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Old 11-24-2017, 09:41 AM   #1
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This has probably been mentioned before, but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oilh_v2A8OE
has lots of period pics of A's, and some snappy music to go with them. Not exclusively 'A', but must have been put together with A's in mind........
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:25 AM   #2
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Very long, 17 min. but it really shows what a big part the A played in this country back then.
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Wow !!! Thank you very much ,most facinating.I liked the "A400" style just after the bleak looking Cities Services crew at around 8.56 mins .I think it is a German picture as they did a lot of this kind of "laundelet" conversion . The car ahead has a licence plate that does not look USA . Later on there is a good pic of a German coachbuilt laundelet .The Germans sometimes did this on the 114" wheelbase which was not available in USA but was available in Europe.

John in same place same weather .
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:08 AM   #4
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I hope EVERYONE takes time to watch this!! An AMAZING collection of pics!!!
Just imagine what life was like, BEFORE automobiles came on the scene, WOW!!!
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:45 AM   #5
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Chuck , Thanks for posting this . great pics , and music . When it started I thought from the music I would be watching the Little Rascals old flicks .
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Chuck - Thanks for posting this. Very enjoyable!! Who needs drugs?? Take Care.
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John,

Thanks for the clarification on the car at the 8:54 mark. Makes sense it is a European custom built. Caught me by surprise while watching the film.
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Wonderful pics. Thanks!

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Old 11-26-2017, 07:56 AM   #9
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Did anyone else notice that almost no model A's looked new and shiny while in use. That old lacquer must have gone flat very quickly! Maybe we should put a coat od satin clear on our cars to get an authentic look!
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Thanks for posting these!
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Love the portable boring bar, yard the hood and head, get to work!..
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this photo was so interesting I had to screenshot it
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:13 AM   #13
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Aloha chuck

great photos most of these i have never seen before..super collection.

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Did anyone else notice that almost no model A's looked new and shiny while in use. That old lacquer must have gone flat very quickly! Maybe we should put a coat od satin clear on our cars to get an authentic look!
About one week after I had finished the restoration of my car I drove it in the city to do some shopping. An elderly gentleman spotted the car came over for a chat. His eyes were beaming with excitement as he looked the car over. He congratulated me on a wonderful restoration but then added "As I remember they were never that shiny when they were new."
I have always held the belief that we do over restore our vehicles. It has now lost that new car shine with nearly 100,000 miles on the clock since restoration and I'm just as proud of it as I was when first restored.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:47 PM   #15
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This was my build. A work in process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbiyJwWjY-c
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