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1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« on: November 14, 2022, 08:04:45 PM »
Picked this up today.  It was a lot from an estate sale.  Guy had barns full of different types of cars/trucks.
Took this pic right after I loaded it on the trailer.

1930 Ford Model A 4 door Sedan.

I have been looking for a 2 door but his one was in pretty good shape and came with a ton of parts (filled my 8ft bed and inside of my crew cab) that I can sell to the OEM crowd.

Plan is to cut it down to a 2 door and then see where it takes me...




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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2022, 03:42:59 PM »
I popped the body off the chassis and have it in the shop.
Sold Chassis/drivetrain and some other parts.
Turns out this is a kinda rare body made by Murray contracted to Ford.



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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 10:21:16 AM »
I like the suicide rear doors

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2022, 07:30:38 PM »
I started collecting parts for this build.    Ford 1940 front axle, spindles, bones     Ford 1998 8.8 rear axle limited slip, 3.73, disk brakes, 31 spline shafts    Ford 1930 19"x3" front wheels.   Ford 1935 16"x4" rear wheels.   

On the hunt for a LS6.0/4L80E





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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2023, 06:16:18 PM »
picked up a 6.0 / 4L80e today

after parting out the rest I should have a free engine/tranny


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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2023, 06:26:08 PM »
I plan to run Ford 1935 16" spoke rear wheels.

Coker Firestone rear tires in the 750x16 size are $288 each

I found that 235/85R16 are just about the same over all size @ $130 each.

Made a tool and spent some time straightening spokes. 




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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2023, 09:13:50 PM »
nice!

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2023, 06:37:30 PM »
Van engine and tranny pulled.






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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2023, 06:54:45 PM »
P59 PCM checked out good.  This is a version that can support DBW & DBC  (has IAC driver).   BIN flashed to an OS that I can edit/tune. 



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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2023, 10:37:59 PM »
Converted the rest of the box van into a trailer with a walking deck to access the front door.
Just needs paint on the raw steel and wire up the 4 pin trailer harness to the box lights wiring. 

Sold the rest of the van to a scrapper.  Score!



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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2023, 03:54:58 PM »
Painted and cleaned up.   Gas tank drained.   Skipped the wiring (next guys problem)

SOLD and gone.   

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2023, 07:59:39 PM »
awesome! 

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2023, 04:03:37 PM »
did some actual work on the sedan today, removing all the wood structure from the doors.
Doors are built like the body.
Being the Town car sedan means LOTS of sub frame wood for all the trim to attach to. 
Hundreds of trim nails and wood screws...
I will replace all that with steel.    Pic for reference.




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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2023, 04:10:19 PM »
That’s pretty neat

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2023, 03:30:28 PM »
With the wood structure removed, I'm left with just the sheet metal skin.

Next will be to build the body back up with a steel sub structure.