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1931 Model A Pickup Road Service

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David Seitz

01-17-2006 13:44:00




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I purchased a 1931 Model A Pick up with a small winch (block and tackle type) mounted in the rear of the bed.. It also has a lever above the driver side window near the roof that when pulled, raises an arrow of sorts. It also has what appears to be orange oil or kerosine lanterns at the side near the rear wheels. There is what appears to be a toolbox on the driver side near the door under the bed. Does anyone have any idea what this truck may have been used for. The serial number is A516626. Thanks!

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David Seitz

01-20-2006 13:28:04




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 Re: 1931 Model A Pickup Road Service in reply to David Seitz, 01-17-2006 13:44:00  
Thanks for the quick responces from Bruce and Bob. The winch has a hoist that swings out over the back of the bed. The are some tools and a chain in the tool box on the side. You both said that the arm that swings out is a turn signal but there is only one on the driver side of the cab and that threw me off. Thanks again for you input.

David



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dave guest

03-18-2006 18:45:13




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 Re: Re: 1931 Model A Pickup Road Service in reply to David Seitz, 01-20-2006 13:28:04  
Only a guess but sounds like some type of road service vehicle.



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bruce ohnstad

01-20-2006 12:31:15




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 Re: 1931 Model A Pickup Road Service in reply to David Seitz, 01-17-2006 13:44:00  
You have a nice service vehicle. Is there a frame hoist or how is the winch mounted?

The arrow is the early form of turn signal indicator. Fairly rare and desirable. The kerosene lanterns are flares, which were found in the early 1930s through the 50s. Usually three flares in a stack. Keep both items on the vehicle, they are appropriate aftermarket items.

So might the toolbox. Any tools or equipment with the truck?

There are two clubs. ATHS (aths.org) and ATCA. Both would have local chapters.

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