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Old 01-18-2014, 11:25 PM   #21
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Glad you saved it and some crap rodder didn't get it!

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WHY you call 'em CRAP RODDERS? Thet ain't COOL! No wonder folks fuss about STUFF Buster T.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:44 PM   #22
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ctvpa said it all....
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really????? how many do you have by now? love to see em all in a few shots
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:47 AM   #24
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My Friend Brian just scored a 1930 model A wood saw. Has a rust free Roadster cowl, engine, frame, Lights very useable. $200.00 on $bay. Only 1 bid!

Yes on the Black wheels and tires....but that's a few months away.

I still hear about A's sitting in garages. Early 28 tudor left side brake unrestored $7500.00 in Gloucester.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:55 AM   #25
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Nice find Wick!!!
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:50 AM   #26
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Bob-A, Dog here,
WHY you call 'em CRAP RODDERS? Thet ain't COOL! No wonder folks fuss about STUFF Buster T.

Dog,

My definition of a crap-rodder is: an idiot that takes a nice "A" like the one Wick just got. And proceeds to strip, torch-axe, and generally ruin
a nice old car. Because they have some stupid notion of building a supposedly cool
looking rat-rod or as I call it a crap-rod! I'm not to fond of hot-rods either, but I can appreciate the time, talent and $$ that is put into the car, IF it is owner built! If I've offended anybody, to bad!

ctvpa really said it best!

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #27
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I heard that that Model A's don't grow on trees, so they are in the bushes, I am getting a stick and heading out.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:05 PM   #28
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If you beat the bushes in Minnesota, all you do is stir up the mosquitoes.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:26 PM   #29
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Great find! I saved the cab on my 29 ccpu from becoming part on a rat rod. I'm going to go find some bushes to beat.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:36 PM   #30
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Love the interior. Great find.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:47 PM   #31
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Some guys have all the luck. Nice car wick.you were at rhe right place and the right time.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:50 PM   #32
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Beat a 30 coupe out of the bushes 2 weeks ago. Next weekend taking a friend to see it. It has a 350/auto in it and been sitting for at least 5+ years...some outside.
Looks like a stock model A...price is right.

Today drained the oil, pulled the dizzy and the carb. Dizzy is like new. Plugs are brand new just old. Brakes are stuck, shocks still move. Drivers rear wheel the drum is loose.
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Today drained the oil, pulled the dizzy and the carb. Dizzy is like new. Plugs are brand new just old. Brakes are stuck, shocks still move. Drivers rear wheel the drum is loose.[/QUOTE]

In the 70's I bought a 1950 Studebaker Champion that had been parked outside for many years. I hooked up my towbar and 2 of the tires were skidding. Once I dragged it out of the yard to the blacktop I went forward and backward a couple feet and the brakes came loose. It towed 50 miles home just fine.

Hammering the backing plate will often loosen stuck brake shoes.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:17 PM   #34
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Wheel's turn. Brakes not stopping wheel. I will be repacking bearings, changing fluids.
I'm not use to bolt's that come loose like there suppose too! No wire holding stuff together. Someone did a nice job putting this car together.
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Thank you for saving it.
And the spirit of all the past caretakers, who loved having their time with it, they thank you also.
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Nice job there Wick. You have a keen eye, a useable trailer and a flexible wallet. Nice work!
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I put in 2-3 night's a week of overtime at work to have my A's and T's. A 3/4 ton pickup to tow with just got put on hold. I'll beat the bushes this spring and find one.

Being single with a limit of only one or two lady friends helps. When there over 50 you just go buy for a visit and there happy!
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God bless you , I'm over 65, married, some lady friends, and dreams larger than my wallet. Is that a late '31? I got to wondering has anybody re- restored a previousely restored car, or one thats getting alittle tired an worn, taking it down to the frame again? repainting and freshing up.
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WOW.... What a nice car!!!!
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God bless you , I'm over 65, married, some lady friends, and dreams larger than my wallet. Is that a late '31? I got to wondering has anybody re- restored a previousely restored car, or one thats getting alittle tired an worn, taking it down to the frame again? repainting and freshing up.
I've seen a couple that NEEDED to be restored because the first go around was just a makeover, not a REAL restoration. Usually they just got a quick paint job or paint and upholstery, with not mechanicals repaired or restored.
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