Monday, July 18, 2016

1931 Ford Model A Custom

There’s a guy at who works at our local salvage yard in Charleston who has built a ‘rat rod’ out of various components skimmed off of cars on their way into the yard, starting with the body of an unknown depression-era origin. I don’t like him or his car because he yelled at me for trying to remove parts from it on my first visit, both because it was parked in a friggin’ junkyard and it was a complete pile. Here you have a similar vision with slightly, only slightly, better execution. Find this 1931 Ford on a C6 Chassis in Prescott, AZ for $15,200. This post is part of DT's 2016 Birthday Celebration of 100 cars; enjoy the ride!

Perhaps the best thing to do in this case is to remove the Ford body and replace it with nothing but a 5 gallon bucket for a seat. Step 2 would be taking the Ford body and putting it back on a Ford frame. Two projects for the price of two. Hey, wait a minute…

See a better two for two deal?

Matt, a self-proclaimed bottom-feeder of the classic car market, spends half of his time buying cars, half of his time retrieving them, and the remaining third on keeping them on the road.


  1. Fleetwood T. BroughamJuly 18, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Charleston? SC? thought you guys were West Coasters.....

    1. The copy in this post was written by Matt, a newer DT contributor based in SC.

    2. Ahhhh, greetings Matt, from a former South Carolinian, born in Charleston myself. Don't go sharing too many good local finds....let these guys think all the good stuff is out west. ;-)

  2. Pretty much the worst wheels possible for that car...


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