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Without stating the complete history of the automobile or the complete history of the Ford Motor Company, I present to you my immaculate 1930 Ford Model A Pickup.

 

I was fortunate to acquire this factory metal, very complete and solid original truck. It was restored about ten years ago, and I have taken the time to go through the entire vehicle, and re-present it in immaculate condition.

 

The truck has it original 90 year old engine, which gets going instantly with a touch of the starter, runs & drives like 1930. I drive it all over town, very reliable.   (verbal) history of the pickup since new, and information on the two previous owners.  

 

EXTERIOR

This is a true 1930, with a 1929 cab. As we know, Ford factory used every piece/part left over from the previous year.  I love this look, the change over to the ’30 feature, but still has the square cab.

 

Starting with a great paint job, I sanded down the orange peel sections, then did the three stage 3M Perfect-It paint surface system, followed by a deep carnauba wax. Did my best to get that deep black mirror, even if it is a working vehicle.  

 

Here are some other details I worked through:

·      Re-dyed the top and visor with SEM Landau Black

·      Restored the powder coated rims (on both sides) and changed to chrome lug nuts, have correct valve stems, and all five tires have full tread

·      Added Moto Meter, custom radiator screen, leather chain guards, and stainless hood hold downs

·      Removed the hood and radiator/shell.  Flushed the radiator, prepped and painted the undersides of the hood and shell

·      Installed passenger side door lock and key, repaired the original Spartan horn and added data plate

 

MECHANICS

·      I took all the engine components off, prepped, restored and repainted each piece individually, and reassembled to look like the first day it came out of the showroom: engine pans, fan, carb, hoses, etc

·      Going through the brakes, the components were like new.  But did install oversized pins on all the brake rods. 

·      Replaced the leaking gas tank valve successfully and installed a battery cut off switch

 

INTERIOR

·      Love the manual wiper!!

·      The entire space is spotless, freshly cleaned, painted, both sides of floorboards re-stained 

·      All the gauges work and painted a Tacoma Cream pin stripe

·      Added a personal touch by woodgraining the dash top and window garnish moldings to the 1934 Ford walnut burl pattern.  

 

OTHER

Titled, registered and insured in my name.  1930 Ca plate is included.  Call or text  with any questions. 831-238-8235 Email is: fullscalemodels@yahoo.com

 

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Not 100% correct (as I'm sure you already know) but a sweet little truck nonetheless - all the work you did really shows.  Like you, I prefer the square cab over the later "round" one.  I also like that the headlights and radiator shell are painted as original, not "upgraded" to plated like many are.  And thank you for describing the truck rather than posting automotive history like many ads do - anybody who buys an old vehicle already knows all that, or should.  Good luck with the sale - if only I was in the market and not clear across the country...

 

Oh, and just to be nitpicky, the Moto-Meter wings are backward.  🤣

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Thanks Deac, had a couple of calls on it, will be listing on EBay for 7 days, then Hemmings on line.  It runs so great, tonight drove it along Asilomar beach front, lots of looks and cheers, giving the Aoogh horn back, such pristine condition I can’t stop staring at it,  jd

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JD - Quick question on a Model A truck vs. a Fordor with respect to "creature comforts."  My Dad is 90yrs old and drives the heck out of his '31 Town Sedan. Getting in and out is somewhat challenging due to the relatively narrow gap between the seat and the side panel. (The seat is in its rear most position).  Is there any difference with a truck?

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Hello Dr. Joe, so awesome to hear about your Dad doing what we all should be doing with our classic cars, driving the heck out of them..

 

I am 6’ and 185lbs.  and have no issue getting in and out.  When I bought it, I was expecting a tight space between the steering wheel and seat, and/or challenges getting you legs in between the open door/seat/side panel but All is clear.  I guesS is an urban legend the pickups are uncomfortable to drive.  No so at all.  You are welcome to come check it out, drive it around or send a fellow hobbyist to do so on your behalf,  the truck is really fun and looks fantastic.  Thanks. Jd 831-238-8235

 

also please note the truck is currently listed on EBay as well.

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6 hours ago, idrjoe_sandiego said:

JD - Quick question on a Model A truck vs. a Fordor with respect to "creature comforts."  My Dad is 90yrs old and drives the heck out of his '31 Town Sedan. Getting in and out is somewhat challenging due to the relatively narrow gap between the seat and the side panel. (The seat is in its rear most position).  Is there any difference with a truck?

 

These dimensions may be of interest.  Town Sedan is 1930 but measurements should be same for 31.  Pickup is "round" cab but measurements shouldn't be any smaller than "square" cab.

30-31-pickup.jpg30-31-town-sedan.jpgPickup seat appears to be 1-1/2" farther back than Town Sedan seat in "neutral position" (which I assume is midpoint in the adjustment range).  I believe pickup doors are wider also.  But there is NO adjustment in the pickup seat, at least not without surgery on the seat itself.  I'm 6 feet - many decades ago I was younger, skinnier and owned a 30 coupe with adjustable seat and a 30 "round" cab.  As I recall getting in/out was about the same on both but once in, the coupe had more legroom with the seat all the way back.

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