Ride hight?

AA Ford Discussion Group relating to the repair and restoration of your AA Ford.
Langan
Posts: 51
Joined: August 7th, 2017, 11:44 am
Body Type: 29 closed
Model Year: 1929

Ride hight?

Post by Langan » August 25th, 2021, 11:04 am

1929 AA running board hight? Trying to set up mine on build table and did not measure while it was sill together.

Stakebed
Posts: 1204
Joined: June 14th, 2007, 7:29 pm
Body Type: Grainbox
Model Year: 1929
Location: Illinois

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Stakebed » August 30th, 2021, 4:53 pm

by height do you mean from ground to board? it will be different front to rear if so.

Langan
Posts: 51
Joined: August 7th, 2017, 11:44 am
Body Type: 29 closed
Model Year: 1929

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Langan » September 8th, 2021, 4:51 pm

Yes ground to rear of board. I took mine apart before measuring, now I am setting up on built table and only thing left on frame are running boards.

Stakebed
Posts: 1204
Joined: June 14th, 2007, 7:29 pm
Body Type: Grainbox
Model Year: 1929
Location: Illinois

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Stakebed » September 9th, 2021, 7:42 pm

Langan wrote:
August 25th, 2021, 11:04 am
1929 AA running board hight? Trying to set up mine on build table and did not measure while it was sill together.
is yours the short or long running board? WHat bed type do you have?

When you say build table - im not sure i understand what your trying to achieve or why it needs to be the exact height off the road to do so...

Langan
Posts: 51
Joined: August 7th, 2017, 11:44 am
Body Type: 29 closed
Model Year: 1929

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Langan » September 10th, 2021, 3:28 pm

[
1929 Ford 003.JPG
It a 29cab on 31 frame 131 wheel base flatbed running boards stop at end of cab. Please just measure from ground to end of running boards

KimVanOrder
Posts: 742
Joined: August 11th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Body Type: 82-A Platform
Model Year: 1928
Location: Hamilton, Mich.

Re: Ride hight?

Post by KimVanOrder » September 10th, 2021, 3:52 pm

Tire size and rim size will effect your measurements.
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

Langan
Posts: 51
Joined: August 7th, 2017, 11:44 am
Body Type: 29 closed
Model Year: 1929

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Langan » September 10th, 2021, 5:54 pm

Never mind, I guess I do not explain myself well.

Bob C
Posts: 1366
Joined: April 24th, 2003, 11:50 am
Body Type: Mail truck, Stake tr
Model Year: 1931
Location: SO CAL

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Bob C » September 10th, 2021, 7:44 pm

What is a build table??

User avatar
Chris Haynes
Posts: 2158
Joined: September 7th, 2003, 5:18 pm
Body Type: 82A
Model Year: 1930
Location: Camarillo, CA

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Chris Haynes » September 10th, 2021, 9:55 pm

Langan wrote:
September 10th, 2021, 3:28 pm
[1929 Ford 003.JPG It a 29cab on 31 frame 131 wheel base flatbed running boards stop at end of cab. Please just measure from ground to end of running boards
Are you sure that isn't an Early 1930? They used the '29 sheet metal and the new frame.

Stakebed
Posts: 1204
Joined: June 14th, 2007, 7:29 pm
Body Type: Grainbox
Model Year: 1929
Location: Illinois

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Stakebed » September 11th, 2021, 2:26 pm

Langan wrote:
September 10th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Never mind, I guess I do not explain myself well.
i think its just because we dont understand what your trying to do. like what is your end goal? what are you trying to build?

there may be a language barrier as well and we dont mean to offend but we have never ever had someone request that measurement and there are alot of variables to consider.

KimVanOrder
Posts: 742
Joined: August 11th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Body Type: 82-A Platform
Model Year: 1928
Location: Hamilton, Mich.

Re: Ride hight?

Post by KimVanOrder » September 11th, 2021, 4:03 pm

I just walked out to the garage and measured mine. It is exactly 16" , floor to the bottom side..
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

Langan
Posts: 51
Joined: August 7th, 2017, 11:44 am
Body Type: 29 closed
Model Year: 1929

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Langan » September 11th, 2021, 7:57 pm

Thank you that's all I needed. I appreciate this forum very much!

KimVanOrder
Posts: 742
Joined: August 11th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Body Type: 82-A Platform
Model Year: 1928
Location: Hamilton, Mich.

Re: Ride hight?

Post by KimVanOrder » September 12th, 2021, 3:06 pm

Langan wrote:
September 11th, 2021, 7:57 pm
Thank you that's all I needed. I appreciate this forum very much!
So! now that you got what you needed, it is our turn. Just EXACTLY what are you doing????? Inquiring minds want to know.. :shock: :lol:
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

Langan
Posts: 51
Joined: August 7th, 2017, 11:44 am
Body Type: 29 closed
Model Year: 1929

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Langan » September 14th, 2021, 4:48 pm

I am trying to use rear springs with open drive shaft. The rear pivot on stock differential moved so not bind closed drive shaft. If I weld pivot to new differential and make just a lower part of 4 bar will spring work for upper part of 4 bar? Or if make 4 bar with larger urethane end will they take up the miss alignment of arcs?

May be easier to just go with normal leaf springs and make frame stronger behind center of axle.

Bob C
Posts: 1366
Joined: April 24th, 2003, 11:50 am
Body Type: Mail truck, Stake tr
Model Year: 1931
Location: SO CAL

Re: Ride hight?

Post by Bob C » September 14th, 2021, 7:17 pm

Maybe do something like the Canadian AA's.
Chassis3.jpg
Chassis2.jpg

Post Reply