“ABSURD” – Nasty 1930 Ford Model A Coupe Hot Rod

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Everything is crazy in this unusual, blazingly tuned and glowing 1930 Ford Model A coupe named “ABSURD”.

At first glance, the Hot Rod looks more like a Hot Wheels car then a traditional hot rod, its flamboyant, colorful, it has personality and it has a childlike presence to it but not in a bad way.

ABSURD - 1930 Ford Model A Coupe Hot Rod
In a good way like Radical Rod was built straight out of a child’s imagination of dreaming big and having a real version of your favorite hot wheels car. This car built on childhood dreams and imagination is Bruce Harvey’s 1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod nicknamed “ABSURD”. It’s a Hot Rod, it’s a Street Rod, in other words, it’s a Radical Rod.


The Idea for “ABSURD” came when Bruce was at a car show in Pittsburgh and he saw an old neglected 1930 Ford A coupe and he knows he could turn into a special one of a kind Hot Rod with the only limit being his Imagination. When Bruce started with Radical Rod he originally built as a Silver Rat Rod called Ratical Rod (how original) but then he kept getting new Ideas and started changing the car more and more.

1930 Ford Model A Coupe Hot Rod ABSURD right
Soon the car was Radical Rod with its two-tone Red and Orange paint job, it’s one of a kind, cut rear fenders, the Body is chopped 4” and channeled and sectioned 8” and is 8” wider.

1930 Ford Model A Coupe Hot Rod ABSURD front
The car is powered by 528 Keith Black Hemi Mill, 1471 Blower, two 1050 Dominator Carburetors, and Quick Change rear-end. This 1930 Ford A coupe Radical Rod “ABSURD” makes about 1300 horsepower.


This car isn’t all for show either, its daily driven and has made a few 1/8th mile pass at the drag strip with its best ET being 6.15 @ 110 MPH (the car is estimated to be a 9-second car in the ¼ mile).

1930 Ford Model A Coupe Hot Rod ABSURD rear right
“ABSURD” Radical Rod is a car built by Imagination, blood, sweat, and tears. It’s the kind of car that reminds us of when we were young when we use to dream of having a real version of our hot wheels car. It’s that car made of dreams.

Check it out in the video below.



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