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Hot Rods Model A Fords

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GMC BUBBA, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,866


    Just to further bolster your educating the members of this very common mistake in identification, here are some Patents, Clearly Titled by their Designers...

    What is interesting is the last drawing is a Deuce/1932 Grille and Radiator shell and it is actually focused on and titled as a Radiator Shield which is in fact what we refer to as the Grille...

    Quoted from the 32 descriptive text.

    "Figure 1 shows a front view of my improved radiator shield in combination with a radiator shell"

    He does mention Grille just once in reference to grilles but not directly connecting it to the Shield...




    Credit to Artist's, Owner's
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
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  2. Crayons
    Joined: May 31, 2019
    Posts: 112


    Perfect...I love it
  3. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,283

    from Spring tx

    The glass replicas, steel replicas vs real henry is always the great divide... 32's have been popular for a long time, funny thing is the price bubble has kinda started to pop, the model as are rising in popularity due to being a cheaper build. The problem with the mainstream shows, its all bubble gum cars getting picked. Model A will never get the attention the 32 does, same for a A gets more attention than a T does.. Then 33-34 don't get the attention the 32 does..

    I have owned 6 model As total.. all of them had a cool look... But I never put a 32 shell on a single one of them either. I like the 32 shell, has a good look, but vs a 30-31 shell the radiators that fit in each shell are the same.

    I guess in my age I don't mind the glass stuff as much some days... It gives someone the ability to own a dream vehicle at a fraction of the price some days. Not my cup of tea but to each their own. Hell the T bucket fad years ago died off, fiberglass bodies at every swap meet, and what's funny is in 20-30 years there will be 32 fiberglass bodies at the swap meet and will go for 1000 bucks probably. All fads die.... too many fad/tv cars built these days, the bubble will burst.
  4. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,598


    Damn, when I saw the title and the poster was GMC Bubba, I thought we were about to get a lesson in high performance Model A distributors!
  5. In NZ a very glass looking ''32'' roadster with no old or genuine parts is worth more than a nice steel Model A hot rod just because it resembles or is called a 32. Most glass cars in NZ really look like glass cars and most are confussed looking.
    At LARS this year i got a bit tired of o lot of the same looking 32's and really enjoyed the A's and T's. JW
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    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
    Posts: 3,384


    OK guys been sick and wanted to stir the shit. Seems as if i did 65 replys all over the place.....Getting better every day.

    My next pot stirrer is :

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  7. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,801

    T&A Flathead

    I like model As so much I have 3. I use this one the most. 59ab, 39 3spd, A rearend with 3.54 gears. Not afraid to drive it, with many miles on it since I put it back on the road in 2008.
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  8. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,598


    What about that , High performance Model A distributor build? I know hoe you feel Jim, I just had a triple bypass, and the anesthetic is still messing with me, I have been told I am cantankerous! AND yes I too am getting better every day...
  9. 55styleliner
    Joined: May 11, 2015
    Posts: 553


    My A is all A and I like it that way!!

  10. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,238

    Cliff Ramsdell

    My 28 Tudor on a model A frame, 28/29 nickel radiator shell and I really like the look. 3” chop is just right.

    I think the “smaller” 28/29 looks great but I guess I’m just biased.

    Cliff Ramsdell
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    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019
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  11. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,573

    Ron Brown

    FBB1F2F7-420B-4CD1-8D9F-3BCC027E26E4.jpeg 71AB5181-4596-4863-8619-B47175687750.jpeg Cant afford a 32 anything...can afford a Model change mine around to suit my taste from time to time...
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  12. Best of both worlds, awesome :rolleyes:
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  13. If the body is Model A then it is a Model A. That is the way I see it. Glass, Steel or Chenille. :rolleyes: JMO
  14. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,573

    Ron Brown

    I wanna see one of them Chenille A's
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  15. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 841

    Shutter Speed

    When you give a Model A a frontal lobotomy with a deuce shell, you've lost 1/2 the A's personality. An A-bone is NOT a deuce wannabe, and a deuce will never be an A!

    Okay, I've hung my ass out there...everybody have a kick.
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  16. Thats rather true, BUT i think it depends on what chassis the body is on. JW

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