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Old 04-08-2006, 07:13 PM
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Model A Factory Tour Pics...

Hi All,


...I thought some might Enjoy These Pics (Link Below) And Brief Story About The The Model A...

But First, ... To Set the Scene...... A Little History About the Birth of The Model A..


As many already know, Henry was very set in his way in the late 1920's

But Clara and Son Edsel, Would Change all that...

...They threatened to sell their Family Owned Ford Motor Company $tock$ which meant that the majority of company stock would Then Cease to Be Held By Ford,

As It It would Then Be Held by the public and Henry Ford Would Loose Total Control Of Ford Motor Company (*for the second time).

A fate That I'm Sure Henry Would Have Thought was worse than two burned out light bulbs with only one last exhaust note.





.........The Model A Was Henry Fords Last Car That He Could Claim As His Own,

It Was Pretty Well All His 'New' Design,

A design that never would have come about if it weren't for the Very Forceful Hand that Clara And Edsel Held.




Below is The Temporary Link To A Factory Tour Of The Newport Beach California Assembly Plant in 1931....


((Note - I'm a Huge Fan of Model A's (Except for the second tuesday of the month 'cause that's the night the guys in the Studebaker club meet) )) (Also, please Note, this link isn't quite finished yet as the album hasn't been organized or Properly labeled/ or Spelt checked etc , (in progress).



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Your Tour Guide Is Henry Ford Himself.....


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Pretty cool!
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I love looking at old pictures

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That is great! I enjoyed the pictures.

It reminded me of an old guy I knew about 25 years ago that had an all original Model A roadster that he had bought new. He had all the papers pertaining to the car including the pass that he got for touring the Ford factory where he picked the Model A up. It had the original top and it had never been folded, I could not imagine buying a new roadster and not putting the top down once.
He loved that old car and this is what he had to say about it, "I've had lots of offers to sell it but I would just spend the money then I wouldn't have the money or the car so I am keeping it."
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That is VERY awsome, thanks! Am I the only one to notice that those aren't Model A frames, but DUECES?

I have always been fascinated with the production process in any plant being they make Jelly or cars, it is just fascinating to me.

I bizare thing for me is I have been thru the NUMMI plant in Fremont Ca., it's the old GM "A" body plant where my 65 Gran Sport was made. It is basically a Toyota plant but a joint GM/Toyota venture making Toyotas and GM tagged Toyotas like the Pontiac VIBE.

If you go thru that plant today, you will see the exact same piles of fenders and body parts, they are just 2007 Toyota parts instead of Model A. It is hillarious seeing those model A parts sitting there exactly the same as I have seen the Toyota parts.

By the way, either yesterday or the day before was the date of Henry Fords death in 1947.

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"""Am I the only one to notice that those aren't Model A frames, but DUECES""""


A few people have noticed that they ARE duece frames and not really correct for that album but I figured it would take a pretty sharp fella to notice the difference.



If I can find pics of an A frame on the assembly line (or more Model A Assembly pics in general) then I will change the pic....

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Yeah I love the picture. Thanks for sharing.
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