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Old 09-21-2019, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Last years body on this years car

This is only for Fords. The '38 Deluxe body is the same as the '39 Standard and the '39 Deluxe is about the same as the '40 Standard for a lot of the models.
OK, now my question?? Has anyone ever seen or heard of a '32 Roadster having a '31 body??? I have one with a really low, less than number 50 serial number and it has doors that are only 23"s and they overlay at the body and they should be 26"s. To me that means only one thing,,, Model A, not Model B.
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Old 09-21-2019, 06:17 PM   #2
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Pic's of the body (doors, cowl, dash) would help. It's probably a 31, but registered in 32 and somebody "screwed" up. What is the VIN, 4 cyl or V8??
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What Paul said....Pictures, please....
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Old 09-21-2019, 06:47 PM   #4
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Lots of leftover '31s sold and registered in 1932. Reminiscent of the period before the introduction of Model A in 1928, Ford dealers had nothing else to sell until early April, 1932 and even later for the smaller dealers. (At the March 30th public introduction less than half the dealers had actual vehicles to display and most had only display boards with photos to show to potential customers.)
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Or could it be a old hotrod. 31 body on 32 frame
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The Model A body is not a bolt on to the '32 frame so something else is going on. Pictures, if you can't post them pm me.

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Old 09-21-2019, 07:20 PM   #7
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The Model A body is not a bolt on to the '32 frame so something else is going on. Pictures, if you can't post them pm me.

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The biggest issue is the trunk floor, but without a picture it could be a basket case or something else.

I have done them and it's not that much work
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:05 PM   #8
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OK, How do you attach a photo? Step by step please. I'm not stupid but close.
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:39 PM   #9
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The file size is the most common issue. The photo file needs to be around 500kb or less. To post under Quick Responce select Go Advanced. On the Go Advanced page enter your text message and then click on the arrow to the right of the Paperclip. A pop-up menu will appear. Click on the Select File tab and locate the photo file on your computer. Then select Upload. Wait for the information for the file to appear. Then go back to the Go Advanced page and select Submit Reply.
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:50 PM   #10
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Thank you and i'll give it a try.
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:29 PM   #11
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OK, How do you attach a photo? Step by step please. I'm not stupid but close.
What are you working with? MAC, PC, cell phone, iPad? JSeery is correct, most common problem is size.

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Old 09-22-2019, 06:44 PM   #12
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You can normally downsize the pixels by sending the photos to yourself by e-mail and using those photos for the purpose of posting them on this site.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:11 PM   #13
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You can normally downsize the pixels by sending the photos to yourself by e-mail and using those photos for the purpose of posting them on this site.
This has worked for me every time I used it.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:42 PM   #14
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I have an Androlid cell phone and when i hook it up to the computer with a USB cord I'm not getting the online request to either download or do some other function like i used to. I had a S5 and i took a dump so now i have a J3 which is about the same quality of phone and program, but later version. I'll give it another try tomorrow and see if i can get something transferred over. It shouldn't be this hard and it never used to be.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:52 PM   #15
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I have never tried it over a USB cable. What I have gone would be to email the photo file to the phone email folder. Then move it to the photo galley on the phone. And then use the Barn attach application.
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When you plug the phone into the computer via usb you should see a dialog box appear and one of the options is to display the files. It might say connect as a media device. You should see a folder with the name of the phone. This is like an external drive. In there should be a folder called phone. In there should be a folder called camera and in there one called dcim. In there should be the image files.

That's how mine works anyway.
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Ok, Mart, I was thinking the other direction! If the box doesn't open up try this. On your computer (I have Windows 10) select files, then at the top you can select an up arrow. When you get to the page that list the drives connected to the computer you should see the hard drives, disk drives, etc. There should be one that list you phone. Select it and find the folders that have yours photos (like Mart Posted). If you phone is anything like mine, there will be hundreds of them! I find the ones I want and move them to the desktop. BUT, you will still have the file size issue.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:21 PM   #18
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This is some of the roadster in question. The serial number is less than 60, as in 500060 which leads me to believe it was an early roadster as the engine is the frame number as well. 60 for all '32's is really low and could very well have been the first roadster built in '32, or at least it was one of the first. That may be why it has a '31 body.
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The local EXPERTS seem to think the cowl is also a '31 but the way the air vent was done is like it was crimped into an opening cut into the cowl. You would think if an individual was going to do this he would cut the whole vent out and weld in the total vent but this is almost like the cowl was made to have the vent set into it. That also makes me thing maybe it was done by the factory??? The problem is the owner for the past 67 years is dead. The mystery goes on.
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Boy, somebody sure built them self a neat hot rod!
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