1935-1936 Ford Tech I spend a good part of my free time surfing the HAMB. I see a lot of guys on here that have way more technical abilities than I do and sometimes feel that I can’t really contribute during tech week. It seems that there is a super-craftsman for every topic. I mean that in a positive way. I can do a lot of things sorta okay, but nothing really well. So, I have been thinking about something I could do to help give back. I started thinking about questions sometimes asked I will try and walk you through a pictorial on my favorite subject matter. First, some history. The 1935 Ford pickup was the first year for the new body style. It was taller and more defined than in previous years. The cabs were no longer bolted together using wood for a sub-structure. They were a one piece cab. The visor on the cab would disappear as would the square cabs. The beds increased to 69 inches of load length.In 1935 the spare tire was mounted on the side of the bed, this was a first for Ford and would continue for 14 years. The 221 CID Flathead was producing a whopping 85 HP. The wheelbase was stretched to 112”. For those who thought the rear sliding back glass was a product of the 80’s, think again. It was introduced as an option in 1935, although very few farmers saw the value, so in 1947 the idea was dropped. 1936 was the first year for the “wide 5 “ wheel pattern. This was used through 1939 until juice brakes hit the scene. By 1936, Ford had produced 3 million trucks and was way ahead of the competition as far as sales go. Let’s cover a few of the differences on the 35 versus the 36 and later we will cover the commercial trucks.