Rear spring shackle bolts

AA Ford Discussion Group relating to the repair and restoration of your AA Ford.
Post Reply
Rumbler
Posts: 42
Joined: May 21st, 2017, 4:27 pm
Body Type: 82-A Closed Cab
Model Year: 1928
Location: Illinois

Rear spring shackle bolts

Post by Rumbler » January 26th, 2019, 11:58 am

What's the correct shackle bolt for early 1928, hex head or square head? I couldn't find this in the RG&JS.

Brian

Bob C
Posts: 1228
Joined: April 24th, 2003, 11:50 am
Body Type: Mail truck, Stake tr
Model Year: 1931
Location: SO CAL

Re: Rear spring shackle bolts

Post by Bob C » January 26th, 2019, 12:42 pm


Rumbler
Posts: 42
Joined: May 21st, 2017, 4:27 pm
Body Type: 82-A Closed Cab
Model Year: 1928
Location: Illinois

Re: Rear spring shackle bolts

Post by Rumbler » January 26th, 2019, 2:18 pm

Yes, thanks Bob... looks like hex head wins!

KimVanOrder
Posts: 480
Joined: August 11th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Body Type: 82-A Platform
Model Year: 1928
Location: Hamilton, Mich.

Re: Rear spring shackle bolts

Post by KimVanOrder » January 26th, 2019, 3:39 pm

Mine has Hex head.
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

User avatar
Neil Wilson
Posts: 2623
Joined: February 5th, 2003, 9:42 pm
Body Type: 82-A/89-A
Model Year: 1930
Location: Boulder, CO
Contact:

Re: Rear spring shackle bolts

Post by Neil Wilson » January 26th, 2019, 4:22 pm

Rumbler wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 11:58 am
What's the correct shackle bolt for early 1928, hex head or square head? I couldn't find this in the RG&JS. Brian
FYI - Early 1928 = through April 1928 - RGJS page E-107

Initially the bolt had a 1-1/8" hex head (see figure 4 upper
image). Beginning in April 1928 through May 1929 the head
was 1-1/8" square with rounded corners (see center image). The
head was then changed back to hex beginning in April 1929.
Regards, Neil Wilson
______________________________________
neil@aafords.com - use this email for contact
www.aafords.com - AA information and photographs

Rumbler
Posts: 42
Joined: May 21st, 2017, 4:27 pm
Body Type: 82-A Closed Cab
Model Year: 1928
Location: Illinois

Re: Rear spring shackle bolts

Post by Rumbler » January 26th, 2019, 5:20 pm

Thank you, Neil. Informative response as always. My April28 truck has hex head bolts, while I also have a July28 frame with rear springs that has square head bolts, hence my confusion. And then I couldn't find the RGJS reference. But now I know that each frame is correct for their respective month!

Brian

Post Reply