1929 Ford Model A Sedan
The modern definition of a rat rod is a custom car with a
deliberately worn-down, unfinished appearance, typically lacking
paint, showing rust, and made from cheap or cast-off parts. These
parts can include non-automotive items that have been repurposed,
such as using a rifle as a gear shifter, wrenches as door handles,
and old saws as sun visors. A rat rod may or may not have
extraneous decorations but will always exude a great deal of
personality due to the imagination required of the builder.
For consignment offering a 1929 Ford Model A Sedan. This car is
boxed and channeled, has a DeSoto power plant, a drop axle front
end, stainless brake lines, a Ford 9-inch rear, disc brakes, a coil
over kit, and looks down and dirty. Some may say unfinished, others
would describe it as rat cool. Either way, a mechanically sound
wolf in a metal jacket rough looking sheep's clothing on the
outside. Needing a finish off of the interior and possibly
A Classic Auto Mall first with a wood framed roof insert
surrounding a chicken wire stapled on roof, I assume serving as a
temp roof until the eventual buyer has a chance to get the vinyl
insert made. Back in 1929 they did not have the technology to make
a solid roof, so inserts were commonly used, generally not in
chicken wire, but vinyl! Remaining steel panels for the body have a
light gray primer on them, and some have been smoothed more than
others, so various states of completion for the body. No rust seen
though, and upfront an all new aluminum radiator in the old style,
flanked by a single glass-less headlight casing on either side. No
glass for the box, and on back some vintage Caddy taillights,
looking more like rocket tips than taillights, and these are
Frenched into the rear bodywork. 15-inch Weld Rodlite wheels are on
all 4 corners with 26x7.50-15's on front, and 255/70R15's on back.
No fenders and sans bumpers this car is the basics.
Left up to the imagination of the next builder who will diligently
take over and use this open palette to express their inner
luxuries, or lack thereof, on the passenger compartment. A tall
shift lever does rise from the transmission, and we know the
driveshaft is included with this car as it sits in the passenger
compartment. Otherwise have at it!
A 330ci Hemi donated by a 1956 DeSoto Fireflite has undergone a
total rebuild. A single 4-barrel carburetor is now atop, and a
TH350 3-speed automatic is behind this mill, pushing power rearward
to a Ford 9-inch rear axle.
As noted, the build spared no expenses when it comes to the best of
the structure and suspension. Here we see some of the fruits of
that labor, with GM crossmember chassis engineering. Up front a
4-inch dropped axle Super Bell Posey Super Slider spring 3 bar
speedway setup. There are also QA1 Shocks with a coil over kit and
disc brakes. A parallel rear 4 link kit is on the back, as well as
a rear Panhard bar kit, and more disc brakes all with stainless
steel lines feeding them.
Smack dab in the middle of the reconstruction phase with some of
the dirty work already done, plenty of good add ons for the
mechanicals, they just need to be buttoned up. This empty canvas,
now rat rod can go from rough and tumble to sleek and sexy or stay
where it is, and have her runnin' with some wrenchin'. Oh, and
don't forget the interior!
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.