Is this cab really a 28?

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Roddy73
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Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roddy73 » September 2nd, 2013, 8:21 pm

I'd like to change by cab from brantford since I can't find a wood kit and I found this for sale.

http://bc.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cla ... Z489955379

I know my cab is oddball but was there even a steel cab offered in 28?

Thanks
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Stakebed
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Stakebed » September 2nd, 2013, 8:53 pm

i believe thats a 30/31...

Roddy73
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roddy73 » September 3rd, 2013, 12:05 am

The back window looked 30/31 to me but the pillars and cowl don't look right. My friend thought it was cobbled together!
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Reds34 » September 3rd, 2013, 4:17 am

I would post that on Fordbarn. I'm thinking that the back of that cab is from a sedan. The body lines look like they are from a sedan. Just my $0.02.

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lookin-backtexas
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by lookin-backtexas » September 3rd, 2013, 5:31 am

It looks to me like a Frankenstein - the back part of the cab appears to be the rear part of a '28-'29 Tudor Sedan - note in the photos at the bottom of the rear it has the holes for a spare tire mount like a sedan. It'd be hard to mount a spare there between the cab and the pickup bed. :lol:
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Neil Wilson » September 3rd, 2013, 5:33 am

From production start thru August 1930, the 82-A closed cab was used on the A and AA commercial. My recommendation is to not waste time trying to find out details about the cab pictured above.
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roddy73 » September 3rd, 2013, 6:59 am

Ah so it is a mutt, thanks guys. I will look for an 82-A closed cab, I found one that looks like mine but there's metal over the wood, I think it's older. (I'll add a pic)

I'm slow but I get there eventually!haha
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by markt » September 3rd, 2013, 7:24 am

This photos is of a Brantford cab. They came in a number of configurations, all were wood clad with tin. They were used mostly for the 28-29 AA trucks in Canada. It is difficult to find a good one due to all the wood, most don't even have enough for patterns. They were built by the Brantford Coach and Body company in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. I am actually restoring one right now...you just about need to be a cabinet maker to work on these cabs.

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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roddy73 » September 3rd, 2013, 7:41 am

Ok, mine must be missing the tin over the wood. They are a neat cab and I like the Canadian connection, but I know my limitations. I've watched a woodworker restore an austin ambulance's wood structure and it is a skill I don't have!

If there's anything you need Mark I can look for you, I suspect there's more brantford cabs around here than 82-A's

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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by flatford39 » September 3rd, 2013, 2:14 pm

Roddy73 wrote:The back window looked 30/31 to me but the pillars and cowl don't look right. My friend thought it was cobbled together!
Your friend is correct. That is a cobbled up body. The Ford 28 29 cabs are very distinctive. In the "Legendary Model A Ford" book by Peter Winnewisser a real nice spread of a 29 AA Express truck that will show you the differences.

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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roddy73 » September 3rd, 2013, 5:14 pm

Good to know, I have the "green bible" on order but I'll get that one coming too.

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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Chris Haynes » September 3rd, 2013, 8:31 pm

Roddy73 wrote:Good to know, I have the "green bible" on order but I'll get that one coming too.
The Green Bible is not the best book for a Model AA. I have found some 1934,1935 parts books that have illistrations of the parts and part numbers. Many AA parts were long obsolete by the time the Green Bible came out.

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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by spectria » September 3rd, 2013, 8:44 pm

Chris Haynes wrote:
Roddy73 wrote:Good to know, I have the "green bible" on order but I'll get that one coming too.
The Green Bible is not the best book for a Model AA. I have found some 1934,1935 parts books that have illistrations of the parts and part numbers. Many AA parts were long obsolete by the time the Green Bible came out.
Chris, please post those pics from them ole parts books...
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Chris Haynes » September 4th, 2013, 7:52 am

spectria wrote:
Chris Haynes wrote:
Roddy73 wrote:Good to know, I have the "green bible" on order but I'll get that one coming too.
The Green Bible is not the best book for a Model AA. I have found some 1934,1935 parts books that have illistrations of the parts and part numbers. Many AA parts were long obsolete by the time the Green Bible came out.
Chris, please post those pics from them ole parts books...

Which do you need to see?

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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roadster AA » September 4th, 2013, 4:19 pm

What is the green bible?

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