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Old 01-17-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default A few 1929 CCPU questions

I just aquired a 29 CCPU, in unrestored condition. I have a few questions. It has a welled fender on the driver side with bracket for spare. Was this an option? If so, what was the majority on pu's that had it versus pu's that didn't? It has what appears to be a "boot" around the shifter. Was this a factory part? It also has a two armed bracket going from the dash rail to the column, I have never seen this version and it looks factory. Pickup also didn't have rear bumpers correct as this has none. As far as I can tell, the only body work it needs is some new cab corners due to multiple dents, mostly toward the top towards the roof. Should I try to find originals or is there an aftermarket corner that is "spot on" like an original. Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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I am using cab corners I bought from Mac's who bought them from Howell's. They are OK but if you can find a decent pair of originals you might be better off. They need a little work to make fit right and that time might be better spent on fixing a pair of original ones. Where they spot welded the curved section to the short back panel will need a fair amount of time spent in hiding the spot welds.

The drivers side welled fender I thought was standard equipment on them but others may know for sure.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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Thanks flatford39, I will never use Howell's panels again, long story so I'll get on to the originals, there is not rot whatsover, just dents a plenty. Should I try to straighten out the originals? I could do that but it would take a ton of time.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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Yeah, I see them on ebay. Wonder if Berts in Denver has any originals? So welled fenders were standard on pickups? Would it be a bad idea to remove it? I hate the look of spare tires in the fenders.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #5
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I believe all or nearly all CCPU's had a welled fender as there was no place else to store the spare (except the bed which was use to haul stuff). I have heard that there were some CCPU's that had a welled fender on the right side. I believe they were originally AT&T pickups that for some reason didn't want the spare on the left side. I don't know if the story is true or not. I have a 29 CCPU and I am going to use a right side welled fender so I can get in and out of the pickup easier.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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Is there any room to mount one under the bed?? I just really like plain jain model a's, in particular 29's. I think a car should be equal on both sides and when a spare is used, it throws everything off in my eyes. The steering column drop is still throwing me though. It is being picked up tomorrow so I am getting excited. Should have it in a week or so.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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As Rusty said, the left front fender is the factory spare storage spot, and just to stay original I'd leave it there. My 31 T/S came with the spare in the right front fender and has a plain left fender. I'll leave it that way, as I'm not going to restore the car. I have seen guys make a rack under the pickup bed and stick the spare tire there.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:59 PM   #8
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Please show us pictures of your new truck.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #9
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I will when it gets here. Should be shipping from Cali to Michigan this week.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:35 PM   #10
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My late, (23/12/28), 28 CCPU also has the bracket from the dash to the steering colum. It is a 31 feature that fits the early models to bypass the bracket on the gas tank that always cracks the gas tank from pulling yourself into the cab. It was needed even more on the trucks than the cars due to the amount of in and out movement of working guys using truck on the job. It is a good fix.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:23 PM   #11
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Here is a picture I have from the internet that the old owners sent me.

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Old 01-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #12
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If the other cab corner is as good as the one shown than you are much better off trying to fix the original. The center panels from Howell's that Mac's and others sell are actually pretty good. The T strips that hold the corners to the center are next to impossible to find in good shape so take care of yours. What kind of headlights are those and is that an additional drum tailight on the passenger side???

Nice looking truck.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #13
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It has some blc headlights on it from the 30's but it comes with the originals. It does have a additional taillight on the passenger side. It has a original chrome grill on it but the correct black grill that it was made with was included. I was just informed by the driver that it has been loaded up and will be to me in Michigan on Monday. Very exciting.
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Fix the original sheet metal. A good body person can do it and it will look like new.
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It looks good just like it is. If it was mine, I would be tempted to leave it like it is and only do whatever was necessary to make it a dependable driver. A high compression head and a pair of updrafts never hurt.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:34 PM   #16
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Looks like your questions have been answered so I'll just say that's a sweet old truck. I had a late-30 years ago but I always liked the earlier square cabs.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:39 PM   #17
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was that on ebay a couple weeks ago?
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:31 PM   #18
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I mounted one under the bed on my 31 wide bed, I saw a drawing of how tha AA was mounted under a stake bed and basically copied it. It fit real good but I dont know about the smaller box. It hinges in the front and when I unlatch the rear it just drops down and you can take the wheel right out. Im in pinckney mi. 734-878-6290
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:10 PM   #19
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Thanks for the info Ed, where did you find the pic of the AA? Yes, it was on Ebay just before Christmas, showed it to the wife and she liked it alot so it was a no brainer for me. Plus, I am getting some pictures of it from the 50's when it was on the old owners childhood ranch. Can't wait.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #20
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Just got the pictures from the old owners today. They took them on Thursday when it was getting loaded up in Cali.


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