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By Aaron - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:39 PM
At the dump of course
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, April 07, 2012 5:50 PM
Red Horse, you have a very sharp eye. I thought I was the only one that had noticed that. I too has seen the truck in Colorado Springs at the 07 show. I saw the truck coming into the parking area and couldn't wait to get over to see it. That was one of the first things I noticed. I ask him about it and he said that he had found the set of spears and they were either NOS or near perfect, can't remember which he said now. Anyway, that was about all I could see that was not correct, it is indeed a beautiful truck. Lots of attention to detale.
By TOM GEORGE - Sunday, December 25, 2011 4:48 PM
Heres a picture of me hauling dirt in my W Series. The 2nd picture is just a really neat W Series that I found.
By Bill White - Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:07 PM
U got it right, i would love to hear that baby run..................Bill
By grenfell34 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:57 PM
geeeeees bill that thunderbolt would be worth 4 or 5 hundred grand today!!!!!

i spoke to a guy with one at the hot rod reunion fomoso drags his dad had a ford dealership and they [ford] never advetised the fact

that you could order one for not much more money than a sports coupe!!!!!!!! don,t tell michelle lol
By Bruce Setter - Saturday, April 27, 2013 2:43 PM
Awhile back there was a discussion of the airodyne (sp) sleeper that ford used in the 90"s. This is my 95 with that sleeper. I was told that this sleeper was built for Ford by a company in Iowa.http://forums.aths.org/Attachment29610.aspx
By jovan - Thursday, October 22, 2015 3:45 PM
The best part about Bill's steering wheel search below is that I got his castoff for my WT-9000. I had the manual steering wheel on mine but added power steering. It was hard to keep in the road with that big wheel and power steering. Much better now. Thanks Bill!
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, March 22, 2012 4:53 PM
I have that same picture in my archive. By the way that is a Mercury car between the two trucks.
By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:32 PM
My newist, 16,00 miles

By Wolfcreek_Steve - Monday, June 25, 2012 1:13 PM
A little one. Back to the Fifties St. Paul, MN 6-23-2012
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By Shifty - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:24 AM
Come on Friday

By Bill White - Sunday, April 08, 2012 2:20 PM


Takoma Park MD.

it is not a truck but I think it is neat
By Bill White - Saturday, February 04, 2012 4:37 AM
a nice working F8

By wayne graham - Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:02 PM
I agree with you guys 65. I think the answer is on Michelle's web site. Wayne  PS she also is driving one.
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, April 08, 2012 10:12 AM
If that picture had been taken at the 76 on the North I-45 out of Houston there would have been many more trucks parked in the lot, besides while the lot may have been full of pot holes I do remember it being paved.
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:30 PM
Wayne, why would you say the grill? The grill is a 64 grill by the way. Keep on guessing, I am going to see how long it takes you guys to figure this one out. There two major things wrong with the truck and a couple of minor things.
By Kid - Monday, January 16, 2012 3:26 AM
poor ol ford..  :(

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By wayne graham - Saturday, June 30, 2012 11:06 AM
Ron, I think you are right. I built one and put it in a 57 chevy. To this day don't know for sure what went wrong but only went a few miles and snapped the head off a valve. I don't have to tell you the rest of the story. Wayne
By newfie-trucker - Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:38 PM
yes it was a ex mayflower truck
By Brocky - Saturday, January 28, 2012 7:35 AM
Speaking of Ford mixer trucks, University Sand and Gravel, Next to Cornell Univ in Ithaca NY, had a whole fleet of 59 & 60 Ford T1000's with the 534 gas jobs and 5 X 3 trannys and nose mounded hydraulic pumps. One had a dump body on it and ran from the gravel pit by my house tothe batch plant. I rode many trips in it and the 1956 T-800 that it replaced but do not have any pictures.
By Bill White - Monday, June 18, 2012 4:53 AM
By John Suckoe - Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:33 PM
Test van ?? Hearing , Resp fit test , Stress test ???
By Scary Autocar - Sunday, May 06, 2012 3:54 AM
Ran when parked... 50 years ago.



Still cleaning up in Colorado:



Let's drill down to the last picture:

By wayne graham - Saturday, January 21, 2012 6:30 AM
Ersplit, Is that old Ford for sale. Sure wish it still had the flat head as 53 was the last year. Wayne
By Erv Bickford - Sunday, January 01, 2012 6:37 AM
Hi Michelle,

Three Fords chasing each other up Mt. Washington. I was usually pulling up the rear.

Erv
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, July 01, 2012 8:47 AM
Here are a few pictures of the Lincoln.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/36ab7105-36d4-49b2-a6c5-750f.jpg

This was made at Oxnard Ca at a National Lincoln meet.



http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/8682ad25-1fa2-472a-94ea-5da5.jpg

This was the way we transported to the shows.



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No better way to view Yosemite than from a convertible.
By KeithC - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:39 AM
Bruce, I think I took the picture of that red 950 at the Winchester show, maybe the year before last? I don't remember seeing it before that show.

Yup, went and looked at it was there in the photos I took in 2010 at Winchester.
By TOM GEORGE - Friday, February 17, 2012 12:29 PM
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 27, 2012 1:09 PM
Two more.

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By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 3:10 AM
PZ, you pose a good question. The quad headlights were used from 57 through 60, in 61 the C series went back to single headlights. I am not sure what year the sleeper became available on the C series. I do know the sleepers were available in the 61 model H series. I would say that it is a possibility that 61 was the first year but that is only a guess.
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, February 18, 2012 5:21 AM
My beautiful 69 Ranger, boy did I love that truck. I was driving that truck the when I got married. Sure wish I had it now in the shape it was in when that picture was made.

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By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 5:03 PM
wayne graham (1/11/2012)
Bill, The cab roof on that 52 is about the same contour as the B model Mack cab. I think I am starting to see how they used Ford parts to build these Macks. Nice looking Ford by the way. Wayne


Were getting educated, aren't we Wayne.
By jeeperscreepers - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:38 PM
I'm posting this at the request of my good friend Bill White. Photo taken at MATS this past weekend. It's amoung others pics I posted.
By Brocky - Thursday, July 05, 2012 9:02 AM
Michelle will have to explain further: But the 292 was in the "Y" block family which was basically the first overhead valve engine that Ford introduced for regular use in 1954. They were built in 239, 272, 292, 312, and a 332 truck engine. I do not know if the 317 Lincoln engine used in the 52 & 53 F-8's were the same block or not, but I sorta think so?
By G 73 mack - Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:50 AM
The blue and black Ford has a sleeper on it that was made in Des Moines, Ia. I think the name of the company that made the sleepers was called United Body, but I could be wrong on the name. They were in the sleeper business in the 80's. A friend bought a new Volvo with one on. They were located north of I80 close to the Volvo dealer. I bet someone from that area will know more about them. 
By Bill White - Sunday, July 01, 2012 12:50 PM
1955 at work

By grenfell34 - Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:43 PM
55 ute rear

By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:57 PM
I think it is the grille Wayne, it looks home made or something.

Nothing wrong with the grille on this '34, one of my favorite Ford models.

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By Dan Bruno - Monday, April 02, 2012 6:31 PM
Not Friday, but saw this recently and snapped pics.

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By Shifty - Friday, December 23, 2011 10:40 AM
LTL seems to be the favorite Ford.

 Here's one I think was on Ebay.

 

By Michelle Cole - Sunday, April 01, 2012 2:01 PM
Another fantastic video of big Ford trucks rolling through the night. Like this one.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/bc0928e9-b4b4-4ec2-a89c-f157.jpg
By PZ 1 - Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:02 PM
Wolfcreek_Steve (1/17/2012)
Speaking of twin engine Fords, my dad told a story about someone in the Chicago area about 1950 that had built 1 or several trailers (I'm unsure how many) that had a Ford V8 with auto transmission hooked to a drive axle under the trailer. Being an auto trans there really wasn't much control needed, just an ignition switch and a hand throttle was all. The story was that the driver once out of town would pull the hand throttle open and proceed to grab gears as needed in the tractor. The way the telling of this story came about is my dad had seen one of Andy Granatelli's STP commercials and said that he recognized Andy as one of the guys with the trucks. At the time I didn't know anything about the Granatelli brothers, but they were around Chicago at that time and they were certainly capable of engineering some crazy stuff. Has anyone heard a similar story?


Frank Surber told here once about his father doing that to trailers. Tried to find it but could not.
By Bill White - Friday, January 13, 2012 3:36 PM
Michelle, i posted this 1936 with Henry and Edsel back on page 18 i have to mark the ones i post we are getting so nice a selection it is hard to keep tract of what we have put on. because everybody likes a good Ford.

Bill
By roKWiz - Monday, January 16, 2012 3:20 PM
What a beast.

Geoff
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 7:19 AM
wayne graham (1/11/2012)
Aussie, We called them a lot of things including some we can,t print. Yes they were originally referred to as the Jimmy diesel. Since I hated them I don't know the whole story on the name change but some body bought or sold somebody. I owned a 8-71 which caused me to not like them then I was dumb enough to buy another one which made me not like myself. Kinda the same deal as KW 8-bag suspension. History repeated itself there too. Wayne


I tell you Wayne, you have got to do the "hand in the door" thing every time you drive them until they start to run good!
By newfie-trucker - Saturday, January 07, 2012 9:36 AM
a ex movers truck in Canada sold reciently for resto and workin daily

 





By grenfell34 - Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:17 PM
f8000  c180 cummins

By wayne graham - Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:06 AM
Tim, The air 4x4 with the 318 was one fun set-up to drive. Sounded like an automatic if you did it right. Wayne
By clyde318 - Friday, December 16, 2011 11:59 AM
Here is my '96 Ford LTLS I had at Reliable. It was powered by a 425 Cat,10 spd. RoadRanger, 3:58 rears, 60" ICT bunk under the 3car Metro (old Stuart design)headramp, 7 car Metro trailer.http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/163cb83a-830c-49e3-aef8-4e66.jpg
By Bill White - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:53 AM
Michelle. 55 and 56's is one of my favorites, i like your photo also..............Bill
By Bill White - Thursday, February 02, 2012 2:28 PM


real nice 54
By rickknox - Monday, April 29, 2013 9:22 AM
Some Ford trucks working Colombia South America

It's a 1952 F8 with a 400 Cummins and 44000# rears
By Bill White - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:18 PM


What a horse
By wdegroat - Monday, February 06, 2012 6:17 AM
Thanks Michelle..  A friend had a tandem with the big gas engine and a 5 and 4 trans back in the late seventies.
 I thought sure it had the 1000 emblem on the hood but I've seen others with the 950 emblem on the hood, so
I never could figure out what the difference was.


I remember him saying it he would blow by the diesels coming out of the gravel pit..........but they would pass
him at the gas station.
By eric rhymer - Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:13 PM
Michelle Cole (3/22/2013)
eric rhymer (1/18/2013)
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THIS IS MY FIRST POST AS A NEW MEMBER TO THE FORUM. THIS IS MY TWO N SERIES TRUCKS. GLAD I JOINED ON FORD FRIDAY! I HAVE A LOVE FOR THESE TRUCKS AND BASICALLY ALL FORDS! LOL. THE WHITE ONE IS A 65 N600 WITH A 330/4 SPEED WITH A 6:80 ROCKWELL REAR AND THE FADED RED ONE IS A 67 N1000 WITH A 220 CUMMINS/ 5 SPEED AND 2 SPEED REAR. OH AND THE OTHER IN THE BUILDING IS MY 99 F350 WITH THE 7.3L (DAILY DRIVER).


Does this look familiar?

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LOL, yes it does michelle! Where did you find that pic? It looks like the guys house that i picked it up from but of course it was dark when i went and picked it up. I was determined to pick it up no matter how late it was. He had backed out on selling it to me twice. He was having a hard time parting with it.
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:41 PM
Brocky (3/21/2012)
Michelle

In the above picture of the load of 57's.Am not sure if it is the angle we are looking at or if the top rear car is a flip top?? The roof line looks shorter and the rear side window smaller??


Brocky, I have that photo in my archive and I blew it up to take a better look at it. I have determined it to be a convertible. Here is one with three of the pop tops on it. The 56 truck has a great picture of the Markel sticker on the front fender.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/e29525cd-e3ba-40a7-a9b9-7530.jpg
By kblackav8or - Friday, March 23, 2012 7:50 PM
I like those N's.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:30 PM
"Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while" I noticed the difference in the back windows of the two trucks in that first picture and took a guess.
By kblackav8or - Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:00 AM
Last CLT I saw was a few years ago in my town. They just aren't seen much anymore. Certainly not here in the west.
By TEWHITEIV - Sunday, February 05, 2012 2:37 PM
ppsyclone (2/5/2012)
Looks like a Cook Brothers comversion


Brian, it's right there in your back yard at Brighton.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Monday, June 25, 2012 2:03 PM
A whole family of Fords Back to the Fifties St. Paul, MN. 6-23-2012

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By Metro Jersey George - Monday, June 18, 2012 12:32 PM
This F-700 4x4 4x4 sat outside of the registration booth up at the West Springfield convention it never made it inside, don't know the story behind it but it sure was a good looking truck.
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, April 08, 2012 12:38 PM
It did turn into a pretty big dump. It's ashame because it was a really nice truck stop in its early days.
By herters - Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:24 PM
No pictures as I met them on nthe road this week.  Two LT9000's.  One a wrecker towing a FLD and the other a red sleeper pulling a flatbed.  Both were spotted on IA 163 around Pella.

Seeing these two trucks I was thinking then we needed a Ford Friday and Michelle apparently was too.

Ken
By Freightrain - Saturday, January 07, 2012 1:47 AM
Michelle, that red W model could almost pass for a newer Binder COE with those square headlights.
By Park Olson - Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:16 AM
Guy's , that is not a wagon, but a Courier Panel Delivery. And it is a '58, evidenced by the side trim behind the front parking light. It retained the '57 style tail light so not to interfere with  the back door.

Would be neat to have one of them today!
By Jesse - Friday, December 30, 2011 6:53 PM
John, figured a Ford expert would get to this before I made a guess.  Looks like a 51-52 Ford F-8. 

There were two flatheads and the overhead valve engines from Lincloln available until 54 when Ford came out with their own overhead valve engines.  I have a page from the Motor Book showing the grilles, just have to dig it out of the "Ford Stuff" file box. 
By Bill White - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:53 AM
1953
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By Bill White - Friday, June 29, 2012 12:41 PM
Developed by Ford's Special Vehicle Department, the Thunderbolt was eventually built at the Dearborn Steel Tubing Company (DST). Initially, the first eleven vehicles were production cars assembled at the Rouge and sent to DST for disassembly and conversion. After the initial run, however, the process shifted gears and the remaining 89 Fairlanes were shipped to DST as incomplete vehicles for modification and final assembly.

The Thunderbolt was a Fairlane 500 two-door sedan without sound deadener, sealer and insulation and minus the unnecessary frills of radio, heater, rear-window cranking mechanism, carpeting and one front windshield wiper. The side windows were made of Plexiglas. Hoods, fenders, doors and the front bumper were fiberglass. Special traction bar eliminated body roll. Beneath the hood, the Thunderbolt came with a 427-center oiler High Riser engine and dual 4 barrel carburetors, Ford was then required to use a 'metal' front bumper, so aluminum bumpers were manufactured and shipped to vehicle owners to convert cars already delivered. Of the original 100 Thunderbolts, there are approximately 60 still in existence.
By roKWiz - Saturday, January 28, 2012 9:53 AM
Michelle and Brocky,

Thanks for the infomation on the "H" series. Sure looks like an interesting cab set up.

Geoff 
By Michelle Cole - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:42 PM
When you make your post, hit the enter key to move the cursor down a couple of lines and then click the square symbol with the mountain in it between the chain link and the smily face at the top, a screen will come up. Click on upload image, then click on browse, that will take you to you computer, find the image you want to post and click open and then click add image and the picture will appear without having to click on it.
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:27 PM
Terry Tombaugh (1/29/2012)
This might qualify in the Ford thread.  My dad working the driveway before the concrete arrived.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a9dd2fd4-bcd4-46b8-80f9-e4d8.jpg

T.


I would certainly agree that it does. Terry that looks like a Ford that your LTL was hooked to in the top picture. I also see that you had a place to lay your head in the LTL. Pretty neat rig to say the least.
By Bill White - Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:26 AM
Glee, In 1967, O-I-M Transit Corp. Fort Wayne, IN was purchased by Indianhead Truck Lines of Minnesota.

Edward "Ted" Williams owned O-I-M Transit

Bill
By Bill White - Saturday, February 04, 2012 5:46 PM
By grenfell34 - Friday, January 13, 2012 4:17 PM
geees michele i was away for the quizz !!   let me no next time!!!
By grenfell34 - Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:20 PM
jeff 41 in the pic is NOT  a ute   the style side bed is removable like a f100 and its a 1 ton truck   all utes were built on a car frame and  body to the b pillar from there back  it was a  ranchero style  so every year utes  looked just like a car of that year with a  ute back section ill try n find some pics
By Lance C - Saturday, November 03, 2012 5:07 PM
here's a couple of Fords my dad drove in his trucking career

1997 Ford Aeromax AT-9522





1993 Ford Aeromax Hardrunner





1991 Ford LTL-9000



1988 Ford CL-9000 (this truck was suppose to be in a movie and was pruchased by George Sack brand new)





1986 Ford LTL-9000 + 1989 Ford Aeromax in back round



1988 Ford LTL-9000





1997 Ford Aeromax AT-9500

drove this one brand new, this is what it now looks like today



Normand Lajoie's 1974 Ford WT-9000



his Brother, Gerard bought the 1973 Ford WT-9000 that was on this brochure cover



Normand Lajoie's 1978 Ford CLT-9000 + brother Gerard's 1977 White Freightliner WFT-7542



other 1986 Ford CLT-9000





My 2 pick-up's 1977 Ford F-150 and 2004 Ford F-250



By Michelle Cole - Saturday, January 28, 2012 4:51 AM
RICKY352PETES (1/27/2012)
With a little wax i think that scratch will come out.!!!


Thank a little elbow greese will get that out? After all it ran when parked.
By Brocky - Monday, February 06, 2012 5:00 PM
Michelle

I am with you on NOT wanting juice brakes.. Hard to understand why anyone would want that much weight capacity without air brakes. But here again a lot of the fire department leaders appearntly did not understand how air brakes worked and were scared of them. Have to remember that this was before spring lock parking brakes so if you blew a diaphram, you were in for an exciting ride.
By Jolly - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:21 AM
Fords!?!? I seen this one at a Car show many years ago.



By junkmandan - Saturday, February 11, 2012 3:55 PM
Being a tandem diesel with that side mounted air cleaner that N model has to be an NT 850 .
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:36 PM
So this car isn't "original" as was being told by the owner, but was converted after it was sold.
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 9:36 AM
us aussies  travel in style in the u.s  this is my 65 f250 custom cab.   it  is my transport , parts chaser , motel , diner , bar n grill ,and mobile workshop!   pic taken at fresno on return from aths convention

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By dirtywhiteboy - Friday, December 16, 2011 4:58 PM
Michelle Cole (12/16/2011)
dirtywhiteboy (12/15/2011)
heres a 96 henryJ i ran cali with in 2000,01...had 425ata kittycat,13 speed with 4:11 rears on 24.5s,..run out bout 83 mph,...but did it up hill as good as down!!!


Love the purple LTLA 9000. We had one that was current red, to me it looked more maroon than red.

 

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drove a pink one same body style as your red one here but was a 36 bunk standup,...wont in it to long an failed to get a pic....
By wayne graham - Saturday, May 26, 2012 5:20 PM
Ron, What Bill said. Wayne
By Shifty - Sunday, March 04, 2012 4:44 PM
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By Bill White - Friday, May 04, 2012 1:26 PM
1966 W like the 5 hand hole Alcoa wheels and the turbine stack

By Bill White - Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:23 PM
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 20, 2012 12:16 PM
Michelle Cole (1/20/2012)
Bill White (1/20/2012)
U got it right, i would love to hear that baby run..................Bill


Sometimes the old Gal can supprise you, huh Bill. I have never seen that tractor of any pictures of it either.


Michelle, I took those photos at the Daytona Turkey Run this past Thanksgiving weekend. The owner spent 10 years building that 8N, and it shows. If you didn't know better you would swear it rolled out of the factory that way. Here's a couple more pics. And no, I didn't get to hear it run either !

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By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:07 PM
I have seen that 56 COE before, I have always wondered it the big window was original of if it was one of the fiberglass repops that a lot of people are using to make big windows out of small windows. I do know for a fact that a few COE's and some Big Jobs were built with the big windows. It was an option and not that expensive at about 15 to 20 dollars, but for some reason most people rejected the option. I guess thinking about it 20 dollars for a big back window as a lot of money in 1956.
By John Woge - Sunday, April 08, 2012 2:21 AM
Michelle Cole (4/7/2012)
You know the poor guy is laying over or otherwise he wouldn't be out on that dusty lot polishing his wheels.

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OH...how I love my "Dura-Brights" !!!!!

John
By grenfell34 - Friday, January 06, 2012 6:30 PM
bruce this is the 41 pu its technically my wifes as she talked gene winfield into parting with it a few years ago

up in mohave cal

By Michelle Cole - Friday, August 10, 2012 10:13 AM
I have heard of a couple of replicas of the Blue Mule, but I do not know how good the quality was.
By Metro Jersey George - Saturday, December 17, 2011 5:33 AM
Richard the Louisville L series is still a hot number in the home heating oil delivery business I do loss settlements and a good 90ies Louie is bringing bigger money than a 2000 Freightliner FL 70 or an International 4900. Go figure but the oil people love them.
By junkmandan - Friday, April 20, 2012 3:18 PM
Bill----The picture of the FT 8000 with the goofy air cleaner on the right fender has got to be somebody's repower . Any idea what's under the hood ?
By roKWiz - Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:33 PM
Yes, paddy did a great resto job on it as on all his trucks. I noticed it only has one hydro ram for tilting the cab. Anyone know if this is how they came. I know the later WT's and CL both had twin rams.

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By Burco359 - Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:07 AM
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, January 07, 2012 4:35 PM
chocko (1/7/2012)
Nice pictures Michelle. I remember when Hertz/Penske hadabout 1000 of them with the Jade Grenades no turboes. Joe D.


Like this one Joe.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/e551337c-1f02-4fd7-a3d1-19cf.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, January 07, 2012 1:23 PM
Here's another good looking first generation W model.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/c53d6b7b-857e-4c74-afe4-2596.jpg
By jeeperscreepers - Monday, June 25, 2012 10:32 AM
Bill, If you zoom in on the sign in front of the 36 pick up truck, it says it is un-restored. It is in new condition according to the owner. The interior is awsome.
By newfie-trucker - Thursday, April 05, 2012 4:48 PM
Michelle thats a big load of rock on your lil ford p/u
By Bill White - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:09 PM
By Bill White - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:00 AM
Ken, I also worked at Ames Redi Mix and drove a Ford mixer,

Bill
By Raildudes dad - Friday, January 27, 2012 1:00 PM

Michigan Express or MX, my very favorite truck line when  I was a little kid. A family friend was their Safety Manager here in Grand Rapids MI. Beautiful yellow and red paint job. Someone in West Michigan has one restored (not a cab over Ford). I'll have to get a photo of it the next time I see it. :)


Michelle Cole (1/26/2012)
I can't believe that we are coming up Ford Friday once again. I am saluting one of my favorite Ford tractors the one that propelled Ford into the class 8 market back in 1961, the venerable H model.

This is a nice example of a day cab model from back in the day.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a5c27ba8-3de0-4faf-b859-f681.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:40 PM
Philadelphia, MS is my mothers home town, had I known of this auction a little earlier I would have had no problem of talking my mother into makeing a trip back home to see kin folk. I could have made the auction and killed two birds with one stone. Of course I need another truck I like I need another hole in my head.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, March 23, 2012 9:33 AM
I love the way they did the grill on the 600. The truck on the bottom belongs to a guy in PA. Can't think of his name right now.
By Bill White - Monday, July 09, 2012 5:30 PM
1939 Ford Standard lapd

By Michelle Cole - Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:36 AM
Right after I ask you about it I Googled it and found it. Pretty interesting truck.

Check this one out. The guy took an L cab Ford and used the chassis from it and put the cab of a 53 Ford fire truck on it. He ends up with a 54 grill in it.

http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1954%20F-750/
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 13, 2012 3:46 AM
Eddy Lucast (1/13/2012)
As we once again slide up to Ford Fridays, I have another pic for you. Whats not right here?



It's not sitting in my driveway!


It could be if the price was right.
By Shifty - Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:09 AM
 

Here's a picture a friend took inside the Yellow Box Factory.

His White is in the background.

 

 



 
By MikeHarbison - Friday, December 16, 2011 4:14 PM
ve se
herters (12/15/2011)
No pictures as I met them on nthe road this week.  Two LT9000's.  One a wrecker towing a FLD and the other a red sleeper pulling a flatbed.  Both were spotted on IA 163 around Pella.

Seeing these two trucks I was thinking then we needed a Ford Friday and Michelle apparently was too.

Ken
I've seen that red LTL running around,too.
By dashby - Monday, January 16, 2012 5:56 PM
Tom Warren told me that the trucks hauling bomber parts;

The engines were changed out after each round trip.  It was obvious that the engines were mounted on rails to facilitate the quick change rolling out the front of the truck as a module-radiator,engine,and trans.

I have seen the truck pull into the Amarillo show 2 or 3 times and it seemed to be running good.  Last I heard, Tom was trying to find one of the trailers that was used to haul the parts.

At one time, Tinker AFB had one of the largest buildings under one roof in the world---Boeing probably has this record now.

We did a lot of moving on the base, but was disappointing for me---wouldn't let me in cause I was just a kid.

Dean
By Bill White - Friday, January 13, 2012 5:12 AM
Shifty, that is a nice 52,

Bill
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 4:22 PM
michelle that is one sweet ride and far nicer than my f100 and f250,both of these trucks have taken me all over the u.s  an never let me down. my dad used to say old fords are like old friends you can rely on em!
By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:27 PM
My best

By newfie-trucker - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 12:40 PM
that black ltl would look good in michelles yard
By newfie-trucker - Monday, February 13, 2012 6:15 AM
Michelle i think the engine was after market  not sure but it was loud and when on the road it would hustle down the road .. i will ask if i see the owner about the nood breathers scoops
By Geoff Weeks - Saturday, June 30, 2012 4:07 AM
Didn't the 462 have a "flat" cyl head (like a diesel) and the combustion chamber made by cutting the cyl deck at a angle to the bore? or am I thinking of a different engine? I worked on a few of those way back when.
By Bill White - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:49 PM


A nice 1952 F8
By grenfell34 - Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:00 PM
pic of my 51  f1  [52 hood]   ,engine in shed is a 292 y block  biggest available for 50,s ford trucks in australia! and yes michelle the tractor is a ford !

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/97260255-f450-42f9-9e31-fa63.jpg
By roadcommander300 - Saturday, February 11, 2012 9:48 AM
hey mack daddy do you think ford would have that belt in stock for that black truck?HA
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 20, 2012 2:07 PM
Bill White (1/20/2012)
Michelle, you are one of us not just a gal, and you also are a pal.

Bill


I must be a gal pal.
By Robby359 - Friday, December 30, 2011 5:48 PM
That is a BEAUTIFUL pickup Michelle.
By chocko - Saturday, January 07, 2012 4:44 PM
Thats it Michelle. Joe D.
By Bill White - Thursday, February 09, 2012 5:09 PM
This is a nice 9000 from down under

By rsell - Sunday, February 05, 2012 6:08 PM
On Purple Wave auctions right now

https://www.purplewave.com/cgi-bin/mnlist.cgi?120222/A6052/1


By Bill White - Sunday, July 01, 2012 2:39 AM
The TBolt

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By Bill White - Sunday, March 04, 2012 4:00 PM
1950 F8

By Michelle Cole - Saturday, January 07, 2012 4:38 AM
Freightrain (1/7/2012)
Michelle, that red W model could almost pass for a newer Binder COE with those square headlights.


Larry, actually it is a very handsome truck. Look at the way the bumper fits. It looks and fits much better than the stock one. The truck was very tastfully done. I would like to know who owns it and get some more pictures of it for my website.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/4c4bff74-7d13-47b0-9356-9cd9.jpg

This truck has been posted on the board before but it bares repeating. Its a very nicely done double bunk.

 

Doug had mentioned that it was hard to keep your feet warm in the winter. It seems that guy may have had the same problem, note the winter front that covers the entire from of the cab
By Shifty - Friday, February 10, 2012 11:59 AM
Took these couple winters ago. Hope to see it around Tucson again.

 



By Catless - Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:44 PM
Door handle looks funky and missing the side emblems, wrong chrome moulding and a long shot answer its not in your garage?
By TOM GEORGE - Friday, March 23, 2012 4:07 PM


Heres my 1964 N 1000.
By MikeM - Tuesday, April 02, 2013 1:16 PM
That's one beautiful truck! Congrats!
By Bill White - Friday, February 03, 2012 2:55 AM
By cajunhcm - Friday, June 15, 2012 9:31 AM
1960 F750 taking a break

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/0cf96e77-fe8b-421a-9cf5-ffb9.JPG

Alex
By Bill White - Monday, April 09, 2012 2:19 AM
Jesse, Thanks I enjoyed reading this.

Bill
By herters - Sunday, January 22, 2012 7:46 AM


Spotted this sharp looking N at a motel last year.

Ken
By Brocky - Saturday, February 11, 2012 4:25 PM
That black 59-60 F750 that Mackdaddy posted yesterday is a very interesting truck?? I would like to know the history of it.

 Have to agree with Michelle that possibly the hood has been changed, especially a 534 with no hood scoop?? Would a 750 have been available with air brakes?? The rear spring set up looks more like a twin screw than a single axle with a tag added, but if so why the 2 speed and belt drive?? With the dual spotlights and the switch panel in the center of the dash it looks like it might have been originally a fire truck and the auxillary tranny installed to replace the drive shaft driven pump?? Whoever has modified it has done an excellent job.
By mrltl9000 - Sunday, February 17, 2013 8:50 AM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/a69ea55c-b2fc-46ff-a798-1978.jpghttp://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/0507e2d0-e1a1-44c8-8b49-f3fa.jpghi everybody. im new to this but hope sombody can help me. im looking to buy a 76-79 Ford LTL-9000. anybody know of one around? i want to compliment my 87 im restoring. i have a 66 F-1000 and a 65 F-800 for sale if anybody is interested.
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:23 PM
This one is very special to me, nothing so special about the truck but the man in the picture is my dad. I made the picture about 1965 when my dad was working at a heavy Ford truck dealer in Austin Texas.

