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Old 01-20-2011, 10:17 AM   #101
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:09 PM   #102
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Sorry to post a sad image, but...

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Old 01-20-2011, 09:57 PM   #103
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Truck on trailer was a barn find.
Second truck was at Vancouver MAFCA convention.
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:20 AM   #104
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The windshield side glass and that part of the front area look like the Bender bodys on the 314 Whites, of 1931.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:42 PM   #105
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A few more passenger cars in commercial, non-police, applications.

First, during the summer of 1931 (but after July 9), here's a Coupe with Ohio "City Car" plates and an undecipherable logo on the door on an inspection job at an industrial site. I suppose that the off-center bumper clamp and plate were close enough for government work. Also, check out the cable and padlock spare tire lock on the '30 Tudor.



Meanwhile, in Seattle, another municipal government Coupe looks a little the worse for wear. Considering the damaged front suspension, the bent passenger's side windshield post and door pillar, and the shattered window, we can only assume that the other side of the car looks pretty bad. Wish we had a picture of that side. Pity, too; the paint looks so fresh!

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Old 01-22-2011, 08:05 AM   #106
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Picture of a truck I restored a few years ago.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:23 PM   #107
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Here are the two Police Patrols as featured in a Ford brochure.

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Old 01-23-2011, 04:39 PM   #108
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Now that we've added police vehicles, here's a customized Police Patrol unit in use by the Shanghai Police in 1931. (I know it's not a '31, but that's when the photo was taken. Check out the drop-down armored windshield cover!)Wonder if they had problems with Chinese parts?


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Old 01-23-2011, 05:26 PM   #109
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Toot Toot!

Here's another railway inspection car.

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:29 PM   #110
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Hello Model "A" fans in the UK and parts east! Please post your commercial images!! I have more images from the UK, Europe, and the former USSR, but I'd rather see what you have first
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:58 PM   #111
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1928 Model AA Pepsi truck -- AA chassis with aftermarket cab
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:43 PM   #112
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This was tucked away in the 50's soon after the post office sold it. The owner died before he got to use it and the kids cleaned house and sold it to me a few years ago. It is still in my area.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:57 PM   #113
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Actually, it is not a Police Patrol, it is an armored truck for bank bullion and currency transport. See the link below for the story. Also, the Shanghai Post Office had some cool Model A's as well if I can find the pics.
Shanghai Armored Truck on Ford Garage
Thanks, Vince. Excellent article.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:18 PM   #114
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I need a frame for an Early 1930 AA.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:45 PM   #115
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here are an old school bus, a 29 by the wheels, and 2 pics of an old milk truck barn find being unloaded.

'29 Model A bus by tiopato2000, on Flickr


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Old 01-24-2011, 07:42 PM   #116
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Compare the milk truck cab in Post 119 (especially the flat panel below the seat) with this one:

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Old 01-24-2011, 09:08 PM   #117
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I need a frame for an Early 1930 AA.
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You are a week late!

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Old 01-24-2011, 09:41 PM   #118
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some more buses


AAdearbornbus by tiopato2000, on Flickr


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Old 01-24-2011, 09:43 PM   #119
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the vintage pic of a dairy truck is clearly at least the same body builder as the barn find, if not the same dairy. Great photo. Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:15 PM   #120
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Tracy's Grandfather's butchery truck 16 Jan 1932.
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