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Old 07-12-2019, 10:56 AM
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We pulled my 46 1.5 ton truck out of storage 2 weeks ago...its been parked since 1989. My great grandfather bought this truck used when it was a few years old (1949) from a nursery. It is original paint and has been stored in out of the weather all its life. My great grandfather had 4 others just like it, from 1943's - 1947 and since he was a large farmer (15,000 acres) he had special coupons that allowed him to buy these during the war. The red one pictured was a war truck originally, it was painted OD green and was going over seas...but my great grandfather wanted it, so he was able to buy it new from Ford and painted it red before bringing it home. Some of our others had 3 speed aux brownies, most have 2 speed axles, and my green one has a hoist. All are flathead equipped - I hope to share more photos and obtain more info as I work on her.





















 
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:45 PM
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Wow, trucks look clean! Look forward to seeing more of them.
What's the plans for them?
 
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:04 PM
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The red one now belongs to someone else. I wanted to buy it but just have waaay too much stuff already - 21 cars/trucks, a tractor, etc on one acre.

I remember hauling 200 bushel of wheat in both, but I bought the green one because it has a hoist. I currently have a C60 chevy dump truck just for hauling crushed asphalt, dirt, and decorative rock...now that I have this I will sell that truck and use this one instead. Not commercial use...just my own and maybe some for family/friends. It will keep the flathead for now...I have lots of parts for them, including a few dozen generators, starters, NOS water pumps, and lots more NOS parts. I do have a sbc bellhousing adapter to adapt a sbc to the factory 4 speed, so that may happen in the far future. I need to work on the brakes now, and rework the fuel system.

Are there any resources online or paper for repairing these trucks?
 
 


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