I like the look of them better so I did. A vehicle in motion tends to stay in motion and make a lot of people smile. I mentioned that I liked restoring old stuff and had been keeping my eye out for a truck to restore. And, when you can take a new fender and make it match all the old ones, that is real skill! The brakes are mechanical and the truck has four oversized drum brakes to stop the vehicle. After I got the truck home I hung a temporary gas tank from one of the roof headers, cleaned and set the points, put in a new battery and gave it a crank. The engine produced a maximum of 40 at 2,200.
Everything seems to be in good mechanical condition. The truck bed and side rails have been restored to a very original looking condition. Wood floor and wood lined tail gate, sides, and front. Parts kits are only accessory items, like wheels, pegs, dowels, etc. This truck would have been sold as a cab and chassis from Ford and fit with the dump body and hoist by the Ford dealer or original customer. It is one of our most popular and versatile vehicles. Hummer, Construction vehicles, Military vehicles, Tractors, etc.
The right rear fender was nicely rusted and pretty much matched the truck but the left rear fender was N. Only took me 20 minutes of work to get it to run. For 10 years it sat out in a pasture and then the following 40 years it sat in the barn. Had I found it, the mechanical upgrades to a reliable driver is all that would have been done. Thanks for all of the comments on my truck. You can optionally include a paragraph of up to 200 words of information that you want included.
The purchased a fleet of vehicles from Ford that had custom built bodies by outside builders. Two wheelbases were available, 131. Various body styles were available on different chassis. Parking the truck in direct sunlight on a warm day is a plus in applying the wax, as it helps melt it quickly. Each of the last three years I have had the pleasure of driving it well over a 1000 miles per year. In fact I have a special spot for the trophies on a piece of plywood up in the attic of my shop. A big challenge was finding parts which matched the patina of his project even down to original nuts and bolts.
This restoration started in 2005 with the purchase of the disassembled cargo body and dual wheel rear fenders found in New Hampshire. If your going to wax the rust you might as well paint it. You may have to make them following the step by step process as shown on the pattern. After that I used some steel wool along with a small fine grade wire brush to work the small spots and hard to reach spots. And, living in Amish buggy country, having the satisfaction of coming across one of the few vehicles we can pass! I decided to take a different route home and see if I could find some new land to hunt on. The cab, hood, and cargo body are finished in Pegex Orange. The windshield wipers started as hand operated and later models were powered by vacuum diverted from the.
The tires and wheels are period correct and are in very good condition as well. The U-bolt passes through the end of the bracket, opposite side of the bracket slips between frame rail to prevent it from being bent or collapsing when tightened. It can go faster for a few moments but sustained high speed will damage the engine and transmission. This lower gearing reduced the top speed of the truck when compared to the Model A Ford. Ford Model A closed-cab pickup truck Among the Ford Model A truck offerings was this closed-cab pickup. The gauge cluster includes three basic gauges.
Later models were fitted with braces on the outer casing of the rear-end to provide additional support to the rear-end housing. Its really a labour of love to do what you did! Both this express and the 195-A express were offered by Ford into 1934 without change except for body bolt locations. An original Stake body was added and refinished in 2015. And, living in Amish buggy country, having the satisfaction of coming across one of the few vehicles we can pass! I was lucky to find two fenders in Washington State. Each of the last three years I have had the pleasure of driving it well over a 1000 miles per year.
These are authentic in every detail! This is a great example of one of the 521 Service Cars body type 229-A sold by Ford starting in 1931. Rod- If I had just upgraded the mechanicals I would be driving around in a truck that has no roof, cracked windows, no floor boards, rusted out springs for seats and an interior full of mouse turds. People often ask how many miles per gallon I get with the truck. Over the course of the restoration I ended up having to purchase two more parts trucks and more to get the correct nuts, bolts, brackets to make it as original as possible. Anyone can put new paint on a truck, and it will be a nice looking old truck. People often ask how many miles per gallon I get with the truck. The barn had settled quite a bit.