My aunt and uncle saved their money and finally bought a new 52 Ford hardtop also with the flathead V8 which they drove into the early 1960s. An engineer took it back to Zenith and went to work on it. And steady price cuts didn't hurt, either. The Model A was famously durable, with many remaining in daily, or at least occasional, use well into the 1950s. Designed and made in America, for Americans. Ford had originally planned for the V-8 to be used in cars only, not in trucks -- odd, since it would seem to be a natural for heavy-duty haulers.
Hmmmm — maybe I need to find one of those Town Car Continentals we were discussing the other day. Although Ford cars underwent radical new styling, few Ford trucks received the same attention in 1933. Not many people were interested in buying a new Ford, V-8 engine or no. Despite their eventually popularity among collectors, the first Model A-roadster pickups lacked a lot in practicality. Up front is an independent suspension with tubular A-arms and power disc brakes. Everything seems to be built of a platform sold to the entire world. Prototype of Ford Open Cab Pickup Thanks in part to a wheelbase stretched nearly 3 inches to 106, Model B pickup beds grew more than 10 inches in length for 1932 to nearly 70 inches.
Chrome rails were fitted to the top of its wood-lined bed. The innovative Ford trucks and cars made during this time managed to remain fairly priced -- an act of flexibility that helped Ford survive the decade. It is rich in Indiana history as Indiana auto makers began testing their cars on this hill, dating back to 1912. The Model A pickup was considered a ¼ ton vehicle, but was beefed up with additional front and rear springs to add increased load capacity. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1567139004065 ; listingsSearchManager.
In the rear are adjustable coilovers as well as a stout Ford 9-inch rear made even stronger by Mosler axles. Now I have to start fresh. Check out the Ford trucks of 1931 in the next section. The Ford trucks of 1930 featured revised styling and sleek looks. The fuel gauge screwed directly into the fuel tank, which was right behind the dashboard and fed the engine by gravity. As in past years, the factory offered a comprehensive selection of commercial bodies for the 1930-1931 Ford Model A truck. Deluxe-trim models were popular this year as well.
Call our Internet Sales Team Today! Unfortunately, the Depression was deepening, and sales were dropping alarmingly. A side-hinged rear door gave easy access to cargo. When I was in college in the early 80s, I would occasionally see a couple of old ladies in a beautiful Fluid Drive 46-48 Chrysler sedan. And certainly, postwar engineering eliminated many of the more tedious maintenance schedules, such as recommended lubrication of a bazillion grease fittings every 30 days. Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando is proud to offer this stunning 1930 Ford Model A 82B Pickup. Eleven-inch front and rear mechanical drum brakes stopped the truck adequately, as long as the brake rods were kept in proper adjustment.
The choke and mixture were adjusted by a single control: pull for choke, turn for mixture. Is it comfort and convenience? Here is a very well built 1930 Ford Model A Truck. Though used a of every 1930-1931 Ford Model A truck was the same as that of the long-lived Model T, the Model A truck was superior in every way and far more sophisticated. It was a legitimate working truck. But for the person who lives in Oregon or California or Texas probably could pick the right car and keep driving it — as long as parts and now, electronics and diagnostic equipment are available for it.
Just like the outside, the dashboard has been streamlined, which means switches for the power windows and other modern convinces are hidden to avoid clutter. Note the sliding side door, which has been left open. Read about these 1933 Ford trucks in the next section. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. Their low prices came from distilling each piece to its simplest form and high-volume manufacturing. The Zenith carburetor that ended up on the Model A was held together by a single, centrally located bolt, and with no compromise in function. I expect to drive it for the rest of my life.
Some said it would be put in a new truck line to replace the faltering Model A-based series. The stuffing was coming out of the seats and the exterior was only attended to by a paintbrush. Read about the Ford trucks that kicked off the decade in the next section. But the price of the added capacity had it riding like a buckboard, especially over the rough roads of the time. A 1988 Toyota pickup may be the Model A reincarnated. Not so with the Model A. Your strategy for choosing a winter-beater is pure genius.
Everything about the car was like that. A Model A sedan was a lot smaller than a new Taurus or a 64 Galaxie too. The final year of the decade marked a first for Ford trucks -- hydraulic brakes -- and other changes for Ford trucks. I too live in salt country. Don't miss out on a stellar total package. Since both of these represented the least-expensive alternatives, it was a subtle signal that the economy was finally beginning to improve. More than just the motor, it's worth looking at the undercarriage photos for all the upgrades under the skin.
A full load of fuel doubled its 7500-lb curb weight. I have a few pics of the build. Thus, it has true driver appeal, because you can go for a 1930s-style cruise without the apprehension. Also, many such vehicles were converted by their owners. Featuring parquet flooring and fine wood trim in Teak, Mahogany and Oak. But this turned out to be just a warm-up for what was soon to come. Even when early hot rodders massaged the 200 cu in 3.