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by wild4679
September 30th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Hood and side panels for AA vs pickup
Replies: 2
Views: 174

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: 360

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: 376

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: 589

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: 589

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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?
by wild4679
April 9th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Running board support bracket color
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Running board support bracket color

I'm painting the fenders and running boards on my '31. The color of these parts is not the traditional black. The frame will be black. My question regards the color of the brackets that connect the running boards to the frame. Are these L shaped brackets painted the color of the running board, or th...
by wild4679
February 23rd, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Stakebed plans
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Stakebed plans

I need to weld up a stakebed for my 157 inch '31. Who has some plans to help me avoid reinventing the wheel?
by wild4679
January 4th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Seat wood patterns
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Seat wood patterns

thanks Bob and Neil, The seat back and seat bottom had wood slats on the bottom inner perimeter when I bough the truck. Makes me wonder if the springs are for another vehicle. I see that the catalogs have different springs for the various Model A vehicles. Are there measurements specific for the pic...
by wild4679
January 3rd, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Seat wood patterns
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Seat wood patterns

I'm needing to replace the wood on the seat springs for my '31 before I take them to the upholsterer. Is there a pattern for seat wood out there?
by wild4679
December 20th, 2017, 10:36 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: For sale AA 1416 side mount flange
Replies: 9
Views: 1376

Re: For sale AA 1416 side mount flange

Neil and others, My 31 does not have the passenger side fender with the well for the spare, but I have access to such a fender. But, if I mount a spare tire, using your side mount flange, would I have to also find a passenger door with the indent? I have seen this indented door pictured on the drive...
by wild4679
December 11th, 2017, 9:16 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: radiator cap removal
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: radiator cap removal

thanks everyone for offering advice. Bob C had the answer with the internal allen head screws. My original post stated an allen wrench didn't fit, but I used a larger size and got it to bite, but the screws wouldn't turn until the casting in the cap broke on one side. In the end, I twisted the cap j...
by wild4679
December 9th, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: radiator cap removal
Replies: 5
Views: 972

radiator cap removal

This may be the most rookie question of the month, but I can't figure out how to remove this radiator cap. The goal is to remove the radiator shell for restoration/painting. Is this radiator cap soldered on the neck of the radiator tank, or is it threaded? I'm hesitant to put a wrench on it. Looking...