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Projects My First Model A Basket Case

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by noxided, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. noxided
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    I just got this fine beauty the other day for free. It belonged to my fathers friend that bought it 15 years ago and never got around to it. He now has cancer and has decided to let me have some of his collection as time goes by.
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    I think its a 1930 and the cab, bed and chassis are the original pieces. I have several extra parts that include a boxed frame with rear 4 link, split wishbones, and dropped front axle.
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    The cab is too far gone to restore so I will make an rpu out of it.
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    obviously, this will be a long term project.
     
  2. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
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    For free you can't complain. Looks like a lot of good parts to start with.
     
  3. pinkynoegg
    Joined: Dec 11, 2011
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    congrats on the project. im right up the road if you decide to get rid of some of that gold!
     
  4. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
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    boxed frame with motor mounts, dropped axle, split bones few sellable parts looks like a hotrodders score!
     

  5. 4 banger 4 life
    Joined: Jan 26, 2014
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    from ohio

    Hell ya good score I see lots of good stuff... nice.. if I could only find some free a stuff...
     
  6. JasonCarGuy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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    Looks buildable to me, build the cab,here's one I'm doing now all with parts around the shop. There's enough there to build it. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1391117766.900934.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1391117804.536068.jpg


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  7. tfeverfred
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    Those wire wheels are cool.
     
  8. tiredford
    Joined: Apr 6, 2009
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    from Mo.

    Sometimes I wish I lived in the county so I could bring stuff like that home. When you get my age, you need to move as close as you can get to a hospital and drugstore. lol
     
  9. PatzPaint
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
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    The dagoed axle is a score
     
  10. noxided
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    I got it off the trailer today and started to piece it together.

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    "Model A Basket Case"
    It got dark before I could finish

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  11. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    I was going to say that the cab looks fixable, but now I'm on board with the RPU plans! Still a good score though, some good stuff there, looking forward to seeing progress.

     
  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    If you are looking for advice, I'd say put it all together, and sell it as a rolling package. That way you will get rid of all of it, good parts and bad. Keep the dropped axle and good stuff like the red wheels. Bob
     
  13. noxided
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    I cant get rid of it. The guy gave it to me because he knew that I would do something with it and not let it die.
     
  14. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
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    I think you will need to invest in a serious sandblaster to even begin
    a project with this much metal deterioration! I really think the cost to get this metal in a condition to even begin a build is going to be large.
    Good luck!
     
  15. mechanic58
    Joined: Mar 21, 2010
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    Stop what you're doing right now and go get a tetanus shot. You can't thank me later.

    lmao!
     
  16. Olderchild
    Joined: Nov 21, 2012
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    from Ohio

  17. rustyironman
    Joined: Mar 26, 2011
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    Good find for free, but sometimes those complicated deals can be the most expensive if your expected to fix it... BTW nice 61 lark in your profile pic.
     
  18. dgg-dt1948
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
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    Looks like a Go-Job project! could still be fun, even if just around your place.
     
  19. noxided
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    The chassis is in great shape and the only thing salvageable on the body it the cowl and doors. Ive got a good rear axle for it that ive had for a while and it came with most of the front suspension.

    There is a guy in Crosby that blasted my old vw inside and out for $300, so ill end up taking it to him.
     
  20. noxided
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    here is how it sits until im done with my fathers 1953 Willis and my other semi Hamb friendly hot rod.

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    Its bad when you can look through the rust in the roof and see the ground.
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  21. Bart78
    Joined: May 11, 2011
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    Find another cab. AA cabs are the same. You would be better off.
     
  22. JYPSEA
    Joined: Dec 11, 2007
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    JYPSEA
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    from Florida

    Its a challenge, and you know you can't walk away from a challenge.
     
  23. Great speedster potential!

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  24. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
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    i've seen worse, but not much.
     

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