Video: Truly Different With This Custom Ford Model A

Most definitely a cut against the grain, James Schwartz has pulled off one crazy custom. Posted on YouTube, check out “The Great Depression,” a Ford Model A that has been completely reimagined.

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    James Schwartz's custom Ford Model A is a real eye-opener and definitely a cut against the grain. Photos Courtesy of Krom Photography.

    Is it a hot rod, a street rod, or neither? There’s so much going on with this custom Model A that it is breathtaking. What literally looks to be a concept rendering straight out of a video game, James Schwartz took a rendering by Aaron Beck and made it a reality.

    What all began with a Ford Model A cab, James conducted some serious metal fabrication, including a six-inch chop and a shortened front grille. A custom frame was made from square tubing, with a C-notch in the rear, allowing the custom to sit as low as possible.

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      James was dedicated to building the Great Depression, giving it his all inside and out. Photo Courtesy of James Schwartz.

      Searching for an engine to drop into the empty body, James found an F20C 2.0L inline-four cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission out of a Honda S2000. Supplementing the Japanese mill up front for the Model A, James also grabbed the S2000’s digital dash to use as the Ford’s standard telemetry.

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      A rear wing with an LED bar acts the brake, reverse, and turn signal lights on the custom Ford. A custom rear diffuser and a functional air scoop was crafted from the back of the roof, feeding air into the rear-mounted radiator.

      Although it has recently been sold, we commend James for his wondrous build, which is truly outside of the box and against conventional hot rodding norms. What are your thoughts? Is there too much going on? Be sure to share your comments below.

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        No matter how you see it, this Model A is custom in so many ways. It may not be traditional but it is different in a good way. Photos courtesy of Krom Photography.

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        Nic Aguon is a graduate from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and mass communications and holds a passion for sleek and unique automobiles. Serving as a Staff Writer for multiple publications at Power Automedia, Nic pledges to bring readers clean and concise storytelling that hits the nail right on the head. A jack of all trades, his interests range from imports to American muscle, hot rods, and Kustoms.
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