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Year, Make & Model: 1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

1/4/2021

With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment

JASON

Who was Present for the Inspection

JASON

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

14099

How far AND to what speed?

4.5 MILES @ 60 MPH

Does the vehicle drive straight? YES or NO

YES

Steering Performance? Tight or Sloppy

TIGHT

Brake Performance? Good or Needs Work

NEEDS WORK

Suspension Noise? Comment

NONE

Any significant wind noise?

NO

Odometer Reading After Road Test

14103

Comments: BRAKES PROBABLY JUST NEED PADS-

Engine


Engine Size:

350 C.I

Designation: (HP)

NA

Performance

VERY GOOD

Start Up Easy or Hard

EASY

Any Hesitation on Start

NONE

Oil Level / Quality

FULL/CLEAN

Carburetor (Make/Model)

WEBER

Engine Smoke

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Engine Noise

NO

Comments: VERY RESPONSIVE WITH NO HESITATION

Transmission

Transmission Type:

AUTO

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL/CLEAN

Clutch Operation

NA

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Miss Shifts

NA

Overall Performance

VERY GOOD

 

 

Comments:

Steering

Steering Type

MANUAL

Performance

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

NA

 

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NA

Feel when Stationary

TIGHT

Comments: WIDE TURNING RADIUS

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

F-DISC, R-DRUM

Performance:

MAY NEED PAD REPLACEMENT

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL/CLEAN

Noises

NONE

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NA

Feel When Stationary

GOOD

Emergency/Parking Brake

DID NOT HOLD

 

 

Comments: NO PULLING LEFT OR RIGHT DURING HARD BRAKING, BUT PEDAL GOES TO FLOOR WHEN BRAKING VERY HARD

Rear End

U-Joints:

GOOD

Performance:

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Noises

NONE

Comments:

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning:

NA

Operation / Noises

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

 

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

 

Temperature Control:

 

 

 

Comments: NO HEAT/AIR

Suspension

Suspension Type

F-SHOCKS, R-COIL OVERS

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NIONE

Operation / Noise

VERY GOOD

Any Loose Items

NONE

Drive Train Type

REAR WHEEL DRIVE

Any Deteriorated Items

NONE

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Any Wandering on Road

NONE

Bounce Test? Comment

STIFF

 

 

Comments:

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

 

Performance / Noise:

GOOD/NONE

Coolant Level / Quality

FULL/CLEAN

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Engine Idle Length of Time

8-10 MIN,

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NONE

Comments:

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels:  AMERICAN RACING

Tires: SUMIG, REMINGTON & BFG

Tire Size:

Front –175/70R14  Rear – 275/60R15

Spare Mfg / Size:  NA

Tread Depth:

LF-8/32NDS, L.R-5, R.R-11, R.F-8

Spare Tire Tread Depth:  NA

DOT / Are they current?

NO FRONTS-3910. REARS 4800 & 4901

 

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NONE

 

Jack and Equipment?

NA

Condition of Jack Equipment:

Comments:

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL

Mufflers:

APPEAR TO BE CHERRY BOMBS

Headers:

YES

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

CHROME TIPS.

Side Pipes Material, Condition, Operation

FAKE CUTOFFS (SEE IMAGES)

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

NOT LOUD BUT NOT QUIET-VERY GOOD SOUND.

Comments:

(OP–Operational     INOP–Inoperable or N/A)

Exterior Lighting 

INOP.

