1939 ford pickup truck restored original

Price: - Item location: Knoxville, Iowa, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: 3/4 Ton
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Year: 1939
  • Mileage: 37,000
  • VIN: #90965
  • Color: Dark Blue
  • Engine size: 60 V8 Flathead
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1939 Ford Other

I bought this 3/4 ton 1939 Ford truck in St.Paul, Mn. in 1992. Brought it home & stored it in back of my welding shop business. There are no exact production figures available for this truck. People would ask what are you going to do with that old truck, I would tell them I'm going to restore it like new as my Retirement project. About 2004 I was semi-retired & for 6 years I stripped this truck clear down & did a ground up restoration. This 1939 truck was the 1st year for juice brakes (Hydraulic) it is a combination of a 1/2 & a one ton, I have never ran across another. It has the 60 HP V-8, 122” wheel base ½ ton truck wheels tires & axles, it has the one ton box, 3 speed transmission, so you can see it is a ½ ton & one ton combination. This was the first year for a ¾ ton so I think Ford was just trying it to see if it sold. When I bought it, it would start & run, but no lights or brakes and had body cancer quite bad, but I started it up & drove it onto my trailer. I could tell that it was never owned by a farmer because the grille wasn’t caved in. That barrel nose grille would be very hard to straighten. I had the gauges & chrome all restored like new, I could say this truck is in better condition now than when it was built new, I sand blasted the brake drums & axles & painted them which wasn’t done when new. Motor runs very good & uses no oil.As I put things back together I went back original, that meant buying several other 1939 trucks for parts. A man at Walker, Iowa ran a parts store called Early V8's. I bought lots of parts there. This project took a lot more time, money, & effort than I ever imagined, but I stuck it out & am very proud of my old truck. Wife & I have taken it to lots of car and truck shows. We have won quite a few trophys with it. We go driving in the summer on Sundays and get lots of thumbs up. I could never come close to selling it for as much as I have spent, but it's a lot of fun & enjoyment, & a very good conversation item. I’m only selling it for health reasons.

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