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FVOUK
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Flatbed

Post by FVOUK » October 19th, 2017, 10:55 pm

Just picked up a flatbed that supposedly came off a 28 AA frame. There's no FORD or FORD TRUCKS embossed on the back which makes me wonder. Also are there supposed to be stake pockets on the front. Thanks, Frank J

Stakebed
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Re: Flatbed

Post by Stakebed » October 20th, 2017, 6:06 am

embossed ford was only on the very early 28s

the front of the bed should have 2 maybe 3 thin stake pockets where flat sock would slip there are normal square stake pockets along the edge and the back.

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Neil Wilson
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Re: Flatbed

Post by Neil Wilson » October 20th, 2017, 6:42 am

FVOUK wrote:
October 19th, 2017, 10:55 pm
Just picked up a flatbed that supposedly came off a 28 AA frame. There's no FORD or FORD TRUCKS embossed on the back which makes me wonder. Also are there supposed to be stake pockets on the front. Thanks, Frank J
Starting in mid 1928, the design 3, 88-A platform had four external rear stake pockets without the embossed "Ford Truck". Check out http://aafords.com/open-bodies/platform ... m-details/.

The front cross member had two stake pockets. Check out http://aafords.com/open-bodies/platform ... ils/#cm1-5 for a picture.
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FVOUK
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Re: Flatbed

Post by FVOUK » October 20th, 2017, 9:29 am

Wow. Great info. Thanks. Then I believe this flatbed will be correct for my 29

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Chris Haynes
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Re: Flatbed

Post by Chris Haynes » October 20th, 2017, 12:05 pm

Just because it came off of a '28 doesn't mean it left the factory with it.

gearling
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Re: Flatbed

Post by gearling » October 20th, 2017, 7:51 pm

"Just because it came off of a '28 doesn't mean it left the factory with it."

Copy that! I've come up with some very convincing Frankensteins that give some old timers fits, but Henry was a frugal guy and these were just work trucks. My "29" is actually an early model '30 with a '29 body, rolled off the assembly line like that in June of 1930!

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Neil Wilson
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Re: Flatbed

Post by Neil Wilson » October 21st, 2017, 5:54 am

gearling wrote:
October 20th, 2017, 7:51 pm

Copy that! I've come up with some very convincing Frankensteins that give some old timers fits, but Henry was a frugal guy and these were just work trucks. My "29" is actually an early model '30 with a '29 body, rolled off the assembly line like that in June of 1930!
FYI - All Ford commercial vehicles (on A or AA chassis) used "A" prefixed body types through June 1930. The 82-A closed cab is not a "1929 body". It is a 1927 through June 1930 cab.
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Re: Flatbed

Post by gearling » October 23rd, 2017, 11:12 am

I greatly appreciate that bit information and will be sure to include the correction in my dialogue when discussing the truck with the 'uninitiated'. Thanks!!!

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