Interior Lighting

YES

Horn

INOP

Turn Signals

OP

Power Windows

NA

Power Locks

NA

Power Seats

NA

Gauges 

OP

Power Mirrors

NA

Clock

INOP

Trunk Release

NA

Wipers & Washers

OP

Security System

NA

Fuel Door

NA

Hood Release

NA

Power Antenna

NA

Radio

OP

Front Defrost

NA

Rear Defrost

NA

Heater

NA

Cruise Control

NA

Cigarette Lighter

NA

Steering Tilt/tele

OP

Teak Steering Wheel

NA

Radio Mfg

BOSS

Conv Top UP

N/A

Conv Top DOWN

N/A

Top Boot ON / OFF

N/A

T-Tops ON

N/A

T-Tops OFF

N/A

Hard Top ON

N/A

Hard Top OFF

N/A

Sunroof OPEN

N/A

Sunroof CLOSED

N/A

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

OP

Trip Meter

YES

8-Track

NA

CD or Other Audio

OP

GPS / Navigation

NA

Bluetooth

YES

Back-Up Camera

NA

Keys for ignition, doors, trunk etc

OP

 

 

Comments: HEADLIGHTS CAME ON BUT WENT OFF-THIS HAPPENED TWICE. I THINK IT IS A MINOR WIRING ISSUE. WIPER IS ONE BLADE AT DRIVER SIDE.

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BUCKETS @ FRONT

Seat Color:

GREY

Seat Material

CLOTH

Seat Material Condition

VERY GOOD

If Seat Belts Present, Verify Condition & Operation

GOOD AND OPERATIONAL

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

CLOTH

Underside of Soft Top Material and Condition

CLOTH/GOOD CONDITION

Sun Visors Material and Condition

NA

Dash Condition

GOOD

Carpet Condition

NEEDS RE-GLUE

Shifter and Console Condition

GOOD

Ashtray(s) Condition

NA

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

NA

Condition of Steering Wheel

VERY GOOD

Condition of Trim

VERY GOOD

Comments:

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

COUPE

Quality of Paint

AGED BUT GOOD QUALITY

Body Steel?

STEEL

Body Fiberglass?

NA

Body Straight OR Waves?

STRAIGHT

Any scratches, orange peel?

PAINT CHIPS WITH AGE

Color

COLOR

Collision Damage –

NONE

Sports Options

NA

Glass Condition –

VERY GOOD

Any gaps when windows closed?

NONE

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

VERY GOOD

Roof Material

VINYL

Roof Condition

VERY GOOD

Exterior Visor Windshield Material

STEEL

Windshield Visor Condition

GOOD=PAINT CHIPS

Doors/Hinges Condition

GOOD

Doors/Hinges Operation

VER YGOOD

Hood Ornament Material

POT METAL

Hood Ornament Condition

VERY GOOD

Fenders & Running Boards Material

FIBERGLASS

Fenders & Running Boards Condition

MINOR CHIPS/SCRATCHES

Any Signs of Bondo?

NONE

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

NONE

Rust anywhere?

COMMENT 1)

Condition of Chrome

COMMENT 2)

Any Rust-Through on Body?

NONE

Any Structural Issues on Body?

NONE

Comments: PAINT BODY WORK WAS VERY HIGH QUALITY WHEN BUILT. BUILD APPEARS TO BE 20 YEARS OR SO. PAINT IS AGED AND BRITTLE WITH CHIPS AND WEAR SHOWING. STILL LOOKS VERY GOOD, BUT WILL NEED REPAINT IN THE NEAR FUTURE. 1) RUST POP AT LEFT AND RIGHT QUARTERS. 2) WINDSHIELD CHROME HAS RUST THROUGH-ALL OTHER CHROME VERY GOOD.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

SOLID W/HAIRPIN TYPE

Condition?

EXCELLENT

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

NO

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

NA

Any rust?

NO

Any undercoating?

NO

Type and if conceals anything.

NA

Any Rust-Through?

NO

Any Structural Issues?

NO

Comments: WOOD FLOORING

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

FIBERGLASS FENDER & RUNNING BOARDS. TILT COLUMN, V8 MOTOR (CHEVROLET). AFTERMARKET WINDOW REGULATORS (ALL 4 WINDOWS ROLL UP & DOWN VERY NICE).

