Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-09-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
Roadster62
Senior Member
 
Roadster62's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ridgefield, Ct
Posts: 3,407
Default 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

I have no connection to this sale, just saw it on the HAMB, an untouched '28 Express Truck, looks rough, but the price seams reasonable. I've always liked the looks of these. Someone needs to save it. Bob
__________________
They don't have to run to be enjoyed. I'm here to enjoy the hobby, and enjoy the cars no matter what they look like. Most of the worlds problems are electrical.
Roadster62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 09:57 AM   #2
Joe K
Senior Member
 
Joe K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cow Hampshire
Posts: 3,575
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Untouched perhaps. Virgin definitely not. A $2800 AA truck missing many parts.

Might make a good project for someone. This the truck similar to Waltons.

Aubrey, TX which is north of Dallas.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=868579

Joe K
__________________
Shudda kept the horse.
Joe K is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 03-09-2014, 11:00 AM   #3
JTW
Senior Member
 
JTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Owls Head
Posts: 255
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

I may be way off base, but am going out on a limb and say the spare tire mount on the side of the bed is worth $500 alone. Anyway it is a point of departure for looking at just the value of the bed, cab, wheels, etc. This truck is one of the more valuable AA's and will rival many cars in value if restored well.
__________________
Driving old Fords since 1947
JTW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 12:01 PM   #4
Roadster62
Senior Member
 
Roadster62's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ridgefield, Ct
Posts: 3,407
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Thanks JTW, at least we look at things from the same point of view. Bob
__________________
They don't have to run to be enjoyed. I'm here to enjoy the hobby, and enjoy the cars no matter what they look like. Most of the worlds problems are electrical.
Roadster62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 12:04 PM   #5
lookin-backtexas
Senior Member
 
lookin-backtexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Posts: 396
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Thanks for the heads-up. The truck has now been sold and it's coming to Georgetown, TX tomorrow.
Fred
__________________
Fred Carlton
Life Member AACA
44 year member MAFCA
Editor of The Restorer magazine, official publication of MAFCA 12 years
Life Member Dallas Model A Ford Club (44 years)
23 year member & founder Lone Star Model A Ford Club
Chairman 35th Model A Ford Texas Tour 1998 (state convention)
Chairman 42nd Model A Ford Texas Tour 2005 (state convention)
Charter Member Ford Model AA Truck Club
If you aren't driving your antique car frequently, you might as well be collecting clocks!!!
lookin-backtexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 01:53 PM   #6
juke joint johnny
Senior Member
 
juke joint johnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: London England
Posts: 893
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Good Ror You Lookin Back !!!! Seems a nice project to me keep us posted on the progress.

John Cochran
juke joint johnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 02:21 PM   #7
Charlie Stephens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,526
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

It sure makes it a lot easier when people add the address to what they are talking about: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=868579. If your computer is like mine you just highlight the address in the address bar and go cntl C on a PC or command C on a MAC. To paste it go cntl or command V. The ad on HAMB said it sold in 3 hours. Looks like more of a project than I would want to tackle.

Charlie Stephens
Charlie Stephens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 06:27 PM   #8
spdway1
Senior Member
 
spdway1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Springfield, MA
Posts: 1,293
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Enjoy it Fred, good find!
spdway1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 06:38 PM   #9
lookin-backtexas
Senior Member
 
lookin-backtexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Posts: 396
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Quote:
Originally Posted by spdway1 View Post
Enjoy it Fred, good find!
Thanks, I'm excited about it - I have another '28 Express box but it's in horrible condition compared to this one. My wife saw the photos of the new truck "as is" and she is not as thrilled as I am - guess old car guys can see through the rust to what's potentially under there.
Fred
__________________
Fred Carlton
Life Member AACA
44 year member MAFCA
Editor of The Restorer magazine, official publication of MAFCA 12 years
Life Member Dallas Model A Ford Club (44 years)
23 year member & founder Lone Star Model A Ford Club
Chairman 35th Model A Ford Texas Tour 1998 (state convention)
Chairman 42nd Model A Ford Texas Tour 2005 (state convention)
Charter Member Ford Model AA Truck Club
If you aren't driving your antique car frequently, you might as well be collecting clocks!!!
lookin-backtexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 06:53 PM   #10
mhsprecher
Senior Member
 
mhsprecher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Posts: 2,318
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

"My wife saw the photos of the new truck "as is" and she is not as thrilled as I am"

Imagine that! I got a good laugh out of that one.

Good luck with the truck! I like it.
mhsprecher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 07:42 PM   #11
Roadster62
Senior Member
 
Roadster62's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ridgefield, Ct
Posts: 3,407
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Why? Why do you have to be a "Model A Guy" and find the negative in everything? I'm thrilled that the AA has a new home, if it was because of my post or not, it doesn't matter. The goal in posting the info was to let people here know it was listed on the HAMB, a site most of you hate. Have a nice day. Bob



Quote:
Originally Posted by Charlie Stephens View Post
It sure makes it a lot easier when people add the address to what they are talking about: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=868579. If your computer is like mine you just highlight the address in the address bar and go cntl C on a PC or command C on a MAC. To paste it go cntl or command V. The ad on HAMB said it sold in 3 hours. Looks like more of a project than I would want to tackle.

Charlie Stephens
__________________
They don't have to run to be enjoyed. I'm here to enjoy the hobby, and enjoy the cars no matter what they look like. Most of the worlds problems are electrical.
Roadster62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 08:37 PM   #12
spdway1
Senior Member
 
spdway1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Springfield, MA
Posts: 1,293
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Bob,
Thanks for posting and keeping an eye out for other goodies where some of us don't always look. Now, please help me hunt me down a 79-A. I am thnking of selling my 29 pickem'up.
I am glad Fred ended up with the truck.

