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  1. YES John S... I live in southern New Mexico.... Near the small town of Silver City (pop 10,000) I am a long term caretaker of a 1,500 acre Nature Preserve that borders the Gila wilderness area. It is High Desert, (5,600 ft elevation). We have no neighbors within 18 miles. To get to town we have to drive 18 miles on a dirt road.... (maintained occasionally by the county) But to get out of the canyon where we live, we have to climb out on a single lane, steep, narrow road that climbs 1,000 ft in a half mile...... this is where the low 'granny gear with high torque, at low RPM comes into play..... It takes one hour to traverse that 18 miles of dirt road, under the best of conditions... then once you get into town... there are only two lane paved roads throughout most of the county and the speed limit is 25-35 MPH around town and 55 mph out in the open flat areas of the sparsely populated county. we are 100 miles from the nearest freeway....... There is a very slow pace of life here and the feeling of 'no hurries, no worries'..... is still alive here in this area.... Very open and wild and few people... So, Yes.. it will be and is... like steeping back in time..... to where the journey was the main event, and not the destination...... I am 75 years.... young ....and what ever time I have left here on this Beautiful Earth, I want to spend Enjoying the simple things in Life.... Like a walk in the forest, skinny dipping in the creek, driving in my 90 year old car, into town to get an ice cream cone..... listening to the sound of the morning bird songs... or listening to the sound of my 90 year old engine as it climbs the hill in first gear... oh the simple joys of being alive... I appreciate all of your guys thoughts about the most practical car to by... it has been very helpful... and I am leaning very strongly towards the 1930 Franklin.... But there is now a very close second... a 1934 Chrysler CA......big 6 The thing about the Franklin is, I have Zero experience with an air cooled engine...... that has those cooling areas around the pistons, etc... I am a fairly good 'back yard' mechanic.. and have owned, built and driven many different 1920's and early 30's cars and trucks... all gasoline, water cooled... But I will have a lot to learn with the air cooled Franklin... Therefore there is hesitation in buying one... much more of a tendency to go with the familiar.... But then again, I am really Ready for my Next Adventure....
  2. I am thinking of buying a '31 Graham Paige sedan, and would like to know if they have a 3 speed or 4 speed transmission..? And is the transmission a syncromesh..? ..... or do you need to double clutch as with a Model A ford ..? What speed would you drive it at, for a 200 mile touring trip, that felt comfortable for a car (6 cylinder), that was in good mechanical condition, with good brakes and tires..??? I am considering a 1930 Franklin sedan or a 1931 Graham Paige.... both 6 cylinder, both hydraulic brakes... But I don,t know which one would be best engineered for long distance touring and daily driver..? Considering they are both in the same mechanical condition. Any thoughts based on experience or real knowledge of these two vehicles would be appreciated.
  3. I am thinking of buying a '31 Graham Paige sedan, and would like to know if they have a 3 speed or 4 speed transmission..? And is the transmission a syncromesh..? ..... or do you need to double clutch as with a Model A ford ..? What speed would you drive it at, for a 200 mile touring trip, that felt comfortable for a car (6 cylinder), that was in good mechanical condition, with good brakes and tires..??? I am considering a 1930 Franklin sedan or a 1931 Graham Paige.... both 6 cylinder, both hydraulic brakes... But I don,t know which one would be best engineered for long distance touring and daily driver..? Considering they are both in the same mechanical condition. Any thoughts based on experience or real knowledge of these two vehicles would be appreciated.
  4. I am thinking of buying a '31 Graham Paige sedan, and would like to know if they have a 3 speed or 4 speed transmission..? And is the transmission a syncromesh..? ..... or do you need to double clutch as with a Model A ford ..? What speed would you drive it at, for a 200 mile touring trip, that felt comfortable for a car (6 cylinder), that was in good mechanical condition, with good brakes and tires..??? I am considering a 1930 Franklin sedan or a 1931 Graham Paige.... both 6 cylinder, both hydraulic brakes... But I don,t know which one would be best engineered for long distance touring and daily driver..? Considering they are both in the same mechanical condition. Any thoughts based on experience or real knowledge of these two vehicles would be appreciated.
