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Old 01-18-2021, 10:02 PM   #41
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Old 01-22-2021, 04:55 PM   #42
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It seems that a lot of people don't know the differences between the 1940 and 1941 Ford Trucks. At a quick glance, they look very similar, however, there are differences so that it is easy to tell if it is a 1940 or 1941 model.
These photos are of my friends 1940 Ford Truck. If you look at the side of the Hood, you will see a V8 pressing that has been painted to high-light the fact. This pressing was only on 1940 Ford Trucks, as in 1941, Buyers got a choice between the all-new Six Cylinder Flathead, as well as the tried and proven V8 Flathead. The Centre Strip on the Hood is also narrow on these 1940 Ford Trucks. In my next Post, I will show the 1941 Ford Truck for easy comparison.
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:01 PM   #43
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Lovely 1941 Ford Fire Engine that is on display at the Early Ford V8 Foundation Museum, Auburn, Indiana. Notice that there is no V8 pressing on the Hood on this 1941 Ford Truck. That is because a Six Cylinder Flathead was available for the first time in 1941. Also notice the wide Trim Strips on the Hood extending down into the Grille. Hopefully, the next time you spot a 1940 or 1941 Ford Truck or Pick-Up, you can tell if it is a 1940 model or a 1941 model. I hope that these pictures and explanation help.
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Old 01-24-2021, 05:06 AM   #44
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Lovely 1940 Ford School Bus on display at the Early Ford V8 Foundation Museum in Auburn, Indiana.
Notice that this Bus has the V8 symbol pressed into the Hood side which only the 1940 Ford Commercials had.
In 1941, Buyers had a choice of a Six cylinder engine in addition to the regular V8 engine. Therefore, the Hoods of the 1941 models were plain, so that Ford Motor Company didn't have to offer two distinct Hoods for 1941. Also, the Trim on the centre of the Hood extending down into the Grille is much wider on the revised 1941 models.
So there you have it. This is a very nice example of a 1940 Ford School Bus on display in the Museum.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:21 AM   #45
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This is from my home town. I worked on it during my teens & have driven it several times. It was still part of the operating fleet in the early 70s. My Dad also worked on it many years earlier than me.
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Old 01-24-2021, 04:12 PM   #46
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That is a great looking 1938 Ford Open-Cab Fire Truck. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-25-2021, 06:22 AM   #47
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Thought this may be of interest of 40s twin cab utility, presumed to be ex RAAF from paint colours & inboard tray mounts. Was located around Tamworth NSW.
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Thought this may be of interest of 40s twin cab utility, presumed to be ex RAAF from paint colours & inboard tray mounts. Was located around Tamworth NSW.
Now that is a cool truck! The grandkids AND the dog could accompany grandpa to the dump. Do you not have tweekers down under? The last six trucks bought were missing the radiator.
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Very interesting truck, Thanks for sharing.
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Now that is a cool truck! The grandkids AND the dog could accompany grandpa to the dump. Do you not have tweekers down under? The last six trucks bought were missing the radiator.
"GB" - For some reason , I knew that this would appeal to you.
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Cool, trucks. Never seen these before. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:59 PM   #52
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Old time photo of a 1940 Ford Truck that has been in an accident
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Here's a V8 fire truck that has been restored. The small "hamlet" of Stokes Valley where I lived used to house this . I remember as a small kid rushing down to the fire station when ever the siren went to see this thing take off. I was impressed with the sound of its torquey engine....oh that sound! The black and white picture shows the pumper that the local brigade had at the same time taking water from a stream in the 1950s, but this was replaced in the 60's by an English Dennis. From memory the Jail Bar soldiered on well into the 70s as a secondary appliance. The bodies were locally built possibly by the Colonial motor company, but I might be wrong.

Thanks to Trev for starting this interesting thread we tend to often overlook the importance of these old trucks

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Thanks Graeme for posting these interesting photos of two NZ Fire Engines. The one with the Pump attached to the front is a 1941 model. You can tell by the wide chrome trim down the centre of the hood. The other model is probably a 1942 model, as it lacks Quarter Windows in the Doors, but I could be wrong? This model went from 1942 to 1947 when it was replaced with the all new 1948 model.
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Here's a V8 fire truck that has been restored. The small "hamlet" of Stokes Valley where I lived used to house this . I remember as a small kid rushing down to the fire station when ever the siren went to see this thing take off. I was impressed with the sound of its torquey engine....oh that sound! The black and white picture shows the pumper that the local brigade had at the same time taking water from a stream in the 1950s, but this was replaced in the 60's by an English Dennis. From memory the Jail Bar soldiered on well into the 70s as a secondary appliance. The bodies were locally built possibly by the Colonial motor company, but I might be wrong.

Thanks to Trev for starting this interesting thread we tend to often overlook the importance of these old trucks

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I wonder where that rear door came from. I imagine that window cutout would be very difficult work for a smaller shop. A panel truck back door?
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Thanks Graeme for posting these interesting photos of two NZ Fire Engines. The one with the Pump attached to the front is a 1941 model. You can tell by the wide chrome trim down the centre of the hood. The other model is probably a 1942 model, as it lacks Quarter Windows in the Doors, but I could be wrong? This model went from 1942 to 1947 when it was replaced with the all new 1948 model.
Trev yes the pumper is a 41 and I think I recall the jailbar was a 42 as you state.

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I wonder where that rear door came from. I imagine that window cutout would be very difficult work for a smaller shop. A panel truck back door?
GB I've never turned my head to that but that door could be out of a Jail panel now you mention it and looking at it. You'd know panel trucks better than me.

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Beautiful 1940 Ford V8 School Bus on display at the Early Ford V8 Foundation Museum, Auburn, Indiana.
When I first saw this early Ford Bus, I was not familiar with with the differences between the 1940 and 1941 models, but after returning home and researching the subject, I now know that this example is a 1940 Ford V8 School Bus.
This lovely example was donated by Peter McLaughlin of Lyme, New Hampshire, as you can see from the Display Board that describes this vehicle. The only problem is that it is listed as a 1941 model, and not a 1940 model.
As this photo was taken a few years back, I hope that the Museum has corrected the details so that it is correctly listed as a 1940 model.
If any Ford Barners plan on visiting this great Museum, can you please check and see if this error in listing this Ford School Bus as a 1941 model instead of a 1940 model has been corrected?
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Old 01-29-2021, 07:58 PM   #59
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Here is another picture of that great looking 1941 Ford Marmon-Herrington Open Cab Australian Military Truck.
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The heck with the Ute ,,,, I want one of those /\ Thanks for posting . Good to here from you all

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