1929 1/2 Model A Ford Closed Cab Pickup "Restoration in Progress"
- Location: Martinsville, Indiana, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Model A
- Trim: Base
- Year: 1929
- Mileage: 23,000
- Engine size: 3.3L 3278CC 200Cu. In. l4 GAS L-HEAD Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1929 Ford Model A description
This “restoration in progress”, is my Dad’s 1929 ½ Model A Ford closed Cab pickup. He has passed, and so has my reason to see the truck completed.
It has been in our family since the 1950’s, after my Dad bought it from only the second other owner of the truck.I remember him driving it to work at the Land O’Lakes milk drying plant in Sebeka Minnesota. It was last driven and titled in 1962.Two of the photos show the pickup on our farm around 1959.
It was always his dream to restore the truck, but life and reality always seemed to get in his way.As our family moved over the years, so did the truck, ending up in Hastings Minnesota.It was stored there until the late 1990’s, when I decided to do, what my Dad never got around to….andmoved the Model Ato Indiana to start the ground up restoration.
The restoration intent was to keep the truck “factory original”.Judson Lutz Restorations worked on the truck.
The dirty work is done.
The truck has been completely disassembled.80+ years of rust and remaining original paint has been stripped and bead blasted off every single part.
As the truck was systematically taken apart, each part was inspected.All sound iron… was stripped, bead blasted, and at least primed if not finish coated, as you can see from the pictures. (Redi-Strip Invoices $1489/Finishmaster Dupont Centari paint, Variprime and Uro primer invoices $2628).
Parts that couldn’t be reused were replaced as the truck was taken apart. To my knowledge, I ordered and replaced anything my restorer said that he needed to replace unusable parts.
All major metal components are restored and original to this truck, except for the Brookville Roadster replacement truck bed and tailgate. (Brookville Invoice total $1400)
Glass, wood/cloth cab rooftop, interior cloth and seats, exhaustas well as the tires are brand new replacements that came from Mac’s antique parts, Lebaron Bonney, Aires Ltd, Mark Auto,and Coker Tire.(invoice totals approx. $3400)
Re-nickel plated parts include: 5 hub caps, instrument panel, door dove tails, headlight rims, windshield swing arm slides, 5-valve stem covers, gear shift lever, radiator and gas cap, (Invoice total $928.)
The engine was rebuilt with the Cam counter balancing by Antique Engine rebuilding in Skokie, Ill. (invoice from 1998: $2077, it’s now $1000 more to do same that job!)
The Radiator was re”cored” by Bert’s model A center in Denver with a 4 row flat tube louvered fin core. (invoice $415)
The pictures in the listing represent everything you are bidding on.
I invite e-mail’s through e-bay for any questions that you may have.
Although payment is required in 7 days, I would allow 30 days to get it picked up.
Buyer is responsible for pickup, packing and shipping.