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Old 01-16-2012, 02:43 AM   #41
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I have a driver unrestored original AR phaeton, and am currently building a 29 roadster street rod.

I believe if it is no harder to make a new/repro part look as it came from the factory, I say. ask away and go for it.

Even with my rod, I am trying to emulate a 29 fold down windscreen post as I think they would have been if made by ford.

I am building a 29 body with 30 fenders because I think it may look not so antique, but still be all model A.

If ford has of lined up all the slotted screws on the dash rail from the factory , I would too.

So, try when you can to get as it was.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:47 AM   #42
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Questions such as this about cotter pins show that somethings it is just as easy to do the "fine point" way as any other. Plating, painting, and other questions/answers show that since you are only going to do a thing once it you might as well be as close as Ford wanted it to be when it left the factory.

pooch was typing as I was so there are at least two of us that beleive "... if it is no harder to make a new/repro part look as it came from the factory, I say. ask away and go for it."
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #43
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Wow. 46 replies and only 7 or 8 are actually about the original question. The rest are choosing up sides just like on a pre-school playground for a game of dodgeball. Remember when it used to be "restorers" VS "rodders". Now it seems that it is "restorers" VS "restorers" VS "rodders". This is great entertainment but not very helpful most of the time. I do like when pictures are included however.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #44
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I find this thread interesting, watched it from the beginning. I wish Joop would
have posted Doc's story LARGER, can't read the damn thing.

I've know Bill about 40 years, a FINE mechanic, a sharp guy! He's even thinking
about buying a JS book to understand more of the Fine Point guy's and the
fine points of the cars.....and the weird questions. Some of you guy's know me
personally, and when I say, he's just having some fun and stirring the pot.
Think about this....I'm glad he wasn't around here when we talked about the
color BLACK ! That would have driven him nuts!

Come-on Bill, lighten up
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:20 PM   #45
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I find this thread interesting, watched it from the beginning. I wish Joop would have posted Doc's story LARGER, can't read the damn thing...
If these could be made into .PDFs, then they could be printed out full size on this side of the screen.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:22 PM   #46
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:31 PM   #47
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A local "Fine Point" winner once told me there could be as many as 25 current "Fine Point" restorations underway. That is wonderful news, I just wish there could be a way of know who they are so "Fine Point" only answers can be posted, and the lesser "Restorers" could just look in on the answers. This isn't a MARC or MAFCA website and I see no reason to make others feel like lesser people with an interest in Model A's.
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Wow. 46 replies and only 7 or 8 are actually about the original question. The rest are choosing up sides just like on a pre-school playground for a game of dodgeball. Remember when it used to be "restorers" VS "rodders". Now it seems that it is "restorers" VS "restorers" VS "rodders". This is great entertainment but not very helpful most of the time. I do like when pictures are included however.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:50 PM   #48
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Thanks Joop, better.

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Old 01-16-2012, 01:06 PM   #49
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A local "Fine Point" winner once told me there could be as many as 25 current "Fine Point" restorations underway. That is wonderful news, I just wish there could be a way of know who they are so "Fine Point" only answers can be posted, and the lesser "Restorers" could just look in on the answers. This isn't a MARC or MAFCA website and I see no reason to make others feel like lesser people with an interest in Model A's.
I agree totally. This started as a simple thread about a small detail one or more folks were interested in. Then suddenly out of nowhere the participants were insulted and belittled for a reason I just can't fathom.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:19 PM   #50
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Personally I prefer knowing the small details. I'm afraid that threads like these will only shy away those who may have similar interests from asking questions.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:28 PM   #51
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Charles,

Do you have the correct shocks for your Roadster Open Cab Pickup ?

I have miss placed your e-mail address !

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:13 PM   #52
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Wow. 46 replies and only 7 or 8 are actually about the original question. The rest are choosing up sides just like on a pre-school playground for a game of dodgeball. Remember when it used to be "restorers" VS "rodders". Now it seems that it is "restorers" VS "restorers" VS "rodders". This is great entertainment but not very helpful most of the time. I do like when pictures are included however.

I'd call this a HIGHJACKING!!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:49 AM   #53
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I bought a set of stainless steel cotters. But they're giving me hell as they are so tough that clipping them to their required length is really hard. I may go with unfinished ones from now on. For clear coating of nuts and bolts I apply a drying oil called Owatrol after the bolts are mounted.

http://www.owatrol.com/index.php?lan...rustol-owatrol
That product looks intriguing and like something I'd like to experiment with. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be available here in the USA. There is probably something really useful in it. Our EPA gradually finds everything useful and bans it.
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A nail will work
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