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29 Model A. I have the rest of the body to go with it. But what modern car can I body swap it on without doing too much modifying?

29 Model A. I have the rest of the body to go with it. But what modern car can I body swap it on without doing too much modifying?

ThirstyAngelo

Just to clarify. I have no business owning this. My grandpa bought it for a project. He knew everything there was to know about it. He wanted me to build it for him as he coached me through it. We never got to. As my dad and uncles were trying to decide who gets what, it was decided that I keep this. They wanted me to sell it but I couldn't bring myself to do it. Now I need some suggestions. I dont know where to start but I have a vision of where I think I could get it.


gbntbedtyr

You might also find a rolling chassis from someone HotRodding theirs. Ask around, check the classifieds.


TheDoodleBug28

Amazing sedan body you've got there Thirst. I have been hunting for a windshield myself and if the other side of the body is as good as the side shown that is once special piece (not from a monetary collector point of view, but from a stand the test of time enthusiast view) I would suggest if you don't or are unable to procure an original Model A frame or aftermarket frame then take some measurements of the body and find a frame that fits those tolerances, but I personally would hunt for an original frame. Also, if you can only find a frame and don't mind doing some fabrication work then you could find a junk ford falcon or other ford sedan and bolt the suspension and drivetrain to your Model A and make a good cruiser out of it.


JKRPTA

Anything modern will require a ton of custom work to make that fit. Get you a frame from Boling Bothers.


SteelerSuperFan

You can get the rolling frame if you want to the hot rod route. https://www.bolingbrothers.com/2-8-rolling-chassis/


ThirstyAngelo

If I buy a brand new built rolling chassis, does it come with a new title for the whole car?


SteelerSuperFan

Just go the DMV and explain you built this car from scratch.


hotrodford

The only more modern frame you should swap that to is a 32 ford. I'd spend sometime researching what I liked and how to get there. before I went and did anything like swap that into an s10 frame or anything similar.


floppgh

You would ruin the car going to anything modern. 1932s as modern as you can go .


gbntbedtyr

Better than someone taking a perfectly restored car apart to make a rat or hot rod, n I still see too many that r just scrapped when someone passes. I always love when someone cares enough to try, no mater the results.


floppgh

Done both ways myself . Cut rust free cars and saved cars people said couldn’t be saved . Just know the easiest ways to save a car and that would be putting on an A or 32 chassis .


and_another_dude

Just get an A frame.