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Old 02-22-2013, 09:48 AM
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The offical name for that orange was "Safety Orange." the other two color options were "Safety Green, or Safety Suntan." No wonder the car was doomed!

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The Briklin sv1 designation stood for saftey vehicle 1 ,i worked for a man in 1974 who bought one new it was made with parts from several suppliers,Ford, AMC ,Chyrsler and others,,it had many problems,look at dash looks like a fiero ,and outside like a delorean ,but the Briklin was built first.
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My buddy has a Bricklin, he would love to restore it but I think he realizes it would be a major undertaking, he's 78 and not in the best of health anymore. The doors are the biggest PITA. He drove the car for many years but it got to be problematic and he parked it. I should ask him what he is going to do with the car. I researched them a few years back, they aren't worth a lot.
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My buddy has a Bricklin, he would love to restore it but I think he realizes it would be a major undertaking, he's 78 and not in the best of health anymore. The doors are the biggest PITA. He drove the car for many years but it got to be problematic and he parked it. I should ask him what he is going to do with the car. I researched them a few years back, they aren't worth a lot.
According to the guy I knew that had one (not exactly first hand info, sorry); there is a retrofit kit to actuate the doors with electrics instead of the hydraulics. Its not cheap, but it takes a pile of weight out of the car and boiling hydraulic fluid out of the cockpit. The nice thing was most of the wear items are available from Napa (I seem to remember that his front suspension was all AMC Hornet or something, and had a smogger 360 in it). You CAN paint the body, you just need a sealer that will protect the acrylic body panels. The problems started with the acrylic enamels. I don't know if you have to use a waterborne sealer, but the Bricklin Owners website can probably give you all the info you need
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:46 PM
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What Model A closed cars didn't have a visor, and why?

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Inside or outside visor?

External sunshades were optional equipment....you could get any Model A closed car without an external sunshade....as far as I know.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:33 PM
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Talking outside and no they were not accessories. They are in fact an integral part of the body and roof design.

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:13 PM
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The Model A with out the visor was the Victoria. I saw one in Indiana at the Auburn Museum. I don't know why they were visorless except that the body was made by the Murray Co. One thing I noticed is that the door shows only a lower hinge. The upper portion is smooth. Was the body wider? Upon a closer look I find that the upper hinge is on the windshield post. The windshield is slanted back.

Here's one for you Brian. How about a factory Model A Three Window Coupe without a visor! It's a prototype for the 1932 Ford but its a Model A!

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I have never seen that 3 window, wild. You are half right, the Vicki was one of them, there is another that didn't have a outside visor just as the Vicki.

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I have never seen that 3 window, wild. You are half right, the Vicki was one of them, there is another that didn't have a outside visor just as the Vicki.

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These I had to look up. One I knew one I didn't and one kinda goes with another. The 1931 Standard Fordor, The 1930-31 Station Wagon, and the 1930-31 Special Delivery. There's a couple of variations of the Fordor but same basic body style.

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I was after the Four door and the Vicki, The fordor was a Briggs built body.

It's your floor BB!

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I was after the Four door and the Vicki, The fordor was a Briggs built body.

It's your floor BB!

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So why didn't they have the visor?
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LOL .Have you ever saw a lawnmower with a visor..
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Because they didn't like them. Other than I thought both being made by Murray, I haven't a clue. So I went looking and now I am confused, (the facts will do that to you) so I haven't a clue, go for it, it's your floor.


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LOL .Have you ever saw a lawnmower with a visor..
Just the one on my head.

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Here's a good one. We're talking about a dead guy.

What very famous car, race, speed, mechanic, designer, innovator person was buried in his fire suit complete with wrenches in both hands, his engine manual beside him and a jar of earth at his feet?

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