This car was originally owned by the customer's grandfather who bought the car new in Kansas City. It eventually devolved into a utility vehicle that was used around the farm.
When we got the car, it was pretty beat up and largely rusted out. The customer stipulated that she wanted absolutely no parts replaced unless they were completely gone, since it had been her grandfather's and she wanted every component to be her grandfather's original. I understand this loving perspective. This required quite a lot of metal finishing and intricate small fabrication to save all possible original parts, as otherwise I would have replaced the 1/4s, RB aprons, deck lid and floors with better swap meet parts. For the most part, we restored it as if it were a very rare car for which replacement parts were not available, which made it somewhat unusual as a Model "A" restoration.
The restored car made a color feature in the MAFCA Restorer Magazine