A 1930 Ford Model A Coupe called After Thought has made the cut to be in the Great 8 this year at the 2017 Detroit Autorama. Ted and Colleen Hubbard of South Bend, Nebraska are the owners. They had the car built by CAL Automotive Creations in Omaha. Andy Leach and his team at CAL Automotive Creations have been here before. They won the Ridler Award in 2013. Now they’re back with their “After Thought.” The “cast-look” is a basic theme of the design.
The 1930 Ford Model A Coupe will be competing in the Altered Street Coupe, Pre-1935 class. With 18 basic body modifications and eight major chassis mods, this old school hot rod was refabricated top to bottom. The 1932 original style rails were re-worked, pinched, sectioned and a higher kick-up over the rear was basic to the structure. It has hand made, cast-look cross members. The one-off machined wishbones hold it together underneath. Houdaille friction shocks are recessed into the frame with cast-look I-beam. It has a ’32 heavy dropped axle.
The interior has some basic design technique which may not be immediately noticeable. It uses a 3-D modeled cast-look. The machined transmission and driveshaft tunnel match the machined door and trim. It has a ’57 Olds themed dash all hand made to capture the original aesthetics and produced by Classic Instruments. Notice the one-off column mounted tach. The interior upholstery was done by the Recovery Room.
The wheels are a one-off design and made to look like Hallibrand style wheels. They are made for this vehicle by Evod.
The body and paint were done by Charley Hutton Color Studio.