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by wild4679
July 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: frame paint removal
Replies: 2
Views: 781

frame paint removal

I am about to prepare the frame on my '31 for repainting. Is it necessary to remove the existing paint to bare metal and start over? Or, can the prep be limited to removing loose paint and using a pre-paint wash? If the paint must be removed, what have others done to make this easier? I have the opt...
by wild4679
July 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: frame paint removal
Replies: 0
Views: 1215

frame paint removal

I am about to prepare the frame on my '31 for repainting. Is it necessary to remove the existing paint to bare metal and start over? Or, can the prep be limited to removing loose paint and using a pre-paint wash? If the paint must be removed, what have others done to make this easier? I have the opt...
by wild4679
July 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: frame paint removal
Replies: 2
Views: 740

frame paint removal

I am about to prepare the frame on my '31 for repainting. Is it necessary to remove the existing paint to bare metal and start over? Or, can the prep be limited to removing loose paint and using a pre-paint wash? If the paint must be removed, what have others done to make this easier? I have the opt...
by wild4679
June 27th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: rear axle rebuilt procedure
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

rear axle rebuilt procedure

I'm about to remove the rear axle and begin the rebuild for my '31. I'm searching for a sort of punch-list of the steps, preferably in order for dismantling, repair/replacement, and re-assembly. I have the Jim Schild book for AA's which includes a chapter on rear axle. I"m looking for something in a...
by wild4679
October 26th, 2018, 6:15 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: PTO shims and shaft speed
Replies: 2
Views: 829

PTO shims and shaft speed

I will install a PTO that was purchased separately from the transmission. How does one know how many shims to install between the PTO case and the transmission? Also, this PTO will direct drive a vintage Deming water pump. I need to know the PTO RPM at low idle and full idle of the engine. A friend ...
by wild4679
October 22nd, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: seat springs
Replies: 2
Views: 885

seat springs

I need upper and lower seat springs for my '30 cab. A local seller has NOS springs for a '29 Coupe, and claims the springs will also fit a pickup, Phaeton, and Roadster.

Can anyone verify if these springs will fit a '30 pickup?
by wild4679
October 22nd, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Differential substitutions for higher speed
Replies: 15
Views: 2770

Differential substitutions for higher speed

I confess this is a rookie question. Has anyone found a substitute differential/axle that can replace the stock 30-31 differential/axle to increase the highway speed? And, do with without "extreme" modification of rear suspension, torque tube, etc. Or even better, is there a substitute for the diffe...
by wild4679
September 30th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Hood and side panels for AA vs pickup
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Hood and side panels for AA vs pickup

I need to buy a hood for my '31 AA. Because the radiator shell for an AA is longer from front to back than the shell for a '31 pickup, do I still buy a standard pickup hood to fit between the cab/fuel tank/cowling and the AA radiator shell?
by wild4679
September 24th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: sandblast a rolling chassis
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

sandblast a rolling chassis

I want to have as many parts as possible of my rolling chassis prepped and primed before winter. This would include the frame, suspension, rear end/torque tube, wishbone, and front end. There's a good sandblasting/paint shop near me and the easiest would be to roll the chassis on a trailer and take ...
by wild4679
August 8th, 2018, 11:02 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Paint pattern for 1931
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Paint pattern for 1931

Does anyone know if Ford built AA's in '31 with custom paint jobs? In addition to the contrasting color of the fenders/running boards/rain skirts, would it be period correct if there was two tone colors on the hood/cowl/cab or accent colors for the trim? If the answer is yes, a reference to some pic...
by wild4679
July 31st, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Log truck and trailer brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Re: Log truck and trailer brakes

Thanks for the advice, gentlemen. I'm assuming that in the era of the Model A's and mechanical brakes, semi trailers simply did not have brake axles. Is this a fair assumption? Also, when choosing a chassis to build a log truck project (or any truck with a fifth wheel to pull a semi-trailer), would ...
by wild4679
July 31st, 2018, 7:33 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Log truck and trailer brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Log truck and trailer brakes

I'm considering building a log truck, using a '31 AA cab/chassis/running gear. Before jumping off on this, I have some questions. What brake linkage system was used for semi-trailers in the 1930-31 era? And, what wheelbase should I use for the cab/chassis?
by wild4679
June 8th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB '31 steel top cab
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Kim,

I found a vendor in CA that sells a drop in piece to make the cab a solid top. What did your father in law use to support it from inside? Did he use the wood ribs as if it were a canvas top?
by wild4679
May 21st, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB '31 steel top cab
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Western Oregon. Thanks in advance for the help.
by wild4679
May 20th, 2018, 4:08 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB '31 steel top cab
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

WTB '31 steel top cab

I want to put on late 1931 steel top cab on the '31 I'm restoring. Can anyone lead me to one?