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Hot Rods Can anyone id this? Front end?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 210superair, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 188


  2. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,037


    Model A, and no, not a good deal
  3. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 188


    What's a realistic offer?
  4. That was here last week as a small boat trailer . 16 inch wires are probably rusted inside. Fiver each for the hubcap and trim.

  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,868


    The wheels look to be the homemade 16" style. Like they cut the spokes out of the 18" wheels and welded them to some 16" rims. They are junk. Maybe the $40 axle and the $40 wishbone can be saved after cutting all the rest of the junk and welded-on steering from it.
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  6. ClarkH
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 951


    The values from @alchemy are spot on. You can find complete A front suspensions in the hamb classifieds (not welded) for ~$200, and that's the gotta-have-it-now price. Swap meet price is even less.
  7. I believe the A wishbone had a "drop" in the end at the ball???? My memory isn't helping me right now but if that is the case then this could be a 32-34 bone......
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  8. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,768

    rusty valley

    Tim is correct, a 32-34 wishbone would be straight near the ball end, not have the arch like an A. really hard to say in the photo which it is
  9. My almost non-existant computer skills are getting beter.
    Enlarged photo shows what look like genuine Ford spokes / welds on those 16 inch wheels.
    wire 1.jpg wire 2.jpg wire 3.jpg
  10. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 2,988



    The ball end forging has a completely different look, shown is a ‘32 wishbone end and the ‘33-‘34 is similar.
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  11. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,768

    rusty valley

    good info above^^, the axle is model A for sure, can even see the steering arm on the spindle. wish bone not likely changed, and still A too. if the tires are still holding air, not full of water, wheels may not be rusted to death, but you would not know until you got in there. wish i could get 500 for junk trailer axles here!!!
  12. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,317


    There are two different forged ends on the model A wishbone don’t remember the year split for them. Most likely all Model A parts on that frontend

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  13. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,325

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    OK--so here's another trailer with a Model A axle as seen in South Glastonbury this morning. I realize the picture isn't very good as I took it from my truck as I followed it and as you can see, rain was falling. The trailer is a "Tobacco Rig" used to haul cut broadleaf tobacco out from the field to be hung in the barn. This tobacco is used for cigar wrapper and there are numbers of these rigs made up from all kinds of old auto axles and such. While this is being pulled by a tractor, in the past they were often pulled by "Doodebugs" or cut down old cars.

    Sorry I couldn't get the picture to better show the wishbone etc.

    tobacco rig.jpg
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  14. ...Ive got the twin to that one...
    mt morris ad trailer 027.jpg mt morris ad trailer 031.jpg mt morris ad trailer 024.jpg
  15. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,656


    HA! I remember that trailer (not kidding)!

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