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Old 11-22-2011, 06:46 AM   #61
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Dave,

Nice photos. If I was going to do one from scratch I would go your route with the metal cowl and windshield posts. Rich simplified the design based on a single cowl post and windshield posts made from wood and wrapped in metal, a fairly complicated piece of woodworking and metalworking.

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Here is a link to a photo album of building my huckster out of some spare parts I accumulated over the years. It was built from Red Oak from some of my own trees that I harvested from my lot when I built my house. It is titled as a 1928 but has 30 wheels and has 33 rear fenders.

I have the most fun with this vehicle over my other Model A's. It is a summer weather truck with no side windows. Pull the pins from the door hinges and the doors come off. The rear window also comes out with the removal of four eye bolts. I haul different items for different parades such as milk cans, wooden crates, bushel baskets of apples, and beer kegs. It is fun to mix it up and find something else to haul. This truck always get a lot of thumbs up. Also when I built it I took the cab inner dimensions of my 1930 coupe to comfortably fit my 6 foot plus frame.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1138992...ucksterProject#
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:55 AM   #62
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Cool pics. So I could use the plans for that Huckster and build only enough to make a pick-up cab. I REALLY WANT TO DO THAT.

Here's a photo album of a restoration of an original that mine is a copy of.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1097090...LavmoXto96QmwE

Might be enough to get you going. Once you see them in person they are pretty simple, although the wood frame for the doors on mine are pretty intricate as they have roll up windows and finding the metal skins may be next to impossible. I thought of using the cowl windshield and doors from a Tudor or Fordor as the base, back before Rich passed and I bought the Huckster body.
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:28 PM   #63
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I am from New Mexico and just acuired a 1930 Model A Huckster with steel cab and wooden bed. I even have the original Blue Prints for the Huckster Build.

The wheels are not period correct 19's they have been changed for 16's

Truck starts right up and runs and drives. It has been in Arizona forever.

Can someone tell me what this thing may be worth.

I do not know much about these and thought it would be a great truck for parades, fairs, etc.

Thanks in advance,

AJ

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Old 12-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #64
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i have a 1929 and a 1931 i started by cutting down 4 large hard paples had them sawed into 1 and 2 inch boords air dried all summer then put them in my heated shop till next summer used a 29 and 30 cowl this all took about 3 years i had a great time still have both dont know how to post pictures
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:57 PM   #65
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I am from New Mexico and just acuired a 1929 Model A Huckster with steel cab and bed

Can someone tell me what this thing may be worth.

I do not know much about these and thought it would be a great truck for parades, fairs, etc.

Thanks in advance,

AJ
Do you have any pictures?
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:24 AM   #66
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I have had a few people tell me this truck is worth around 6k as she sits....not even including I have the original build plans.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #67
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Pic of my 1930 Model A Huckster truck along with the Blueprints for the Build.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:52 PM   #68
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Looks like an interesting Huckster. Also getting the plans should be a plus for you. Also sounds like the 6K was a good price if the running gear is in fair shape. Have fun with it.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #69
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So how do I put my hands on some actual plans?? Again, I am only going to build a cab, as I want a metal bed. Ex-tech teacher, but nothing to go from So the ability is here, but no measurements
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #70
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Pete's Ponies,

I found this in one of the posts on the Barn. Don't know if they still have plans or not but it would be worth a try.


The Hudson Wagon Works Huckster and panel van plans are available by contacting WagonWork2@aol.com

Here is another site you may try.
http://www.oldwoodies.com/resource-woodies-vendors.htm

Here is again another site.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/a.../t-645487.html
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:35 PM   #71
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I sent an email, thanks
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:35 PM   #72
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whoops, the email got bounced back . I guess not a good email to wagon Works
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:49 PM   #73
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so anyone got pics of how the doors are attached to the cowl. I really want to do this. I love them.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #74
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Sure appreciate the photos and comments...I just orderd plans from Jay adn look forward to getting started as soon as the Ohio weather warms. The seat yo mentioned, it is the third row seat?

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Old 02-08-2012, 03:54 PM   #75
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Its been a little cold here to do much work as my garage is not heated. But I tried to mock up the front section using a 29/29 cowl with cowl posts to use the stock windshield. Decided not to use the stock cowl posts as they are too narrow for the body as well a several other issues so I am back to using the the wood cowl posts with a small crescent filler between it and the lower cowl sides.

I found a windshield with a flat bottom that almost fit and I only need to slightly trim the cowl posts. I am not sure what it is from, maybe a Chevy? A soon as I get it mocked up I'll take some pictures.
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MJW, the fellow that did my huckster did use the 29 cowl posts. He did cut them off a bit but was able to use the regular 29 Model A windshield doing it this way. If you need some more info, send me a PM.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:59 AM   #77
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MJW, the fellow that did my huckster did use the 29 cowl posts. He did cut them off a bit but was able to use the regular 29 Model A windshield doing it this way. If you need some more info, send me a PM.
Fred, Thanks it is hard to describe but the floor is wider than the posts so I could not use standard doors without modifying the floor and I would have to use the wood cowl posts to be able to use the doors that Rich made. Th Also the windshield frame I found will sit up higher as the roof is about 9 inches higher than an A so forward visibility is better.

Rich used a lot of mortise and tenon joinery some screwed together and some glued so making changes to the body would not be easy. There is no plywood anywhere it is all solid oak and hard as a rock since it is now close to 30yrs old and has been in dry storage all this time. I will take some more detailed pictures and add them to my photo album.
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I'm still nowhere on some Huckster style plans. Anyone else have ideas???
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Hi Pete,
No real "plans" but here is a quick sketch of what I would like to try. I am fascinated with commercial types so I would like to do a "woody screenside huckster" with metal front doors. The cowl and front doors could be from, say a Briggs 4 door sedan.You would have the doors done and not have to deal with building and hinging wooden doors. Plus all the sheet metal would be painted, contrasting the natural wood and black metal screens. The wood framing would be easy to join to a woody based pickup bed. Then a roof made woody style, screens on the sides and canvas curtains with leather straps. ! Add a tailgate with chains and... Voila ! The Model A Henry forgot to build ! I'm lookin for a cowl & doors for mine ! Oops, got to add the sketch in the next post
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Here is my quick sketch.
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