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    How can you tell who made body for 1931 sw town sedan ? It has a name plate on fire wall, but is ilegible, thanks, Carl

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    Are the nuts crimped, or are they caged?


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    WANTED: 160-C S/W Body Tag Information...
    by Steve Plucker
    The 160-C, the 1931 Deluxe Slant Window Fordor Sedan body was produced by Briggs, Murray and Ford.

    I am in need of some confrmation data on Body Tags.

    I have the following tags represented:

    139-XXXXXX is Briggs;

    160-C-XXXXXX is Murray;

    153-XXXXX What then was this Body Tag? I have been told that it represents Briggs but under what...
    06-26-2020, 04:51 PM
  • Steve Plucker
    Information needed on the 160-C Slant Window Fordor Sedans
    by Steve Plucker
    The 160-C Slant Window Fordor Sedan made its appearance about April 1931.

    The indented firewall was introduced about May 1931.

    With that in mind, there must have been 160-C's with flat firewalls?

    The Briggs bodies had a Body Tag of "139-XXXX".

    The Murray bodies had a Body Tag of "160-C XXXX"

    So the question is...were...
    02-16-2020, 12:32 AM
  • bosticjb
    by bosticjb
    How many different body manufactuers were they in 1928 and how can you tell which you have
    02-25-2021, 05:51 PM
  • Steve Plucker
    160-C Body Tags (153-XXXX)
    by Steve Plucker
    I have asked this before, still looking...Are there any 160-C Slant Window (2 Window) Sedans out there that have a Body Tag of "153-XXXX"?

    If so...I need a photo of the ORIGINAL Body Tag for a article I am doing on the "Evolution of the 2-Window (Blind Backs) Sedans".

    This would be a Briggs Body.


    03-14-2019, 08:58 AM
  • Jim Mason
    body mounting?
    by Jim Mason
    I just ran across this picture. I'd not seen it before. It appears to be just after the body drop. there also appears to be six guys ready to install bolts(?). two things that surprised me is it appears one guy is inside the body. And it appears to be a hood shelf laying on the conveyor.
    What do you see?

    12-26-2018, 08:13 PM
  • Steve Plucker
    160-C 1931 2-Window Fordor Slant Window information needed...
    by Steve Plucker
    I am in need of some guys who are in the know concerning the 1931 2-Window (Slant Windshield) Fordor Sedans.

    All 160-C’s with flat firewalls had a Briggs Manufacturing Body Tag represented by “139-XXXXX”. CONFIRM THIS! and were in Ford’s Part Number Group Unknown at this time.

    Is this a true statement or not?

    Were there 160-C's with indented firewalls from
    01-23-2021, 01:10 AM
  • Steve Plucker
    Judging Independent Body Styles
    by Steve Plucker
    How will we (or how are we) currently judging a 1928-1931 Model A/AA Ford with an Independent Body Style that is NOT (and which are not to my knowledge) currently specified in the MARC/MAFCA Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards?

    Will those vehicles be treated like all other vehicles in receiving full points or less points since some of the features are not covered within said...
    06-02-2019, 09:10 AM
  • Dennis
    Distributor body
    by Dennis
    Now I know when these bodies were made, do you?...
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  • Nelson C
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    by Nelson C
    Is either of the sequences below better?
    During restoration and the body work is complete and is in primer, should the top be installed before painting the body?
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    Thanks very much for your experience and input....
    07-26-2020, 07:21 PM
  • Steve Plucker
    60-A and 60-B Body Tags (Briggs)
    by Steve Plucker
    This concerns the two and possibably 3 Body Tags that were used by the Briggs Mfg. Co. on the 60-A and 60-B 2-Window Fordor Sedans.

    The first was a tag about 2" x 1/2" and was indicated by 190-XXXXXX.

    The second was a tag that was as such:

    Briggs Mgf. Co. Detroit, Mich.

    The third was a tag that indicated...
    11-12-2020, 01:06 PM