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Hot Rods Ford Model A Coupes - How Good Are They...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fiftyv8, Jan 8, 2018.

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  1. Standard

    225 vote(s)
    71.7%
  2. Special

    15 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. Sport

    32 vote(s)
    10.2%
  4. Business

    20 vote(s)
    6.4%
  5. Cabriolet/Coupster

    22 vote(s)
    7.0%
  1. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    from So Cal

    YES! Just like that. You even have the Model A radiator shell, which I actually prefer ( I realize I'm in the minority around here on that). That is gorgeous my man, just gorgeous.
     
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  2. I agree with you,the mail slot Model A's are great when your young and skinny and being bent like a pretzel is no big deal, guys like us that have a lot of hard mileage are not good candidates for a heavy chopped coupe. HRP
     
  3. AKGrouch
    Joined: Oct 19, 2014
    Posts: 200

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    A Model A coupe hotrod is simply "old school classic." Here's my 31 money hole in the garage. The first shot is with the 350 and deuces before the 350 died. The second is with the 383 stroker and quads as it is now.

    Coupe left side.jpg

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  4. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 40,351

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    Yep I think that a few times I have been rode hard and put up wet. We still got some fun left in us its just not as easy to find as it was 40 or so years ago. ;)
     
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  5. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,352

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    from CO & WA

    Are there any examples of Model A coupes other than standard coupe bodied hot rods.
    I'd be curious to know how many variations of the coupe body Ford did offer???
     
  6. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,814

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    C92FB7E5-399C-4368-9E8C-6A449FDAC1B2.jpeg

    I don’t know what the story was on this one.
    I don’t think that they were sold to the public.
    Others on here may know.
     
  7. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    Wasn’t trying to be offensive, just my way of trying to get others to post their cool model A’s.
    I love all the early fords. In fact a few weeks ago I spent a few hours at the local Model A display. Best car day I had last year.
     
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  8. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    No problems, you are a good contributor and I appreciate it.
    That sure is an odd looking body, maybe it was a leather back in a previous life or just home made improvised!!!
    As 3 window coupes go it sure ain't as pretty as a 1932 Ford 3 window coupe styling.
     
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  9. AVater
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    IMG_0736.JPG IMG_1881.JPG IMG_2021.JPG Late to the party but here's my '29 Special Coupe
     
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  10. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,352

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    Maybe somebody older than me can tell us if the Cabriolet was actually a coupe or possibly a convertible???
     
  11. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 7,701

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    0_20161031_151618.jpg 1929 Sport Coupe...whats it like...
    A looker, Fun to drive
    Primitive, Loud, Squeaky, Rattles, Wind noise, Pretty peppy, reliable
    Interesting to get in and out of,
    Full of history

    I am quite Happy with it...;)

    How good is it...awesome...

     
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  12. IMG_20150424_103409.jpg here is my 31
     
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  13. Craig Owens
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 347

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    My version of a Model A hot rod... Mags and slicks 5-1-17 007.JPG 4th & Sea Cruise-In 7-30-17 074.JPG
     
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  14. chuckIII
    Joined: May 11, 2008
    Posts: 441

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    from Dupont, WA

    Here’s mine. Of thought about selling or trading it off....just don’t know if I can.

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  15. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,352

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    from CO & WA

    Don't do it, I had this mint 29 coupe and at a weak moment sold it to a good offer, but now wish I had kept it.
    It was rock stock but had so much potential for a simple hot rod project.
    I've shot myself in the foot twice like that now so never again...
    I was the 3rd owner, 2nd owner inherited it and was not into old cars.
    The original owner was an old lady who was over 100 years old when she died so I was told.
    I wish I knew more about the history.
     

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  16. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,534

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    Ya think? I can't imagine why no one has ever recognized their contributions either. How have we overlooked that for so long?
     
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  17. bowie
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    Fiftyv8: The cabriolet was a convertible (model 68c) . It had roll up windows and a none folding windshield unlike a roadster. The sport coupes had a fabric non folding top.
     
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  18. fiftyv8
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    Well, I guess with the top up on a Cabriolet it would look like a coupe but down it was probably the first ever coupster, if my imagination is right.
    Wow the first coupster factory made...
     
  19. bowie
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    Coupster, is pretty much a newstalgia term for them. Back in the day it would have just been called a coupe with its roof hacked off.
     
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  20. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    from CO & WA

    Well I have decided to add the Cabriolet/Coupster to the POLLING.
    That should make things interesting.
     
  21. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    I've actually never seen a Cabriolet that I would know.
    With its top up I could have just assumed it was a some kind of coupe and with it down may have assumed it was just an unfinished sport coupe project or similar...
     
  22. 32fenderless
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
    Posts: 156

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    I believe that Chris @Corn Fed has the neatest A coupe ever. I seen it before paint while working on my own ‘30 coupe highboy. Had to be 1990-91.


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  23. clark's coupe.jpg clark's coupe 3.jpg clark's coupe 2.jpg

    Tilt the a pillar back and the b pillar forward and bob's your uncle.
     
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  24. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
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    1929 Sport Coupe...whats it like...
    A looker, Fun to drive
    Primitive, Loud, Squeaky, Rattles, Wind noise, Pretty peppy, reliable
    Interesting to get in and out of,
    Full of history

    I am quite Happy with it...;)

    How good is it...awesome...

    [/QUOTE]

    Stogy-- love your ride!
     
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  25. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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    Fiftyv8 : A cabriolet has "S" shaped landau bars on the sides of its roof that pivot when the top goes down.
     
  26. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    Yes, I have seen coupes like that, I just thought they were a custom add on.
     
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  28. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
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  29. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,284

    scrap metal 48
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    Thanks Racer29, quite a compliment.. Pretty cool Hudsons(car and boy) you got there...
     

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