their farm. In 1973, he built his shed and moved the truck into it's long term home where it sat until I finally convinced him to let me take a stab at bringing it back to life this past November (2019). He had always wanted to restore it back to it's original condition and wasn't always keen on the ideas I had for it. After trying to sell the truck and dealing with people who basically wanted it for free, he decided it was better to let me have a chance at building it into a hot rod. I had plans to turn it into a post-war style rod but as flat head V8 deals fell through and costs began to mount, I decided that I would follow the hot rod tradition of build it with what you have access to. As I started sharing the below pics with my friends via Facebook, I had a relative who was kind enough to hook me up with a power plant and transmission for the right price (damn near free) and the direction changed a bit. I've spent the last 8 months getting it to the point you see below and thought it was time to start my own build thread (I'm only allowed 30 pics, so a second string of them will be coming shortly). I've been watching many builds via the HAMB since learning of it while in college some 19 years ago. We pulled the motor and trans while at my parent's place, and once making the three hour trip to my house, my son and I started the rest of the disassembly! It's now a 4 generation project and hopefully that's where it stops as a project and becomes a family heirloom. In taking this on, I've taught myself how to tig weld, including the patients that takes, so please don't be too critical of the welds you see . I've also kept Vern Tardel's book close by to help me along the way. Though the build direction has veered off slightly from the mechanical side of a post-war era build, there are many things I'm trying to do to keep as many visuals in a form that hopefully will resemble the post-war era of hot rodding! Thanks for looking and following along and I'm always open to advice as I have a huge learning curve ahead of me!