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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Help, Valuation of a 1930 5 window coupe

Sorry for the loss of your friend. I assume that the pics show the current state. Its kinda hard to sell an unfinished project. I would think that 8k would be a realistic number for that. I am sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Pinstriping

I am sure. At some point one needs to dip the brush back into the can of paint, creating a 'cold' joint. I can see where that would be problematic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Re Insurance

Very informative.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Restoration

Shameless plug, if you have never been to the Gilmore, it is def. worth the trip.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Pinstriping

Looks nice. Def a lost art.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Upholstery Clips - Need Advice

It is quite untraditional, but if the biggest concern is fitment and not originality, I bought a kit of upholstery panel clips from my local auto store (mom and pop type, not franchise). They were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Restoration

Brent, that hits on another thought I had, if op is planning on sending the car to a resto shop it may be a few years before he can enjoy it. Just some things to keep in mind.
BTW, Im glad your busy!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Restoration

Not trying to cut out any resto shops of business, but depending on the purchase price, it very well make more sense to buy a car already restored. From what I have found for under $20k you can get a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: not your average coupe

Is the car from NZ as well, or are you visiting? Looks like fun.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Stainless steel A.

There were a couple of the stainless cars on display at the AACA museum in Hershey a few years ago. I know the t bird was there. I will see if I can find my pics from back then. I am sure they had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,229
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Shop lighting

I built a new shop last year. Shop area is 40' x 25'. I got an 8 pack from the amazon as well. The price at the time was around $150, less than $20 a light. I divided the space long ways by 3 and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,376
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: misdiagnosis based on assumptions

Sounds like it worked out ok then, other than a busted axle! I too did something probably dumber. Many years ago (my mechanic abilities are minor, but even less back then), I was on vacation with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,877
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

Happy ending. When I bought my trans am, I had to trailer it from Fla. to MD. Travelling on I-95 through Georgia, I noticed a state cop following me for a bit. Then he pulled into the fast lane...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 1931 Passenger Bus

Interesting project. Where is the body being restored?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Old photo

Those are great photos! Are they technically Fords? I thought I read at one time that they were built in Russia with the same specs but were called something different.
Barnstuf, very interesting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Replacing Wood In a '30 Blindback

Beautiful job. I really like the website. Also, I have seen many a tree grow through a bumper but never a ceiling support post!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Replacing Wood In a '30 Blindback

Many years ago i was able to look closely at the wood frame of a '35 chevy pu. For someone that is not a woodworker I would say to stay away from this job. If you have above average to master...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Replacing Wood In a '30 Blindback

Dont know model a wood, but I do know woodwork. Have been building fine furniture for more years than I can count. I can assure you that there is nothing wrong with drilling a hole then squaring it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: A little wood rot around screw holes

I would try this first. No need in drilling out oversize. You more than likely can find a scrap of wood laying around cut the corner off with a knife and use that as a plug. Being this will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Fordor ute conversion

Cool old truck, but it sure is hodge podge!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Interior costs question

Great advice. For the seats there will most likely be more involved than simply putting in new fabric. If the original seat fabric (or a reasonable facsimile) is in place, be careful removing it. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,053
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

Sorry to the OP for the hijack, I do agree with your response to my post Brent. I too get annoyed when I see an add for a car that says something to the effect 'all original, only 1 repaint'!!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,053
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

Johnnya, I dont know 'As' but I have dabbled in old cars a bit. Cheap/inexpensive is not always the best way to buy a classic, really should almost be the last reason to buy one. Looks like you may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Running Board Picnic Table Accessory

Yeah, I thought it looked like an old camp table. I guess you could say it was used in conjunction with an old car, being the same vintage. I have a modern version made of aluminum that I bought at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 1930 Sport Coupe finally!!

To the OP, nice looking car. Good luck with it. What are the intentions? Getting it to run safely or a full blown resto?
Question on the sport coupe. Does the top come down?
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