two doors one hole?

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carnut14
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two doors one hole?

Post by carnut14 » February 3rd, 2013, 7:18 pm

speaking with my local AA experts (?) they tell me I need a 6 buck rubber plug to fill the hole in my right door. BECAUSE AA DOORS NEVER HAD LOCKS!

really? shouldn't the right door have a lock. As I don't have one I'm not sure.

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Re: two doors one hole?

Post by Neil Wilson » February 3rd, 2013, 8:18 pm

I can't tell from your carnut14 handle who you are? So, I can't look up your membership records to see what AA you have?

If you have an 82-A cab, then it didn't come with a right door lock (just a plug). If your have an 85-A, then there should be a lock. The doors for these two body types were carry over doors from the Model T (I think the Tudor which used a lock).
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Re: two doors one hole?

Post by spectria » February 3rd, 2013, 8:36 pm

Neil Wilson wrote:I can't tell from your carnut14 handle who you are? So, I can't look up your membership records to see what AA you have?

If you have an 82-A cab, then it didn't come with a right door lock (just a plug). If your have an 85-A, then there should be a lock. The doors for these two body types were carry over doors from the Model T (I think the Tudor which used a lock).
What about the 82b doors, lock, no lock, and do the early and T doors fit for 82b?
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Re: two doors one hole?

Post by carnut14 » February 19th, 2013, 5:28 pm

posted under the thread abut hole spacing in the bed strips is a photo of my big red truck. Is someone able to tell me what cab it is?

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Re: two doors one hole?

Post by spectria » February 19th, 2013, 6:25 pm

carnut14 wrote:posted under the thread abut hole spacing in the bed strips is a photo of my big red truck. Is someone able to tell me what cab it is?
Neil Wilson said ~~ "There is actually no 28/29 cab as such. This terminology is one of the biggest reasons that there is misunderstanding/confusion. There is the 82-A closed cab which was used through mid 1930 on AA's and A's. So, there is a 1927 through mid 1930 cab and should be referred to as a '27-'30 (or '28-'30) cab. This applies to the open cab as well. There is a '27-'30 open cab.
BTW - the AA did not get produced with an open cab until 5/28. The A did not get produced with a closed cab until 6/4/28.
Only some of the 82-A cabs came with a twist style gas tank cap. But certainly not all. More came with the screw on gas tank cab. The picture below show a '30 closed cab (82-A) platform truck.
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Re: two doors one hole?

Post by Neil Wilson » February 19th, 2013, 7:13 pm

carnut14, Your red AA truck has the 82-A closed cab.
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Re: two doors one hole?

Post by Bladehorse » February 22nd, 2013, 11:41 pm

I always thought the door lock was only on the right side, and actually in the center of the door handle. Perhaps this is only in the after june of '30

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Re: two doors one hole?

Post by Chris Haynes » February 23rd, 2013, 10:22 pm

Bladehorse wrote:I always thought the door lock was only on the right side, and actually in the center of the door handle. Perhaps this is only in the after june of '30

You are correct. 82B had locks in the door handle.

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Re: two doors one hole?

Post by carnut14 » February 24th, 2013, 6:05 pm

appears my enthusium for this subject has caused there to be simultaneous discussion threads.

so yesterday the most major thing I accomplished was instlling the rubber plug in the extra door hole. looks cool and makes for a great story how the t doors were used. But i really would like to lock this thing up.

In a previous thread there is mention that a t lock will work in an 82a cab and still retain the stock door handles. Does this take some modification?

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Re: two doors one hole?

Post by Neil Wilson » February 25th, 2013, 3:00 am

carnut14,
Most vendors sell a cylinder lock which will fit into the hole you just plugged. The lock was used on other vehicles (like the '28 Fordor). If your door was on a panel delivery, it would have had a cylinder lock in that hole. There is a threaded hole on the side of the door for a headless screw which tightens against the cylinder lock to hold it in place. No modifications to the door are needed.
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