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Old 10-16-2019, 10:34 AM   #1
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I recently bought a 1928 truck. Vin# A1939, I donít know much about it yet, is there a way to find out the original color? Also does anyone know how rare it might be?
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:39 AM   #2
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If that is the correct Engine # and it is running and has its original frame with the same #, ITS Very Rare..
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:49 AM   #3
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I was told it’s all original, I havnt pulled the cab yet to see if the frame matches. But yes it runs and drives great. It does have new spoke rims and tires, but other than that it ilks original
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:54 AM   #4
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I was told itís all original, I havnt pulled the cab yet to see if the frame matches. But yes it runs and drives great. It does have new spoke rims and tires, but other than that it ilks original
Ok, What we need now is some pictures in and around it.. Lots under the hood..
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:16 AM   #5
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I don’t have much for pictures yet, I’m new to this site and trying to figure out how to post pics
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:20 AM   #6
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Would be cool if that engine number is original to the truck.

Does it have Ford script above the rear window?

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Old 10-16-2019, 11:57 AM   #7
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Your truck must be a 76-A, an Open Cab Pick Up. Closed Cab Pick Ups were not introduced until early June of 1928. A1939 would put your vehicle as an early December build, probably the first week of the month.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:57 AM   #8
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https://scottauction.hibid.com/lot/6...brake--4-cyl-/ Here are the pics from the auction site I bought from
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:59 AM   #9
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I donít have much for pictures yet, Iím new to this site and trying to figure out how to post pics
I would be glad to post your pictures while you are working out the details of how to do it. I PM'd you my email. You can practice here: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=13

What software and hardware are you using?

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Old 10-16-2019, 12:07 PM   #10
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So you have an early-mid '28 AA Closed Cab Platform truck.

I cannot tell from the pictures if there is Ford Script above the rear window, if so that dates it from Beginning of Production through Feb '28. If it doesn't have the script then it is March through June of '28.

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Old 10-16-2019, 12:11 PM   #11
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I’ll try to get more pics of it, I don’t think the Ford Script is there, just on the back of the bed
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:19 PM   #12
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I¬’ll try to get more pics of it, I don¬’t think the Ford Script is there, just on the back of the bed

I downloaded the pictures from the auction site and enlarged them as much as possible. I still can't be absolutely certain but I don't think it has the Ford script above the rear window.

AFAIK, there is no documentation as to the original color of a specific Model A. Sometimes you can tell from remnants of the paint on the vehicle - look in places that aren't subject to wear. Model A had black fenders and splash aprons - the standard body colors are listed below but I think trucks could be ordered in any color at extra cost:

https://mafca.com/tqa/p-28truck.html

Color chips are below (but keep in mind they may not show true, depending on your monitor):

https://www.autocolorlibrary.com/pag...ord-Car-Colors
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:25 PM   #13
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Someone in NJ I stopped by had one of the oldest AA trucks known to exist from what they said
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:31 PM   #14
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As it stands unless somebody has further knowledge of the passage of engines from the production line to the truck line (IIRC, there was some delay) then I would guess this engine is early - but a transplant.

If so, it may still be notable. There is some confusion regarding the "details" of early engines, which, if the number is correct, this qualifies as.

So at a minimum, there may be something to learn from this.

If it is like most commercial vehicles, they were used and frequently used HARD. My 29' CC pickup (avatar) was at 140K by the odometer, but into its SECOND engine which was a red "Allstate" replacement - and that one was pretty worn out too.

One might expect this is a replacement engine from the background given.

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Old 10-16-2019, 04:39 PM   #15
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In looking at the pictures shown it has a later Gas Tank, Choke Rod, Instrument Panel, Gas Gauge Etc. Both Clutch and Brake Pedals are also of the later type..As Gary said, the Body is of a later style used for that early of a Truck. One good picture of the engine # area would tell the "REST OF THE STORY"
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My guess is that it had an engine swap at some point in it's life. Otherwise, it would be AA1939. I agree with the above in that it is a March to June '28, which makes sense with the later gas tank.
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Also, the earliest AA that I'm aware of is AA36 in Pennsylvania.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:18 PM   #18
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You should join the model AA forum. http://forums.aa-fords.com/viewforum.php?f=1. A lot of information about AA's.

Also scroll through the https://fmaatc.org/ page. Everything you will need to help identify your truck.

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Old 10-16-2019, 08:05 PM   #19
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Does it mean anything to anyone that there is not a star on either side of the vin number on the engine?
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:09 PM   #20
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still a very early engine and very cool to have!


I once owned C578 and should have kept that engine. It was in a huckster body that was recently made.
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