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Old 12-28-2014, 01:22 AM   #1
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Default Rare Model A related parts...

Besides the rare car/truck parts that were issued or assembled on the Model A Fords, just what would you consider that rare Model A related item?

My pick would be Model A/AA issued "Lap Robes" and the "Model A Ford 3 Record Sales Promotion" set used for sales promotions.

If you can find either one of these (1 known lap robe that I know of has surfaced) you are doing quite well.

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Old 12-28-2014, 10:50 AM   #2
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I think the rarest part must be the cowl band for 1929 Cabriolet, not used on 1928 and is different than any of the other cowl bands used on model A's..
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:27 AM   #3
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How about an original battery? I had one once and sold it but haven't seen one since
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:31 AM   #4
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Pluck,

Last Monday I visited a well-known restorer in TN whose collection includes a 1928 roadster with serial number (frame and motor) 745. He believes it is the third earliest A known.

The headlight lenses on that car have the Ford emblem at the top, instead of the bottom as normally seen on 1928 cars. The owner says he's never seen another example of such a lens.

They've got to be pretty rare, wouldn't you say?

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Old 12-28-2014, 12:19 PM   #5
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-The rear splash apron used on the 30 town sedan.
-Most of the wood used in the seats, except the bases.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:31 PM   #6
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Last Monday I visited a well-known restorer in TN whose collection includes a 1928 roadster with serial number (frame and motor) 745. He believe it is the third earliest A known.

The headlight lenses on that car have the Ford emblem at the top, instead of the bottom as normally seen on 1928 cars. The owner says he's never seen another example of such a lens.

They've got to be pretty rare, wouldn't you say?
Those were being reproduced, there was one on eBay not to long ago
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:37 PM   #7
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Besides the rare car/truck parts that were issued or assembled on the Model A Fords, just what would you consider that rare Model A related item?

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With the question being not issued or assembled at the factory I would say the fender lights introduced in 1929 might be among the rare.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:43 PM   #8
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Default Re: Rare Model A related parts...

here are a few really rare parts
28-29 fender lamp
A400 ash trays
ford script speedometer (no others have surfaced)
VE ames horn with tag on top of projector and ford script lens (original)
VE rumble seat step with rubber insert
T shaped cross bar VE 29
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:54 PM   #9
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here are some more rare parts
script drum tail light cover
VE light switch
brass distributor body
T shaped hook on U joint cover
NOS 31 cabriolet rumble handles
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:13 PM   #10
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I think anything with FORD script is rare. I would love to get ahold of a distributor body/cap along with the 4 connectors to the plugs!....
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:09 PM   #11
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Last Monday I visited a well-known restorer in TN whose collection includes a 1928 roadster with serial number (frame and motor) 745. He believes it is the third earliest A known.

The headlight lenses on that car have the Ford emblem at the top, instead of the bottom as normally seen on 1928 cars. The owner says he's never seen another example of such a lens.

They've got to be pretty rare, wouldn't you say?
There was an ORIGINAL set that just sold on E-Bay yesterday 12/27 ( Auction #221640749615) for just over $300.00..
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There was an ORIGINAL set that just sold on E-Bay yesterday 12/27 ( Auction #221640749615) for just over $300.00..
Judging from how he had the description worded, I suspect he had no idea what he had. I bet he was pleasantly surprised with the winning bid!
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Town Car Clock/Cigar lighter?
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:16 PM   #14
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here are a few really rare parts
28-29 fender lamp
A400 ash trays
ford script speedometer (no others have surfaced)
VE ames horn with tag on top of projector and ford script lens (original)
VE rumble seat step with rubber insert
T shaped cross bar VE 29
VE rear motor mounts
Do we know if that speedometer is in MPH or ??
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:20 PM   #15
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Were there two styles to the rubber insert on the AR rumble step plate? Bob ?
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:23 PM   #16
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Judging from how he had the description worded, I suspect he had no idea what he had. I bet he was pleasantly surprised with the winning bid!
No Doubt about it... I started bidding but had to take my son to BWI.to catch a flight home to Boston.. I really like to wait till the last Sec. to go for it.. I know the person that won them does also.. I really did not need them for my car, (Jan) but good trade stuff to have on hand..
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Yep, I'd say that proves they're rare! Wow...
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I'll ad my vote for the fender lamps. This thread is the first time I have actually seen one.
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:49 PM   #19
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I'll ad my vote for the fender lamps. This thread is the first time I have actually seen one.
Again, right here on the barn was one for sale in the last week or two..
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