’31 Ford Model A

It’s been a while since the last hot rod build, so I think it’s time we sink our teeth into some vintage American iron. I can’t help but be extremely jealous when I see such talented folk create a car with their bare hands from such a depleted starting point. Scooter, the talented fabricator behind the build, certainly knows how to piece together a good ‘rod and document with very nice photography. Make sure you keep your eye out for some text links posted on the first page of the thread, which will take you to some other (earlier) threads of the build process.

Thanks to Pingar for the submission.

CLICK HERE for the full build thread.


12 thoughts on “’31 Ford Model A”

  1. I just got a message that this was posted here. Thank you for posting!

    The thread linked at the very bottom in green will give you all the info about the build and it’s even been updated more since the pictures you have here. The car will hopefully be done in October. Fully painted, Hemi detailed to the tee, and all the metal work completed. The metal work has been a lot of work because of all the sectioning and modifications as well as scratch-built panels. Nothing on the car has been left un-touched.

    Thanks for looking. Updates can be found at my blog as well.

    Scott Schmeiser

  2. Thanks for leaving a comment, Scott. Love the build, you’ve done a great job, can’t wait to see the rest of the work you have planned.

  3. Hello

    I love this car and all the hotrods but don’t understand why are U ruining these beautiful old cars? Why don’t you buy just a rotten body and build it up????

    Anyway great job but you shouldn’t demolish and complete old car which was survived the last 50-60 years!!!!!!!

  4. David,

    With all do respect, this car was not as complete as it appeared. I tried selling it for months as a restoration project and nobody would have it. I lowered the price to the point where I was losing money and still nobody wanted it. There are very few replacement panels available for this particular model because of it’s limited production towards the end of 1931. The restoration would cost far more than it was worth to restore and still only be desirable to a demographic not willing to pay its full value. It was a lose lose situation as a restoration.

    I was stuck with a decision to either throw away the money and GIVE it away (sorry, I value my money more than that) or do something to pay homage to early lakes racers, vintage dirt track, and even post-war European racers. So that’s what I did. Please read the link that “Build Threads” has included for the whole story of the car. The car is not for everyone, but there certainly WAS a reason for doing what I did.

    I appreciate a stock and restored Model A Ford more than about anyone I know. Unfortunately a decision had to be made. One day I WILL own a stock Model A, though… No matter how many doors it has.

  5. I would also like to add that the parts for this car that were NOT used, went to help other people that WERE restoring this particular model of car. By doing what I did, I helped a gentleman restore his 1931 Pickup that was wrecked, provided almost a complete set of fenders to a 1931 Slant Windshield Model A Fordor sedan that was being restored as a father-son project on the other side of the country, and front fenders to another restorer that needed them very badly. Everything went to restorations. Selling the parts helped many people and promoted several family projects for very little money.

    My project became a win win situation for everyone.

    Thank you for your comments everyone! Hope you can see the finished project soon! Will be painting the body this summer.

  6. Scott

    Now I know the whole story like that I understand why did you start to build a Hot Rod from it. And if you helped others to finish they cars with the parts you didn’t use thats great.

    Can’t wait to see it painted:-)

  7. Looking for blueprints for the sill wood of a 1929 ford touring sedan Murray body


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