1954 FORD C600 COE CAB OVER SNUBNOSE TRUCK: RAMP KUSTOM RAT ROD ROLLBACK HAULER
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Other
- SubModel: COE CABOVER
- Type: COE
- Trim: C-600 COE
- Year: 1954
- Mileage: 7991
- VIN: C60Z4L12539
- Color: ORANGE
- Engine size: V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: rwd
- Interior color: BLACK
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1954 Ford Other C-600 COE1954 FORD C600 COE TRUCK
This COE has an excellent body for your project. It is straight and is very dry. The paint looks original, and no filler. Nearly rust free. The truck has nice patina and would look good cleaned and waxed or clear coated. If your planning on restoring it though, the body is a very nice one to start with. The mileage says 7991. I'm guessing 107,991. This could have been a burlington northern truck originally. Not sure, but they had orange trucks and the apaloosa sign could be covering up the burlington northern sign that it would have had. This had a box van on it and hauled horses. The truck looks to have been baby blue originally. These trucks look nice with stepside boxes from the era. Used boxes are available but reproduction box parts are available to build a new box to your desired dimensions. Box sides, fenders, tailgates, wood floors, etc. are all available to build a box. There are endless ways to build these trucks and thousands of pics online for inspiration. They look cool just about anyway they're built. Thanks and happy bidding. I have more pics too.MECHANICAL
This truck has what most likely is the original y-block V8. I tried to turn it over but it did not turn. It has sat for awhile so it maybe needs penetrating oil in the cylinders but it could be locked up. I don't know the history on it. It's complete with exception of the radiator that some meth freak stole to sell for scrap. The shroud is included. The thieves didn't screw anything up which is surprising, and nice. The manual transmission functions properly for loading to use for braking and it holds it on a hill. Brakes don't work. It steers fine. The big five lug bolt pattern wheels are easy to find. I have some if you want a couple more if your going original style. This truck has a pto pump on it still.
The body is nice for an un-restored 1954 truck. 65 years old. No bondo. Very little rust. The drivers rear cab corner has rust. At the very bottom, and not much. The passenger side does too but it's very minor. They are easy to repair anyways and the panels are cheap. They don't need fixed for a rat build. No other rust except a seam on the passenger floor which maybe is just seam sealer eroding. I didn't pick at it but even if it's rust, it's minor and easy flat metal to fix or just por15 it if your not doing a restoration. The floor panels, roof, frame, doors, hood, fenders, grille, running boards, cab, etc. are in nice shape. The roof's on these old trucks are usually hammered but this one is nice. It had a box van on it so the back of the cab is super straight also. Doors open and close fine, as does the hood. Windows roll down but need lubed up. I think I even have the keys for this but will double check that. The truck was originally baby blue. It was painted orange a LONG time ago. Flat glass is easy to replace. The windshield is probably the same as a pickup from the era. About '52-'55 approximately. It's usable for a rat truck though but it's cracked. Overall, a real nice body to start with or use as-is for a rat (traditional) rod project.
There is not much in the way of interior in these. The seat needs recovered but the springs feel fine. Dash is in good shape. Not all hacked up. Radio delete. Gauge area all looks good and original. I believe the visors are in it. Headliner is gone. They are cheap for new ones. The pics tell the story.
This is an excellent truck to start with for a restoration. As described before, the body is great for a project or use as-is. If you've seen a restored or rodded COE, you know how cool they are. Many people put them on newer chassis, which is the best way to build them in my opinion.
This old truck is sold as-is. Thanks and happy bidding .your listing with Auctiva's FREE Scrolling Gallery.