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Old 03-31-2015, 03:55 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
I'm looking at 29 Coupe for sale (link below) wanted to know people's thoughts on it.
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http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165080

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvXx...ature=youtu.be

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Old 03-31-2015, 04:02 PM   #2
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I would say it isn't quite all original as for one the radiator shroud is painted. But given that, I would be looking at it pretty closely. I think the price seems to be in the ballpark. If it were closer to me I might get in trouble, (again)
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:15 PM   #3
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I would say it isn't quite all original as for one the radiator shroud is painted. But given that, I would be looking at it pretty closely. I think the price seems to be in the ballpark. If it were closer to me I might get in trouble, (again)
Thanks Bill,
I noticed the radiator shell and headlights along with the mirror. I have been in contact with the seller and am seriously interested in purchasing it. It has had one paint job in its life.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:31 PM   #4
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looks like 30-31 bumpers
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It has 1930 steering wheel, front and rear bumpers. Not enough detail in the pictures to assess the claim of originality. My thought would be is it sitting on a later chassis?
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I think for that money I would like to hear it run. It looks like an older restoration but hard to tell from the little photos good luck
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We don't know him here. Get the location and find someone to go look at it.

I'm with bikejunk, how does it sound how does it drive and stop. The money asked seems fair for a driver but is it a driver really?
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:04 PM   #8
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We don't know him here. Get the location and find someone to go look at it.

I'm with bikejunk, how does it sound how does it drive and stop. The money asked seems fair for a driver but is it a driver really?
The seller was going to send me a link to a video later tonight. I noticed he just registered the other day for the forum. Think I'll stick with my pickup!
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:21 PM   #9
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It looks like the wishbone ball is sitting on the trailer deck, looks like most
of the bright work is painted makes you wonder where else they skimped.

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I'd naturally get a club member to check it out in person.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:36 PM   #11
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Always pays to solicit input from members of the Ford Barn! Thanks guys!
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:44 PM   #12
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What's that mounted just inside the drivers door, some kind of accessory switch? My '29 doesn't have that...
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:55 PM   #13
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It has a 1970's-early 80's LB interior kit. He doesn't show much but the front cushion looks like a do it yourself job. That doesn't mean it wouldn't please most folks.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:00 PM   #14
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It has a 1970's-early 80's LB interior kit. He doesn't show much but the front cushion looks like a do it yourself job. That doesn't mean it wouldn't please most folks.
I guess "all original" is a subjective term in this ad!
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:54 AM   #15
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Here's a video the seller sent. Can you guys give me any additional input after viewing? He swears the steering column is out of a 29 and the bumpers are a 29 and the car is a 29. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvXx...ature=youtu.be
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:27 AM   #16
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I think you would be wise to evaluate this car in person before committing. It obviously is not running at this time.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:40 AM   #17
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Did I read that right? $11,000.00 for this????? $11k should buy you a much better car. I would not give more that $4k for this baby. Keep looking, please.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:01 AM   #18
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Amateur much older "fix up", probably good sheet metal - At that price, you need to lay eyes on it. If it was in the 7 - 10 K range it would be less of a gamble. This is only an amateur opinion.
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Don't buy any Model "A" without a test drive. You will be surprised to find out other things that will be needed to be fixed, and other surprises....$11 grand is way too much for a car in this condition...IMHO
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:28 AM   #20
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Looks like the distributor on the seat isn't an A distributor, it's a B. You can buy some nice running older restorations and not have to do much for that kind of money. Look in the MARC and MAFCA magazines in the back. They have some high priced A's and also some nice older restorations that RUN! Just my thoughts
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