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Old 03-30-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Question Was there a 3 window Model A coupe

I found this photo claiming to be 1928 special coupe. It looks like a 28/29 Model A with my limited experience

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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Never existed except in this picture. Homebuilt fake.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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There were 2 prototype 30-31 3 window Coupes made, one with a straight windshield and another with a slant windshield. The S/W Coupe evidently still exists.

As for this creation, James nailed it pretty good! I've seen a couple 30-31 Coupes done the same way as this Coupe and they look as out of proportion as this one does.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:50 AM   #4
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This one looks like a truck that had a coupe rear section added except the rear of the cab is 30/31 style not 28/29. Looks odd to say the least.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:55 AM   #5
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Click in the link below!!

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/protothreewindow.htm
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:30 AM   #6
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yes there were 3 . only one left ................ steve
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:32 AM   #7
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sorry I don't remember who sent this photos...fwiw,jm
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:01 AM   #8
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I noticed that the car is "wrong hand drive". There's a few odd foreign Fords out there. That one's not too hateful. I kinda like it...
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:15 AM   #9
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I think you can buy a fiberglass three window coupe. I think some of the circle track people liked them. I know the three window coupes from 32 to 36 bring big bucks but I like the five window coupes better. I think they just look better. All old Fords are cute and they all bring back happy memories. I always felt sorry for kids in high school that drove some ugly old Dodge or Chevy.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:49 AM   #10
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sorry I don't remember who sent this photos...fwiw,jm
Looking at the brace above the latch pillar it appears to made from a Sport/Business Coupe. With no provision for a rear belt moulding it looks a bit odd.

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Old 03-31-2012, 01:16 PM   #11
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I wonder what this back section came from, the rear window looks too short, but I don't see any welds were it was chopped.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:48 PM   #12
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This is one of the survivors, taken at the San Diego National Meet many years ago.
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Long shot but does anyone have any further pics of the 31 Slant Window 3W coupe prototype?
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:30 AM   #14
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Long shot but does anyone have any further pics of the 31 Slant Window 3W coupe prototype?
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:14 AM   #15
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Cheers Charlie will go do that. In the interim if you have some pics could you be so kind to post them in this thread so others can enjoy them too?

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Cheers Charlie will go do that. In the interim if you have some pics could you be so kind to post them in this thread so others can enjoy them too?

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You also might want to check this out, https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...rilyn.1039982/. I don't have any pictures that are not copyrighted.

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Cheers mate was only looking at that thread today.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:50 AM   #18
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Looking at the brace above the latch pillar it appears to made from a Sport/Business Coupe. With no provision for a rear belt moulding it looks a bit odd.

im going to add my 2 cents. And say that looks like a drippy fire weld on the mate above the shelf on the far side.
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