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Old 04-24-2017, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. Just recently found this place and wanted to say hello. I inherited a 1930 model A with the original title. It was and is still inside a chicken coop
On our family farm for a very long time. It's in terrible shape. I don't know much about these cars but I'm fairly certain I can't bring it back from the dead, so I may part it out. Any questions or information would be very welcome. I believe it is a sedan ( is that even a thing with these cars?). Thank you
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:00 PM   #2
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Welcome!

Please post pictures, as the members here might be able to give an idea on its potential.

Also, put your general location in your member info so members local to you can offer help if needed.
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:01 PM   #3
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Welcome!

Please post pictures, as the members here might be able to give an idea on its potential.

Also, put your general location in your member info so members local to you can offer help if needed.
I'll do that, thank you. As far as pics go the car is pretty buried, but from what I could see it wasn't good. Ill have to dig her out
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Yup, there is a two door and a four door sedan. You would be surprised how many chicken coop Model A's have been saved and restored.
Post a few photos and you will get a LOT of opinions.
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:07 PM   #5
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Yup, there is a two door and a four door sedan. You would be surprised how many chicken coop Model A's have been saved and restored.
Post a few photos and you will get a LOT of opinions.
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Interesting. Somebody really mistreated this poor car. It's bad. I will get some pics when I can get it unburied. I would love to have it running, but who knows. I think it's a four door. Have to take a
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What does the original regestration say about it?

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Welcome! Most of us are trying to make our cars new, and we're the crusty ones.

I wonder what Barner, has brought the worst rust pile back to life?
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Don't be too quick to part it out. Years ago I used to think a car was too far gone if it didn't have any paint or upholstery left on it, so I turned down a very solid Model A Coupe for $40.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:29 PM   #9
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What does the original regestration say about it?

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Welcome! Most of us are trying to make our cars new, and we're the crusty ones.

I wonder what Barner, has brought the worst rust pile back to life?
Mines pretty bad lol

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Don't be too quick to part it out. Years ago I used to think a car was too far gone if it didn't have any paint or upholstery left on it, so I turned down a very solid Model A Coupe for $40.
This ones bad. Lots of rot, looks like it was half disassembled for some reason, motor looks incomplete, etc. but we will see, would definitely rather save her. I'll get pics asap
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2001GTTT,

A picture of it BEFORE you dig it out would be interesting to see.

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A picture of it BEFORE you dig it out would be interesting to see.

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Old 04-25-2017, 07:37 AM   #12
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Here is a picture of the title. Not my info on there, apparently it was never switched.
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First, Where the heck is Greensburg. I live in Bucks co. I'm restoring a 1930 fordor and maybe I could use some parts.
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Hi everyone. Just recently found this place and wanted to say hello. I inherited a 1930 model A with the original title. It was and is still inside a chicken coop
On our family farm for a very long time. It's in terrible shape. I don't know much about these cars but I'm fairly certain I can't bring it back from the dead, so I may part it out. Any questions or information would be very welcome. I believe it is a sedan ( is that even a thing with these cars?). Thank you
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:08 AM   #14
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I remember a few years back here on the barn, a guy claimed he found a sedan in a barn on the family farm but he thought the top came down. It turned out to be an A400. Never did find out what happened to it. Frank
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First, Where the heck is Greensburg. I live in Bucks co. I'm restoring a 1930 fordor and maybe I could use some parts.
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Oh boy, GT.... did you ever post the right thing for your first time on the 'barn!
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Welcome GT, If it is a tudor sedan most of the metal can be replaced with new patch panels or original metal when you find a donor car. If it is a fordoor then the problem will be more with the wood that supports the metal. Everything else can be bought at a swapmeet. So, my opinion is that you get the car out of the coop and take lots of pictures. Unless all of the wood and or metal is gone she can be saved.

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Sorry about that, I'm not attuned to using a computer and Google is probably the last place I look. Well I am afraid Greensburg is a long long ride so I'll have to pass on it. Take a look at my profile (Click My Picture), Go to the album "My A" and scroll through it and see what a wreck I'm working on. It cam out of a barn in NJ. It too, was buried for years in all sorts of crud. I'm still not done with it. It shows what can be done. A word to the wise, Make the engine run if you can. Good Luck!
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:42 AM   #20
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Oh boy, GT.... did you ever post the right thing for your first time on the 'barn!
Knew I was in the right place lol

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Welcome GT, If it is a tudor sedan most of the metal can be replaced with new patch panels or original metal when you find a donor car. If it is a fordoor then the problem will be more with the wood that supports the metal. Everything else can be bought at a swapmeet. So, my opinion is that you get the car out of the coop and take lots of pictures. Unless all of the wood and or metal is gone she can be saved.

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I appreciate the info , I am going to work on getting her out into the sun

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Sorry about that, I'm not attuned to using a computer and Google is probably the last place I look. Well I am afraid Greensburg is a long long ride so I'll have to pass on it. Take a look at my profile (Click My Picture), Go to the album "My A" and scroll through it and see what a wreck I'm working on. It cam out of a barn in NJ. It too, was buried for years in all sorts of crud. I'm still not done with it. It shows what can be done. A word to the wise, Make the engine run if you can. Good Luck!
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I thought he was talking to me lol, anyhow that's awesome!! I will see what the opinion is once I get pics of her. Would rather save it but if not we will see
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