 

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By Michelle Cole - Friday, December 23, 2011 10:59 AM
Here are a few more pictures of LTL's with KW Aerodine sleepers.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/b77dda25-32fb-4932-b144-1b51.jpg

The KW sleepr looks good on the Ford. Almost like it was made for it.

 

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/18701ed2-b876-4cb8-bba1-b986.jpg

I think this sleeper is off a B model KW as it is sits a little to high to look good on this truck.

 

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/605f422b-a41e-46d1-aab0-a911.jpg

When I first saw this picture I thought this was a KW Aero sleeper too. On closer look I do not think it is, I acutally have no clue as to what it is or who makes it. It has a long door on it like a Pete sleeper. Anyone have any ideas? Lets hear them.
By AUSSIEWHITE - Sunday, January 22, 2012 10:28 AM
A couple from Aust.
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By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 22, 2012 4:32 PM
Brocky (1/22/2012)
Michelle

You would have to stand in line behind me on that beutiful 56!!! I think you are right on the retired fire truck but I would keep the grain box on it. It is too long a wheelbase to look good as a tractor.


Brocky, with a little 36" box sleeper on it and a fifth wheel it would look good.
By Bill White - Friday, May 25, 2012 6:13 PM
1956 F6

By Michelle Cole - Sunday, May 06, 2012 4:45 PM
I have to agree Ed, that is a gorgous paint scheme. That was called the soft fan scheme.
By grenfell34 - Sunday, June 17, 2012 11:19 AM
michelle glad to see you back the pic looks ok to me ive been tryin to get a shot of that 41 coe for ages it rarly comes out and has less than 10 000 miles on it , it would get a dearborn award in heartbeat!
By RICKY352PETES - Friday, March 02, 2012 1:20 PM
Hey bill did you post that one for michelle's therapy.? Good man.!!
By Roger Martin - Tuesday, February 14, 2012 12:29 PM
Guess after studying it more I'll agree its a 58 with 57 rear section. The molding sure looks 58.
By grenfell34 - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:53 PM
[quote]Michelle Cole (1/10/2012)
We Had the 8000's here too. Had the same V6 Cummins you mentioned.[/quo

michelle ours were badged f 8000  and had c180 inline 6 cyc cummins and air over hyd brakes

i think? the u.s ones were t 8000 with v6 200 cummins  full air brakes?????
By FredD - Monday, January 16, 2012 3:57 AM
I think this has been posted before. It belonged to Buddy Sombart but I do not know where it went at his auction.

 

By wdegroat - Monday, February 06, 2012 5:28 AM
I was referring to the red dump truck with the green dump body.
I think it's a t950 , seems to me I've seen this model truck with
a 1000 emblem on the hood.
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:25 AM
Bill, I love the picture. Here's another.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/5fd5ea7b-3ba8-4be2-8230-64a1.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Friday, February 24, 2012 8:50 AM
See what all you guys learn by listening to a woman. Here's another refrigerator that is a pretty sharp looker. 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/4860e96b-b217-467a-8e1b-9ade.jpg
By Bill White - Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:00 PM
Nice Ford F6 LCF

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/4b9c2365-a48d-4e24-b20a-05ec.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Friday, June 29, 2012 4:18 PM
Brocky (6/29/2012)
Here are a couple of Fords at a local Farm Days show. Do not know exactly what these engines are.

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Brocky, I would guess the Holman Moody engine in the 58 is a Lincoln engine or what is commonly reffered to as a MEL engine, the MEL stands for Mercury, Edsel and Lincoln. They first appeared in 58 and was used in the Mercury Turn Pike Cruiser Mercs. Lincolns and the high end Edsels. They came in displacements of 383, 410, 430, and 462. The last year the engine was used was in 1967. After 1959 the engine was only used in the Lincolns. The 462 version was first introduced in the 66 Lincolns. Looking at the picture the engine at first glance it looks like a Ford FE engine (332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 427, and 428 CI. If you look close you will notice what appears to be a fuel pump at the front top of the engine. Follow the fuel lines. That is how I knew it is a MEL engine instead of an FE. All the MEL's had the fuel pump on the top front. Nothing on the FE engines will fit the MEL engines, they were designed on a clean sheet of paper and are totally different. The valve covers look the same but are not. The MEL valve cover is longer. I have owned a couple of the 462 versions of these engines and they are super torquers.
By Metro Jersey George - Friday, December 23, 2011 2:23 PM
Here's an LTL that was at the Metro Jersey Show this past year.
By Bill White - Friday, May 25, 2012 11:31 AM
1938

By grenfell34 - Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:35 PM
ltl 3406 dogapiller

By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:37 PM
A couple of Ford dump trucks, one in Alaska after the 1964 earthquake and one leading a rather leisurely life at an automobile race.

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By Michelle Cole - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:15 PM
That would really be great if he could find the trailer to go with it. He found the truck in Texas. He found it on a farm, the farmer had one of the rear axles off of it and using it for an angle drive for a windmill. farmers can be pretty innovative. I once bought an F-600 from a farmer and when I took it apart I thought I would never get all the slotted head screws and square nuts off of it.
By Bill White - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:35 PM
Ron, That is neat I like the F100 also.

I had a 1964 Fairlane Thunderbolt that I bought new 427ci 4sp

grenfell34 (6/27/2012)
bill i dusted of another toy that hasnt been out in a while , my 64 sports coupe

By Bill White - Sunday, May 06, 2012 6:46 PM
one nice 1969 F 700 in Sydney

By Bill White - Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:36 PM




Now this is a nice 8N that i  would like to have, anyone like to guess on the engine. i know what it is 
By roKWiz - Wednesday, February 08, 2012 4:17 PM
Hi, Posted elsewhere but I thought I better put it here for all the Ford people.

Is it a LNT9000 ? Louisville 903 Cummins working the docks in Sydney Aust.

Geoff

By Michelle Cole - Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:30 AM

Thank you Ron for the Ford pic. I have been absent for a while but I am still alive and kicking. Here is an old picture that I have been reluctant to post but what the heck here goes. As bad as I hate to admit it that would be me standing in front of the truck.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/5ab0b72e-cfd0-41d4-a9e8-42c5.jpg
By Geoff Weeks - Saturday, February 11, 2012 3:09 PM
roadcommander300 (2/11/2012)
hey mack daddy do you think ford would have that belt in stock for that black truck?HA


No idea, but the other day I was in my local NAPA looking for inner nuts for aluminum Budds, and they had the inner nuts for V belt drive still listed. That shock me. The guys behind the counter didn't know what V belt drive was!
By Bill White - Friday, April 13, 2012 5:32 PM


By ESwartzie - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 2:13 PM
This might be a good time to throw this one in. Taken at the Auto Show in McCormick Place in Chicago in '59.
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:51 PM
grenfell34 (6/27/2012)
bill i dusted of another toy that hasnt been out in a while , my 64 sports coupe



Ron, your Fairlane would be a 289 HiPo would it? I loved the 64 Fairlanes, the 65 I didn't care for the styling that much but the 66 and 66 were winners for sure. Here is my 64 Sprint.

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2005

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By Wolfcreek_Steve - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:18 PM
Jolly (12/20/2011)
Fords!?!? I seen this one at a Car show many years ago.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/041f284e-822f-4fdc-b51b-f954.jpg

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I get off on this goofy stuff, here is another one.
By Bill White - Thursday, May 17, 2012 5:21 AM
1956 with a load of big E's

By Don Hancock - Monday, January 23, 2012 9:59 AM
Back when I was driving for a living it was jeans, work boots, t shirt in summer, and any thing else I could put on in the winter to stay warm. 
By Bill White - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:35 AM
1955 C 6

By Bill White - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 5:11 AM
CL9000

By Bill White - Friday, December 23, 2011 4:12 AM
Another nice LTL

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/0f644968-ba03-4bcb-ad52-9916.jpg
By peterman9019 - Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:35 PM
http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/165d9fff-58ad-4fae-be80-6273.JPGmy  ltl 1987
By Don Hancock - Sunday, January 22, 2012 1:07 PM
Hmmmm that looks like Michelle's truck but the hood aint long enough lol
By Bill White - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:19 AM
A nice LN fuel tanker

By Bill White - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:50 PM
Bob, I am with Wayne. Keep up the good work.

Bill
By roKWiz - Friday, December 23, 2011 6:56 PM
Michelle Cole (12/23/2011)
Bob, the round headlight truck is an Aussie truck, so there is no telling. Maybe some of the Aussies can chime in and tell us about that.

 

Geoff, I like the old Bump side Fords. I even had a couple back in the day.


Yeah, The sleeper does look similar to this Louisvilles' one I posted before, most all the ones I ever saw had round headlights.

Geoff
By mrltl9000 - Sunday, March 17, 2013 10:56 AM
87 Ford LTL-9000 im restoring. post before shows the motor swap in the 87 in behind the 94 closest in photo tha donated its radiator to the 87. have since sold the motor and airride rears from the 94. http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/18dece49-52e0-49fe-8e7b-7d5e.jpg
By skeeter - Thursday, April 05, 2012 1:28 PM
seen at a trailer shop today....... might can be bought..... no motor or steering gear..
By Brocky - Monday, February 06, 2012 3:10 AM
Michelle

That Has your name written all over it
By Bill White - Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:27 PM
By Slim Whatley - Sunday, March 11, 2012 12:59 PM
Michelle, I'm trying to find out any information about a Route 66 truck tour that I've heard about. Do you know anything about it?
Slim Whatley
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Saturday, January 21, 2012 5:46 AM
grenfell34 (1/20/2012)
this 41 is factory built 



That's a beautiful Ute, the '40-'41's have always been one of my favorites. That would be a '40 in the US, the trim is different on a '41. Pics of a '40 and '41 below.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/aa33dfab-2730-45ee-a375-3ad6.jpg

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By Michelle Cole - Monday, January 30, 2012 4:57 PM
junkmandan (1/30/2012)
The T dump that Dan A. pictured has 60 forward gears !  5 spd. main,4 spd. auxilliary  with Eaton 3 speed rear axles . The owner set it up to be able to get out of the deepest holes in an excavation site .


I bet he could win the slow truck race. BTW Dan, I got the pictues you sent. I love the pink haired lady, and the rest aren't to shaby either.
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:38 PM
Robert, that was during WWII and they ran on public roads. It was part of the war effort so no state enforced the length laws when it came to these trucks. It was do or die time for the U.S.
By John Woge - Monday, December 19, 2011 5:42 PM
October '69 Overdrive.............

By jbequette - Sunday, November 29, 2015 2:41 AM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/c8386547-bfd2-41ea-a7a0-173d.JPGOur project is nearing completion, in memory of Sam Bequette.

1959 Ford F600, 19500 Chassis, 292 HD V8, New Process 5 Speed Overdrive, Air over Hydraulic Brakes. Originally a car hauler between St. Louis and Kansas City, then a drayage tractor Freight Express #43.
By Brocky - Sunday, January 22, 2012 5:22 PM
Michelle

Could be but then I would have to put away my lace up clod hoppers and buy a pair of pointy toed cockroach killers!!!
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 06, 2012 11:47 AM
Here's a pretty good looking MoPac unit.

 

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By Shifty - Saturday, March 03, 2012 2:15 PM
High security.

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By junkmandan - Sunday, April 22, 2012 3:36 AM
In the late '70s Ford stamping plant in Avon/Lorain Ohio had some real big and high boxcar type trailers they were pulling between the plants with F models with Super Duty engines . They were getting very poor engine life ,so they sent one in to Great Lakes Diesel to see if a 6V71 would fit in the engine bay . Our mechanic pulled the front clip ,we scrutinized the space and decided to pass on the opportunity to repower a few dozen trucks . Don Burge probably knows if they still run the trailers and what they might have for tractors today .
By Jesse - Sunday, April 08, 2012 5:26 PM
Bill:

Story of Hendrick Ford in your photo, I'd have never recognized the name:

http://www.historictakoma.org/voice/Ford0106.pdf



I lived about four miles from the "nuclear free zone of Takoma Park until last May.

It was a hardware store in the winter of 2010 when I was working on my old house.
By Bill White - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 2:50 PM
Heres one to drive 1935 Ford

By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:04 PM
The C cab you are talking about came out in 1957 and replaced the C cabs that has the short hoods on them. Ford continued to build them up to the early 90's.

Here is a 56 C cab and you can plainly see the difference.

 

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By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:10 PM
Heres the brain teaser for the week. When was the first time Ranger was used on Ford trucks?
By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Friday, December 16, 2011 1:40 AM
My grandfathers new Ford.

By Mackdaddy - Friday, June 29, 2012 12:15 PM
Note the license plate for produce peddler.

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By FredD - Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:54 AM
Paul in MN (2/14/2012)
That Dodge probably had a "real" hemi truck engine. I don't know if the truck hemi was any different than the car hemi of the same era. As the Fords are 1958, I'd guess the Dodge to be a 1956 or 1957. I think the Dodge trucks came with 4 headlights in 1958 as most of the cars and other trucks did the 4 headlight change in 1958.

Paul in MN


I thought that Ford station wagon was a 1957 and it is. All the 1958 Fords I find on the internet have 2 smaller tail lights on each side. The rear fin design is the same but the tail lights are different. A 1957 Ford was the first car I drove legally as a kid. 
By Bill White - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:47 AM
1949 F7
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By Bill White - Friday, April 20, 2012 1:46 PM
Burco359 you are welcome.

Bill
By roKWiz - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:55 PM
Hi Junkmandan, I thought about the front mounts too not lasting long!

Thanks for that.

Geoff
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Sunday, February 05, 2012 4:18 PM
Tom, it is a '38 or '39 Ford. Neat truck !
By Michelle Cole - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 8:54 AM
We Had the 8000's here too. Had the same V6 Cummins you mentioned.
By Bill White - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:21 PM
LTL9000

By roKWiz - Thursday, February 09, 2012 6:54 PM
Nice Bill,

Some more aussie Fords. a 500, 600 and 700 (i think)







Above gas powered 460cu C6 auto.

Geoff

 
By Michelle Cole - Monday, February 13, 2012 5:04 PM
Coleman was famous for the big dome hubs on the front axle, like the truck below. I remember reading something about that truck several years ago, but for the life of me I can't remember what the story was.

.http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/d04eea20-6614-4da9-8e2e-4c1f.jpg
By freeman - Friday, December 16, 2011 12:43 PM
The trucks look good-owner not too good
By Bill White - Monday, March 05, 2012 5:33 AM
Brocky this is some of many Axel conversions. They where installed at truck body and equipment shops.

Bill





By Lynn Dearstone - Thursday, April 05, 2012 2:55 PM
Michelle Cole (4/5/2012)
[quote]painter (4/5/2012)
So another Ford found its way to my place. Planning to use the cab on my 55 T800 since there is not much rust in it and is pretty straight, just a few bullet holes i the back of the cab. It was headed to the scrap yard when I bought it.


"Your going to put a 56 cab on it huh? The fat fendered Fords have have always been a favorite of mine and I would say the 56 has always been my pick of the bunch." I was wondering the samething Michelle, I think I would keep it a 55, even tho I like the 56 cab better. My dad bought a new F-600 or 700 new in 56 it was the Custom Cab which consisted I think of a better seat and chrome grill, I thought it was the prettiest truck I'd ever seen. My mom has pictures of it somewhere, but might have a better chance of finding Jimmy Hoffa.LOL
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:22 PM
Bill White (1/29/2012)
some N models

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/76cc085e-39eb-45ec-9418-b284.jpg


http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/d5061041-d586-4266-a63d-9bdc.jpg



Bill, the N in the top picture used to have a sleeper on it, somewhere I have a picture of it with the sleeper. The N in the bottom picture belongs to Ed Wistl. He lives in Wisc. He had that truck at the Southbend show. Both the trucks pictured above have 6-71 Detroits in them.
By junkmandan - Monday, January 30, 2012 3:05 PM
The T dump that Dan A. pictured has 60 forward gears !  5 spd. main,4 spd. auxilliary  with Eaton 3 speed rear axles . The owner set it up to be able to get out of the deepest holes in an excavation site .
By Bill White - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:19 AM
1957 F750

By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 9:49 AM
erv great pics  where were thay taken???
By Don Hancock - Friday, December 16, 2011 6:52 AM
In this last picture I'm seeing the start of the transition to GENERALS !
By roKWiz - Wednesday, October 14, 2015 12:17 PM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/74ba6e40-f9b4-4035-9fcc-8292.jpg

Thought I might kick start this again
By Michelle Cole - Friday, March 23, 2012 9:41 AM
Here is a very nice N series truck. I think this picture was taken when the truck was new.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/f9944f9d-2a88-4b7f-be4a-29cc.jpg
By Shifty - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:10 PM
Here's a really nice F-8 that was racin' in a slow race last summer.

 



By Geoff Weeks - Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:20 AM
All this makes me wonder about Ford. They more then anybody seamed to design an engine from scratch and only have a relatively short run before starting over (the small block being an execption) 10 years out of a block seams short to me, then there was the 226 (or what ever it was, inline 6) The FE hung around for a good while but nothing like the competators big blocks. Then the 429/460 block. Seams like they gave their designers a lot of work to do! Surpized they didn't update what they had. I don't remember many big problems with the 462 but wasn't around them much, they were already out of production when I was working automotive.
By Chris_M_Budke - Sunday, May 06, 2012 5:40 AM
Found this the other day:


http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/71a2c3cc-ca08-4428-85c5-4f91.jpg


http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/be1ef69b-ade6-47a3-b481-9669.jpg


Pretty good shape with an 8V-71 under the cab.
By Bill White - Friday, March 30, 2012 3:22 PM
1941 and this is a long one

By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 15, 2012 5:23 PM
bill thats a great pic my dad would have loved to see that load!!!!  . backing that 41 up over the coe would have been scary!!!!!
By newfie-trucker - Saturday, January 07, 2012 8:39 AM
michelle i can say the Ford in this last pic is wearing a winter front  so this pic was taken in a northern area
By Brocky - Saturday, January 28, 2012 4:22 AM
Geoff

You are right! Ford's first move into OTR COE trucks was to take their standard medium duty C model cab, mount it up in the air and fill in below it.

Michelle will fill in more details later.
By Bill White - Friday, May 04, 2012 1:30 PM
1978 CL9000

By grenfell34 - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:31 AM
a bit early but im away friday??

By Red Horse - Monday, June 25, 2012 3:32 PM
thx Bill- clean unit for sure. I checked e-bay-not there.
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:31 AM
Bill White (1/22/2012)
Michelle, We will never tell


Good Bill, we will just keep that our secret.
By Park Olson - Sunday, January 01, 2012 1:05 AM
G34,   need some pic's of the midget,,, is it a Ford too?   :)
By Shifty - Friday, March 02, 2012 12:31 PM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/88ee15c6-99f5-49f9-a9aa-bcd4.jpg
By junkmandan - Saturday, December 31, 2011 6:09 AM
John-----I would say that dump truck was a 1953 .   I think it was common to taper the end of frame rails on dump applications as well as tractors . The '48-53 F-7 and F-8s used flat head Lincoln engines,didn't they ?
By Terry Tombaugh - Sunday, January 29, 2012 12:33 PM
A couple (more?) pics of my LTL tow truck.



Helping Smith Bros recover a dead excavator from a pond on 08/12/01.



Recovered a roll over on 08/13/01.

T.
By Michelle Cole - Monday, January 30, 2012 8:17 AM
Mike, the H series pictures you posted are fantastic, I love seeing them back in the day when they were being worked.



Dan, the F series Super Duty looks brand new, someone really did a good restoration on it. Its hard to beat the rugged good looks of the big F series of that generation.



Here is another H series truck from back in the day. The picture is dated Sept. 66 but the truck is a 61 model. Note the area where the tool box would be, it is not there and filled in. I also noticed there is no ladder on the side of the truck. Someone has added a grab handle just above the stripe, also they have added a couple of stirrups in the wheel well. At best it would have still been a bear to get into and out of.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/5695d8eb-8a4f-46a8-8a13-bba9.jpg

 

 

By Bill White - Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:30 AM
Michelle.

i sent you an e-mail with the phone and price.

1954 ford f-750 cab and chassis 5-speed OD tranny Single speed rear end 2 1/2 year frame on resto.





By ESwartzie - Sunday, May 06, 2012 4:20 PM
My favorite paint scheme on a CL.http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/e0905aee-babf-4e5e-bafb-bd9b.jpg

Ed Swartz.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, February 10, 2012 5:00 PM
Here is another exceptionaly well preserved example of a 66 or 67 N 600.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/3be7e9c0-5a27-4288-bd3e-af11.jpg

 

Interior shot of same truck.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/b8441059-ecf9-494a-b167-6f0b.jpg
By Kid - Sunday, April 08, 2012 3:29 AM
looks more like he was at the N.Houston 76 back in the day... thats all there was to do there.. except, I dont see any big potholes in the pic........
By grenfell34 - Friday, January 06, 2012 6:18 PM
Bruce Ohnstad (1/6/2012)
Grenfell, very interesting garage scene you have.  Can we see more of the A or B pickup and is that a 1940s in the garage?

Bruce


bruce its a 34 im partial to model 40s  the red p/u is a 51 same as me i do have a 41 project ill try to find a pic

By Brocky - Monday, March 05, 2012 7:00 AM
Bill

Thanks for scanning in the ads. Don Chew had listed several of those in past articles.
By Bill White - Monday, June 18, 2012 5:20 AM
By Bill White - Monday, June 18, 2012 3:15 PM
One nice looking F700

Metro Jersey George (6/18/2012)
This F-700 4x4 4x4 sat outside of the registration booth up at the West Springfield convention it never made it inside, don't know the story behind it but it sure was a good looking truck.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 13, 2012 4:49 PM
Bill White (1/13/2012)
Michelle, i posted this 1936 with Henry and Edsel back on page 18 i have to mark the ones i post we are getting so nice a selection it is hard to keep tract of what we have put on. because everybody likes a good Ford.

Bill


Bill, my memory fails me. I was scrolling through my pictures and saw it but did not remember where i got it from. Now that I think back I remember that you sure did post that.
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, December 31, 2011 7:23 PM
Aaron, I do not know what happened to that unit. I would strongly suspect that after Mercury got through using it for the promotion of their car that it was sold to a private individual as a used truck.
By Red Horse - Sunday, April 08, 2012 4:03 PM
MC If you like Super Duties-real ones, not F250's! How about this one-its a regular at Macungie-I believe it comes down from Canada.
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 01, 2012 4:34 PM
That looks like a 53 54 or 55, from the emblem on the side of the hood I would say it is a 55. You are as bad as I am about hauling old trucks home.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/5847acb5-705d-4dd6-8df6-aac3.jpg
By Bill White - Friday, April 20, 2012 11:42 AM
1947

By rw - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:18 PM
Michelle Cole (12/20/2011)
When you make your post, hit the enter key to move the cursor down a couple of lines and then click the square symbol with the mountain in it between the chain link and the smily face at the top, a screen will come up. Click on upload image, then click on browse, that will take you to you computer, find the image you want to post and click open and then click add image and the picture will appear without having to click on it.
thankyou very much
By Bill White - Monday, January 23, 2012 7:45 AM
I might add the 25 pairs i think are Justin's one of the best.

Bill
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, July 01, 2012 2:46 AM
Geoff Weeks (6/30/2012)
'Chelle is that pic of the cyl correct and I am remembering correct that the top deck is not 90 deg to the bore? Part of the combustion chamber is the piston shape and part is the wedge shape made by the differance in the bore to deck angle?

It has been so long since I saw one, I can't remember everything. got to be 30 years or so since I last worked on one of those and it was a "classic" at that time!


Geoff, looking at the picture it does appear that the deck is not 90 degrees to the bore. So you may be right that the combustion chamber is made up of both the piston and the deck angle. Note the rings, the rings are 90 degrees to the bore, you can clearly see that the deck is not the same angle as the rings.
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:23 PM
Slim, it was great talking with you this evening.

Now for another Ford picture. A couple of 54 T series haulers. 54 was the first year for the factory tandem axle Fords.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/6924de9d-fad9-4bbe-8d5c-c87f.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Friday, February 10, 2012 4:54 PM
Here is a very nice unmolested 69 N-750.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/04628c50-2c0d-4018-b7b2-5f46.jpg
By Bill White - Monday, February 13, 2012 10:29 AM
 Mercury

By ronrdrcr - Friday, March 30, 2012 3:03 PM
Found this one sitting at Famous Daves in Kenosha WI tonight and had to get it in here for Michelle before Friday ended...lol



Ron
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 3:54 PM
michelle   this is my first u.s parts chaser. now in oz  outside my favorite"store"  its retired now and i only use it to go to town and get the beer so it only gets used twice a day

By painter - Thursday, April 05, 2012 4:22 PM
If I could find a decent cab around here I would leave it a 55, but the 56 cab I found is the best I have seen in 2 years. It will be late fall before I start on it so will keep looking til then.
By Eddy Lucast - Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:46 AM
You start losing clarity as you blow it up, I thought this was about as big as I could make it without photoshopping it.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/0a327957-f4b6-499b-ad9a-c977.jpg


FBHOMER (1/12/2012)
http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/680604d6-bee1-4b17-bca3-82bb.jpgThis is one of the trucks my Dad drove for Sharp Bros. Contracting Co. KCMO. It is a 72 L9000 with a 318. air 4x4, air steering,am radio, no a/c.

He was hauling a mid 60's Super Duty Ford with a Bucyrus-Erie H-5 crane on it to Houston where it was to go overseas.

That's my Mom in the picture, she went on that trip from Kansas City with him. We lost Dad in 1987 at 53 years old and Mom in 2008 at 73.
By Bill White - Monday, June 25, 2012 4:53 AM
1956 F800, Like this one good pic

By Bill White - Friday, May 25, 2012 11:32 AM
1946-47

By ESwartzie - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:39 PM
This willbe a trial run. I know it's not Friday, but Michelle added a picture today, so maybe I can get away with it too, while no one (or very few) is watching!

I think this is from Goshen,IN while I was there in college in 1958-59.
By Park Olson - Friday, February 24, 2012 7:24 AM
I always thought '73-'85 CXhevy PU's,,, and beyond were called rust buckets,,,:rolleyes:
By newfie-trucker - Sunday, December 18, 2011 6:46 PM
Wolfcreek_Steve (12/18/2011)
Raildudes dad (12/18/2011)
Ford Fridays finally got me to join the forum after reading it for a while:) Here's my L - a 1987 LTL 9000 with a 1982 Big Cam 300 Cummins, 10 speed Eaton, spring suspension:( . It was originally built with a Cat and owned by Eastern Lift Truck Co out in NJ. I'm backing it on the SS Badger late August in Ludington MI on my way to Minneapolis MN to pick up a 1942 T9 Trackson Swingcrane.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/45b98e75-b639-44fd-b104-a5eb.jpg


If you don't mind me asking what did that ride across the lake cost? I live in the middle of Wisconsin and occasionally make a run to Kalamazoo, I hate going through Chicago and going around the top end takes a lot of extra time.


dont you just love backing inside the ferry with 6-8 people telling you where to park the truck lol  on the newfoundland ferry winter time they make us do the same it is interesting till yoiu tell them to decide where you are going then they get p----d lol
By Bill White - Thursday, February 02, 2012 2:24 PM


whats wrong with this nice F8
By Richard - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 7:32 AM
I just talked to Allen Fisher about his red T950.  It has a Detroit 6V71 in it.  The original owner changed out the Ford's original 534 gasser for the Detroit.  It has 3 speed rears (ratios unknow) in it and is a heavy truck, weighing out at 19,500 empty!  Allen said the body is a real HD unit --I believe him.
By newfie-trucker - Friday, March 02, 2012 1:20 PM
Hey Bill looks like michelle in the jump seat in that pic lol
By Shifty - Friday, March 16, 2012 3:43 AM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/8ce81685-0906-4e72-af81-932d.jpg
By TOM GEORGE - Friday, March 02, 2012 2:54 PM
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 5:47 PM
jesse i like it as it is  "built ford tough "                     '
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Monday, January 16, 2012 3:30 PM
Also found this on Grico, from CCJ in 1939.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/2154867c-2c87-4295-ae84-bcd5.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:14 PM
We have Freightliner Fridays and Kenworth Wednesdays, so I thought it was about time we started a Ford Friday. So I will kick it off tonight to get the ball rolling. Over the months I have seen some very nice KWs and Freightliners that have come out of the woodwork, some beautiful thucks that I would have never seen had it not been for these special threads. I hope to see some Fords that I have never seen, so break out the rare pictures that you have stashed and post them here. 

Here is a nice transition from Kenworth Wednesday to Ford Friday. A very sharp looking A model KW parked next to a CLT Ford. The red and white on the Ford makes it look pretty sharp. That paint scheme is called the hard fan. I did notice that the paint scheme has been modified from original on the front of the cab. This truck is just like the 79 CLT that we used to own, except ours was blue and white.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/468777bc-a04d-4b2f-aca6-eb2d.jpg
By PZ 1 - Sunday, June 17, 2012 8:18 PM
Bill White (6/4/2012)
Interesting little bit of information on Ford trucks for Edsel dealers

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/9fc13193-51f0-402a-8045-7b0f.jpg






That IS interesting. Makes me wonder how many of those there were. There would have been few dealers who sold Edsel only. And to think of the time and expense a committee at Ford spent to come up it. A Ford pickup or wrecker from that era painted like that would be an interesting truck.
By wayne graham - Sunday, February 12, 2012 2:44 AM
RICKY352PETES (2/12/2012)
Michelle i think that one is a cummins becuse thare is not enough oil on the ground and it has a 5in stack.
I would say you nailed it Ricky. Wayne
By Michelle Cole - Tuesday, February 14, 2012 5:24 PM
I had at first wondered why, the Courier wouldn't have used the 58 tailgate as the station wagon did. It was readily available. Then it dawned on me. The Courier used a one piece tailgate. Both the upper gate and the lower gate raised from the bottom as one unit. So few of these cars were built I would guess, that Ford did not want to invest in the tooling for it so it got the same tailgate as the 57 Ford Courier. Also it may have had a slightly wider opening at the lower gate than did the lower gate on the 58. Notice the hinges at the top of the back window and the extra strengthening with the two vertical bars in the back window.
 
 
 
http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/1f76e8a2-9cf1-45a5-9ae4-9ec4.jpg
Note the hinges at the top of the window in this 58. You see no hinges at the botton of the gate. 
 
