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Old 09-19-2017, 01:13 PM   #1
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missed this one on ebay-I was runner up...........

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Old 09-19-2017, 02:00 PM   #2
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missed this one on ebay-I was runner up...
Don't you just hate it when that happens.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:34 PM   #3
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Is that door original or added?
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:44 PM   #4
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Looks like a Mechanical "Air Brake" to me!!!
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:57 PM   #5
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Looks like a Mechanical "Air Brake" to me!!!
its one of those flaps that pop up to keep it on the ground if it starts spinning like on nascar cars!
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:06 PM   #6
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What did it sell for?
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:31 PM   #7
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sold for 2800 and change. Got beat out by 50 bucks and no, I dont mind. Would have been alot of effort to get it and clean it up.

just thought that golf door-air brake or whatever it is, to be one of a kind.
probably experimental by Henry............
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Probably will give it a rattle can paint job then throw it back on ebay for 2X the money.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:06 PM   #9
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Ronn,
I think you lucked out by missing the winning bid:

experimental missing running boards
ex. giant hole in front fender
ex. missing decklid
ex. rear bumpers that don't protect the added bed
ex. 29 rear rims on a 30 car
ex. "golf door" if your golf bag is 6" square, that would work well

think of all the time and money you just saved.
there are so many better Model A's out there for sale, be patient.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:57 PM   #10
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FWIW

The car sold for $4,251.00 Sep 07, 2017 , 5:55PM


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1931-Ford-Mo...p2047675.l2557


Then was relisted and sold for $2,827.00 Sep 18, 2017 , 5:52PM


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1931-Ford-Mo...p2047675.l2557
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:20 PM   #11
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I think its a fuel door for a relocated tank.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:22 PM   #12
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I was taught that those fancy doors were not for golf clubs, but access to sweep out the rumble seat area of cars like Auburn, Packard, and Cadillac. Never saw info in sales literature on golf club doors.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:36 PM   #13
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Pretty cool. That's the first one I've seen on a Model A.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:00 PM   #14
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sold for 2800 and change. Got beat out by 50 bucks and no, I dont mind. Would have been alot of effort to get it and clean it up.

just thought that golf door-air brake or whatever it is, to be one of a kind.
probably experimental by Henry............
You don't know how much the other guy bid. All you know is he bid at least $50 more than you.

Try this to win more auctions, way better than bidding on ebay, snip them: https://www.gixen.com/index.php
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I've seen three of them in Bismarck,ND alone. I don't think that they are rare. They have all been on coupes. Maybe they were an aftermarket addition, but the three I have seen look real professional or stock.
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Hey Guys,
That is an original cat door or the official name is a cat flap. We have one on the kitchen door. A great invension, lets the cat through but not the kids��
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:46 AM   #17
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You don't know how much the other guy bid. All you know is he bid at least $50 more than you.

Try this to win more auctions, way better than bidding on ebay, snip them: https://www.gixen.com/index.php
still makes me laugh that ebay calls itself an "auction" website yet has no relation whatsoever to an actual auction...
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A friend had an Old Buick with a LARGER one. Little Kids LOVED them, as a way to get IN & OUT of the RUMBLE, easily.
Can't believe that piece of JUNK sold SO HIGH!
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:44 AM   #19
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yes, I use Snipe when Im serious-I wasnt at all caring on this one-have 20 too many projects here already.
Just thought the door was way cool!!!!!!!! never saw one.
BTW- I have extra runningbds, wheels, etc. and figured it would help clean up my yard and garage!
(a funny way to look at it I know.......)

on the original bid of 4200. or so, think the owner may have bid it up, because it was immediately relisted.
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:35 PM   #20
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Hard too see but this a photo from 04-01-1960 taken in Springfield, VT however there is a very similar 1931 Model A coupe with a pickup bed. Not the same car as the one mentioned above as it has cowl lights (Deluxe Coupe).

The photo is on the University of Vermont (UVM) website and can be found at this link: http://www.uvm.edu/landscape/extensi...eSet=0&AddRel=

If you go to the UVM website there is a feature that allows you to blow up the image and the Model A can be seen in much more detail.

BTW: In the background of the photo is the Springfield Studebaker-Packard dealership.

Not all that uncommon to see older cars serving out the rest of there lives as pickup trucks. It goes to prove the old saying: "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without"
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