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History '46 & '47 Ford trucks, They never will be the Belle of the Ball

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. wutnxt
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 332


    I’ve always been a Ford pickup fan and these 42-47’s were never my favorites but I just had to have one the same year as me, so here’s my ‘46. I built it in the early ‘90’s. I’ve had to quit driving it recently because the tires are the ones that I put on it when I built it. New tires are on the agenda. Oh yeah, the most unusual thing about it is the Optima battery that was installed when built and never had a charge or trickle charger on it. It’s been sitting for a couple months now and it will start with no problem 67A6E54E-1044-4DD3-9BFF-43911C37045A.jpeg
  2. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,710


    My old '46
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  3. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 8,728


    I’m sure I mentioned it somewhere before, but while out looking for a L6 218 a guy had a “‘42 Ford PU”. All the front end stuff was in the bed. I thought this guy is nuts, cars weren’t made during the war. So I bought. Just knowing it had to be a ‘41.

    well, after unloading things when I got home, then a run to the library to see what the heck I bought. Lol.
    It did grow on me after putting it back together and getting it on the road.
    Hated to see it go but had to.

    They’ll always have a place in my stall if another inexpensive one comes up!
  4. Scrapbmxrider16
    Joined: Jul 29, 2020
    Posts: 35


    I came across a smoking deal on a red tip for my 46 I love that thing
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    Joined: Sep 24, 2012
    Posts: 22


    Yes Scrapbmxrider you heard correct. I have a '42 and the only chrome is the die cast Ford emblem on the hood, everything is painted. Some '45 were built but the ford script was embossed thru to '47. Not sure if a Mercury was available as Canada was involved with the war effort by then.
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  6. Big mike 1968
    Joined: Jul 17, 2021
    Posts: 187

    Big mike 1968

    I really cant wait to get mine on the road. I get so much motivation from the HAMB.
  7. cfmvw
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 928


    Back when a truck was a work vehicle and lasted for years!
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  8. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,520


    Heres mine, flathead, 5 speed.

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  9. Packrat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 537


    I bought one several years ago to keep it from getting crushed, but I don't have a title for it. It's really complete. I'd love to fix it up if I could come up with a title. Lots of nice ones in this thread.
  10. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,824

    Marty Strode

  11. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,636


    Wade has a Nice truck!
  12. RRanchero Rick
    Joined: Nov 20, 2016
    Posts: 122

    RRanchero Rick

    Here's my jailhouse Ford, a 1942. Made late 1941, before they switched to making bombers. tempImagecVYL9F.png
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2021

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