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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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  • Steve Plucker
    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, 03:51 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...
    02-15-2020, 11:32 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, 07:58 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, 07:13 PM
  • Steve Plucker
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    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, 08:10 AM
  • Dennis
    Distributor body
    by Dennis
    Now I know when these bodies were made, do you?...
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    07-18-2018, 11:26 AM
  • Nelson C
    1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Top Replacement Sequence Question
    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?
    Or, should the body be painted and then the top installed?
    Thanks very much for your experience and input....
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  • Steve Plucker
    Any 160-C owners out there???
    by Steve Plucker
    If you happen to own a 160-C 1931 De Luxe Fordor (Slant Window)...

    I am in need of a photo of the original Body Tags related to this body style for an upcoming article about the Evolution of Ford's 2-Window Fordor sedans.

    Body tags I am looking for are the following:

    139-XXXXXXX (Briggs)

    153-XXXXXXX (Briggs)

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    12-28-2018, 05:23 AM
  • Steve Plucker
    Attention all 170-A and 160-C owners..
    by Steve Plucker
    Attention all 170-A and 160-C owners...

    Well, I am getting there! Down to three Body Tags needed for the article I am doing on the evolution of the 2W Fordor Sedans.

    I am in need of the 170-A Body Tag of "197-XXXXX"...Original please.

    And the 160-C Deluxe Body Tags of "160C-XXXXX" (Murray Bodies) and "153-XXXXX" (Briggs Bodies)...Original...
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  • Steve Plucker
    Murray vs. Briggs 2-Window/Slant Window Fordor Sedans 160-C
    by Steve Plucker
    Besides looking at the Body Tag to ID a 1931 Murray or Briggs 2-Window/Slant Window Fordor Sedan, providing the Body Tag is there or not...Just what are the tell-tale signs of telling the difference in makes?


    02-29-2020, 05:25 PM