1 1/2 Ton Flatbed Truck
1 1/2 Ton Flatbed Truck
- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 239 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
1934 Ford 1 1/2 Ton Flatbed Truck
1934 Ford 1-1/2 Ton Pickup
The Ford Model BB had longer wheelbases of 131.5 or 157 in. a reinforced frame, heavy duty transmissions and axles, and bigger wheels. Wire wheels were standard on the light duty cars, the heavier got steel wheels, (some of them dual on the rear axle). There was a separate catalog offering popular body styles, rolling chassis or chassis and cab. Many local coach builders offered their coachwork to customers in need of more specific solutions. During the Depression, also ambulances, hearses, or fire trucks found their way to budget-minded communities and organizations.
For consignment, a cab off frame full restoration now showing in black and dark purple (eggplant?), a modified flathead 8BA V8, and a modern WIFI radio, and killer sound system in the cab.
A dual rear wheel with a larger axle, and dual leaf springs on back. A wide frame has a flat wood bed on top and it's painted in black. Sitting proudly on top of the bed are 2 custom fabricated metal toolboxes and just behind the cab is a wood steamer trunk. The all steel like new looking cab is bathed in eggplant dark purple bordering on black metallic, has shiny handles and well minded gaps. Moving forward the hood cowl has been removed although the radiator surround remains and is also in eggplant. Nicely curved black painted fenders flank the radiator, house the headlights, and gracefully lower themselves to form a running board that ends at the back of the cab. All steel chromed lug and center capped wheels in 20-inch form are on all 4 corners, and the rear being dual wheels. The front bumper shows some dulling, and the black front radiator has the iconic Ford V8 logo famous from this period.
Inside simplicity and utilitarian abounds. Black vinyl covers the door panels, and toe kick sides as well as the headliner. Saddle, (dark tan), vinyl covers the single bench which is fronted by the bog steering wheel and metal dash with an oval gauge panel. Several aftermarket black faced white lettered chrome bezel round gauges hang below the dash. These include a tachometer, oil pressure, water temp, and a modern speedo to drivers right. Like new black textured rubber flooring covers the bottom and a long stemmed red skull topped shifter reaches for the driver. Round pedals and a floor starter are noted.
Underneath the open cowl hood, (no cowl), is a 239ci V8 Flathead 8BA engine. It now has Offenhauser heads and dual 1-barrel carbs to feed it fossils and air. The original transmission is on the back and it's a 4-speed non synchronized manual. Looking at the big rear pumpkin, we see it houses 3.54 gears.
Solid steel which has been blasted and repainted black is looking like new. Double leaf springs for the back and transverse leaf springs for the front. Nice like new mechanical drum brakes are looking big and good! A dual Turbo muffler exhaust is now oil, and a shout to the bed upper and undercarriage it has been satin black and has been lined for the grain to accentuate to its maximum potential because it is oak.
A quick starter, and it runs great. Easy shifting and you can do it without double clutching on the upshift if you are gentle with the non-synchromesh box. No power steering so you'll have to pull on that big wheel in a tight spot! Provisions for heater are there but it is not hooked up.
A nicely restored 1-1/2 ton pickup in flat bed form. Custom toolboxes and a steamer trunk add some extra storage, and the interior is nicely appointed with the extra gauges. The Flathead V8 is not too shabby either! Blow the horn!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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