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Old 10-26-2013, 10:18 AM   #521
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Stunning transformation/restoration. I want to drive it! Looks like big fun to me.



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Hello, by looking for information about Ford A in the desert I found your Forum.

I would like to show you our Ford A. It is a reconstruction of the Almasy Ford used in 1933 in Egypt.
We are desert enthusiasts and travelling since many years in the Sahara – but in modern cars. Due to intensive investigations about several historical expeditions we decided to build a reconstruction of a Ford A as it was used in the desert in 1930ies.

This autumn we will do the first experiments of driving in the north African desert.





Find some more pictures about the expeditions and the car here:
http://www.desert-vehicles.org/index.php?article_id=206

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Old 10-31-2013, 12:34 PM   #522
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Anothers trucks!!
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:15 PM   #523
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This past August I made a visit to the Elliott Museum in Stuart, Florida. The museum has been discussed here before and is well known for having a very large car "jukebox" where a person can select a vehicle on a computer and then the car is retrieved from a spot in a rack and brought to a viewing area for people to look at. They also are well known for having a very large collection of Model A/AA Commercial vehicles on display.

When I went I was given an amazing tour by the automobile curators, John and Don. I took some pictures of some of the more interesting AA's there and figured I'd post some shots of their "Grapes of Wrath" AA; an unrestored 1931 Ambulance that was converted into a camper at some point in time.









In these last two shots you can see where someone removed the rear passenger side door and installed a bumped out section of sheet metal; this was to accommodate a cast iron wood burning stove! You can still see a section of the chimney sticking out of the top.





I'll post more pics of some of their collection when I get time but if you're ever on the Southeast coast of Florida, I strongly suggest taking a trip to this facility.

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Old 11-16-2013, 05:38 PM   #524
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #525
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By my house...(sorry 'bout the non-Ford in this photo, but there's 100's of Fords - and many a Merc - in the yard and over dem hills...

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Old 11-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #526
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Jerry; Congratulations of Bend reward....Dick
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:18 AM   #527
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WOW thanks for the Pics everybody I spent HOURS on this thread and LOVED it all. Makes Me Proud to be part of this thread and of course I need to ShowOff My truck now again Thanks for all the Great Pics.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #528
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This website; http://fordmotorhistory.com/factorie...ach/photos.php has a lot of great pictures of the early days of the Ford Long Beach Plant. It includes the two pictures below.


Aug 11, 1930, EXTERIOR-ASSEMBLY BUILDING, NORTH SIDE, WITH TAYLOR-TRUCK-A-WAY TRUCKS AND TRAILORS (sic)


Sep 24, 1931, EXTERIOR-OFFICE BUILDING AND ASSEMBLY BUILDING, WEST SIDE, SHOWING TRUCKS AND TRAILORS LOADED WITH NEW TRUCKS DISPLAYING SIGNS 'MORE FORDS FOR HOOVER DAM'

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #529
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We hit 85,000 views after my update the other days so let's post a lot more.

Some Commercial A's from the University of Kentucky, Lexington Digital Image Archives. The original images are between 5-8mb!

I would suggest that if you like a picture, click on the link below it to take you to the original image on the archive's webpage. From there you can zoom in to see an amazing level of detail that is fascinating for people who like the minute details.

Great shots of a 1930 Delivery

http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_621_1


http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_622_1


http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_620_1


http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_618_1

Panel Delivery

http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_1377_1

28-29 Pickup

http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_1177_1

Two Deluxe Deliveries sandwiched in the middle of some other cars...

http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_2570_1

Two 30-31 Pickups with a custom bodied AA.

http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_2024_1

l-r Deluxe Delivery, Tudor, ???, Tudor, Custom Bodied Panel Delivery

http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_4682_1

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Old 12-01-2013, 11:04 AM   #530
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Tim,

Your research is fantastic and the photos are something else...I can just amigine what is in other major depositaries around the country!

I think this is just the tip of the iceberg!

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Old 12-05-2013, 11:51 PM   #531
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By my house...(sorry 'bout the non-Ford in this photo, but there's 100's of Fords - and many a Merc - in the yard and over dem hills...


Is that a recent picture? Stuff available?
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:47 PM   #532
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Sometimes you have to look extra hard to find the Model A in a picture. Just because the vehicle isn't the focus doesn't mean it isn't a good picture. If anything it helps us see a day in the life of these vehicles when they were new...

Custom bodied cab on this one...










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Old 12-18-2013, 11:30 PM   #533
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Custom Body on with a 28/29 Hood/Cowl and 30" wheels


Pickup on the right


From the Firestone Archives


















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Old 01-19-2014, 12:00 PM   #534
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Yikes. Haven't posted anything in over a month. Sorry. My bad.















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Old 02-01-2014, 02:57 PM   #535
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I just realized I never got around to posting pictures of Commercial Vehicles at Hershey 2013. So because I already shoveled five or six inches of snow and I have some time to kill before I go back out to get the rest; here you go.





I posted a picture of this truck last year and it got quite a few comments so I took some more this year...






















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Old 02-08-2014, 09:37 AM   #536
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Here's a few I've stumbled across recently.







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Old 02-12-2014, 01:13 PM   #537
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Some randoms...










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Old 03-01-2014, 11:14 AM   #538
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:09 AM   #539
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This image was posted yesterday on the H.A.M.B. "Vintage shots from days gone by" forum.
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http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...8585&page=4487

Check out the defroster on the windshield. Oh, and what's holding the front bumper on?
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:16 AM   #540
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That is the accessory front bumper. It is connected at the ends of the bumper to the springs behind it.
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