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Old 03-30-2020, 08:38 PM   #1
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Here is a clear photo check it out.

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Old 03-30-2020, 08:42 PM   #2
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Town Car Delivery nice find thanks for posting..
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:53 AM   #4
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The car in the background is a 1929/30 Studebaker Commander 8.
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Search the site, lots of old (early 30's) car pictures. Wrecked ones too.


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Speaking of wrecked ones..... Here is a good example from the collection of why the 'A' has safety glass.
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:55 AM   #7
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Two pics of a Dodge and an "A", after they met by accident.....
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:59 AM   #8
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Looks like this 1931 Roadster got rolled. The pic is from 1931 as well, so a practically new car.....
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:14 AM   #9
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28/29 Roadster, good side/bad side. Note the 'good' side rear tire is missing?!?!
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Brad in Germany blew up the pictures and did you notice the tread on the tires in the second picture? YIKES!!
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'Every Cup a Treat'.....
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Not being an A expert, what is that on the side of the car in the first pic? It looks like a modified carriage light to me. I also noticed how bare the front tires were. I guess they rode them until nothing was left. Then again they weren't traveling down a highway at 80mph either.
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Life was good for Webb and Seward that day. Nice photos.
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Those are great photos. the wrecked ones are sad to see, shish.
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What a cool website of wonderful era photographs. He must have taken lots of pictures for insurance settlements.
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Old 03-31-2020, 12:26 PM   #16
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Not being an A expert, what is that on the side of the car in the first pic? It looks like a modified carriage light to me. I also noticed how bare the front tires were. I guess they rode them until nothing was left. Then again they weren't traveling down a highway at 80mph either.

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Brad in Germany blew up the pictures and did you notice the tread on the tires in the second picture? YIKES!!
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It looks like the cars are parked on sand/dirt/gravel/mud/whatever. I don't think the tread is bald - just covered in whatever substance they're parked on. Note the under side of the TCD side-mount well also is covered in it.
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and no whitewalls!!!

Fun fact; of the thousands of Dick Whittington pictures, 856 of them involve Model A's! Most of those are of course the insurance photos picturing accidents but also a lot of commercial vehicles, proud business owners wanting to showcase their fleet.

The TCD's used those sidelights as standard equipment and different styles were used between 1930 and 1931. These were "off the shelf" lights that are not unique to the Ford TCD's.

Here's a blow up of the tire tread.

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and no whitewalls!!! -----
Here's a blow up of the tire tread.

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They used to be more frugal and brave before the advent of AAA and govt. nannies. That tread is gone but the tires will go many more miles till the cord shows.
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