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Old 05-14-2010, 01:23 PM   #21
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Aerocraft,
I'd like to see that database. See if he will let you post it.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:26 PM   #22
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A few photos of my unrestored 60-A. 14,358 miles. Rose beige/Seal brown. If anyone has detail questions let me know. I'll be happy to help.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:40 PM   #23
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A few photos of my unrestored 60-A. 14,358 miles. Rose beige/Seal brown. If anyone has detail questions let me know. I'll be happy to help.
Unbelievable. If mine had looked thet good I'd be driving it today.I like the black wheels better than I thought I would with rose beige.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:52 PM   #24
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Steve, Could you post some pictures of the upper front corner of the windshield / front door post intersection showing the visor at the door post. And also the rear corner of the roof line showing the molding at the intersection of the roof and vertical back. All examples I have seen so far could have been "tampered with" over the years. Yours is the most likely to be as built from the factory. Thanks for showing a beautiful car.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:58 PM   #25
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The Pietenpol is actually the prototye Model A powered "Scout" that I restored some 15 years ago. It is the single place version of the Pietenpol with a slightly shorter wingspan and a radiator mounted below the engine. It is now living somewhere in Australia. For more information on the Pietenpol Aircamper do a Google on "Brodhead Pietenpol Association." It is amazing how well the Model A engine powers the airplanes. I love 'em! Gar Williams
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:00 PM   #26
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I have advised Russ Knnack of the qroup, it is his call if he responds, Gar
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:28 PM   #27
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Bill, I'll have to take some shots tomorrow. In the meantime I'll tease you with some pin stripe close-ups.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:29 PM   #28
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I can't find the group.I want to join ..


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Old 05-16-2010, 09:31 PM   #29
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Click on the Community button under the header, that will bring down the dropdown, click on Social Groups. All of the groups are listed there. Rod
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:02 PM   #30
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Hello Freddie. I also have a 60B. It was restored in the mid 80's with the exception of the interior & only driven 100 miles before put back into dry storage. It was a 60K mile very solid car to begin with. All the orig wood is like new. The doors close with a gentle thud. What caught my eye on your car is the seam in the top material that runs in the upper roof 1/4 over to the drip moulding above the doors. Mine has the same seam & I didn't think that was an original seam. I helped install a L-B top on a 60A (tan top) about 5yrs ago & it didn't have that seam. My car was done by a doctor who did most of the work himself. I think he may have had trouble getting the top smooth in that area & cut the top at that point & added the seam. I have several model A's & have always stayed away from fordors because of the wood. The problem was all my otherA's only hold two people except the Cabriolet which has the rumble seat & I wanted to take friends & grandkids. This is why I got the fordor & I'm really enjoying the room. So what have you found out regarding that seam??? Thanks Perry, Snohomish Wa.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:49 AM   #31
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Steve, Those are great. I needed to see those details. I am getting close to having to make some decisions about final fitting and finishing. Can you identify for me the type of molding around the edge of the top material. Looking forward to the others. Thanks again Bill G
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:58 AM   #32
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Some photos of the original top. The visor on this car has always been a point of discussion. My thinking is that the visor material failed and it was stripped and repainted black. If it was painted originally by Briggs, I would think it would have been upper body color.

The car was originally from Wyoming and it lived there until sometime in the 80's. The previous owner bought this car in Portland, OR in the early '90's.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:31 PM   #33
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Steve, Excellent pictures. Just what I wanted. Thanks Bill G
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:03 PM   #34
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You're welcome Bill, anymore details let me know.
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:12 PM   #35
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Steve,
looking through this old thread to see if you gave a firewall date. Found it. The body stamp on my leatherback ( 2-6-29) is nailed to the subfloor (heavy frame) on the passager side on the inside edge of the plank where it is beveled downward. Under the carpet. It is about 1/2" wide and 3" long. Raised letters about 1/4" high in thin sheet metal. Bill G
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:36 PM   #36
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if this works heres some pics of minehttp://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff48/2960b/
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:42 PM   #37
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We have two 60A's. One was built early in 1928 that has the cowl vent. (Restoration in progress). The other 60A was assembled 9-24-28.
One of the things we found interesting was that there was no pinstriping after August 28 according to the JS.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:51 PM   #38
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Rechecked the firewall stamping. It's 10/23/28 in lieu of the earlier posting.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #39
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I still think that your car would look great in my garage
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:43 PM   #40
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Fellow Leatherback owners, New guy to this posting thing, but I need help. I recently purchased a 28 Leatherback and am refurbishing areas that need attention. The inside front windshield vertical garnish seems to be missing on the passenger side. I have driver's side garnish the windshield swing arm bracket mounts thru, but the passenger side has bracket only (no metal trim). Can someone post a picture of the proper detailing of this area and perhaps sources for this part. Thanks
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