A different Old Skool project - 1929 Ford Model A

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    My uncle has 2 similar books (although newer) that I will borrow again soon. I don't have any Model A literature.
  2. Suzuki Phil

    Suzuki Phil Been here awhile

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    Not to steal this thread but I'm in a similar situation my grandfather bought a 1917 Ford Couplet back in the 40's. Never saw it until my Mom pulled it out of a storage garage (that was condemned) in the mid 80's. Car is currently sitting in dry storage in a building on her property. She says I can have it if I can store it somewhere.

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    Hopefully over the next couple of years I can clean my small garage of motorcycles and get this car in there.

    Good luck on your resto,

    SP
  3. fishkens

    fishkens Long timer

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    I recommend a bigger garage. :D
  4. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Um, I'll take it! :lol3

    +1

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  5. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...wow CDD, didn;t know you had it in you. Very nice. There's been a few A's and T's in our family over the years. Alway loved the A's. Glad your keeping it stock. :norton
  6. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    :ddog

    Thanks! :D

    It's currently in my uncles airplane hangar. I haven't seen it in a couple months.. since I live 120 miles away and he's out of town every other day as a commercial pilot.

    ..but, the engines still in my shop. I exchanged the camshaft. I actually got the original one to the engine back. It looks good. WAY better than the scuffed up one they originally sent me from their pile.
  7. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    Sooo interesting!

    Keep up the spirit!:clap:clap

    Will be watching!:D:D:D
  8. drrider1

    drrider1 just running amuck

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    that sir would be a shock absorber nice looking 28 by the way
  9. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I think you missed the 7 following pages.. :lol3
  10. bigequip

    bigequip Ol' fart riding

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    Well I just can't find the time to ride my motorcycles and drive my 1930 Motorhome around and work.

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  11. bigequip

    bigequip Ol' fart riding

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    This Motorhome has everything a new one has except electric slide. It is always ready to go, just pull it out of the garage and blow the dust off!

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  12. bigequip

    bigequip Ol' fart riding

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    The sleeping accomodations are in this rear door. Folds down to a nice bed.

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  13. bigequip

    bigequip Ol' fart riding

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    R Rear

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  14. planemanx15

    planemanx15 Long timer

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    So what happened!?! Is it restored, running, etc?
  15. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    I'd forgotten about this thread. Not to threadjack, but I said I always wanted a Model A-now I have two-both rough projects. Here's one of them:

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  16. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Dag nabbit, why are half of my pics not showing up? I'll try to re-link them soon.

    Well, upon leaving my shop, it is getting "the full treatment" at my uncles shop. He is much more meticulous than I am, so this thing is getting an amazingly-detailed restoration. I am more of a "resurrector" than a restorer, but technically, it's his vehicle and although it sat for a few decades, my work on it motivated him to get cracking on it.

    To give you an idea of where the project was shortly after I last updated, this 2-year old picture might give an indication:

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    He now has all of the "original" parts as well as his own collection in his shop. I still possess spare engines, transmissions, and miscellaneous parts that my grandpa collected 40 years ago. He has cleaned up, painted, and assembled much of the vehicle (in the original style of the build date of the original car) apart from the body; the last major hurdle.

    I have offered to buy all of his spare parts when he is finished. There is literally enough to build at least one more rolling/driving frame, if not two. I am not opposed to a mis-matched car, because honestly.. who out there could tell if I am using a 1931 bolt on a 1930 frame? (Other than my uncle.) :lol3

    I'll try to get some pictures over the holidays. Living 120 miles away from his shop was a problem before, but I live 500 miles away now.

    Awesome!
  17. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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  18. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    I would display that in my livingroom. :clap

    How'd you get the FAA to sign off on the flightworthiness of that frame?
  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Looks like new
  20. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Those chocks belong to this other old skool treasure (1953 Cessna 170):

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