The truck started out with a custom frame that I built. The Model A body needed a flat frame to set on and the CJ7 suspension needed a humped frame to hang from. By keeping the Model A wheelbase, I only had to modify the firewall for engine clearance and the front fenders for power steering line clearance. It also made the ride smoother than what the CJ7's offered. The sheet metal is from a year-end 1931 closed cab metal roof pickup. I used a 1994 Jimmy as a donor car from which I took the 4.3 V6 engine, 4L60E transmission, steering column, computer and anything else I could use. I used a 1986 CJ7 from which I took the springs, axles, steering box, transfer case(using a Novac adapter), drive shafts(lengthened as needed), and gas tank. I had to relocate the axles beneath the springs in order to gain front drive shaft clearance. The rally wheels are from a Scout, trimmed with stainless steel trim rings, and 1928-9 Model A hubcaps added to the Scout hubcaps to clear the CJ7 dust covers. My plan was to build the truck, work out the "bugs", then disassemble it for final painting and detailing. Back in the early 1980's, I built a 1931 Ford Model A Sedan Delivery 4WD, but it turned out so nice that I was hesitant to drive it. So for now, I will leave it in the black epoxy primer and drive it as is. I am DeVon Williamson of Byron, GA.
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