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Old 06-15-2016, 02:51 AM   #1
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Default '32 frame same as Model A?

Did the '32 Model B pickup use the same frame as the Model A?

If not, what are the differences? Can an A frame be used to build a '32.

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Old 06-15-2016, 03:09 AM   #2
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http://www.wescottsauto.com/WebCatal...ram1928-31.pdf
http://www.wescottsauto.com/WebCatal...m1929Hiboy.pdf
http://www.wescottsauto.com/WebCatal...iagram1932.pdf

Let the numbers do the talking, no it's not going to work, plus the 32 frame is to nice not to use. Strength is also a consideration.

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Old 06-15-2016, 03:17 AM   #3
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Default Re: '32 frame same as Model A?

No. Very different.
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:58 AM   #4
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The only two things in common between the two are their names (frame) and their material (steel) and perhaps a few rivet sizes.
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:44 AM   #5
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Yes very different but you can mount a 32 truck cab on a model a chassie . You'll have to use the model a fenders and box. I have a friend that did this many year's ago and looked great and gave him a bit more room in the cab.
I am sure the purist don't want to hear this so the jalopy journal or hamb would be a better place to discuss this. You can shoot me a message as well , I'll look to see if I can find a picture of Scott s truck.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:22 AM   #6
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not the same, type Westcott auto in your search box and it will take you to their site, when there click on tech information, then you can see the differences between the model a frame and the 32 frame
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:30 AM   #7
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The only two things in common between the two are their names (frame) and their material (steel) and perhaps a few rivet sizes.

Great answer........................very much to the point! Paul J.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:38 AM   #8
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Yes very different but you can mount a 32 truck cab on a model a chassie . You'll have to use the model a fenders and box. I have a friend that did this many year's ago and looked great and gave him a bit more room in the cab...
Huh? Mounting the '32 or '33/34 cab on the A frame is not going to provide any more room in the cab than it would on the correct /32 or '33/34 frame.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:15 AM   #9
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Thanks, great info. Gives me a path to keep going.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:17 AM   #10
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Huh? Mounting the '32 or '33/34 cab on the A frame is not going to provide any more room in the cab than it would on the correct /32 or '33/34 frame.
I took this to mean the '32 cab provided more room than an "A" cab.
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Old 08-26-2016, 04:00 PM   #11
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I took this to mean the '32 cab provided more room than an "A" cab.
Yes that is how I took it, not much more room either maybe 6 to 8 inches .
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