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Old 12-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #41
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You are right Luke. "How to Restore Your Model A Vol 5" from MAFCA. Two long articals about 1928-29 50-A Sport Coupe and another about 1930-31 50-B Sport Coupes. Both by Mary Moline. Very detailed with charts, diagrams, and photos. each artical is about 20 pages in length.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #42
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sorry for bringing this up so late, but i'm new to the game. how does the flat bar that curves around the window, attach to the wood rail that runs from door to door? also if you'll indulge me another question, does the "package tray" go on top of or below that wood rail?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #43
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I'm pretty sure that all sport coupes had rumble seats. Business coupes did not.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #44
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Finally.... a little progress on the Business Coupe .
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #45
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Coming together, finally.... Still need a few parts but getting there.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:09 PM   #46
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Looks good. I like the gas cap!
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:50 PM   #47
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Drove the old Business Coupe for the first time today. I know, I know.... it's been months since the last update.

Been busy this week.

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Old 03-28-2013, 12:17 AM   #48
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What happened to your wire wheels?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:22 AM   #49
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What happened to your wire wheels?
I still have them, just wanted a little Hopped Up look. Something a kid would have built in Mom & Dad's back yard in the '40's.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #50
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It is my understanding that Sport Coupes had rumble seats and Business Coupes had trunks.

This tidbit of info may or may not be helpful as (1) it may not be correct in every instance, others will be sure to share their thoughts, and (2) the car at issue may have had the trunk or rumble seat converted or otherwise molested during the past 80 years.
The sport coupe came STANDARD with the rumble seat is Correct, and the business coupe with a trunk, said by ford to be able to hold their sales samples and such...
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:21 PM   #51
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Does anyone have photos of the original cowl kick panels with side pockets??
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:19 AM   #52
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I am under the belief that all Sport Coupes had rumble seats. Check to see if you have the rumble seat floor riser. I was sold a 28 as a sport coupe that came with enough pieces to make it into one. At first I questioned if it was truly a sport coupe. The more I looked into it the more I knew it was a business coupe.
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Old 10-22-2017, 10:55 AM   #53
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I would say you have a business coupe. The second thing I noticed is that the car has a trunk where the Sport Coupe had a rumble seat. JP
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:55 AM   #54
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Death, taxes, and that is not a Sport Coupe. The only things I would say are for sure.

We have only owned Sport Coupes, replaced many tops, none with frames like this one.

Enjoy.
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:05 PM   #55
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Late to the party as usual. This is my Nov. 28 biz coupe. Trunk car. Someone started a restoration in the 60's and was tragically killed. Make of it what you will. Haven't restarted the restoration yet. And yes, the top brackets on Ooltewahs car are a mystery. Part oval window and part standard biz coupe.
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