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Old 05-12-2012, 06:22 AM
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Building a Ford model A

Hello All,
I am building a Ford model A from scratch. Using original parts as they come available. Something like Johnny Cash and his 53 Cadillac. This will be my first Car/Truck build. Most of my time is put into restoring old tractors. I am a Machinist/Blacksmith of 31 years. Now I am looking for a frame, if there is one near by let me know.
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Welcome aboard...there are some guys here who have built A's with the hotrod twist to them..lots of aftermarket available for those including new frames...

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Being that you are from MD, I strongly recommend the Fall Hershey, PA show in October ( http://www.hersheyaaca.org/fallmeet.html ). This will give you some time to do a "plan" as to how you want to proceed with your build. I can assure you that if that frame isn't there, it wont be locally - there were literally dozens the last time I was at that show a few years ago. Be prepared to bargain - the asking price is just that. Selling price can be much less and no one wants to go back home with something as ungainly as a frame. Now, after saying that - what do want to build - a restoration or a hot rod? If a hot rod - an after market frame is sooooo much better then an 80 year and worn out oldie.

This is a new and fully boxed for strength aftermarket hot rod frame - and it originally had a sedan on it, finally a roadster:

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Hello All,
I am building a Ford model A from scratch. Using original parts as they come available. Something like Johnny Cash and his 53 Cadillac. This will be my first Car/Truck build. Most of my time is put into restoring old tractors. I am a Machinist/Blacksmith of 31 years. Now I am looking for a frame, if there is one near by let me know.
Thanks
Walter
Savage, Md
Sounds like a fun way to build, my brother and I built a fully "restored" 1948 Harley 45 once like that. It started when he came home from a swap meet with a motor. A fender here, a gas tank there, and we built a full on 100% "restoration".

Kinda like buying a Model A hot rod and making "Payments" on it, buy a fender here or a door there when you have a few extra bucks, I like it.

Brian
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