 

Comments:

IS THE TITLE AVAILABLE AS REQUESTED? YES

WHAT IS THE VIN RECORDED ON THE TITLE? AVAILABLE IN OFFICIAL REPORT

WHAT IS THE VIN RECORDED ON THE VEHICLE? AVAILABLE IN OFFICIAL REPORT

ARE THE ODOMETER TUMBLERS ALIGNED? YES

CONDITION: CLASS THREE (See attached breakdown of Classes)

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $23,964.40

** THE VALUE WAS DETERMINED BY USING A SIMILAR VEHICLE SOLD AT AUCTION IN APRIL.

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. CAR WAS VERY FUN TO DRIVE AND SEEMED VERY DEPENDABLE WITH EASY START UP TIME AFTER TIME, NO OVERHEATING.
  2. ENGINE WAS VERY RESPONSIVE WITH NO HESITATION OR IRREGULAR SHIFTING.
  3. BRAKING WAS GOOD AT SLOW SPEEDS (E BRAKE DOES NOT HOLD IN DRIVE-ADJUSTMENT NEEDED), BUT COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP FROM 50 MPH IT IS VERY DIFFICULT.
  4. VERY NICE BUILD.
  5. MEASUREMENT FROM DRIVER SEAT TO ROOF IS A LITTLE OVER 34 INCHES. TO GET 36 INCHES, SEAT FRAME WOULD NEED TO BE REBUILT & LOWERED OR DIFFFERENT SEATS INSTALLED.
  6. VERY SOLID DRIVER, CLEAN INSIDE & OUT WITH MINOR ISSUES - POSSIBLE PAINT JOB DOWN THE ROAD (LOOKS GREAT AT 20 FEET).

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CONDITION CLASSES

Class One (Excellent):

Almost always a “body off” restoration, or an untouched, factory-perfect, piece that is very close to perfect. All components are either original or appear as new and are fully operational. This car is a top show winner and is not driven, but transported to shows by trailer. This car is almost “one of a kind”. This particular class of vehicle is very rare. The vehicle is completely detailed, including the engine compartment, interior trim, wiring, suspension, paint, and frame. Ideally, this vehicle has been judged with other vehicles in its class and achieved the highest point ratings.

Class Two (Very Good):

This car is well restored with an eye for detail. The interior and exterior show minimal wear, and it runs and rides smoothly. The car is driven very little (maybe 800 to 1,000 miles per year). This class is a slight grade below Class One. A Class Two has not been detailed to the extent that a Class One has been. This class (Class Two) has some evidence of use and wear, although not very much. It is considered “cherry” or “mint”. This vehicle might appear as a Class One until judged against one. It would not qualify as a 95, or better, “point” vehicle. (This class should have no rust on the undercarriage, not even surface rust.)

Class Three (Good):

This is a functional, drivable vehicle in good overall condition needing no, or only minor work. Most vehicles at car shows reflect this condition. This car is what is termed a “20 footer”. From 20 feet, it may look very good. Close inspection, however, would reveal some worn interior trim, and less than perfect paint (worn, and perhaps faded). You may even see some early evidence that surface rust is beginning in the body panels. This car is completely operational and is an “older restoration”. It is driven fairly often, runs great, and is enjoyed by its owner. It is probably a candidate for a full restoration. The undercarriage may display surface rust, and may be in need of detailing. Chrome and trim may exhibit limited pitting

Class Four (Fair):

This type of car is a fun “driver” with a solid frame and is structurally sound. This car is in need of considerable work. It needs work in and out. Cosmetics, body, and mechanical components all need work, to some degree. It is not a serious collector candidate. Soft floors, isolated areas where rust has eaten through (but not structural), excessive use of Bondo, lots of pitted chrome, glass repairs are symptoms of this condition. Badly soiled headliners, badly soiled and ripped upholstery, rusted out trunks are also signs.

Class Five (Poor):

This type of car is in need of complete restoration and may, or may not, be able to be driven. The exterior body panels have significant areas of rust-through. The floor and structural components may, or may not, be intact. This car is usually the first project for layman’s attempt at restoration.

Class Six (Parts Car):

This type of car is good for parts only.

