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Hot Rods 28/29 or 30/31 FORD ~ WHICH BODY STYLE DOES IT FOR YOU?

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  1. knucklenutz
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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    '28-'29 with the stock radiator shell. The larger '30-'31 shell stands out as compared to the earlier model. P1050977.jpeg
     
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  2. banginona40
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    I am partial to the '30/'31's with '28/'29 fenders!
     
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  3. Automotive Stud
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    I could never quite put my finger on why I don't like '28-29 coupes, but this pretty much nails it. Also, the beltline ribbing is a lot less refined looking to my eye. The '28-9 roadsters are cool, but I'd still rather have a '30-31.
     
  4. 2NDCHANCE
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    I have grown to love Model A's I'm not a fan of the big stainless 30/31 grill shells. I used a steel truck grill shell and painted it body color. Has anyone ever used a 28/29 grill and radiator on a later 30/31 body? Gary speedway1.jpg speedway3.jpg
     
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  5. guy1unico
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    I opened my naugahyde for this 31A BOMB!

    Vances house.jpg
     
  6. edcodesign
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  7. Rand Man
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  8. Rice n Beans Garage
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    Always liked this one toooo
     
  9. Rice n Beans Garage
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    28 / 29 for me, my new one, and my old one IMG_4178.JPG IMG_4177.JPG MY SEDAN (55).jpg
     
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  10. fortynut
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    Hard not to like the picture of the four guys next to the A-Bone Coupe just loafering!
     
  11. atch
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    28/29 sedans, roadsters and pickups. 30/31 coupes.
     
  12. Black_Sheep
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    I prefer the contour of the 30-31 cowl
     
  13. dutchrod
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    The 30 tudor was my first hot rod , loved it but now i love my sportcoupe turned roadster.
    I would love a coupe ( both 28/29 and 30/31 ) especialy on 32 rail , man i can't decide !
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  14. 63tango
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    I like 28/29 pickups
     
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  15. mohead1
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    cbopped/channeled 30-31 Coupe is good
     
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  16. RustyBullet
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  17. JJK
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    DM sent
     
  18. JJK
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  19. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    '28/'29 roadsters on deuce rails and '30/'31 roadsters, tudors and pick up's do it for me...
     
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  20. Gary Addcox
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    In total agreement with ya, Danny. If I dredged up a '30-'31 closed car, I would buy one of those filler panels made by FLOP to make the front of the top more like a Deuce. I really like the looks of that panel.
     
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  21. stubbsrodandcustom
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    Im a 30-31 guy... Body lines are better, cowl is very finished looking, tall radiator shell just looks real nice.. But thats me... The proportions of a 30-31 are better I think, sedans for sure, coupes are ok in 28-29 just not my favorite... Here is the 29 coupe I had for a bit, unrestored survivor... IMG_0251.JPG

    My current build...
    31 tudor

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    31-49.jpg


    I love em all, but 30-31 holds my heart I guess....
     
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  22. '28/'29 are my favorite...
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  23. bobscogin
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    28-29. Graceful lines and that forward sweeping curve at the bottom of the cowl post makes my heart beat faster.
    Bob
     
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  24. duecesteve
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    I always liked the square cab on the 28-29 trucks .it just a cool shape.
     
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  25. G_Don
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    I’m more partially to the earlier ones but I’ve seen very cool 30/31s like the one below

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    (Last one Taken from Jim Brierley’s awesome 4 banger book)


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  26. MJW
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    28/29 Roadster with a banger of course
    30/31 Coupe and Sedan IMG_20200614_081259 (Medium).jpg
     
  27. MO_JUNK
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    28-29 for me. I prefer the carriage line on the cowl IMG_3193.JPG
     
  28. roder1935
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    0627181904b.jpg I like both. but I do prefer the 28-29 grill on the early ones and I like 32 grills on the 30- 31
     
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  30. krylon32
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    Don't have a picture but Danny Brent's chopped Red 28/29 sedan does it for me. But I've also built a lot of 32 highboy chassis for 30/31 Fords.
     

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