Stakes Don't Fit in 88-A Platform Pockets

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slavalley
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Stakes Don't Fit in 88-A Platform Pockets

Post by slavalley » March 22nd, 2020, 11:51 am

Hello again... Sorry for all the questions.

My 88-A came w/ some stakes, and I ordered a sample stake from Synder's, but none seem to fit properly. When I measure the boxed end, they measure 3" x 1-5/8". According to Neil Wilson's write-up, they should measure 1-1/2", which seems correct. What truck takes these larger stakes?

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Prod ... k/aa-truck

https://aafordscom.ipage.com/aafords-pdf/88ae.pdf

Thanks for all the help! Scott
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Re: Stakes Don't Fit in 88-A Platform Pockets

Post by slavalley » March 22nd, 2020, 12:31 pm

Here are some pics of the pocket measurement.
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slavalley
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Re: Stakes Don't Fit in 88-A Platform Pockets

Post by slavalley » March 22nd, 2020, 1:25 pm

Here is a pic of all the stakes that came w/ the truck, none of them really fit well. All measure 3" x 1-5/8". If anyone is interested, I will be posting them for sale in the appropriate forum. They seem "original", so I'm assume they are worth at least as much as a reproduction part, $50 each.?.? -Scott
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Re: Stakes Don't Fit in 88-A Platform Pockets

Post by Neil Wilson » March 22nd, 2020, 1:51 pm

slavalley wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 1:25 pm
Here is a pic of all the stakes that came w/ the truck, none of them really fit well. All measure 3" x 1-5/8". If anyone is interested, I will be posting them for sale in the appropriate forum. They seem "original", so I'm assume they are worth at least as much as a reproduction part, $50 each.?.? -Scott
slavalley, Those are not the stakes for the 188-A racks. They look to be cut-off stakes for the 185-B and 187-A platforms (i.e. 186-B and 189-A stake racks). They only have bolt holes for the two lower boards. Originals were 46-1/16" tall with bolt holes for four boards.

Refer to https://aafords.com/open-bodies/platfor ... latform/#e

Whom ever is making the stake you bought, got it wrong (typical). The 188-A stake is 1-1/2" thick (maybe 1.52 at the most). They must be a loose fit in the pockets.
Regards, Neil Wilson
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Re: Stakes Don't Fit in 88-A Platform Pockets

Post by slavalley » March 22nd, 2020, 2:52 pm

Thank you Neil! I believe you are correct, these do look like stakes for the 187-A platform. They came w/ with the rack cross boards riveted to the stakes (which I removed), as you detail in your write-up.

"Rack boards were attached to each stake with 1/4” rivets
installed from the board side. The rivet heads, which were like a
carriage bolt head, measured 5/32” high by 5/8” in diameter. "

This Model AA hobby isn't as easy as my Model A hobby.

Scott

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Re: Stakes Don't Fit in 88-A Platform Pockets

Post by Neil Wilson » March 22nd, 2020, 3:56 pm

slavalley wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 2:52 pm
This Model AA hobby isn't as easy as my Model A hobby. Scott
Yea, but it is more interesting in my opinion. Always something new to learn.
Regards, Neil Wilson
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