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Projects & Customer Vehicles > 1930 Ford Model A Dave Staab

1930 Ford Model A Dave Staab

1930 Ford Model A Dave Staab

We met Dave at the 2013 Monticello Car Show. The unique flamed paint job on his red 1930 Ford Model A caught our eye - how could you miss it? He explained that his car was still "under construction" with some details and interior work yet to be done. We liked his use of a Ford engine in his Ford street rod - also unique. His exhaust system is awesome, and check out those wheels and tires! Dave says that most of his car is built from Yogi's parts.

Dave's Story

Dave's Story

After watching the movie “American Graffiti” many years ago, I dreamed of someday having a car like the yellow coupe. When a friend saw a photo at a swap meet, we headed to Elkader, IA and I bought it: a full fendered car, chop done, original frame completely boxed & clear title! It came without a motor and transmission. I used a ’92 T-Bird to take those out of.  I swapped out the 8” rear end for a 9” and purchased a Brookeville Roadster Frame built for the car. I sold the fenders, hood, old frame, and other left over pieces on eBay,

I have worked extra jobs to help fund the project, and it has taken nearly 12 years to complete.  There are just a few minor tweaks left to be done. Now let the fun begin...

Project Details
Project Details

Modifications: 1930 Coupe, 3” Chop,
Hidden Hinges, Shaved Door Handles
Engine: 302 Ford V8, Bored and Stroked to
347 CID, Fuel Injected, with Ford 302
March Serpentine Street Rod Kit
Transmission: Ford AOD with Shift Kit
A/C: Vintage Air
Brakes: 4 Wheel Power Disc Brakes
Radiator: Walker Z-Series
Exhaust: Sanderson Limefire with Car
Chemistry Inserts


Tires & Wheels: Fronts - P205 50 R17
BFG KDW2 on 17x7 Bose Speedster Rims
Rears - P285 60 R18 BFG KDW2 on
18x10 Bose Speedster Rims
Fuel Tank: Tanks Inc. U3-G
Paint: DuPont Hot Hues Hot Candy Apple
shot over a Gold Base coat by Underground
Art Studios, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Interior: 2 tone Gray Leather by R’s 2
Upholstery, Seymour, Iowa

Keep your eyes open! You might see Dave in his flamed Ford around town.
Keep your eyes open! You might see Dave in his flamed Ford around town.