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Where are all the '28-'29 Model A's?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Harrison, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
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    lowsquire
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    from Austin, TX

    in the book 'the birth of hot rodding, the story of the dry lakes era' (robert ganat) there is NOT ONE single 30/31 A model pictured, all 28/29s and thirty twos. really wierd. Maybe they were uncool for some reason.i reckon they rock. We call them 'improved As' down here.
     
  2. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
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    You are just about right on the counts there. Here's a couple pics of the 2 that are driveable. I've had the Coupe on the road since 1990. The PU is a rebuilt old rod from the 60's.
     

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  3. drhotrodmd
    Joined: Nov 10, 2002
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    Here's my 29 and yes they are tiny cars.
     

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  4. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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    I have a '29 or '29 Sport Coupe body. How do I tell the difference?
     
  5. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
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    i'm hoarding them! :D theres a 30 truck in this picture too though...but its in the shadows
    [​IMG]
    *boy that new one looked funny with those tiny tires on the back!*
     
  6. buschandbusch
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
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    from Reno, NV

    dang man, it's too early in the morning for all this excitement! Beautiful cars everyone, these are all pics I hadn't seen before
     
  7. kentucky
    Joined: Jun 12, 2004
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    I've got a 29 coupe in the barn, all but the grill shell and deck lid:rolleyes:
     
  8. TravRod29
    Joined: Oct 3, 2006
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    29 roadster in the garage :)
     
  9. DirtyTace
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
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    I also have a '29 Roadster in my garage. I'm sure they're around but like mine, which has languished in a garage since '84, are hidden from view.

    My dad bought it in '84, drove it a summer and tore it down. I moved it in peices to my garage following my father's passing.

    I think they're out there but like so many hidden treasures, they're awaiting a new generation to discover and mine them!
     
  10. 29Coupe
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
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    Here's mine. Still in progress......

    29 Special Coupe
     

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  11. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Over the years I've found far more 30-31's than 28-29's, and like the look of the 30-31 in most body styles, but a chopped '28-29 Tudor is tough to beat.:)
     
  12. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    1950ChevySuburban
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    from Tucson AZ

    I've got a 29 Sedan, been indecisive on using 32 rails or my stock A frame.
     
  13. Orange54
    Joined: Mar 6, 2004
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    from Missouri

    They hide and then they are found only to be hidden again.
     

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  14. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    from Texas

    Model As of every kind are everywhere. There is no secret society of 28-29 Coupe collectors or any other Model A body style. They are truly the most common hotrods ever. Any body, any style, any where, the Model A is the king, at least in numbers.
     
  15. I've got a 3" chopped '29 Coupe ready to be put on the frame (w/ a 400 Pontiac) and a 90% rust free 95% complete '28 Tudor sitting in the barn for later.
     
  16. I agree from looking thru old rod mags that you either see a '28-29 (and they always seem to be called '29's, tho some could be '28s) or you see '32's. Could it be that, the '29's got a nod for lightness and smaller size, and if you wanted a slightly bigger body, like the 30-31's, you just jumped on up to a Deuce?

    In more recent times, when we see more 30-31's as rods, I think the scarcity and high cost of '32's has been what has pulled more 30-31's in to become rods, as they are the closest next cousin to the '32.

    I have always thought that among restorers and Model A guys, the 30-31's get the nod, with favorites being the '31 deluxe roadsters and phaetons, also Victoria's. With rodders, at least in earlier days, the 28-29's got the nod.

    Jim (I have a '29 roadster, too, btw)
     
  17. hot rod wille
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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    I just finished my 29 roadster ---built it because I had collected tons of parts over the years and figured it was as good as time as ever to do it-- I've got other projects needing to get done,so now this one is---FOR SALE. A couple of pics--Kiwi Kev did the metal work--Rat Bone did the interior---I pretty much did the rest.
    Hey Scratch---we still on for Sat for some stripping?
     

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  18. I've got a '29 sedan sitting in the garage waiting for 2 other projects to get some work done to them, then I can start on it.
     
  19. widow maker
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
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    from nj

    My 29..chopped,channelled,and Z'D..:D
     

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  20. Ice man
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
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    I have an original 29 Pk Up,(body wise) running a B modified. Presently the crank is between here (USVI) and Pa. to be drilled. I an also building a 29 Hot rod from parts I have gathered. Its gona run a 01 AMC 2.5 4 banger/5sp 65 Chevy Van dropped axle front and same rear from the van. Down here you use what you got or can get, and it ain't much. Been waiting 3 months just for gaskets and seals. Hope to have her on the road by fall. Winter here is 85/ summer is 95 so we can build all year. Ice man
     
  21. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
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    This is my roadster pick up that i drove for three years.

    [​IMG]

    It has become a tudor over the winter. It's much further along now, but not quite finished.

    [​IMG]

    I will update my avatar when it is down off the jack stands and gets a bath.
     
  22. Pat Pryor
    Joined: May 28, 2007
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  23. kopperkart
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
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    from Wisconsin

    This is next on my to do list. For a Wisconsin truck it is in great shape. I always liked Jake Jacobs A.
    [​IMG]
     
  24. I've got a 1929 coupster on a Model A frame.
     
  25. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
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    I've got one and a half! One 28 Special coupe and one parts car. Maybe someday I'll get em both together.
     
  26. whiteyford
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
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    someone dumped this one in my driveway, i dont dare drive it cuz it doesnt have disc brakes or a mustangII frontend. ive been hauling it away piece by piece. i just hauled off 5" of the roofline:D:D:D
     

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  27. E Burfield
    Joined: Dec 31, 2006
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    I've got a 28 sedan hidding in a corner!
     
  28. diggers4life
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
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    I've got this '29 in the shop waiting to be worked on.
     

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  29. truck
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
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    truck
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    from Brisbane

    i got a 28 roadster in my garage
     
  30. PinHead
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
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    My uncle has a 28 sedan with 30-31 fenders on it. Great combo in my opinion, you got the 28 cowl with the bigger, fuller fenders. Something you don't notice unless you REALLY know your A's. I can't think of any problems that he had fitting them together, either.
     

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