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Old 11-16-2019, 09:37 PM   #1
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I have had 3 AA fords in the past 50 years. This one was pretty cheap for a runner and I thought it was 'cute' sorry.... I have 10 acres of woods and this was billed as a home built log skidder. Hope to pick it up this week. Just what did I buy 'sight unseen'? The seller said it was a '33 1 1/2 ton. I say 30-31 AA. Oh, I am a regular on the V8 forum here.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:07 PM   #2
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28 29 sheet metal. bumper 30 31.

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Old 11-16-2019, 10:14 PM   #3
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steering wheel 30-31. Fun toy
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:32 PM   #4
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Minny tow AA ?.
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:38 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys! I'm also involved in the antique tractor/one lung engine scene. Always nice to have something to drive around the large show grounds at the August Lynden Wa meet. Haven't missed it in 34 years. I am really Ford, through and through, so this is right up my alley. The folks at Lynden have seen their share of fordsons, 8ns, 9ns etc. This is something unique. Besides I have logs to drag out of the woods in the meantime. Is the winch made from ford rear end parts? I live on an island so it will be a couple weeks before I can get off to see it and haul it home. The seller is an old friend and it was cheap. Less than my last grocery run to costco.
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Homemade mixed year "tractor" often called a doodlebug.
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:12 AM   #7
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Love it. Curious to know the trans/rear end set up, and what drives the winch. I might put in a bench seat, otherwise no changes.
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:28 AM   #8
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Bench seat is perfect. At these shows a lot of guys drive around in golf carts or all terrain contraptions. I like to keep it period correct and cruise in something more appropriate. Those of us that camp there sometimes go on nightime excursions, so I'll need to get the headlights working. He says it has a 12 v battery and alternator. I guess I can live with that.
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:05 AM   #9
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Anybody know the bolt pattern on the rear wheels? 28-29 should be worm gear, but can't tell from photo. Not sure if all AA's were the same. Thanks
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Is the winch powered by a PTO?
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Looks like an early 1930, wheels are 5 on 6 7/8"circle.


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Old 11-17-2019, 12:30 PM   #12
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Is the winch powered by a PTO?
Yes it runs off a PTO. And 5 on 6 7/8 is same as the 17s on my two 47 tonners. Thanks!
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It was made from an early 1930 (Jan to May) AA truck. Early 30 trucks had the new heavier AA front and rear axles with the 28-29 body style cabs and fenders. The headlights appear to be 30-31 commercial units.
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Looks to have been used in maybe an auto wrecking yard or similar where things were packed in tight and full size wrecker was too big.
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