 
 
http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/49b625f0-9f78-4cbd-8241-099e.jpg
On this Rance wagon you see no hinges at the top of the gate but do see hinges at the bottom of the gate and no bars on the window. It hard to tell from the picture but it is possible that the wagon lower gate could be slightly narrower than the one above.
By ppsyclone - Sunday, March 11, 2012 4:48 AM
That is an FWD not a Ford
By skeeter - Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:58 PM
went by a local salvage yard in raeford today.. hadn't stop in a year and half..... is cleaning up the place..(scraping).. selling a lot of the old heavy stuff..($13.50 hundred)..... ie..... trucks..... had a tandem axle heavy haul Mack AJ complete(ran when parked) in there gas powered. gone bout two weeks ago... couple more later model macks...... a dodge coe....and looks like a c700 cab dodge ..... also this superduty...... tandem axle with the 534....... for sale @ scrape price is going to be cutup shortly......also has a lot of military hardware too...... all for sale too
By Bill White - Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:32 PM
Steve, body yes my engine was a highriser, I will dig out the photos in the future and post them. A friend of mine has a cammer new in the crate from back in the 60s he bought it to put in a 1955 Thunderbird and sold the bird before the project started.

Wolfcreek_Steve (6/28/2012)
Bill, look like this?

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/3826c379-f651-4262-b262-d6cc.JPG

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By Bill White - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:15 PM


Low roof F950
By 359er - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:42 PM
I think those visors are made by Lund.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:58 AM
Bill White (5/25/2012)
1938

Nice picture Bill, you even snuck a Dodge in there with a Chrysler behind it !

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/d5da456b-f37f-40b5-aeef-2cca.jpg
By PZ 1 - Sunday, February 12, 2012 8:18 AM
Bill that one looks like it has just been delivered to  the dealer.
By Bill White - Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:04 PM
http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/37702fb1-7139-4038-afb2-5422.jpg

1952 F8 Big Job nice truck
By Bill White - Friday, February 17, 2012 3:28 PM
MoPac

By RICKY352PETES - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:39 AM
Sunnyvalle ca in 1985 at sunnvalle inn. sweet.!!!
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Monday, January 16, 2012 3:15 PM
Tom's truck is a 1942 Thorco Dual Motor T-8, and yes, the engines are side by side. These trucks and their trailers were built to transport B-24 bomber parts during the War. A complete bomber could be carried in 2 trailers.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/592da191-ec56-4c96-b711-d5b4.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/4b15ce1b-b919-48c4-ad07-a076.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 06, 2012 11:39 AM
grenfell34 (1/6/2012)
michelle  the fittin of a 56 grill in a 53 to 55 is not a 10 minite swap [ as i found out] the panel behind the headlight on a 56 is reccessed for the headlight bucket 53-55 the panel is flat and wont let a 56 grill  fit!!! changing these panels is a lot of work so im guessin the grill  may have been fitted after a accident  . thanks for the info on the W coe ford letters, only a handfull made it down here!


I found out about the head light buckets when I was tearing down the 55. Who ever put the 56 grill in it did not take the time to change the panel behind the headlights, the took a torch and cut a hole behind the head light bucket so the grill would fit. If  Iremember correctly I welded a patch over the hole and used the same panels.

 

BTW, pretty nice looking beater you got there. What frame do you have it sitting on, it looks pretty low for stock.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:19 PM
Still some Friday left to squeeze in a few more Fords. How about a '38 Marmon-Herrington Ford L3-4 1/2 ton ? From the Life Collection.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/69405192-8b00-48c6-a2b4-2c31.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a0808cc4-7fc8-4b31-878d-1a4b.jpg
By BobBray - Sunday, July 01, 2012 10:49 AM
Michelle Cole (7/1/2012)
Geoff Weeks (6/30/2012)
'Chelle is that pic of the cyl correct and I am remembering correct that the top deck is not 90 deg to the bore? Part of the combustion chamber is the piston shape and part is the wedge shape made by the differance in the bore to deck angle?

It has been so long since I saw one, I can't remember everything. got to be 30 years or so since I last worked on one of those and it was a "classic" at that time!


Geoff, looking at the picture it does appear that the deck is not 90 degrees to the bore. So you may be right that the combustion chamber is made up of both the piston and the deck angle. Note the rings, the rings are 90 degrees to the bore, you can clearly see that the deck is not the same angle as the rings.


That design is sometimes called a 'plank head'. The design is suppose to improve low-mid r.p.m. efficiency. Mercedes-Benz first used it back in the early 50's, and Ford adopted it for the MEL engines and Chevy used it on the 348 and 409. This design was also featured on the Super Duty V-8's. It requires the use of a special jig to hold the boring bar to bore out the cylinders. Geoff is right, it's a perfect wedge head formed by the angle of the block deck. One of the reasons Chevy gave for using this design on the 348 was that they could use the same head casting for passenger cars or heavy duty trucks, as the piston determined the compression ratio.
By junkmandan - Monday, January 23, 2012 3:18 PM
About that nice 56 ex-fire truck with grain body ............Tell me that "wagon wheels"don't make it look "truckly" !    
By Bill White - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:50 AM
I want the F350's awe heck I want them all

By John Suckoe - Friday, February 10, 2012 12:48 AM
Hi the Ford tandems were all T-750/T-850/T-950  they used the big block power  401-477-534 power and some Cummins small diesels . the rears went up to 65000 lb but I have never seen one that big . In NJ it put everyone in the trucking busness , you could buy 3 T-950 dumps with 12-14 cy Cresi Bodies 534  5+4 trans 16+44 rears 11x22 tires and haul 70000 gross in NJ around 23 tons for what 2 Macks or Autocars cost and haul 3 more tons !   The F1000/F1100 were all single axels . John
By SCRAPPIE - Friday, December 23, 2011 12:04 PM
Michelle we have one 100% had my hand on it, we may one more.  He is welcome to it, if he would like one.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, March 30, 2012 2:37 AM
I can't leave the house this morning without posting at least one picture.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/4a5c7148-2ac3-49cd-9989-a2a0.jpg
By Jesse - Thursday, February 02, 2012 2:53 PM
Where did it get those wipers.

Easier to get to than under the dash?
By Bill White - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:36 AM
NT at rest

By John Suckoe - Saturday, April 21, 2012 3:42 AM
Have to look for FT-800 / 8000 lit ? They had a 475 V-8 gas think it was a car block , could it be a air cleaner for a 6V-53 ?? Ford had the Cats and small Cummins too . Later a Ford 225 hp 6 cyl tractor engine built in Brazil ?
By Robert J - Monday, April 02, 2012 5:46 AM
Kid (3/31/2012)
ehhh, its just a ford...


Minor correction - it's just a Ford with a KW sleeper! ;)
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:52 PM
A Buick straight 8
By Bill White - Monday, March 05, 2012 10:52 AM
Wayne, I don't know on the farm equiptment. but i will try to find out.

Brocky, You are welcome.

Bill
By Bill White - Monday, February 13, 2012 3:46 PM
Jeff. it is in Colorado. Coleman is more than likey it...............................Bill
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:43 PM
Very impressive Jeff, that is the first V-12 Doodlebug I have ever seen. I was especially liked the 56 Big Job. Looks like the truck may have been red originally, you can see red paint on the screen of the cowl vent. Also I wonder if that truck was a Custom Cab, it has the chrome around the windshield as the Custom Cab models but did not have the chorme grill. So many questions. The 56's had pretty decent looking interiors for a mid 50's truck.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/b852924f-dbc4-4a78-8236-7bd1.jpg
By Catless - Monday, December 19, 2011 3:29 PM
freeman, In my area I could buy 2 fords for the price of one rusty chevy, love my fords! besides my dad always said everybody has a ford in the back yard if you need parts lol.
By Bill White - Thursday, April 05, 2012 1:28 PM
A load of Merc's

By Bill White - Saturday, December 24, 2011 2:07 PM
G 73, United was east of the Volvo joint and was owned by Larry Smith he built a new shop on Delware and Broadway then he sold out to TMC for their body shop. I did not know that he built Sleepers but another Company on Broadway west of NE 14th did I can't remember the Name but the time frame would be right.

Bill
By wdegroat - Monday, February 06, 2012 4:04 AM
What would be the model number of this truck with the diesel...T950 ? 

Is it a different model number for a gas job?
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, February 23, 2012 5:14 PM
Earl, was the green and yellow CLT a Mayflower truck?.

Here is a very sharp refridgirator Ford Super Duty.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/45beb386-78ac-4264-802b-5075.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 22, 2012 5:34 PM
Brocky (1/22/2012)
Michelle

Could be but then I would have to put away my lace up clod hoppers and buy a pair of pointy toed cockroach killers!!!


After all, you can't drive a semi without a pair of pointy toed cowboy boots on. I have 25 pair of boots in different colors depending on the color of the truck I am driving.
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, January 07, 2012 11:13 AM
Earl, is that an old Superior truck? BTW, that looks like a Dodge parked next to it.
By skeeter - Monday, February 06, 2012 9:07 AM
It's a ford tractor.... can pull a trailer and other things...cummins powered(VT903)20 speed(3 sticks)....
By Michelle Cole - Friday, February 03, 2012 1:56 PM
John Stephens (2/3/2012)
Hey, Does this count? Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters) From IT`S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD.

Couldn`t find a picture of the truck, Just this interior shot.



:D


As best as I can tell the truck that he is driving is a fat fendered Ford 53 to 55. I saw the movie that I have slept to many times to remember the truck for sure.

Here is a nice 75 Ford dent side. I would guess a 750 seies.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/5d5f3291-abc0-467f-bc0f-c96b.jpg
By Brocky - Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:41 AM
A 1925 TT survivor at the Palmetto Upstate chapter show last Saturday 5/19/12

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By grenfell34 - Friday, January 06, 2012 5:29 PM
[quote]wayne graham (1/6/2012)
Greenfell, Check out her web site. She kinda is into Fords. Wayne

www.michellesfords.com[/quot

thanks wayne , when are you headin south  ??????
By grenfell34 - Saturday, May 26, 2012 6:54 PM
bill n wayne i would like to thank you guys for the pics along with everyone else that have posted in ford ,white pete ect , inactivity and i dont go well together so the forum has been great for me lately!!!!!

i built the 51 about 20 years ago from junk as a tribute to my dad when he past away,

he was a "ford man' and drove em to death !!! . the pickup has been sittin idle for a few years while i have been busy with the BIG TRUCKS but i got her out this weekend cleaned it up and went for a run down the hyway

it was like havin a few beers with a long lost mate!!!!

life,s good thanks blokes ron in oz
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, December 31, 2011 4:11 AM
This is a nice 56 F-8 Custom cab with white walls. As well as the truck is optioned out I am surprised that it was not a big window.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/4a2fe033-6ce6-449a-b8e2-40c9.jpg
By Bruce Ohnstad - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:01 AM
since we're firing the big guns, here's my next shot.  Borrowed from ATHS somewhere, the show was in Virginia.  This early 1960s T 950 Diesel would be just like my dad's dump truck.

Next, more humble.  This 1942-47 Ford has a homemade wrecker made from a truck frame.  The builder got a hoist from the Superior, Wisconsin shipyards and built the body.  He also added an amazing set of lights, including two sets of 49 Ford (or so) taillights and a couple red lights in the hood, two searchlights, and at least 3 pair of big red lights. 

Long story, but the truck had lay in the brush for forty years when the owner showed it to me.  Several years later he had scrappers clean out his yard and an auction for what was left.  The Ford was not on the auction, I was sure it was a gonner.  Then as I was leaving the auction line-up, I notice a glint in the back field.  Sure enough, it survived!  Even more amazing, all the lights except the fender signals are still intact!

The road it is on is an abandoned stretch of US Hwy 61 between St. Paul and Duluth, MN.  Paved in 1926, still in good shape.

Bruce
By Bill White - Friday, March 30, 2012 3:29 PM
a load of Merc's

By Tatra - Monday, January 02, 2012 3:10 AM

Some from Israel.

The L9000 was assembled in Nazareth in 1980 and died the death in 1991 when the engine blew up... Pic by A. Kashi.



The COE was owned by a comune...



Oh the shame, being towed by a Scania...



A slighter younger COE transporting live fish to the market; the bottles contained oxigen supply which was drip fed into the water.



Pics uploaded by my contacts at http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/55049997117/

Cheers,

T
By RICKY352PETES - Saturday, February 11, 2012 6:21 PM
Michelle i think that one is a cummins becuse thare is not enough oil on the ground and it has a 5in stack.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Monday, February 13, 2012 3:07 PM
Bill White (2/13/2012)
anyone no the story on this C model. looks like a Fabco conversion.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/1fcdf24a-9508-43fb-a0e3-a460.jpg



http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/eae6e626-15ff-43a2-a1dc-b04a.jpg 


Bill, FWD built a model using the Budd cab, but it would not have had the Ford badges. Coleman liked to close up the fenders like that, maybe it is a Coleman conversion ?

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By Metro Jersey George - Saturday, December 24, 2011 6:17 AM
Most of the later Fords used sleepers built by Able and they were a bear to work on all the exterior panels were folded and the rivets were between the folds thats why you don't see rivets on the exterior, Freightliner also offered the Able sleeper as an option on the FLD 120's and 132's. Hope this helps
By junkmandan - Sunday, November 29, 2015 3:12 AM
Good lookin' light vintage Ford tractor . Welcome and thanks for posting.
By Bill White - Friday, June 29, 2012 12:16 PM
Brocky, the oridgnal had this tag on the glove box door also



Wolfcreek_Steve (6/28/2012)
So this car isn't "original" as was being told by the owner, but was converted after it was sold.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:14 PM
More Fords than you can shake a stick at, taken in Utah in 1944. Click on the attachment for the full view.

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By Michelle Cole - Thursday, February 09, 2012 2:44 PM
I had suspected that the time to build air would have been main reason for fire trucks not having air brakes. Thanks for the comformation. Speaking of fire trucks, this old Ford is a beauty.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/0f3737ea-c0f0-4f33-97e9-5a2f.jpg
By Bill White - Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:24 PM
Thanks Michelle....................Bill
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, April 07, 2012 3:56 PM
You know the poor guy is laying over or otherwise he wouldn't be out on that dusty lot polishing his wheels.

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By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 01, 2012 6:17 AM
Jeff Lakaszcyck (1/1/2012)
Do we see a Willys in the garage too ??


Sure looks like it, don't it Jeff. The tear drop headlights made me think 39 or 40 Ford but then you chimed in with Willys and I took a closer look and yes I see what appears to be a Willys grill. Good eye Jeff.
By Roger Martin - Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:57 AM
Yep station wagon is a 57 the other two are 58's
By Lynn Dearstone - Sunday, April 08, 2012 1:50 PM
I think Newfie is on target with the Canadian deal, not only has the Ford got the paint job and tridem axle trailer, it also has a Canadian spread, that along with the pipe hauling trailer to the right is also a tridem I would guess it to possibly be in Canada in the summer, since the trees are full of leaves.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:32 AM
newfie-trucker (2/12/2012)
hey Michelle  what is this one ??

 

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/beee2554-e9fc-49cf-9cfc-5ba7.JPG


Broken
By Shifty - Friday, January 13, 2012 5:05 AM
By Bill White - Friday, May 04, 2012 1:32 PM
1986 L8000 Canadian spread

By Michelle Cole - Monday, January 02, 2012 5:43 PM
grenfell34 (1/2/2012)
Michelle Cole (1/1/2012)
That looks like a 53 54 or 55, from the emblem on the side of the hood I would say it is a 55. You are as bad as I am about hauling old trucks home.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/5847acb5-705d-4dd6-8df6-aac3.jpg
michelle that looks like a 55 with a 56 grille haulin a 56 coe cab and a custom cab 53  how am i doin????


Darn your good, I think I have met my match when it comes to Fords.
By Bill White - Monday, July 09, 2012 5:27 PM




1933 BB
By Bill White - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:04 AM
Where to post Ford? Freightliner? White?GM?

By grenfell34 - Friday, January 13, 2012 4:38 PM
rokwiz (1/13/2012)
It was on trucksale.com.au  for along time (outside Melb.)

 Was it the truck or trailer you wanted? Trailer bed was only about 13 ft long to short for a yacht. Not sure if its still for sale though now. $6500 for truck and trailer.

Truck only had rust in LH door.

Geoff


wiz thanks mate  wanted the truck not the trailer - its been a wet summer but i dont think the dam [pond for the yanks] could handle a yacht but i have been known to  do sillier things!!!!!
By roKWiz - Friday, January 13, 2012 5:06 PM
Great colours, yellow upper cabs set them off

Geoff
By Michelle Cole - Friday, March 23, 2012 4:29 PM
Nice N Tom, that I came close to owning once. I hope your feeing better than you were when I talked with you the other night. Here's one more N for tonight, you know its your fault that I own this truck.

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By Michelle Cole - Saturday, January 28, 2012 4:49 AM
rokwiz (1/27/2012)
Love those 70's Louisvilles'.

I don't know anything about Fords.

What was the design idea behind the "H" series truck. It looks to me like the cab was designed to fit also on a smaller type truck having the cab mounted low and forward, judging by the fill panel below that sleeper box.

Was that the reason?

Geoff

 

 


Geoff, I will give you a little history on the H series Ford. The H model came out in 1961. Up until that time Ford has slowly been working its way up to getting into the class 8 truck market. In 1954 Ford came out with the tandem axle as a factory option for the first time. Before then if you wanted a tandem axle on a Ford you had to take it some place and have it done. 1957 marked the new design Ford C series cab that lasted until the early 90's. 1958 is when Ford came out with the Super Duty gas engines. I know that Hall Scott had made some bigger and more powerful gas engines than the Ford Super Duty's but the Super Duty incorporated some new technologies that gave them an edge in the power to weight ratio area. The Super Duty's of the era would run with the diesels of the day and in lots of instances out pull them. 1961 was Fords first attempt to seriously get into the class 8 market. To save money Ford took the already existing C cab and raised it high enough to get a 743 Cummins under it, and called it the H series. They took the C cab and made some modifications to it, and added some fiberglass skirting under it to fill in the space where they raised it. The H model Fords were not a popular truck and truckers were not flocking to the Ford dealers to buy them. They were however an entry level truck and the price reflected that and quite a few were sold. Probably not the most comfortable truck to drive all day but they could do the same job as just about any standard class 8 truck of the day. When you think about it the engines, transmissions, and rear ends were the same as most other class 8 trucks of the day. The fill panel you mentioned below the sleeper was the wheel well of the C cab and became the tool box for the H cab. In 1961 the one piece side ladder covered the tool box and this wheel well space was wasted, but starting late in 61 the ladder became a two piece affair and the wheel well space was utilized as tool box space.
By junkmandan - Friday, February 10, 2012 4:56 AM
Bill-----The white Ford with sleeper and tri axle curtainside trailer is an LTL model,[like Michelle's] .

John-----The F and T models in that era also offered 6V53s as well.
By Jim Herriot - Friday, December 16, 2011 3:52 PM
Michelle Cole (12/15/2011)
Here is a nice transition from Kenworth Wednesday to Ford Friday. A very sharp looking A model KW parked next to a CLT Ford. The red and white on the Ford makes it look pretty sharp.


...thanks for the compliment Michelle, the CL is my buddy Nigel's 82 dbl bunk Pinto, but you missed the "original Ford":hehe: on my trailer 1919 T, we were  goin to a show 150 miles from home , trailered  the "T" to outskirts of town unloaded and drove er on in...Jim.;)

                    
By Bill White - Monday, January 30, 2012 8:28 AM
Dan, that brings back memories

Bill
By Don Hancock - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:59 AM
Gotta find him a visor Michelle
By Red Horse - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:15 PM
Bill White (6/26/2012)
This where it be at

Thx Bill- found it-its a clean beauty-in spite of the juice brakes! Brocky-hear yah on the hydro P brake. I'm sure its long gone-original post 8/11.

http://www.slick60s.com/viewtopic.php?p=201843

Red Horse (6/25/2012)
thx Bill- clean unit for sure. I checked e-bay-not there.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:14 PM
dashby (1/16/2012)

I have seen the truck pull into the Amarillo show 2 or 3 times and it seemed to be running good.  Last I heard, Tom was trying to find one of the trailers that was used to haul the parts.

Dean


Dean, I know several years ago Bob Gilbreath had located one of these trailers, it was in Texas I think, and Tom was trying to aquire it. Bob had sent me pictures but I don't think I have them anymore. I never heard the rest of the story.  
By Park Olson - Thursday, February 02, 2012 11:46 AM
OH-OH,,,,Michelle will want one of them now,,,,,:D
By Jesse - Friday, May 25, 2012 4:32 PM
1925 Model T - Salisbury, MD April 2012

By Bill White - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:54 AM
1995 L8000 same sale

By Michelle Cole - Friday, February 24, 2012 3:50 AM
Wolfcreek_Steve (2/24/2012)
Michelle, Refrigerator Ford? Splane


Steve the Ford trucks from 53 to 55 were commonly called the fat fendered Fords for obvious reasons. Starting in 1957 with the new cab style the look was a much more squared off look that was dubbed the refrigerator look because of its resemblance to a refrigerator. The next generation of Ford trucks 1961 to 1966 was known as the Slicks with the 67 to 72 becoming known as the bump sides and then the 73 to 79's were called the dent sides. Also Steve part of the problem was probably due to my incorrect spelling of refrigerator that I just noticed.
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, February 11, 2012 5:32 PM
junkmandan (2/11/2012)
Being a tandem diesel with that side mounted air cleaner that N model has to be an NT 850 .


Dan, either a NT 850 or a NT 950. The air cleaner is a dry air cleaner and that was standard for trucks with the Detroit engines. But that is not always 100%, the dry air cleaner was an option with the Cummins engines. I have found that nine times out of ten if it has the dry air cleaner it is a Detroit. I have only seen one Cummins with a dry air cleaner.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/c22a4bd9-4a1d-4525-9d14-abd6.jpg

This truck has the dry element air cleaner and has a Cummins.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, December 23, 2011 1:46 PM
Bob, the round headlight truck is an Aussie truck, so there is no telling. Maybe some of the Aussies can chime in and tell us about that.

 

Geoff, I like the old Bump side Fords. I even had a couple back in the day.
By kblackav8or - Saturday, December 17, 2011 5:16 AM
I helped a friend find and restore this one.  I found it, he did the majority of the restoration work.  That is his real Boss 302 on there.  The truck is an 86' with a 3208.  Former fire tanker out of MO.  He has since traded the set off for something else. I was sad to see it go. 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/afeeecb2-7714-4dff-b023-ee17.jpg

I really like Mark H's 49'
By Bill White - Monday, February 13, 2012 1:32 PM
anyone no the story on this C model. looks like a Fabco conversion.



 
By wayne graham - Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:38 AM
Geoff, I think that Henry Ford was such an inovator that the following generations were just anxious to out do him. I agree they kept design engineers busy. Wayne
By RICKY352PETES - Sunday, March 04, 2012 4:06 PM
Hey bill that's not a lite load ether.that's impressive. On the coke truck.
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, February 12, 2012 4:59 PM
[b]Shifty (2/12/2012)[/b]
http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/0cfe1eed-d14b-43f2-9613-073c.jpg


Shifty, tell me more about this truck, it certainly has the looks.
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:33 PM
The truck belonged to the Perry Company of Austin. I do not know the fate of that truck. I have never personally owned a H series truck myself. I do however have plenty of pictures of them and will post a few more tomorrow.

 

This picture is from a 64 sales brochure.

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By newfie-trucker - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 4:05 PM
there was a guy on largecar site owns it for haulin his race car to the track
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:50 AM
I-20ONLY (3/28/2012)
The ford ltl 9000 sold for $5000 plus buyers fee and sales tax .


If the truck runs and drives he got it for a good price. Its hard to find a decent LTL that runs and drives and is not beat to hell and back for less than 10,000. To get a really nice one you will have to pay 15,000 upwards. For me the 86 was the last year that I would want because after 86 they all had the plastic dash and I have seen very few with the plastic dash that was not cracked. To get a really nice 86 with the 3406, thirteen speed, high level trim package that is not ragged out, a decent wheel base 230 or longer, 60 inch sleeper, aluminum wheels, air ride, the large fuel tanks, Lund sun visor, and a truck that you do not have to spend over 500 dollars to get to where you are ready to go anywhere in the country with is going to cost you about 18 to 20 thousand. I know that you can sometimes find a deal on one and get it for less than that but those are far and few between. Assuming that the truck at the auction was a running driving truck that did not take much money to make road worthy, that truck would have sold on the open marker for an easy 10,000 so I would say that someone got a good buy.
By Michelle Cole - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:57 AM
Here is another for the Ford Fridays.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/99dfff2f-7ef6-45f6-b336-7ed1.jpg
By newfie-trucker - Friday, February 10, 2012 5:07 PM
this one is from my OOPs pics lol

saw

 



this one in KY in 07 working daily as a water truck on a job in western Ky

 





By wayne graham - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:08 AM
Not many of those left either. Wayne
By dirtywhiteboy - Friday, December 23, 2011 7:53 AM
Michelle Cole (12/23/2011)
I think this dozer bladed bumper LTL was either in or on its way to a parade. This Ford also sits on a Peterbilt chassis, note the battery box and fuel tanks. I love the colors on this truck, red and black always was one of my favorite color combinations.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/37eba1a6-fbcd-4b2d-81a3-0132.jpg


now thats a sharp ol henryJ
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:17 PM
Bill White (4/11/2012)
Wayne, It is a 1938. And a after market tamdem. Ford started in 1953 with the T700, 800 tandem models before that the after market was the only way to get one. Ford and other trucks this size did the work of much larger trucks, and a lot of trucker's got there start with them.

Hope this helps,

Bill


Actually Bill, it was 1954 that the first tandem axle Ford was produced.
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:34 PM
Its getting clost to that day again, Ford Fridays.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/90d94974-e5f1-467e-af83-e8a9.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 22, 2012 10:12 AM
Wonder who's butt that is sticking out behind it?
By painter - Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:41 AM
So another Ford found its way to my place. Planning to use the cab on my 55 T800 since there is not much rust in it and is pretty straight, just a few bullet holes i the back of the cab. It was headed to the scrap yard when I bought it.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:08 PM
How's this for a V12 tractor ?

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/3e69c9a9-efb6-4b60-900c-b486.jpg
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:08 PM
Bill, look like this?

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/3826c379-f651-4262-b262-d6cc.JPG

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By grenfell34 - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:57 PM
this 41 is factory built 

By dashby - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:23 PM
Mico Lock--Used on a lot of hydraulic brake systems.

Dean
By grenfell34 - Friday, January 06, 2012 3:32 PM
michelle the 56  beater in on original frame  front has reversed eye stock springs and a beam from a 59 f100 which is 3 in lower than the 56   so stock saged springs 1 in, reversed eye  2 in,  59 beam  3 in,  = 6in. rear is toyota pickup [good soft ride] springs and hangers + 2 in blocks  i dicovered the 59 axle by accident back in the mid sixty,s  been grabin every one i come across since . not many know the 56 grill trap , sounds like youve been around fords a bit!!!!
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 3:40 PM
here is the other pic loaded     [sorry to get off topic my next pic will be a ford]

By AUSSIEWHITE - Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:36 PM
Luv to have one off those wagons on that load:)
By Eddy Lucast - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:19 AM
Now I'm smarter, I new about the Big Job trucks but didn't know the cabs were taller.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, December 30, 2011 4:49 PM
Once again it a beautiful Friday here in the Lone Star. With temps in the low 70's it was a perfect day for Ford trucks. One of my favorite Ford trucks is the 1956 models. Over the years I have owned several of these. My first one being when I was a Senior in High School. I was into to trucks when they were not cool. Since then I have owned two 56 F-100's, 1 56 F-600, 1 56 C-600. My all time favorite is the 56 Big Window, there are very rare and sought after trucks. For about the last ten years a vendor has been making a fiberglass rear cab for the 56 allowing you to turn it into a big window. The big window I owned was an all steel original big window. With over a 130,000 of these trucks being built in 56 only about 2900 of them had the big back window.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/b96581a4-d1cf-497f-9142-ec42.jpg

This was made at manatou Lake Colorado.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/6091a6fa-e6ba-458a-8e13-d6a5.jpg

This was made at the ATHS Intermountain chapter show in Colorado Springs June 17, 2000. Note Dr. Bills truck PIE truck in the back ground. It was cold that day with temps never getting out of the forties.
By Bill White - Monday, June 04, 2012 1:55 AM
Interesting little bit of information on Ford trucks for Edsel dealers

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/9fc13193-51f0-402a-8045-7b0f.jpg
By Bill White - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:37 PM
Shifty, That is a nice 1952

Bill
By grenfell34 - Friday, January 06, 2012 8:36 AM
michelle  the fittin of a 56 grill in a 53 to 55 is not a 10 minite swap [ as i found out] the panel behind the headlight on a 56 is reccessed for the headlight bucket 53-55 the panel is flat and wont let a 56 grill  fit!!! changing these panels is a lot of work so im guessin the grill  may have been fitted after a accident  . thanks for the info on the W coe ford letters, only a handfull made it down here!
By Paul in MN - Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:29 AM
About those Ford transit/mixer trucks. Oscar Roberts (concrete co) in the Minneapolis area had a fleet of them, and they did not look as good as the one in the picture. I was a young pup just out of college and took on a summer job with a small concrete outfit in the late 60's. We were pouring footings for a new house basement on the sandy soil near Crystal airport. The forman was POed at me for not pushing the loaded wheel barrow fast enough through the loose sand to where it was needed. Forman screamed at the truck driver to add water, spin it up, and get another chute extension on it. So as the truck was turning the drum at high speed, and the driver was out of position getting the next chute section, the rocking of the mix caused the sandy wall of the excavation to give way. I was at the wheel barrow near the end of the chute down in the hole, and fortunately had the space needed to jump back away as the truck rolled sideways into the excavation. I don't know how they got it out, and the drum was about half full. The forman figured it was all my fault, so I was fired instantly. I guess I didn't want to work for that guy anyway. I would have liked to see the recovery of the truck, but I did get a close-up view of the top of a spinning drum and the cab roof. Those trucks were beat to death!

