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Old 11-01-2017, 07:16 PM   #21
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So bob r you saying this title is wrong?
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:24 PM   #22
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Jsain10,
I think it's great! I'd love to have it. And I'd tour with (in the slow lane on back roads!!!).
If you haven't already, join a Model A club. Those guys will help you out & gave a readon to get your truck out & drive .
Have fun.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:27 PM   #23
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Since the emergency brake is on the left side, it is an early to mid 28. What is the engine number? It should be below 400,000 if it is an early 28. That will tell you when the truck was manufactured, if it is the original engine.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:29 PM   #24
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386211 or close if i reamber
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:35 PM   #25
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Not sure cant read it
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:37 PM   #26
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So bob r you saying this title is wrong?
I'm not sure it's wrong there are just a few things that point to early 1929.
There is a lot of AA information at this link. http://aafords.com/
Is there a date on the gas tank on the engine side in the lower left corner?

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Old 11-01-2017, 08:44 PM   #27
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It's worth $5001, so you did good. I think you did fine, and from what I can see in the pictures your cab metal looks excellent for being a big truck. Usually they get lots of dents. Most, if not all 28 trucks had wire spoke wheels, but they can be easily swapped. Show us the cowl lower lacing, so we can tell if it has the early or later style lip. Also the tank date would be helpful. The main thing is you have something you can drive right away and have fun with.
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Old 11-02-2017, 04:14 AM   #28
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You STOLE that truck !!! (wrap it up I,ll take it )

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Old 11-02-2017, 06:38 AM   #29
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If there aren’t some hidden problems, engine, running gear, you did well. Phen375
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:48 AM   #30
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Hay tom im new to this but i was told due to having the emergency brake on the left instead of right it makes it a early 1928 and thats what the title says?
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:11 AM   #31
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Tom i was also told due to it being a heavy truck that was the wheels it came with and when i look up 1928 stake body there all shown with the wheels i have on my truck?
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:14 AM   #32
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I also want to change all fluids any ideas?
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:26 AM   #33
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not bad at all for 5k. you got some scary looking wiring though... i hope you disconnect the battery when you park it at night.

the wire wheels were used into the early part of 29 as well untill the factory ran out. AA's got all the leftovers from the standard cars/trucks so a left hand emergency brake into 29 is not unheard of.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:42 AM   #34
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Ive had it for 6 months and never disconnected anything it fires up on a dime ever time.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:53 AM   #35
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Value can be hard to pin down. An impulsive buyer (for lack of better term) probably won't care much beyond condition of the body and mechanicals and would be willing to pay one price. A person concerned about authenticity will want clarification on a lot of details and would be willing to pay more for a correct truck...and much less for one that isn't correct.

What's the engine number?

Is there a date stamped on the driver's side firewall/gas tank?

Get a copy of the Judging Standards & Restoration Guidelines and start to pick it apart to learn more about it. My extremely amateur opinion is that if the mechanicals are all in good order you got a deal at $5k.

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Old 11-02-2017, 10:14 AM   #36
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Oft times the vehicles were titled to the year sold, not year made
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:23 AM   #37
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Its titled 1928
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:32 AM   #38
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Here were the pics before restored it was bought off a old lady original owner then sold to us after restored im the 3rd owner
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:01 AM   #39
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Ive had it for 6 months and never disconnected anything it fires up on a dime ever time.
im just saying one frayed wire away from a garage/house fire is what im concerned with.
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Ive had it for 6 months and never disconnected anything it fires up on a dime ever time.
It's better to be safe than sorry. I'm completely re-wiring my 29, necessary because there were no wires for the lights, horn, etc. After restoration the seller only did enough to get it running. As it was, the insulation from the ignition switch to the coil was a mess and I replaced it as well. Additionally I have put a disconnect switch on the negative battery terminal. While there are fewer buyers for AAs, I think you got a great buy. Have fun with it!
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