Don Jr
Member:
Ford Model AA Truck Club
MAFCA
MARC
WMMAFRC
Goodguys
AAA and Costco
spdway1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 10:18 PM   #13
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 14,052
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Quote:
Originally Posted by lookin-backtexas View Post
thanks for the heads-up. The truck has now been sold and it's coming to georgetown, tx tomorrow.
Fred
way to go fred!!!!
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 11:06 PM   #14
Deluxe Delivery Don
Senior Member
 
Deluxe Delivery Don's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mill Creek WA.
Posts: 341
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Fred, OUR WIFE'S MUST HAVE COME FROM THE SAME MOLD. OR THEIR TWIN SISTERS ? Is this truck similar to Ron's Late 1927 ?
Deluxe Delivery Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 11:29 PM   #15
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 14,052
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadster62 View Post
Why? Why do you have to be a "Model A Guy" and find the negative in everything? I'm thrilled that the AA has a new home, if it was because of my post or not, it doesn't matter. The goal in posting the info was to let people here know it was listed on the HAMB, a site most of you hate. Have a nice day. Bob
What negative? And why are you saying all model A guys are negative?

He simply said it would have been easier for us to find it if you had posted the link. True of not? There was nothing said about hating the HAMB site by anyone.
He just felt that the goal would have been better met if there was a direct link to the ad and not having to search around for it.

You seem to have been stuck in the snow too long. Hope it and you thaw out and get the good things!!
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 07:31 AM   #16
lookin-backtexas
Senior Member
 
lookin-backtexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Posts: 396
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deluxe Delivery Don View Post
Fred, OUR WIFE'S MUST HAVE COME FROM THE SAME MOLD. OR THEIR TWIN SISTERS ? Is this truck similar to Ron's Late 1927 ?
Don:
Maybe sisters from another mother. Now take a good look at these photos and tell your wife, "See what this guy bought and he's still married to the same woman." Maybe my new truck will serve a sacrificial purpose for other old car guys out there to use to justify their new purchase. Just tell your wife, you can see through the grime and rust and there's real treasure hidden under there.

Looking at the engine compartment I think it should fire right up - I might want to power wash it first though. The engine number has an "AA" prefix and is an October 1928 number and has the original early metal wiring conduit from the terminal box to the generator. All joking aside, you can see the original engine splash pan under the starter (look beyond the dirt and trash). When was the last time you found a Model A that still had the original engine splash pans?



I think it will polish right out. Love the original company name painted on the driver's door! Now that's what I call "patina"!




Finally, here's what he looked like when he rolled off the assembly line in '28.
Fred


__________________
Fred Carlton
Life Member AACA
44 year member MAFCA
Editor of The Restorer magazine, official publication of MAFCA 12 years
Life Member Dallas Model A Ford Club (44 years)
23 year member & founder Lone Star Model A Ford Club
Chairman 35th Model A Ford Texas Tour 1998 (state convention)
Chairman 42nd Model A Ford Texas Tour 2005 (state convention)
Charter Member Ford Model AA Truck Club
If you aren't driving your antique car frequently, you might as well be collecting clocks!!!
lookin-backtexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 07:39 AM   #17
ronn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,973
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Thanks for the photos!
Never knew AA's actually wore wire wheels..........
so much to learn!
ronn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 07:43 AM   #18
lookin-backtexas
Senior Member
 
lookin-backtexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Posts: 396
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronn View Post
Thanks for the photos!
Never knew AA's actually wore wire wheels..........
so much to learn!
Ronn:
Model AA's only had wire wheels in 1928; in '29 they had a six hole disc wheel and in '30-'31 a five hole disc.
Fred
__________________
Fred Carlton
Life Member AACA
44 year member MAFCA
Editor of The Restorer magazine, official publication of MAFCA 12 years
Life Member Dallas Model A Ford Club (44 years)
23 year member & founder Lone Star Model A Ford Club
Chairman 35th Model A Ford Texas Tour 1998 (state convention)
Chairman 42nd Model A Ford Texas Tour 2005 (state convention)
Charter Member Ford Model AA Truck Club
If you aren't driving your antique car frequently, you might as well be collecting clocks!!!
lookin-backtexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 10:00 AM   #19
dean from bozeman
Senior Member
 
dean from bozeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Posts: 926
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Fred, glad to see that this '28 Express is going to a good home. Congratulations.

While I have your ear I'd like to say that I really enjoy your tag line, 'If you aren't driving your antique car frequently, you might as well be collecting clocks!!!'
dean from bozeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 10:48 AM   #20
CarlG
Senior Member
 
CarlG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 8,568
Default Re: 1928 AA Express Truck on the HAMB

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronn View Post
Thanks for the photos!
Never knew AA's actually wore wire wheels..........
so much to learn!
Quote:
Originally Posted by lookin-backtexas View Post
Ronn:
Model AA's only had wire wheels in 1928; in '29 they had a six hole disc wheel and in '30-'31 a five hole disc.
Fred
The '31 "deluxe" AA's also had wire wheels. My first vehicle was a '31 AA 280A and it came with 650x20 tires on split rim wire wheels.
__________________
Alaskan A's
Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
Model A Ford Club of America
Model A Restorers Club
Antique Automobile Club of America
Mullins Owner's Club
CarlG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 AM.