Original old Ford truck film advertising

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ModelAkid
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Original old Ford truck film advertising

Post by ModelAkid » April 4th, 2014, 9:47 am

You can see some really nifty old Ford trucks here, with a hydraulic dump box that dumps 3 ways, trailers with automatic dolly wheels, and a "camper" type body with a pop top and slideouts!

http://www.dvarchive.com/stock-footage/ ... ntspeakers

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Brady
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Re: Original old Ford truck film advertising

Post by Brady » April 4th, 2014, 10:08 am

That's a great video - Thank you for posting it.

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Post by elfox » April 4th, 2014, 1:54 pm

That is one nice dump box - I could sure put that to use! Anybody know who the manufacturer was?
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Re: Original old Ford truck film advertising

Post by blgitn » April 4th, 2014, 4:42 pm

That IS cool. Thanks!
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Post by Drew Mashburn » April 5th, 2014, 11:20 am

ModelAkid:

That was fantastic! So, who do I contact about ordering a fleet of that 3-way dumptruck?

-- Drew
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Post by spectria » April 5th, 2014, 8:14 pm

ModelAkid wrote:You can see some really nifty old Ford trucks here, with a hydraulic dump box that dumps 3 ways, trailers with automatic dolly wheels, and a "camper" type body with a pop top and slideouts!

http://www.dvarchive.com/stock-footage/ ... ntspeakers
Awesome trucks, thank you for this video...
Dave in Quincy, Ca. I love Pics!!!! Post them All!!! :)
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Re: Original old Ford truck film advertising

Post by Reds34 » April 6th, 2014, 6:46 am

I saw a truck with that dump body at the Syracuse national truck show years back. Really neat setup.

Red

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Post by Drew Mashburn » April 6th, 2014, 9:51 am

All:

I've seen a still photo or two of AAs with scissor-lift beds mounted on them, but I've never actually seen one or have heard of any left in existence. Have any of you seen or know of any that are left?

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Post by fdohnke » April 6th, 2014, 10:31 pm

Loved it!

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Post by tiredtruckrestorer » April 10th, 2014, 4:39 am

I have a '29 AA with a all mechanical high-lift coal body built by the Moore Body Company from Reading, PA. It powered by a PTO on the transmission, but doesn't use any hydraulics to lift the body, unlike the one shown in the Ford literature. The gearbox has a gear coming out each side that pulls or pushes a toothed track front or back to scissor up the body. It was one of my next projects and is now in pieces.

Keith

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Post by Drew Mashburn » April 10th, 2014, 7:26 am

Keith:

A high-lift coal body, huh? Wow! That's a unique body. How high do you suppose it lifts? How high would the bottom of the bed be above the ground when lifted as high as it can go?

Get 'er done!
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Post by JPB » May 26th, 2014, 6:29 pm

Just now saw this. That very dump mechanism is available on a commercially made, fully galvanized utility trailer on display at the Winter Sportsman's Show in Sacramento. 12v powered hydraulic unit. Just about the right size for an AA, too, although I wasn't thinking along those lines then. I'll bet Mr Google knows how to find the maker (might have been California) and they might even custom fit one to an AA. I think it was a Sacramento area trailer dealer displaying it.
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Re: Original old Ford truck film advertising

Post by 1930artdeco » August 5th, 2014, 11:08 am

The two bodies that I thought were really cool were the expanding motorhome body (I thought that was a modern invention) and the last truck/special delivery which had stained glass in the side panels.

Mike

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