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Old 05-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default fender differences 28-29 to30-31

What is the best way to tell the difference between these years of fronts. Actually need a easy way to tell in the field by looking. or do you need to measure. By pictures it looks like the shelf that rests on the frame is wider on the 30-3l's Thanks Tom
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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Look at a couple pictures (side views) of each style. You will see the 1928-9 fender HUGS the wheels, while the later 1930-1 is more streamlined with a longer more gentle curve into the running board.
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Default Re: fender differences 28-29 to30-31

Here's a helpful website with pictures - note the difference in the front fenders on the 28-29 and 30-31 . . . easy to spot the difference!

http://www.mafca.com/whatyear.html

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Old 05-10-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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Default Re: fender differences 28-29 to30-31

Lets start with this post....Model A Truck Fenders the same as a Coupe?....I'll see
if I can find some photos..

btw...too help narrow down the field, for the rest of us, what are you looking for?
........what year?.....

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I'm looking for fronts and rears for a 1930 coupe
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Default Re: fender differences 28-29 to30-31

I'm NOT real KEEN on a lots of details of various years/body styles. But, for several years, I had an early '30 Coupe & an early '29 Coupe, side by side. It's really AMAZING to study the DIFFERENCES!!! It's almost like havin' a "MID-SIZE" & a "FULL-SIZE" Model A.
The '29 has a SMALLER & more aerodynamic frontal area & was better suited for DRY LAKES competition. Bill W.
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The 1930 is a year by itself due to the combined fender and section of splash apron.
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