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  • Interesting pic of a Model A 'back in the day'

    i found this photo of a Model A in 1940 to be interesting. Note also the accessory lamp on the light bar.

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  • #2
    Nice pic!
    1. It's an early 30
    2. The fender bolts have the nuts facing out
    3. There is one side mirror on the l/s
    4. I'm trying to make out what style the radiator cap that is
    5. The frt license plate brackets are pointing down lol
    6. Looks like a special gas cap
    4~ Tudor's
    1~ Coupe

    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr


    • #3
      And who ever said that a Model A wasn't a chick magnet!!!

      Nice pic thanks for sharing.


      • #4
        I wonder what those 2 small structures on the cement pad are, just to the right of the left headlight?


        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          Tom maybe it's the old school version of your new storage sheds

      • #5
        Good question Tom. Since they both appear to be made of stones, I would speculate the large one a pump house for a well, and the small one an incinerator, with that steel door.

        Mitch, what looks like a light on the windshield frame, looks more like a large can for a gas cap, and that license is clamped between the two pieces of the clamps. Also has 4.75-19 Allstate tires front and rear.

        I now know who they modeled Howdy Doody after, that poor girl in the rear door window.

        Did the early '30 Deluxe Town Sedan have jump seats? They have at least 7 people in that car.
        Last edited by DaWizard; 10-13-2017, 11:09 PM.
        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


        • Jeff/Illinois
          Jeff/Illinois commented
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          I wondered too about those concrete and stone deals, almost looks like a memorial or else a surveyor's mark.

          I'm still laughing about that Howdy Doody comment,,, you are RIGHT!!!!

          At least the guy she is sitting on's lap, he has a grin. I don't wanna think about that!!!

      • #6
        I have seen that style of radiator cap, just can't remember where.

        Has Nevada 1940 plates
        Alaskan A's
        Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
        Model A Ford Club of America
        Model A Restorers Club
        Antique Automobile Club of America
        Mullins Owners Club


        • #7
          Don't know where that girl in the backseat had been maybe changed a flat along the way because her hand looks dirty. notice the wild girls hanging out the windows and the boys hiding behind them. I wouldn't think those Allstates held up very long with the rocks on that road.


          • #8
            The wheels look extremely rust pitted, which is not what I would expect from desert air Nevada


            • #9
              Seeing these pictures of Model A's taken in the mid-late '30's and 40's, amazes me at the rough treatment that they had and were still plodding along! Most people beat the snot out of these cars. Also why it is hard to find a GOOD pre-War truck or pickup they had to have gone thru pure hell along the way.

              Most other makes were already toast by then they didn't hold up.


              • #10
                In 1940, Chief worked at a BIG Magnesium Foundry in Henderson, Nev, near Vegas. Couldn't find a car to buy, for LOVE or MONEY! Rode the Pony Express, semi-bus, to Vegas for shopping. FINALLY found a BEAUTIFUL, all BLACK, '36 Plymouth 4 Door & drove that DUDE for years! Later, sold it to Twin Brothers, "FUZZ" & ARNOLD, in Oklahoma & they used it for a TAXI, for years.
                I've lived "EVERYWHERE"--LOL
                Dad Vagabond


                • #11
                  Looks like a tuna can on the gas tank.


                  • #12
                    That car has been through a lot for only 10 years old. The fender has a poor repair on a large crack, no gas cap, dents, and it's already has a repaint.


                    • #13
                      Here's one for Tom. Studebaker



                      • #14
                        Ok folks, Tom, the stone structures are historical monument to Morman Park. A Google search turned it up.
                        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


                        • #15
                          Originally posted by Dennis View Post
                          Studebaker built some quality roomy cars, and I'd like to own one from the 20's or early 30's.


                          • #16
                            I took this Studebaker pic at Hershey

                            4~ Tudor's
                            1~ Coupe

                            Henry Ford said,
                            "It's all nuts and bolts"

                            Mitch's Auto Service ctr


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