The Dumpin' A is a Hot Wheels Original Model designed by Larry Wood. It is designed to look like a 1927 Ford Model A that's converted into a dump truck. The Ford Model A was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. First produced on October 20, 1927, but not sold until December 2, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. By 4 February 1929, one million Model As had been sold, and by 24 July, two million. The engine was a water-cooled L-head inline 4-cylinder with a displacement of 201 cu in (3.3 l). This engine provided 40 hp (30 kW). Top speed was around 65 mph (105 km/h). The transmission was a conventional 3-speed sliding gear manual unsynchronised unit with a single speed reverse. The Model A had 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes. The 1930 and 1931 models were available with stainless steel radiator cowling and headlamp housings.
This diecast model has a dump bed placed on the rear and the grille is placed forward, which means that there is some distance between the engine and the grille, resulting in extra cooling when hauling heavy loads.
The Dumpin' A has come out in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes||Photo|
|-||1979||1979 Hot Wheels Oldies But Goodies||Yellow w/Orange dumper &and Brown fenders||Dark Green, Light Green, Magenta "A TRUCK'N" on sides||Unpainted / Metal||None||Brown||BW||2507||Hong Kong|
|-||1980||1980 Hot Wheels||Orange w/ Yellow dumper & Brown fenders||Yellow stripe on sides, '"A" Truck'n' & 'Dump' on sides||Unpainted / Metal||None||Brown||BW||2507||Hong Kong|
|-||1980||1980 Hot Wheels||Orange w/PLUM Interior and fenders||Dark Red & Yellow "A TRUCK'N" on sides||Unpainted / Metal||None||Plum||BW||2507||Hong Kong|
|-||1983||1983 Speed Machines||Grey w/Blue dumper and Blue fenders||no tampo||Unpainted / Metal||None||Blue||BW||2507||Malaysia||GREY engine|
|-||1983||1983 Speed Machines||Grey w/Blue dumper and Blue fenders||no tampo||Unpainted / Metal||None||Blue||BW||2507||Malaysia|
|-||2012||The Hot Ones||Red w/Black Dumper and Yellow Fenders||Orange and yellow tampo "Dumpin' A"||Unpainted / Metal||None||Yellow||HO||W3795||Thailand||Looks to be new tooling with 2011 and W3795 written on base|
|-||2012||The Hot Ones||Metalflake Brown w/ Tan Dumper and Fenders||Orange and yellow tampo "Dumpin' A"||Unpainted / Metal||None||Tan||Gold HO||W3814||Thailand||Looks to be new tooling with 2011 and W3795 written on base|
|-||2013||Flying Customs Series||White w/ Blue dumper & Red fenders||Blue, Dark Blue, Yellow, & Red tampos, HW logo & 'Flying Customs Dumpin' Service' on sides||Unpainted / Metal||None||Red||Chrome Red BW||X8187||Thailand||Base code(s): E39, E42|