Is this cab really a 28?

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Roddy73
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Body Type: Wrecker
Model Year: 1929

Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roddy73 » September 5th, 2013, 5:06 pm

The "AA truck, supplement to Restorers model A manual" from 1985, I read it on someones post so I ordered it. It's pretty good, tough to see some pics but worth getting. I should've ordered the original A manual too.

markt
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Joined: June 24th, 2011, 7:35 pm
Body Type: 188a
Model Year: 1928
Location: Tofield, Alberta , canada

Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by markt » September 9th, 2013, 8:13 am

Hey Roddy, do you have any more pics of that Brantford Cab out in the bush? I am always looking for more reference material on these cabs. If so you could send the by e-mail to tiedemannm@gmail.com Where are you located?

Roddy73
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roddy73 » September 9th, 2013, 9:18 am

Sure I'll send them, I'm up by dawson creek bc..

farmerden
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Model Year: 1928

Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by farmerden » September 12th, 2013, 9:20 pm

It's funny -I have two of those Brantford cabs and neither has metal on the back of the cab and one looks weathered enough never to have had metal on the back. I know the pepsi truck has a metal back but who knows if it was original or not! Anybody have any original pics of a Brantford cab? I like being Canadian but do we always have to be different eh?? Den

Roddy73
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roddy73 » September 12th, 2013, 10:18 pm

Gotta love our weird canuck versions of vehicles!

farmerden
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by farmerden » September 13th, 2013, 9:55 pm

Hmmm! I've got an American cab as well complete with new corners for the cab. Too bad Vancouver Island is so far away from you! Den

Roddy73
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roddy73 » September 13th, 2013, 10:03 pm

I have a cousin in Naniamo farmerden, a cab relay could happen!

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tiredtruckrestorer
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Location: Orwigsburg, PA

Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by tiredtruckrestorer » September 20th, 2013, 6:47 pm

Does anybody know what kind of roof was used on the Brantford cabs. I have a '29 AAC with a Brantford cab and it looks like somebody homemade a tin roof for it. Did the Canadian trucks use a soft-top like the 28-29 US built trucks? Any of you guys in Canada know where I might find some parts for the cable brakes like the cable support that routes the cable behind the rear end?

Thanks, Keith

markt
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by markt » September 20th, 2013, 9:06 pm

I am also working on an AA with a Brantford cab. I have a rough cab with a good portion of the original roof in place. I will take some photos and post them as soon as I can. I may have the brake parts you need as well.

markt
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by markt » September 21st, 2013, 7:26 pm

I have attached a few photos of the original roof and a few my roof rebuild project in progress. I was able to locate a small piece of the original fabric, from what I can tell the material is very similar to the original Ford top material. I don't think there was any padding between the wood structure and the material. The structure is either oak or maple and the wood strips are ash.
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markt
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by markt » September 21st, 2013, 7:29 pm

A few more photos
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markt
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by markt » September 21st, 2013, 7:32 pm

and a few more. Almost ready for the ash strips.
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Roddy73
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by Roddy73 » September 22nd, 2013, 2:52 pm

That looks really good Mark, I love seeing the roof line!

farmerden
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Re: Is this cab really a 28?

Post by farmerden » September 27th, 2013, 7:49 pm

Mine was so rotted I never knew there was a sun visor-so I built one -it is uncanny how similar it is to yours! Great minds think alike! Den

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