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1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« on: November 07, 2020, 01:24:04 PM »
Picked this up yesterday from Buffalo.  I have been looking for one for a while.  Now its time to start collecting parts.


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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2020, 08:59:57 PM »
I’ve wanted to do a 5 window Ford since forever. Can’t wait to see what you do.
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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 07:59:11 PM »
So this body came with all the patch panels needed to repair any bad spots.  Also came with an aftermarket frame built for model A style builds.
http://www.riley-auto.com/HOME_Page.html   Really for the bolt on crowd.  Not my style and where is the fun in that. :)   Sold the frame and put the money towards hard to find original parts, like a complete front axle assembly I found locally.   My next purchase will be the wheels and tires.     My top 3 wheel choices are 1) 1960's steel 16X4.5" 5.5" bolt pattern, these are actually old jeep wheels that came off my J truck.  2) 1935 spoke 16x4.5" 5.5" bolt pattern from old fords. I have these as "spares" for the 1925 Roadster   3) Steel 18x4" 4.5" bolt pattern. I would need to purchase these.  With the wheels and tires and the body on blocks i can start to layout the frame and measure the width for a rear axle.





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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 12:11:10 AM »
I vote #2

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 12:39:35 PM »
I like the Jeep wheels powder coated red or something like that, with some baby moons.

But it all depends on the look you are going for.

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 01:20:17 PM »
i think the Nissan 18's would be cool and easier to replace

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 01:44:59 PM »
all depends on the look you are going for.

without knowing rest of the look, not sure what fits best.

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2020, 04:04:38 PM »
I got the front axle assembly apart and cleaned up.

90 years is along time for nuts/bolts to rust into place...

Not sure if I will reuse the spring pack.   Saved the tie rod for mock up only.  Everything else looks good.



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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2020, 04:19:46 PM »
Going with the larger 18X4" wheels to get the look I want,  exaggerated tall & skinny tire combo.

The first 18X4 rim showed up.   These are the "compact" spare wheels for Nissan's.  The rim is DOT rated, the tires are temp use only.  When the other 3 show up I will take them to the local shop to have the tires pulled off.   

New tires ordered and on their way.    The new tires use tubes and are typically hand mounted.  That will be a challenge with 1.5 arms...

 
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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2020, 05:43:38 PM »
I’ve got a tire machine... and two wings
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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2020, 07:58:40 PM »
Any chance your available tomorrow? The 5th. All 4 wheels and tires came in.


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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2020, 08:48:18 AM »
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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2020, 02:27:03 PM »
Big thanks for the help with the tire mounting.   8)

I think they will give the look im going for.

Fronts are 550x18 (29" tall), Rears are 750x18 (34" tall)






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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2020, 09:21:42 PM »
Front axle work.  First split the wishbone and add 7/8 heims. Then cut off the original spring hangers from the front of the wishbone.
Started assembly of new hubs and brakes for the front.   I love new modern brake hardware on old Iron.

     




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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2020, 09:33:46 PM »
Acquired a 2000 Ford Explorer 8.8 rear axle complete with limited slip and 4.10 gears.  These axles rock disc brakes and 31 spline shafts.  Not bad for $250 loaded into the bed of my truck.  Best part was only 5 mins from my house!

Started with stripping it all down.  Cut off all old mounting hardware. Then cleaned it up with the wire wheel.