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E.G.Budd 1929 Deluxe Delivery 130-A

Shown here are a series of photos from the Budd Company archives showing the components of the 1929 Model A Deluxe Delivery, style 130-A. These photos were taken in late 1928 in Budd's Philadelphia body plant.

Above is a view of the rear hinged door and the wooden floor of the Deluxe Delivery.

It appears that Budd supplied Ford with the framed and assembled body, less the cowl and gas tank, but including pillars, doors, back panel, cowl opening and floor panels.

Various wood and metal components of the Deluxe Delivery body.

Additional body components.

The Edward G. Budd company was based in Philadelphia, PA, and was an industry leader in the design and construction of all-steel auto bodies. Unlike Ford, GM, and others, Budd did not have access to vast reserves of timber for wood framed bodies, and so developed their expertise in sheet metal stamping and structural panel sub-assemblies capable of being efficiently nested and shipped by rail to Ford plants for final assembly. These modular panel constructed bodies used minimal wood content, primarily for top and trim.

In addition, Budd was a large supplier of completely assembled all-steel bodies to Chrysler Corporation in the 1920s and 1930s.


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  7. Model A 1931 Budd Cab 82-B

December 2013