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The AA body types table below lists all Ford sold bodies for the AA chassis (both cabs and cargo bodies). The table is subdivided into Cabs, Closed Bodies, and Open Bodies categories. There are seven sub-categories for the open cargo bodies category.

The Type and Name columns shows the Ford assigned type ID and name for a given body. Within the Name column, body equipment (such as stake racks) is listed below the body for which the equipment was designed. The Supplier column indicates the company which manufactured a given body. Suppliers had their own body ID’s (not listed in the table). Ford advertised Cargo Loading Space is shown in the last column. These are not physical dimensions. As an example: 88-A Platform – 68″ wide, 97-1/2″ long is the dimensions on the inside of any installed racks with 3/4″ thick sides).

For information about a specific body type, click the link in the TYPE column below. For details about parts covering multiple body types, go to the Body Details page.

Ford Model AA Body Types Table (PDF large file – slow to open)

Category Type Name or Equipment-Type/Name Wheel Base Production Supplier Cargo Loading Space
Eyy = January, February, March, April of the year
Lyy = September, October, November, December of the year
Neil Wilson 2014
CABS 75-A Chassis Seat (with or without seat back) 131-1/2; 157 09/31-02/32 Ford
76-A Open Cab 131-1/2 05/28-06/30 Ford
76-B Open Cab 131-1/2; 157 06/30-02/32 Ford
82-A Closed Cab 131-1/2 12/27-06/30 Budd
82-B Closed Cab (soft top) 131-1/2; 157 06/30-L31 Ford/Budd
Closed Cab (steel top) 131-1/2; 157 08/31-2/32 Budd
CLOSED BODIES (passenger and cargo areas as one body enclosed)
85-A Panel Delivery 131-1/2 08/28-06/30 Budd
85-B Panel Delivery 131-1/2 06/30-02/32 Murray
210-A Panel Delivery 157 parallel 03/31-02/32 Murray
270-A Funeral Service (has single side door) 131-1/2 E31-02/32 Briggs
275-A Funeral Coach (has double side doors) 131-1/2 E31-02/32 Briggs
280-A Ambulance (has double side doors) 131-1/2 E31-02/32 Briggs
285-A De Luxe Police Patrol 131-1/2 E31-02/32 Briggs
290-A Standard Police Patrol 131-1/2 E31-02/32 Murray
300-A De Luxe Delivery 131-1/2 02/31-02/32 Briggs
315-A Standrive 112 08/31-07/32 Baker Raulang
330-A School Bus 157 parallel E31-02/32 Union City
330-B Passenger Bus 157 parallel E31-02/32 Union City
OPEN BODIES (separate cab and cargo body)
Platform 88-A Platform 131-1/2 12/27-02/31 Midland 68” wide 97-1/2” long
134-A Stock Racks – for 88-A 02/29-07/29 unknown 48” high
134-B Grain Sides – for 88-A 02/29-07/29 unknown 20” high
188-A Stake Racks – for 88-A 12/27-02/31 Midland 26” high
185-A Platform 157 tapered 07/30-12/30 unknown 75” wide 132” long
186-A Stake Racks – for 185-A 07/30-12/30 unknown 42” high
185-B Platform 157 parallel 01/31-02/32 Midland 75” wide 132” long
186-B Stake Racks – for 185-B 01/31-02/32 Midland 42” high
238-A Stock Racks – for 185-B 01/31-02/32 Murray 60” high
187-A Platform 131-1/2 03/31-02/32 Midland 75” wide 102” long
189-A Stake Racks – for 187-A 03/31-02/32 Midland 42” high
228-A Stock Racks – for 187-A 03/31-02/32 Murray 60” high
Express 89-A Express 131-1/2 12/27-12/30 Budd 48” wide 86” long 12-1/8” high
195-A Express – light duty 131-1/2 01/31-02/32 Budd 54” wide 102-1/8” long 16” high
196-A Canopy (w/Curtains, Screens) – for 195-A 04/31-02/32 Budd
197-A Express – light duty 157 parallel 02/31-02/32 Budd 54” wide 132” long 16” high
198-A Canopy (w/Curtains, Screens) – for 197-A 04/31-02/32 Briggs
239-A Express – meat packers 131-1/2 05/31-02/32 Briggs
242-A Express – heavy duty 131-1/2 02/31-02/32 Murray 60” wide 102” long 18” high
Special 199-A Ice Wagon 131-1/2 E31-02/32 Murray 60” wide 102” long 23-1/2” high
229-A Service 131-1/2 01/31-02/32 Briggs
Crane & Cradle – for 229-A 01/31-02/32 Marquette
Grain 244-A Grain 157 parallel 06/31-02/32 Omaha 84” wide 132” long 26” high
Grain Extensions – for 244-A 06/31-02/32 Omaha
Stock Extensions – for 244-A 06/31-02/32 Omaha
248-A Grain 131-1/2 06/31-02/32 Omaha 84” wide 102” long 26” high
Grain Extensions – for 248-A 06/31-02/32 Omaha
Stock Extensions – for 248-A 06/31-02/32 Omaha
Dump 200-A Dump – rotating fast hand hoist 131-1/2 09/30-12/30 Anthony unknown
200-B Dump – hand hoist 131-1/2 01/31-02/32 Galion 1-1/2 cu. yd.
202-A Dump – automatic rocker gravity dumper 131-1/2 09/30-12/30 Anthony unknown
202-B Dump – gravity dumper 131-1/2 01/31-02/32 Wood 1-1/2 cu. yd.
204-A Dump – w/236-A light hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 09/30-02/32 Galion 1-1/2 cu. yd.
204-B Dump – w/236-B light hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 09/30-02/32 Wood 1-1/2 cu. yd.
206-A Dump – rotary power hoist 131-1/2 09/30-12/30 Anthony 1-1/2 cu. yd.
206-B Dump – mechanical hoist 131-1/2 01/31-02/32 Ditwiler 1-1/2 cu. yd.
208-A Dump – w/237-A heavy hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 L30-02/32 Galion 1-1/2 cu. yd.
208-B Dump – w/237-B heavy hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 L30-02/32 Wood 1-1/2 cu. yd.
Coal 201-A Coal – w/237-A heavy hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 L30-02/32 Galion 75 cu. ft.
201-B Coal – w/237-B heavy hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 L30-02/32 Wood 75/120 cu. ft.
201-C Coal – w/237-B heavy hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 L30-02/32 Wood 75 cu. ft.
205-A Coal – high-lift hoist 131-1/2 L30-02/32 Wood 72 cu. ft.
207-B Coal/Coke – w/237-B heavy hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 01/31-02/32 Wood 75/120 cu. ft.
Garbage 203-A Garbage – w/237-A heavy hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 L30-02/32 Galion 2 cu. yd.
203-B Garbage – w/237-B heavy hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 L30-02/32 Wood 2 cu. yd.
203-C Garbage – w/237-A heavy hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 L30-02/32 Galion 3 cu. yd.
203-D Garbage – w/237-B heavy hydraulic hoist 131-1/2 L30-02/32 Wood 3 cu. yd.

Note that Ford’s usage of body type ID’s started in May of 1930. At that time, ID’s were assigned to both current and past A and AA bodies. The number portion of an ID corresponded with a body part number grouping for a particular body (example – platform 88-A was for body part number group 88000-88999). Body type ID’s were initially called body model numbers.


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