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Old 02-18-2017, 02:22 PM   #1
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Does anyone remember an article in the restorer about a Stainless Model A sedan? It was located here in Chattanooga at one time but I believe the owner let a nephew take it up north maybe Ohio to sell for her. I have all the Restorers but I would like to narrow it down a little as to where to start looking for it. Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:46 PM   #2
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Does anyone remember an article in the restorer about a Stainless Model A sedan? It was located here in Chattanooga at one time but I believe the owner let a nephew take it up north maybe Ohio to sell for her. I have all the Restorers but I would like to narrow it down a little as to where to start looking for it. Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:54 PM   #3
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See link below

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One was on eBay a few years ago. It didn't meet the reserve.
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Old 02-18-2017, 05:17 PM   #5
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Wow, wouldn't that be nice on modern cars? No more rust! That's why I've got my eye on a 2015 or newer F150. Aluminum body will last much longer in our salty winters, but now stainless, that would be something.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:21 PM   #7
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TY very much for the information, Now I'll have to go dig though all my restorer Issues
That should help a lot. There was an article in one of my old Ford Books long out of print but in one of my books there is another article about all the other Stainless Cars, I look today but so far I couldn't find that article either so far. Will look again tomorrow. Thanks again.
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That is the one that was here in Chattanooga. If I remember right the asking price was something like 1 million dollars and it didn't sell last I heard.
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I don't know this for a fact but I have heard that the new Ford trucks are very easy to dent and puncture. I guess time will tell.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:39 PM   #10
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I don't know this for a fact but I have heard that the new Ford trucks are very easy to dent and puncture. I guess time will tell.
Thats true among many other negatives...
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:51 PM   #11
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I don't know this for a fact but I have heard that the new Ford trucks are very easy to dent and puncture. I guess time will tell.
Aw Watching those Chevy Truck Commercials?
I saw in one of the Car Magazines that Chevy is going Aluminum soon, too.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:57 PM   #12
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I hope Ford has the corrosion issue under control. Most of the Mustang hoods starting I think in 2005 had corrosion issues. This involved several years and Ford said the hoods were contaminated from steel shavings. My wife's 2005 Mustang hood has this issue...looks like rust under the paint.
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I hope Ford has the corrosion issue under control. Most of the Mustang hoods starting I think in 2005 had corrosion issues. This involved several years and Ford said the hoods were contaminated from steel shavings. My wife's 2005 Mustang hood has this issue...looks like rust under the paint.
also look at expedition lift hates, bubbled paint and corrosion hardcore. Look at any aluminum rim on any car in the salt belt. Those f150s are gonna look awful in 10 years...just wait for all the steel fasteners to start corroding and reacting with the aluminum. Fyi insurance is $100 more a year for the f150 vs Chevy when I was looking at them.
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Thanks for sharing, very interesting part of history. I love the photos of the Ford Garage!
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I just saw a tv show showing an actual stainless Ford at a museum a couple days ago. It was a late '30s model I think. The jist of what I heard while I was working was that Ford made 6 every year for 6 specific dealers. The top salesman of that year would get the honor of driving it for the whole year as their daily driver.
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As I recall seeing the stainless steel Fords at the American Society of Metals show in Philly many years ago, on display there was:
> 1931 Model A Tudor;
> 1936 Tudor;
> 1960 Lincoln;
> 1960 Thunderbird.
All were made by an outside firm using Ford's body tooling.
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:05 PM   #17
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As I recall seeing the stainless steel Fords at the American Society of Metals show in Philly many years ago, on display there was:
> 1931 Model A Tudor;
> 1936 Tudor;
> 1960 Lincoln;
> 1960 Thunderbird.
All were made by an outside firm using Ford's body tooling.
Several of the SS cars were on display at the AACA Museum for a while. There was a SS '36 at Hershey in 2009
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Several of the SS cars were on display at the AACA Museum for a while. There was a SS '36 at Hershey in 2019
I'll need to go so I can see it.
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I'll need to go so I can see it.
I wonder if he knows any lottery numbers from 2019 - then you can take us all!
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Thats true among many other negatives...
One positive --the best selling vehicle with 4 wheel on the planet for the past 35+ years....

http://247wallst.com/autos/2016/12/0...e-from-gm-fca/

And GM is planning to follow Ford in Aluminum Trucks

http://www.autonews.com/article/2014...18-report-says
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