DISCLAIMER

This inspection and the opinions expressed are exactly that, opinions. Many parts perform perfectly until the moment of failure. Failure may occur suddenly and without warning. The inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report cannot accept liability for failures, which may occur after the inspection is completed. By accepting this report, the consumer acknowledges that the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report, cannot be held responsible for any and all alleged vehicle defects, and further, the consumer releases and holds harmless the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report from any and all further claims on this vehicle. No warranty for this vehicle is implied or given by the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report. In each case, the consumer has the opportunity to see the car in person before he or she buys the car. Buying this car based on this report alone is completely at the consumers’ own risk.

 

JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections does not do the inspection for you. JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections is a company that facilitates the completion of your inspection through its affiliates, inspectors, or their contractors. The inspections are placed with an independent inspection service or contractor in the area where the vehicle is located.

 

The Independent Inspector provides a visual inspection of the vehicle. That statement is not meant to imply that we warranty the vehicle. The inspector does not move, remove or reposition anything during the inspection process. Due to potential liability, the inspector does not drive the vehicle but will be in the passenger seat with the owner, or a person authorized by the owner, to do the actual driving. We simply give you a good visual report on the vehicle. No warranty is implied or given. It is up to the buyer and/or seller to provide a lift to inspect the underside. A jack and jack stands are NOT acceptable. The seller and/or buyer must also provide a well-lit area for the inspection to take place with ample room for the inspector to perform his/her job.

 

We like to say that the Independent Inspector is like having your best friend look at a vehicle for you when you can't physically look at the vehicle yourself. It's the next best thing to being there. The Independent Inspector is working for the buyer in this instance.

 

We are dealing with vehicles that are 40 years old or older in many cases. If you contract for an inspection you must understand that the Independent Inspector will NOT find everything wrong on a particular vehicle. If a vehicle has a leak that is not constant (often called seeping,) the Independent Inspector might not detect it. He will not find every problem on a vehicle. Often these vehicles have far more Bondo in them than can be detected in a visual inspection. What this service should be used for is to make sure that a vehicle that is advertised as being in No. 2 condition is not in fact a No. 4 condition vehicle. In other words, the Independent Inspector will help to determine if you are buying a vehicle that was grossly misrepresented based on its condition class and purchase price. (See the definition of condition classes at the end of your report). The appraisal fee is based on the inspectors’ written/typed report and digital pictures. JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections, and Quality Control are determining the appraisal based the inspectors’ report and pictures. Neither JJ nor Quality Control has seen the vehicle first hand.

 

The Independent Inspector simply inspects the vehicle. We do not counsel the buyer. We do not make recommendations on whether to buy a vehicle. As in all cases, the buyer makes his or her own decision on whether to buy a vehicle. We suggest that the best way to use the Inspection Service is to have us look at a vehicle and issue the report. Then if the vehicle seems to be what was represented to you by the seller, make a final inspection of the vehicle yourself, prior to purchasing the vehicle. Because we are dealing with 30- to 50-year-old vehicles, we do not warrant the condition of any vehicle. That means we will be happy to look at the vehicle to see if there are any visible problems, but we are not providing any guarantees or warranties on the vehicle.

 

Understand in advance that if you buy a vehicle and you find something wrong with the vehicle after your purchase, we will NOT reimburse any expenses that you are charged to fix the vehicle. This is not a mechanical warranty. JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections, or its affiliates, inspectors, or their contractors related to the inspection, will NOT reimburse you for any repairs, mechanical failures or bodywork you have done after the purchase of a vehicle.

 

The inspection reports show the areas of the vehicle, which are visually looked at in the report. The report covers only those areas. Do not assume that the Independent Inspector will inspect anything other than the areas covered by the report form.

 

The contents of this report will tell you what the Inspector finds at the time of the inspection. Please understand that after the Inspector leaves the vehicle we are not in control of what might occur to the vehicle, nor do we have control of parts that may be on the vehicle at the time of the inspection, but taken off or switched later.