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Old June 11th, 2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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This very special Model A Ford convertible cabriolet was originally manufactured around June of 1930. Leonard Quammen of Lindsay in north eastern Montana had it modified by a local blacksmith named Walt Freeman in 1940 or 1941 for use in delivering rural mail around Lindsay. Leonard farmed near Lindsay and had mail routes both north and south of Lindsay. He would deliver mail on one route on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and deliver mail on the other route on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Goodyear 11.25 x 24 pneumatic tractor tires were used on 24" tractor tire rims. These tires were introduced in the mid 1930's and were Goodyear's first pneumatic farm tractor tires. They had a diamond with a hole in the center for the tread pattern. This distinctive tread design was not self-cleaning when running in mud so these tires were not as popular with some farmers as they might otherwise have been. Goodyear had thousands of various sizes of this type of tire in their warehouses in the late 1930's and found it hard to find homes for them. They eventually sold them for snow applications such as on this car or for use on agricultural equipment such as grain combines that were normally only used in dry weather conditions. Leonard did try skis on the the front once. They would work fine on snow but when there were bare spots in the road, they did not work well.
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(cool car. I would really like to find an early 'A to build, but people seem to want a mint for them.)
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Old June 11th, 2014, 02:51 PM   #4
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Old June 11th, 2014, 06:55 PM   #6
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If a model a wasn't slow enough already...
Kind of neat though.
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Old June 11th, 2014, 09:02 PM   #7
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Origins or rednecks if you ask me lol
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Very cool....Not 61 grand cool.
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"Goodyear 11.25 x 24 pneumatic tractor tires were used on 24" tractor tire rims"
So rolling on 24's is retro?
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"Goodyear 11.25 x 24 pneumatic tractor tires were used on 24" tractor tire rims"
So rolling on 24's is retro?

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I just pee'd a little laughing as I watched a donk roll by after seeing this.
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When I had my YJ, I was considering putting one of the fiberglass T bucket bodies on it, I wish I had now.
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