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RoyBean
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Model Year: 1929

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Post by RoyBean » August 23rd, 2018, 2:09 am

I picked this truck up for a friend, He only wants the body and he wants me to sell the chassis. I might keep it as it has been gone through and a lot of work has been done to the Chassis and engine.
I really don't know what I have and was wondering if this truck is known to any of the members. I picked the truck up in Tyrone Georgia.

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Neil Wilson
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Body Type: 82-A/89-A
Model Year: 1930
Location: Boulder, CO
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AA Identification

Post by Neil Wilson » August 23rd, 2018, 6:04 am

RoyBean wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 2:09 am
I picked this truck up for a friend, He only wants the body and he wants me to sell the chassis. I might keep it as it has been gone through and a lot of work has been done to the Chassis and engine.
I really don't know what I have and was wondering if this truck is known to any of the members. I picked the truck up in Tyrone Georgia.
I assume that your friend wants the cab and that there is no cargo body.

The chassis is for a 1930/1931 AA and it has 1929 AA wheels. It looks like the frame has been cut off at the rear. Without good photos, not much can be done for identification. If the cab is original to the AA, then it is a January to June 1930.
Regards, Neil Wilson
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RoyBean
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Joined: August 22nd, 2018, 11:31 am
Body Type: standard
Model Year: 1929

Re: Help

Post by RoyBean » August 23rd, 2018, 9:31 am

Thanks. I have a lot of pictures. I will post them later. I have been up since midnight and just got in from Illinois.

RoyBean
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Model Year: 1929

Re: Help

Post by RoyBean » August 23rd, 2018, 4:55 pm

I have been out removing parts. The hardest was the speedo cable so everything has been easy so far. I need to search and find out how to remove the wires from the ignition switch to the distributor.
I pick up two skids tomorrow to build a crate for the cab. The cab is ready to set off except for the wire/cable I mentioned.

I appreciate you time in answering my question. Here are some pictures that will maybe tell you more.

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RoyBean
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Re: Help

Post by RoyBean » August 23rd, 2018, 5:20 pm

The wheelbase is 131 1/2 and by the serial number on the engine,L315925 it was produced in 8/1928. That is a nice link in your signature.

RoyBean
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Model Year: 1929

Re: Help

Post by RoyBean » August 23rd, 2018, 5:43 pm


Stakebed
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Joined: June 14th, 2007, 7:29 pm
Body Type: Grainbox
Model Year: 1929
Location: Illinois

Re: Help

Post by Stakebed » August 23rd, 2018, 9:12 pm

Engine is from 28 but that frame is not. Frame number should be stamped about where your left foot rests on the frame rail while driving. Frame looks pretty good so should be able to see the number.

Just a heads up but those are the wrong rims for those axles and stick out much farther than they should and like Neil said - someones hacked the rear of the frame off (common to do for dumptrucks and other similar bodies)

Looks like a nice project tho! Do we dare ask what is to be done with the body?

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Chris Haynes
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Joined: September 7th, 2003, 5:18 pm
Body Type: 82A
Model Year: 1930
Location: North Hills, CA/ Pine Grove, CA

Re: Help

Post by Chris Haynes » August 23rd, 2018, 9:29 pm

It breaks my heart to see a AA torn apart to build a hot rod.

RoyBean
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Joined: August 22nd, 2018, 11:31 am
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Model Year: 1929

Re: Help

Post by RoyBean » August 24th, 2018, 7:20 am

It is not going to be a Hot Rod. My friend needs the cab to complete his build. I will look for the frame number. Someone did a excellent job on the engine build and the brakes.
While hauling the truck back from Georgia I got a call from someone I didn't even know wanting to buy the cab. News travels fast.

KimVanOrder
Posts: 459
Joined: August 11th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Body Type: 82-A Platform
Model Year: 1928
Location: Hamilton, Mich.

Re: Help

Post by KimVanOrder » August 24th, 2018, 8:52 pm

I found the serial number on 28 on the frame just in front of the body on the drivers side. right by the starter. can see it with the body on.. Looks like a fun project... :mrgreen:
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

RoyBean
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Re: Help

Post by RoyBean » August 25th, 2018, 8:09 am

I have the body lifted with 2X4 blocks and the only number I can see is 9. I don't know if it is the newer 9 or the older stamp. It started raining on me and I had to quit. I have the skid ready to set the cab on so I can have a better look see. I am learning a lot. I finally got the wire out of the distributor.

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Neil Wilson
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Re: Help

Post by Neil Wilson » August 25th, 2018, 8:16 am

RoyBean wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 5:20 pm
The wheelbase is 131 1/2 and by the serial number on the engine,L315925 it was produced in 8/1928. That is a nice link in your signature.
An original engine id would have an AA prefix. Consequently, the L315925 is just a restamped number and can not be used to determine anything as far as a date. Take a look at http://aafords.com/aa-information/#feidm.
Regards, Neil Wilson
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www.aafords.com - AA information and photographs

Bob C
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Joined: April 24th, 2003, 11:50 am
Body Type: Mail truck, Stake tr
Model Year: 1931
Location: SO CAL

Re: Help

Post by Bob C » August 26th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Never seen an axle tube shaped like this one.

Bob
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RoyBean
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Model Year: 1929

Re: Help

Post by RoyBean » September 7th, 2018, 7:42 am

Thanks for the input.
My Father in Law died and I have been busy on his Farm trying to help out. We buried him Wednesday. I have to help keep the Farm going and really have too much on my plate.
I have removed the cab and have it on a skid along with the other parts to ship.
Seem like someone took a lot of parts and made what is known as Bitza. A bit of this and a bit of that.
I will probably end up selling the chassis ,hoping I can sell it complete. I might just put it in my shed and see what happens over the cold months.
This is a very informative site and I really enjoy reading all the information ,especially the information that people went through to document these vehicles. Some of the projects show what a wonderful Country we have by the skills and ingenuity of the members here.

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garagekulture13
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Model Year: 1930

Re: Help

Post by garagekulture13 » September 11th, 2018, 2:44 pm

I too bought an AA from the same gentleman about a month ago.. I saw that truck while I was there. He had an amazing collection. I picked up the 1930 he had for sale.

Also, sorry to hear about your father in law.

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