Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-13-2018, 11:17 AM   #1
cederholm
Senior Member
 
cederholm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Brooklyn NYC
Posts: 238
Default How do I spot repro?

Hi all,

For those who haven't seen my other posts, I'm new to A ownership with a fresh 1930 Coupe!

Let me start by saying I really don't care is some of the stuff is reproduction as the car is in fantastic shape and runs like a dream. ...and I'm very pleased with the price I bought it for.

Anyway, I'm no stranger to old cars and without deeper investigation some parts look to good to be true. Headlights and fenders come to the top of my mind. Even my radiator shell is much better than I would have imagined.

So, I'm just curios if anyone has some light to shed.

Thanks,
Carl
cederholm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 11:33 AM   #2
Bob C
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: So Cal
Posts: 6,401
Default Re: How do I spot repro?

If it fits it's most likely original.

Bob
Bob C is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 04-13-2018, 11:38 AM   #3
krzewinskibe
Member
 
krzewinskibe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Rising Sun, MD
Posts: 69
Default Re: How do I spot repro?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob C View Post
If it fits it's most likely original.

Bob
so much truth there
__________________
1929 Tudor
krzewinskibe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 12:45 PM   #4
daren007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Saint Cloud Mn
Posts: 429
Default Re: How do I spot repro?

Repo....It doesn't fit.
daren007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 01:06 PM   #5
cederholm
Senior Member
 
cederholm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Brooklyn NYC
Posts: 238
Default Re: How do I spot repro?

Ha! I hear you loud and clear.

Thanks,
Carl
cederholm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 01:30 PM   #6
3.6rs
Senior Member
 
3.6rs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Belgistan (formerly known as Belgium)
Posts: 561
Default Re: How do I spot repro?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cederholm View Post
Hi all,

For those who haven't seen my other posts, I'm new to A ownership with a fresh 1930 Coupe!

Let me start by saying I really don't care is some of the stuff is reproduction as the car is in fantastic shape and runs like a dream. ...and I'm very pleased with the price I bought it for.

Anyway, I'm no stranger to old cars and without deeper investigation some parts look to good to be true. Headlights and fenders come to the top of my mind. Even my radiator shell is much better than I would have imagined.

So, I'm just curios if anyone has some light to shed.

Thanks,
Carl
Post some pictures and you will receive the answers...
3.6rs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 01:31 PM   #7
cederholm
Senior Member
 
cederholm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Brooklyn NYC
Posts: 238
Default Re: How do I spot repro?

I will - thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3.6rs View Post
Post some pictures and you will receive the answers...
cederholm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 01:45 PM   #8
Dave in MD
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 152
Default Re: How do I spot repro?

Well the headlight buckets and radiator shell are stainless steel so more than likely they are original pieces. Ford made the switch from plated metal used in these two areas with the introduction of the 1930 passenger cars.
Dave
Dave in MD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 06:42 PM   #9
redmodelt
Senior Member
 
redmodelt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 4,505
Default Re: How do I spot repro?

The Judging Standards does not cover every original/reproduced/NOS/NORS part made.
__________________
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas!
redmodelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 07:44 PM   #10
JohnLaVoy
Senior Member
 
JohnLaVoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 779
Default Re: How do I spot repro?

There are various stories and tales about reproduction parts. we have been reviewing them and find that there are usually more than one manufacturer of these parts and if you look at the quality and not price you will be pleased with the outcome. the picture is of a Model A built with all the reproduction parts for Ford Motor Company and displayed at the SEMA show in 2012.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Rp low res.jpg (127.1 KB, 60 views)
JohnLaVoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 AM.