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Old 12-10-2017, 05:16 PM   #21
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I'm as fascinated by the snow as the cars! I see Model As on the road here but never snow. Keep 'em coming.
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:30 AM   #22
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:42 PM   #23
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Took mine out on a beer run today... 22 outside and we got a couple inches of snow earlier...

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Old 12-11-2017, 03:01 PM   #24
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I'm as fascinated by the snow as the cars! I see Model As on the road here but never snow. Keep 'em coming.
I am sure some folks would love to box some up and send some of theirs to you!

I take it Melbourne is too far North for snow..... even in July.

This is my first year with a Model A. I am kind of anxious to try it out on the snow when it comes. We have had a slight dusting this year, but no real thing. It will come, however.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:22 PM   #25
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Melbourne is south.

It does usually snow at the top of low mountains about 40 km east of Melbourne during winter.

Although nothing as spectacular as driving on the coast road from LA to Frisco and driving thru snow and seeing the beach below.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:19 PM   #26
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Here is one of mine a couple of years ago,out of the snow.It was a bad snow year for us,and there is a well and water pump in a hole under that car.I had to shovel my way in,then slither under the car,and down the hole to fix the pump.If I wanted to shovel some more I could have driven the car out.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:49 PM   #27
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The yearbook editor had me and some friends pose this shot in front of the school.
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:39 PM   #28
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Beautiful picture! My A stays high and dry in the shed come wintertime. First thing they do here in MN is lay down a heavy layer of salt. In looking at your pics I see how slushy the snow is on the ground, here the ground is froze solid so the snow stays hard on the ground/roads. Drive on it for a bit here and it turns to slick ice. That's why the salt is needed. I hate it, but understand its necessary. Most vehicles are starting to show serious rust in 5 to 7 years. I'm looking forward to buying an aluminum F150 some day. No more rust! My brother's $60,000 Chev Denali pickup rusted through the cab corners and over the rear wheels in 5 years from new. He had to have the frame reinforced too due to rust. The Chev steel is the most susceptible.
And as Bill said, GM is notorious for leaving bare metal unpainted.

We bought a new Ford and a new Chevy pickup trucks for the local Phone Co. about 5 years ago. Within 4 years the Chevy was popping out, rusting in the lower cab corners. Heck even the wheel wells were just plain paint no undercoating. How cheap. Driving on gravel roads ya wanna guess how long that paint stayed on? The Ford is fine no problems at all. The Chevy frame is also giving out, totally rusted and the local body shop guy (die hard GM) said that is a major problem with GM and Toyota trucks, said they have cheap cheap frames. He bought a Ford for a flat bed tow truck he said the Chevy is too 'weak' and won't tow the mark that they make for a bad truck to haul cars on.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:41 PM   #29
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Here is my addition to the collection:
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:50 PM   #30
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I love the pictures...Keep them coming

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Old 12-12-2017, 03:49 PM   #31
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That's a great picture. My Model A stays in the garage until Spring. The only exception is if there's a relatively mild Winter day. In that case I'll bring it out for a short drive.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:44 AM   #32
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Oregon snow fall.

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Old 12-13-2017, 11:30 AM   #34
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Looks like you just finished milking? Nice truck.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:55 AM   #35
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I used my 1928 Woody Huckster in the snow for a Christmas Card a few years back. Christmas time makes one sentimental and I wish I had never sold it. Merry Christmas to the new owner and I hope they enjoy it..... Owning 3 other A's helps the pain some what.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:54 PM   #36
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I'm as fascinated by the snow as the cars! I see Model As on the road here but never snow. Keep 'em coming.

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Sometimes there is too much snow for any Model A around here. Dug out an old photo of the Gulf gas station that my Grandfather and Father built in Boone County, Northern Illinois just before WWII. They had a snow storm that had snow drifts all the way up to the telephone wires and all the local roads were totally blocked until this Rotary Snowthrower arrived from Elgin, IL to plow out the roads.
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:28 PM   #37
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"Over the bridge and through the woods to granny's house we go." Attached are some snow pictures of my 28 phaeton taken on Thanksgiving morning several years ago. Nobody wanted to go out with me for a ride that morning. As a matter of fact these pictures were taken about 5 miles from house and my tire marks were the only ones on the road in this area.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:54 PM   #38
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In Manzanita? Nothing like a little snow on the Oregon Coast.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:39 PM   #39
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I used my 1928 Woody Huckster in the snow for a Christmas Card a few years back. Christmas time makes one sentimental and I wish I had never sold it. Merry Christmas to the new owner and I hope they enjoy it..... Owning 3 other A's helps the pain some what.
This was our Christmas card recently.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:24 AM   #40
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I used my 1928 Woody Huckster in the snow for a Christmas Card a few years back. Christmas time makes one sentimental and I wish I had never sold it. Merry Christmas to the new owner and I hope they enjoy it..... Owning 3 other A's helps the pain some what.
X2!

BTW Not a woody, but an original steel body. Presents were added with Photoshop.
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