1928 88-A platform

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buddy
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Body Type: AA flatbed
Model Year: 1929

1928 88-A platform

Post by buddy » August 16th, 2021, 4:51 pm

its come time to put new wood on my flatbed. there is none now so I have nothing to copy. I cant find the info. for number of boards, the width and length. i believe the boards are 5/4. i have the original metal "slats"for the boards. any info would help.
Thanks!!

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1crosscut
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Body Type: 82-A
Model Year: 1929
Location: Lincoln, NE

Re: 1928 88-A platform

Post by 1crosscut » August 16th, 2021, 6:31 pm

I have an extra board that I had made when I did mine. I'll get some measurements and a couple of pictures for you. Might be a day or two before I get to it. Somebody else may have the information for you before that though.
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Neil Wilson
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Body Type: 82-A/89-A
Model Year: 1930
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Re: 1928 88-A platform

Post by Neil Wilson » August 16th, 2021, 6:58 pm

buddy wrote:
August 16th, 2021, 4:51 pm
its come time to put new wood on my flatbed. there is none now so I have nothing to copy. I cant find the info. for number of boards, the width and length. i believe the boards are 5/4. i have the original metal "slats"for the boards. any info would help.
Thanks!!
88-A information is found on aafords.com. There are 7 center boards plus right and left side boards. The finished boards are 1-1/4" thick. The term 5/4 may not mean the finished thickness via vendors. Here are some links:

https://aafords.com/open-bodies/platfor ... -platform/
https://aafords.com/open-bodies/platfor ... etails/#cf
https://aafords.com/open-bodies/platfor ... #pl-88a-cf
Regards, Neil Wilson
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buddy
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Joined: March 13th, 2016, 2:03 pm
Body Type: AA flatbed
Model Year: 1929

Re: 1928 88-A platform

Post by buddy » August 17th, 2021, 7:20 pm

Thanks everybody! great info! I plan on getting started this winter. I'll post some pics when i'm done. appreciate your help!
I bought this truck when I was 15 years old in 1970, drove it to high school and to work after wards for a couple years. Been sitting (covered) forever. Hoping to finish the bed and haul the grand-kids around!

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