1931 Ford Model A
From Motocar Revival Company
This 1931 Ford Model A was a cool cool project. Having spent most of its life in Rochester, Minnesota, it witnessed the devastating 1978 Rochester flood where it had become completely submerged. After the flood waters receded, this Model A was put into storage and not seen again until it came to us in the fall of 2016. Still covered in mud and silt, we cleaned it out and disassembled. The entire drive train was shot from being under water and Motocar Revival Company was tasked to find a new motor, transmission, and rear axle. The timing could not have been more perfect as we had another customer that was building a Model A hot rod in the shop complete with a new chassis and was looking for a home for his old. We were able to purchase his complete frame with everything ready to go. After sanding all of the paint and rust off of the car, we found a project that was in nice shape. We had to replace the usual Model A stuff: floor pans, wheel wells, lower rockers, lower cowl, and all of the wood. We picked up some used fenders that were in better shape to save some money for our customer, as well as new splash aprons and a few other parts and pieces here and there. We pulled some dents, fit all of the panels and doors, and after all of the body work and primers were completed we started on a stock color two tone paint job. Assembly and wired, it was read for interior.