1931 Ford Pickup
The Ford Model A also colloquially called the A-Model Ford or the
A, and A-bone among rodders and customizers was the Ford Motor
Company's second market success after its predecessor the Model T.
First produced on October 20, 1927, but not introduced until
December 2, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been
produced for 18 years. This new Model A (a previous model had used
the name in 1903-04) was designated a 1928 model and was available
in four standard colors.
Here's something one does not see everyday, and I have to say it's
certainly impressive enough that it's surprising one does not see
more of them. A unique pickup truck hot rod right out of Henry's
factory from 1931. Queue up the bluegrass music, polish the red
wheels with wide whites, and light the triple stacked V8 we are
goin for one helluva ride! Also, we can haul something in back, but
for right now it's gonna be just ass.
Suede Blue metal slabs adorn the exterior from the engine bay on
back to the bed. This cab sports a swing out windshield for some
extra airflow and a drilled metal visor across the top. Within the
mini rear bed which is covered with a red tuck and roll vinyl
panel, when removed reveals a wood bed with a fuel cell inserted in
the middle. The metal gate remains and the matte body with some
dents and dings which adds character, has blue flourishes in
pinstripe getup all around. Up front from the open motor no hood or
cowl is just a shiny radiator upfront with a flying lady topper.
Flanking this radiator is a single headlight hanging off the mid
section on either side. Fender-less corners with red steel wheels
which have chromed wheel nut surrounds and a bullet center cap with
a shiny outer trim ring. These are wrapped in wide whites in the
form of 6.70-15's in front and 8.90-15's on back.
Take your pick either from a red vinyl bench seat or if you're
taller than 5'8" you may want to opt for the bomber seats which
offer up more leg room. This truck will come with both. Tuck and
roll red panels for the doors and toe kick areas inside, and red
carpet for the floors. The original dash has been modified with a
ribbed cast aluminum Champion gauge cluster with black faced and
white numbered styling. A Suede Blue painted dash front with more
pinstriped flourishes, and a metal red painted dash topper and all
this fronted by a rally wood rimmed steering wheel. A centrally
located tall shift lever with an 8 ball round topper is rising from
the red carpet next to the driver, and a tachometer is attached to
the front of its boot.
All open and for all the world to gaze upon, a 283ci V8 with a
nicely painted block in red, plenty of chromed bolt ons, and
Edelbrock horizontal ribbed valve covers...it's a sight to behold.
Obviously screaming at you are the triple stacks ascending upwards
as they move toward the windshield, slapped on top of an
Offenhauser intake manifold and facilitate air flow into 3-
2-barrel Rochester 2 jet carbs. These stacks have red paint inside
just for some extra bling. On the back is a TH350 3-speed
automatic. Black powder coated headers snake into a single large
side pipe which decides to end early right on front of the doors
and just past the red painted firewall.
Underneath is pristine with no rust or even road dirt, it's a
showpiece. Up front are transverse leaf springs with no front
shocks. You might refer to this as a suicide front axle keeping it
simple. On back is a 4 bar setup, all bolted to a solid black
powder coated frame. Drum brakes are all around and all is buttoned
up underneath 'fer shur'.
Hopping inside, this triple threat candle lit right up. It has a
great sound and is certainly loud enough for any taste. Smooth
seemingly unending acceleration, decent handling, and tight
steering. Brakes are solid, and driving is very easily performed
with the automatic tranny.
This star of magazine (see Gears 'n Gals) and YouTube screen (see
Hot Rod Dirty), with its highlight in those stacks, open engine,
wide whites with steel wheels, no fenders and a flying lady topped
shiny radiator surround, all in pickup form, you will be the only
one on your block to have one. Contrary to the blue suede shoe song
by Elvis....STEP on it!! And just S M I L E :-)
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.