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The Double A’er Newsletter

The Ford Model AA Truck Club has a yearly newsletter (The Double A’er) which is mailed in April. In 2005 the Double A’er was set at a 32 page newsletter containing mostly technical articles plus many pictures. In 2012 front and rear covers were added. In 2017 the front and read covers were changed to full color. See below for past newsletters information and technical articles.

Articles for the newsletter are welcomed. They should be received by the first of January. Items for sale or wanted may be sent in by February 15th for inclusion in the “Truck Market” section of the newsletter. The newsletter is 32 pages. Consequently, articles and ads are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Technical questions are welcomed (with a SASE or e-mail to the Webmaster). Response time depends on the research time involved. Many of these questions and answers are included in the newsletter for all members to read.

Past Newsletters

The 1987-1994 newsletters are a total of 20 pages. The 1995 Double A’er is 8 pages. From 1996 thru 2004 the newsletters are between 20 and 30 pages. Starting 2005, each issue of the Double A’er is 32 pages. A set of these past newsletters is available. Technical articles about the AA Fords are found in these newsletters starting with the April 1995 issue.

The current newsletter set consists of a PDF file for the January 1987 through 1994 newsletters and one PDF file for each Double A’er from 1995 through the most current issue. This set of PDF files can be searched by the Adobe Reader’s Advanced Search feature found under the Edit menu. Any file (or individual pages) can be printed as desired.

On-Line Order

Payment to be made to the club PayPal account fmaatc@fmaatc.org using your PayPal account (US funds only). Include a note indicating your membership name, shipping address, and explain what your payment is for. One of two methods can be used:

  1. Use a credit card or choose “I’m paying for goods or services“. For this method the cost of the CD PDF set (including PayPal fees) is $43 (add $3.25 foreign).
  2. Don’t use a credit card and choose “I’m sending money to family or friends” , then there are no PayPal fees. For this method the cost of the CD PDF Set is $40 – includes US shipping (add $3.00 foreign).

Mail In Order

Payment to be made to Ford Model AA Truck Club (FMAATC). All checks must be in US$ with a US routing number. The CD PDF Set is $40 – includes US shipping (add $3.00 foreign). Send request with payment and your shipping address to:

FMAATC
1365 Cherryvale Rd.
Boulder, CO 80303

Technical Articles of the Double A’er

The following is a list of the technical articles found in The Double A’er (listing is in newsletter year sequence).

