1929 Ford Pickup
With the huge success of the Model T for 18 years, Ford was looking
towards the next big automotive breakthrough. The answer came in
1928 with the Model A. These cars proved to be just as big of a
success not only new but even later down the road when the Street
Rod trend started emerging. This 1929 Model A Closed Cab Pickup has
a great look and drives great. It is an older build that has
continued to be improved upon as time goes on. It has had the same
owner for the past 37 years which is pretty amazing as often as
some of these cars change homes. It has a long history in the
Street Rod world and has even driven across the country not once,
but twice. The bulk of the car is all originally Henry Ford steel
but fiberglass fenders have been added. It is painted in a very
nice Red Metallic paint that looks great. It is set up to be a nice
driver so there are a few typical chips/scratches from use but
other than that it is rust free and still shows very well. It has
the original style Black vinyl top and a Black visor like it would
have originally. Up front is the chrome radiator shell along with
the headlight bar which is also an original style feature. The
truck does a great job of combining vintage originality with some
modern features which is what Street Rodding is all about. The bed
has been redone in Oak with stainless strips and looks great. It
comes with a removable storage box for the beds so you have plenty
of room to store tools or whatever you may need for those long
journeys. The wire wheels have a great shine and with taller rear
tires the truck has a slight forward rake.
Keeping with the brand loyalty the truck is propelled down the road
by a 302 V8 motor. As we mentioned before the truck was originally
built a while back but over time has seen a large number of
improvements. One of these is the motor that was installed less
than 600 miles ago. It really is the truck that keeps on rolling.
The motor is bored .30 over and features an Edelbrock intake,
Edelbrock heads, a mild cam, ceramic coated Hooker headers and
Holley 600 cfm carburetor. It has also been dressed up with a
chrome air cleaner and Ford motorsport valve covers. A Walker
radiator keeps the truck running cool along with the dual electric
fans. The dual exhaust system delivers a great sound and exits
through Magnaflow mufflers out of the rear. The transmission is an
automatic with overdrive that shifts well and has 2,000 miles on
it. It transfers power back to the narrowed Duthman Mustang GT 8.8
rear end with 3:73 gears that itself only has 10,000 miles on it.
So the drivetrain was just redone giving this truck life for many
miles and many more years down the road. The chassis and suspension
has also been gone through and redone less than 15,000 miles ago.
This includes a Hi-Tec chassis, TCI independent front suspension, 2
inch drop spindles, and Aldan coil overs. The brakes have also been
been converted to discs under all 4 corners. Other nice upgrades
include a Ron Francis wiring system, 16 gallon saddle tanks and the
fuel door is relocated to the cab corner.
The interior is a combination of matching Red and Grey. It has dual
bucket seats with Red vinyl, with Red carpeting, and Grey door
panels. To the floor is a Lokar shifter that moves through the
gears smoothly. The dash is painted to match the body and topped
with with Classic gauges and LED indicators. Under the dash on the
passengers side is an aftermarket AM/FM/CD player. An Ididit tilt
column has been added and is painted to match and includes a column
dimmer switch and turn signal lever. A woograin steering wheel with
painted horn button tops that all off and looks great. Prior to the
interior being done Hushmat insulation was installed which helps
keep the interior cab quieter and keeps the heat out.
This cool Model A street rod truck has a lot going for it and with
a bunch of fresh components is ready for the next show or long
cruise. If you are looking for an affordable street rod that you
can hop in and go, this may be the one.
It could be yours for the very reasonable price of $32,500.00!