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Old 08-08-2018, 07:47 PM   #1
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Check out ebay item #162892032790 Notice the custom wiring harness! And the hand crafted battery hold down! How about the "rollaway vinyl soft top"? Or "the interior fully restored back to the original look"?? And the wrinkle paint finish? I think the lower radiator hose is original

I'm going to pass on this one so y'all can have a chance at it!
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:55 PM   #2
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1931 Ford Model A -- | eBay
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it is a Beauty. you know there is a buyer for this Beauty somewhere.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:47 PM   #4
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Holy cow! That wiring is an absolute mess!

It may not be for me, but I usually don't knock someone's taste in modifications...but at least do it nice and neatly.
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Is this a combination of a 1929 and 1931? The front bumper is 30/31, but the radiator shell seems to be from 1929. The wiring is to clear winner for a back to original restoration. Wow!
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If the interior is as nice as the outside, I'm making an offer, so you guys back off!
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Over priced yes but I was expecting a real turd. Doesn't look that bad to me. Don't see anything that cant be put back. That radiator shell is nowhere near being a 29.
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That professional wiring job sold me!
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:41 AM   #9
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Ugh,they must of had a special on aluminum paint!!
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I'm sure that snap-on top will stay on at 50 mph and when it stays on, the loose areas won't flap and mar that beautiful paint job.

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I'm sure that snap-on top will stay on at 50 mph and when it stays on, the loose areas won't flap and mar that beautiful paint job.

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Sorry, got so excited about this great find I hit the reply button twice.

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I love the battery hold down strap!
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:10 AM   #14
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Not a fan of that top either!
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:58 AM   #15
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Is this a combination of a 1929 and 1931? The front bumper is 30/31, but the radiator shell seems to be from 1929. The wiring is to clear winner for a back to original restoration. Wow!
Maybe I am missing something but it looks like a normal 1930 radiator shell. It is wrong for the year of course.

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This looks like the kind of car that Marshall has told me he gets into his garage to 'restore' and 'fix'.

Ouch

Gateway Classic Cars must not be too fussy about what comes thru the door this car is a turd. And at $15K?? For a Tudor in this shape??

If it was an A-400 or a '30 Tudor Dlx. Phaeton that was worth putting money into, yeah. But a Tudor Sedan?? Never.
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:37 PM   #17
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Gateway usually has better stuff albeit overpriced, at least as far as asking price. For $15K, one can get an authentic 30/31 Tudor.


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Is this a combination of a 1929 and 1931? The front bumper is 30/31, but the radiator shell seems to be from 1929. The wiring is to clear winner for a back to original restoration. Wow!
The shell is a 30 - same as 31 but without the indented top panel.
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"This looks like the kind of car that Marshall has told me he gets into his garage to 'restore' and 'fix'."

Ha, ha, ha! Jeff knows what he's talking about there! Yup - somehow that type of vehicle always seems to find its way into my life...and won't go away. It's just a matter of time before this one shows up on my doorstep with a request from the new owner to "fix a few little things". Here we go again!
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Pictures always look better than the car actually is. I cant imagine how bad it looks in person.:eek

Really does not say too much for Gateway. Really, how long would it take them to clean up the wires and battery hold down and then show it.
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Really does not say too much for Gateway. Really, how long would it take them to clean up the wires and battery hold down and then show it.[/QUOTE]

Hey, haven't you heard of "patina"?
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Oh ya, the favorite word of the barn find king, Wayne.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:52 PM   #22
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Looks like a standard model a motor. With a description of OHV I would expect a Rliey, Crager, Miller etc. Is there somehing I'm missing? I only see an after market dizzy cap and plug wires.
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Looks like fidos ass
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:41 PM   #24
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Sometimes I cannot help myself and this is one of those times.

Note it has a OHV engine and if you let your imagination go a little further this could be a prototype A400!!!, with prototype future options such as:

Options on this beautiful Model A are vinyl interior, roll-away vinyl soft top, a custom LED light strip under the dash (for the courtesy lighting), and bias ply tires.




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"This looks like the kind of car that Marshall has told me he gets into his garage to 'restore' and 'fix'."

Ha, ha, ha! Jeff knows what he's talking about there! Yup - somehow that type of vehicle always seems to find its way into my life...and won't go away. It's just a matter of time before this one shows up on my doorstep with a request from the new owner to "fix a few little things". Here we go again!
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Aaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!
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That professional wiring job sold me!
The 4 cylinder OHV is what sold me. Getting the plane tickets to pick it up this weekend.
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The 4 cylinder OHV is what sold me. Getting the plane tickets to pick it up this weekend.
Good luck getting it on the airplane for the return trip!!!


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One of my favorite things is the backwards door handle on the outside of the drivers door. This has to be one of the most messed up "stock" A's I have seen.
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Really does not say too much for Gateway. Really, how long would it take them to clean up the wires and battery hold down and then show it.
Look at their feedback rating and read all their negative feedback posts! At 79.1% the only reason eBay doesn't dump them is they must be a real cash cow.
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Look at their feedback rating and read all their negative feedback posts! At 79.1% the only reason eBay doesn't dump them is they must be a real cash cow.
FWIW

Their claim "World's largest Classic Car Sales Company, with 14 showrooms across the nation! We have been consigning and selling worldwide, since 1999."

[/I]http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/

They have 1,829 listing on eBay

https://www.ebay.com/sch/gateway-cla...1&_ipg=&_from=
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Look at their feedback rating and read all their negative feedback posts! At 79.1% the only reason eBay doesn't dump them is they must be a real cash cow.
I took a look at their feedback. Yow not very good, lots of unhappy customers.... "Car condition not as advertised'......'rude'...........'won't return my calls'...........'they tried to hide the body damage'.......'vehicle description misleading'..............'after they got my money zero communication'......five pails of bondo and electrical issues'...............

Wonder what they are hiding on this 'jewel'
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The EBAY add also says it's a 4 cyl. overhead valve engine. I must need new glasses. Looks like it's still a flathead to me. I'm not really a Model A guy, but sounds way too expensive for a Tudor in that condition.


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Old 08-10-2018, 04:43 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by slammin Look at their feedback rating and read all their negative feedback posts! At 79.1% the only reason eBay doesn't dump them is they must be a real cash cow.




Wow, I have never seen a positive feedback rating as low as 79% on EBAY ! Good warning to stay away.


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Old 08-10-2018, 06:44 PM   #35
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Charlie, you are correct and I screwed up. It looks like a 1930 radiator shell, but on a 1931 (supposedly) car.
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One of my favorite things is the backwards door handle on the outside of the drivers door. This has to be one of the most messed up "stock" A's I have seen.
We're having fun with this one!

The reason the driver's side door handle is 'backwards' is simple. The car is a screamer. It goes really, really fast and the handle flipped over 180 degrees.

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Old 08-11-2018, 03:47 PM   #37
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It has the two piece 1930 running board aprons, that and the 1930 rad shell kinda say 1930 to me. Doesn't matter that much as long as they have legit paperwork. However, I wouldn't touch it for that kind of money and that feedback.
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