Race Car and Aircraft Inspired 1931 Ford Model A Sedan Hot Rod

1931 Ford Model A Sedan Hot Rod Build

Over the past seven years, Mason Mattocks has been building, driving, and showing this awesome 1931 Ford Model A Sedan…

1931 Ford Model A Sedan Hot Rod Build ~ In Progress

It is unique down to the smallest of details — Inspired by race cars, hot rods, and airplanes — Mason built this car with form and function in mind — everything has a purpose and a place.

1931 Ford Model A Sedan Hot Rod Build Specifications

  • Small Block Chevrolet 350 Engine
  • T56 6-Speed Transmission
  • Four-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Ford 8.8 Limited Slip Rear-end
  • Adjustable Four-Link Rear-end
  • Custom Frame
  • Chopped, Channeled, and Shortened Model A Body
  • The roof is from a Chevrolet Equinox

The frame is built from 2×6″ and 2×4″ steel box-tube and 1 ¾” round tubing.

The dropped Henry Ford front axle is suspended by quarter elliptical leaf springs hidden in the frame rails. The rear suspension is an adjustable four-ink with Art Morrison coilover shocks and a Panhard bar.

The engine, transmission, and rear-end came from donor cars:
The engine is a crate motor with desirable upgrades including an Edelbrock aluminum high rise intake manifold, aluminum water pump, Holley carburetor, MSD ignition, and more.

The body has been painted with a Ford metallic blue and sealed with a flat clear coat, giving a unique satin finish. With the 18” and 20” tall tires, the Ford Racing 4.56 rear-end gearing coupled with the T56 6-speed transmission makes for great stoplight-to-stoplight and highway cruising.

1931 Ford Model A Sedan Hot Rod