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Ford Model A identification

hello fellow hotrodders

looking at a new ride and wanted to see if anyone can dentifi it for me.

was told its a 1928 Model A MR canadian-built

i do know the headlights are the wrong ones but the back of the cab looks a little to round for a 28 to me.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:53 AM
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Interesting ride.

Since you state that it is a Canadian build, it may in fact be a factory build that is somewhat different than what was being built in the U.S. at the time.

I have seen some U.S. built in 1929 that used a body much like the 1930-1931 Ford bodies. (Murray body I think) The cowl on those appear the same as the 1930-1931 Fords.

My observation follows.

The front fenders, radiator shell, hood, cowl, windshield and doors appear to be 1928-1929 Ford Coupe or sedan and not from a 1928-1929 Ford Closed Cab pickup. The visor looks to be one from a 1928-1929 Ford coupe or sedan and is not from a 1928-1929 Ford closed cab pickup (It is too short from front to back and most of the visors for the Ford Closed Cab Pickup were a skeletonized frame that was then covered with a fabric. The rear of the cab and the roofline (I also see a sheet metal panel screwed to the roof) do not appear to be from a 1928-1929 Ford Closed Cab pickup (as you stated the corners are too rounded), but possibly an adaptation from a Ford sedan from 1928-1931. The doors on the 1928-1929 Ford Closed cab pickup are the same as a 1926-1927 Ford Coupe and are taller in the window area than 1928-1931 Ford Coupe/Sedan doors. The window area on the doors you show in your photos do not appear to be the taller ones that would be found on a 1928-1929 Ford Closed Cab pickup. Compare to the 1928 Ford Closed Cab Pickup in my avatar.

I hope some others will reply, as I am curious as to what you have found.

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Someone shortened a 28 sedan body and put a pickup bed behind it.
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found these pix online, the red one looks a lot like this one, but the line from the doors to the back is a nice flowing line, and if you look at the sadan, it kinka looks like how mine is, cut off and slaped together. also, if you look at my other pic, u will see that were is a frame extention/cab corner cut thing going on. so im thinkin its a home made pickup.

the guy wants 2000$ CND for it, think its worth it? (has all the running gear and all works)
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It's worth it if that "little" yellow diesel next to it go's with it!!! But honestly, is it worth it?? thats up to you, are you going to restore it or hot rod it?
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well im not a 100 % sure now, consitering its not a actual pickup, it would take a lot of finding and figering to make it a factory ride. but a custom/restored ride might not me to bad...
like i dont know how hard it is to find parts for these trucks or what basic parts are worth so..

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It's worth it if that "little" yellow diesel next to it go's with it!!!
lol, no bout hey, its for sale too, only 14k...
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wescotts auto

Restorer's Model A Shop Manual

snyders antique auto

found them for parts and info if it helps anyone

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There's a Model A club down Langley way that meets once a month. Mighty Mike runs a club room out of his yard down on 197A St at 28 Ave. There should be plenty of parts and help to fix your truck up.
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Someone shortened a 28 sedan body and put a pickup bed behind it.
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Thats what I was thinking reminds me of Grappos pickup
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Thats what I was thinking reminds me of Grappos pickup
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who is Grappo?
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Grapro ... I mispelled it
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THIS IS A BRIGGS BODY, RIGHT?
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I second Mikey's reply. Notice the body molding vertical width on the door compared to the section behind the door. nowhere near the same width. Looks just like my 29 two door sedan with the rear cut just behind the rear side windows and grafted on to the door posts.

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I don't have a problem with this truck/car. $2K CDN is about $2.5K USD for those of us South of the border. If you are buying it for restoration, then it would be 'wrong' and you would catch H### over it by the purists. If you want to build a driver, then it looks good. My guess is that it has a bit more leg room, which for me would sure be a plus (I'm 6'4"/200#+/- ).
The running gear can be sold and probably for more then you would pay for the car if as you state all works. As far as parts, no idea in Canada, but there are many sources here in the US - and yep, it'll be expensive. Add to the list above, my favorite is Bratton's. For me they, along with Snyder's have been the most reliable. You can also source from LeBaron-Bonney. Good stuff though slow shippers. MAC's is another excellent source.

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http://www.macsautoparts.com/


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