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Woody Reaves’s ’30 Ford Model A 5 Window Coupe

Asking The Question…Just How Low Can You Go?

Story & Photos by Ed Zimmerly

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OverDrive Feature Model Adrian Reynolds on location Del Mar, California.

This month’s OverDrive Feature Rod owner Woody Reaves is a man of few words.  It’s an understatement (to say the least) that his hot rod info sheet write-up is sparse. Here’s what little we know about this month’s OverDrive Hot Rod News Feature Car:  Oh, and please don’t let the two, beautiful, bikini clad OverDrive Feature Models, Bonnie Sibila Massie and Adrian Reynolds distract you from what’s important. 

              About The Rod:  Locally, It’s a multi-award winning, 1930 Ford Model A, Five-Window Coupe. As anyone can see it’s heavily modified.  This fender-less, deep purple hot rod is both chopped and channeled. It’s a perfect example of a sixties style, asphalt pounder. The engine is a supercharged Chevy 327 along with a period correct GM Powerglide transmission. Its understated horsepower then moves to a Ford 9” rear end. Regarding the interior…You’ll have to take our word for it…. it’s very basic and is outfitted in leather (sorry, photos unavailable, photographer too distracted by the bikinis). Last, but not least… A set of vintage chrome wheels with baby moons finish off this rod’s distinctive retro styling. Reaves did all the work himself at his fab shop called “Shop 66”. It’s located at 1245 Industrial Ave., Escondido, CA 92029. If you have any questions regarding this rod or what Shop 66 can help you build, contact Woody at: shop.66@hotmail.com

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