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Old 11-18-2019, 04:54 AM   #1
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Default Model A with T mods or Model T with A mods ??

Hello All !
This is actually "part 2" of of a thread I started last 8 Sep 2019 p.2 titled " Information on transition 1927 model A ". The last post was 9 Oct.
I finally got some time and replied with a bunch of more pics last 16 Nov (based on replies and other info i got, it is absolutely NOT a "Transition" model).
Unfortunately no replies yet, so I decided to make a new thread, and of course a new subject title. I hope I get replies now. Pics next. Please pardon some of the unclear pics due to poor lighting and a poor cellphone camera.

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Old 11-18-2019, 05:07 AM   #2
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:13 AM   #3
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:13 AM   #4
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:15 AM   #5
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:15 AM   #6
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:18 AM   #7
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Can't say for sure, but this does look like someone tried to "upgrade" a Model T into a Model A. There are some later parts (tail-light, wheels) as well as a good copy of a Model A radiator cover (widow's peak done from a picture?)

I might say "FrankenCar" but then that would run down what obviously was someone's skill and mechanical ability outlet for good long time.

One imagines a mechanic in an offshore Ford Dealership - who would have good parts sources and the experience and ability to pull something like this off.

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Old 11-18-2019, 08:30 AM   #8
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What does the rear end look like? Just for your info you can add multiple pictures to a single post. Go to the test forum and try it, https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=13.

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Old 11-18-2019, 10:59 AM   #9
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Joe K - Thanks for your reply. "Frankencar" is probably an accurate description of this car for most Model A or antique car owners. But in this country, where there are likely not more than 5 or so Model A's and only 2 known Model T's, even a "Frankencar" is appreciated. You would have to be pretty well off importing either car over here, since you could easily be paying 3 times what its worth after customs and duties... Reminds me of some 1970's jeep (that I read about) in the early 80's that had a Ferrari 308 engine in it, hence it was called a Jerrari. Although I personally would prefer a relatively original A or T, but that's what we have right now, so...

Charlie Stephens - yes, Thanks, I will give it a try. I will also try to get a shot of the rear end, just a problem of space right now.

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Old 11-18-2019, 11:03 AM   #10
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not a model A, it's a Model T
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:21 AM   #11
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The chassis looks like Model A from what you can see of it.
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:38 AM   #12
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Itís a 26-7 Model T body placed on a Model A chassis. The chassis probably wasnít shortened .
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:11 PM   #13
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Bob & tmiller6 - Thank you both guys !
I will try to crawl underneath to get shots of the chassis, axles, etc.. I need to gather all the clues so i can determine what it really is.
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1926/27 Model T touring body/fenders on Model A running gear.
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Old 11-19-2019, 12:52 AM   #16
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An overall view of the car would maybe more revealing. I can not see anything Model T ; the firewall appears to be '28 '29 A plus floor risers in the front footwell.. It could be local made bodywork.
Most of the cars in this area ended up being shipped back to Japan during War, but Fords were certainly sold there new.
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:03 AM   #17
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Tudortomnz -
Sorry, can't oblige anyone with a full view of the car, space limitations in garage. Although I just now got some pics from underneath.
If by local made bodywork you mean that the entire body was fabricated out of scratch, i wouldn't think so. Absolutely possible to have modified the original body to make things fit, like transplanting an A engine and tranny, etc.. Not saying that's what was done of course, still in the investigative process of identifying this car.
I did just now take some pics underneath. I will try to (hopefully ??) post multiple shots in one post. And as I said in a previous post, my apologies for some of the poor pics, bad lighting and a bad cellphone camera.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:10 AM   #19
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A bunch of pics underneath the car.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:13 AM   #20
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