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Technical Model A Door Top Plate

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Mike Colemire, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Mike Colemire
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    Does anyone have a extra one they'd sell? I thought I had 2 for my sedan project but I was thinking about the plates on top of the door where you would lay your arm. I only have one top plate that you remove to remove the door glass. It needs a little work but is fixable. Mine is a 28 but I think they're all the same, may be wrong. Shoot me a Pm if you have one.
     
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  2. mohead1
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    They are not that expensive new (reproduction) from one of the several vendors that sell parts for these cars

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  5. Stogy
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    0_20190613_012618.jpg

    :rolleyes:...This is from a door section in a Model A book I have and the part for your sedan is in the middle pic. It has a built in grab tab and the last pic seems to play a part in it all as well...

    Post a pic of your one you have it helps Identify it...;)

    Found it...

    A342A.jpg

    Steel Garnish Molding - Model A Ford
    https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A342A.html

    690x-.jpg

     
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  6. mohead1
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    Yes thats what i was talking about earlier, cudnt remember the name of it but remember buying them for my 30 A
    Garnish moldings......wow....i dont remember giving 125 for em though!!
    Yikes, maybe used would be better
     
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  7. Stogy
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    I can totally understand why stock is preferred over repro...at least in a pinch you have a choice...
     
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  8. woodiewagon46
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    They do come in different sizes depending on the body style. Brattons has them in reproduction, PN 31600 but are about $105 for a pair. I see lots of them at HERSHEY and if I were you I would wait and try to find an original. I just looked thru my stash and don't have one, sorry. Reproduction parts are sketchy and an original will be way cheaper.
     
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  9. alchemy
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    They are the same size for 28-29 coupes and tudor sedans. The fordor parts will look completely different. And, it's not any of the parts that Stogy is showing.

    But, there was a running change in the design of the door tops. It involves the way the corner folds over the door. There is a small little locating/locking nub on some which is either missing or changed location on the second version. My brother is the Model A expert and he pointed this out once, but I've forgotten the details. I think a guy could make either version fit his door if he wanted to.
     
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  10. Stogy
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    Alchemy those garnish moldings from Mike's in post#5 are correct? He has a Tudor I think...
     
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  11. dana barlow
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    Sorry I could not find pic I thought I saved,but some one had made his own out of nice looking wood. Kind of looked like a great up grade,vs. stock. Have no idea if his stock plates were missing,or he just did them as a up grade look.
     
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  12. 5window
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    Try Bill's Model A Acres in Watsontown,PA. Lot of old , good used Model A stuff. Nice guy,too

    Sent from my moto g(6) using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  13. alchemy
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    I think this is what the OP is looking for.

    A dor top.jpg
     
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  14. continentaljohn
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    I have a extra door top for a 30 31 Tudor sent you a PM
     
  15. Stogy
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    No he said its what you rest your arm on. That's the top cap of the door...:confused:...your right..I posted those top caps yesterday and took them down after reading the Arm thing....I give up...that's why its a good thing to post a pic of what your trying to replace...if you have 1 of What you need Post it...It helps...
     
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  16. Mike Colemire
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    I have the plates, 4 screw holes, and the plate with the rubber anti rattle seal. I need the very top plate alchemy posted above. John I sent you a PM, mine measures 26 1/2 inches. Maybe a hair over, I have a 28 tudor sedan, the one in my aviator. Mike's affordable parts has them for $59 plus you'd have shipping. Someone asked where I am at, I live close to Brooksville Ky.
     
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  17. lostone
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    Ok I gotta ask, what's that part called? & possibly a link?
     
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  18. Cliff Ramsdell
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  19. Mike Colemire
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    Invisable kid and John, you have PM's.
     
  20. lostone
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    Cool, thanks cliff !

    I don't remember seeing any on my 31 Tudor so I guess mine are missing too.
     
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  21. Stogy
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    0_20180915_162211.jpg

    :rolleyes:...It prevents this which in my case without it also lets you know how much the chop was...:D

    I have to be careful when rolling the window up to keep it below the door frame area or things could get interesting...:eek:
    I do have the Caps but the custom top will not clear the cap so one of these days I have to get the cutoff saw and do some selective mods and Gitter done...;)

    In the meantime its good for conversation and a chuckle...
     
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  22. 5window
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    I had one of my garnish molding "arm rests" disappear for 6 months. Drove my wife near crazy looking for it. I finally found it in one of my kids' rooms behind her Smurf collection. She'd moved out on her own years before. To this day, I have no idea how it got there.
     
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  23. Mike Colemire
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    Damn Smurfs, sneaky little devils.
     
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