Ford prototype found O/T - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

Ford prototype found O/T

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-15-2011, 10:17 AM
48fordcoe's Avatar
48fordcoe 48fordcoe is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 950
48fordcoe has a good reputation on FTE.48fordcoe has a good reputation on FTE.
Ford prototype found O/T

Found! Ford’s “junior Jeep” prototype still exists at Hemmings Blog: Classic and collectible cars and parts
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-15-2011, 10:20 AM
56panelford's Avatar
56panelford 56panelford is offline
Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 77,915
56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation
Looks like it was based from a tractor.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-15-2011, 12:24 PM
fifty-two_f1's Avatar
fifty-two_f1 fifty-two_f1 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: alexandria, Indiana
Posts: 1,319
fifty-two_f1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
The 1941 ford test jeeps used the 9n engine.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-15-2011, 05:50 PM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is online now
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 66,681
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by fifty-two_f1 View Post
The 1941 ford test jeeps used the 9n engine.
But, lost the design contest implemented by the US Army.

The Jeep was designed by American Bantam, but this small PA company had next to no production capacity, so the contract was awarded to ******-Overland.

Since the ****** plant in Toledo OH also had limited production capacity, after the US became involved in WWII (December 7th, 1941...a date which will live in infamy!-FDR), Ford was contracted to build Jeeps, assembled more than 200,000 1942/45.

Poor American Bantam got left out, only built the Jeep's utility trailer.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Latest Hemmings issue Horizonblue 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 01-23-2015 09:06 PM
It's almost always cheaper to buy than build. AXracer 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 21 09-07-2014 06:41 PM
Nice 47 M-Series pickup on Hemmings Blog Mr Mayo 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1 03-04-2013 11:16 AM
F550 Excursion? TrdLtly Excursion - King of SUVs 3 05-30-2012 10:38 PM
Need help finding a specific style wheel.. JB666Rock 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 15 02-16-2009 09:47 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
f100, ford, found, proto, prototype, series, truck, type

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.