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|Bud Valerius – 1931 AA Express Truck||1931 82-B Closed Cab and 195-A Express Body|
|Craig Landon – 1931 AA Express Truck||1931 82-B Closed Cab and 197-A Express Body|
|Dave Allder – 1929 AA Grain Truck||1929 82-A Closed Cab and 88-A Platform with Grain Sides|
|Don Carty – Express Truck||1931 C Cab Express Truck|
|Neil Wilson – Express Truck||1929 82-A Closed Cab and 89-A Express Body|
|Richard Hershey – Service Car||1931 82-B Closed Cab and 229-A Service Body|
|Roger Gash – Platform Truck||1930 82-B Closed Cab and 185-A Platform|
|Ron Avakian – Stake Truck||1930 82-A Closed Cab and 88-A Platform with 188-A Stake Racks|
Bud Valerius – 1931 82-B Closed Cab and 195-A Express on 131-1/2″ Wheel Base AA Chassis
This is the 2015 Double A’er newsletter cover truck. A great example of a 1931 small, light duty AA express truck on the AA131 chassis. Both this express and the 197-A express were offered by Ford into 1934 without change (except for body bolt locations).
This restoration started in 2005 with the purchase of the disassembled cargo body and dual wheel rear fenders found in New Hampshire. The remainder of this AA was acquired in the Kansas area. The 82-B closed cab was assembled from fourteen donors.
The cab, hood, and cargo body are finished in Pegex Orange. The remainder of the sheet metal is finished black (including the commercial head lamp cases and radiator shell).
Craig Landon – 1931 82-B Closed Cab and 197-A Express on 157″ Wheel Base AA Chassis
This is the 2013 Double A’er newsletter cover truck. An excellent example of a 1931 large, light duty AA express truck on the AA157 chassis. Both this express and the 195-A express were offered by Ford into 1934 without change (except for body bolt locations).
Restoration of this express was completed in July 2005 and received the “MAFCA Award of Excellence” with a score of 472 points. Craig is in the process of constructing the optional Ford offered canopy top and curtains based on Ford engineering drawings. Canopy top sockets are currently installed and can be seen in the photo to the right.
The cab, hood, and cargo body are finished in Vermilion. The remainder of the sheet metal is finished black (including the commercial head lamp cases and radiator shell).
Dave Allder – 1929 82-A Closed Cab and 88-A Platform with Grain Sides on 131-1/2″ Wheel Base AA Chassis
This is the 2014 Double A’er newsletter cover truck. It is a January 1929 with engine id of AA931825. It was pulled out of a Nebraska storage shed in December of 2010. After studying about AA’s for a time, Dave decided that he wanted to have his truck in an original, un-restored condition. Changes would be made as needed to insure this January 1929 AA had correct parts for that month and year. Some restoration would be require (like a new top, engine rebuild, etc.). A big challenge was finding parts which matched the patina of his project (even down to original nuts and bolts).
To finish the AA’s patina, Dave came up with a paste wax finish which preserves the metal and is easily cleaned. The procedure is found in the 2014 Double A’er.
Don Carty – 1931 AA C Cab Express on 131-1/2″ Wheel Base Chassis
Here are some pictures of my 1931 AA wood C cab express. It is a complete frame up restoration. I have owned the truck for 20 years but have been restoring only the last 3 years. The first picture shows most of the parts that were replaced. The cab was fabricated using red oak from all the original wood pieces. I have done most of the work myself. The motor was rebuilt by my friend, the late Jay Steel from Taylor Engines in Whittier California. Anyone having questions is welcome to email me.
Neil Wilson – 1929 82-A Closed Cab and 89-A Express on 131-1/2″ Wheel Base AA Chassis
This is an April 1929 AA express truck found in reasonably original condition in Nevada. Prior owner had started a restoration by removing the front fenders, hood, and radiator. My goal for this truck is to keep its patina as much as possible but repair rust out areas and get it reassembled with original parts.
Richard Hershey – 1931 82-B Closed Cab and 229-A Service Body on 131-1/2″ Wheel Base AA Chassis
This is the 2012 Double A’er newsletter cover truck. This is a great example of one of the 521 Service Cars (body type 229-A) sold by Ford starting in 1931. It has engine/frame ID AA4058310 which is an October 1930 engine assembly date. So, it likely rolled of the assembly line in January or February of 1931. It was purchased by the Carson City, NV Ford dealer (Sam Pozi Motors) and was converted to a dual wheel setup some time in 1931 when dual rear fenders became available.
Rich restored this Service Car back to the Ford dealer’s upgrades (AA double bar front bumper and dual rear wheels). It is finished in its original Rubelite Red paint scheme. The auto crane is by The Manley Manufacturing Co. of Bridgeport, CT and is model number 125 (Single Slinging Boom Crane).
Roger Gash – 1930 82-B Closed Cab and 185-A Platform on 157″ Wheel Base AA Chassis
This is the 2016 Double A’er newsletter cover truck. It is a great example of the low production volume 185-A Platform body type sold by Ford in 1930 for the tapered frame AA157. It has engine/frame ID AA3860606 which is an August 1930 engine assembly date. So, the original AA likely rolled of the assembly line in August or September of 1930. It was purchased near Virginia City, NV in 1970 and had a home made platform as can be seen in the gallery below.
Roger started the restoration in 2010 after a long rest for the AA in the sagebrush of Nevada. The 185-A platform steel parts were located in Rock Island, IL. A set of correct U-bolts were fabricated from a somewhat improper set.The Douglas fir wood was milled by Roger’s brother-in-law. As can be seen, the beautiful wood was left natural and not painted like original. The AA was painted in its original Rock Moss Green color.
Ron Avakian – 1930 82-A Closed Cab and 88-A Platform with 188- Stake Racks on 131-1/2″ Wheel Base AA Chassis
This is the 2017 Double A’er newsletter cover truck. It is an example of the1930 (June and prior) commercial AA’s. This is a May 1930 AA with frame/engine id AA-3046731. It is painted Rock Moss Green.
Ron restored this AA twice. It was restored as a cab and chassis and received 456 points at the 2011 San Diego, CA MARC national. Some of the judging Areas were penalized for not having a cargo body. An original Stake body was added and refinished in 2015. This is an excellent example of an assembly line type restoration. It has the standard Ford factory finish (not polished and no pin stripe).
Hello Ford Model AA Truck Club members – If you want to have a photo gallery on this page, you are welcome to do so. AA’ers are proud of their trucks (original, undergoing restoration, working truck, or restored – all great).
What is needed? Four to nine digital photos of your truck (JPEG files not less than 300KB each – more is better) , a short caption for each photo, your name, AA information (year, cab type, cargo body type). Your email will be listed (unless no is indicated) for other AA’ers to send a message. You can optionally include a paragraph (of up to 200 words) of information that you want included. See the example gallery below.
Your AA Gallery Title
Optional paragraph of information about your AA and the photos included.
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