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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by deluxester, Mar 5, 2009.
I'm at the DMV and can't tell what to register my car as. Help!
What's the VIN? If you ain't got one, they will issue you one and you will own a 2009 Model A. Walk out the door before it's too late.
Vin on frame is A3827428 with a star on either side. Body is a 30 or 31 for sure though.
tell them it's a 30. unless You prefer 31.
1930 had split aprons. The only year.The radiator shell for 31 was stamped and painted both top and bottom. the numbers run from 4237501 to 4830806.
in 1931 there were 5,449 standard roadsters.And 52,997 deluxe roadsters built.
The deluxe came with cowl lights ,rumble seat and lower windshield.
There are almost no differences and in the case of your roadster the differences are probably gone;
1930 had an all stainless grille shell
1931 had a painted insert with a Ford Logo
1930 Had 2 piece running boards aprons, 1931 were one piece.
Early 30 had a 28-9 style gauge cluster with the oval speedo, June of 30 & 31 had the later style with the round speedo.
That's it for exterior, other than a slight firewall change at the fuel line in late 31.
VIN on frame is for sure a 1930
By the number you posted it's a 1930. Numbers ran from 2742696 to 4237500.
The deluxe was model 40-B. It had cowl lites,lower windshield.It did not come out till late spring
Thanks for the info, everone. I got our of there with a title for a 1930 roadster. Now to find some 1930 California plates!
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