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Old 01-14-2011, 12:50 PM   #81
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John,
The picture you posted in post #68 is not of a GAZ truck, it is in fact the first production vehicle, (a AA) to roll off the assembly line at the Dagenham UK plant Oct 1931.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:38 PM   #82
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The picture you posted in post #68 is not of a GAZ truck, it is in fact the first production vehicle, (a AA) to roll off the assembly line at the Dagenham UK plant Oct 1931.
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Thanks, Brian. I should have caught the RH drive.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:25 PM   #84
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:27 PM   #85
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This is a truck I built for a guy in Wichita.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:37 AM   #86
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A type 303 flare side utility
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Not an A but a T that was selling ice creams in the gardens of Versailles 2010

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Old 01-15-2011, 02:09 PM   #87
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1931 indented firewall fire truck with roadster cowl. Pumper/tanker from the Holland, Ohio Fire Department. Owned by Gregg Miller. In our family since 1962
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:39 PM   #88
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Let's take a brief detour to Denmark to see a sharp rig with disc wheels and bright headlamps and radiator shell.

John,

The Model A in this picture and the original photo are from Switzerland (not Denmark). Both this photo and the vehicle belong to Marcus Maurer! He states that the truck was made by a Swiss company Peter & Co AG from Liestal who made the wheelbase enlargement (which is 30 cm longer than original). Wilhelm Frey Wagenbau, also from Liestal, made the wooden cabin and also the bed.

More information on this truck and it's restoration can be found on Marcus' web site at the following link: http://www.maurer-markus.ch/ford_a/f..._daten.en.html

Here is another photo from his web site with the truck before he started restoring it:



Fordially,
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:55 PM   #89
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Photo history #51, page 3...

The photo is that of Ezra Meeker, who was 98 years of age at the time.

Ford Motor Company presented the 1928 AA Ford to Meeker as he was planing his 6th trip across the American (USA) continent to once again call the attention to the Old Oregon Trail. Three (3) trips were by ox team (first in 1852), 1 by motor car and 1 by airplane. (Ford News, Vol. 8, #22)

The vehicle seen in #51 was dubed the "oxmobile" and it was set up so as he could cook and sleep as well as travel in his "Ford covered wagon".

It was understood that Henry Ford expressed an interest in the "oxmobile" when Meeker completed the trip and it was to be placed in Henry Ford's American Museum in Greenfield Village. However the Oregon Trail Memorial Association also wanted it.

However before Meeker could make the trip, he passed away.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE "OXMOBILE"?

That is a good question. Neither the Ford Museum nor the Oregon Trail Memorial Association has it nor is there any more known information on the vehicle.

Anybody know the rest of the story?

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Old 01-15-2011, 10:10 PM   #90
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John,

The Model A in this picture and the original photo are from Switzerland (not Denmark). Both this photo and the vehicle belong to Marcus Maurer! He states that the truck was made by a Swiss company Peter & Co AG from Liestal who made the wheelbase enlargement (which is 30 cm longer than original). Wilhelm Frey Wagenbau, also from Liestal, made the wooden cabin and also the bed.

More information on this truck and it's restoration can be found on Marcus' web site at the following link: http://www.maurer-markus.ch/ford_a/f..._daten.en.html

Here is another photo from his web site with the truck before he started restoring it:



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Thanks, Brad. Great information about a great vehicle.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:18 PM   #91
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Artistic pics stolen from the web and a vintage snow pic!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:16 PM   #92
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Not a commercial body style, but I think this qualifies as a commercial vehicle.

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Old 01-18-2011, 08:27 PM   #93
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Here's another Railroad application... a Railbus.

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Old 01-18-2011, 09:54 PM   #94
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Great pics John, I have the same ones I was gonna post but you beat me to it!

Here's a highly modified A rail piece..


And a 79B for you Panel Delivery fans...
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:39 PM   #95
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Luke, do you have any idea where the Pael Delivery image was taken? I tried to zoom in to read the plate, but I can't make it out; I do notice, however, that there seems to be an exhaust extension sticking out between the left fender and the tail lamp. Wonder why?

Another nice example of a custom commercial paint job, with light paint on the fenders, hedlamp shells, etc.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:59 PM   #96
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John,

I enlarged it with Picasa photo viewer and from what I can see the plate says Colorado.

That tail pipe is interesting isn't it!
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:09 AM   #97
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John Alinder's original 1929 PU with a fuel tank on the back. I took this picture a few years ago at the Twin Cities Ford Plant when we got to drive our Model A on the final assembly line. Most of our clubs A's were built in this plant.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:26 AM   #98
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This one is located at the Golden Wings Air Museum, just a few miles from my house.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:33 AM   #99
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NEAT!! Thanks for sharing.
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Photos from the web http://imcdb.org/
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