  5. Beautiful condition this car... I soooo much want a car like this, to get running again and to drive as my primary driver... on these rural two lane, no traffic, country roads... sitting in that couch like, comfortable seat,.. listening to the engine hum. and stepping back in time to a much slower pace of life... where there is no hurry ..... and the trip, the journey, itself is the reward... not arriving at your destination. With a car like this, every ride is a 'Joy' ride..... simple pleasures... If I can sell my 1930 pickup; https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/tyrone-1930-model-ford-4x4-pickup/7006881866.html . I will be contacting you about becoming the next caretaker of this beautiful automobile... Thank you for holding it and preserving it for someone to care for and to continue enjoy ............ Like me....
  6. Hello Everyone & anyone, who might be able to help me get a phone number or E-mail address For this man who is selling it for his father, on Facebook... the seller's name is Chris Bell. But when I go to the face book link provided here...there seems to be no way to contact the seller..... Please help if you can.... It would make a very nice daily driver, as it is where I live there is no traffic, very rural and no freeway, only two lane paced and gravel roads, slow speeds 35-40 mph. Can anyone help me contact the Seller Chris Bell ???
  7. Terry B ..... Basically I Love the 1920's and early 1930's lines on the vehicles of those years (1924-1934)... sedans, coupes, roadsters and touring.... The sweeping fenders the radiators and louvered hoods, the big headlights, etc..... and I have owned and driven, stock, original, model A's and a 1929 Dodge, 1930 Chevrolet, 1930 Chrysler, 1928 Dodge ... anyway... I Love the 'stepping back in time'... of a slower pace of life... where people were not in a hurry, and a man's word and his hand shake could be trusted.... But lately, (last 10 years) I have been building vintage cars & trucks, from the frame up.... sedans and pickups mostly (late 20's & early 30's) and keeping the old body look (even the wooden spokes on the wheels) and upgrading to 4 cylinder & V6 engines ... putting in modern syncro transmissions (4&5 speeds) and improving the steering and brakes.... to make them travel long distances, Safely,... at freeway speeds Also making parts easy to find and easy to work on yourself .. (no computer).......... I don't want them to be Hot Rods or Ratty rods... just nice looking vintage styling.... in appearance, with modern mechanical running gear.. Now a days I am building custom made Gypsy Wagon Campers and sheep wagon campers and Conestoga style campers.... Below is a photo of a 29 pickup I built 8 years ago, and it has the same exact running gear as this one above has (22R engine, 4x4 and 5 speed) It sold for $16K, 8 years ago the second photo is of it pulling one of my gypsy wagon campers on a 2,000 mile road trip .... People LOVE them... every where they go.... they leave a wake of smiles and happiness... 😊 πŸ˜‹ 😎
  8. Jpage... HAMB will not accept my posting , because it is Not a Traditional Hot Rod... and it is not stock... I tried. It doesn't fit in any category that I have heard of.... It is just a practical, 'vintage' looking pickup....... Easy to work on and easy to get parts for.... and fun to drive and spread the happiness & smiles.......😊 Here is another one... I built and sold 8 years ago ... same 4 cylinder engine, 4X4 and 5 speed..... Second photo, it is on a 2,000 mile trip pulling a Gypsy Wagon camper I built
