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Old 01-01-2016, 05:00 PM   #1
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Of Ford production vehicles 1932-1948, this is the rarest hubcap. It does share the same stamping profile as 1939 DeLuxe, but was never used by Ford on a 1939 vehicle. It goes on the same bolt pattern and the cap fits the same as 1936-1939 wheel. Here's a hint, more than one engine was used when this cap was on this year vehicle.
What is it for? The first one to name the vehicle it goes to, gets a free pair of NOS rear end of axle seals for 28-48 Ford. There is most likely a Fordbarn member who owns one of these vehicles, but they are rare.
My memory is a little foggy but I'm fairly sure I remember its application. If not I will welcome a correction.
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:04 PM   #2
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1939 ford pickup. choice of V8, 6, 4. ???
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1939 ford pickup. choice of V8, 6, 4.
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1939 Did not offer a 4cyl or 6cyl only 85 and 60HP both V8 hubcaps.
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1940 ford pickup with a 4 cylinder?
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:19 PM   #5
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Don't know but I had a mint set of them and sold them at swapmeet bout 5 yrs ago.
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Not sure how rare that one is but I have one that is the same with the exception mine has a V with an 8 to the right and below the V. Everything else looks the same.
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Not sure how rare that one is but I have one that is the same with the exception mine has a V with an 8 to the right and below the V. Everything else looks the same.
What you describe is a typical 1939 DLX cap, quite plentiful.
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1940 ford pickup with a 4 cylinder?
Not 1940 Pickup but that does make me wonder what cap was used for 1940 PU when it had the 4 cyl. Ford dropped the V8 in the tailgate when they offered other engines. I don't know the answer.
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3/4 ton truck, 1941 4-6-8 cylinder, in fact 2 V8's
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Could they be for 41 3/4 ton trucks.
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1939 Did not offer a 4cyl or 6cyl only 85 and 60HP both V8 hubcaps.
Not true. 2 V8's, 6 cylinder, 4 cylinder for the trucks and you said vehicles.
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1939 Ford pickup 4 cylinder.
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[QUOTE=oldford2;1216115]Not true. 2 V8's, 6 cylinder, 4 cylinder for the trucks and you said vehicles.[/QUOTE They offered two v8s but did not offer 4cyl or 6cyl, so 1939 pickup shared a V8 hubcap with 1939 Standard
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M-H 4x4 wagon ?
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M-H 4x4 wagon ?
I'm not sure what Marmon Herrington used for hubcaps, they may have used this cap, but I doesn't fall into the category of Ford production vehicle, it would have been a choice made by MH.
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Could they be for 41 3/4 ton trucks.
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41 3/4 ton 4 cylinder.?
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Could they be for 41 3/4 ton trucks.
I could be wrong but I think 1940-41 only offered a vehicle called the tonner and it took this cap(cap on the right for size comparison). The 3/4 ton was offered later. (I think)
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1939 Ford pickup 4 cylinder.
Carl, I have not heard of a 4cyl available in 1939 production commercial vehicles, but I am certainly no authority, and I'm willing to learn. All past experience I've had is that the 1940 introduced the 4cyl into commercial vehicles.
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