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Hot Rods 31 - 32 Ford truck differences

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Toqwik, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Toqwik
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    What are the differences in a 31 vs a 32 Ford pickup? I friend sent some pictures of one he found and I'm not sure.


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  2. trailer-Ed
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    Everything is different, I mean everything. 31 is model a 32 is, well, 32.
     
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  3. Hendee
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    I think he's asking for specific ways to know a 32 from a 31 when looking at pics. If you can see the firewall/cowl top, that's a good place to start. 31 gas tank is in the cowl, 32 is under in the frame.
    Others can add in some easily seen differences.
     
  4. Toqwik
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    Ok let me be more specific. How can you visually tell the difference?


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  5. Toqwik
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    This has me puzzled. Is there a piece missing here or is this a compilation of parts? The other side looks like someone put a 2x6 in the gap.


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  6. The best solution would be to post the pictures. Are we talking about a complete truck or just pieces? The gas tank is in the cowl in '31 and under the seat in '32. Does a factor of two or maybe three in the price count as a difference?

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  10. A quick way is a 30/31 has a gas cap on the cowl,a 32 has a vent. HRP
     
  11. Toqwik
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    It looks to me someone cut the corners off the back section but from the pics it looks like there is a lip on the back panel. ???


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  12. 31Apickup
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    Looks like a cut down 30-31 sedan body. Can't see enough of the box, but is not a 28-mid 31 box.
     
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  13. nonipshere
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    No one mentioned the grilles which are totally different. The frames are entirely different. 32 truck is just like the passenger car.


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  14. The37Kid
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    That looks like a 30-31 Tudor sedan cowl and doors with the center panel with rear window moved forward. The 30-31 pickup rear panel is one piece with corners that meet the doors. Bed is not Model A. Bob
     
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  16. deucendude
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    It does look like a chopped up model A sedan with a bed added !
     
  17. Oldbill51
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    32 truck gas tank was under the seat.
     
  18. The37Kid
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    '32 Pickup doors have a rounded top corner at the front, A's are square. Bob
     
  19. FlatheadWard
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    31 has a roof that's filled in with wood, wire and material, 32 has a one piece metal roof.



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  20. After August '31 the Model A truck had an all metal roof.

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