Paul in MN
By Park Olson - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:52 AM
Great info, Michelle, as usual. I was not aware of the 1" deal.     Park
By clyde318 - Sunday, July 01, 2012 8:54 AM
Looking at those ramps,the same type we used in the late'70's, still makes my back hurt. They were a LOT lighter than the old steel ramps,though.
By grenfell34 - Saturday, January 21, 2012 9:13 AM
Jeff Lakaszcyck (1/21/2012)
grenfell34 (1/20/2012)
this 41 is factory built 



That's a beautiful Ute, the '40-'41's have always been one of my favorites. That would be a '40 in the US, the trim is different on a '41. Pics of a '40 and '41 below.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/aa33dfab-2730-45ee-a375-3ad6.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/bcfb3e5a-6510-4815-a0ee-efd8.jpg


jeff that 41 would be classed as a light truck here  all ute,s were on a car frame  . 41 was a weird year for utes here  ,the first were revamped 40,s with the front sheet metal being the same as the u.s sedan delivery [rare] with a unusual hood waterfall , then mid year they changed to 41 car style ute with the 3 piece grill and 41-48 body style, the roof on this 41 was ugly but was fixed on the 47-48 . due to the war i dont think a 42 car type ute was produced , a mate has both styles of 41 utes ill try n get pics if your interested
By grenfell34 - Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:02 PM
1969
By I-20ONLY - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:36 AM
NOT TO HIJACK THE THREAD,BUT YOU FORD FANS MIGHT WANNA CHECK OUT DEANCO AUCTIONS WEBSITE,THERES A 1986 FORD LTL 9000 LISTED FOR SALE AT THEY'RE AUCTION IN PHILADELPHIA,MS TOMORROW.It's no relation to me ,just thought i'd pass it along.Has a small sleeper,Cat motor w/9spd,black in color.
By Shifty - Sunday, February 12, 2012 6:40 PM
Shifty, tell me more about this truck, it certainly has the looks.



 Hi Michelle

 That was at the national show at Syracuse. Came down from Canada if I recall corectly it had  a Joe Dog tag on it.
By MikeM - Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:47 PM
Mike, that 66 C must have been a rare build with the 300 I-6.  Great catch! 
By Bruce Ohnstad - Friday, January 06, 2012 5:46 PM
Grenfell, very interesting garage scene you have.  Can we see more of the A or B pickup and is that a 1940s in the garage?

Bruce
By Brocky - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:46 PM
Michelle

In the above picture of the load of 57's.Am not sure if it is the angle we are looking at or if the top rear car is a flip top?? The roof line looks shorter and the rear side window smaller??
By White9064TD - Thursday, February 02, 2012 3:39 PM
http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/5eff1f46-9c95-4548-8cb1-670d.JPG
By Brocky - Friday, February 24, 2012 11:14 AM
Shifty

A great number of those "Bread Truck" vans were converted into a combo rescue / command vehicle by volenteer fire companys operating on a "shoe string" budget.

In the 70's, ours up in PA was an I H Metro.
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, March 22, 2012 4:13 AM
Wolfcreek_Steve (3/21/2012)
It does look different, but did they have them in 57? Might be a regular convertible.


Steve the retractable hard top was built from 1957 to 1959. I will give you a little history on them. The Lincoln division did all the engineering for the pop tops as I like to call them for the 56 57 Lincoln Continental MK II cars. In late 1953 and early 54 the Lincoln division had lost a considerable amount of the luxury car market to Cadillac. To try and regain some of this market they decided to come out with the MK II. The MK II was a true personal Luxury car. These were very expensive cars for the time and even at the price of about 7,000 dollars a copy they were still not making money on the cars but Lincoln felt that it was worth taking a loss on each car that was sold to try and get their foot back in the market. When it was determined that they would be taking the hit that they were taking it was decided to not build the hard top convertible model of the car. They passed along the drawings to the Ford division in 1956, Ford had to scramble to get the pop tops into production, as a consequence it ended up being a mid year car for Ford.

There is a good side story to the retractable hard top. One of the engineers working on the Lincoln pop top quit Lincoln and had went to work for Chrysler. He was telling them about the pop top Lincoln when the brass decided to try and beat Ford to the punch. They knew they could not engineer and get a car into production before Ford but they had planned to build a one off and show it at the Detroit car show in the fall of 56. They had Ghia from Italy build it and as luck would have it, the car was on the ill fated Andrea Doria that sunk in 1956 with the car on it. I read this story years ago in a book about the Ford retractable hard top, but I heard later that the car was indeed not a retractable hard top, so I really do not know if it was or not, but I do like the story. I would say that it is very possible that the story is true.
By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:06 AM
Yes Ford did not make a 10 wheeler till the mid 50's.
By kblackav8or - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 3:26 AM
Looks like that old C used to haul race cars. It would be interesting to know its history.
By TOM GEORGE - Monday, February 13, 2012 11:30 AM
1963 N 6000 Diesel Marmon Harrington



1965 N 7000 Diesel
By FBHOMER - Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:16 AM
I wish that picture was bigger,I just learned how to post pictures and that must be actual size,not sure how to make it bigger.
By RICKY352PETES - Friday, February 24, 2012 6:25 AM
Michelle I have never herd of refridgerator for that either .I know thay called 73-85 chevrolet pu breadboxs i gess thay call chryslers ovens. You girls always thinking of appliances,!!!
By Bill White - Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:12 AM
1952 when looking at this 4X4 even more rare is it is a 6 cyc.

By grenfell34 - Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:20 PM
55  mainline ute

By willyrem - Monday, February 18, 2013 7:55 AM
Lance C (11/8/2012)
From Armed and Dangerous



1975 Ford WT-9000 and 1986 Ford CL-9000



Hi Lance C, i go past the Ford on the right in the lower pic every week in NH. If i ever see the owner out in the yard i'm going to stop and ask why 'Hurricane' is written on the cab.

Charles
By Dan Bruno - Thursday, December 15, 2011 3:24 PM
Interesting bug shields below the wipers on the blue CLT above.  Good call on the thread Michelle.  I need some good pics of a first generation LTL, preferably in the red and white paint scheme.
By RICKY352PETES - Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:31 PM
Hay is that a mack dog peen on that wheel
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Monday, January 16, 2012 3:24 PM
I stumbled on some great photos of the Thorco trucks and trailers in the Life Magazine collection a while back, including some shots of the trailers being loaded.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/9792b24a-cd65-4c71-b668-34dd.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/e07d514b-1a15-4ba2-a229-3b98.jpg
By grenfell34 - Monday, December 19, 2011 9:08 AM
lnt 9000  903 cummins

By Road Boss - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 3:07 PM
rickknox (4/29/2013)
Some Ford trucks working Colombia South America

It's a 1952 F8 with a 400 Cummins and 44000# rears


This is nice!
By newfie-trucker - Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:38 PM


still working this week in Nova Scotia ..

 





 

this is a ex firetruck from maine needs a clutch and brake lines to be mobile i think i may buy it ... but not a real ford fan as we had a truck like this one and had to get it towed back 8 times on a 2 hr run  never found out what the problem was with it .. lol



OOPs he was lifting over capacity and fell in the harbor



 

 

 
By Bill White - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 1:18 PM
F8

By Bill White - Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:31 PM
1949

By mark h - Friday, December 16, 2011 6:05 PM
Here's a couple I restored & sold.





The '77 LN 700 is still plowing snow & the '49 is now living in Texas.

mark h
By TOM GEORGE - Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:42 PM
Thats all of them for now. I have my eye on a '68 N8000 with a V653 in it. The black one came from a bridge builder in Des Moines.
By Bill White - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5:41 AM
This where it be at

http://www.slick60s.com/viewtopic.php?p=201843

Red Horse (6/25/2012)
thx Bill- clean unit for sure. I checked e-bay-not there.
By Bill White - Friday, December 23, 2011 3:44 AM
Henry and Edsel

Three Million Ford Trucks 1936

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/33d2aa6d-c561-47fd-8508-561d.jpg

I always liked this photo

Bill
By Bill White - Sunday, July 01, 2012 4:59 PM
Michelles counterpart in L.A. along time ago. Went to put a post to it and hit the delete instead. I am not sure but I think being built before 1914 steering on the right??
By Raildudes dad - Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:39 PM
Ford Fridays finally got me to join the forum after reading it for a while:) Here's my L - a 1987 LTL 9000 with a 1982 Big Cam 300 Cummins, 10 speed Eaton, spring suspension:( . It was originally built with a Cat and owned by Eastern Lift Truck Co out in NJ. I'm backing it on the SS Badger late August in Ludington MI on my way to Minneapolis MN to pick up a 1942 T9 Trackson Swingcrane.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/45b98e75-b639-44fd-b104-a5eb.jpg
By randyjinla - Saturday, April 21, 2012 2:11 AM
The FT-8000 sure looks older than a 75, due to the cab style, its a bump side, ford stopped building them in 72. The emblem on the side of the hood loos like a 67-68 style, because it doesn't have a reflector in it. Or was it built and sold in South America?
By wayne graham - Friday, January 06, 2012 4:18 PM
Greenfell, Check out her web site. She kinda is into Fords. Wayne

www.michellesfords.com
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:00 PM
Steve is  the winner. The back window is  the big back window that was found only on the 61, 62 and 63 unibodys, I am thinking this truck was once a unibody. Remember my lesson on the three different styles of roofs on the Ford trucks earlier in this thread? this truck has the flat roof that was used on the 61, 62 and 63 models, but has a 64 grill in it. The roof tells me that it is not a 64 model. The door handles are stock, they have the escusion plate behind them that has Custom Cab written on them, 63 was the only year they were used. I have added another picture of a big back window conversion.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/52648e6e-2883-4b3e-9867-edbb.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/5c58e828-18fb-47ae-af46-8736.jpg
By kblackav8or - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:49 AM
OK now I want a low roof F-750 with a 6v something or a B series Cummins to be my new RV hauler.  I would trade my pickup for one if my wife would let me.  :crazy:
By Brocky - Monday, February 13, 2012 7:07 PM
Here is a 46 Mercury at Macungie 2010

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a0f85d99-7bbc-403a-8853-b4c4.JPG

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/9b422863-097f-44dd-8e31-12df.JPG
By roKWiz - Friday, December 23, 2011 7:20 PM
Hi again,

The sleepers look the same as a standard Louisville ones sold here. The later models look to have square headlights

Sourced from trucksales.com.au              Geoff

http://www.trucksales.com.au/buy/details.aspx?R=10898005&__Qpb=1&Cr=2&__Ns=p_StockRankSort_Int32%7c1%7c%7cp_Make_String%7c0%7c%7cp_Model_String%7c0%7c%7cp_Year_Int32%7c1%7c%7cp_StockPrice_Decimal%7c1&__N=1550%201552%201715%201601%201602%204294958828%204294958746%204294964561%201875&silo=1701&PriceTo=1875&seot=1&__Nne=15&trecs=20&__sid=13471040B852
By mrltl9000 - Friday, February 22, 2013 2:19 PM
Jim Herriot (12/17/2011)
... Nigel's new old CL 1979 435 DD on neway...Jim.;)



http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/3490719c-94cc-4007-afcc-e63e.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/2c26ce79-b57c-4ae6-8a24-2576.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, March 25, 2012 11:27 AM
Yep, very rare truck indeed.
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, February 04, 2012 5:53 PM
Jeff Lakaszcyck (2/4/2012)
Here's the old step van cab & chassis Michelle. From Life Magazine in 1951.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/27cb248e-bf59-41d5-9006-b7e9.jpg


I wonder where the center grill bar is? Notice that it only has two grill bars.http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/1f58222a-ef56-4fb4-9aec-97d8.jpg
By newfie-trucker - Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:36 AM
 

 

couple for michelle

 







By Terry Tombaugh - Saturday, January 28, 2012 4:52 AM
I just realized that I can contribute to this post. It's not a great pic, but it was taken in 1969 when my dad, uncles & neighbor put in our concrete driveway. Of course later that year CW Transport promoted & transferred dad so we sold this home.



W&W Concrete of Roanoke, IN

T.
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, April 08, 2012 5:10 PM
Red Horse (4/8/2012)
MC If you like Super Duties-real ones, not F250's! How about this one-its a regular at Macungie-I believe it comes down from Canada.


Yes, I have seen that truck before, very impressive Super Duty. I once owned a 65 Super Duty T-850. I ended up trading it before I ever did anything with it. It was a pretty strong running truck for the short distance that I drove it. When I bought the truck I never got plates for it. When I brought it to the farm I used a temporary plate and the trip was only about ten miles.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/df92ffc9-b0b3-48f1-b65c-5131.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 11:13 AM
Don Hancock (12/21/2011)
Gotta find him a visor Michelle


Don, I think you are right, we do need to find him a visor. That one thing can sure do a lot for the looks of an L cabed Ford.
By Bill White - Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:27 PM
Dennis, nice 51

Bill
By Bill White - Sunday, January 15, 2012 3:53 PM
One nice auto hauler,

By Michelle Cole - Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:11 AM
BobBray (7/1/2012)
Michelle Cole (7/1/2012)
Geoff Weeks (6/30/2012)
'Chelle is that pic of the cyl correct and I am remembering correct that the top deck is not 90 deg to the bore? Part of the combustion chamber is the piston shape and part is the wedge shape made by the differance in the bore to deck angle?

It has been so long since I saw one, I can't remember everything. got to be 30 years or so since I last worked on one of those and it was a "classic" at that time!


Geoff, looking at the picture it does appear that the deck is not 90 degrees to the bore. So you may be right that the combustion chamber is made up of both the piston and the deck angle. Note the rings, the rings are 90 degrees to the bore, you can clearly see that the deck is not the same angle as the rings.


That design is sometimes called a 'plank head'. The design is suppose to improve low-mid r.p.m. efficiency. Mercedes-Benz first used it back in the early 50's, and Ford adopted it for the MEL engines and Chevy used it on the 348 and 409. This design was also featured on the Super Duty V-8's. It requires the use of a special jig to hold the boring bar to bore out the cylinders. Geoff is right, it's a perfect wedge head formed by the angle of the block deck. One of the reasons Chevy gave for using this design on the 348 was that they could use the same head casting for passenger cars or heavy duty trucks, as the piston determined the compression ratio.


Thanks Bob for the explanation of the plank head. I did not know where the idea had come from. You learn something everyday.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 06, 2012 3:03 PM
I think someone from this board posted this picture on this forum some time back. Apparently the W is still working. It has the hard fan paint scheme as used on the CL models and the square headlights make a nice addition. It would interesting to know kind of power the truck had in it, I would be willing to bet that it has been repowered with a few more horses.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/158a2d8b-1222-452b-b92b-6fd0.jpg
By MikeM - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 3:34 PM
Sleeper? Hell, that's a clubhouse! Great stuff, Michelle!
By Bill White - Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:21 PM
1965 Ranger
By Michelle Cole - Monday, February 06, 2012 5:04 AM
wdegroat (2/6/2012)
What would be the model number of this truck with the diesel...T950 ? 

Is it a different model number for a gas job?


If you are taking about the red fire truck, it is an F 800. It is a 56 model and you could not get a diesel in a Ford at that time. I was however surprised to see it was not an air brake truck

Brocky, it does kind of have my name on it, but not this time. I bought a 56 Ford F-800 air brake fire truck (the tanker body removed) cab and chassis about five years ago. I had it about five months and Tom Warren found out that I had it and he was looking for one and I sold it to him.
By Brocky - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 2:40 AM
Bill and Red Horse

Another clue on the F-800 being a fire truck is on the interior shot the valve mounted on the steering column where a trolly valve would be is the parking lock for hydraulic brakes. This was a common feature on many fire trucks, you appplied the brakes, pulled the lever over and it did not allow the brake fluid to return to the master cylinder.
By Bill White - Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:25 PM


Anyone know the history of this truck
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 9:41 AM
pic at dalton truckin

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/9a844fee-5352-4151-a7eb-ac90.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 05, 2012 4:59 PM
It's only a couple of hours to my favorite Friday, Ford Friday, so I am kicking it off today with a W series Ford. The W series replaced the H series in late 1965. The W series stayed in production until late 1977 an was replaced but the CL model Fords. The W series were first only available in steel cabs but later in production the aluminum cab became an option. The W cab was a viable option to some of the higher priced COE's of the era. After being in production for several years Ford started getting the bugs out of them and they became a pretty reliable truck, We had a 75 W model Ford back in the day.
 
 
http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/635f3fd8-4231-41d4-a4c2-2fc5.jpg
This is a very handsome later generation W with the L series inspired grill. This truck must have belonged to an owner operator as it is spected out very nicely.
By MikeHarbison - Saturday, January 21, 2012 5:14 PM
MikeM (1/21/2012)
Mike, that 66 C must have been a rare build with the 300 I-6.  Great catch! 
Tom George has looked at it a couple times,he said there weren't too many built with the 300.
By junkmandan - Friday, January 20, 2012 3:03 PM
At Dan Schaefer's church show in 2010 ,a local machinest brought his version of a Funk flathead conversion . Instead of a 2 or 4 barrel downdraft,or duals like Jeff's 2nd batch of pics,the guy used a piece of 2x4" box tubing across the engine. He then used 2 original updraft carbs along with their aircleaner on each side . That way he kept the profile of the hood down so it looked normal . Also had a Sherman step-up gearbox added for a 45 MPH tractor .
By TOM GEORGE - Friday, March 23, 2012 7:24 AM


Heres a couple slick looking N Series.
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:54 PM
You are correct, it was not sold that way. The cars all came with the 427 wedge motors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fairlane_Thunderbolt

This car looks to be close to original or at least restored to original except for the aluminum radiator.


http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/3074f547-ab04-4127-bf28-cdcc.jpg
By Steven Millam - Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:42 PM
The 2012  Shell Rotella T calendar has a beautiful 1989 Ford LTL in black and red. Also has a 91 Mack superliner, 82 Peterbilt 359, and 80's Kenworth W900. Real nice collection of trucks this year.
By John Stephens - Sunday, December 25, 2011 3:01 AM
Here is a couple I saved off the net.



By Bill White - Thursday, May 03, 2012 5:32 AM
1956 Big Job

By Don Hancock - Saturday, March 31, 2012 11:49 AM
You Did go to Houston
By Raildudes dad - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 11:38 AM
Michelle Cole (12/21/2011)
Don Hancock (12/21/2011)
Gotta find him a visor Michelle


Don, I think you are right, we do need to find him a visor. That one thing can sure do a lot for the looks of an L cabed Ford.


Yes I do need a visor, it had one originally, the bolts are still there. If you have a source, point me in the right direction.  (I haven't looked too hard)

Thanks for the welcome Michelle. I looked for you in South Bend to tell you yours was looking good:) but I was only there for a couple hours. I  know why you are putting air suspension under yours:), it rides just like mine, real rough bobtail, rough with an empty trailer, some what tolerable with a load on the trailer. I  can't image driving mine from MI to Texas and back, but I'm glad you brought it to South Bend.

I've always like the 80's square fendered Fords, my employer (county highway dept) had a whole fleet (about 90) single axle dumps. I was window shopping about 10 years before I found this one w/ trailer about 60 miles from home. Usually around here in MI, they are all rusted out.

This rig is perfect for me, beavertail trailer with fold up ramps (no unhooking the goose neck to load / unload). I hope to bring it to a show sometime with my T9:)
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Saturday, January 21, 2012 3:06 PM
Thanks Grenfell, that '41 is so unusual it threw me off. Neat truck.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 20, 2012 12:24 PM
This one showed up a few years ago. I really like flathead V8's but of the 2 tractors I like the one with the Buick better.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a57b09e3-ab0f-4543-b074-0628.jpg 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/fdeed76f-fcc4-4a17-8342-dd72.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Friday, December 16, 2011 5:15 PM
Jim Herriot (12/16/2011)
Michelle Cole (12/15/2011)
Here is a nice transition from Kenworth Wednesday to Ford Friday. A very sharp looking A model KW parked next to a CLT Ford. The red and white on the Ford makes it look pretty sharp.


...thanks for the compliment Michelle, the CL is my buddy Nigel's 82 dbl bunk Pinto, but you missed the "original Ford":hehe: on my trailer 1919 T, we were  goin to a show 150 miles from home , trailered  the "T" to outskirts of town unloaded and drove er on in...Jim.;)

                     http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a3608774-f8c4-4d08-b0a5-191c.jpg


Jim, I went back and looked at the picture. I can see the T sitting on your trailer behind the cab of the CLT. I had totally missed that before. BTW, nice looking T truck, thanks for posting.
By Park Olson - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:31 AM
Eddy, in '66, the BIG JOB trucks had 3"+ more headroom , something Peterbuilt wheel holders wouldn't. understand.   :rolleyes:
By TOM GEORGE - Sunday, March 25, 2012 5:11 AM


Michelle, your picture brings back memories. My grandmother had one JUST LIKE THAT. Well...except for the Dayton wheels, aluminum tank, suspension, wheel base, little shorter hood, and the owner/operator interior package...besides that, it was JUST like it. Story goes she only drove it to church on Sundays. Hopefully someday I'll get around to restoring it.
By Bill White - Friday, June 22, 2012 1:36 PM
By Spook - Sunday, April 14, 2013 6:42 AM
I just have a quick question for the Ford experts, were all CL-9000 cabs on air bags?
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:05 PM
Actually it's a Chevy S10 ....... no matter, it's still a catastrophe waiting to happen.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:10 AM
Steve posted a picture of a pretty nice Ford Coke truck, so here is another from 1948. The externinator was under the house across the alley from me a couple of months ago and found an old toy bottle truck under the house. It appeared to be from the 1940's and was red. The guy said "yes, I have no doubt this was an old Coke truck." I had to remind him that in the forties and into the fifties that Coke trucks were all painted yellow with red lettering. 

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/e8db4c42-cea2-46a9-8a41-79b6.jpg

A nice F-5 or F-6 from the era.
By Metro Jersey George - Saturday, December 17, 2011 5:00 AM
Had to get in on this.. The LN9000 I build back in the mid 80ies from a single axle tractor,put new frame rails under it and had the Century body and crane installed, the picture of it in blue is the truck today I found it in a Delaware tow yard all rusted up. The 67 F-350 I am working on now. The 48 F5 is a project I am doing but is on hold for the moment.
By Park Olson - Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:22 AM
The "small" Y block family started in '54 with the 239, same c.i. as the last flathead. they were also in 272, 292 and 312 as commonly known. There was also a 256 version used briefly as a police option & in some trucks. FWIW, the 312 was never factory installed in any truck.

The 292 was the base model F1-F7 truck motor '59-'64.

The "big" Y block came in '52 in Lincoln's and soon in larger trucks.They were in 279, 317, & 332 versions as truck motors.

The first FORD overhead valve was the 215 6cyl., in '52, later a 223, and later a 262 truck motor.

That's my story, I stand to be corrected by a Higher Power.

For the REAL skinny, go to " Y BLOCKS FOREVER "
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Sunday, December 18, 2011 6:08 AM
John Stephens (12/16/2011)
Here is a couple I saved off the internet.

My favorite driver of all time from Wisconsin, Dick Trickle.



Ford factory drag race team.



I remember Dick well from State Park Speedway in Wausau in the early 70s. I think this was a little later in his career, probably late 70s. Those were good times!
By Kid - Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:27 AM
ehhh, its just a ford...
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:20 PM
painter (3/13/2012)
Here is one I traded for reciently, have to get it moved home


Getting a stable mate for the fat fendered Ford huh? Pretty good looking old flat bed. The 48 to 50 models was a pretty good looking truck, although I could never tell them apart.
By Brocky - Saturday, June 30, 2012 3:42 AM
Michelle

Thank you for the fantastic info on these cars.. I took these pictures on a break from manning our chapter booth and did not take the time to find the owners and visit.
By Bill White - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:43 AM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/8b6203bb-42ac-4ab7-a8e8-e58a.jpg
By Toby_S - Friday, April 27, 2012 6:33 AM

Guess I should get off the Diamond T kick and return back home :-) My '25 Ford T Open Cab Express in the 4th of July parade

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/e28a767d-e976-4d10-8805-81f.jpeg
By Michelle Cole - Friday, March 09, 2012 4:02 PM
My contribution for today. A rare LTL fire truck.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/c7905230-77f0-400a-8ae1-8a9e.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:38 AM
newfie-trucker (2/12/2012)
hey Michelle  what is this one ??

 

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/beee2554-e9fc-49cf-9cfc-5ba7.JPG


Earl, that would be either a 66 or 67 F-850 or 950.
By kblackav8or - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5:18 PM
I guess I am not as concerned about it being original if it is going to replace a 2000 model truck and do all the same things.  I may want to resurect one that is missing it's motor or needs a full restore someday to be my RV hauler. 
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Monday, January 16, 2012 6:12 PM
Speaking of twin engine Fords, my dad told a story about someone in the Chicago area about 1950 that had built 1 or several trailers (I'm unsure how many) that had a Ford V8 with auto transmission hooked to a drive axle under the trailer. Being an auto trans there really wasn't much control needed, just an ignition switch and a hand throttle was all. The story was that the driver once out of town would pull the hand throttle open and proceed to grab gears as needed in the tractor. The way the telling of this story came about is my dad had seen one of Andy Granatelli's STP commercials and said that he recognized Andy as one of the guys with the trucks. At the time I didn't know anything about the Granatelli brothers, but they were around Chicago at that time and they were certainly capable of engineering some crazy stuff. Has anyone heard a similar story?
By wayne graham - Friday, January 13, 2012 5:25 AM
Shifty, What Bill said. Wayne
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 15, 2012 5:54 PM
I love the picture Bill. I have seen it before but can't remember where I saw it, I may have it in my collection. If I don't I certainly will now.

 

All right trivia people, I am putting you on aleart. Come Thursday night I going to put up another brain teaser for you, be prepaired.
By TonyClemens - Friday, January 20, 2012 2:33 PM
Here's my '12 F-450.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/8fcbb606-8a88-43b3-a522-83cb.JPG

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/57771aaa-3f56-4179-a276-5b38.JPG
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:16 AM
Michelle, you could have a whole fleet of those rascals, if you let some of them moths out of your checkbook. LOL
By Brocky - Tuesday, February 14, 2012 3:20 PM
Agree with Park on the 58 Sedan Delivery. Not sure but I think they also used those 57 rear fender / fin set up on the 58 Ranchero trucks??
By AmtrakBillF40 - Monday, January 19, 2015 1:20 PM
Michelle, I was told you may know where I can locate a new LTL three spoke steering wheel to put on my 1984 LT9000 ? Any help would be great. I live in Alexandria Virginia. Thanks, Bill
By Robert J - Friday, June 22, 2012 12:51 PM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/c024e30d-fc53-4249-9aeb-3509.jpg
By Brocky - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:45 PM
Here are a few pictures of my 55 F-600 as I drove it home.  32673 original miles 239 Y block Ford script body

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/438ddf02-aab5-48de-a8f7-fd7c.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/088a77e2-01a6-45bb-adbc-56d3.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/40b36919-9a7a-44b3-a548-eb6f.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, April 05, 2012 2:17 PM
painter (4/5/2012)
So another Ford found its way to my place. Planning to use the cab on my 55 T800 since there is not much rust in it and is pretty straight, just a few bullet holes i the back of the cab. It was headed to the scrap yard when I bought it.


Your going to put a 56 cab on it huh? The fat fendered Fords have have always been a favorite of mine and I would say the 56 has always been my pick of the bunch. Over the years I have owned four 56 Models, two F-100's, one F-600, and one C-600 COE.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/ef9a3008-78aa-4b38-8f29-f412.jpg
By KeithC - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:02 AM
Richard, is that the one that had the 6v53 in it? I remember looking at one with a 6v53 but didn't pay much attention to which truck it was in, was more amazed at how they found room for everything under the hood...
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 11:58 AM
thanks erv ,we have a few down here like that  mostly back roads that the boys"runnin heavy" use  neat pics thanks
By Daryl Gushee - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:57 PM
Not many Ford's in my collection but here's my favorite one.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/76d09a05-9b55-4fda-9913-9dfe.jpg
By wayne graham - Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:45 PM
Michelle, Is it the grille? Wayne
By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:29 PM
My Favorite and first truck

By newfie-trucker - Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:15 AM
hey Michelle  what is this one ??

 

 

By roKWiz - Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:38 PM
I'm not a Ford person but the sweep of the wheel arches don't look original and it looks like its got a Ford Falcon ((XP ute Aust.) ute body on the back

Geoff
By Michelle Cole - Monday, February 06, 2012 2:47 PM
wdegroat (2/6/2012)
Thanks Michelle..  A friend had a tandem with the big gas engine and a 5 and 4 trans back in the late seventies.
 I thought sure it had the 1000 emblem on the hood but I've seen others with the 950 emblem on the hood, so
I never could figure out what the difference was.


I remember him saying it he would blow by the diesels coming out of the gravel pit..........but they would pass
him at the gas station.


Your not crazy, the truck probably was a 1000. It had the Super Duty gas engine. They came as big as a 534 and would out pull a lot of the diesels of the era. At 3 and 4 miles a gallon I am sure he did get passed by the diesels at the service station.
By wayne graham - Monday, January 23, 2012 4:47 AM
Some how I knew that was coming. Wayne
By Warren Bauck - Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:28 PM
Michelle , do you still have this truck pictured with your dad? Never had the chance to look one over before . Have you more pics posted of that or simular truck ?

Warren
By Dieseldoug - Friday, January 06, 2012 3:43 PM
Michelle,

The aluminium cab became an emergency project because of the poor pre paint rust treatment of the early steel cabs done at Louisville. Within the first 6 months after introduction the cab swap warranty claims started to skyrocket. You could darn near watch them rot away in snow country.

I drove one for about a year, and I really liked the iron. My biggest gripe was about poor heat on the drivers feet. We had a "field fix" for that. The cab was laid out nicely and everything was really where you wanted it to be.
By Bill White - Monday, February 13, 2012 1:34 PM
one nice CL9000

By eric rhymer - Sunday, April 14, 2013 10:26 AM
Michelle Cole (4/13/2013)
I don't remember where I got the picture now, the former owner may have sent it to me. I have a lot of people that sees my webpage on the N series trucks and writes me asking questions or sends pictures of trucks for sale.


