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Old 07-16-2019, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default A495 - some concerns

Howdy Fellow Model A'ers,

Staying in the hobby
Though A495 is up for sale I am not withdrawing from the Model A hobby. Several of you sent me an e-mail asking about and I wanted to clarify. I am withdrawing myself from future fine point competitions, but I will always have A38131, my barn find Tudor. I started this hobby with a Tudor and I'll end with a Tudor.

I also am very active in helping those restoring ve28's and e28's to find the correct parts and/or information. Hershey and the Big Three swap meets and MARC and MAFCA national meets I hope to attend until my body says no.


Posting mistake
I believe that I made a mistake yesterday. When I announced in the forum last night that A495 was up for sale and the posting was removed. I believe that I inadvertently had the price in that posting. That information is now only in the Fordbarn swap meet ads. I do apologize for the mistake.

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P.S. Now if I could only figure out how to post a photo on Fordbarn that is not too large.

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Old 07-16-2019, 01:57 PM   #2
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Dean,

I wish you the best with this sale. The car is an amazing glimpse into the early days of Model A production. Your willingness to show and share this car is commendable and something I've personally benefited from.

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Old 07-16-2019, 02:46 PM   #3
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I also am very active in helping those restoring ve28's and e28's to find the correct parts and/or information. Hershey and the Big Three swap meets and MARC and MAFCA national meets I hope to attend until my body says no.
We see so far because we stand on the TOES of giants.

Good luck with this sale. You've served your custodialship now. Time for another custodian.

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Old 07-16-2019, 02:58 PM   #4
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Now if I could only figure out how to post a photo on Fordbarn that is not too large.
Would love to see some pictures of your car.
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:17 PM   #5
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Howdy Fellow Model A'ers,

Now if I could only figure out how to post a photo on Fordbarn that is not too large.
You control the size of your photos, you can lower resolution or make the size smaller.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:40 PM   #6
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Job well done Dean!!
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:54 PM   #7
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I must say that I am blown away by the response that I have received in the last couple days.

Since I was 16 years old in 1966 (the year I bought my first Model A) I have been amazed how the Model A guys/gals support each other. Though I have hinted about it for a while, actually deciding to sell A495 has been a tough decision. It's one heck of an automobile and stands for much that we love about this hobby.

I sure wish that I could fine out which showroom it was at on December 2, 1927 when the Model A was revealed to the public for the first time. Hard to believe that over 10% of the population of the United States went to a showroom to see the new Model A.

To see the detailed photos of A495 just send an e-mail to a495dean@gmail.com and I'll send the link to you.

Thanks for the support.

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Old 07-16-2019, 09:02 PM   #8
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"Thanks,
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P.S. Now if I could only figure out how to post a photo on Fordbarn that is not too large."


To reduce your picture and get the file size down if you are on Windows. I do not know how to resize on Apple.


Open the picture, in the upper left there should be a "resize" picture, click on it and you can reduce your picture either by percentage or by # of pixels. Then click on OK, then save..
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:59 PM   #9
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Dean,
You can email the pictures to me and I can post them here if you want.

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Old 07-17-2019, 09:26 PM   #10
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Photos
With the help of Tim Cunningham, I was able to place a few more photos of A495 in the classified ad on Fordbarn.

Several problems
I was originally going to do a website about A495 and then direct people to the site for photos and explanations. As you know, life happens and time is limited. Then I thought that I would have folks contact me for access to a boatload of photos at Dropbox. However, one person said that their computer did not have enough memory to look at the photos. Am I correct, you can look all you want but downloading takes space? Anyway, if you want access to the photos just drop me an e-mail at a495dean@gmail.com.

Speaking of photos, there are photos to help sell a car and then there are photos to show the unique features of a car. Perhaps I should have two folders/files. What are your thoughts?

Again, I thank you for all the support that I have been offered and been given. It is very much appreciated. With that in mind, if you have any ideas on how to find a buyer, get the word out, etc. please feel free to drop me an e-mail and/or post it here on Fordbarn.

Thanks. I really appreciate it.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:08 AM   #11
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Dean, you do have some previous discussion & pix of the frame and aspects earlier on Fordbarn. Check out https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42293


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Old 07-18-2019, 08:56 AM   #12
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Here are some pictures showing the craftsmanship of the restoration as well as some of the rare and unique VE parts.

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Old 07-18-2019, 08:58 AM   #13
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:16 AM   #14
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Thanks, Joe.

I remembered doing the write-up but didn't know how to access it.

An interesting thing about A495 is that it looks like an average Model A. But when you study it you realize that it is so unique because it was made during a process when one of America's largest industrial giants did a 180 in less than a year. Mistakes were made. Features corrected. Processes streamlined. Parts redesigned for efficient construction and cost reduction. It is truly a snapshot in design and production thought.

Tim, thanks for the photo display. I appreciate it.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:20 AM   #15
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Dean from Bozeman, wow that is really an amazing car and even more amazing restoration! Hope you find a suitable caretaker for this beautiful A!
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I like #495 because it looks like something out of Victor Page's Model A Book. This was written quite early in the Model A scheme, I think early 1928, and most of the pix are of earlier details.

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