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Technical Cowl identification

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jermo, May 15, 2014.

  1. Stopped by my buddy's tow lot yesterday and saw this cowl in the back of a truck going to scrap! Couldn't let it go. Now that I have it home...what is it?! I'm guessing late 20's ford maybe? Also thinking truck with the high hinge???
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  2. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,810


    30-early31 Ford

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    from alabama

    What he ^ said...30/early 31 Model A
  4. Rehpotsirhcj
    Joined: May 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,352

    1. Northwest HAMBers

    yup, good save.

  5. 1927Tudor
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
    Posts: 188


  6. That's awesome news! Well for now she'll make some wall art in the garage, and in the meantime I'm gonna start looking here and there for the rest of it and do some research on what direction to go, probably original frame, speedway the frond end with drop axel, another 57 olds rear, flat head for sure...oh I've been dreaming for sure!

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  7. madmike3434
    Joined: Aug 14, 2009
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    pretty sure that's a 30--31 ford cowl and I am not even a ford guy
  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,185


    I thought that looked familiar

    It looks like you have some wall art that could be the beginning of a project there.

    I've got a similar piece for a 29 that may be a project some day.
  9. carmuts
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 874


    Definately 30-31 Model A. Here is a tank if you get far enough in the planning that you need one. Rod

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  10. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,067

    from Germany

    All you need to build a Woody! Easiest is to buy a complete running Model-A chassis. They're often available as many people only use the bodies.
  11. Let's bump up an old thread. Can anybody tell me about the bracket at the top of the A pillar in the OPs second picture. It has 3 screws the secure it the the pillar. Did this change between 30 an 31? The cowl I have has 3 holes like his. But mine has no small body line that would follow the cowl band around the front And the A pullar on mine is a half an inch taller than the other A coupe I have in the shop.
  12. Mo rust
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 559

    Mo rust

    The cowl above is a 30/31 coupe cowl. They are shorter than a 30/31 sedan cowl. If you have a cowl missing the small second body line I would wonder if it could be a 29 four door cowl. They looked similar.
  13. 31s had recess for fuel bowl on firewall.
    That's probably a 30.
  14. Donald A. Smith
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
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    Donald A. Smith
    from Brook In.

    I got a banger,trans. pedals, and lots of small parts. 500.00 come and get it!! Don
  15. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 2,198


    you are the proud owner of a model a. the start of something great. you could build a coupe, sedan, pick up, or chop it up and the sky is the limit! fun and easy to build. enjoy
  16. Now you know, time to start a plan.
  17. Mo rust. The horizontal body line is there. The one it doesn't have is the vertical that runs on the front edge on the cowl. The back edge of the hood would meet up to it.
  18. Mo rust
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
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    Mo rust

    Ah. I think your talking about the area where the stainless cowl band bolts down. I've seen some bodies have a raised line, some have just some raised bumps an inch or two long and some without anything. It might just be a difference of which factory the cowl was stamped at but that's just a guess. I've seen this in both open and closed bodies.
  19. 63dan63
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 395


    You want to sell it? PM me.
  20. Awesome to see this pop back up! She's on the wall in the day...oh shat, I'm becoming one of those "someday" guys... ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1421984355.959217.jpg

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