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I just bought this 1929 Model A Sport coup and my question is I can't find any information on the wheels. The car has chrome spoke wheels, was this option available from the factory or the dealer.

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Those are accessory stainless steel spoke covers. They simply press over the original spokes and can be removed. These were reproduced and sold a few years back  and are copies of accessories that were offered in the Model A period.

 

https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_a/model-a-ford-spoke-cover-set-21-enough-for-one-wheel-polished-stainless-steel.html

 

Great looking sport coupe. Congratulations on your purchase, Model As are great cars.

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My personal opinion is they they look cheap and out of place. They would probably have points deducted for them as a non authorized accessory.

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On 12/26/2017 at 9:49 AM, 2 Corvettes said:

I just bought this 1929 Model A Sport coup and my question is I can't find any information on the wheels. The car has chrome spoke wheels, was this option available from the factory or the dealer.

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Nice car!  I'm partial to Sport Coupes - they are classy looking and a black one even more so.  And the landau irons are correctly installed.  Often they're not and, for some reason, that bugs me - just doesn't look right.

 

I'm not dissing your car but you seem to be concerned with authenticity - so hopefully you'll take a little nitpicking as constructive.  The round rumble seat steps on bumper and fender are correct for 30 - 31 but they should be square for 28 - 29.  And no, the chrome spokes and whitewalls are not correct - IMHO, they look gaudy.

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Thanks for the information on the steps and the spokes. I am planning on taking it to Hershey in the fall and I want to make it all correct. Just for the record we can't find who owned it in 1977 but it received a First Junior as it stands. I went to Hershey and researched the car and sound not find any information on it or the owner.5a19c6ba4d917_License002.thumb.JPG.735c2e3ab4434977719002e2010f3808.JPG

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Thanks Dave, I am in FL now and the car is in NY. I am getting a Model A Ford Club of America Judging Manual for the car and I will be going over all the changes I need to make for Hershey. I go to Hershey every year and I am a Team Captain mainly for Corvettes. This will be a new experience for me with the Model A. Do you judge in Hershey?  Cheers-Don

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On 1/15/2018 at 5:37 PM, CHuDWah said:

 

 

Nice car!  I'm partial to Sport Coupes - they are classy looking and a black one even more so.  And the landau irons are correctly installed.  Often they're not and, for some reason, that bugs me - just doesn't look right.

 

I'm not dissing your car but you seem to be concerned with authenticity - so hopefully you'll take a little nitpicking as constructive.  The round rumble seat steps on bumper and fender are correct for 30 - 31 but they should be square for 28 - 29.  And no, the chrome spokes and whitewalls are not correct - IMHO, they look gaudy.

Hi Dave, I did some research and I found that from the beginning of production until Feb. of 1929 the Rumble Step plate  was square. From Feb. 1929 till end of production the step plates where round. My car was built in September of 1929 so the round step plates are correct. If you have documentation that tells different please let me know so I can be sure.

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I was told Model A’s were notorious for using leftover parts from year to year, so I would think judging would get tricky. Hopefully the book answers all the questions. Love your car! 

 

Here is one of my dad’s that I sold. I hauled it from Tx to Or and boy did it get attention. People still love these old cars! 

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Being a judge and Team Captain for AACA for 25 years I know how sometimes the people judging the cars think they have all the knowledge of the vehicles they are judging. When I show my cars and when I will be showing the 29 I will have the documentation to show what is right. The problem is if it is not a major deduction you will not know where you got points deducted until you request the the VP of Judging for a summery of you judging sheet.   Cheers-Don

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