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  • Model A’s in the Depression

    Here is an interesting site on Fords. The link will take you to photos of A’s in the era, but there is a lot of other good information there as well.

    http://vintagefordfacts.blogspot.com...epression.html

  • #2
    Nice site Michael
    Here are the Model A photos




    The Model A Ford in the Depression.

    Here are a series of photos showing how these Fords were put through hell & back but kept on going. Maybe one of these cars is in someone's garage today?







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    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • Dennis
      Dennis commented
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      I don't know how mine ever escaped those hard times.

    • Beauford
      Beauford commented
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      I think mine got hit by that train.

  • #3
    I wonder why that very early '28 Cab in pic 6 doesn't have landau irons?
    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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    • CM2
      CM2 commented
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      thats cause ford didnt make a Cabriolet in '28..nor did they make one with a coupe pillar..I dig the plate topper on the sedan..

    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
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      So that is an early '28 Sport Coupe without a landau arm.

      Ok

    • CM2
      CM2 commented
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      Yes sir I bet it is..reckon somebody could afford to put a new top on his car..given it should have lasted five years or so that would put it at the depth of the depression,laying out the coin for a new top.There's a sticker on the windshield as well..

    • Ray Horton
      Ray Horton commented
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      I think that is a 28 business coupe, though it has a step plate for a rumble seat. But the RS was available as an accessory.

  • #4
    Look at the way the door flares on the RPU by the train...mine do that a little but damn!!

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    • #5
      Not a whitewall in the bunch..

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      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        The spare tire looks shredded on the one with 39 OK plates and 2 jugs. Maybe they will replace it with a WW

      • CM2
        CM2 commented
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        thats the same truck as in pic 7...no way was there two pickups with that hood ornament..

    • #6
      The guy in the second to last picture is texting while the others do all the work. He needs to put that phone way!

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      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        HAHA i was thinking the same thing :rolling

    • #7
      Not a smile among them

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      • #8
        The guy pushing down to hand crank it instead of pulling up at 7:00,,, has a very special rare horn mounted... looks like a siren

        (Maybe he is just positioning the crank handle)
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #9
          Originally posted by aford193031 View Post
          Not a smile among them
          That's only because they aren't in a Studebaker.

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          • #10
            I wonder if the guy with the crank lost the front bumper at the same time that left front fender was blown back...

            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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            • #11
              Notice the hood ornament on the last picture. I wonder where that came from.

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              • #12
                that guy texting...they were loading a refrigerated box car out of the 76A. probably why the picture was taken,they were as rare as hens teeth..the refer,not the open cab..

                reckon I'm going to run wrinkled fenders on mine,everyone else did back then..
                Last edited by CM2; 01-07-2018, 06:46 PM. Reason: I thought of something else to say,why do you think Im editing?

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                • #13
                  Although it’s pretty well obscured, I think this an A as well.

                  http://www.shorpy.com/node/22908?size=_original#caption


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                  • #14
                    I used to gas up cars THAT BAD! And top them up with FREE Drain Oil, that was our COURTESY Touch. SHIT like this is NO LAFFING MATTER--Been there, done that!!!!
                    THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOU IN THOSE CARS!!!!
                    KDad Appalled
                    Last edited by BILL WILLIAMSON; 01-08-2018, 07:01 PM.

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                    • BILL WILLIAMSON
                      BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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                      NO, I wasn't around during the depression, but scenes like these were common, during the War, when Chief ran a Conoco Fillin' Station. To show their appreciation of help, some would give Chief EXTRA Gas Stamps, to help someone stuck on the highway, with NO STAMPS!
                      If I sounded TESTY, I meant to, if you don't like my remarks, DON'T read them!
                      I once lived in a house, with a DIRT Kitchen Floor, but Chief was a hard worker & we NEVER went HUNGRY!
                      Po' KDad

                  • #15
                    That bag of Purina chicken feed gives just the right touch. I might try that on my car.

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                    • #16
                      My barn car at it's original homestead. The man beside my car is the original owners youngest son.
                      He remembers bringing live calves home from the farmers market in the "back seat!" .
                      This old car has the snow chain dents in the rear fenders, as well as all the signs of use, over the years, as bags of grain were sat on the front fenders to go to the mill in the local village.
                      Jeff
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                      • Mitch
                        Mitch commented
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                        That Tudor appears to be very solid.

                    • #17
                      That’s a cool photo and story. Thanks for sharing with us.

                      is that a patch on the roof / visor? I’m assuming that it’s also the original roof.

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                      • JDupuis
                        JDupuis commented
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                        Yes, original roof. With patching material in the mix. Good eye! Jeff

                    • #18
                      Neat pictures. These old gals sure took a lot of abuse. Testament to how well they were built and the quality materials used in them.

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