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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dannyego, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. dannyego
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    What year range is this model a Coupester? Im more of a 50's car guy and am not so good at telling 30's cars apart.
     

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  2. Hot Rod Bob
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    from T-ville Ky

    Looks like 30 or 31
     
  3. chaddilac
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    Looks like 28-9 coupe to me, because of the length of the sides on the gas tank.
     
  4. JamesG
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    Judging from the cowl, it's a 28/29
     

  5. ironandsteele
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    are you buying it?
     
  6. Yep, that's a 28-29
     
  7. dannyego
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    yeah, Im going to pick it up next weekend along with a model a frame.
     
  8. Pothole 31A
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    saw that car on craigslist for a long time. Its a 28-29 coupe minus the roof. Good luck with the build
     
  9. BigDfromthe303
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    Looks like a 2 piece cowl 28/29
     
  10. ironandsteele
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    sick..
     
  11. dannyego
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    Yeah I have been bugging the guy for 6 months. We finally hammered out a price. This is my first venture into a car pre 1950. I have some learnin to do. First thing Im going to do is sell the A frame and pick up a 32 frame. Then figure out how the front end goes together on one of them there Hot Rods. I have the feeling its a little different than my 56 chevy:D Its kind of outta my comfort zone, but what the hell.
     
  12. ironandsteele
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    ^
    hey man, i know of what you speak!!
    model a's are new for me too, i'm just excited to learn about something new. (and i've ALWAYS wanted one!)
     
  13. dannyego
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    I take it from your signature you found a coupe? any pics?
     
  14. ironandsteele
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    of course!:D:D:D
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  15. dannyego
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    You suck! I was wondering who got that body. What are your plans for it? That looks great
     
  16. ironandsteele
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    haha thanks.
    plans are to get a 3-4" chop, on a model a frame with a flathead v8.
    pretty standard stuff, but it's what i've always wanted.
     
  17. dannyego
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    well Ill be selling a model a frame in about a week if you need one LOL
     
  18. deadendcruiser
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    Where you putting it? I don't think theres much room in your garage with the 56 parked in it.:D Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  19. dannyego
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    update.... Well unfortunately I had to pass on this coupester body. I saw it up close and it is far worse than the picture makes it look. The drivers side that is not pictured is pretty much non existant. Oh well, I have a bunch of extra money to dump into my 56 now I guess..
     
  20. Weeks46
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    You can't find a body that is not as straight as that to hack up? Kinda a shame as straight as it is and for how long it has survived. Might consider building then seeing if you still want to chop it, just my .02. I would not chop that top.-Weeks
     
  21. Von Rigg Fink
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    were not restorers..were hot rodders
     
  22. S.F.
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    28-29, Looks like it was once a hot rod, possibly in the 50's.
     
  23. Weeks46
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    Yeah, a 23 year old restorer. Now thats a good one :D. Just saying that there are better candidates out there for lower the lid treatment. I am not a restorer type just a respecting member of the rodding community.-Weeks
     
  24. It's just a Model A, not a Duesenberg or Bugatti.
     

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