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Posted By dirtywhiteboy Thursday, February 02, 2012 8:51 PM
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Wolfcreek_Steve
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Chris, call Don Robertson I know he has a fairly late model U model, (I believe a 53) and is an ATHS member.
http://www.sedonaverdevalley.org/jerome/goldkingminejerome.html


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im not saying you are wrong but i would disagree, i have never heard of a all steel cab U model, just from my knowledge i never heard of it


I saw one so I have to say they did make the change, I just don't know when!




ok, well i would need more proof than just a ebay photo, wood rots, and is most of the time removed, all im saying is i would need solid proof to beleave it.
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im not saying you are wrong but i would disagree, i have never heard of a all steel cab U model, just from my knowledge i never heard of it


I saw one so I have to say they did make the change, I just don't know when!

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autocar switched from a wood/steel cab to all steel in 1946, and along with that came the higher windshield that extended over the drip edge on the door, in 1950 they switched to the all new "driver cab" that had the curved windshield, they used this cab all the way up to 1987.


Do you know if that change in 1946 to all steel included the U model engine under seat cab?




Autocar never changed the construction of the cab on the U models, they all where still steel/wood construction even after 1946.


I'm sorry, but that is not true. I have seen an all steel U model cab for sale on Ebay. Pictures of the inside showed very plainly that the cab was all steel construction very similar to the conventionals. There were no doors with the cab, so I don't know if they were also all steel.
The door construction in the attached picture appears very different from mine. On mine there is one large 16 ga. plate that covers the whole door from the window down, but does not wrap around any edges. from the bottom edge of the windows up is covered with oilcloth. The wood is exposed on all edges of the door. Mine does not have the center access panel. I suspect the one pictured is all steel construction.
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/6bb0241e-5b06-46d0-af7e-c121.jpg




im not saying you are wrong but i would disagree, i have never heard of a all steel cab U model, just from my knowledge i never heard of it
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autocar switched from a wood/steel cab to all steel in 1946, and along with that came the higher windshield that extended over the drip edge on the door, in 1950 they switched to the all new "driver cab" that had the curved windshield, they used this cab all the way up to 1987.


Do you know if that change in 1946 to all steel included the U model engine under seat cab?




Autocar never changed the construction of the cab on the U models, they all where still steel/wood construction even after 1946.


I'm sorry, but that is not true. I have seen an all steel U model cab for sale on Ebay. Pictures of the inside showed very plainly that the cab was all steel construction very similar to the conventionals. There were no doors with the cab, so I don't know if they were also all steel.
The door construction in the attached picture appears very different from mine. On mine there is one large 16 ga. plate that covers the whole door from the window down, but does not wrap around any edges. from the bottom edge of the windows up is covered with oilcloth. The wood is exposed on all edges of the door. Mine does not have the center access panel. I suspect the one pictured is all steel construction.
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/6bb0241e-5b06-46d0-af7e-c121.jpg

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autocar switched from a wood/steel cab to all steel in 1946, and along with that came the higher windshield that extended over the drip edge on the door, in 1950 they switched to the all new "driver cab" that had the curved windshield, they used this cab all the way up to 1987.


Do you know if that change in 1946 to all steel included the U model engine under seat cab?




Autocar never changed the construction of the cab on the U models, they all where still steel/wood construction even after 1946.
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My Dad's 1964 Diamond T 931 B has the Driver's cab. My 1948 C-50-200 has the old style Safety cab,flat windshield that are fixed,not tilt out, and it's all steel. These cabs had a large X in the back of the cab.

There's a lot more room in the Driver's cab.

You Don't have to be a truck driver to drive an old truck.
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53-autocar-chris (2/13/2013)
autocar switched from a wood/steel cab to all steel in 1946, and along with that came the higher windshield that extended over the drip edge on the door, in 1950 they switched to the all new "driver cab" that had the curved windshield, they used this cab all the way up to 1987.


Do you know if that change in 1946 to all steel included the U model engine under seat cab?


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autocar switched from a wood/steel cab to all steel in 1946, and along with that came the higher windshield that extended over the drip edge on the door, in 1950 they switched to the all new "driver cab" that had the curved windshield, they used this cab all the way up to 1987.
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