I gotcha Michelle, I have visited your webpage many times. You have many nice fords that make me jelous! Im currently swapping the 330/ 4 speed to a 6bt cummins with a allison auto out of FedEx freightliner chassis. Also wanting to put a modified 65 F100 bed on it and use it for pulling floats in parades for a tractor club im in.
By Brocky - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:50 AM
Jeff

Thanks for the pictures of Tom's truck and the related article,
By Bill White - Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:55 PM
Nice 2 story Falcon

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/d917b8cc-c3c7-4468-a3b5-5d2b.jpg
By Bill White - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 3:28 AM
Michelle, The 1957 had single headlights 1958 was the the first for quad lights.

changes to the C-Series trucks throughout its production were very subtle. If anywhere, many of these changes were identifiable by the changes in the cowl insignias and badging. Between 1958 and 1960, the C-Series used a quad-headlight fascia. This was helpful for fire departments who wanted to use the extra headlight bezels for emergency flashers, an option that was offered exclusively to fire, and other emergency vehicles after 1960. In 1961, Ford reverted back to the single headlight design; the regular C-series cab closely resembled the 1957 version. A new Super Duty model was added. Another option included a small sleeper cab.

Take care,

Bill
By Lynn Dearstone - Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:11 AM
Bill I don't recall ever seeing a rig like this with the dolly fifth wheel, thanks for posting.

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By Breaker19 - Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:30 PM
Cheers fellas from across the atlantic where Ive seen 2 or 2 Mack trucks in my life and thats about it as far as the US rigs go...but always had love for them, ever since my father showed me the Convoy movie in early 90s when I was a kid...somewhere in those days I stumbled upon White Line Fever, dont know how, but that movie is probably my all time favorite, along with the Convoy...

If these pics were already posted, I apologize :)

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4002/4689510451_f017437486_b.jpg
If this isnt the coolest pic, I dont know what is

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4024/4690146118_0ec3563b3e_b.jpg
Hm...I dont recall this part of the movie?

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4011/4689511795_cbe132452b_b.jpg


and the video I posted on YouTube some time ago...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y7rpRFQq0Q

...hope you like the pics :)
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, January 07, 2012 4:25 AM
Dieseldoug (1/6/2012)
Michelle,

The aluminium cab became an emergency project because of the poor pre paint rust treatment of the early steel cabs done at Louisville. Within the first 6 months after introduction the cab swap warranty claims started to skyrocket. You could darn near watch them rot away in snow country.

I drove one for about a year, and I really liked the iron. My biggest gripe was about poor heat on the drivers feet. We had a "field fix" for that. The cab was laid out nicely and everything was really where you wanted it to be.


Doug, there is a very colorful character that lived over near New Braunfels. I think he had been in the trucking business just about all his life. I heard that he had never owned a new truck and always bought about the cheapest thing he could find and some how always made then work for him. He bought a W series Ford with the steel cab that had been owned by a company that hauled lime, needless to say it was one of those trucks that you stand and watch rust. It was rusted around the top of the cab pretty bad but it ran good and that was all he cared about. One day he was heading up I-35 toward Austin when the rust gave way around the front of the cab and it took wind and the whole top of the cab come loose and blew off landing on the side of the road. Rumor has it that he carried a raincoat and continued to drive it, but I think that rumor is just that a rumor. 
By chocko - Saturday, January 07, 2012 4:29 PM
Nice pictures Michelle. I remember when Hertz/Penske hadabout 1000 of them with the Jade Grenades no turboes. Joe D.
By Bill White - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:14 AM
Twin to the Randy's ten wheeler

By Bill White - Monday, February 13, 2012 7:27 PM


Load of Fords being hauled by a great truck Dodge!!
By wayne graham - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:44 PM
Bill, The cab roof on that 52 is about the same contour as the B model Mack cab. I think I am starting to see how they used Ford parts to build these Macks. Nice looking Ford by the way. Wayne
By Brown Dirt Cowboy - Friday, January 27, 2012 4:43 AM
Michelle, there has been someone running an ad in WOT for sometime now looking for an H model Ford. If I remember right he is from here in Mo somewhere.
By Bill White - Thursday, February 02, 2012 3:51 PM
Jesse. That is an old fire truck some one didn't like them low first time i seen that done......................Bill

Dan. That is a nice LN.............................Bill
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 7:27 AM
I have always hear that to Steve, as long as you were POed at them they would run good for you. We had an L 9000 Ford with a 238 and a thirteen speed in it that we used for loacl P&D. I would call in sick just to get to drive that think. It was a ton of fun to drive that truck.
By Bill White - Friday, March 02, 2012 1:10 PM
1978 CL9000



By John Suckoe - Sunday, February 12, 2012 5:22 AM
The black Ford could be a T-750 ,never knew Ford to offer a Vee Belt drive ?? The dash switches would tell a story Fire Truck or Wrecker ? May have a mid size gas not a Super Duty ?  Not sure what was around in 1957  361, 390 ? Have to look in my Ford stuff 
By redneckhippie - Friday, December 23, 2011 3:39 PM
By Red Horse - Monday, June 25, 2012 6:53 AM
Interesting! On the "Here's one for you Michelle" thread there is a picture of what I say is a T-800-not a Super Duty. I responded to that. Now as for this picture, something doesn't foot. Unless someone put a front Super Duty "clip" onto an F-800, this truck would appear to have shutters-which 800's did not. Also those front tires were I'm sure not a factory option back then. so if its a 391, that says -"F-800" Shutters say something else.

In any case spotlights would seem to be a give away as to its fire chassis use. And it is a good looking Ford!
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:28 PM
As we once again slide up to Ford Fridays, I have another pic for you. Whats not right here?

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/5437a70c-5750-4a80-ac74-a019.jpg
By EPRSPLIT - Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:47 AM
Wayne,

That old Ford was for sale on Craigslist for $500 or best offer.

I went to look at with the possibility of using it on my farm in

Mississippi.

It just needed to much for me to deal with it at the time.

The flathead V8 was gone and the Y block was just sitting in there.

Pretty solid old truck.

It was over the summer, I don't think I still have the ad or I would

forward it to you.

I can dig around and see.....it was located out in Romoland,

California.
By Eddy Lucast - Friday, February 03, 2012 12:55 PM
Why did that picture remind me of Dan Bruno?
By ronrdrcr - Monday, December 19, 2011 2:57 PM
And now for some big fords

Sitting in Warrenton Oregon







Long wheelbase, caught on I-5 outside Woodland, WA







Caught this one near Deland FL





Back in Astoria



By ESwartzie - Friday, June 22, 2012 3:02 PM
Here's a "still earning it's keep" truck. Powered by a 3406 w/ 13 speed.http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/f1934b84-83cd-4265-aa1c-58ba.jpg

Ed Swartz.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:10 PM
Wrong back window.
By TonyC - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 3:32 AM
1955 Ford trucks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDKL3ktsQ_I&feature=g-vrec&context=G22e08cfRVAAAAAAAAAQ

1959 Ford trucks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=YNvudcbNmyo
By Bill White - Friday, April 13, 2012 5:37 PM

By Wolfcreek_Steve - Friday, February 24, 2012 10:56 AM
Michelle Cole (2/24/2012)
See what all you guys learn by listening to a woman. Here's another refrigerator that is a pretty sharp looker. 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/4860e96b-b217-467a-8e1b-9ade.jpg


At least this one is the right color for a fridge
By Kid - Saturday, December 31, 2011 2:28 AM
huh, there was a pickup and a pie wagon in that pic? didnt notice..
By ppsyclone - Sunday, February 05, 2012 2:23 PM
Looks like a Cook Brothers comversion
By newfie-trucker - Sunday, March 11, 2012 4:20 AM
1966 6x6 ford canadian model



By Bill White - Sunday, May 06, 2012 6:51 PM
1970 F350

By John Suckoe - Monday, February 13, 2012 12:24 AM
Hi looked up my Ford stuff 1965&1966 the tandems started T-700 37000 gross 330 , 361 power ,T-750 41000 gross 361,391 power ,T-800 51000 gross same power ,T-850 51000 gross , T950 78000 gross 401 4V ,401 2V 477 2V, 477 4V 534 4V T-850 D & T950 D V6E-195 T-8000 Cf160, C-160 , C-180   all used rears from 22000 to 60000 lb  Pages were noted with single and 2 speed pusher axels   , 5,8 12 speed trans 3&4 speed aux trans and Allison auto . Only N models had Detroits and N 's  and ran from N-500 20000 gross 240 six to NT-8000 6V-53 power 51000 gross wierd power was 363  Ford Diesel for N-6000 & N-8000 V-6E-195 V8-265 , V-8E-235  and Cat 1673  for H models Standard diesels NHE -180 NHE-195 NH-220 NHE-225 NH-250  Detroit 6-V53 , 6-71 N  Hope that helps  John
By grenfell34 - Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:26 PM
f8000

By Shifty - Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:11 AM
Come on Friday!!

 



 
By grenfell34 - Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:40 PM
bill i think you got it 65  ,bucket seats and console
By goldnugget#61 - Friday, December 23, 2011 4:32 AM
That is a gorgeous truck!
By junkmandan - Monday, April 02, 2012 7:29 AM
Tony-------Thanks for that 53 Ford commercial featuring the "Big Job" of HB Moore of Windham, New York . My best friend who I met in 4-H when I was 15 drove a Ford T tandem for HB Moore for a few years during that era. Dirt and stone hauls in the summer and salt out of the mine in Watkins Glen in winter . I loaned him my military sleeping bag after I got out of the army in '56 because the boss didn't want you to idle the engine unnecessarily . Unfortunately he passed away about 8 years ago with Parkinsons . We had bailed each other out of a lot of scrapes !
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:46 AM
AmtrakBillF40 (1/19/2015)
Michelle, I was told you may know where I can locate a new LTL three spoke steering wheel to put on my 1984 LT9000 ? Any help would be great. I live in Alexandria Virginia. Thanks, Bill


I was fortunate enough to find one for my truck. I will check with my sources and see what I can come up with for you. When I do find something out I will post it right here.
By Michelle Cole - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:52 PM
The V6 Detroit diesel was not avalible in Ford trucks until 1968. I know as far back as 63 the F and T 950s were avalible with the Cummins V6 engine. Starting in 67 the V6 engine powered Fords were labeled as F 8000 series and the F800 and F850 had gas burner engines in them. Then in 68 Cat started makeing what was called Ford V8 diesels and these were an optional engine that was used in the F and T 800 an 850's. The F and T 8000 series still used the V6 Cummins and the V6 Detroit.

Kevin, you will not be able to find a F 750 with the V6 diesel in it. The V6 was never used in the F 750, only in the 800 and larger.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/73177dac-9836-4dab-8410-21cf.jpg

With the 750 and smaller trucks you got the pick up grill and wider front fenders.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/afd5b4d5-0e8a-4263-b4a2-ca40.jpg

When you went from the 750 larger you got the bigger grill and even wider front fenders. BTW, I think this truck is a 8000 series truck, it has the V6 diesel.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:38 PM
Best I can do, powered by Ford. Oh Yeah!
By Bill White - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:55 AM
Wayne, It is a 1938. And a after market tamdem. Ford started in 1953 with the T700, 800 tandem models before that the after market was the only way to get one. Ford and other trucks this size did the work of much larger trucks, and a lot of trucker's got there start with them.

Hope this helps,

Bill
By Bill White - Monday, February 13, 2012 9:55 AM
beautiful rig's from oz

LTL 9000





John Schollocks LTL 9000
By Bill White - Friday, February 03, 2012 2:18 PM
Michelle. you are right 1953-55 C model I have the movie. its a kick.................Bill
By Bill White - Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:31 PM


I like this photo
By 359er - Monday, March 26, 2012 5:22 AM
Michelle, I see in the latest pic of your N the front wheels have 5 holes in them instead of 10. Is that photoshopped too? You see, I pay close attention. That N really would be cool with an extended hood but I prefer the tourquise (sp) color.
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:27 PM
This T-950 is one of my old trucks. I owned the truck when I was living in Colorado. It had a 534 in it. A fellow came along and offered me a price I could not resist on it before I had a chance to do anything with it.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/8a701d5e-3c65-4164-92b5-9e2d.jpg
By Shifty - Sunday, February 26, 2012 10:19 AM
You're right Brocky. They worked well for that.

Here's Ford a neighboring fire department had. Not sure who built the rescue body. A little smaller that the one we had, but still a nice set up.

Was running when it got scrapped. Just needed some repair to the floor where you step up into the driver seat.

My nephew needed a service van at the time, and it would have been perfect for that.

Just couldn't sell the idea to him.





By lewis - Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:00 PM


My brother-in-law Mike, left, and my father Lewie standing next to Lewie's '40 pickup. This pic. was taken about six years ago.
My dad had slowly been restoring the truck over the years but unfortunately didn't live to see it running.
The truck now belongs to Mom who leaves it with a cousin that's taking great care of it.
RIP Dad.
By roKWiz - Friday, February 10, 2012 9:25 AM
Hi guys,

Yeh, thats right Junkmandan, the semi is a LTL.

Park the info I got on them is the green cab chassis is a 600, the White cab chassis on gas is a 500 and the red trayback is a 52' V8. (Love those teeth) Don't know what model it is. Here's a couple more pics of em.

Geoff





By Michelle Cole - Friday, December 16, 2011 6:53 AM
Bob, I was hoping you would post some of your famous Fords on here. I always did love the early LTL's. I would love to have one now but that are so far and few between that it is next to impossible to find one. This is a nice early LTL with the owner operator package.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/ee967d12-3eae-4336-bad0-3e57.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:16 AM
Kevin, the Windsor faimly first came out in 62 as a 221 cubic inch and started growing in 63 as the 260. The 221 version in 62 was used only in the Fairlanes which was also the first year for the mid sized Fairlane. The rest is history.
By newfie-trucker - Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:40 AM
i was told it was a Mercury  and it had a 6v53 in it with 5x4 old dumptruck 

 it is a 66
By eric rhymer - Friday, January 18, 2013 4:27 PM


THIS IS MY FIRST POST AS A NEW MEMBER TO THE FORUM. THIS IS MY TWO N SERIES TRUCKS. GLAD I JOINED ON FORD FRIDAY! I HAVE A LOVE FOR THESE TRUCKS AND BASICALLY ALL FORDS! LOL. THE WHITE ONE IS A 65 N600 WITH A 330/4 SPEED WITH A 6:80 ROCKWELL REAR AND THE FADED RED ONE IS A 67 N1000 WITH A 220 CUMMINS/ 5 SPEED AND 2 SPEED REAR. OH AND THE OTHER IN THE BUILDING IS MY 99 F350 WITH THE 7.3L (DAILY DRIVER).
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:53 PM
grenfell34 (6/17/2012)
michelle glad to see you back the pic looks ok to me ive been tryin to get a shot of that 41 coe for ages it rarly comes out and has less than 10 000 miles on it , it would get a dearborn award in heartbeat!


That is amazing, only less then ten thousand miles on it. It probably drives like a new truck.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Monday, April 29, 2013 3:04 PM
I don't mind the cab height, but it might look better with the fenders lowered about 4" and filler panels between the fenders and hood. All in all, a neat idea though.
By John Stephens - Sunday, December 25, 2011 3:06 AM
A couple more...



By grenfell34 - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 8:06 AM
workin 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/5b691111-4d72-4e41-9c90-1500.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:02 PM
Another interesting note about the 462 Lincoln engine we had in our 67 Lincoln convertible was the power steering pump. The pump was crankshaft driven. The pump was mounted behind the harmonic balancer and was totally hidden. There was a key slot with a woodruff key in the crankshaft and the pump slid up on that key and was bolted to the front cover with two bolts. Then the balancer when onto another woodruff key, and then any pulleys that bolted to the balancer. It was fun to go to a show and ask some guy if he could find the power steering pump. The reservoir sat on the top left of the engine beside and to the lower side of the A/C compressor. The first thing they would do is look at the reservoir and start looking for a pump and the belt that drove it. The car only had two belts on it. An A/C belt and an alternator belt. I stumped more than one person doing that.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/9ee92bf4-d9ce-4e39-a0db-2325.jpg

Note the blue dip stick between the fuel pump and the A/C accumulator, that is the dip stick for the power steering reservoir.
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:20 PM
1934 V8, a very handsome truck.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/997ab1ff-25fe-45e6-9fc6-d3be.jpg
By dashby - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:24 AM
We drove a truck with a Jimmy in it from Liberal, KS to Hinton, OK---never again.  Once was enough.

Dean
By Bill White - Monday, January 23, 2012 3:04 PM
A load of GM'S more than likely professional car chassis

By painter - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 5:42 AM
Here is one I traded for reciently, have to get it moved home
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:02 AM
Mackdaddy (2/11/2012)
 Neat Ford sitting not far from me. Has been in the family it's entire life and they won't part with it. Has rubber band drive, V8 with air brakes, 4x3 tranny with 2 spd rear, customized dash.


Looks like someone has changed out the hood on it. The hood says 750, but the truck is lots bigger than a 750.
By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Saturday, January 28, 2012 8:28 AM
French Concrete in Hawthorne Ca had a fleet of red and yellow chain drive 10 wheel 47 fords as mixers.

the only pitcher i have is in my mind.

I am betting Bill White comes up with a Photo.
By Bill White - Friday, June 15, 2012 2:01 AM
By Bill White - Sunday, April 08, 2012 5:25 PM
This is at Randy’s Roadside BBQ Onsted, MI. sad to see this end up like this

By grenfell34 - Monday, January 23, 2012 8:51 AM
wayne / bill down here most local truckdrivers wear thongs! and i am talkin footwear here?

there nick names are   -chinese saftey boots  and   " go  aheads"     try walkin  backwards in a pair of them things????

the blokes on stock haulage [cattle] wouldnt be seen dead im em !! boots are the go  in the outback

not sure how 25 coulors would  be though
By Don Hancock - Tuesday, March 20, 2012 4:18 AM
Mobile Gym?
By Lance C - Saturday, November 03, 2012 4:03 PM
dirtywhiteboy (12/24/2011)
white line fever...http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/0a5868fa-9cac-4b41-9b6d-aae8.jpg


it's a replica...
By Michelle Cole - Monday, February 13, 2012 5:11 PM
Here is another Mercury.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/92234806-3a45-40ed-afce-bd97.jpg
By FredD - Monday, March 26, 2012 6:02 AM
I posted this picture on Michelle's stretch thread but it is buried back a couple of pages. I thought I had better post it here so she can make plans to get to Harrisburg on the 29th for the auction. Michelle, I also sent you an email but I guess you never got it. This is not mine and I know nothing about it but looks like just what you were looking for.



By Bill White - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:49 AM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/ef7da76e-970a-4e7d-bc67-e1d1.jpg
By Bill White - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 2:11 PM
Thanks Earl, that is a nice LTL
By roKWiz - Sunday, December 06, 2015 5:39 PM
Though posted on the other forum, this is my new toy I'm currently playing with.

76 LN8000, 6V53, RT6610.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/c65883ad-553b-412c-8c56-43e2.jpg
By TonyC - Sunday, April 01, 2012 1:33 PM
1940 Ford trucks:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wik8wUn9S4E&feature=relmfu
By Brocky - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:45 AM
Bill

Thanks. Have not done much to it yket mainly it just needs an external paint job.
By Bill White - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:37 AM
wdegroat (6/20/2012)
Looks like a Farr Air Cleaner. Was that used on certain engines versus the Round can?


Years ago I ordered them for my trucks, they were popular then
By fitzyou - Thursday, December 03, 2015 11:36 AM
Agreed, nice truck.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Sunday, January 01, 2012 6:08 AM
Do we see a Willys in the garage too ??
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 05, 2012 5:06 PM
The nice day cab W with its proud owner is a middle generation W. Note the small F O R D letters above the grill. These showed up about 1968 or 69.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/2e91372f-6eb0-4afa-b3bd-5097.jpg
By kblackav8or - Thursday, June 28, 2012 6:20 PM
I got to see a Thunderbolt a guy had stored away out of sight in Milton Florida. A row of NHRA trophies. It was a cool little speed shop. That was 20 years ago. No idea what has become of the place. A documented original Thunderbolt is worth quite a lot, especially if it has history and retains its racing logs.
By Shifty - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:58 PM
Some may remember John Evans. He's shown here leaning on a customized Ford at his friends garage in Pheonix in 2006.

 

By MikeHarbison - Friday, January 20, 2012 7:47 PM
My 1966 Ford C600,powered by a 300 6 cylinder.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/7dea2350-5fa5-42db-9be6-de5a.jpg
By Bill White - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:17 AM
1969 N600



By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 3:33 PM
Jeff Lakaszcyck (1/1/2012)
Do we see a Willys in the garage too ??


   jeff and michelle this is the best i could come up with on the willys pics, to load it i had to lift the hood and get a chain around the front x member  , when we lifted it with the backhoe   all hell broke loose   about 15 brown snakes came out from under it!!!!  i expected there may be 1 livin under it but not that many!!!!!!  not to many people survive a brown snake bite

By wayne graham - Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:25 PM
Eric. You and Michelle are going to get along just fine. She is on here and also on justoldtrucks.com. She is the originator of Ford Friday. Wayne.
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:23 PM
ESwartzie (3/13/2012)
This willbe a trial run. I know it's not Friday, but Michelle added a picture today, so mayhttp://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/6d343c42-57ea-4424-bd06-bc0f.jpgbe I can get away with it too, while no one (or very few) is watching!

I think this is from Goshen,IN while I was there in college in 1958-59.


It don't have to be Friday to post a Ford. I was looking at the fog lights on the bumper, it looks if though the driver has them turned backwards.
By Michelle Cole - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:29 AM
Here is some education on the 61 to 69 Ford roofs. In 1961 with the new cab style truck the roof was very flat, this flat style roof was used for 61, 62, and 63 and used by all Ford trucks from F-100's to F-1000's. In 64 Ford went with a slightly higher roof raised by about 1". This roof was used on all Ford trucks regardless of size for 1964 and 1965 and continued to be used on the F-100 -F750's untill the pick ups got a new face lift in 67. In late 1965 a raised roof version came out but was only used on the F-800 and larger truck and the N 500 and larger trucks. So if you had a 66 model F-750 it will still have the middle generation roof with the 1" rise as did  the 64 to 66 pick ups. 1966 was the last year for production of this cab style on the pick ups, the cab lasted through 1969 on the F-800 and larger F series and the N-500 and larger N series trucks. In 1967 Ford came out with a new body style for ther pick ups and trucks up to F -700.

Here are a few examples.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/0f43476f-3d73-4a3c-95a8-64f5.jpg

This is  the same cab and roof that was used on the pick up and big trucks alike from 61 through 63. Note the side of the roof, it is curved up right to the

middle of the cab with no brake in the contour. Generally a flat roof except for the sides.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a0520889-8938-42ae-9ff2-2720.gif

This is the 1" raised cab on a 65 model truck, this roof first showed up on the 1964 model, although I have seen a couple of late 63 models with this roof. Note the way the roof comes almost straight up on the side before making a break and contouring over to the middle of the cab. The break can also be seen over the top of the windshield. Also if you look close you can see about the morror about a six inch wide contour that goes from the front to the rear of the cab. This gives strength to the top of the cab and looks pretty cool. This was only used on this generation roof and was not seen on the flat roofs or the raised roofs.

 

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a74e62dd-2b91-434f-88be-564d.jpg

You can clearly see the difference in the 3" raised roof models that came out in late 65. These were only used on the N series truck and the F-800 and above models until they were replaced with the L series in 1970. 
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:46 AM
Raildudes dad (12/21/2011)
http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/45b98e75-b639-44fd-b104-a5eb.jpg

Thanks for the welcome. I was admiring Michelle's 9000 in South Bend. Interestingly, when I checked it out inside, it smells just like mineSmile


Its funny, that they all seem to have the same smell. I know they are exceptions but generally speaking they do. I guess it is the materials that are used in them. I will take this time to welcome you to the board and I do like your truck. Its always good to have another Ford ally on the board, especially with an LTL. 
By Brocky - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:29 AM
Wolfcreek and PZ

Back in the late 50's / early 60's Onondaga Redimix in Syracuse NY had some units mounted on trailers with a drive axle. I believe they were driven off the hydraulic system for the barrell????

Anybody else from CNY happen to remember them??
By Bill White - Friday, March 30, 2012 3:25 PM
1940-42 short one

By Bill White - Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:27 PM




By steelcowboy - Sunday, June 24, 2012 6:52 AM
From The Red Deer,AB show
By John Stephens - Friday, December 16, 2011 4:44 PM
Here is a couple I saved off the internet.

My favorite driver of all time from Wisconsin, Dick Trickle.



Ford factory drag race team.

By Bill White - Friday, June 29, 2012 12:02 PM
1967 FT850

By Red Horse - Saturday, April 07, 2012 4:11 PM
Agree Mr. Van Dyke's Ford is a beauty- I saw it at Colorado Springs. One glaring error however- the 1961 side hood emblems don't match the high roof 66-69 cab.

A beauty in ay case.:)
By Red Horse - Monday, June 25, 2012 3:35 PM
Yes- I thought of that too-but again, never saw an 800 with shutters before.
By Park Olson - Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:26 AM
A few, (5?) years ago, Brad Wike had an early '60's 750 or 800 with a belt drive for sale,,,,332 Lincoln block w/5 & 2sp. I think.
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, March 24, 2012 4:29 PM
Here's my favorite Ford, the very rare extended hood model.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/56802ad5-409b-4fa1-b80d-3fd0.jpg
By TOM GEORGE - Friday, April 20, 2012 5:12 PM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/cbc5a92b-bc9e-4dee-91bf-a48e.jpghttp://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/3f701669-9d9e-4607-b647-13d5.jpg
By roKWiz - Friday, January 13, 2012 4:34 PM
Grenfell,

Heres the original ad. in PDF

Geoff
By roKWiz - Friday, January 13, 2012 4:49 PM
Yeh,

I wanted the trailer more, so I could store my yacht (pic) on it when I wasn't  living aboard and for carting Granite blocks I use for chimney construction.

Still looking for similar only deck needs to be at least 20ft (distance between skeg and twin keels)

Geoff
By kblackav8or - Sunday, July 01, 2012 1:23 PM
Michelle Cole (7/1/2012)
Kevin, the Windsor faimly first came out in 62 as a 221 cubic inch and started growing in 63 as the 260. The 221 version in 62 was used only in the Fairlanes which was also the first year for the mid sized Fairlane. The rest is history.


I knew I was forgetting one.
By TOM GEORGE - Friday, March 09, 2012 4:12 PM
By RICKY352PETES - Friday, January 27, 2012 12:35 PM
With a little wax i think that scratch will come out.!!!
By carlotpilot - Monday, November 30, 2015 2:39 PM
Spook (4/14/2013)
I just have a quick question for the Ford experts, were all CL-9000 cabs on air bags?
later productions were not all on air however most were
By Bill White - Friday, April 20, 2012 11:45 AM
1940 COE

By Bill White - Friday, January 20, 2012 2:01 PM
Michelle, you are one of us not just a gal, and you also are a pal.

Bill
By Paul in MN - Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:44 PM
Michelle,

Isn't the main upper front part of that cab derived from the C series metal? I know a guy who has a 1958 C series, but does that cab go any further back than 1958? My brother had a late 1980's C series with a DD/Allison auto. It would only keep up with freeway traffic on the down hills if there was a good tailwind. He sold it about 6 months ago. He had set it up specially for his septic system repair business, and when he tried to sell it, found there wasn't much market for it. He said "the market for these trucks stinks", but maybe he had not completely washed out the tool compartments, and the stink was not from the "market". He had it setup with about 1/2 of a utility service body, and a small 4 or 5 yard dumper body behind that. A pretty limited market for that combination!

What years was the C cab built? And besides the H model you have pictured, were there any other variations based on this cab?

Paul in MN
By Bill White - Sunday, February 12, 2012 6:19 AM
On the 750 I think also an old fire truck that has redone. i have never seen a fithwheel mounted with channel iron. and the cab lites from IH

i would like to see more photos of the frame if you have  time mackdaddy (looking for the splice)

Bill
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 4:28 PM
f100 at work longbeach shippers 07

By rubbishman - Thursday, July 05, 2012 12:13 PM
I recall someone years ago stating the P-500 UPS package cars (the pre 64 ones with the Ford front cowling) had 292s in them. They were supposedly "souped up" for the constant stop and go and I remember as a kid the unique Ford sound of the starter motors!

I think UPS used the HD version of the 6-300 in the later trucks with the fibreglass front ends.
By roKWiz - Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:19 PM
Some Fords at a recent show down here. Counted very at this event.

Nice example of a W1000 cabover in Australia one of very few here.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/3fe08298-38f0-491a-9f7d-de05.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/d0da2d36-247c-4e4e-a203-1e3f.jpg

LN9000 6V92 powered

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/060532db-520d-4ce9-b2ff-e876.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/f99b1618-0425-4afc-8d92-7b2a.jpg

nice ol F series

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/3067e731-e25e-42d5-83cc-7af6.jpg
By Red Horse - Sunday, April 08, 2012 4:05 PM
Sorry- not used to this web site yet
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:32 PM
Daryl Gushee (3/2/2012)
Michelle Cole (3/2/2012)
Sure wish I was home so I could post a Ford picture for the Friday Ford thread. I will be back home Saturday night.


Don't worry Michelle, I got you covered.

1949 Ford

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/a5af92bb-061f-4218-84d5-6b60.jpg

Another from my collection.
Complete with an old Hobart welder.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/baad51a6-ff38-476b-b4fe-d4c2.jpg


Thank you Daryl, glad to see you are looking out for me.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 13, 2012 4:52 PM
Here are a couple of 40 models from back in the day. At least I think they are, I don't think these are restored trucks.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/b47b2706-6b94-409c-9399-e1d3.jpg
By Richard - Saturday, December 17, 2011 5:22 AM
GEO   Good looking Louisville!   I really like the paint job.  I always thought the L series Fords were good looking trucks --right, Chelle?  The only complaint I ever heard was that lots of parts on them were only available thru  Ford dealers, and therefore $$$.  However, that seems today, years later, that more and more parts , both car and truck, are only available thru the dealers and therefore, $$$$.  Oh well.     How did you feel  seeing your pride and joy  worse for wear?  Like seeing an old beau from your youth all  sloppy and gone to pot!!!!
By Mackdaddy - Saturday, February 11, 2012 7:31 AM
 Neat Ford sitting not far from me. Has been in the family it's entire life and they won't part with it. Has rubber band drive, V8 with air brakes, 4x3 tranny with 2 spd rear, customized dash.
By Bill White - Monday, May 07, 2012 4:58 AM
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:06 PM
I know this is the Ford Friday thread, but I really like that chevy wrecker grille guard
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 13, 2012 3:03 PM
Here is another very nice 36 model panel truck. That is Edsel Ford standing with Henry.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/e9ec18d7-f44d-40c6-826b-da30.jpg
By Richard - Friday, October 23, 2015 5:08 AM
I saw a Ford LT Aeromax working a few days ago. Not many of them left. And this one looked tired, very tired.!
By John Woge - Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:52 PM
Here's my contribution..........

