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The Ford AA
The Ford AA
truck was produced by the Ford Motor Company of Detroit from 1928 to
1931 in both 1 ton and 1½ ton variants. The models produced by Sloppy
Jalopy are of the 1½ ton variant and we have chosen to build four of the
commonest types available; the Stakebed, Flatbed, Pickup and Panel Van.
In addition to these versions, there were also Dump Truck, Tanker and
Tow Truck (Wrecker) variants produced. Local adaptation led to even more
variation with Mail Truck, Fire Engine, Ambulance and Bus versions
The Truck had a 4 cylinder, 200 cubic inch engine producing 40 horse power which, for the time, made it a very powerful vehicle.
The Ford AA was well suited for adaptation for military purposes and a number of countries experimented with armoured versions.
In 1931 the Danish Army experimented with the Ford AA truck as the basis for a new cheap armoured car. The results of these trials can be seen in a series of three photographs to be found at the Danish Army Pages.
For more on these trucks we would recommend the following links:-
The AA Truck Pages
The Oldtimers Picture Gallery