  9. TerryB...... The coil over shocks are an after market shock for street rods or hot rods, found on Ebay......
  10. Fleek... I call it a Model A.. because to the uneducated, uninitiated, common person on the street (public), they do not know the difference... they all love it, and the only people who question it or criticize it, are people who know their vintage vehicles .... like you You know the public love that old vintage vehicle look, and love to see them on the road... It has won 'peoples choice' at more than one car show... so that must mean that most people are either ignorant, uninformed or have very poor quality taste..... almost everyone who has seen it, Loves it..... lots of thumbs up and big smiles ☺️
  11. Custom Built, 1930 Model A 4X4 extended cab Pick up truck.... It is Not a Hot rod and Not a Rat rod.... It is a practical... daily driver, Vintage 4X4 truck.... If you are a 'Big man', and do not want to be squeezed into a Model A pickup cab.... and you want to drive your vintage pickup all winter long, on Snowy & Icy roads..... and you feel safer, being able to keep up with the other cars on the road.... and you want to be warm and comfortable on those long drives.... You might like the looks and feel of this 4X4 model A pickup.... Located in southern New Mexico I am willing to pay for one haft your shipping costs.I boxed and extended, the frame to be able to mount the 1930 body, which came from a model 170-B 'Blind back' 4 door sedan, that was in Very poor condition, (beyond a practical restoration). All the wooden frame work was rotten, So... I replaced it all with a custom formed, tubular steel framework. I wanted a pickup cab that had abundant leg room ( I'm 6' 4" 200 lbs.) So, I used the back of the sedan and 1/2 of the rear doors & windows to create a extended cab for the pickup. The entire cab and floor are sound proofed and insulated. All new, lightly tinted safety glass installed, with new window channels and regulators... The gas tank, that used to sit in your lap, was removed and a new steel dash with glove box and gauges from the 1983 Toyota 4X4, truck, installed. (pre-computer) New motor and transmission mounts created, and a removable transmission cross member bolted in and three other cross members welded into the lengthened frame.It has a very low mileage 22R four cylinder engine (105 Hp) A new Weber carb, with manual choke, New 3 core aluminum Radiator installed (never over heats)... New heavy duty clutch/pressure plate, new fuel & water pumps,Timing chain kit, and new alternator & regulator, hoses & belts.... New 6 ply tires, New brake lines & radius rods installed All new leaf springs (front and rear), new coil over shocks (front & rear) spare tire mount installed under pickup bed in the back. rebuilt 5 speed tranny, where 5th gear acts as an overdrive, over 50 mph. The 4x4 is a solid front axle, with manual hubs.. and works perfectly. it has power brakes (disc in front, drum in rear) New rack & pinion steering.The Body was welded, sanded, primed and painted with enamel paint, (Black fenders & dark forest green cab,hood and bed). New headlight lens, reflectors with halogen high & low beams, new tail/brake lights, with led turn signals front & rear. Very comfortable, adjustable, bucket seats, with seat belts. Good strong Heater with windshield defroster. Ahooga horn and new windshield wiper motor and blade. Clear title in my name, licensed & insured as my daily driver... Very dependable & easy to drive. Valued at $15,000 contact, Sunny 505-990-6008 sunnybabaspirit@yahoo.com Located in New Mexico many more detailed photos upon request Thank you for taking the time to consider this Truck... I will consider trades for a good running Original survivor, or older restoration....... 1929-1934 Sedan ...
