Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
jm29henry
Senior Member
 
jm29henry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: michigan
Posts: 873
Default 1929 model a taxi cab

looking for any info on the 1929 ford model a taxi on eBay thanks for the help in advance
jm29henry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 07:26 PM   #2
Mitch//pa
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 11,454
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

here is the link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Model-A...m=231657372362
Mitch//pa is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 08-22-2015, 07:56 PM   #3
jm29henry
Senior Member
 
jm29henry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: michigan
Posts: 873
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Thanks! does it look real?

Last edited by jm29henry; 08-22-2015 at 08:18 PM.
jm29henry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 08:02 PM   #4
Marshall V. Daut
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Posts: 1,286
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

There was a story about finding the body in a 1960's "Restorer" issue that was dedicated to the Model A taxi. I believe it was an on-going project that was later featured in another "Restorer" issue when it was completed.
'Nice to see it's still around.
Marshall
Marshall V. Daut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 08:29 PM   #5
Bob C
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,638
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Quote:
Originally Posted by jm29henry View Post
Thanks! does it look real?
I think one of the give aways is the three hinges on the rear door.

Bob
Bob C is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 09:14 PM   #6
Fordors
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Orland Park,IL
Posts: 1,285
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

And the short overhang over the windshield.

More info here-

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...highlight=taxi
__________________
My school colors are black and blue, I attended the School of Hard Knocks where I received a Masters Degree in Chronic Mopery.
Fordors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 09:28 PM   #7
Randy in ca
Senior Member
 
Randy in ca's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,130
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

I believe this is the only 4 door body that uses the tudor/coupe style of cowl, gas tank, pillars, etc.
Randy in ca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 09:56 PM   #8
Stretch Cab
Senior Member
 
Stretch Cab's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 511
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

In the video it states that the taxi was never in service so what does that mean? Seems like it would suggest that it was pieced together. That would matter to some.
Stretch Cab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 11:42 PM   #9
Tudortomnz
Senior Member
 
Tudortomnz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canterbury, New Zealand
Posts: 1,030
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

That is a rare Model A & it looks mostly correct eg. the interior & meters. It does have twin rear lamps but that photo of an era Taxi has an extra tail light, but not on the fender. If any car in that era would have got an extra lamp put on the rear [ ie. not factory], it would have been a Taxi.
I am not convinced about the story of the body never put on a chassis ; maybe more likely to have been taken off a chassis early on. You would think a Taxi would have been converted into a Fordor like did happen with at least one or two Town Cars.
Also the blurb says it is a ''Fisher'' body which is wrong. Surely they were Briggs?
An original Taxi appeared in the Restorer years ago, which ended up being used by a Gent who smoked stinky cigars & whose wife insisted on sitting in the partitioned back.
I have never seen a Taxi [ none were imported to NZ] but would love to own one like this one.
Tudortomnz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 12:46 AM   #10
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 13,661
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Keep in mind that there were Ford made taxi's and aftermarket taxi's.
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 01:13 AM   #11
Tudortomnz
Senior Member
 
Tudortomnz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canterbury, New Zealand
Posts: 1,030
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike V. Florida View Post
Keep in mind that there were Ford made taxi's and aftermarket taxi's.
The ebay one is the Ford Taxi ; what is an aftermarket one? I suppose a sedan painted up yellow with taxi signage in the modern era?
Tudortomnz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 01:35 AM   #12
Mitch//pa
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 11,454
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

No manifold heater cut in
Mitch//pa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 01:42 AM   #13
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 13,661
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

According to MAFFI,

"Each Ford produced Taxicab was equipped with meter made by the Ohmar Fare Register Company and was attached to the drive train with a cable. "
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 08:53 AM   #14
Steve Plucker
Senior Member
 
Steve Plucker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Walla Walla, Washington USA
Posts: 5,050
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Here are all the Restorer (TR) and Model A News (MAN) issues about the Taxi Cab:

135-A: Taxi Cab (1928)
MAN/21/4/4-6 (1974)**3
MAN/39/2/9 (1992)
(P)…TR/12/1/FP (1967)
TR/12/6/5 (1968)
(P)…TR/17/2/10 (1972)

135-A: Taxi-Cab (1929)
MAN/21/4/4-6 (1974)**3
MAN/39/2/9 (1992)
TR/12/1/12-26 (1967)
TR/12/6/5-6 (1968)

Pluck
__________________
www.plucks329s.org

Walla Walla (WA) Sweet A's since 1993

MARC/MAFCA member since 1978

Ford Model AA Truck Club since 1998

(LIONEL/MTH Toy Train Collector, Orange Crush Soda Collector, Steel Beer Can Collector, Old Gas Pump Collector)

Last edited by Steve Plucker; 08-23-2015 at 08:59 AM.
Steve Plucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 09:38 AM   #15
mot
Registered User
 
mot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sacramento Ca
Posts: 1,179
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

this particular Taxi has been in the magazines a lot
im trying to remember the facts from 50 years ago
the body was made by Briggs
it never was sold
it was in a dealers garage for 40 years and he robbed a few parts off it
but otherwise its original
the paint color is original
its real
and what ever mileage it has now is all its ever had on the road
most of the parts on it are unique to this body style
the body was put on a frame and fenders were added
but this is an original taxi
mot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 12:19 PM   #16
jm29henry
Senior Member
 
jm29henry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: michigan
Posts: 873
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Thanks for the reassurance ,I am going to look at my old restorers hope to see what the looked like all cleanes up
jm29henry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 12:27 PM   #17
Mitch//pa
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 11,454
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

jm29henry after you buy it I will pay the going taxi rate for a ride
It's definitely a money maker
Mitch//pa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 02:13 PM   #18
jm29henry
Senior Member
 
jm29henry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: michigan
Posts: 873
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Thanks I agree
jm29henry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 06:18 PM   #19
Steve Wastler
Senior Member
 
Steve Wastler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,987
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

I'd love a taxi, not many out there. A local club member has one with about 3500 original miles and incredibly original.

What's up with the fit of the passenger side front door, looks pretty tweaked at the top.
Steve Wastler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 06:21 PM   #20
Mitch//pa
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 11,454
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Steve I noticed that also
A different pic angle may show it better...
Mitch//pa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 06:48 PM   #21
Fordors
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Orland Park,IL
Posts: 1,285
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike V. Florida View Post
According to MAFFI,

"Each Ford produced Taxicab was equipped with meter made by the Ohmar Fare Register Company and was attached to the drive train with a cable. "
This one has a Pittsburgh Taximeter installed , as was mentioned in Lorin Sorensen's "The Commercial Fords" as being standard equipment.
__________________
My school colors are black and blue, I attended the School of Hard Knocks where I received a Masters Degree in Chronic Mopery.
Fordors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2018, 08:04 PM   #22
Brad in Germany
Senior Member
 
Brad in Germany's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Posts: 495
Default Ford Taxi Meter?

Is this an original (restored obviously) taximeter for the Ford Model A taxis?


With the "Made for Ford Motor Company" (at the bottom of the face) it seems like it would be Model A vintage.

Any insight would be much appreciated,
Brad in Maryland
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_7707.jpg (34.8 KB, 119 views)
Brad in Germany is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 06-13-2018, 10:03 AM   #23
Doug Clayton
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 128
Default Re: 1929 model a taxi cab

Yes, your taximeter is the typical Pittsburgh meter used in many of the original Model A Taxis. It looks to be accurately restored. Is it available?
Doug Clayton is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:22 PM.