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Technical The Model A Coupe Blues

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by chev34ute, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. chev34ute
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
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    Hey Guys.

    For the last few years, I have been collecting panels to put a 1929 Model A Coupe together.
    Around Christmas time I was able to get a drivers side quarter window.

    I had posted online that I was looking for one and the price was more than right. One thing that did not show up in the photos he sent through was the fact the it was missing some of the inside edge.

    What I am looking for is detailed photos of an intact one as well as measurements of the inside edge from the base of the bottom swage right up to the edge at the top including the recess for where the fabric is tacked into the timber, as I will need to reproduce the missing section.

    Because I don’t have the centre window panel , I don’t have any guide to work off and I don’t want to second guess it.

    What compounds all my problems is that these panels are very hard to find as five window Model A Coupes were not produced here so any help is appreciated.

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  2. chev34ute
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    The other measurement I need is the inside flange that attaches to the centre window panel. FBBFDD29-4699-48C2-8090-692CEAD9EDC9.jpeg
     
  3. sloppy jalopies
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    Sorry 34, don't have or know of one right now,
    but because '28-'29 and '30-'31 decklids are the same the "left to right" measurements for the tulip panels should also... rear garish are the same too... F to B = ?
    may make filling or bracing off the gap between upper quarters a little easier...
    '28-'29 coupe / special, quarter garnish are interchangeable left and right.... '30-'31 no...
    '28,'29' coupe, special, sport and '29 cabbie used the same tulip... '30-'31 cabbies also used that tulip...
    …. go '34 go !
     
  4. chev34ute
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    That’s good to know, I have three tulip panels to work from.
     
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  5. trikejunkie
    Joined: Dec 2, 2011
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    from Scotland

    Hi , I have a model A 5 window coupe here -its a 30 what exact sizes do you want and I will photograph them beside a rule for you
     
  6. chev34ute
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
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    It’s a 29, different shape to the 30 so it won’t match, but thanks for the offer.
     
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