1950 Ford Other
Original 1950 F5 1 1/2 Ton farm truck, estored 2009-2012. This truck was originally a North Carolina farm truck that I acquired in 2009. the old aftermarket steel bed was discarded and minor body repairs done before being painted. The entire brake system was replaced as well as the widow maker wheels.Wiring harness was replaced and converted to 12Volt with a one wire GM type alternator. It sits on 6 8R19.5 tubeless wheels and tires. The Oak bed was completely hand made by myself from oak trees from my property, hey were cut at a local sawmill, ried in my barn and then planed and finished by me. The wood has a natural stain finish with 8 coats marine grade spar varnish. The bed was completed in late 2011. In 2013 the 4 outer steel rims were replaced Alcoa Aluminum wheels. The original engine ran OK, ut on an extended trip to eastern Kentucky it threw a valve seat in late 2013 and in the spring of 2014 a completely rebuilt Flathead was installed. Current motor had approx. 2500 miles on it. The truck has the original 4 speed spur transmission (needs to be double clutched) and the original 5.14 rear axle. The truck operates safely on secondary roads and will easily run comfortably at 50 MPH. This truck was featured on the cover of the Jan 2012 edition of True Blue Truck Magazine. The air filter was removed to take pictures of the engine, ut it is on the truck. This is not a 'show' truck but should be considered a 20 footer.