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Old 10-05-2018, 07:48 AM   #1
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Any ideas how rare a AA Panel Truck (1930/1931) is?

I hope to look at one this weekend and before I commit to a major project I want to know about the rarity of this truck.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:39 AM   #2
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Any ideas how rare a AA Panel Truck (1930/1931) is?

I hope to look at one this weekend and before I commit to a major project I want to know about the rarity of this truck.

Thanks for the help.

FYI - There were three AA panel type trucks (85-B, 210-A, 300-A) - see http://aafords.com/closed-bodies/. Not many of any exist today. 85-B is the most common.
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There is a gentleman in the NAPA club who has one-actually I think he has two or at least the other is an AA as well. I had never seen one up until the national when he drove his down.


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FYI - There were three AA panel type trucks (85-B, 210-A, 300-A) - see http://aafords.com/closed-bodies/. Not many of any exist today. 85-B is the most common.
This may be a silly question, but, I followed that link and looked at the first two pictures and i noticed the first truck had the wheel rims offset outwards, while the common theme i have seen, like the second picture shows them offset inwards. Are they reversible?
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This may be a silly question, but, I followed that link and looked at the first two pictures and i noticed the first truck had the wheel rims offset outwards, while the common theme i have seen, like the second picture shows them offset inwards. Are they reversible?

First picture is an 1929 85-A panel delivery with 1929 standard 20 disc (concave face six openings) wheels. The 85-A was produced into June 1930. Starting January 1930 the 20 disc (convex face five openings) wheels were used. The 85-B panel delivery started production in June 1930 and came with the 20 disc (convex face five openings) wheels.


More on wheels at http://aafords.com/aa-chassis/aa-1000-wheels/#w
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What a great set of images!!!

You really gotta smile at those custom commercial jobs: Model A Paddy Wagons, stretched-out custom hearses, all-white ambulances!!!!! Go Henry, go!

Are some of them wearing Ford AA WIRE wheels?!? And those hubcaps!! Really rare birds...
I have to wonder if even a single set of those amazing looking Ford-script commercial hubcaps survived...
Question: since I'm pretty sure I see one of the vehicles sporting a set of tires with really wide whitewalls on all four 'faces' of their sidewalls, I'm wondering if AA wire wheels, those wild (painted?) hubcaps, and the four-sided W/W tires, were ever Ford-authorized commercial vehicle options?
(Guess I should crack open my 'Standards'...)
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What a great set of images!!!

You really gotta smile at those custom commercial jobs: Model A Paddy Wagons, stretched-out custom hearses, all-white ambulances!!!!! Go Henry, go!

Are some of them wearing Ford AA WIRE wheels?!? And those hubcaps!! Really rare birds...
I have to wonder if even a single set of those amazing looking Ford-script commercial hubcaps survived...
Question: since I'm pretty sure I see one of the vehicles sporting a set of tires with really wide whitewalls on all four 'faces' of their sidewalls, I'm wondering if AA wire wheels, those wild (painted?) hubcaps, and the four-sided W/W tires, were ever Ford-authorized commercial vehicle options?
(Guess I should crack open my 'Standards'...)
Thanks, John

The 1928 AA's (through January 1929) had steel spoke wheels. In 1931, the steel spoke wheels had a bigger bolt pattern and required unique wheel hubs. White wall tires were not standard and I don't know if they could be factory ordered. But dealers could have put them on for customers. I have seen pictures of a few 1931 AA's with the wire wheels and hub caps (yes, Ford standard on a few of the closed body types).
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:51 AM   #8
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All of the big trucks are pretty rare. They were worn out and discarded.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:59 PM   #9
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So did you buy the AA Panel. Was it the one on Craig's List located on Long Island, N.Y. ? If you bought it how about some pictures?
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The REALLY RARE Model a is the one that does EVERYTHING PROPERLY!!!
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:29 PM   #11
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"In 1931, the steel spoke wheels had a bigger bolt pattern and required unique wheel hubs. White wall tires were not standard and I don't know if they could be factory ordered. But dealers could have put them on for customers. I have seen pictures of a few 1931 AA's with the wire wheels and hub caps (yes, Ford standard on a few of the closed body types)."

FYI and For What It's Worth: These are the same wire wheels used on 1929-1930 Lincoln Model L. Different hubcap, but same wheel. I guess Ford thought he could dress up some of the fancier, late AAs but adding a touch of Lincoln. Or he had a lot of leftover Model L Lincoln wheels laying around....
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I thought the Lincoln 20" wheels were drop center, while the 20" AA wheels had a lock ring. Same size hub caps though. Am I mistaken?
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I thought the Lincoln 20" wheels were drop center, while the 20" AA wheels had a lock ring. Same size hub caps though. Am I mistaken?

Your are correct (not the same wheel).
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