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Old 03-04-2018, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default 1929 Mail Truck Find.

Loaded and heading to Mathews Va.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:42 PM   #2
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Nice !!
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:06 PM   #3
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Way to go Wick...Hope you bring it back to life!

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Old 03-04-2018, 05:17 PM   #4
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Need original door plans
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:31 PM   #5
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Same lady owner last 55 years. Drove to high school. Then became a school teacher
Last driven in 75.
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:38 PM   #6
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This is the best you can get.

$28 (includes S/H)
The Ford Model A Mail Truck by Aldie Johnson, Jr. To order, email Dan Perla at the following address: perlad@earthlink.net or call Jim McPherson @ 706-592-4835 (evenings)
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:03 PM   #7
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Needs a little more air in that right front tire, but otherwise looks perfect to me.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:37 PM   #8
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Can't wait to see how she looks all cleaned up.
You have some work/fun ahaed of you.
Good find...good save
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:05 PM   #9
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Hi Wick:

What a great find. It looks like it is all there. Wish I could find something like that. Highly recommend the Mail Truck book. Have fun with it.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:12 PM   #10
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You sure come across nice buys.
If there was anything left in Minnesota, we'd have to dig through a snow bank to find it.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:32 PM   #11
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Does it come with a load of express post?
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:32 PM   #12
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Ordering the book in the morning! Inside Above the windshield I found something. A brass Tag. Scraped the paint off. It reads District of Columbia . D.V.T. Motor No. 4140 Dept.of Vehicles Traffic
The steering wheel is So worn and the brake pedal (what's left) is 3" wide. 1 tire has us post office on it.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:42 PM   #13
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Check in the back for my 1950 Studebaker Land Cruiser taillight that the post office lost 3 years ago.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:10 PM   #14
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Very cool!
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:22 AM   #15
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Did you buy the trailer also ?
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:32 AM   #16
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I see a Chevy in the first picture of Burner's post
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:44 AM   #17
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Hi Wick -

Congratulations on your new find. Last summer I spoke with a nice fellow by the name of Bob Kylie up in Ladina, Ohio. Kyle has collected several of these, and was considering undertaking the reproduction of some of the metal work unique to mail trucks. It is my hope to be able to visit with him at some point later this summer, but in the meantime, if I can help you with any questions or insight, please let me know. My nephew and I are about to get back on our '29 once the weather breaks (we had ceased work on it once we realized that the finished height is just over seven feet tall ... we both had seven foot garage doors at the time, but he recently moved into a new place with a ten foot door!!! ... so ...). If memory serves me, we will be using P.O.# 10257. Good luck.

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Old 03-05-2018, 07:59 AM   #18
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Nice find, cool on the dc brass tag, the number doesn’t designate the pod body serial number, there are a few places to look for some stamped digits to determine the actual serial number of the body. Since it’s a 29 it was manufactured by York Hoover same as first 31 procurement. Looks to be missing mirrors, metal side panels, side doors and hardware, center partition, partition door and hardware, upper rear doors and hardware, correct rear fenders. As stated above there are quite a few repop pieces now made and available thru add on postalas.org., which you’ve probably seen. There’s no real definitive side door plans, but the CD on the site includes like 75 of aldies drawings, more geared for the 31’s, the 29 doors were slightly different. I sold most duplicate hardware pieces I had but still have one rear tail gate hinge and the horseshoe trim for the cowl of a 29. You are welcome at my place (Frederick,md) at anytime to look at my unrestored 31. There’s a few 29s in MD, one restored and one shell that’s just wood, no hardware, it was used in the restoration, with leftover wood sold off. I guess you’ll be at the auction on Friday, I’ll be a bit late going in early AM for first cyberknife treatment for non responsive tumors on my spine, can’t believe the auction was on calendar For like 8 months and treatment falls on that day, go figure. My home is 10 minutes from fairgrounds. Maybe we’ll finally meet......

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Old 03-05-2018, 09:20 AM   #19
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great job Wick! didnt know they were still out there........
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:22 AM   #20
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Just looked thru Aldie's drawings cd, there is drawings for the side doors and shows differences in 29-31
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