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Old 01-18-2018, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default What Kind of 1928-1929 Cowl is This?

I've had this cowl for a very long time. It came off of a 1928/29 AA marked engine. It was used as a log puller for a number of years before I bought it. So basically, it was a gas tank for the engine. Is this an "early" cowl?

Any ideas what kind of Model A it was? Also, what would be a reasonable price if I were to sell it? Thanks!

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Old 01-18-2018, 04:43 PM   #2
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It appears to be from a 28/29 coupe, tudor, CCPU or AA truck. I am not sure about a fordor or cabriolet. It is definitely not a roadster, phaeton or OCPU. As far as a price, it look kind of rough and the gas tank is probably about the only part that is restorable without a ton of effort and maybe the firewall. It might bring a couple hundred bucks mainly for the gas tank assuming the gas tank is in decent condition - the gas tank filler has something on it, are the threads OK? Just my opinion.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:49 PM   #3
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It's for a Ford built body. Not Briggs (Fordor or Cabriolet) or Murray (Fordor).
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:51 PM   #4
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Is that the usual 28-29 'threaded' gas cap? Or the 30-31 'slot' variety?
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:12 PM   #5
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The cowl is off a 1928 - Mid1930 Pickup/Truck. Just look at the hinges. Those hinges are correct for Pickups/Trucks. It appears from the cap on it, that it might be the slotted style. If thats the case then this cowl was used from January 1930 to Mid1930.
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:15 PM   #6
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That looks to be a very early 30 ccpu or AA. The slot fuel tank was used on the early 1930 truck. We have a AA on the farm (dump truck) with same cowl and a Brantford Cab on it. Hope this helps. Is there a date stamp on the firewall?
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:21 PM   #7
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Yeah...that is an early 30 AA truck cowl from the bayonet style gas cap on it. The tank in good condition is worth a few 100 dollars. No to so much if it needs to have rust holes repaired.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:52 PM   #8
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Last I know it was used, so I'm assuming it is usable. Is $90 too little to ask on it? I haven't committed to selling it but I should have asked what it was worth first.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:33 AM   #9
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I feel that that price would be appropriate. Jeff
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:30 PM   #10
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Ford built body is correct
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:41 PM   #11
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it looks to have an after-market accessory (hinged) locking cap.
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:40 PM   #12
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I feel that that price would be appropriate. Jeff
$90 or a few hundred bucks? I saw tanks on eBay for $150-$300, seems like a wide variety and range of prices.

The cap is not hinged, just a normal twist on/off style.
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:39 PM   #13
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looks like a '30 with radiator cap or old gas cap
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:50 PM   #14
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Value or beauty is in the eye of the beholder . If a restorer looked at it they would clearly see the damages to the front firewall part of the tank . This part of the tank doesn't bolt on and would be a pain to replace or repair, same for the lower firewall . I can't tell much about the rear part of the tank from the pictures . My thought is it may be considered priceless to a person that wanted rare yard art . If I needed a tank I would look for a better candidate . No harm meant, Just my thoughts . If someone offers several hundred dollars, you would be very lucky .

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Old 01-20-2018, 09:10 PM   #15
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1928-1929 pickup/aa truck only
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:12 PM   #16
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Actually, early 1930 AA truck. Slide in hinges= pickup or AA. Twist on gas cap makes it early 1930 Aa truck.
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