Ford Half-Ton Panel Truck

Ford’s 1937 trucks were mildly redesigned with new front sheet metal, a divided windshield, and a revised instrument panel. Underneath was a new X-member frame, of the type used on passenger cars, and cable-operated brakes.

Restored to its original configuration, this Ford panel truck has only a single driver’s seat. The utilitarian cargo compartment has a flat floor and only barebones tie-down rails on its side walls. Modest deviations from original include exhaust headers, dual Brockman Mellowtone steel-pack mufflers and tailpipes, and chrome flipper hubcaps. The original 85 brake horsepower flathead V-8 has been rebuilt and runs smoothly. It has new wide whitewall tires and the correct side-mount spare. Chrome and glass are all show quality, attested by Best in Class honors from the Early Ford V-8 Club. Ideal for the vintage truck enthusiast or businessman, it is a seldom seen example of the once-common light-duty panel truck.

Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.

85 bhp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112 in.

Source: RM Auctions
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