1941 Ford Pickup Is One Flaming-Hot Custom
Stunning early Ford truck proves that street rod-style and curvy pickups go together just fine.
We live in a world where, when it comes to Ford trucks, a couple of generations get all the love. For whatever reason, we tend to ignore anything built before 1953, and that’s a shame. Just because sweet rides like this 1941 Ford truck existed before the F-100 or F-150 came to be doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate them all the same. And while we obviously love our lifted, mud-slinging pickups around these parts, we also appreciate a stellar street rod.
This ’41 Ford truck, which we spotted over at Mecum Auctions, certainly lives up to the lofty standards imposed on that genre. The two-tone, flamed paint is pure perfection and period correct. And even though it usually graces the flanks of iconic rides like ’30s Ford passenger cars, it certainly looks right at home here. And we also appreciate the fact that much of the original chrome and various trim remains in place, since many choose to shave it all off.
Matching up quite nicely with those shiny bits is a set of classic American Racing Torq Thrust wheels, a hot rodding icon if there ever was one. With a staggered set of tires wrapped around them, this 1941 Ford truck sports the perfect stance. And of course the all-steel body sits lower than normal, thanks in part to a 4-inch drop axle.