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Old 03-16-2016, 11:23 PM   #81
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This is my truck. I consider it a hot rod. It had 7 holes drilled in it to make it a "hot rod" and I have all the removed parts set aside.

also...

It gets driven everyday.

Is it ruined?

FYI still banger powered.
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:54 AM   #82
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This is my 1929 Sport Coupe.



When I got it already had 16" wheels, hydraulic brakes, electronic ignition. Albeit a number of the modifications were not done to the highest standards. In some cases I was unable to go back to stock even if I wanted to, so I've improved the modifications. It's still a Model A and I love it!
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:50 AM   #83
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There was an A coupe owned by a scrapyard owner near me.He had owned it since the 50's,tinkered it up a little,dual sidemounts,rumble,cowl lights,kind of what you would expect back then.After he died his widow looked at some prices and thought it was worth a fortune.It really was too high,and she did adjust the price once she discovered the facts.Everybody that knew the car was after it to build a rod with.She held out to sell it to somebody that would keep it original.One of her husbands former customers showed up,wanting to buy it.He told her how he wanted to keep it just the way he had been seeing it for the last 30 years.She dropped the price some more,he bought it,and the body was off it that afternoon.I got the fenders and frame,my friend got the engine and axles,the parts went all over the area.He told her what she wanted to hear,and as he put it,the junkyard was closed,so he wouldn't be doing business there again anyway.He waited a couple of months before selling off the parts,but the word had gotten back to her the day after he bought it.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:51 AM   #84
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Well, I guess I will say my words on this matter: I don't like "crap"-rods or "muscle-head" cars! Sorry, it's just my opinion. I might not like your
idea of a car. BUT, I will defend your right to have that idea to the death.

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Old 03-17-2016, 07:56 AM   #85
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I going out in the garage right now and hot rod my Model A roadster and ya'll can't stop me.
Well did you do it?
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:10 AM   #86
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This is my truck. I consider it a hot rod. It had 7 holes drilled in it to make it a "hot rod" and I have all the removed parts set aside.

also...

It gets driven everyday.

Is it ruined?

FYI still banger powered.
Yes, you ruined it. You might as well give it to me, so you wont have to look at it every day.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:13 AM   #87
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I love all old cars. The good the bad and ugly. Stock or rodded. The 31 coupe I have is most likely to get a more modern motor. I cant see paying $5000.00 plus for a stock model A motor rebuild just to have problems with the motor in a short time like I read about in post here on ford barn. I will probably go with something like a TCI chassis and a small block. Until the price of model a motor rebuilds come down to the cost of a small block crate motor and built without recurring problems that is the route I am going to take. That is my 3 cents on the subject.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:02 AM   #88
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I can't believe I read this WHOLE thing, AGAIN!
Oh well, REPITITION is the MOTHER of lurnin' & the FATHER of BOREDOM!
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:16 AM   #89
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[QUOTE= I will probably go with something like a TCI chassis and a small block. Until the price of model a motor rebuilds come down to the cost of a small block crate motor and built without recurring problems that is the route I am going to take. That is my 3 cents on the subject.[/QUOTE]

TCI frame w/ sbc in my avatar--this is how I bought it --newly professionally built for 12k --how could I resist ?
My gorgeous 31 Tudoor is totally stock & will remain so .

31 Ford coupe sbc
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:25 AM   #90
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story few years ago I was going thru Paris,MO was a 29 fordor very nice inside and out,asked his price was ok,but had an offer,person was going to street rod it,asked if he would give me 24 hours before taking offer,he said he would,I contacted couple friends,1 of them bought the A,I saw it again few years back in parade in home town Eldon,MO,
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:07 PM   #91
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There were millions of Model A's built. They were simply built for everyday use by anyone who had a modest income. Folks were hot rodding them before they were restoring them. I can understand someone being passionate about restoring a truly rare model, but certainly not a coupe, roadster, or Tudor
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:49 PM   #92
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My Dad drove me home from the hospital in a Model A when I was born.

One of the first things he asked me when I got my current Model A (6 years ago) was "what kind of engine are you going to put in it?" Then commented about several of the cars he had seen over the years with SBC's in them.

In his younger years, if you had a Model A, it was never "stock".

Mine is a long way from being "stock", but I don't ever think of it as a "hot-rod". My step-son's Camaro is a hot-rod! (and it's factory stock)
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