1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Model A Ford PickupIt took me five winters to build this one-of-akind car. It consists of a Model T Ford body and a 16-in. Model A Ford pickup box mounted on a 3-in. steel pipe frame. It's powered by a 6-cylinder 232 cu. in. Rambler car engine and has a 3-speed transmission. It has an American Motors Matador car rear-end, older Ford cross-spring front axle, an International Scout radiator, Toyota car seats, Honda motorcycle park lights, cut-down Chevrolet El Camino grille, and a boat steering wheel. I made the front bumper from 1 in. sq. steel tubing and the rear bumper from chrome. It has a Volkswagen gas tank and the tail lights are from a Matador. I had a convertible top made for it that folds down.
I had it inspected by the state patrol. It has a vehicle inspection number stamped on the door post and is licensed and titled as a 1984 home-made 2-door convertible so I was able to get regular car insurance for it. (Edwin W. Ruff, 940 Ironwood Dr., Moses Lake, Wash. 98837).
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