My Dad and his '56 F-800





John
By PZ 1 - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 7:59 AM
Bill White (4/4/2012)
Michelle, The 1957 had single headlights 1958 was the the first for quad lights.

changes to the C-Series trucks throughout its production were very subtle. If anywhere, many of these changes were identifiable by the changes in the cowl insignias and badging. Between 1958 and 1960, the C-Series used a quad-headlight fascia. This was helpful for fire departments who wanted to use the extra headlight bezels for emergency flashers, an option that was offered exclusively to fire, and other emergency vehicles after 1960. In 1961, Ford reverted back to the single headlight design; the regular C-series cab closely resembled the 1957 version. A new Super Duty model was added. Another option included a small sleeper cab.

Take care,

Bill


The turn signal/parking lights in the grill on that one were used on early models. The ones on the sides were added later and at some point after that the lights in the grill were eliminated. It could be that the sleeper was added on or the front panel of the cab was replaced with an earlier one.
By John Suckoe - Monday, March 26, 2012 4:02 AM
Is that a real truck or photoshopped ??? Our old house trucker was WR Meeker had a old autohauler tag axel N , had a big channel front bumper for the rack . Detroit 6-71N powered /10 speer roadranger was the spare truck , fun to drive I used it for trailer spotting but was not afraid to send it down the road with a 80000 load or a 150 ft girder John
By grenfell34 - Thursday, January 19, 2012 1:46 PM
pretty neat eh???

By SCRAPPIE - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:50 PM
I think there is one in shed at the scrap yard.  From when ran the LTL rolloff.
By Michelle Cole - Monday, January 23, 2012 3:41 PM
junkmandan (1/23/2012)
About that nice 56 ex-fire truck with grain body ............Tell me that "wagon wheels"don't make it look "truckly" !    


I would agree, very truckly indeed.
By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:33 PM
Not a truck.

By grenfell34 - Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:58 PM
bill great pics thanks , due to my shoulder progress on the kw has stopped so i dusted off my pickup

its a 51 same model as me and holdin up to time a lot better lol

By AUSSIEWHITE - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:46 PM
Prior to 68 would a Detroit Diesel been called a GM so Ford couldn't put a GM in Ford  :w00t:
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, May 05, 2012 8:48 AM
Here is a rare Ford. This truck is a 1953 P 350. A, P series of that vintage is rare to begin with, but this get even better. It is one of the few old UPS trucks that managed to escape the scrappers torch, so this Ford is an extortionarly rare truck. Note the grill that is pure UPS. For some reason UOS always desgised the grills so they did not look like a Ford or Chevy or what ever make.
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/c17c5c97-f1be-4764-a26c-0fda.JPG
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By Metro Jersey George - Monday, June 18, 2012 9:02 AM
Bill that picture of the Ford reman engines truck brings back memories, Ford Motor co. had an engine rebuilding plant in Fairlawn NJ along River Rd. and for years you would see there trucks in and around the area. I think they closed the plant in the seventies.
By Bill White - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:51 AM
this is it 1986 LTL9000

By Michelle Cole - Friday, March 02, 2012 12:36 PM
Sure wish I was home so I could post a Ford picture for the Friday Ford thread. I will be back home Saturday night.
By Shifty - Friday, February 24, 2012 11:08 AM
Here's a couple Fords from the fire department I belong to.

 

1944 American LaFrance body on a Ford Chassis.

 Came new with a closed cab, but the top was cut off by our DPW shop.

 The older boys wanted to have better visibility on the fire ground.

 Later on in the 1950s they installed a fabric roof made out of a heat reflective material.

 

 



This 1971 Marion on a Ford Chassis replaced it.

 We called it "The bread truck" 

By Brocky - Sunday, January 22, 2012 3:22 PM
Michelle

You would have to stand in line behind me on that beutiful 56!!! I think you are right on the retired fire truck but I would keep the grain box on it. It is too long a wheelbase to look good as a tractor.
By Bill White - Monday, June 25, 2012 4:57 AM
F800 391HD 19000. miles. good bet that it was a Fire truck spotlights and low miles. nice truck.

Bill

By Aaron - Friday, February 03, 2012 2:58 PM
It looks like Bruno passing peach pits, because Rick is about to peel the paint off the doors of the Mack he's driving with an old Autocar.
By John Frances - Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:20 PM
Bad picture but is this a '40 Grico ? The emblem is different than the '39. Picture is dated Sept '40.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/44e3d560-5ddd-4658-b5b8-9f50.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/0a109ffa-23ad-4b82-9430-1858.jpg
By roKWiz - Friday, December 23, 2011 12:50 PM
Here's one for the Ford guys.

Geoff

P.S Don't tell anyone I own a Japanese Ford.

Merry Christmas
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, February 12, 2012 10:57 AM
Where did you get the picture of the 54? I would like some more information on it, Is is an air brake truck? Tell me more.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Thursday, February 23, 2012 8:27 PM
Michelle, Refrigerator Ford? Splane
By Brocky - Friday, January 27, 2012 8:17 AM
Michelle

About 2 years ago theere was another H model in about the same shape in a farmers yard on US 281 just nothe of I-40 Exit 104 in Hinton Okla.
By Bill White - Monday, June 18, 2012 4:54 AM
1946 Sedan delivery Police

By Jesse - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:42 PM
I took these pictures a week or so ago at a construction company about 3 miles from the house. These trucks are parked along the edge of a field adjacent to the construction company's air strip, sand and gravel pit and headquarters. They owned an interest in a Ford dealership, so most of their older trucks are Fords.

I'm never sure where the break not sure if the tandem is a 53.

I noticed the twin-screw, probaby the reason they are hanging on to it. They did a beach project and some of the dump trucks were "saved up" for the next beach sand project, which has been slow in its arrival.

I do not know what their plans are for all this stuff.
By wayne graham - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:10 AM
Bill, Is that a 38 and wonder if it has after market extra axle? Wayne
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, July 01, 2012 8:29 AM
Geoff, the 462 was a very dependable engine and gave very little trouble. I personally liked it better than the 460. It would have made a great truck engine as they are very torquey. Our 67 convertible was a six thousand pound car with fairly big tires and you could burn rubber with it. Surprisingly it would get 16 MPG on the highway. Go here for more http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Forum6.aspx
By Metro Jersey George - Monday, April 29, 2013 11:03 AM
I like the idea but I am not crazy about the cab lift. I know why he had to do it to get the Cummins to fit.
By TOM GEORGE - Friday, March 30, 2012 5:42 PM
By Jesse - Saturday, April 07, 2012 12:50 PM
Here's an Ford Super Duty waiting for redemption. Actually more than one. Look like they were just parked there. Mechanic said that they were used to haul sand at the beach and parked waiting for the next beach job that has yet to come.



By Brocky - Monday, January 23, 2012 6:46 PM
I am with Joe. D. (Chocko):: " Spoke Wheels Rule"!!!!
By grenfell34 - Monday, December 19, 2011 8:48 AM
Bruce Ohnstad (12/19/2011)
Raildude's dad, nice equipment hauler!  A big contractor in Minnesota, Johnson Brothers, had lots of plain jane L9000 pulling lowboys.

The mid 60s Ford Diesels, I didn't know they were 8000 and 9000 models, I thought that series used only 3 digits, such as 950 (except the F1000)  Also, there's no hood scoops on those Diesels, was that later 1960s designs, or using the C Cummins (inline) versus the V 6 or V8 Cummins?  I posted my dads' T950 Diesel a couple years ago on this site.

I can't let this thread go by without posting something, here's a couple BB dump trucks identical to my dad's BB, with the tire carrier.  My dad's looked like these when he got it, but he worked the heck out of it.  We still have it.

Bruce
  bruce those f8000 ,s were built rhd for australia and came in ckd then reassembled.spec was  c180 cummins 5 speed   spicer  2speed eaton rear. the next size down was f750  gas powered. f8000,s only ran for a few years and were a good truck  ford aus replaced them with the english d series coe with 185 cummins v8 and they were a failure  later we got the louievilles
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:31 AM
I remember seeing Trickle running at New Smyna Speedway in Florida in the '80's. He would come down for Speedweeks every February and run every night. Usually won everything too.
By Aaron - Monday, January 23, 2012 4:43 AM
Out here in the West the Cowmen wear tennis shoes so we don't get mistaken for a truck driver.
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, March 31, 2012 12:50 PM
Don Hancock (3/31/2012)
You Did go to Houston


Yes I did Don, that is my truck above, there are several more pictures of it in the LTL stretch thread.
By Freightrain - Sunday, January 29, 2012 2:16 PM
Here's a couple from the Lakeside Sand/gravel show last year.



Sorry, don't have a better one of the dump.
By Roger Martin - Friday, January 27, 2012 4:36 AM
Good thing the old Ford didn't go six feet more or it probably wouldn't have looked so good. Those trees raise cane with sheet metal.
By Bill White - Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:29 PM


nice pair
By grenfell34 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4:57 PM
bill i dusted of another toy that hasnt been out in a while , my 64 sports coupe

By Wolfcreek_Steve - Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:49 PM
I thought all Thunderbolts were cammers.
By Bill White - Monday, May 28, 2012 9:15 AM
Ron, You are most welcome

Bill
By Bill White - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:17 PM


What a trip this thing is
By grenfell34 - Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:57 AM
geoff i think that was a 409 built by that OTHER company????
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, July 01, 2012 11:07 AM
clyde318 (7/1/2012)
Looking at those ramps,the same type we used in the late'70's, still makes my back hurt. They were a LOT lighter than the old steel ramps,though.


David, the ramps or skids as Alan called them came from Auto Convoy, He bought them from the terminal in Houston in the early eighties. I can attest to how heavy they are because I had to get on the other end a few times. He had an open ended box on the side of the trailer with a door on it that he could lock lock them up with. You would shove then in the open ended box toward the front of the trailer and then in the box toward the rear and then close the door and lock it. The center support he carried in the trailer tool box on the other side of the trailer. If you look close you can see the boxes he carried the skids in on the side of the trailer.
By kblackav8or - Sunday, July 01, 2012 9:34 AM
The 90 degree V8 aka the Windsor family 260/289/302/351W was around from what about 63 or so to 2001. The FE from 1958 to 1976. The 385 series 429/460 and truck variations were around from 1968-1997. The 335 which was the 351C, 351M, 400 were pretty short lived in the US. 1970-1982. The Y block was only about 15 years. The flathead about 20. The modern Romeo family has been around 20 years now - 4.6/5.4/6.8. 20 years seems to be about average if you look at the longer and shorter lived engines.
I think one of these Ford GAA's would be a neat engine to have.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_GAA_engine
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 22, 2012 4:00 PM
one of mc niel,s finds

By mrltl9000 - Friday, February 22, 2013 2:10 PM
Is this Nt still around? it would be nice to restore and id be the one to do it.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:08 PM
grenfell34 (1/21/2012)
Jeff Lakaszcyck (1/21/2012)
grenfell34 (1/20/2012)
this 41 is factory built 



That's a beautiful Ute, the '40-'41's have always been one of my favorites. That would be a '40 in the US, the trim is different on a '41. Pics of a '40 and '41 below.





jeff that 41 would be classed as a light truck here  all ute,s were on a car frame  . 41 was a weird year for utes here  ,the first were revamped 40,s with the front sheet metal being the same as the u.s sedan delivery [rare] with a unusual hood waterfall , then mid year they changed to 41 car style ute with the 3 piece grill and 41-48 body style, the roof on this 41 was ugly but was fixed on the 47-48 . due to the war i dont think a 42 car type ute was produced , a mate has both styles of 41 utes ill try n get pics if your interested


So how did that '41 Ute get built with the truck nose ?? Or am I missing some thing ? Like to see the pics too if it is not too much trouble.
By mrltl9000 - Sunday, March 17, 2013 10:47 AM
my 85 LNT-8000 3208t 225hp 7spd direct 44,500 walkers, with 26ft chevron rollback. bought new buy my father. also have a pic of my friend mitch's 89 LTL-9000 used everyday. i also have a pic of my75 LT-9000 8v71 i sold a couple yrs ago.http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/3d755827-e670-4e72-8285-6ecc.JPGhttp://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/acc72fc8-df1b-43d0-bd63-15f9.JPGhttp://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/5efd3b67-9c66-4008-9de6-91ad.JPG
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:25 PM
Spacecraft and trucks, 2 of my favorite subjects.

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By Michelle Cole - Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:05 PM
dirtywhiteboy (12/15/2011)
heres a 96 henryJ i ran cali with in 2000,01...had 425ata kittycat,13 speed with 4:11 rears on 24.5s,..run out bout 83 mph,...but did it up hill as good as down!!!


Love the purple LTLA 9000. We had one that was current red, to me it looked more maroon than red.

 

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By Bill White - Monday, March 05, 2012 11:01 AM
Wayne,

I found this on the Little giant corn dump

Little Giant Portable Elevator Bloomington, IL

Bill
By grenfell34 - Sunday, July 01, 2012 6:29 PM
michelle and bob thanks for the info on the mel combustion chambers

i thought 348-409 "other company' was the only ones like that.

down here in the 70,s the 351 cleveland [351m] was the hot deal in the falcons!!!!

they beat all comers in curcuit raceing

i still get calls from the states lookin for close chamber heads off these engines!

the clevelands were to bulky for sprint cars so a 351 windsor with close chamber

cleveland heads was a winner for us ford guys ford au built a 302 vesion of the cleveland
By roKWiz - Friday, January 27, 2012 2:33 PM
Love those 70's Louisvilles'.

I don't know anything about Fords.

What was the design idea behind the "H" series truck. It looks to me like the cab was designed to fit also on a smaller type truck having the cab mounted low and forward, judging by the fill panel below that sleeper box.

Was that the reason?

Geoff

 

 
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Monday, January 16, 2012 2:45 PM
That is a Grico Twin-Motor tractor, it used two 239 ci flathead V8's, one in the stock location and the other behind the cab. Each engine had a separate driveline to it's own rear axle, and the engines sould be operated independently or under syncronized control. Grico was the Gear Grinding Machine Company of Detroit. That's a nice photo, thanks for posting it.
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:37 PM
Wolfcreek_Steve (6/28/2012)
Bill, look like this?

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Steve, that one is not only a 427 but a Cammer on top of that. That would have to be one bad a$$ car.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, May 11, 2012 4:05 PM
The cabover rubbish truck is a 56 C series Big Job, probably a 700 or 800.

My contribution for the today is this Good Humor truck.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/75bc957e-c2bc-4839-840c-f86c.jpg
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Monday, June 25, 2012 2:06 PM
Back to the Fifties St. Paul, MN. 6-23-2012

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By Shifty - Friday, January 06, 2012 10:58 AM
Here's a former CFCC L9000 I happened across a year, or so ago.

 Somebody converted to a dumptruck.



 I don't think Mr Beam would have approved of the front bumper.
By Bill White - Tuesday, March 20, 2012 4:11 AM
Nice looking but what is it used for

By grenfell34 - Friday, January 13, 2012 4:20 PM
rokwiz (1/13/2012)
Hi Ford people,

I nearly became one of you with this 77 Louisville had a 3208 Cat and a Clarke 5 speed transmission which I'd never heard of. The box and the linerless Cat sort of put me off.

Geoff


wiz is that gadjet still available i have been lookin for one??
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 20, 2012 5:40 PM
Jeff, indeed it does have the Custom Cab badges on the door. That is a sweet 56. I wish it was sitting in my shop.

 

Heres a very restorable 56 Big Job CC fire truck.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/776459b5-61cf-4bb0-a1c3-130f.jpg
By Freightrain - Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:20 PM
Ok............here's all I got.  My first hot rod and a picture of me with NO grey hair(or beard) or cowboy boots, circa spring 1990.  Bought it in 1988 all original stock, still have it today with the 428CJ and 4 spd I put in it back in 1990.

By I-20ONLY - Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:36 AM
The ford ltl 9000 sold for $5000 plus buyers fee and sales tax .
By Terry Tombaugh - Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:40 PM
Michelle,

That LTL was a Ryder spec with a 3406 bumped to 400hp and a 9 speed.

T.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 27, 2012 4:33 AM
Bill, I have that same set of pictures you posted above. It appears that the 59 Fords faired pretty well for what they went through. It don't look like the old 53 is to worst for wear either.

 

Steve, I have to agree with you, the grill guard is pretty cool looking. As a matter of fact the Chevy COE wrecker looks to be pretty well kept.

 

I may as well post another picture since I am here already. This old H model has finally reached the end of the line, it could easily be saved if the right person got it. Get a C cab Ford for a parts truck and you could rebuild this truck. This truck is not far from where I live.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/3351e76e-bd5e-47c0-83ce-03e6.jpg
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Saturday, February 04, 2012 2:45 PM
Here's the old step van cab & chassis Michelle. From Life Magazine in 1951.

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By Michelle Cole - Friday, December 30, 2011 5:31 PM
Some more 56 models.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a73615ba-6046-41b4-805d-c678.jpg

Here is a nice C-600 Big Window, When you get into the big truck the big back windows really get rare. I do not know if this truck is an original big window or not.

 

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/99ee5552-57de-4e6d-8ac9-3b20.jpg

Its a little hard to se, but this truck is a big window too. I have no doubt that this one is an original big window

 
By Bill White - Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:18 PM
1952 F8 another nice one

By grenfell34 - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:49 AM
michelle you forgot us guys from down south!   f8000 ford     c180 cummins- 5 speed spicer - 2 speed eaton

f8000,s were a big seller here and very sort after

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By TonyClemens - Sunday, July 01, 2012 12:20 PM
I had several Ski Nautique inboard ski boats from '84 thru 2000. They all had 351 Ford engines. The first three were rated at 240hp and the last three had the 351 GT40 engines that had from 300 to 310hp. Lots of torque from idle with all these engines. Top speed on these boats was about 45 mph at 4800rpm. They were built for pulling power, not speed.
By MikeHarbison - Thursday, March 08, 2012 5:09 PM
Saw this one today,too muddy too get close.
By Bill White - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:50 PM
NIttany Antique Tractor Show 2010 Ford 8n w/v12 Lincoln

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xOb_s1lQ78
By Freightrain - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:25 AM
Looks very 80's era.  Cool in it's own right. 
By White9064TD - Monday, January 30, 2012 6:52 AM
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By Brocky - Monday, January 02, 2012 3:12 AM
Michelle

That truck has the 56 grille insert. I have seen others the same. A neighboring farm has a F-600 like that that is registered as a 56.

Did Ford start the 56 model year with the 53 to 55 cab before the 56 wrap around windshield cab came out?? Or did Ford put the 56 grille in the last of the 55's??? If so how many did they make??
By Bill White - Friday, January 13, 2012 12:33 PM


one nice 39
By Bill White - Thursday, January 05, 2012 5:12 PM
Michelle, my favorite was the 55 also.

Bill
By Burco359 - Friday, April 20, 2012 12:52 PM
Bill; Picture,of that old Ford was the

company my friend was president of and I have been collecting pictures of there trucks. When the company closed up I tryed to buy the C.C.C. highway name. I'm going to try to down load the picture. Thanks for great picture.
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 5:44 PM
michelle unfortunately  this disease is hereditary i got it from my dad a long time ago and your on the money  55 f100
By herters - Friday, January 20, 2012 12:31 AM
Every week I drive by the salvage yard west of Pella and drool over the two really nice Fords they have.  Someone needs to remind me to stop and take pictures.  One is a 54/56, cannot tell them apart, 350 or 450 grain box that looks near perfect.  The other is a 37? oval grill with a tank body, it too is near perfect.  A 41? fire truck is there also but missing a few parts.

I am not really a Ford man but that grain truck would look good in my driveway. 

Just out of highschool I worked for Ames Readymix and they had a 450 flatbed with a V8 and fourspeed.  That was one fast truck, never got it on the highway but around town it was quick.  Wish I knew what engine was in it.  The grain body truck looks a lot like it.

Ken
By Paul in MN - Monday, February 13, 2012 8:04 PM
That Dodge probably had a "real" hemi truck engine. I don't know if the truck hemi was any different than the car hemi of the same era. As the Fords are 1958, I'd guess the Dodge to be a 1956 or 1957. I think the Dodge trucks came with 4 headlights in 1958 as most of the cars and other trucks did the 4 headlight change in 1958.

Anybody know the drivetrain options for those Dodge trucks? Purely a WAG, but probably a 5 speed tranny with a 2 speed RA. The gasser hemis had a much wider RPM range than diesels of that period, and thus did not need as many gears as the 5 and 4 speed boxes that were common to the diesel equipped trucks.

Just trying to remember back, and the memories of the Dodges are a bit fuzzy.

Paul in MN
By Michelle Cole - Monday, February 13, 2012 5:32 AM
Good information John. There were so many variations in the 60's on these trucks that it is hard to keep up with all the changes.

This N was a pretty clean truck when I saw it on Flee Bay a few years ago. It is powered by a 391.

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By newfie-trucker - Thursday, February 02, 2012 11:54 AM
Park Olson (2/2/2012)
OH-OH,,,,Michelle will want one of them now,,,,,:D


 

yes Park you are right she will want one like that or make hers into one lol
By Brocky - Saturday, December 31, 2011 6:16 AM
Dan

That is a 51 or 52. I cannot tell which is about the only difference was in the medalion in the hood side bar and the placement of the word Ford above the grille.

The 53 came out with the a new cab style that t6hey used thru early 56.

As Michelle said the larger 52's and up used the OHV 317 Lincoln engine
By Bill White - Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:30 PM
Lynn, I will repost a 1938 with converter dollie for you..........................Bill

By Michelle Cole - Monday, January 16, 2012 5:08 PM
The body's for the Thorco were built by the Checker company, the same people that builds the Checker Cabs. They took a regular cab over Ford and modified it from there. During one of the Intermountain chapter shows in Colorado Springs about 93 or 94 Tom Warren told me the history of these trucks. One engine drives the front axle and the other engines drives the rear axle. The two transmissions were shifted by one lever. One clutch pedal released both clutches. If one of the engines quit, you pull a pin and disconnect the transmission on the dead engine, put it in neutral and keep on trucking on one engine. During WWII there was a Ford dealer in just about every town in the country. They would limp into the next town on the one engine to the nearest Ford dealer and get the needed repairs. The major components were pretty common with other Ford trucks except for the rear ends. The trucks would often travel with three men, a driver and a co driver, that is a small bunk behind the seats and one could sleep there. The third man was an armed guard to prevent sabotage. One man would stay with the truck at all times when it was loaded. There were three major destinations for the assembly of the B-24 Liberators, Long Beach CA. Tinker Army Air Fiend in Oklahoma, and Carswell Field in Ft. Worth, TX.

Here is another twin engine Ford it is not related to the Thorco but still unique in its own way. This one had the twin 6's

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/3c020cb4-5738-4eab-9149-5eda.jpg 

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By Shifty - Friday, December 16, 2011 4:41 AM
Here's a L9000 I drove a lot of miles way back when.

 It had been a twin screw. Carolina cut it down, and made a single axle out of it.

 I drove it about 7 or 8 years mostly on country peddle.

By newfie-trucker - Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:30 PM
By newfie-trucker - Sunday, April 08, 2012 2:53 AM
Michelle i would think he is from ont or quebec lookibng a the tridem and paint job on the truck.. canadian drivers mostly will polish their trucks south of the border in the warm weather so we can have more time at homee when we get home lol
By Bill White - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:22 PM
Brocky, Mico lock Lever Lock



Brocky (6/26/2012)
Bill and Red Horse

Another clue on the F-800 being a fire truck is on the interior shot the valve mounted on the steering column where a trolly valve would be is the parking lock for hydraulic brakes. This was a common feature on many fire trucks, you appplied the brakes, pulled the lever over and it did not allow the brake fluid to return to the master cylinder.
By Bill White - Sunday, January 29, 2012 12:39 PM
some N models





anyone know about this jewell
By kblackav8or - Saturday, June 30, 2012 3:06 PM
The 430 MEL Lincoln / Mercury engine was referred to as the "Bulldozer". They were supposedly way ahead of their competitors in their day in torque production. I think some of the Marauders used the 430 MEL motor.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Sunday, December 18, 2011 5:20 PM
Raildudes dad (12/18/2011)
Ford Fridays finally got me to join the forum after reading it for a while:) Here's my L - a 1987 LTL 9000 with a 1982 Big Cam 300 Cummins, 10 speed Eaton, spring suspension:( . It was originally built with a Cat and owned by Eastern Lift Truck Co out in NJ. I'm backing it on the SS Badger late August in Ludington MI on my way to Minneapolis MN to pick up a 1942 T9 Trackson Swingcrane.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/45b98e75-b639-44fd-b104-a5eb.jpg


If you don't mind me asking what did that ride across the lake cost? I live in the middle of Wisconsin and occasionally make a run to Kalamazoo, I hate going through Chicago and going around the top end takes a lot of extra time.
By Shifty - Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:11 AM
Tim

 Thanks for shareing the memory.

 Takes some practice, but if you crop the pictures when you scan them it will make them full size.

        Steve
By skeeter - Thursday, March 08, 2012 1:15 PM
88 model..... cummins power and neway airride...... been sitting abandon at a local garage for bout 15 years......not a bad truck.. can be bought.....
By Jesse - Thursday, February 02, 2012 4:11 PM
Conversion from vacuum to electric wipers? 
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:14 AM
How about this hansome brute.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/066ebee6-95df-411e-9cc7-5c4a.JPG
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 20, 2012 3:58 AM
Bill White (1/20/2012)
U got it right, i would love to hear that baby run..................Bill


Sometimes the old Gal can supprise you, huh Bill. I have never seen that tractor of any pictures of it either.
By TEWHITEIV - Sunday, February 05, 2012 1:18 PM
Dennis Wells AKA Smiley (1/28/2012)
French Concrete in Hawthorne Ca had a fleet of red and yellow chain drive 10 wheel 47 fords as mixers.

the only pitcher i have is in my mind..


Dennis, here's some pics of a 10 wheel chain drive truck.



By newfie-trucker - Saturday, January 07, 2012 12:23 PM
Michelle  no it is a ex North American van lines truck and yes a dodge coe parked beside it
By Bill White - Saturday, March 24, 2012 5:38 PM
We can call it the Mary Kay Truck
By RICKY352PETES - Monday, January 05, 2015 2:50 PM
One for Keven black I know you like those ford.http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/36d57b13-62dd-4d47-9466-71bf.jpghttp://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/547ad631-4cab-41c5-b6a6-d37a.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:20 AM
[quote]rokwiz (12/24/2011)
Hi again,

The sleepers look the same as a standard Louisville ones sold here. The later models look to have square headlights

Sourced from trucksales.com.au              Geoff

http://www.trucksales.com.au/buy/details.aspx?R=10898005&__Qpb=1&Cr=2&__Ns=p_StockRankSort_Int32%7c1%7c%7cp_Make_String%7c0%7c%7cp_Model_String%7c0%7c%7cp_Year_Int32%7c1%7c%7cp_StockPrice_Decimal%7c1&__N=1550%201552%201715%201601%201602%204294958828%204294958746%204294964561%201875&silo=1701&PriceTo=1875&seot=1&__Nne=15&trecs=20&__sid=13471040B852[/quote]

Geoff, I think you have solved the mystery of 40" KW looking Aero sleeper. It appears to be stock from down under. Now I am wondering if that same Aero sleeper comes in 60 or 70" lengths.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Friday, February 10, 2012 1:21 PM
What year did ford switch from F-1 to F100 and on up the line?
By Metro Jersey George - Monday, June 25, 2012 12:24 PM
We had a local fire dept that had an F-800 pumper with that front sheet metal on it, it was a gas job, maybe it has something to do with it being a fire truck engine running full speed while pumping? The front flotation tires are another story.
By Bruce Ohnstad - Monday, December 19, 2011 4:02 AM
Raildude's dad, nice equipment hauler!  A big contractor in Minnesota, Johnson Brothers, had lots of plain jane L9000 pulling lowboys.

The mid 60s Ford Diesels, I didn't know they were 8000 and 9000 models, I thought that series used only 3 digits, such as 950 (except the F1000)  Also, there's no hood scoops on those Diesels, was that later 1960s designs, or using the C Cummins (inline) versus the V 6 or V8 Cummins?  I posted my dads' T950 Diesel a couple years ago on this site.

I can't let this thread go by without posting something, here's a couple BB dump trucks identical to my dad's BB, with the tire carrier.  My dad's looked like these when he got it, but he worked the heck out of it.  We still have it.

Bruce
By Bruce Ohnstad - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 5:06 PM
my dad's 1956 T 750 dump truck had a grille guard like Brocky's 55.  The T 750 tandems with 8.25:20 tires and a 4 and 3.  It was fast.

Bruce
By Bill White - Saturday, March 24, 2012 3:04 AM
Tom, Your Truck farm is growing N's

Take care

Bill
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:55 PM
[quote]Bill White (1/20/2012)
NIttany Antique Tractor Show 2010 Ford 8n w/v12 Lincoln

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xOb_s1lQ78[/quote]

OK Bill, that's my new favorite Ford tractor !
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 01, 2012 4:01 PM
grenfell34 (1/1/2012)
michelle   this is my first parts chaser now in oz  outside my favorite"store"  its retired now and only used to go to town and get the beer so it only gets used twice a day



 
Very sweet parts chaser. Caribbean turquoise. I also have a 65 F-100 that I think you have seen. I guess I could post a picture of it for the rest that have not seen it since this is a Ford thread.http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/bc3eab2b-8834-4e0e-9293-ee21.jpg
By Jim Herriot - Saturday, December 17, 2011 10:44 AM
... Nigel's new old CL 1979 435 DD on neway...Jim.;)

 



By Brocky - Friday, June 29, 2012 7:27 AM
Here are a couple of Fords at a local Farm Days show. Do not know exactly what these engines are.

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By Bill White - Monday, July 09, 2012 5:28 PM
1936 Ford hauling Mack in L.A.

