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The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« on: December 09, 2008, 04:09:44 AM »
I've seen it on youtube and I want to know If the truck is part of the WW&F collection or is it owned by one of the WW&F members? ???
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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 12:37:57 PM »
The Truck is part of the WW&F collection. It was donated by one of our most beloved members and forum participants, Mr. Stewart Rhine.

There was an article about it in one of the previous WW&F newsletters.
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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 04:22:39 PM »
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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 01:17:34 AM »
Where is the truck usually stored?  ???
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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 04:09:45 AM »
During nice weather, (summer) it is kept on the museum grounds. For the winter, it is residing in a member's garage.
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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 11:58:25 PM »
Who here on this form likes to drive that truck?  :D ;D
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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2008, 12:43:43 AM »
Was it originally a WW&F truck or is it to look like one?  ??? ???
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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2008, 12:58:20 AM »
The WW&F didn't have a Ford pickup. I think they may have had one truck they used in their latter days to fulfill the mail contract (after the derailment that ended train service.)
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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2008, 01:12:03 AM »
This is not a "pickup".  It is a 1  1/2 ton, dual rear wheels flatbed 1930 Ford AA Truck, Because the Ford company used  outdated parts  in the truck line to use up the stock of parts on the factory floors, the Museums truck has a model 1929 cab on a truck that was built in 1930.

I know of 5 muesum members who could drive this truck. (I own a 1931 Model A tudor sedan)  You just have to remmember to advance the spark lever, make a few more adjustments. Than remmember that there is no power steering, no directional lights (better know your hand signals). You have a manual transmission  and no power brakes. The more you press the brake pedal, the faster you may stop.

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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2008, 01:16:19 AM »
So thats why on youtube that the truck does not move very fast in most of the secnes with the vehicle! :o ::) :)
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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2008, 01:17:53 AM »
Aren't you supposed to be doing your homework? I'll admit that posting to the WW&F Forum is much more fun  ;)

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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2008, 01:18:45 AM »
I have no homework tonight!  :) ;) :D
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Re: The WW&F 1930 Ford Pickup???
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2008, 01:51:53 AM »
I owned a 1929 Ford Model A pick-up. I once tried to drive this over Rollins Pass in Colorado. This was the route west before the Moffet Tunnel was built. No, I did not make it.
I guess that qualifies me as a Model A operator.