260XW Battery Box Question

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260XW Battery Box Question

Postby oldspwr » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:16 am

Can anyone share pics and / or dimensions of the factory driver side battery box that is on the running board of the 40's vintage 260XW's?

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Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: 260XW Battery Box Question

Postby steve s. » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:54 am

While the battery box is the same, the truck pictured is from the 1950's. The grill guard with every other bar missing appeared in 1952. Not being picky, just want to get the historical information out there.
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Re: 260XW Battery Box Question

Postby oldspwr » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:38 pm

Hi Steve...

When did they stop using the doors without the vent wing windows? I thought it was around 1950 or so...

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Re: 260XW Battery Box Question

Postby Wards man » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:26 am

HI Tom a new project in the works from the Millard shops?
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Re: 260XW Battery Box Question

Postby steve s. » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:19 am

Tom, to my knowledge there is no hard date for the end of the use of doors with smaller windows and no vents. The doors with the larger glass and vent windows (including the type A and B doors) were introduced with the model 50 deluxe cab around 1949, and became the "standard" door at the very end of 1953, being slowly phased in on different models. This change to the "new style" door coincided with the introduction of the newer steel cabs with less or no wood, which are easily recognized by the gasketed windshield.

Of course, Brockway did build plenty of trucks that were "special" in one way or another.
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