By grenfell34 - Thursday, February 02, 2012 5:01 PM
By wayne graham - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:13 AM
Steve, The first one actually did as good as you could expect from one of those things but the second one would not stay out of the shop long enough to earn it's keep. Driver went to sleep and turned it over so it was a mercy killing. Insurance totaled it and that was great. Wayne
By RICKY352PETES - Friday, January 06, 2012 6:26 PM
Must not be any more advertisement in town. NICE RIDE!!!!
By Roger Martin - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5:42 AM
Eddy I got a new 850 in 66 with the high roof. Only thing was if you sat up in the seat like a real truck driver they didn't raise the door windows nor the windshield so you kinda had to hunch down to see out of it. Maybe that's where the Pete drivers got their start!! lol
By Bill White - Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:01 AM
Michelle Cole (6/30/2012)
Another interesting note about the 462 Lincoln engine we had in our 67 Lincoln convertible was the power steering pump. The pump was crankshaft driven. The pump was mounted behind the harmonic balancer and was totally hidden. There was a key slot with a woodruff key in the crankshaft and the pump slid up on that key and was bolted to the front cover with two bolts. Then the balancer when onto another woodruff key, and then any pulleys that bolted to the balancer. It was fun to go to a show and ask some guy if he could find the power steering pump. The reservoir sat on the top left of the engine beside and to the lower side of the A/C compressor. The first thing they would do is look at the reservoir and start looking for a pump and the belt that drove it. The car only had two belts on it. An A/C belt and an alternator belt. I stumped more than one person doing that.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/9ee92bf4-d9ce-4e39-a0db-2325.jpg

Note the blue dip stick between the fuel pump and the A/C accumulator, that is the dip stick for the power steering reservoir.
Chelle, a friend has a Lincoln with that p/s pump I had it off and rebuilt it a few years ago. you wouldn't beleave the trouble I had finding parts.
By grenfell34 - Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:17 PM
f750 with aussie fuel tanks lol

By Michelle Cole - Saturday, December 31, 2011 7:20 PM
If you look at the engine closely you will see it has a front distributor. The Lincoln engine and the Y block Ford both had a rear mount distributor like a Chevy engine. The engine in that truck has been replaced with a later model Ford engine, either a big block FE motor or a small block Windsor engine.
By jeeperscreepers - Sunday, June 24, 2012 2:14 PM
Here's one I saw last night at a local cruise in. Really nice.
By newfie-trucker - Monday, January 30, 2012 4:04 AM
Michelle Cole (1/29/2012)
Bill White (1/29/2012)
some N models

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/76cc085e-39eb-45ec-9418-b284.jpg


http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/d5061041-d586-4266-a63d-9bdc.jpg



Bill, the N in the top picture used to have a sleeper on it, somewhere I have a picture of it with the sleeper. The N in the bottom picture belongs to Ed Wistl. He lives in Wisc. He had that truck at the Southbend show. Both the trucks pictured above have 6-71 Detroits in them.


 

the top truck used to run fresh fruit and vegitables  from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland weekly for years ..  she wasnt fast but it was steady runner  the sleeper was taken off to be repaired
By Bill White - Friday, May 25, 2012 6:12 PM
1936

By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 1:33 PM
If Scrappy can't find one I will keep an eye pealed on Flee Bay and in other places, they are still around, I see them for sale from time to time. Let us know if you find one Scrappy.
By junkmandan - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:09 PM
Swishy must be asleep,so I'll agree those darn Jimmy[GM Diesels] were loud and terrible.............but those Deeeeeeeeeeeeeetroits were a whole new ball game ! Sweet as honey.....Smooth as a baby's rear......Good moneymakers...........and put bread on my table !    What more could you ask for ?

Wayne G. -----------Sounds like you enjoy punishment   !
By Bill White - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:51 AM
1949 in Hague Netherlands

By Daryl Gushee - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 4:00 PM
I don't think I put pictures of this ol Marmon Herrington / Snogo here yet.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/6ad310dd-5981-4714-a83b-3f39.jpg
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:19 PM
Like this?

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/3c8f2d78-ba17-497d-bdde-0456.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/303bccaf-b306-407a-adec-96fd.jpg

Michelle, you're a sweetheart!
By newfie-trucker - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 12:16 PM
bill that ltl9000 is/was a Arnold Brothers truck from Winnipeg Manitoba they run all over canada and the 48 states plus time to time alaska
By grenfell34 - Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:20 PM
bill that 54 coe is a aussie truck
By grenfell34 - Friday, January 06, 2012 8:47 AM
michelle thi is my 56 beater  found the grill deal when i thru it together

By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Sunday, January 01, 2012 7:13 AM
Those are great pictures Erv. I've always thought the Mt Washington auto road is the most spectactular road in the country. My first time up was riding in a Volkswagon Campmobile while getting a real good look at all the sheer dropoffs. It's certainly no Sunday drive hauling those fuel tankers up and back.
By Richard - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:54 AM
Yup   The T950  Ford belongs to Mason-Dixon chapter member and editor  (for life)of our chapter  newsletter , Allen Fisher of Frostburg, MD.  It is powered with a DD 6V71 (or is it a 6V92 Hmmm. ) Anyway it is a 6V something.  Allen also owns a very nice 1947 Ford 1 1/2 ton  that he brings to our Tri-State show.  Allen has been to all 7 shows, but the T950 may not have been. Oh, I forgot about the 1970's Ford pickup he also has.  Do you note a pattern here?
By wayne graham - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:32 PM
Bob, I will never get tired of these pictures. Wayne
By Erv Bickford - Sunday, January 01, 2012 11:22 AM
Glen, Mt. Washington  Auto Road   New Hampshire, U S A        8  miles long ,   1 mile  vert. rise,  12.5%  ave. grade to  18% in places.   Fun  trip.   Erv. Bickford
By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:34 PM
One more truck.

By Park Olson - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:02 AM
Whoa,, that '55 is an oddball rig, 18 wheeler, over cab rack off the front,,,,,:w00t:,,,bunk box,,,and no diagonal bracing on the top rack,,,,,homemade dealer rig ?
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:20 PM
I can't believe that we are coming up Ford Friday once again. I am saluting one of my favorite Ford tractors the one that propelled Ford into the class 8 market back in 1961, the venerable H model.

This is a nice example of a day cab model from back in the day.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a5c27ba8-3de0-4faf-b859-f681.jpg
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 6:04 PM
Michelle Cole (1/1/2012)
That looks like a 53 54 or 55, from the emblem on the side of the hood I would say it is a 55. You are as bad as I am about hauling old trucks home.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/5847acb5-705d-4dd6-8df6-aac3.jpg
michelle that looks like a 55 with a 56 grille haulin a 56 coe cab and a custom cab 53  how am i doin????
By rubbishman - Thursday, July 05, 2012 7:11 AM
One engine I always wondered about was the 292 V's, I know that the P-series chassis had these before the 300-6, along with many other Ford cars and trucks.

A brief history anyone?
By RICKY352PETES - Thursday, January 19, 2012 1:47 PM
I can't see are those oklahoma license plates?????
By Michelle Cole - Monday, January 02, 2012 5:54 PM
Brocky (1/2/2012)
Michelle

That truck has the 56 grille insert. I have seen others the same. A neighboring farm has a F-600 like that that is registered as a 56.

Did Ford start the 56 model year with the 53 to 55 cab before the 56 wrap around windshield cab came out?? Or did Ford put the 56 grille in the last of the 55's??? If so how many did they make??


Brocky, I guess it is possible that some 55 grills were put in 56 models, but I rather think that it was done by an individual at some point over the years. I suspect that the grill in my truck along with the grill in the truck you are talking about were damaged and the 56 grill was what the owner happend to find first to he used it. Here is another picture of the same truck after I painted it and installed a 55 grill in it. In my opinion the 55 grill is one the pretiest of the 53 to 56. I did however like the idea of the chrome grills in the Custon Cab models of the 56.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/aeb4c277-4e08-4ade-820a-02ff.jpg 
By FBHOMER - Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:04 AM
I was 12 when he got that truck. I was excited until I opened the door and only seen one gearshift. I said that this was a sissy truck. Dad said why do you say that? I told him and he laughed and said that the little button on the side did the same thing as the other stick did but used air. I said I guessed it was okay. I rode alot of miles in that truck until '79 when he got a new Mack
By Bill White - Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:05 AM
1963 N

By wayne graham - Saturday, January 07, 2012 4:02 AM
Greenfell, I like your operation and neat pick-ups. I had a 38 Ford half ton one of those things I wish I had back. I was born in 45 so not much around same age as me cause of the war. If I can figure out how I would like to come to your truck show in 15. Wayne
By Shifty - Tuesday, February 07, 2012 1:03 PM
By Jesse - Wednesday, February 08, 2012 5:47 PM
Michelle:

Biggest seller of air brakes to fire departments was "Emergency" and the use of Grover Stutter-Tone horns on emergency apparatus. 

Most fire departments were scared of having to lose time waiting for the air to build up after the truck had been sitting for a while.   Most fire trucks weighed less than 20,000 pounds then, with even larger trucks weighing in at 30,000 pounds, so if you had good brakes you did get stopped.   

Our first air brake fire truck had a "quick build-up tank" a small tank isolated from the two other air tanks.  I've heard it called a "wet tank" cause it gets the water first.   You could drain all the air, start the engine and have brakes after driving the length of the truck.  As long as the gage said "40 psi" you were good to go.   

There was no redundancy in either system, no dual master cylinders and no spring brakes for air. 
By FBHOMER - Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:07 AM
This is one of the trucks my Dad drove for Sharp Bros. Contracting Co. KCMO. It is a 72 L9000 with a 318. air 4x4, air steering,am radio, no a/c.

He was hauling a mid 60's Super Duty Ford with a Bucyrus-Erie H-5 crane on it to Houston where it was to go overseas.

That's my Mom in the picture, she went on that trip from Kansas City with him. We lost Dad in 1987 at 53 years old and Mom in 2008 at 73.
By wayne graham - Sunday, December 18, 2011 6:22 AM
Steve, He was one of the toughest dudes to ever sit in a race car. These light weights today with power steering and cool suits and ac helmets could not have made a hundred laps with him in July back then. Wayne
By Don Hancock - Sunday, January 22, 2012 1:36 PM
The sand was not warm between the toes HA HA HA HA
By Robert J - Friday, January 13, 2012 7:29 AM
Bed looks to be on short side while front fenders have an odd contour to them looks like.

Never mind - I see Michelle provided the answers. I was reading from the earlier posts and responded before I saw her reply... :blush:
By Toby_S - Friday, May 25, 2012 12:25 PM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/ccaea120-4fd5-44d2-a624-d8c8.JPG1923 TT
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:59 PM
No, they were wedge motors, the Cammer package was availible over the parts counter at the Ford dealers and you could convert you wedge motor to a cammer.
By Park Olson - Friday, February 10, 2012 2:47 AM
rokwiz, the green '57 would be a 600 in the states, 500's had 5 lugs into the mid 60's here,,,,
By Bill White - Monday, January 23, 2012 7:03 PM
I always liked dayton wheels
By Bill White - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 11:17 AM
This is a new memeber (Kurt) to the site's Grandfathers CL 9000

Bill

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By Bill White - Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:49 AM


1936



1937
By Bill White - Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:30 PM


now this is a nice bobtail
By eric rhymer - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:28 PM
wayne graham (2/17/2013)
Eric. You and Michelle are going to get along just fine. She is on here and also on justoldtrucks.com. She is the originator of Ford Friday. Wayne.


Thanx Wayne, I've seen michelles website and her truck has inspired me to start restoring my N1000. Her truck and knowledge of these trucks can sure make a man jelous.
By Bill White - Wednesday, March 07, 2012 1:19 PM
H

By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 6:40 AM
Wolfcreek_Steve (12/20/2011)
Like this?

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/3c8f2d78-ba17-497d-bdde-0456.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/303bccaf-b306-407a-adec-96fd.jpg

Michelle, you're a sweetheart!


I love the little Econoline mini truck. It would look good sitting beside Wayne's (359er) mini Pete and trailer.
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:27 PM
I don't remember where I got the picture now, the former owner may have sent it to me. I have a lot of people that sees my webpage on the N series trucks and writes me asking questions or sends pictures of trucks for sale.
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, April 21, 2012 4:08 AM
randyjinla (4/21/2012)
The FT-8000 sure looks older than a 75, due to the cab style, its a bump side, ford stopped building them in 72. The emblem on the side of the hood loos like a 67-68 style, because it doesn't have a reflector in it. Or was it built and sold in South America?


Your right, if it was made in this country it is definately not newer than 72. The 72 model was the last year for the bumpside. It could have possibly been a prototype that never went into production.
By TEWHITEIV - Sunday, February 05, 2012 3:17 PM
Bill White (2/5/2012)
looking at the fence is it Dons


Yes Bill, it's at Don's.  What year is the truck??
By Catless - Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:18 PM
It looks like those "fog" lights are spot lights like on the roof and windsheild pillars
By Brocky - Sunday, March 04, 2012 5:20 PM
Bill and Michelle

That is a neat Coke truck. Long wheelbase!!

I thought it was 54 before Ford came out with a twin screw?? Would this have been a tag axle or one of the conversions Don Chew was talking about in Old Time Trucks?? Possibly an "in house" shop build??
By FBHOMER - Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:04 AM
Thanks, Eddy. My wife scanned it and sent it to me and it was alot bigger LOL.
Wayne, Dad done it right. Always used the clutch. When I seen the YouTube video of "Fred going thru the gears" I almost cried.
Took me back to my childhood. It'son my phone under favorites.
By bruehawk - Saturday, March 31, 2012 12:38 AM


This old LTL lived at Broken Hill in western NSW, Aust. a few years back.
By Daryl Gushee - Friday, March 02, 2012 1:26 PM
Michelle Cole (3/2/2012)
Sure wish I was home so I could post a Ford picture for the Friday Ford thread. I will be back home Saturday night.


Don't worry Michelle, I got you covered.

1949 Ford

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/a5af92bb-061f-4218-84d5-6b60.jpg

Another from my collection.
Complete with an old Hobart welder.

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/baad51a6-ff38-476b-b4fe-d4c2.jpg
By Don Hancock - Sunday, January 22, 2012 1:19 PM
Hey Bob I sent you an E Mail today
By ronrdrcr - Friday, February 17, 2012 2:11 PM
Here is a long wheelbase CLT I caught heading Southbound on I-5 going into Portland OR

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/5fb9a4f3-8200-4e32-8bbd-da16.jpg

Shot this one a couple years ago repairing a dock in Astoria OR

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/55973d95-01ec-4b24-9414-18e6.jpg

Found this old mail truck for sale outside of Deltona FL

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/760f2896-a618-4ec6-b770-80b6.jpg

I thought this one was left for dead a few years ago, but lo and behold they atarted moving it around and using it before I moved from OR this last summer

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a5462a56-2e75-47ec-826c-8312.jpg

Ron
By newfie-trucker - Friday, January 13, 2012 10:31 AM
Michelle is that the same truck as the green one you showed before?? if it is another thing is ford on front and mercury on back lol   what is that box under the lisencee plate in the last pic?
By Brocky - Friday, February 24, 2012 10:45 AM
Park

I definately know that the 73 Chevy P/U I bought new was a "Rust Bucket"!!!!!! iT EVEN RUSTED OUT THRU THE TOP CENTER OF THE ROOF.. I always sait it was made out of used steel beer cans.. 
By Burco359 - Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:55 PM
One of our club members { Tom Peirce ] from Mich. had one of these at his auction in 1993 or 1994. It was pulled by one of those COE Ford with twin ford flatheads. I think that the tralier went to the scarp yard. I think that it was 56 ft. long and hauled from the Willow run bomer plant in Ypsilanti,Mich. and I understand it hauled to Texas. Ford built the B-24 bomer.
By steelcowboy - Thursday, August 09, 2012 9:01 AM
I seen a while ago that someone was making a real replica of this truck. Does anyone know if it has been finished or what has happened with it??
By rubbishman - Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:45 AM
1957 I suspect this had to be overweight even before it was fully loaded.http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/28ad0591-e573-4303-8b96-4413.jpg
By Eddy Lucast - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 5:14 AM
I had to be a Ford guy, one of my best friends was a mechanic in the Ford dealer. On the farm we used Ford equipment, the tractors were a Ford 2000, 4000 and a 8000. The combine was painted blue and had Ford on it. Even the 9 bottom plow was blue and had Ford on it. LOL We did have a 46 Chevy 1 1/2 ton truck but it just sat in a shed.
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, July 01, 2012 4:53 PM
I like the picture Bill. The steering wheel is on the wrong side though.

You can see more pictures here. http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Default.aspx
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 22, 2012 4:00 PM
one of mc niel,s finds

By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:07 PM
Never, just wishing you would line them up.

Thanks for posting.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:11 PM
It does look different, but did they have them in 57? Might be a regular convertible.
By W71Mack - Monday, January 23, 2012 3:24 PM
I saw a picture on the wall at Mercy Hospital where some of the C-600s are performing new assignments in Middle-Eastern countries, such as harvest trucks.
By mrltl9000 - Sunday, March 17, 2013 10:50 AM
http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/e11fe14f-12f2-4041-91fb-654e.JPG
By Bruce Ohnstad - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:33 AM
Originally the 950 Fords had V 6 Cummins.  They have a loud, sharp rap to them.

Bruce
By mrltl9000 - Friday, February 22, 2013 2:12 PM
The one one page 11 that has the farr air pre cleaner log truck specs?
By Jim Rose - Thursday, July 05, 2012 12:00 PM
I remember hearing the noise of the Fords going by with the Y Block 239s that had quit oiling the rocker arms. The 6 cylinder OHV Ford engines were a winner from day one.
By EPRSPLIT - Friday, January 20, 2012 6:54 PM
1953 Ford F350 flatbed, Y block 292, industrial three speed on the column, lots of potential.





By Brocky - Sunday, December 18, 2011 2:22 PM
Dad

Welcome to the board.. Glad to have another Ford man here..

Michelle needs all the support she can get!!
By John Stephens - Friday, February 03, 2012 6:27 AM
Hey, Does this count? Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters) From IT`S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD.

Couldn`t find a picture of the truck, Just this interior shot.



:D
By Bill White - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 6:03 PM
I like it Brocky,

Bill
By willyrem - Sunday, March 03, 2013 9:38 AM
badgoat (3/2/2013)
willyrem (2/18/2013)
[quote]Lance C (11/8/2012)
From Armed and Dangerous



1975 Ford WT-9000 and 1986 Ford CL-9000



Hi Lance C, i go past the Ford on the right in the lower pic every week in NH. If i ever see the owner out in the yard i'm going to stop and ask why 'Hurricane' is written on the cab.

Charles


Here's the story on "Hurricane" http://www.caboverkings.com/page-7.php[/quote]

Thanks for the link badgoat, they sound like a couple of characters !

Charles
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:15 PM
Actually guys, Jeff got it right. Marmon Harrington built a Surburban type vehicle in 1949 and it was dubbed the Ranger. Previous to that M/H converted Ford station wagons to four wheel drive for oil companies for getting management and other personell out to rigs and for oil exploration, but when Ford went to independent front suspension in the 1949 passenger car that ended. So they started building the carry all body to the Ford truck and called it the Ranger. After they quit making the Ranger the name went dormant until 1965 when the Ford built the sporty version of the F-100 with the bucket seats and called it the Ranger. Actually the Ranger was not much more than a panel truck with windows and rear sets and four wheel drive.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/b89c7183-9bb8-4a46-8ee4-da23.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, December 31, 2011 4:05 AM
The ol Ford had a later model Ford engine it, couldn't see it wll enough to tell if it was an FE or a Windsor.

Jesse, Ford used the Lincoln OHV V8's in their big trucks starting in 1952 when Lincoln got the OHV V8. They used them until through 1957. In 1958 Ford got the big block V8 and the Super Duty V8's. Even though Ford got their own OHV V8 in 54 the Lincoln engines were larger displacements and better suited for the larger trucks. The F600 and smaller trucks from 54 to 57 still got the vunerable Ford Y blocks or 272 and 292 CI.

John, I tend to agree with you about the truck possibly being a tractor at one time.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/6b016dc8-698c-496e-aee3-dd15.jpg

Here's a nice 50 model F8. Note the Markel decal on the left front fender. There was a time when just about every truck on the road had one of them when there were the largest truck insurer in the country.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, December 23, 2011 4:14 AM
I think this dozer bladed bumper LTL was either in or on its way to a parade. This Ford also sits on a Peterbilt chassis, note the battery box and fuel tanks. I love the colors on this truck, red and black always was one of my favorite color combinations.

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/37eba1a6-fbcd-4b2d-81a3-0132.jpg
By Brocky - Monday, January 16, 2012 3:00 PM
I do not have a picture of it, but the 41 or 42 Tom Warren has, that used to haul B29 wings, I believe the engines are side by side???
By Bill White - Thursday, May 03, 2012 5:33 AM
1995 L9000

By Terry Tombaugh - Friday, March 09, 2012 12:28 PM
MikeHarbison (3/8/2012)
Saw this one today,too muddy too get close.


Spoken like a true bull rack driver! wander around in pig poop but won't walk in the mud!!! hehehe...

T.
By Bill White - Friday, December 16, 2011 3:20 AM
Steve, Kenworth installed 534 Ford engines at the factory, at one time there was one in Denver............Bill
By hanks1961kw - Sunday, January 15, 2012 6:01 PM
This one is still earning it's keep at a scrap yard moving containers around.

By Don Hancock - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:34 AM
Very cool
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:23 PM
Michelle Cole (1/19/2012)
Heres the brain teaser for the week. When was the first time Ranger was used on Ford trucks?


Michelle, how about the Marmon-Herrington Ford Ranger 4x4 around 1948-49 ?
By Freightrain - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:45 AM
I've been a FORD guy since early 80's.  Had plenty of pickups through the years, (2) 1970 F100's, 1969 F100(still have), 1967 F100, 1996 F350, 1999 F350, 2000 F350, 1995 F150 and currently my daily driver is 1989 F150.  I won't waste the space posting pics of them all, as they aren't really relevant to the site.
By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:57 PM
Crackerbox I hope you read this.
By freeman - Monday, December 19, 2011 3:07 PM
Where I live- maybe it's just the people I know, Fords don't get no respect. I have had great luck with them. Good to see other people feel the same way.
By dirtywhiteboy - Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:29 PM
heres a 96 henryJ i ran cali with in 2000,01...had 425ata kittycat,13 speed with 4:11 rears on 24.5s,..run out bout 83 mph,...but did it up hill as good as down!!!
By roKWiz - Friday, January 13, 2012 4:27 PM
It was on trucksale.com.au  for along time (outside Melb.)

 Was it the truck or trailer you wanted? Trailer bed was only about 13 ft long to short for a yacht. Not sure if its still for sale though now. $6500 for truck and trailer.

Truck only had rust in LH door.

Geoff
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, April 01, 2012 9:50 AM
That was a great video Tony, some other good videos on Fords there too.
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:29 PM
This is a nice 57 Ford truck, note the five hold budds on the front, pretty rare to see on a Ford in the 50's.



http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/58168e46-0891-4ec3-b71b-2557.jpg
By Mike_Blais - Monday, January 30, 2012 5:53 AM
Same tractor, w/ tag axle added from a couple years later.

By Bill White - Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:19 PM
Michelle, nice photo of your Dad.........................Bill
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 3:33 PM
Jeff Lakaszcyck (1/1/2012)
Do we see a Willys in the garage too ??


   jeff and michelle this is the best i could come up with on the willys pics, to load it i had to lift the hood and get a chain around the front x member  , when we lifted it with the backhoe   all hell broke loose   about 15 brown snakes came out from under it!!!!  i expected there may be 1 livin under it but not that many!!!!!!  not to many people survive a brown snake bite

By TonyC - Sunday, April 01, 2012 4:10 AM
1953 Ford trucks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzATAt6q9Gw
By Metro Jersey George - Thursday, December 03, 2015 9:05 AM
That's my kind of truck, nice work
By newfie-trucker - Sunday, March 11, 2012 12:47 PM
saw this one this past week



saw this on the web

By Bill White - Thursday, April 05, 2012 1:27 PM
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:42 PM
A couple COE's.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/a45931d8-6723-4c8d-a9aa-c056.jpg

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/c8ebe849-5528-49f0-a1f6-7691.jpg
By Bill White - Monday, February 13, 2012 8:12 PM
Paul. The Dodge truck of that size would of had 5 speed and a 2 speed RA and dual carbs we had a 56 just like it for a city tractor

1955/56 Dodge truck Hemi 331 C.I.

Bill
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 15, 2012 7:15 PM
Michelle Cole (1/15/2012)
I love the picture Bill. I have seen it before but can't remember where I saw it, I may have it in my collection. If I don't I certainly will now.

 

All right trivia people, I am putting you on aleart. Come Thursday night I going to put up another brain teaser for you, be prepaired.


michelle i can hardly wait!!
By Terry Tombaugh - Sunday, January 29, 2012 12:50 PM
This might qualify in the Ford thread.  My dad working the driveway before the concrete arrived.



T.
By TOM GEORGE - Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:56 AM


Heres another N for you.
By TOM GEORGE - Friday, March 23, 2012 4:47 PM




This is the extent of my N Series...for now.
By Geoff Weeks - Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:54 PM
'Chelle is that pic of the cyl correct and I am remembering correct that the top deck is not 90 deg to the bore? Part of the combustion chamber is the piston shape and part is the wedge shape made by the differance in the bore to deck angle?

It has been so long since I saw one, I can't remember everything. got to be 30 years or so since I last worked on one of those and it was a "classic" at that time!
By Bill White - Friday, June 22, 2012 1:33 PM
N750, nice one also

By Michelle Cole - Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:33 AM
Your pretty close Park. The Lincoln and the Ford Y blocks were similer but not the same engines. I do not know how many differences there was but I do know they were several and a lot of the parts will not interchange.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 27, 2012 12:27 PM
Heres another H that is in need of some repair. I took this picture about 65 or 66. I do not remember if there were any fatalities or not

 

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/3f6c7176-7399-498c-9664-54fd.jpg.
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:29 AM
Burco359 (1/22/2012)
http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/945a29e6-6959-43d7-a07f-0c15.jpg


I'll tell you right now, if I did not have the LTL I would jump on it like a dog on a bone. It looks like a retired fire truck, probably low miles. I would take the hoist off and put a fifth wheel on it.
By TEWHITEIV - Sunday, February 05, 2012 1:18 PM
By junkmandan - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:31 PM
Geoff-----I think "Link" was the aftermarket air suspension vendor for cabs here . I would imagine it would chew up the front cab mounts if they were not hinged . They had designs for various make and models . I'd say very rare..............but I'm in Ohio,Land of smooth roads and green lights !   NOT !
By wayne graham - Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:07 PM
Jeff, I agree the 34 was the sharpest. I had a 38 1/2 ton but always wanted a 34. Wayne
By Aaron - Saturday, December 31, 2011 5:02 AM
Any Idea where that set up went M
By grenfell34 - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:25 AM
wayne graham (1/11/2012)
Aussie, We called them a lot of things including some we can,t print. Yes they were originally referred to as the Jimmy diesel. Since I hated them I don't know the whole story on the name change but some body bought or sold somebody. I owned a 8-71 which caused me to not like them then I was dumb enough to buy another one which made me not like myself. Kinda the same deal as KW 8-bag suspension. History repeated itself there too. Wayne


wayne your on the money with the green leakers but now swishy will be on here  extolling there  greatness . saw one once and it had written on the bumper  "if noise was power i would be a long way from here!!!!!!"
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, January 01, 2012 6:31 AM
Erv Bickford (1/1/2012)
Hi,  Fords  at  work on  Mt. Washington         Erv. Bickford


Sure that was not the remake of Duel? It looked like that Ford was chasing your car down there a couple of times.
By Bill White - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:45 AM


http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/184c5c43-2b72-4c53-aa3e-1cd8.jpg
By wayne graham - Saturday, January 07, 2012 12:24 PM
Michelle, Not sure if it is a superior truck or not but that is definitely a Dodge next to it. Wayne
By Lance C - Thursday, November 08, 2012 3:10 PM
From Armed and Dangerous



1975 Ford WT-9000 and 1986 Ford CL-9000

By Chris_M_Budke - Friday, April 20, 2012 12:14 PM
Here's one I shouldn't have passed up:

http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/fc91b2bf-1c40-45cb-a2a7-724f.jpg

1979 Ford LTL-9000: 8V-92T Detroit, 5 spd Allison Auto... on walking beams. Built as a fire tanker. Less than 40,000 on the clock. Bob Hansen was kind enough to go look at it for me. I'll regret not buying this one for a loooong time!!!!:crying:
By Bill White - Saturday, June 30, 2012 3:26 AM
Ron, I love it the Ford barn.

Bill
By Bill White - Friday, April 20, 2012 3:52 PM
Dan, That was a 1975 Ford FT8000 Truck Factory Photo, kinda reminds me of a power line or Government use. as for the engine just a guess Cat power.

Bill
By Mackdaddy - Saturday, February 11, 2012 8:53 AM
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By TOM GEORGE - Thursday, March 22, 2012 4:51 PM


Here is a high flying N.
By Bill White - Thursday, April 05, 2012 3:46 PM
Thorton dual drive

By Bruce Setter - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:36 AM
I bought this one today, couldn't resist. 1998 3406e 13 speed air ride susp . Will hook it to one of our refers or flat beds. Can't wait to drive it home from ND.http://forums.aths.org/Attachment29573.aspx

By Michelle Cole - Monday, March 26, 2012 8:50 AM
Fred, I never got the e-mail. You can e-mail me at MichellHC@aol.com
By TonyClemens - Friday, February 10, 2012 1:44 PM
48-52 were the F-1, F-100 started in '53.
By Park Olson - Friday, February 10, 2012 11:56 AM
rokwiz,,OK ,,,,the green one is actually a '58, if the grille is correct, the '52 is prob'ly an F700,,,,cheers
By Brocky - Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:33 AM
Michelle

Thanks for taking the time to look..
By Bill White - Monday, March 05, 2012 1:42 PM
Wayne like this one...................Bill

By grenfell34 - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:57 PM
this 41 is factory built 

By Michelle Cole - Sunday, June 24, 2012 7:18 AM
Taken at the Longview show. 67 F-350

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By Michelle Cole - Friday, March 23, 2012 9:39 AM
Here's the same truck.

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By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:35 AM
Great Story Tim. I lost my dad at age 65 and I thought that was way to young. We once had a 72 L 9000, it had a 238 Detroit with a thirteen speed. It was a very fun truck to drive.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 13, 2012 4:46 PM
grenfell34 (1/13/2012)
geees michele i was away for the quizz !!   let me no next time!!!


