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Old 11-21-2017, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default 1930 Model A pick up. Truck Tech

Is this the future for our surviving Model A Fords? Truck Tech shows everyone how easy it is to buy a good original running 1930 model A Ford pickup and chop it up to build your combination hot rod/rat rod. See this at: http://www.powernationtv.com/episode...-truck-chassis (You have to sit through their commercial to get to their build story.)

Since rod builders are buying all of these expensive parts for their build, why don't they just also buy a new fiberglass body for their build too, then another surviving model A Ford can spared, and it also can be enjoyed by our future generations. I encourage not doing any business with any companies that promote chopping up our surviving Model A Fords.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:01 AM   #2
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I agree completely. It's just a waste of a nice truck.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:11 AM   #3
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Makes me really sad!
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:29 AM   #4
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This is a very sad video; I could not watch it all of the way through. I have a Late '31 Budd Pickup with the steel roof and the wide bed. Any 1930/31 Model A is a thing of beauty.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:55 AM   #5
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I consider what happened to the truck a "sin", for real! As soon as I saw what the show was going to be about, I turned the channel.

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Old 11-21-2017, 02:06 PM   #6
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I recently bought some chrome bumpers from a guy off of the local Craig's list. He lives in a gated senior community with a a two car garage. They don't allow him to park any cars outside in his driveway much less on the street.

He showed me his '29 Roadster Pickup that he had turned into a Hot Rod with a V-8. He said he had restored it an drove it for a while until he got tired of it. So he couldn't buy a second truck to Hot Rod.

He said he got thrown out of the Model A club when he showed them what he had done to it.

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Old 11-21-2017, 03:31 PM   #7
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"He said he got thrown out of the Model A club when he showed them what he had done to it"

Well, that's the way to keep a club strong. Not!

Of course a club can do what they want, as can owners of the cars. Disapprove and try as we might, unless we are going to buy all the cars up, owners will do what they want. I don't like hot rods much and plenty of rodders use new bodies. We can't save them all, unfortunately.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:14 PM   #8
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In this country people are free to do their own stupid thing, no matter how much history is destroyed, or how much it jeopardizes the future, or how much it hurts the greater good. Just look around a bit, this is clearly seen in the dismal state of things today. Just remember, half the folks out there fall under an IQ of 100!
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:51 PM   #9
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It's the 1-800 hot rod guys. Couldn't bear to watch more than the first 30 seconds. I know it's a free country, but someone needs to tell these butchers to go look for an AA out in a field somewhere and use that cab rather than ruining a cute pickup.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:20 PM   #10
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Steel is real.............
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:28 PM   #11
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After long conversation with an old hot rodder this weekend, I learned the the hot rod guys dislike the rat-rodders as much as the preservationists dislike the hot rodders.
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:20 AM   #12
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In England some folk say green is a unlucky colour ,it sure was for that pickup!!! The odd thing is after the vehicle has been effectively destroyed the assasins remain convinced that it is still a 1930 model A Ford . The title might say it is but it aint . As far as they are concerned the vehicle has been "saved" and made "streetable" Good Grief, a new word for the English language .

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Old 11-22-2017, 11:39 AM   #13
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There is more than enough Model A Fords to go around. I can't see where a few hot rods jeopardize the "future" or hurts the "greater good". If every model A was restored, our cars value would be further in the toilet than it already is. I own 6 restored model A Fords and two that are "hot rodded". One is a chopped 30 coupe with a Miller overhead model B and juice brakes and Kelsey 16s. The other is a Brookville 29 roadster with a V8 60 and an Kiwi quick change with Motor wheels. Hot rodders give me s..t about my gennies and restorers give me crap about my Hot Rods. There is certainly more money in a built hotrod than a restored car. Ask the guy who recently posted about not being able to sell his restored cars. I think we should all get along and appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into both styles of builds. I am sure I am going to ruffle some feathers with this, but I think it needs to be said.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:18 PM   #14
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Those two guys are sickening.
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