Jack's Model A Home Page

Christina and Marisa on Mt. Wachusetts

Welcome to my meager Model A Page. I haven't developed alot of content yet, but as time progresses I hope to have more. The following are the specifications of the Model A's we currently own.

My Leatherback
Make Ford
Model Model A
Year 1929
Type Fordor
Chassis Model 60B (Leatherback)
Date Assembled March 3rd, 1929
Current Color Black with a French Gray pinstripe

Kathy's Roadster Mabel
Make Ford
Model Model A
Year 1929
Type Roadster
Chassis Model 40A (Standard Roadster)
Date Assembled July 27th, 1929
Current Color Rose Beige with a brown reveal

Since owning my Model A I have driven it for a total of 57,000 miles. I even was brave (aka stupid) enough to drive it to Columbus Ohio and back in 4 days straight!!! She ran like a charm the whole way. I try to drive it to work whenever the weather permits. I have replaced the engine, rebuilt the body, and added Powder Coated Rims, replaced the wood, and added a 1936 Chrysler Overdrive. I have taken several Long trips in the Fordor, and the selections below will take to a brief photo tour of some of my early trips.

Jacks Trip to Vermont Jacks & Kathy's Trip to Rhinebeck NY

An ad for my Leatherback from McCall's Magazine April 1929

Fordor McCalls Advertisement

Rebuilding my Fordor

In the Winter of 2000, I found myself unemployed for 3 months. This allowed me to get in way over my head on rebuiding. Fortunately with the help of the late Ed Antosh (The Model A Doctor), and Steve from Community Garage in Pepperell, MA, I was able to get her back together and running.

Rebuilding the body.

Rebuilding the Body.

Primer Done and ready for Paint

Paint on and ready to assemble

Paint on and ready to assemble

Paint on and ready to assemble