Deluxe Optioned Panel Delivery Rat-Rod Patina Flathead Vintage Truck Project.

Price: US $7,500.00 Item location: West Point, Virginia, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Model A
  • SubModel: Panel Delivery
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: A Panel Delivery
  • Year: 1931
  • Mileage: 85000
  • VIN: 4872447
  • Engine size: Flathead
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1931 Ford Model A A Panel Delivery

1931 Ford Model A A Panel Delivery

I’ve had agreat time putting this old truck together!I believe it started live as the truck pictured in the black-and-white photo attached, from the Denver Police Museum. I believe itshows my truck back in the day. Ford only made 41 ofthese trucks, ever.

My research showsthe unique features that identify it as a Deluxe Police Patrol 285-A, and theevidence that ties it to Denver Colorado. The truckstill has remnants of the county property stencil on the firewall, and anengine rebuild tag from the Denver Ford Dealership.

I took thetruck down to the frame rails; I cleaned, greased and adjusted everything. I inspected the main and rod bearings (they’reon the loose side, but have plenty of material left). Pistons are .040over. The engine doesn’t smoke much, but youcan hear everything moving in there while its running. I straightened and painted the original longsplash aprons and running boards, hood and cowl. I rebuilt the carb, lapped& adjusted the valves, replaced 2 head studs, replaced ALL the wiring, added period foglights, cleaned and lubed the speedo, converted the whole thing to 12v negativeground, installed an NORS water pump and a new replacement aluminum fanblade. I located the back-half of a 34 Panel Truck and fabricated a foundationfor the married parts. The rear cargodoors are 30-31 AA. The wood-framed frontdoors are original to the truck and they’re 36” wide so I was able to locate the driver’s seatfar enough back to be comfortable for a 6’ 4” 230lb driver (me). I've driven it less than 50 miles, at speeds up to 45 mph. It is calm and well-behaved at speed. it does not overheat. The brakes are pretty good by AA standards, at least while the truck is empty.

Please contactme with questions. I’m happy to provideany pictures or details I can. Bid whatyou can afford; I have a reserve on this auction, but will probably let thetruck go for the high bid, as I can’t take it with me when we move!