For Sale: 1946 Ford Flatbed Truck in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1946 Ford Flatbed

In 1946 the original specs were a price of $1,022, a 100hp V8, weight 2,966 pounds, passenger capacity 3. Some historical facts include President Harry S. Truman was in office, median family income $3,031 and unbelievably the Dow Jones industrial average, (year-end), 177.20! Academy Award movie "The Best Years of Our Lives" was the "it" movie to watch, and this year's milestone, Timex watches went on sale.

For consignment, a fully restored 1946 Ford Flatbed with a consigner stated 1 ton rear axle, dual rear wheels, a Buick nailhead V8, Edelbrock 4 barrel carb, and fully restored with a like new bed, and mahogany stake body sides to haul the hay or just some ass!

Exterior
All restored in a tasteful metallic green the bodywork all presents as excellent. Trimmings for the grille and hood splitter have been bathed in tasteful gold which adds a beautiful contrast to the green. Nicely rounded fenders house round chrome ringed headlights with new lenses. A second bumper bump out houses a small round clear bullet lens style turn signal. Below a simple chrome curved bumper frames the bottom. Black like new running boards help this feeble writer enter up and in and are at the bottoms of perfectly restored doors with a vertical chromed rectangular truck mirror hanging off of each door. Rear visibility is excellent and will aid you in bragging you have more miles backing up to stops than most drivers do going forward! A split front windshield is clear as a bell and has working wipers all be them slow...but they work! The back is a treated wood bed with beautifully milled and sanded mahogany stake sides to keep the cattle or the hay in the bed area. This beauty rides on 225/70R19.5 single front rubber and same size dual rear tires which are spun by a 1-ton rear pumpkin. Lest I forget the big rig chrome smoke stack style exhaust allowing that Nailhead to breathe easily.

Interior
Utilitarian would be the interior giving us "just the facts ma'am" with an exterior matching green metal dash top and front. Within this field is an art deco rectangular styled speedo with gas gauge and signal indicators. This is fronted by a large black bakelite steering wheel and a long deep green vinyl bench stretching its legs from door to door. Speaking of which are green metal and contain nicely chromed actuators and a window crank, as well as a simple armrest. Floors are rubber to accommodate the working man's muddy steel tips and a white ball shift knob clearly stating the pattern rises for the driver's hand. There is no Park per se, so put it to N and pull the e-brake lever on your left, exit stage left. Remember you are in a real truck so it's a long way down on that exit!

Drivetrain
A flip of the bulbous heavy hood and grille reveals a fully restored engine bay in black with a metallic light blue Buick Nailhead V8 looking fine. This sports 322 cubes and is topped with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb, and there is a super smooth shifting 5 speed Tremec T5 transmission on back. As noted, the rear is rated at 1 ton now with those dualies on back. All electronics have been renewed and done with the fastidiousness of an expert in automotive wiring as the harness on the firewall looks like a computer motherboard!

Undercarriage
No rust just black steel and as the consigner says the front axle is original. Dual exhaust snake from the Nailhead to the stacks. Leaf springs provide the ride and now front power disc brakes and rear power drums are wonderfully grabby and can stop this beast on a dime.

Driveability
The minute I hopped in this truck
I could see it was a flat bed of distinction.
A real big rigger
Good lookin' so refined
Say, wouldn't you like to know what's goin on in my mind?
So let me get right to the point
I don't pop my cork for every truck that I go for a test drive....
Hey big flatbed
Spend a little time with me..and off to the test track I was with wonderful seemingly endless acceleration, super smooth shifting and grabbed brakes. It was amazingly easy to steer even in the backup and all save for the turn signal on the left and speedometer worked just fab!

A fine restoration on a rarely seen design of a mid-size hauler. All nice and simply done but it leaves a big impression, particularly when I put one of those rear dualies over my decoder's toes...yikes! Time to shine with this beauty.

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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1946 Ford Flatbed Truck
  • Listing ID: CC-1614864
  • Price: $24,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1946
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Flatbed Truck
  • Exterior Color:Dark Green Metallic
  • Interior Color:Green
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:4401
  • Stock Number:4115
  • VIN:18874180
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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