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Art & Inspiration What's the best[-looking] pickup truck design?

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  1. Deuces
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    The Ford..... It's got a V-8... ;)
     
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    39 Studebaker Coupe Express, tough one to beat.
     
  3. Wow, nice! Maybe too nice.

    The name's pretty cool, too. As is Terraplane. Although neither sounds like a truck name.
     
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  4. The37Kid
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    Pre War II wish I finished the '39 Ford with '38 Car sheet metal nose, Post WWII I like the 1956 Ford. Bob
     
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  5. goldmountain
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    A 1934 Dodge pickup is pretty nice looking.
     
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  6. ccain
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    Hmmm... It's the Powell. Yeah! Definitely the Powell! :D:D:D

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    Nah... The poor thing looks like what happens when a UPS truck humps a Frigidaire. :D But, all jokes aside, I love how barebones utility this thing is. Hell, the first gen '55 models came factory with wood bumpers. $995 new for the "Sport Wagon" *wink-wink* version!

    Oh, and just look at this thing with it's body formed over a log, and Ford grille trim, settin' on top of a recycled 40's Plymouth passenger car chassis. All this AND a fishing pole drawer in the inner bed wall. What's not to love? :D:D:D
     
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  7. GasserTodd
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    I would say the best truck for me is one I can fit into.

    Looked at a 48 Ford Bonus and Im a tight fit inside the cab. Some years (and many sausage rolls) later I sat in an AD 48 Chev pickup and its day and night. Heaps of room in the Chev for a big boy.

    But if I was a 5 ft 7 runt that weighed 150lbs, I would be looking at a 28/29 A model Ford pickup - probably fully fendered, but fenderless would be okay too.

    But Im not 5 ft 7 and Im nowhere near 150lbs
     
  8. RJP
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    When I was a kid, neighbor down the block had a black 54/55 Nash pickup. I thought it was neat because I never saw another one. Since he owned a AMC dealership, I just figured he told the factory what he wanted and they built it for him.
     
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  9. 41rodderz
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    I have always been partial to 1948/1952 Ford F1’s , so my 1948 F1 fit the bill.
     
  10. Not the Terraplane. :confused:
     
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  11. Baumi
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    I really like the F1s , but they need to have the front axle moved forward , otherwise they are looking a bit nose heavy.
     
  12. ‘40 - ‘41 Willys

    D576C0AF-A9A5-48C2-803F-5386E724EE60.jpeg 20BFA14E-BEFD-421C-A88B-EEA1EB18B4FF.jpeg
     
  13. grumpy65
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    My tastes run to a bit earlier. Hudson Essex and Terraplane have a nice line to them.
    Would love to get my hands on a '22.:cool:

    1933 Essex Terraplane pickup.jpg 1922 Essex pickup.jpg
     
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  14. grumpy65
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    1935 Dodge pickup.jpg

    '35 Dodge anyone? Don't mind if I do.:)
     
  15. Deuces
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    How's about a '57 GMC Napco???...
     
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  16. love the dodge!
    always loved the look of the early chevy/gmc. IMG_0584.JPG
     
  17. Petejoe
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    [​IMG]

    Always loved the 37 Chevy grille and headlight combination.
     
  18. exterminator
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    40 Ford- hands down! IMG_0011.JPG
     
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  19. catdad49
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    Too many choices! There's some slick pick ups in the above posts, some pretty rare. I know what my favorite is, but it's just outside the parameters here.
     
  20. 40FORDPU
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    I'm a pickup guy.
    There are so many great looking designs by most all of the manufacturers, that it would be hard to choose a "best".
    Whatever pickup you own, get it out on the road so people can appreciate it like you do.
     
  21. blowby
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  22. LOU WELLS
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    Easy Answer... 25487347_10212018286676705_5529203523543368756_o.jpg
     
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  23. squirrel
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    For styling, the 55 Chevy was a huge leap forward.

    55.jpg
     
  24. ...just about any old truck is beautiful...
    37 stude truck.jpg my_cars_016.jpg cool 34 ford pu.jpg
     
  25. belair
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    I like 36 Chevys, but it's hard to cuss any old truck.
     

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  26. All of the above!!!
     
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  27. 59Apachegail
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    I don’t know if she is still around:
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  28. 283john
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    [​IMG] The '50s Studebaker trucks always had nice proportions kinda like they were mildly chopped and channeled from the factory.
     
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  29. That's a '38 not a '37.

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