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Old 05-27-2020, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default So is this pick up a 29 or a 30 ?

Seller says itís an Ďearlyí 1930, says they used left over parts as they rolled into manufacture of each year. I am no expert and have an offer on it. My local friend/expert says itís a 29.

Opinions welcome...donít want to buy a 29. Thank you
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: So is this pick up a 29 or a 30 ?

Its not a 30 body.Looks like a 29 with some 30 features.Such as 30 headlights and gas bowl.Thats what I'm seeing in the photos.
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:37 PM   #3
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Some of the pictures are dark but body wise looks like a 29 with 30 headlights and wheels. They did use 29 pickup bodies for some time on the early 30s. Also we have found that many states did not first title the vehicle by model year, they were titled by the year they were first sold. If the engine is original to the PU then the engine number will give a clue. However, the engine number will only tell you when the engine was made not when the vehicle was assembled.


So what's wrong with a 29?
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:44 PM   #4
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looks like an early '30.
'29 style cab, hood & radiator; 1930 wheels, bumpers and headlights.
gas & radiator cap are 29 style.
get ahold of a copy of the judging standards for more guidance.
engine # on title will help figure it out too.
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:18 PM   #5
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Thanks!
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:28 PM   #6
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The commercial cabs carried into 1930 until the new cab was introduced.
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:34 PM   #7
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Early to mid 1930, does it have a quarter turn gas cap?
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Just curious - why don't you want a '29?
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:46 PM   #9
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Like others have said the '28/'29 square cab was used through mid '30. They then transitioned to the round cab style that was in place until the Steeltop went into production in September of '31.

The gas cap is the easiest way to ID it as a true '30.

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looks like an early '30.
'29 style cab, hood & radiator; 1930 wheels, bumpers and headlights.
gas & radiator cap are 29 style.
get ahold of a copy of the judging standards for more guidance.

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Old 05-27-2020, 06:55 PM   #11
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Mostly ‘29.
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Old 05-27-2020, 07:02 PM   #12
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Intersting Comments! This is a 1930 Pickup! The 28-29 style cabs were used until around June of 1930 then they started using the rounded style cab until the end of production. What makes this a 1930 is the gas tank. If you look close you can see it has the twist style cap that was utilized in 1930-1931. I have this style of pickup in my collection. It always brings out out a lot of conversation. Best of luck on purchasing this pickup. If you have any questions just PM me.
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Ok, will do, thanks so much.
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:51 PM   #14
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Let's set the record stright.

This Closed Cab Pickup is a bonified 1930 Closed Cab Pickup with the ORIGINAL gas tank which has the 1930 style twist-on gas cap (not screw-on) and other approprate items refelecting the early 1930 era of commercial vehicles. This body style went thru May 1930 when the new version of the Closed Cab was released by Ford.

It was originally bought new (more than likely at the Thomas "Ford" Dealership in Walla Walla, Wa) and owned by my fathers first cousin who used the pickup up to about 1962-1964 on his dryland wheat farm just 2 miles up river from our farm on the Touchet River, west of Walla Walla, WA. I remember this pickup sitting in his barn for many years after that till my brother bought it about 1977 or there abouts.

It was then sold it to a guy in Walla Walla, WA about 1994.

After the restoration, it sat in this guys shed for many years after...he hardly drove it.

It was then sold to the new owner about 2019.

Case closed.

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Old 06-01-2020, 07:55 PM   #15
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Great thank you for the history. I did go ahead and buy this pick up, super excited about it. Do you happen to have any old historical photos of it, since it was in the family? Thank you
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Digger,
I would be interested when the engine was stamped for your new truck. I also have an early 30 with a late February engine date and it has 21" wheels and the 1929 bumper. (Where as yours has 19" wheels and a 1930 bumper) Mine does have the 30 steering wheel, headlights and of course the newer version gas tank with the twist off gas cap like yours.
The Early 30 trucks are very interesting as I have seen several different variations. (Including one like yours that was on the east side of the country) You will enjoy the number of Model A "experts" that will critique your truck and tell you that it has a 1930, (or wrong gas tank) and point out everything else that is wrong with it. I run 1930 license plates on mine and always hear guys talking about how its a 28 or 29 and that the plates are wrong.
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Great thank you for the history. I did go ahead and buy this pick up, super excited about it. Do you happen to have any old historical photos of it, since it was in the family? Thank you
I do but will have to find it...might take awhile as I am helping a friend of mine with his dryland wheat farm.

If you do not hear from me in awhile...please remind me again.

The photo is just of the top of the cab with the couple who owned it...I can not remember if it shows the gas cap or not.

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Old 06-01-2020, 10:28 PM   #18
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Great thank you for the history. I did go ahead and buy this pick up, super excited about it. Do you happen to have any old historical photos of it, since it was in the family? Thank you
I do but will have to find it...might take awhile as I am helping a friend of mine with his dryland wheat farm.

If you do not hear from me in awhile...please remind me again.

The photo is just of the top of the cab with the couple who owned it...I can not remember if it shows the gas cap or not.

It is interesting but there were three Model A pickups in that area. The first was a 1928-1929 Open Cab just two miles down river from our house; a 1928-1929 Closed Cab at our house; and the 1930 Closed Cab up the river from our house.

The photo of the pickup in front of the mural was taken on September 20, 2019 in Lewiston, Idaho during my Smooth Rider Tour.

To view the home and the barn for which it called home for all those years...Google 12650 Touchet North Road, Touchet, WA.

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It is awesome Steve can provide you with so much history on your truck.
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