88-A Light Bar Proximity to Radiator Shell

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slavalley
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Body Type: 88-A
Model Year: 1931

88-A Light Bar Proximity to Radiator Shell

Post by slavalley » March 21st, 2020, 9:28 am

Hello. I recently acquired this truck (see embedded images), I believe it's an early 1931 88-A stake truck. I've noticed that the head light/lamp bar seems unusually close to the radiator shell. Is this typical, or do I have some incorrect parts or bad alignment? Thx, Scott
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David R.
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Model Year: 1930
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Re: 88-A Light Bar Proximity to Radiator Shell

Post by David R. » March 21st, 2020, 10:01 am

AA does use thicker radiator shell, but I don’t know for sure if that is correct or not.

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markp213
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Body Type: 82B
Model Year: 1931

Re: 88-A Light Bar Proximity to Radiator Shell

Post by markp213 » March 21st, 2020, 10:22 am

Hey Scott,

Here's a couple pictures of mine. I show two inches from the radiator fins to the center of the bar. Good looking truck! Looks pretty complete.

Hope it helps.
Mark P.
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KimVanOrder
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Model Year: 1928
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Re: 88-A Light Bar Proximity to Radiator Shell

Post by KimVanOrder » March 21st, 2020, 7:43 pm

dose that bar have a 'bow' in it? maybe turn it 180 deg. to get some more clearance..
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

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Neil Wilson
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Re: 88-A Light Bar Proximity to Radiator Shell

Post by Neil Wilson » March 22nd, 2020, 9:32 am

KimVanOrder wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 7:43 pm
dose that bar have a 'bow' in it? maybe turn it 180 deg. to get some more clearance..
Kim, that would end up with the head lamps pointing to the rear.
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KimVanOrder
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Re: 88-A Light Bar Proximity to Radiator Shell

Post by KimVanOrder » March 23rd, 2020, 3:38 pm

That way you could see ifthey are on or not!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

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