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Old 10-08-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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Smile Long lost prototype

I was surfing craigslist and found this lost prototype Model A. I bet Henry would be upset if he knew some employee sneaked this out of the factory. I live too far away to pick this one up. Hopefully someone can give it a good home. LOL


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Old 10-08-2015, 08:03 PM   #2
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Someone should put a v-12 in it.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:31 PM   #3
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I just threw up a little in my mouth!!
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:39 PM   #4
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That takes one long hood. Rod
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:56 PM   #5
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I say drop in a straight 8 Lasalle flatty and sell it to the Rat Rod crowd.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:03 PM   #6
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:16 PM   #7
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Maybe it's just me, but i'd prefer to have the gear shift IN the cab (but I'm funny like that). Shocking that it doesn't come with a title!
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:36 PM   #8
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Put the body back in the original position and add a short box. Presto! A 1929 Ford extended cab pickup!
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:51 PM   #9
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Put the body back in the original position and add a short box. Presto! A 1929 Ford extended cab pickup!
I don,t think I will show my extended cab/ with a full length box here. It will have the sort of proper flathead v8 and such. Gary
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:38 AM   #10
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Maybe it's just me, but i'd prefer to have the gear shift IN the cab (but I'm funny like that). Shocking that it doesn't come with a title!
Looks to me like you could shift from either side of the firewall.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:45 AM   #11
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I was surfing craigslist and found this lost prototype Model A. I bet Henry would be upset if he knew some employee sneaked this out of the factory. I live too far away to pick this one up. Hopefully someone can give it a good home. LOL


https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/5245637861.html
Just a piece of junk that should be sold by the pound ! A waste of everyone's time! Wayne
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:59 AM   #12
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Put the body back in the original position and add a short box. Presto! A 1929 Ford extended cab pickup!
I could see some of the really tall guys that dont have room in a normal pickup doing this.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:50 AM   #13
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Looks as if the Guy did some pretty GOOD construction & DIDN'T destroy the chassis.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:53 AM   #14
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Put the body back in the original position and add a short box. Presto! A 1929 Ford extended cab pickup!
That would be the best path to take at this point, so the project doesn't become a total waste of what was a good Model A.

Too bad we see this all too often. Someone comes up with a strange idea of a hot rod, then gives up or they have no idea of how to finish what they shouldn't have started.
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:31 PM   #15
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It looks like a cab for a doodlebug!
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:20 PM   #16
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The back of the body "might" be a leftover, from the building of a FARM TRUCK. I'd like to have one for my front yard, to sit in, drink JET-FUEL COFFEE, & watch the cuties wiggle by!
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:05 PM   #17
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Its really gone as an A as we know them. Put a big Jimmy 6 in it and take it to Bonneville. If not to race(possible with some work) at least for the greatest car show on earth in downtown Wendover on Friday night of Speedweek. (Would like to see some times of the Jimmy 6 compared the big Ford 300ci ohv, but I am getting off topic.)
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Old 10-10-2015, 05:41 PM   #18
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PC/SR, In my Drag Racing years, I've seen MANY FIRE BREATHING GMC-6's & some BUICK straight 8's, that were UNBELIEVABLE!! OH, if the times of the '50's could only return.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:10 PM   #19
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Looks as if the Guy did some pretty GOOD construction & DIDN'T destroy the chassis.
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Bill that frame looks to long to me judging by the exhaust pipe
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