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Old 07-22-2005, 11:25 AM
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Are Ford Model A parts worth selling????

I have a 1931 Ford Model A 5 window Tudor Sedan.

I have the engine and trans that runs, rear axle, front axle, steering column, and all other parts that I wont use, this will be a street rod and many parts will not be reused.

My question is this. Are these type of parts worth selling or are they so many parts like these out there that they don't sell well. Don't want to spend money to list unless I can sell them for more than it costs to list.

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Of course they are....there are many restorers that would be looking for that stuff.......................

Only trouble is, when they buy that stuff from you, they will berate you for destroying all that "Classic Iron" on a street rod........
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Poncho is correct. At the right swap meets or listed in the right classifieds, they will fetch a good $. Hemmings come to mind as a good starting point...but you should look around for internet classifieds that specialize in antique and collector cars (not hot rod sites) and for car shows (like Iola for example) that cater to the antique guys.

Poncho is also right about the purists possibly giving you a hard time. So if at all possible, don't show them your street rod or tell them what happened to all the other parts.
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If you're running it fenderless the fenders can snatch up quite a few dolars. What are you gonna do with the front axel and spring?






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If you have the wheels they are worth a hefty chunk..... not sure how much on the market, but an older fella out here sold a complete set(5 wheel/tires) for around $1100 per wheel.
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You can post it on the fordbarn.com webdite cl****ified section; they have one specifically for Model A's
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If they are in reasonable shape, any Model A part is worth a fair amount to the restoration bunch. While there are enough repro parts available to build a car, there is still nothing better then an OEM piece to a fanatic.

A couple of items you might consider is a repro frame as a 78 year old 'A' piece is pretty well shot without a lot of work for a rod. It will most likely need cross members (OEM's are probably cracked at the rivet holes), and boxing for strength beyond the originals 40 horsepower. If the gas tank will still hold liquid, a repro cowl cover will cost less then what you can sell the tank for plus it wont have a gas cap hole to fill

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Ebay,

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That's true guys.....Those parts should be worth more now.....3 years worth, as thats how old this thread is..............
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That's true guys.....Those parts should be worth more now.....3 years worth, as thats how old this thread is..............
Hey - if nothin' else, the price of steel has gone (way) up and added to the scrap value.

(whereinhel do people dig these oldies up from )

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Only coupes are called 5 window or 3 window not sedans. They are 2 door or 4 door. I have a 31 5 window coupe.How about some pics?
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Sorry, didn't realize it was an old post. I should read better.

Who keeps bringing these posts from the dead?

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Guys...read my lips....The thread is 3 years old.....The parts are likely long gone........and, even if they aren't, this isn't the place to buy and sell them,......Take it to the PMs please....thanks
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