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David R. 09-13-2020 12:07 PM

Will there be any model As left?
 

Every day I see adds: parting out this model A or rolling chassis for sale, Im keeping body. Will there be any original cars left?

ronn 09-13-2020 12:20 PM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

in 100 years, absolutely..............

WHN 09-13-2020 12:42 PM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

Yes, the good ones will still be with us.

At some point even the best of antiques gets to the point that it’s time has come.

USS Constitution is less than 10 percent original.

Outside, used in the weather, poorly maintained, many different owners. That’s what will kill any antique.

Enjoy.

Jack Shaft 09-13-2020 12:49 PM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

Nope,we have the last ones.And I hopped up mine :)

GPierce 09-13-2020 01:04 PM

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They will still be around: Chopped and channeled on a 32 look-a- like frame, 32 replica FG radiator shroud, power steering, semi independent rear suspension, air conditioned, fuel injected V8, electronic ignition etc. ect. ect. Driven only to car shows and mall cruise-in’s.
Here in Tennessee they have the audacity to then put antique tags on them.

Jack Shaft 09-13-2020 02:12 PM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

There won't be any gasoline in ten years anyway

johnneilson 09-13-2020 04:01 PM

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In 10 years there will be an increase in stills, some for me and the bad stuff for the cars

Synchro909 09-13-2020 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack Shaft (Post 1931101)
There won't be any gasoline in ten years anyway

That's my thinking too but I think as fossil fueled cars are taken off the road, it will take more than 10 years for it to disappear. The writing is on the wall though.

John Dayhuff 09-13-2020 04:29 PM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

The A's and gasoline cars will be around forever, just you wait and see. ;)

Oldbluoval 09-13-2020 05:36 PM

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Sort of ironic.....
Those that are buying parts from those “parting out” are generally building one from parts!
Out of the ashes comes another one!!

Jack Shaft 09-13-2020 06:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by johnneilson (Post 1931144)
In 10 years there will be an increase in stills, some for me and the bad stuff for the cars

Thats all a refinery is,a churched up likker still..reckon crude oil will be pennies for a barrel,Im sure some greaser will be cooking gasoline on the down low for the brothers

1930-Pickup 09-13-2020 06:08 PM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

Will there be any left in 10 years, 100 years?

It can probably be estimated fairly close, and will most likely look like an exponential decay curve, with the lowest section of the curve being almost flat for a very long time.

We know how many Model A's there were at the end of 1931.
We would need a couple of data points from the past (i.e. 1940, 1950, 1960) when the number of registered Model A's were known.
And we need to know how many are left right now, or somewhat recently in the past.

Does anyone know how many are left today?
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Mulletwagon 09-13-2020 06:20 PM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

Yep, but probably converted to a warp drive using dilithium crystals.

McMimmcs 09-13-2020 07:04 PM

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There will be gas and Model A Fords for all our lifetimes. Don’t let the pessimists push the panic button on you.

1930-Pickup 09-13-2020 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by McMimmcs (Post 1931217)
There will be gas and Model A Fords for all our lifetimes. Dont let the pessimists push the panic button on you.

I like your optimistic attitude :)
Could you please cite some facts that support your opinion?

A 2 B 09-14-2020 12:12 AM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

If future generations don't have the interest to preserve the legacy, Model A's are destined to fade away in time, only to be seen on display, in parades and historic related media. There will be less usable available parts, much fewer reproduction vendors which in turn will raise prices dramatically. Right now we are riding the crest of the internet wave which brings most available parts out in the open available for sale. It won't be long either, before all of us that have been hoarding parts will have passed and those parts will also be on the market. After that, I predict a slow decline into the realm of buggies and buckboards. I think anyone in the hobby today will enjoy their A's throughout their lifetime though. Nothing really for any of us to fret over.

updraught 09-14-2020 01:02 AM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

No. They'll be taken out by the fires, floods, rising sea water and pestilence.
And the year hasn't finished yet ...

McMimmcs 09-14-2020 01:13 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1930-Pickup (Post 1931301)
I like your optimistic attitude :)
Could you please cite some facts that support your opinion?

Known and proven world oil reserves are calculated to be 47 years. The CanadianTar Sands alone could well double that!

john charlton 09-14-2020 02:03 AM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

Old Blue Oval has got it right . I have two cars on the road driving that would not exist if the donor car had not been rodded . One was a one owner matching number car but its soul goes marching on in a new guise .I think most running rolling frames get rebodied so it is really recycling !!!

John in sunny morning Suffolk County England .

marty in Ohio 09-14-2020 07:06 AM

Re: Will there be any model As left?
 

Well, I intend to still be driving mine 100 years from now.
Marty


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