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Old 03-06-2018, 11:33 AM   #1
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Were all assembled Model A "Deluxe" Pickups assembled with either a Closed Cab and/or Open Cabs or just Closed Cabs?

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Old 03-06-2018, 11:45 AM   #2
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Pluck, a fella in our club has one. I’ll send you a PM with his name and number. Maybe he can help you out.
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:21 PM   #3
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I'm trying to find pictures I have of an un-restored deluxe pickup but don't seem to have them on this computer. The way the bed sides attached to the cab required some special mounting/wood inside the cab. So I'm not sure if it would be possible to do that with an open cab.

Additionally I have never seen a deluxe open cab pickup. Neither era photos nor current ones. Nor have I ever seen an open cab AA Service Car which used a similarly styled bed.

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Old 03-06-2018, 01:29 PM   #4
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I've never seen an open Deluxe.
It seems contrary to the marketing strategy of 'open' v. 'closed'.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:59 PM   #5
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Hey Pluck
There are only 26 66A pickups still known to exist, of the 293 built and about half of those are in running condition. To my knowledge there are no open cabs. I was told all assembly plants did assemble a 66A. The one I had was assembled in Richmond, Ca.
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Hey Pluck
There are only 26 66A pickups still known to exist, of the 293 built and about half of those are in running condition. To my knowledge there are no open cabs. I was told all assembly plants did assemble a 66A. The one I had was assembled in Richmond, Ca.
Thanks fordfarm...actually there were 295 built in 1931 and 55 built in 1932 (all Model A's) and you are correct...at least one or more was built in every domestic (USA) assembly plant with the Edgewater plant assembling 38 in 1931. You had one of the 4 that was assembled in Richmond in 1931 OR one of the 2 that was assembled in 1932!

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Here is a 'Deluxed' open cab, don't know any other details.

Pluck do your figures include those assembled in the U.S.S.R. as per pic?
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Here are a few more:
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I wasn't aware Ford built these trucks, neat.

Thank for bringing this up.
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:11 PM   #11
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Here is a scan of the original brochure.

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Old 03-07-2018, 01:07 PM   #12
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Several years ago, someone reproduced some of the Deluxe Pickup beds, I think in fiberglass, but I don't know the quantity. Some of those reproduction beds ended up mated to Open Cab Pickups.
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:21 PM   #13
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The Australian Ute looked very similar and had an open cab ,
maybe someone could post a pic of one
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First I have heard of deluxe pickups, being a 28/29 model A fellow with a mid 29 CCPU. They look kind of cool - more modern. Were they only manufactured in 1931?
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:05 PM   #15
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The Australian Ute looked very similar and had an open cab ,
maybe someone could post a pic of one
Australian Type 303 flare side utility
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:07 PM   #16
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The Australian Ute looked very similar and had an open cab ,
maybe someone could post a pic of one
Australian Type 304 well side utility.
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:46 PM   #17
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The Australian utes were not made by Ford Geelong, but by a body manufacturer in Ballarat under contract, from memory, and then sold through Ford agencies. The bodies are wood from the rear of the doors back, including the subframes. The sides, rear of the cab and tailgate are clad in metal, but not the top pieces of the tray, the bits that make it either a flare side or well side. The sides are made from 3/4 inch mountain ash, and supported by 3, 3/8 inch by 1 1/2 inch metal strips shaped to the sides of the tray, checked into the wood, between the wood and the steel cladding. The floor of the tray is also made from 3/4 inch mountain ash.
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:49 PM   #18
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Many years ago Mac McDaniel in Atlanta converted a 31 Ute from right hand drive to left hand drive. I was yellow like the first picture. He gave it to his daughter who lived in California at the time, so it is out there someplace.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:51 PM   #19
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Interesting thread.
What do you think of this example? Hard to tell from the photos (and with all the wood stuff attached to the bed) if it is a Deluxe Pickup or just a creation. If it is the real deal, it's a good deal. If this is a real deal, it's got to be one of the few unrestored examples in existence.
What do y'all think?
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:13 AM   #20
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Like Dale above, I too knew R.t. McDaniel, and he had remarked that all domestic production 66A's were closed cab units, and the only open cab units were foreign produced.
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