  12. Custom Built, 1930 Model A 4X4 extended cab Pick up truck.... It is Not a hot rod and Not a rat rod.... It is a practical... daily driver, Vintage 4X4 truck.... If you would like a Model A pickup, But you are a 'big' man, and are not comfortable, squeezed into an 'A' cab.... and you would like to drive it all winter, on icy, snowy roads.... Not to mention being able to keep up with traffic, on today's busy roads......... You might like the look and feel of this truck..... Hopefully, not considered 'molested', but, 'upgraded'.... Located in Southern New Mexico..... I am willing to pay Half the shipping to, anywhere in the USA I boxed and extended, the frame to be able to mount the 1930 body, which came from a model 170-B 'Blind back' 4 door sedan, that was really in very poor condition. All the wooden framework was rotten, So... I replaced it all with a custom formed, tubular steel framework. I wanted a pickup cab that had abundant leg room ( I'm 6' 4" 200 lbs.) So, I used the back of the sedan and 1/2 of the rear doors & windows to create a extended cab for the pickup. The entire cab and floor are sound proofed and insulated. All new, lightly tinted safety glass installed, with new window channels and regulators... The gas tank, (that used to sit in your lap), was removed and a new steel dash with glove box and gauges from the 1983 Toyota 4X4, truck, installed. (pre-computer) New motor and transmission mounts created, and a removable transmission cross member bolted in and three other cross members welded into the lengthened frame.It has a very low mileage 22R four cylinder engine (105 Hp) A new Weber carb, with manual choke, New 3 core aluminum Radiator installed (never over heats)... New heavy duty clutch/pressure plate, new fuel & water pumps,Timing chain kit, and new alternator & regulator, hoses & belts.... New 6 ply tires, New brake lines & radius rods installed All new leaf springs (front and rear), new coil over shocks (front & rear) spare tire mount installed under pickup bed in the back. rebuilt 5 speed tranny, where 5th gear acts as an overdrive, over 50 mph. The 4x4 is a solid front axle, with manual hubs.. and works perfectly. it has power brakes (disc in front, drum in rear) New rack & pinion steering.The Body was welded, sanded, primed and painted with enamel paint, (Black fenders & dark forest green cab,hood and bed). New headlight lens, reflectors with halogen high & low beams, new tail/brake lights, with led turn signals front & rear. Very comfortable, adjustable, bucket seats, with seat belts. Good strong Heater with windshield defroster. Ahooga horn and new windshield wiper motor and blade. Clear title in my name, licensed & insured as my daily driver... Very dependable & easy to drive. Valued at $15,000 contact, Sunny 505-990-6008 sunnybabaspirit@yahoo.com Located in southern New Mexicomany more detailed photos upon request Thank you for taking the time to consider this Truck... I will consider trades for a good running , older restoration, or original survivor ..... 1929-1934 Sedan ...
  13. I would very much like to have a smooth running original Dodge, Chrysler or Desoto.... as my daily driver, up here in the quiet mountain area of southern New Mexico.... two lane paved roads, and gravel/dirt roads , with very few cars on the roads and 35-40 mph the common speed..... I do have a trade offer for you of equal value, ($15 K).... hopefully you would be interested in a 4x4 1930 Model A pickup... that was built as a king cap, to provide plenty of leg room for a tall, large person... and easy to get parts for, but NOT a Hot rod or Rat rod..... Just a practical, every day driver, working truck.... Built from the frame up.... using the body of a 1930 'blind back sedan', model 170 Model A..... all the rotted interior framing wood replaced with tubular steel frame work, sound proofing lined and insulated. with a 4 cylinder 22R engine that puts out 105 HP and a fully syncro 5 speed transmission, Power assisted hydraulic brakes; discs in the front & drum in the rear..... almost every thing replaced, repaired or New..... There is soooo much to tell you about, that has been built into this truck... but I will not take up your time describing more about it... unless you like what you see in the photos and want to know more about it..... I have owned and driven often a 1929 Dodge sedan and a 1930 Chrysler sedan.... so I know what your 1930 Desoto will feel like and be like to own and drive.... I hope you might like to own a vintage looking truck, that you could use all year round as a daily working truck..... Any interest in trading..? sunnybabaspirit@yahoo.com Lots of recent improvements made since these photos......
  14. Panrat.... My friend... This is the Antique Auto Club..... of America...... There is NOTHING antique about this unique Vehicle.... I think you would have a much better reception and interest at the H.A.M.B website
  15. The reason I said $7K... was to encourage the owner to pay attention to the fact that he gave us no price... so he must want a lot of phone calls asking for it... what a strange way to market anything... I wasn't trying to ruin his post... only encourage him to upgrade his post, to be able to give us an idea of what value he places on this nice looking vehicle.... sorry, won't do it again...