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Old 12-20-2011, 02:45 PM
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Really dumb Model A Tudor Question

Hi, just bought another project...picked up a partially finished chopped/channeled 30 Model A Tudor. She's pretty much a body shell on a rolling The Rod Store chassis. This is my first A...my question is are the rear side windows fixed or did they roll up/down? Just trying to determine how to add some glass. Also, are there direct fit bear claw latches for the front doors or will have to fab up that install? I'm thinking power windows might be easier in the doors vs. locating good used regulators....thoughts on these questions?

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Side windows rolled down.. There are no modern "bolt in" door latches.. When I do these I use the smaller "bear claw" latches..
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dang Im jealous my A model sedans got a tree in the side of it, or whats left from the rust and yeah its my understanding that the windows did have the mechanisms in them, I kinda want to see somebody throw some power windows in one
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I'm thinking of doing power just based on parts cost. Universal power units are pretty cheap. I need to add up all the OE parts for roll ups and see where it lands. I'd just grab some caddy chrome window buttons and skirt that cost...shoot, new window switches are as much as the rest of the kit!
Here's a weird deal...most of the A bodies you see for sale are stripped to almost nothing. Where the hell are all of the window garnish moldings? Mine are missing too....along with the windshield frame and dash.....
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i know a lot of trim shops that have collected garnish moldings,so thats one place to consider looking but what i will do is take garnish moldings from other vehicles and modify them, probably some truck.
whatever you do its gonna be
More work
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I found most of the moldings for my last one on Ebay.. Cost almost 1/2 what the body cost.. I have another waiting in the woods. It's going to be a roadster/Phaethon if and when finished.
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Since 1980, I have enjoyed as blown street rods a 30 A Briggs Fordor, since lost to an engine fire, and a 29 A Tudor, built on top of the Fordor chassis. Yes, the rear windows in the Tudors were designed to roll down. Contact Snyder's Model A in Pa for those window parts. Indeed, I suggest Snyder's generally for any missing A parts.
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