I sure I will be doing some more brain teasers so you will still have a chance to get in on them.
By Brocky - Friday, June 29, 2012 7:32 AM
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By Bill White - Friday, April 20, 2012 11:41 AM
Some neat pick ups

By Robert J - Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:23 AM
Jeff Lakaszcyck (1/16/2012)
I stumbled on some great photos of the Thorco trucks and trailers in the Life Magazine collection a while back, including some shots of the trailers being loaded.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/9792b24a-cd65-4c71-b668-34dd.jpg


That's one heck of a l-o-n-g trailer there at a length of 63' 6"! Did they run on public roads at all or was it all private roads from the warehouse/plant to the assembly buildings?
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, February 04, 2012 4:31 AM
I saw the movie when it came out and remember it was funny as all get out. I did take the liberty of going to Amazon yesterday and ordering it to enjoy once again.

Remember the old Ford Vanettes? When I was a kid I used to see them all the time. The local cleaners had one and would deliver our cleaned clothes from the cleaners to our house. Now days they are called P series chassis and are delivered as a chassis with drive train only. Way back when they were delivered as a full bodied truck or a cab and chassis. When I say cab and chassis I mean just from the windshield forward.

 

This is a 51 model.

 

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By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 13, 2012 10:52 AM
newfie-trucker (1/13/2012)
Michelle is that the same truck as the green one you showed before?? if it is another thing is ford on front and mercury on back lol   what is that box under the lisencee plate in the last pic?


No, they are two seperate trucks. The box is something he has shoved up under the back of the truck trying to make more room in his garage.

 

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This is the unibody with the big back window. These guys find a rusted out unibody that is not worth saving and remove the rear of the cab and graft it into the back of the cab on a non unibody truck. I personally think the unibody big window makes for a beautiful rear window and I wish it had been optional on all Ford trucks of the era.
By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:30 PM
Other peoples favorite

By wayne graham - Monday, March 05, 2012 3:31 PM
Bill, Yes that is it. Wayne
By roKWiz - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:49 PM
Tough looking cabover single drive there.

heres a 76' Louisville ebay for sale in Oz.

single drive,903, 13 speed on a airbag cab (never seen an airbag louisville cab) are they common in the states?

Looks like it might have been a bogie drive once.

Geoff







By Michelle Cole - Friday, April 06, 2012 4:47 AM
I guess it is about time that we put up George Van Dyke's pristine Ford up. George paid attention to every detail when he built that truck. It probably did not look this good when it rolled off the assembly line floor.

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By Bill White - Saturday, May 26, 2012 4:35 PM
Ron, Your 51 looks great, I hope the shoulder heals quick so you can get back to the work on the K-W.

Take care Mate.

Bill
By Bill White - Monday, February 13, 2012 10:27 AM
1951 F7 or F8

By grenfell34 - Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:03 PM
one for michelle

By wdegroat - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:26 AM
Looks like a Farr Air Cleaner. Was that used on certain engines versus the Round can?
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, May 06, 2012 4:37 AM
I see the truck in the top picture has a driver behind the wheel. Must still be running.
By Michelle Cole - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:42 PM
grenfell34 (1/10/2012)
[quote]Michelle Cole (1/10/2012)
We Had the 8000's here too. Had the same V6 Cummins you mentioned.[/quo

michelle ours were badged f 8000  and had c180 inline 6 cyc cummins and air over hyd brakes

i think? the u.s ones were t 8000 with v6 200 cummins  full air brakes?????


The 8000's here were all either V6 Cummings or V6 Detroits. They came in both the F and the T series. They were mainly used in the city for P & D. The F and the T series in the US never got the inline 6 diesels.  
By Bill White - Sunday, March 04, 2012 4:01 PM
1960T800

By Bill White - Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:56 PM
1985 CL9000 Blue and White

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By John Suckoe - Friday, March 02, 2012 9:25 AM
Hi all its friday where are the Fords , Our fire company had 2 C-850 -534 Pumpers with Hahn Bodies one of the best trucks we ever had was 10 years old when I went with my father to Hahn to biuld annd pick them up . When I was 17 started to drive them . Both are still around . John
By grenfell34 - Thursday, January 19, 2012 1:42 PM
well its friday here!! so heres a bronco "built ford tough"

only in america could you do this????????

By Don Hancock - Friday, March 30, 2012 3:59 AM
I hope you are leaving to go to Houston, hint hint!
By Kid - Thursday, February 02, 2012 2:28 PM
missing 1 flag on the L guide post..
By Brocky - Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:58 PM
Bill

That is slightly unusual for a 53 tractor to have a load of 59 station wagons. I always thought the car haulers ran stuff that was less than 3 years old? Especially hauling new cars??
By Bill White - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 3:53 PM
Michelle, This is where I got the information off of the Ford truck site

1954 Ford tandem-rear-axle truck

Ford had introduced a pair of tandem-rear-axle models in 1953, the T-700 and T-800. Previously, buyers wanting a tandem-axle chassis had to have it built using an aftermarket conversion kit.
By Bill White - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 4:49 AM
Some down under Fords







By Lynn Dearstone - Friday, March 23, 2012 2:31 PM
Thanks Bill, I wish we had a thanks button. Like I said before I'd never seen a set up like that, pretty neat. Michelle thanks for the nice pics, I agree that 600 is sharp, especially the grill.
By RICKY352PETES - Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:56 PM
Michelle's not in the driver's seat.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 27, 2012 1:04 PM
A couple of Ford wreckers from Overdrive.

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By Michelle Cole - Thursday, December 22, 2011 6:18 PM
Here it is coming up on Friday once again, and time for another Ford Friday contribution. This week I am putting up a brand new LTL up. I took this picture about 84 or 85 at a Ford dealership. I don't remember for sure but I think it was in El Paso. It has a 60 inch Weldon sleeper on it.

 

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By Brocky - Monday, January 02, 2012 6:22 PM
Michelle

Have to agree with you on the 55 grille, which mine has plus a grille guard. Did Ford still make a factory grille guard that late?? Mine looks factory, not homemade, but it could also have been an aftermarket item?

It would have been the late 50's early 60's, while I was still in high school, that the neighboring farm had the 55 flat windshield cab with a 56 grille in it that he swore was that way from new and that it was a 56.

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By ronrdrcr - Monday, December 19, 2011 2:51 PM
Here's my first vehicle, a 1976 F-100 stepside.  had a 302 in it with a C-4 and a 9" rear.  Rebuilt the motor myself and eventually sold the truck in 1997.  Wish I still had it.

Ron





By Bill White - Sunday, February 12, 2012 7:29 AM
1954 F-750



By wayne graham - Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:48 PM
Bob, You may be on to something there with the door handles and emblem and Geoff said the arch of the steering wheel. The wheel looks to be the same color as the truck and I am not sure that is right. Only other thing I see is it does not have my plates on it. Wayne
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:57 PM
rw (12/20/2011)
rw (12/20/2011)
I owned this 1912 Ford until about 1989
     can someone tell me how to post a pic without having to click the link. I did know how but lost the instructions. thanks


I could use an answer to this also.
By Dan Bruno - Sunday, December 18, 2011 3:26 AM
Michelle and Crackerbox,

Those mid 70's LTL's with the owner operator package are my favorite, especially with that red and white paint scheme and the 36" bunk.  Thanks for posting!
By newfie-trucker - Saturday, March 24, 2012 6:08 AM
Tom is that black N cutoff from KY?? how many N's do you have?
By dirtywhiteboy - Saturday, December 24, 2011 8:11 AM
white line fever...http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/0a5868fa-9cac-4b41-9b6d-aae8.jpg
By Michelle Cole - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:34 AM
It was an optional air cleaner but was used on all the Detroit powered trucks. For a long time I thought it was only used on the Detroit powered trucks and then I got to noticing that some Cummings powered trucks also had it. I found a price guide for the N series Fords and found it was a option for the Cummins powered trucks.
By TonyC - Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:57 PM
Lassie liked Ford product 48-50 Ford: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sFYfdZlbpc

40 Ford pickup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5zZUZlobno
By Bill White - Friday, January 27, 2012 2:13 AM
Brocky, My Dad drove for Leroy Wade they hauled Fords most of that fleet was ten yrs old. maybe somebody can shed more light on the age of the fleet of auto haulers.

Take care,

Bill
By randyjinla - Friday, June 15, 2012 3:23 AM
your truely sitting on the fender
By Stretch - Friday, February 03, 2012 6:31 PM
Pike was driving a Ford C-6 on his way to Yuma, AZ with a load of household furnishings-including
a girl's bike that "...someone might trip over in the dark".
By Wolfcreek_Steve - Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:47 PM
Here's one from a hot rod show in Kalamazoo MI.
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By Bill White - Monday, June 25, 2012 4:51 AM
Dan, that is a nice one. I had one a long time ago sure would like to have it now.

Bill

jeeperscreepers (6/24/2012)
Here's one I saw last night at a local cruise in. Really nice.
By Bill White - Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:51 AM
LTS 9000

By Michelle Cole - Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:42 PM
Geoff Weeks (6/30/2012)
Didn't the 462 have a "flat" cyl head (like a diesel) and the combustion chamber made by cutting the cyl deck at a angle to the bore? or am I thinking of a different engine? I worked on a few of those way back when.


Geoff, you are right the head was flat. The combustion chamber was in the top of the piston. One side of the piston was higher.

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Here's the head. Note it is perfectly flat.



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Here is a drawing of the of the combustion chamber
By herters - Saturday, February 18, 2012 12:48 AM
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Taken in 2003

Ken
By Bruce Ohnstad - Monday, February 06, 2012 6:03 AM
in 1963, the factory Diesel in the F (conventional) series was Cummins V6 or V8.  They were available in 850 or 950, with a tandem axle it became T 850, T950. 

I don't know when Ford dropped V Cummins and went with V Cat?  I

I think the Cummins Diesels got two hood scoops, gas got one scoop.  I think the F 1000 was gas only. 

Enclosed is a grainy spec sheet on the big Fords of 1963. 

Bruce
By newfie-trucker - Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:31 PM
F O R D ??
By Glee Pitney - Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:24 AM
Bill: Thanks for the O-I-M. I remember them coming thru. Findlay Ohio on rt 25 (from Detroit south). O-I-M was Ohio-Indiana-Michigan Transit. I don't remember where they were headquartered. Glee
By grenfell34 - Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:14 PM
hi michelle yes 289 but i built a 302 bottom end with 289 heads hi comp for it

i agree 64 was the best stlye of all allthough i prefer the 65 grills in the pickups

the 64 pickup igot of a young lady in riverside cal it was her granpa,s truck 1 owner with a ford reman 390

but runnin terrrible which turned out to be points after a tune up an belts hoses service i drove it for several thousand miles thru

the u.s i was on a tight budjet so i had my bed in the back . i would shower at a truck stop

find a place to stop and while my dinner cooked on a small propane stove i would sit on the tailgate with a cold bud and watch the sunset!

not everyones idea of a vacation but i had aBALL and that ford never missed a beat!!!!

that truck holds many memorys of the states and is a keeper!!

i love your sprint ive had 1 and regret sellin it

regards from oz ron



as found
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 22, 2015 4:03 AM
The part number for the wheel you are looking for is D8HZ-3600-A That number is for the three spoke leather wrapped wheel with the brushed aluminum look on the spokes, with three holes in each spoke. I am assuming that is the wheel you are looking for. I ran the numbers and not one wheel showed up. That included all Ford dealers in the US and also included Green sales and several other places that deal in NOS parts for Fords and Ford trucks. I am sorry that I was not able to be of more help for you.
By Michelle Cole - Monday, March 26, 2012 4:17 AM
John, both the fusia colored one I posted with the extended hood and the one above are the sametruck and are both photo shopped. Both trucks are photoshopped from my N series truck.

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By Bill White - Sunday, February 05, 2012 3:03 PM
looking at the fence is it Dons
By grenfell34 - Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:40 PM
bill i think you got it 65  ,bucket seats and console
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:12 PM
I am sorry that you dad didn't get to see the pick up finished. I have no doubt that he would have loved it. It was sure looking good in the picture. The forty model was one of the better looking trucks that Ford built.
By Eddy Lucast - Sunday, April 08, 2012 12:04 PM
and they had the biggest cockroaches I've ever seen. Walking up the walls in the restaurant in broad daylight like they owned the place!!!! That was the week before they tore it down.
By Mackdaddy - Tuesday, August 07, 2012 2:47 AM
Here are 2 Fords I spotted last week. I like the fact that the one appears to have the original company logo on the door. And it is from Oregon.http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/46ef39bd-0ef4-4ea3-914a-89e7.JPGhttp://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/eec1aaa4-72c0-426d-a4f4-b69f.JPG

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By Burco359 - Sunday, January 29, 2012 2:44 PM
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By Mike_Blais - Monday, January 30, 2012 6:39 AM
They had another H, painted gold for the 50th anniversary in 1968, hence the nickname 'Goldie'. This one had a 534 gasser.

By Mackdaddy - Sunday, February 12, 2012 3:18 PM
Michelle,

I will stop by later this week and talk to the son. He has quite a few pictures of truck when it was working and I will see if I can get some copies. Not unsual to see trucks highly modifed  and that could be the case with this one but I will let everyone know what I find out.
By Jim Herriot - Saturday, February 23, 2013 1:11 AM
mrltl9000 (2/17/2013)
im looking to buy a 76-79 Ford LTL-9000. anybody know of one around?


....that 79 in the pic is located in Kitchener On...and is 4 sale:D...I sent u e-mail with particulars...Jim.;)
By Bill White - Monday, January 09, 2012 6:01 PM


I always had a soft spot for these F 750's with the low roof
By wayne graham - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:23 AM
Aussie, We called them a lot of things including some we can,t print. Yes they were originally referred to as the Jimmy diesel. Since I hated them I don't know the whole story on the name change but some body bought or sold somebody. I owned a 8-71 which caused me to not like them then I was dumb enough to buy another one which made me not like myself. Kinda the same deal as KW 8-bag suspension. History repeated itself there too. Wayne
By dirtywhiteboy - Friday, December 23, 2011 8:00 AM
really bad pic but a early 70s ford w9000 dad drove for stoneville furnature in 1974-74http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/9fb410b3-d672-4c2f-84e5-6f11.jpg
By Eddy Lucast - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:03 AM
Bill can you explain the low roof comment, I'm curious. I know about the big back windows everybody except me is crazy about. But I thought they all shared the same cab from the pickup on up?
By grenfell34 - Sunday, January 01, 2012 9:10 AM
Park Olson (1/1/2012)
G34,   need some pic's of the midget,,, is it a Ford too?   :)


park  the sprint car is a product of my misspent  youth.  it ran a hot flathead v8 [ford]

jeff yes its a willys   coupe ute  [aussie model] i sent it  to  a guy in  riverside cal

ill post some pics of both but dont want to get off topic
By badgoat - Saturday, March 02, 2013 1:08 AM
willyrem (2/18/2013)
Lance C (11/8/2012)
From Armed and Dangerous



1975 Ford WT-9000 and 1986 Ford CL-9000



Hi Lance C, i go past the Ford on the right in the lower pic every week in NH. If i ever see the owner out in the yard i'm going to stop and ask why 'Hurricane' is written on the cab.

Charles


Here's the story on "Hurricane" http://www.caboverkings.com/page-7.php
By Eddy Lucast - Friday, January 13, 2012 2:09 AM
As we once again slide up to Ford Fridays, I have another pic for you. Whats not right here?



It's not sitting in my driveway!
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:23 PM
This has been one of my favorite pictures for a long time. I wonder where those guys are now?

 

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By Kid - Sunday, April 08, 2012 1:02 PM
I sure dont remember being paved,,, but I sure do remember the potholes, and roaches.. Too bad I never got to see it in its nice days,, but you sure are right about the lack of trucks in the pic, we sure sat there long enough, until Sunflower got us a cheap load..
By dashby - Monday, January 16, 2012 3:05 PM
Yes Brocky, I have some pictures of this truck if I can find them.  We have posted them here before, but don't remember where.

Dean
By Jesse - Monday, June 18, 2012 2:34 PM
While I was out front moving traffic about, there was a flurry of activity over by the truck.

I was told that there was not a piece of paper to show that the truck was insured. It was built from more than one vehicle, and has not yet been titled in Massachusetts or Connecticut, so they decided to let it sit outside the gate. It is a really nice looking Ford. They told me that it was a public utility truck and a state highway truck made into one.
By Bill White - Monday, January 16, 2012 6:47 AM
1938 twin engine

By roKWiz - Wednesday, December 02, 2015 4:45 PM
jbequette, very nice truck.
By Michelle Cole - Monday, February 13, 2012 5:14 PM
A sharp 55 Mercury Custom Cab panel wagon.

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By TOM GEORGE - Saturday, April 07, 2012 9:20 AM


These pictures are some factory photos I found.
By Bruce Ohnstad - Friday, January 20, 2012 5:30 PM
great pictures everybody.  Fords were the original hotrods, they liked to go fast.   Now we see V12 tractors and rocket propelled trucks!

Bruce
By wayne graham - Monday, March 05, 2012 5:39 AM
Bill, Is the Little Giant the same people who made ag equipment. We had a little giant corn dump as did a lot of the folks around here. Wayne
By MikeHarbison - Friday, December 16, 2011 4:49 PM


This was a '70 C-700 I stripped all the good stuff from  & sent to China,wasn't much,it was pretty rusty.



This one was '62 I think,never got a title with it,front and roof were all bent up and pretty rusty,didn't get too many good parts off it.
By Jesse - Sunday, January 01, 2012 5:36 PM
1978 Ford F-150 now used mostly for lumberyard runs and fire truck parts runs.  Bought it new now at 200,000.  Awaiting restoration - never been in body shop or paint.  No engine work to date, either.  Just runs and runs.  300 six and C-6 auto, 3.23 no-spin rear.  Options filled a legal pad, but no air conditioning.  Last year for non-catalyst half ton.

By grenfell34 - Friday, June 29, 2012 6:21 PM
michelle you know your way around ford engines!! my first car 34 ford got a hot 8ba flathead then a 312 yblock tripower then a hot 260 small block then a 302 hp lol



this is as close as i got to a thunderbolt the decal!!



the ford barn
By Don Hancock - Tuesday, March 20, 2012 4:18 AM
Mobile Gym?
By roKWiz - Friday, January 13, 2012 4:17 PM
Hi Ford people,

I nearly became one of you with this 77 Louisville had a 3208 Cat and a Clarke 5 speed transmission which I'd never heard of. The box and the linerless Cat sort of put me off.

Geoff
By Raildudes dad - Wednesday, December 21, 2011 7:10 AM
newfie-trucker (12/19/2011)
Wolfcreek_Steve (12/18/2011)
Raildudes dad (12/18/2011)
Ford Fridays finally got me to join the forum after reading it for a while:) Here's my L - a 1987 LTL 9000 with a 1982 Big Cam 300 Cummins, 10 speed Eaton, spring suspension:( . It was originally built with a Cat and owned by Eastern Lift Truck Co out in NJ. I'm backing it on the SS Badger late August in Ludington MI on my way to Minneapolis MN to pick up a 1942 T9 Trackson Swingcrane.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/45b98e75-b639-44fd-b104-a5eb.jpg


If you don't mind me asking what did that ride across the lake cost? I live in the middle of Wisconsin and occasionally make a run to Kalamazoo, I hate going through Chicago and going around the top end takes a lot of extra time.


dont you just love backing inside the ferry with 6-8 people telling you where to park the truck lol  on the newfoundland ferry winter time they make us do the same it is interesting till yoiu tell them to decide where you are going then they get p----d lol


Newfie:

On this boat, only 1 person directs you. :) I don't do too bad of a  job backing up (I'm a civil engineer, not a truck driver) with the back window (why else did Ford put a back window in the truck? :) ). I can do it with only mirrors but it takes me a while. The crew drives on the motor homes and vehicles with trailers. They actually drive in head first on the right and make a U-turn so the vehicles are headfirst on the left side. They also back on the pickups etc with big travel trailers. They left me a spot in the front on the left - just a short backup:)

On the way back I was one of 6-7 tractor trailers. The boat was 2 hours late, everyone was in a hurry and of course, they wanted me to back in first all the way to the front of the boat:(.  After 3 tries, l asked the dock master if he has someone to get it done quick. He hopped in and had it all the way back in about 2 minutes:) It was just dark enough on the ramp that I would lose sight of corner of the trailer and I didn't want to crinkle their railings LOL.

WolfCreek Steve:

It's $530 round trip. That includes 2 drivers or 1 driver and 1 passenger. (My daughter was riding shotgun on the trip. I felt sorry for her on WI 29. What a rough road in a spring suspension truck:( ) If you book the night boat EB (summer months only) they include a stateroom. It's decent if you want to take a 4 hour nap.

Brocky:

Thanks for the welcome. I was admiring Michelle's 9000 in South Bend.  Interestingly, when I checked it out inside, it smells just like mine:)
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, January 05, 2012 5:10 PM
This is an early or first generation W, note the large block F O R D letters above the grill as opposed to the small letters in the previous post.

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By TEWHITEIV - Monday, March 19, 2012 3:45 PM
Michellle, I saw a nice Purple LTL 9000 with sleeper headed eastbound near Ruston, La. yesterday pulling for Landstar. I couldn't get a pic. Anybody have a pic of this truck.
By FredD - Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:01 AM
You are correct; the cars are 58s. After I made my post, while you made yours I searched for 57s and found they were single head lights.
By Bill White - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:51 AM
New 1946
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By Bill White - Friday, March 30, 2012 3:26 PM
1966 C1000

By wayne graham - Monday, March 05, 2012 12:45 PM
Bill, Thank you and it is no wonder every body had one around here. If I remember the giant was holding the logo over his head on the corn dump. Wayne
By Erv Bickford - Sunday, January 01, 2012 6:26 AM
Hi,  Fords  at  work on  Mt. Washington         Erv. Bickford
By John Woge - Friday, December 30, 2011 6:25 PM
  I got bored yesterday and had to get out of the house....so I went for a ride over to the neighbors and took some pictures of an 'ol Ford dump truck that has been sitting in the woods many years. They clear cut they woods and pushed the stumps and brush away to make a few acres of farm ground and just left the old Ford.

 I would love to know the history of this old truck. I'm thinking it may of been a tractor at one time....with the tapered frame and air brakes. Someone put a newer V-8 in it and did a crude modification to mount the air compressor and check out the oil filter.......never to be changed with out lifting the motor. LOL

Has a neat little air gauge, on the left side of steering collum that says..."Bendix Westinghouse Air Brake"

What year would this be an what would have been the logical original engine ?





John
By Jim Herriot - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:26 PM
...from 1962...Jim.;)

 

            
By John Stephens - Thursday, April 05, 2012 5:19 PM
Ford Factory Drag Teams.

By Bill White - Tuesday, July 03, 2012 5:24 PM
One off my all time favorite autos is 1952-53 Lincoln Capri, love to own this one

By grenfell34 - Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:41 PM
55 ute

By dockmen027 - Saturday, February 11, 2012 9:39 AM
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Still working too!  From today on the Mass Pike.
By 1960camper - Friday, December 16, 2011 3:39 PM
These  are some very nice looking Fords . Can't wait to see more. Here is a picture of my little Ford , May God Bless You All , And Have a Merry Christ  mas . The REASON FOR THE SEASON
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, February 12, 2012 6:46 AM
John Suckoe (2/12/2012)
The black Ford could be a T-750 ,never knew Ford to offer a Vee Belt drive ?? The dash switches would tell a story Fire Truck or Wrecker ? May have a mid size gas not a Super Duty ?  Not sure what was around in 1957  361, 390 ? Have to look in my Ford stuff 


John, the V belt drive was offered with the Page and Page suspension on the Ford trucks of that era. I have found it in the Ford parts books. Also the black truck could well be a mid range truck. I did a little research and found that the F-750 truck also had the three vent holes below the grill, but the only thing that puzzles me is the tandems, I did not think you coould get tandem axles on the 750 trucks, I will do a little more research and see what I can find.  So many questions and not enough answers.

The more I look at the pictures of the truck the more questions I have. The two spot lights and the sheer number of switches and pilot lights in the dash scream fire truck. The truck has air brakes which is rare for a fire truck but not unheard of. The truck is a tandem axle which I do not this was avaliable on the 750, nor used on very many fire trucks. In my research I found the V belt was offered with the Page and Page as mentioned above, but this truck appears to have a Hendrickson suspension. I have no clue as to the original color of the truck as the inside of the cab has been repainted a gold color. Perhaps if Mack Daddy would go over and ask the owners a few questions we could get some answers to our questions. Mack Daddy, get the VIN number if you can, that would help a lot. Ask the owners what the history of the truck is, find out all you can about it. Inquiring minds want to know.
By Bill White - Sunday, January 22, 2012 10:42 AM
Michelle, We will never tell
By Michelle Cole - Friday, March 22, 2013 1:23 PM
eric rhymer (1/18/2013)
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THIS IS MY FIRST POST AS A NEW MEMBER TO THE FORUM. THIS IS MY TWO N SERIES TRUCKS. GLAD I JOINED ON FORD FRIDAY! I HAVE A LOVE FOR THESE TRUCKS AND BASICALLY ALL FORDS! LOL. THE WHITE ONE IS A 65 N600 WITH A 330/4 SPEED WITH A 6:80 ROCKWELL REAR AND THE FADED RED ONE IS A 67 N1000 WITH A 220 CUMMINS/ 5 SPEED AND 2 SPEED REAR. OH AND THE OTHER IN THE BUILDING IS MY 99 F350 WITH THE 7.3L (DAILY DRIVER).


Does this look familiar?

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By Dennis Wells AKA Smiley - Thursday, February 02, 2012 10:29 AM
Taken with my camera, look closly.



By Wolfcreek_Steve - Thursday, February 02, 2012 3:57 PM
Maybe it belongs to Patrick.
By junkmandan - Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:00 AM
Terry---Thanks for the pic of the Ford "T" series mixer . In the '60s and '70s we had a mixer fleet in Cleveland called Clifton Concrete that ran T 750s the same color combination . They had all been repowered with 4-53N Detroit diesels with the special 2 piece flywheel housing that duplicated the Ford housing and flywheel so you could transfer the 12 or 13" clutch from the gas engine ,use the original rear engine mounts . The oilbath air cleaners were direct mounted to the blower air inlet . DD also had an exhaust pipe and muffler in the package as well as mechanical linkage to connect the throttle . Only fabrication required was a cross frame support for the front mount . I was told that Ford supplied the chassis less engine and the fleet mechanics themselves did the installation.  I think it was about a 50 truck fleet . The engine was backed with a Clark 5 speed 282 or 285 and 5831 3 speed Spicer auxilliary . Gateways garage was about a quarter mile from Granger Road hill, about a 15% grade ,so you could listen to a "humming bird" all day long !
By Brocky - Friday, February 24, 2012 5:54 AM
Michelle

That is a very Sharp 50-60 tractor. I doubt if those aliminum Budds were stock??

I have never heard the term "refridgerator" for these either. I had always heard "Boxy" or " Slabside" especially for the F-600 and smaller which did not need the bigger fenders.

Still wish I could find a decent 57 to 60 F750 or larger.
By Bill White - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:06 PM


By Bill White - Thursday, February 09, 2012 5:21 PM
1960 Super Duty. I like this rig

By Bill White - Friday, January 20, 2012 2:34 PM
That you are Michelle,

Bill
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, January 20, 2012 4:52 PM
Michelle, is that a custom cab emblem on the door ?

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By chocko - Sunday, February 12, 2012 5:47 AM
 The picture Newfie posted of black NT 850 is first I ever saw with Farr air cleaner (box style).I looked at my Ford N Series papers and did not see Farr as an option. If it was not an option whoever mounted it did a nice job. Someone must have put 5" stack on the green N Series Michelle posted as N was not offered with turbo engine options in inline Cummins. No room under hood for turbo. I have a 1964 N model tandem gaspot low cab it is smaller inside than a B-Model Mack.Joe D.
By grenfell34 - Saturday, December 31, 2011 9:44 PM
ok  ill get some flak for this but from a old ford guy its a 52 or least the hood is [51 had a diecast nose piece 52 was tin] as for the engine - windsor   michelle got it  , going by the oil filter i think 221 ,260 or early 289?. the most interesting thing to me is the scam full air brakes! the biggest we got back then was f5  239 flathead vacuum over hyd   brakes, my dad would have  loved that full air deal!!!!!
By Michelle Cole - Sunday, February 12, 2012 4:58 PM
newfie-trucker (2/12/2012)
i was told it was a Mercury  and it had a 6v53 in it with 5x4 old dumptruck 

 it is a 66


Earl, if it is in Canada it probably is a Mercury. I am wondering about the 6V53, if it was installed later or is original to the truck. Most that I have seen have two hood scoops on the hood. Like the trucks below.

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By Shifty - Sunday, February 12, 2012 4:18 PM
By PZ 1 - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 9:09 PM
Dan Bruno (4/3/2012)
Not Friday, but saw this recently and snapped pics.

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That is an interesting C. It has the four headligbhts of the early models with a sleeper which I don't think was available at that time.
By John Suckoe - Friday, April 20, 2012 11:04 AM
Wow Where are the Fords on Friday ??? My fire truck story 10 years old went to Hahn Motors with my father in 1962 to drop off 2 C-850 Chassis for our new pumpers with 5 speeds and 534 which were only available for fire truck use . Was there 3 times neet place 750 gpm Hale pumps 500 gal tanks , both trucks still exist . Don Cristie brings them to Macunge every year towing our Model T and A have to get pics !!!! John
By Bill White - Sunday, July 01, 2012 2:46 AM
My Son Donalds 1965 Custom

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445 c.i. scat crank, rods, alum. heads crane roller, 4 speed, dyno 705hp
By Bill White - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5:37 AM
Eddy, here is a high roof................Bill

By RICKY352PETES - Saturday, January 07, 2012 12:35 PM
Hay michelle the white coe dubille slepper I seen that truck at terminal station texaco in corelia ca. In the 80s.
By jovan - Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:30 PM
That "W" belongs to Paddy Ward. It was his KW on the cover of the Aussie Edition of WOT after the Australia trip last year. That is a spotless truck. I recognize several of them from being down there last year.
By Michelle Cole - Friday, January 20, 2012 2:03 PM
Those are beautiful tractors the only way you can beat a flathead V8 is with a flathead V12. I wish I had close up pictures of these.

 

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How about pretty in pink. A must for all lady farmers.
By Bill White - Monday, June 25, 2012 11:40 AM
Red Horse, here is more pics



By Bill White - Friday, February 24, 2012 4:21 AM


1950 German Ford Truck. Again, the US 1940 style front is still mated to the 1935/36 cab.
The I-4 (Model BB) powered trucks were marketed as the "Ruhr"
and the V8 trucks were marketed as the "Rhine".