  • “Fender Well Installation” (November 1992) – by Richard Kosi (2 pages).
  • “The Ford Model AA’s – An Overview” (April 1995) by Neil Wilson (6 pages).
  • “The 89-A Express Body” (April 1996) by Neil Wilson (16 pages). Mounting hardware update in April 2006.
  • “The 88-A Platform Body” (April 1997) by Neil Wilson (20 pages). “Wheel Carrier AA-1453-C Correction” in April 2000. Additional “Early 88-A Platform” information in April 2000.
  • “Body Components of the 88-A Platform” (April 1998) by Neil Wilson (16 pages). “188-A Stake Rack – Correction” in April 2000.
  • “The 229-A Service Body” (April 1999) by Neil Wilson (15 pages) Floor Sub Sill Assembly Correction” (April 2008) by Neil Wilson (2 pages).
  • “The 187-A Platform Body” (April 2000) by Neil Wilson (15 pages).
  • “Body Components of the 187-A Platform Body” (April 2001) by Neil Wilson (11 pages).
  • “On Frame Repair of AA Rear Spring Pivot” (April 2001) by Arnold Read (3 pages). “Follow Up – AA Rear Spring Pivot Repair” in April 2003. “Correction – AA Rear Spring Pivot Repair” in April 2004.
  • “AA-112 Type 315-A Standrive Delivery” (April 2002) by Walter Kritemeyer (2 pages).
  • “The 185-B Platform Body” (April 2002) by Neil Wilson (12 pages).
  • “The Early AA Trucks” (April 2003) by Neil Wilson (11 pages).
  • “The New Ford Model AA Truck” (April 2004) first advertising leaflet reprint (7 pages).
  • “AA Side and Fender Wheel Carriers (April 2004) by Neil Wilson (11 pages). “Correction – “AA Side & Fender Wheel Carriers” in April 2005.
  • “The 195-A & 197-A Express Bodies” (April 2005) by Neil Wilson (12 pages).
  • “AA Rear View Mirrors” (April 2005) by Neil Wilson (8 pages)
  • “AA Rear View Mirrors – Continued” (April 2006) by Neil Wilson (12 pages).
  • “AA Coupling Shaft” (April 2006) by Neil Wilson (4 pages).
  • “89-A Express Body – Mounting Hardware (April 2006) by Neil Wilson (5 pages).
  • “AA Shock Absorber Equipment” (April 2007) by Neil Wilson (3 pages).
  • “AA Rear Axle Gear Ratios” (April 2007) by Neil Wilson (2 pages).
  • “AA Speedometer Gears & Parts” (April 2007) by Neil Wilson (5 pages).
  • “AA Floor Boards & Mats” (April 2007) by Neil Wilson (5 pages).
  • “The 229-A Service Body – Floor Sub Sill Assembly Correction” (April 2008) by Neil Wilson (2 pages)
  • “The 185-A Platform Body” (April 2008) by Neil Wilson (14 pages)
  • “82-A Closed Cab Upholstery (April 2009) by Neil Wilson (5 pages)
  • “Ford Parts Engineering Release Records and Drawings” (April 2009) by Neil Wilson (2 pages)
  • “Tools” (April 2009) by Neil Wilson (10 pages)
  • “AA Rear View Mirrors – Additions” (April 2009) by Neil Wilson (1 page)
  • “Tools Part 2” (April 2010) by Neil Wilson (2 pages)
  • “Platform Dimensions Tables” (April 2010) by Neil Wilson (1 page)
  • “AA Rear Springs” (April 2010) by Neil Wilson (6 pages)
  • Door Glass – Closed Cab 82-A (April 2011) by Neil Wilson (5 pages)
  • AA Lamps & Wiring (April 2011) by Neil Wilson (12 pages)
  • Hinge Mounted Side View Mirror Bracket (April 2011) by John McCausland (1 page)
  • Servicing – AA Rear Springs (April 2012) by Neil Wilson (4 pages)
  • AA Under Body-Frame Wheel Carriers (April 2012) by Neil Wilson (8 pages)
  • AA Rear View Mirrors – addition #2 (April 2012) by Neil Wilson (2 pages)
  • The 195-A & 197-A Express Bodies – update (April 2012) by Neil Wilson (1 page)
  • Tire Installation – (April 2013) by Neil Wilson (1 page)
  • 242-A Heavy Duty Express Body – (April 2013) by Neil Wilson (10 pages)
  • AA Wheels – (April 2013) by Neil Wilson (3 pages)
  • AA Truck Speeds – (April 2013) by Neil Wilson (1 page)
  • AA Wheel Nuts (April 2014) by Neil Wilson (2 pages)
  • Shock Absorber Equipment – Update 1 (April 2014) by Neil Wilson (1 page)
  • AA Muffler Installations  (April 2014) by Neil Wilson (7 pages)
  • AA Paint Color Schemes & Striping (April 2014) by Neil Wilson (5 pages)
  • 229-A Service Body – Equipment (April 2015) by Neil Wilson (1/2 page)
  • AA Platform Body Summary and Comparison Information (April 2015) by Neil Wilson (1 page)
  • AA Cooling System (April 2015) by Neil Wilson (5 pages)
  • AA Brake System Controls (April 2015) by Neil Wilson (7 pages)
  • AA Front Floor Mats (April 2016) by Neil Wilson (12 pages)
  • Worm Drive Axle – Worm AA-4210 (April 2016) by Neil Wilson (2 pages)
  • Closed Cab 82-A – Bud Manufacturing (April 2016) by Neil Wilson (1 page)
  • AA Fenders, Running Boards, Shields (April 2017) by Neil Wilson (18 pages)
  • Proper Gear Lube – Model AA 28-29 Worm Gear Differentials (April 2017) by Dave Hetchler (2.5 pages)