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 Posted: Fri Sep 23rd, 2022 11:41 am
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I am really liking these Liberty classics Ford Model As.
These three versions are well done.

Left to right:
Tudor sedan, delivery van, and the roadster.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 23rd, 2022 11:53 am
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I was thinking about a project
using a Liberty Classics pickup cab
on the Ertl '27 Graham Brothers fenders and chassis.

Next to the Tudor front end the pickup cab seems too small.
I have decided not to start this project.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 25th, 2022 03:22 pm
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Some research using official Ford photos shows that,
the spare tire for the Tudor was carried above the rear bumper,
as on the roadster model, and not on the side.

I did find many photos of restored Tudors with the spare on the side.
Are there any Model A restorers here who can clarify this ?

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 Posted: Sun Sep 25th, 2022 05:05 pm
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I first thought that I might be able to swap bodies.

I could put the Tudor body on a Chevy chassis as I thought
both Liberty Classics models used the same chassis.

No, the fender castings are different.
No project here.

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It's remarkable that the rear axle and its suspension

is of completely different construction.





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 Posted: Sun Sep 25th, 2022 09:51 pm
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Gerold, It is.

I would have liked to do that swap.

I can find NO official Ford photo
of a '28-'31 Tudor with the side mounted spare,
they are always on the back bumper.

I even have a video showing Tudors coming
off the production line only with rear spares.

I am suspecting that restorers are using fenders with the
wheel well salvaged from other A models like roadsters.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 27th, 2022 02:07 am
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I've mentioned that I thought the cabs on the Liberty Classics
Model A trucks seemed small to me, compared to their cars.

I sent all my '28 trucks to the flea market and they are gone,
leaving me with another Ertl 1927 Graham Brothers van.

I'll put it away until the day comes
when a project comes to mind.

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I am very impressed with these models.

Here is my fleet of 1927 Graham Brothers trucks,
presently on the shelf.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 27th, 2022 12:36 pm
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A few years ago I made a van into a pickup.

As I recall the metal was pretty tough to cut with my hand hacksaw.

It is presently in storage somewhere in the basement.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 27th, 2022 11:28 pm
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The chassis from the extra Ace van
will be mated with a cab cut from the white shell.

I've drawn the cut line in blue,
the cut will be immediately behind the small window,
which was a Graham Brothers feature.

I've never seen the small window with grids
on a real '27 truck.

The final model will be a flat bed or a dump truck.
I haven't made up my mind, yet.

Regards, Dave L.  





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