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Hot Rod Potential: 1928 Ford Model A

1928 Ford Model A

This Model A might not be worth restoring, but it looks like the perfect start for a hot rod build. The engine and fenders are missing, but you won’t need those anyway. Lower it a little, add juice brakes, and stick the engine of your choice out front. It will be a big project, but the end result could be a lot of fun. This project is located in Redding, California and is listed here on eBay with the option to place a bid or Buy it Now at $4,400. Take a look and let us know what you what you’d like to see done with it.


  1. JACKinNWPA Jack in NWPA Member


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  2. Bill

    Just as it is, with Stovebolt 235 L6 with 4bl and split exhaust. (or keep it Ford with a 300 L6) 1940 Ford tail lights, Tuck and roll upholstery, Nerf Bars, and get the gas tank off your lap and in the back!
    Then after cruising season is over, take it in, sand it down and put on a fresh coat of paint.

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  3. RayT Member

    Too much money for this guy who remembers when a Benjamin was more than enough to get you a Model A roller!

    If I was going to take this on, it would either get a flattie or maybe an original-style A engine with a Rajo or Fronty head, and would keep its mechanical brakes. That’s the old, old, OLD school way!

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    Build it for the Gentlmans Race on both coast, also one in Colorado!

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  5. Ikey Heyman Member

    I always wanted to put a straight eight flathead in one of these, just to be a little different.

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  6. grant

    Any unmolested model A is worth restoring, IMHO. There’s plenty of glass bodies for the rodders. Old tin is getting scarcer by the day.

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    • Jack

      I agree with Grant

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    • Bobsmyuncle

      Apparently 1 of every 5 built is still around. That’s plenty.

      I say do what you want if it means keeping them on the road and keeping the hobby interesting.

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