1929 Ford Model A
This All Metal 1929 Ford Model A "Highboy" features a Chevrolet 350 V8 Small Block matted to a TH350 Automatic transmission. Please call a sales associate for more details on this Hotrod. A development of hot rodding. the change in name corresponded to the change in the design of the cars being modified. The first hot rods were pre-World War II cars. with running boards and simple fenders over the wheels. Early model cars (1929 to 1934) were modified by removing the running boards and either removing the fenders entirely or replacing them with very light cycle fenders. Later models usually had fender skirts installed. Many cars were "hopped up" with engine modifications such as adding additional carburetors. high compression heads and dual exhausts. Engine swaps were done. the object of which was to put the most powerful engine in the lightest possible frame and body combination. The suspension was usually altered. Initially this involved lowering the rear end as much as possible with the use of lowering blocks on the rear springs. Later cars were given a rake job either adding a dropped front axle or heating front coil springs to make the front end of the car much lower than the rear. The original hot rods were plainly painted like the Model A Fords from which they had been built up. and only slowly begun to take on colors. and eventually fancy orange-yellow flamed hoods or "candy-like" deep acrylic finishes in the various colors.