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Hot Rods If you had to choose a coupe, Model A or Model 40?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by WhiteDevil, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Model A Coupe

    10 vote(s)
  2. Model 40 coupe

    51 vote(s)
  1. WhiteDevil
    Joined: Jun 22, 2009
    Posts: 707

    from Wichita KS

    I know this is all opinion based...but I would like to like to know if you could choose a 1930-31 coupe or a 1933-34, which would it be? I'm torn as I love them both. It's hard to beat a model A for the money, but a fenderless 34 coupe is pretty high on the list! Which is your favorite and why?
  2. I would take the model 40 ! also I do own a model A that I would not trade for any other car! ITS called being SENTIMENTAL !!!! LOL
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2016
  3. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,012


    Why either or?I say both.Really 33-34 ,32,ModelA,in that order.Today.
  4. 2015 34 3 window redo 016.jpg If yer lookin 2 buy got this 1 in the classifieds

  5. Model 40
    Especially if I'm spending your dough.
  6. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,755


    Is there 2 of this thread? Twilight zone stuff going on
  7. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    The only guys who are gonna vote Model A are guys that have one, and are trying to convince themselves that they wouldn't rather have a Model 40...
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  8. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,059

    from oregon

    If I had to pick a car between those two; I'd pick a 32.
    32 Barn Car, Model T1, clem and 2 others like this.
  9. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,427


    I would take the 30-31' coupe....I like the more square, narrow look of the front half....especially as a highboy. Just sort of sits right to me....although I do like the Model 40 too....guess I'm just partial to the earlier style, of plain and humble opinion anyways;)... Ray
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  10. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,613

    Rusty O'Toole

    34 with fenders, definitely. The 34 is the best looking Ford of the 30s and one of the all time great looking cars.
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  11. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I would rather have a full fendered model 40 roadster than a full fendered deuce roadster...:eek:
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  12. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,755


    I loved my model A coupe but once you have a model 40 theres no turning back. Id stitch. A basket case 33 34 together before i built another model a even if it was rock solid perfect. If youre gonna go through the work of building a car why not do the one thats worth real money when youre done
  13. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,427


    I think it really comes down to what a person really likes to look at....I understand the 'value' of a Model 40 as compared to a humble Model A...but with me it's not about the money involved or how much it's worth to anyone else .... too each his own, as I like to think....I just prefer the little, ordinary Model A with my own interpretation of nostalgia in a more basic really looks appealing to me, and if I'm going to build as a choice between the two offers, ...I will build a Model A....and enjoy the fact that other's might choose Model 40.......let's just have fun doing it our own way:D
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  14. cheepsk8
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 586

    from west ky

    A model A coupe is a tough looking car when done right, a 33-34 to me is a graceful, naturally fast looking car , fenders or not. I like the roominess of the 40, just not the cost involved in ownership. And I have owned both. It's one of those arguments that you really can't lose, no matter what you choose.
  15. I'll let my avatar speak for me.
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  16. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,631


    I want something I can walk away from in the parking lot and know it is likely to be there when I get back.
    Model A
  17. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    I'm not sure.
  18. 19Eddy30
    Joined: Mar 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,438

    from VA

    How much are you willing to pay , A price or 33-34 price ,
    Are You tall or short , Skinny or ???
    What Size is yr shoe ,
    I am 6 ft , shoe 14 , 245

    I have a 31 Roadster , it's a Bitch for me to get in & out , (( doors are short ))
    Stock Floor , pedals , Steering column , 3rd seat out of min van moved back to the Max ,with a removable steering will .

    I have A 30 Sedan , still a little difficult in & out , Doors are a little Longer , same as 30-31 coupe ,(( I beleave 28-29 are shorter ,))
    I moved the stock seat's 6 inchs back ,stock floor.

    & my 32 Sedan, I moved the stock seat's back 4 inch's ,
    Stock floor.
    Longer door , No prolblems with a longer door limiter,,

    So I am asum a 33-34 lot easier because of the Suicide door & longer ,
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016
  19. Love em both, but I'd pick the model 40, over a Model A.
    33, 34 Fords have always been a top favorite for me.
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  20. I looked up HOT ROD in the Dictionary it said its a 29 A roadster on 32 rails. Sorry that's what it SAID !
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  21. Got this 1 For sale also if any 1 is interested 2015 34 Roadster 021.jpg
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 1,527


    I would choose the 33-34 ford. But the model a is easier to find and more adorable.

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  23. 34SIDE12_21_15.jpg, I love model A's but the day I realized I was not going to live forever I went right to the top of my "list" of favorite cars. Couldn't find a 33 but I found a 34 and slowly built it as a 33.
    To tell the truth, I'd love to have a model A AND my 34 but model 40 is my favorite.
  24. hotrodharry2
    Joined: Nov 19, 2008
    Posts: 717

    from Michigan

    33-34 unless there was a bargain to good to pass up.
  25. \'34 Ford pic #2.jpg
    Got both. I've had my '30 Model A Coupe since high school (1970) and my '34 Coupe since 1999. If I could only keep one, it would definitely be my '34.

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  26. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,465

    from So Cal

    For a hot rod I'd say Model A, all day. For just a cool old car go with Model 40. I'm still young (only 57), and not so over weight, so I'll take the A. When I get old and tired of hot rods maybe I'll prefer the 40. Then I can get some gold chains to wear around my neck and throw some lawn chairs in the trunk and sit around behind my car with the other old guys. ;)
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016
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  27. tinsled
    Joined: Sep 7, 2007
    Posts: 614


    Whoah, man... if I HAD TO CHOOSE...? I'm glad I do NOT have to...
  28. RidgeRunner
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 906

    from Western MA

    Comfort means more the older I get so it's model 40 for the increased legroom.
  29. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,147

    from Minnesota

    Model 40.Had a Model A Roadster and did not fit in it.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,587


    33, 3 or 5 window, and frankly the 5 might get the nod. Toss the fenders, proper "haircut", too much horsepower, done. While the 34 seems to get all the talk the deal would have to be too good to pass for me to get one. 33 is the hands down winner. The grille is more refined, almost delicate. The hood, even though my version probably couldn't use it, I love the sweep of the louvers and single latch handle. Finally, the doors. Unless it's black, hell even flat black, that damn strip of sheet metal that lets the glass walk back for ventilation? Fuckin eyesore! Mullers up the flow of those lovely doors. Now here I am using words like delicate, lovely, refined, I mean WTF right? My version would be the road going tribute to this one because nothing else compares, does it? (shagged from a google search)
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