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1930 Ford Model A model A-hot rod-project-rat rod-supercharged

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Model A
SubModel: Briggs 3 Window
Type: Sedan
Trim: model A-hot rod-project-rat rod-supercharged
Year: 1930
Mileage: 999999
VIN: A3057383
Color: American graffiti
Engine: 5.0L SBC
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 700R4 overdrive
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: None
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Carson City, Nevada, United States

Description for Ford Model A 1930

This is NOT a supercharged Model A; I used an existing listing for the format and once it was listed, could not change the title. Sorry for the confusion. The following is all correct:

The project consists of a1930 Model A Briggs Fordor 3 window sedan body and its' original chassis with California title (pink slip).The vehicle has been stored in-doors since Nov. 1981 when it was purchased in California and moved to Northern Nevada. Modifications to the chassis began in 1996 when I acquired the project and changed the direction from a restoration to a street rod. As of now, think of it as a hot rod starter kit. Much of the heavy lifting is done, and done properly. But, there isnothing that can’t be undone and design, build quality and outcome can all be decided by a new owner.

The frame has been fully boxed and is equipped with a placeholder 5.0L SBC engine and 700R4 transmission, a four row brass/copper radiator with trans cooler, original radiator grill shell, and 8” Ford differential and Corvair independent front suspension (previously used on a Model A roadster). A frame mounted underfloor power brake master cylinder and brake pedal assembly is installed but is not plumbed. There is no electrical wiring, steering or exhaust. It rolls but does not run. Other mechanical parts, such as a 1992 5.7L truck long block engine core, an extra 3.40:1 rear center section, two HEI ignitions, a box of pulleys and much more will come with the sale.

Boxing plates and the Chassis Engineering transmission K-mount were welded while on a frame machine at Nevada Frame in Carson City. The rear coil over shocks and four link suspension are from Chris Alton’s Chassis Works. Installation and welding of those parts was done by a certified welder at my shop. The Corvair IFS is correctly positioned under the frame but is not bolted or welded in place. That's to allow returning to a straight axle or adding a Mustang II conversion with disc brakes if desired.

The body is supported on wood pallets over a metal bed frame and can be easily moved. Paint work was done by teenagers “in the day”. That might add character, but it makes taking photos or video to show the excellent, undamaged quality of the body parts difficult. Metal body parts are solid with some surface rust but no serious (cancer) rust. There are a few minor dents on the rear of the body.Most wood appears intact and I have repaired the main spar on the driver’s side.Original steel fenders, doors, window garnish and hardware, running boards and aprons, rear valence, spare tire carrier, bumpers, headlights, and hood are present and in good used condition.Roof fabric, window glass, seats, door cards and fabric interior are all missing. Drip rails and driver side window garnish are also missing. See the photos for most sheet metal parts included with the project.

I’ve been collecting parts for this project for years and it’s not possible to show everything that comes with the project in the limited number of pictures I’m allowed to post here. For example, the contents of 30 small boxes of original nuts & bolts saved when the car was disassembled. Plus, I have two steering columns (one tilt/telescopic), an extra rack & pinion steering. aluminum valve covers, electric radiator fan and lots more. To make it easier to view those parts, here are links to videos on YouTube.

Part 1 – Sedan body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37XKibu3B9I

Part 2 – Sheet metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM1yFLMft1s

Part 3 – Chassis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PNdnxD9IZc

Part 4 – Chassis parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hUG1xuYAdA

Part 5 – Boxed parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NesZ7Ie1rM

If you have questions, please contact me through eBay messages.

As it sits, the cheapest, quickest and easiest way to finish the project is as a Fordor all steel street rod, but many other options are open. For example, at one time I considered making a four door open car (phaeton style) out of the sedan body. Also, it might be possible to fit a roadster, coupe or pickup body on the chassis and use sheet metal from the sedan and have a full fendered rod. Or part out what you don't want and move on from there.

The listing is on for 30 days if not sold earlier. I welcome an on-site inspection of the project by a buyer or inspection service. I require a non-refundable $150 deposit within 48 hours of auction ending to cover the listing fee and hassle of relisting the project if a buyer backs out. I will need a bank (cashiers) check or cash payment in full at pick-up.

A note on offers: I believe my price is fair and maybe a little low based on how I see the market. But if you have a good reason for offering less (or more if you like), let me know and it will be considered.

Contact me to discuss shipping or picking the project up.