1943 Ford 1.5-ton Flatbed Truck Originally a fire truck for
Montrose, Colorado 239 CID Flathead V-8 engine Four-speed manual
transmission Mostly black patina exterior with dabs and daubs of
red and yellow Black interior New carburetor, water pump, battery
and spark plugs Sandblasted and powder-coated wheels Driver?s side
spotlight Purchased originally to fight fires in and around
Montrose, Colorado during the 1950s, this 1943 Ford 1.5-ton truck
has since become a flatbed and it has gained a lot of patina on the
outside. While 1943 was the core of World War II and civilian
purchases were forbidden, Ford made some ?civilian? models
available to state and local government agencies, including
emergency services. That?s how this truck began its life before
moving to Colorado. Note that many of the trim pieces that would
normally be chrome are either painted or colored plastic instead.
The exterior resembles a tie-dyed T-shirt ? mostly black with
splotches of red and yellow from its former life as a fire vehicle.
The bodywork is straight; the flatbed portion is wooden with metal
strips screwed in perpendicularly. The blackwall bias-ply tires
ride on black wheels and there is a dual axle in the rear. The
wheels have been sandblasted and powder-coated. Under the hood is a
239 CID Flathead V-8 engine backed by a four-speed manual
transmission. The engine has the following new parts - carburetor,
water pump, battery and spark plugs. Inside is a black interior
that is in overall satisfactory order. The full bench seat looks
good, there are floor mats instead of carpet, the headliner is
okay, the four-spoke steering wheel is big and the black painted
inner door panels are average. The speedo/odometer/amp gauges are
inop. The period-40s dash has a full array of ancillary gauges. A
floor-mounted shifter rounds out the sparse interior. For the
eccentric collector, the truck collector or someone who wants a
stand-out vehicle for their small business, this Ford Flatbed would
fit the bill. VIN: 1061907 This truck is currently located at our
facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer
shows 8,558 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and
clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Note: Please see
full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase
of any said vehicle, thank you.
1943 Ford Truck
Location:St. Louis, Missouri
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