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Old 01-28-2011, 10:26 PM   #121
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Here's one for all who complain about legroom in their "A's" How much seat adjustment is there in a Sport Coupe?



In a similar vein, Italian hreavyweight boxer Primo Carnera a/k/a "The Ambling Alp" a/k/a in the sporting press "the giant Italian pugilist" drove an "A." I have an image of him and his car somewhere; I'll post as soon as I can find it.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:37 PM   #122
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"Short" story, indeed. Thanks, Vince. That's fascinating.

I managed to find my other "giant" image. I may be wrong, but I suspect that it's from Ford's "Dealer and Service Field" publication.


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Old 02-07-2011, 03:50 PM   #123
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Yep. All those folks could say "at least we're not in a Chevy." Seriously, though, I suspect that those little "A's" (faded paint, worn pinstripes, mismatched tires, shot upholstery and all) got their owners through more times than not.
thanks i can relate to all of these pictures this april 13 i will be 84 years young i learned to drive in a 31 vicky around and the barn on the farm
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:38 PM   #124
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As in the street
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:45 AM   #125
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Anybody recognise the shiny black coupe parked in front of the Duesenberry music shop?
It looks like a Ford but the bonnet is toooo long and it has some sort of artillery wheels {I think}. It has doors instead of louvres on the bonnet.
I try and ID all the cars in the pics. The Fords are easy but some cars are difficult......
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I think the coupe may be a '32 Pontiac or even an Oldsmobile
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:36 AM   #126
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:51 AM   #127
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My great grandfather's 1930 sedan taken 1931

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Old 02-08-2011, 10:33 AM   #128
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Me and dad and our 1930 Phaeton in winter of 1953-54. Dad is still driving the phaeton.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:08 AM   #129
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Richard Wilson .......................
That is priceless ! What a nice story.
It looks like your dad is wearing a WWII bomber jacket.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:59 PM   #130
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:09 PM   #131
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One thing I love about the old pictures is that you get to see what people did to their cars back then. Posts #48 and #57 are great examples. The balloon tires are great-I am assuming they are tractor tires and they painted them white!
The model a that is in the fore ground has some great brakes! Those are defenitaly not Ford brake drums!

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The brakes in #57 are Ford AA 1930 or 31.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:36 PM   #132
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Me and dad and our 1930 Phaeton in winter of 1953-54. Dad is still driving the phaeton.

Richard, that is simply PRICELESS. Welcome to Ford Barn.
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I've oftened wondered why all the A's seemed so worn out and dirty even when near new. While looking at all these great pictures it dawned on me, it was the roads. I used to live in Mexico up to a few years ago and even new vehicles looked old and worn out because of the bad roads and even more because of how dirty the roads are. I used to carry water with me to wash my headlights off so I could see.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:20 PM   #134
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I've oftened wondered why all the A's seemed so worn out and dirty even when near new. While looking at all these great pictures it dawned on me, it was the roads. I used to live in Mexico up to a few years ago and even new vehicles looked old and worn out because of the bad roads and even more because of how dirty the roads are. I used to carry water with me to wash my headlights off so I could see.
Right now, our cars in New England look "worn out and dirty" after about ten miles. Count your blessings, "South Florida"

On the other hand, look how sharp Richard's dad's phaeton looked after 20 years!

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Hey raceron you have a gold mine of model As vintage photos. Im glad and keep coming post As pics.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:32 PM   #136
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Thanks but much of the credit for many of the great old photos should also go to some of the others who actually may have posted them on other websites. I attempted to sort them and post within each group here on FB.

Thanks to T-Head and twin6, who have posted many, many great photos and some stories, along with many other members either here on the FB or over on the HAMB. Based on what I've seen, their photo archives are awesome!

Thanks again to all who have contributed to this and other old car sites for sharing these historical archives for all to enjoy!
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Thanks but much of the credit for many of the great old photos should also go to some of the others who actually may have posted them on other websites. I attempted to sort them and post within each group here on FB.

Thanks to T-Head and twin6, who have posted many, many great photos and some stories, along with many other members either here on the FB or over on the HAMB. Based on what I've seen, their photo archives are awesome!

Thanks again to all who have contributed to this and other old car sites for sharing these historical archives for all to enjoy!
Im a member of the HAMB to, and I was posting pictures in the great thread History Auto racing 1894-1944

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=380814
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BTTT - for those who might've missed it!
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Thanks. As a late comer to the Ford Barn I would have missed it, BUT not a Station Wagon in the whole bunch! :-(
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I want to live THEN!
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