1929 Ford Model A trailer (Grandad's Trailer)
Last updated Feb 18, 2010
Back in the 50s my grandfather built this trailer from a Model A pickup. The axle is the front axle from the model A. The spindles have been welded to make it track straight. The axle is attached to part of the front frame and that is attached to the bed frame. My father inherited it when my grandfather passed on. Last year on a trip down to dads he gave it to me. It's not been well taken care of body wise but it was maintained.
When I got it from dad it had 2 sets of steel rims. 14 inch and 15 inch. When I got it home I pulled the spindles and cleaned and repacked the bearings as well as replaced all the studs. I found a set of GM truck wheels that fit it at the swap meet for 20$ and a set of low profile tires for 40$.
I pulled the metal pannels from the bed and found out some interesting items. One is an OLD bridge sign and the other is a S&G Greenstamps sign. It also had the original wood bed but of course the wood was completely rotted but the original rails are there as well. As soon as the weather gets a bit better I will be taking it to have it sand blasted to bare metal. I plan on getting it into show quality shape and painting it to match magic.
Model A pick up bed trailer, unknown year. 16 inch GM truck wheels with low profile tires.
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