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35-36 A pillars

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D ROD, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. D ROD
    Joined: Jun 28, 2010
    Posts: 965

    D ROD
    from New Jersey

    I just recently purchased a 35 Ford Pickup, complete body & chassis. It is titled a 35 and vin matches the stamping on the truck.
    Here's the challenge, the A pillars are smooth and flow like a 36. Its suppose to be an original cab, doors and sheet metal. The hood is def 35 and no garnish moldings in doors.

    My biggest question is there a such thing as a very late 35 that had smooth A pillars?

    I know that parts were used till they were gone, and Henrys reputation for being savvy with his usefulness, but it doesn't make sense to me to take a 36 style cab then use all 35 parts and sell it as a 35. You would think it would be sold as a 36 with the left over parts.

    This truck is pretty well documented with only 2 previous owners. The last owner had it in storage for the past 45 years.

    Any insight would be great![​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  2. HOT40ROD
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
    Posts: 961

    from Easton, Pa

  3. The F-100 designation did not appear until's just a plain old pickup. If the title says '35, then I would call it a '35......JMO
  4. Poor Boys Garage
    Joined: Sep 3, 2011
    Posts: 22

    Poor Boys Garage
    from Kansas

    True indeed what RMR&C said, Ford didn't start using F-100 until 53, in 48 is when the 1st F Series trucks were started. So anything prior to 48 is just considered a Pickup. As far as the pillars, it very well could be a late build of 35, Ford did seem to use up all of old stock so it could of ending up with a 36 Cab but if vins still match up, I'd keep stating it as a 35.

  5. D ROD
    Joined: Jun 28, 2010
    Posts: 965

    D ROD
    from New Jersey

    Wow, cool link on the serial #s.

    My # indeed is a very late one 18-2,203....... and the model year 35 ending at 18-2,207......

    It is a true 35, so I guess that means the smooth A-pillar application started in late 35 model year.
  6. 067chevy
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,073


    Yes there and without the garnish on the doors in late 35.

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