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1942 A-C Model C

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Tom

03-28-2002 09:12:45




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I have what the serial # said is a 1942 C it has a wide front. I don't see many of this type around with a wide front it looks more like a 1939 B could this B a B and not a C.




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Dan

07-02-2003 10:26:10




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 Re: 1942 A-C Model C in reply to Tom, 03-28-2002 09:12:45  
Tom, I just got a 1941 C from the original owner he told me his father ordered this with the wide front wheelbase. These are hard to find and more desireable. I hope this helps
Dan from Massachusetts.



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Herb Brady

03-28-2002 14:20:15




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 Re: 1942 A-C Model C in reply to Tom, 03-28-2002 09:12:45  
It could be a B that the transmision or differerential went bad on and they got one out of a salvage yard off a c they are interchangeabl. It could also be a C that they put a front end off a B on it which will also work if you change the whole front end and the steering box at the back. But it wouldnt be a 1942 factory wide front, because they werent availble till the last four years of production and were all straight adjustable axles.

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steve

03-28-2002 19:35:55




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 Re: Re: 1942 A-C Model C in reply to Herb Brady, 03-28-2002 14:20:15  
here are a couple things the check. this is kind of general, not exact

1. the steering rod from the gear box on a C goes to an arm under the radiator. the rod on the B goes to the left wheel king pin area.
2. the steering arm on the gear box of a C points straight up, the arm on the B points straight down.
3. The rear wheel hub on a C bolts to the axle with a 5 bolt pattern, the B hub usually has a splined center with one BIG nut in the center.
4. The rear axles on a C are about 6 inches wider on each side than the B. Generally the C wheel hub spacing is about 72 inches while the B is about 60 inches ( i think).

there are exceptions to the rule, but this gives you a general idea of what you got.

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TractorMike

03-31-2002 09:49:01




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 Re: Re: Re: 1942 A-C Model C in reply to steve, 03-28-2002 19:35:55  
Steve, What if a B has the 5 bolt pattern? Did they offer that pattern later on? Thanks, TractorMike



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steve

03-31-2002 17:51:33




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 Re: Re: Re: Re: 1942 A-C Model C in reply to TractorMike, 03-31-2002 09:49:01  
A "B" could have a 5 bolt axle if it had an adjustable front end (I think), but it would still be the narrow (approx 60 inch) wide wheel base.



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TractorMike

04-01-2002 18:43:20




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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 1942 A-C Model C in reply to steve, 03-31-2002 17:51:33  
Steve, You must be right because my "B" has the adjustable front end and the 5 bolt pattern. Were these harder to come by? Thanks, TractorMike



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Bryan Smith

04-01-2002 06:12:58




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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 1942 A-C Model C in reply to steve, 03-31-2002 17:51:33  
The B did have that hub option for the 40" to 68" wheel tread option (I have one). A B will be about 33" between the final drives, while a C will be about 45". Look at the steering gear as mentioned above and measure between the final drives - that shoul get you set.



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