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  • #2
    The 1928 Chevrolet had reflectors and headlamp rims that looked like these, and as I recall the radiator shell looked similar.


    • #3
      Thanks Tom, a friend bought the property shown, is restoring the house, and this pic was stuffed in the walls. From the transverse springs it was obv not an A


      • #4
        doing a search on a 28 chevy the upper portion of the radiator shell is shaped differently
        3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
        Henry Ford said,
        "It's all nuts and bolts"
        "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

        Mitch's Auto Service ctr


        • #5
          MANY old cars looked SIMILAR, just like TODAY!!---"MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO"---LOL----Just break out the Carbon Paper & TRACE someone elses' design!!!!
          Bill Copycat


          • #6
            1927 Chevrolet Touring
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            • tbirdtbird
              tbirdtbird commented
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              Thank you!! a dead ringer!

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              Maybe not, there are slight differences in the roof of the house!

          • #7
            T bird i see one thing notice the stainless steel band?


            • tbirdtbird
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              yep.good eye. Chevy parts are way harder to come by than A. Perhaps when the resto was done the original band was too trashed.
              Chevy wood was poplar, unlike an A, and it is softer and rots more easily than the oak and maple Henry used; so not any where near as many of them survived

          • #8
            Looks like 26 Dodge, but not sure.


            • #9
              Tbird I was talking about the original picture notice the stainless steel band at the windshield like a model a, also notice that the original has no windshield wiper either but i believe they are the same car also the restored one has no ss band but does have a wiper and bumpers(accessories?)


              • #10
                Originally posted by BNCHIEF View Post
                T bird i see one thing notice the stainless steel band?
                The stainless cowl band difference is a small model/option difference similar to that with a Ford Standard Fordor 165-A and a Town Sedan 155-A. Other option differences seen on 1927 Chev's include things like solid steel rims rather than wood spokes, step plates and splash apron guards, bumpers or not, and even hood ornaments. Incidentally, 1927 was the first year that Chevrolet surpassed Ford in number of vehicle sales (changeover from Model T to A somewhat of a factor).
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                • #11
                  I think most of us today's Model A seniors, (especially when around earlier high school age), recognized every car that was produced immediately before or after our high school years.

                  After WWII gas rationing was lifted my Dad, (born 1902), took us on out of state vacations every summer, naturally on back roads, prior to Interstates.

                  Many old 1920's,1930's car could be seen parked in front of old rural stores back then. Upon approaching a vintage car I would always ask him what make.

                  He always accurately identified each one. I'm sure his being a garage manager/mechanic from 1920's until 1932 helped his identifying each.


                  • #12
                    Just imagine, Chev screwed the door hinges into WOOD!!!
                    Bill Sagging
                    Last edited by BILL WILLIAMSON; 06-17-2017, 06:17 PM. Reason: Better wurd!


                    • #13
                      Brings a whole new meaning to "Match Sticks" in the stripped holes!!
                      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


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