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Old 09-12-2013, 01:30 PM   #81
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Looks like it has a lot of "stuff" on the car, antennas, raccoon tails, something on the hood louvers, big box thing on firewall and bald tires.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:27 AM   #82
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Ok, AA guys, I'm not familar with the underbelly of them but this looks like it could be...What say you?



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Old 09-13-2013, 11:29 AM   #83
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That is what it is, but do I cry over the spilt milk?
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:11 PM   #84
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Looks like a 1928 with the worm drive.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #85
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Some more from University of KY

'28 Business Coupe...

Looking pretty good here...
http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_829_1


Not so much here...



http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_1079_1




Clicking the link below the image will bring you to a page allowing you to zoom in and blow up the images to see a great level of detail.

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Old 10-19-2013, 11:28 AM   #86
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Yikes!

The interior of that garage is identical to the one the local Ford dealer had, until Ford told him about 7 or 8 years ago to build a new building or lose the franchise! That happened to another local dealer (had an identical building from the Model A era, demolished now)only they let him stay open until he retired, then the next guy was supposed to build new.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #87
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Having crashed, I can tell you it feels bad in so many ways. A guy pulled from the right lane to the left and then hit the brakes to turn.

I needed a fender, fender bracket, bumper, bumper mounts, horn, radiator & cover, headlights, fan, hood, hood rods, water pump, wheel, frame repair and allignment, frame horn, perches, and the damage to the ego was non replacable.

He needed a brake light.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #88
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IMHO. Today's vehicles are safer but the drivers aren't !
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:27 PM   #89
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IMHO. Today's vehicles are safer but the drivers aren't !
I agree, and I feel the reason is that the driver's don't have to be responsible. Forget having to drive safely because the cars have antilock brakes, seatbelts, crush zones, and airbags to protect the drivers, and the driver's don't have to worry about paying for causing an accident because that's what insurance companies are for. Make each driver pay for the hospital and car damage and see if his driving habits don't improve.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:35 PM   #90
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:43 PM   #91
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:05 PM   #92
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Im wondering how model A hold up in a crash of different speeds dose any one have any pics of model As after crashes im just curious.
You may notice that in many A pictures that show front end crashes, the blunt of force is taken and distributed through the fenders, bumpers and hood area. There are very few windshields and cowl sections of the gas tank that show great damage. steering wheels are usually bent but again not real bad for cowl and tank area. In another time I was a fireman in my home state of Texas and we were also EMT and ran the rescue vehicle. I have never said anything about the light damage. BUT now I have said my piece. Merry Christmas to ALL. Have fun modelAtony tony white Lafayette, LA
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:32 AM   #93
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Was a real nice car.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:11 AM   #94
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Makes me sick to see recent crash photos of model A s . These cars have been painstakingly restored and then to see them wrecked what a shame. Makes me almost afraid to enjoy mine and just leave it in the garage where its safer. How come ive never seen any from a rat rod? No one cares to take a photo i guess.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:41 PM   #95
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More fire than crash:

Any you can buy it here (not mine)
http://www.copart.com/c2/homeSearch....SEARCH_RESULTS
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:41 PM   #96
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Ouch! Looks like it took the temper right out of the leaf springs! Think the engine is still good?
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:43 PM   #97
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Some more from University of KY

'28 Business Coupe...

Looking pretty good here...
http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_829_1


Not so much here...



http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_1079_1




Clicking the link below the image will bring you to a page allowing you to zoom in and blow up the images to see a great level of detail.

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You think the tire tread wear had something to do with that crash?
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:17 PM   #98
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My observation is that people are watching me and may run into anther car. And there are those texting/on phone so anything can happen. God has blessed me with 53 years of safe A travel. I've had seat belts since the 60s
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:43 PM   #99
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This is posted on the MARC site. From the Huntington Beach Police Department 9-27-2014.

At about 5:55am, a man was driving his 1929 Ford east on Adams Avenue through Newland Street. He was on his way to the Donut Derelicts auto club meeting at Magnolia Street and Adams ...Avenue. A second vehicle southbound on Newland Street entered the intersection on the red light and collided with the 1929 Ford.

The second driver was cited for running the red light, being unlicensed and not having a valid insurance card. The driver of the 1929 Ford had moderate injuries. We will hope for his full recovery,,,, and for a full recovery of his 1929 Ford.

This is my dad he is ok just a staple in his head and a banged up knee what's really sad is this is his 1st car he's had it since he was 16 years old.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:38 PM   #100
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Wow.... Glad he is OK! That's really tough that he's had such a history with that A, and infuriating at the carelessness and recklessness of an unlicensed and uninsured driver. I hope your dad had good insurance to replace and or repair what is salvageable on his pickup. The main thing to remember however is cars can be replaced, not people! I hope he recovers well from this (health, financially, and replacing his car).
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