The old AA went to heaven today.

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modeleh
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Model Year: 1930
Location: Nanaimo, BC

The old AA went to heaven today.

Post by modeleh » June 6th, 2013, 9:21 pm

Today I helped the fellow who bought my truck get it through the front window of his liquor store. It was a real tight squeeze, backed it through the window on a rollback truck then put the rear tires on dollys. It had to go over a brick wall about 20" high where the bottom sill of the (removed) window sat. We tipped the rollback deck just over the window sill then rolled the back duals off the deck onto some blocking configured like steps. The tricky part was there wasn't enough room to back the truck entirely off the deck without putting the back of the AA into the glass beer cooler doors. The front tires were still on the deck of the rollback, so we had to pull the tow truck out from under the front of the AA, then carefully set it on blocking as one front tire was on top of the window sill. I couldn't get my floorjack under the front axle due to the wall, so I had to put some timber across underneath the wishbone and I took the whole weight of the front of the truck while some bystanders helped push the front end sideways to clear the front wall of the store. I had to have the jack so high to keep the tires 20" off the floor, it didn't like the side loading and bent while I lowered it. Hopefully the store owner will go good on a replacement. When you have a truck 98% through a window and there is no more room to back up, there is no turning back, so the cost of a jack is probably a lot less than a glass beer cooler door. I didn't get any pictures of the actual process of getting it through the window, because it wasn't a situation where you could stop and take a break, but here are a couple shots of the truck once we got it in position.
The deck will eventually be loaded with merchandise. If anyone is heading through Mill Bay on Vancouver Island, it is in the Honeypot Liquor Store in the Mill Bay Centre.
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Re: The old AA went to heaven today.

Post by spdway1 » June 7th, 2013, 5:05 am

Thanks for Sharing! :D

Shorthaul
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Model Year: 1931
Location: Hawthorne California

Re: The old AA went to heaven today.

Post by Shorthaul » June 10th, 2013, 7:45 am

Dang, this truck was one of the only trucks on this website that actually still hauled loads (past photos)
Guess its still working, sort of a retirement type job indoors.

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Farrell In Vancouver
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Model Year: 1931
Location: Vancouver BC Canada

Re: The old AA went to heaven today.

Post by Farrell In Vancouver » June 12th, 2013, 3:58 pm

Gonna wait til she's loaded up and pay a visit after midnight.
:lol: Meet you at Fanny Bay for the party!

farmerden
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Model Year: 1928

Re: The old AA went to heaven today.

Post by farmerden » June 15th, 2013, 12:29 pm

Aha! That would explain why I saw you in your Ranchero near Cassidy last week! I was going to give you heck for driving a new car 1965!! Den

modeleh
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Location: Nanaimo, BC

Re: The old AA went to heaven today.

Post by modeleh » June 16th, 2013, 9:22 pm

You may have seen Harry B driving it around Ladysmith. He doesn't have enough cars so I gave him one of mine :wink:

Trulyvintage
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Re: The old AA went to heaven today.

Post by Trulyvintage » July 7th, 2013, 3:22 am

How cool is that ?

Thank you for posting !


Jim

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