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Old 02-23-2021, 10:09 PM   #81
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This time around, we have a early photo of a 1941 Ford Open-Cab Truck with Marmon- Herrington Four Wheel Drive.
And just when I thought I'd seen my end all 4wd ford truck comes this.... Holy Crap.
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Old 02-25-2021, 05:18 PM   #82
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Here was have a photo of another 1940/1941 Ford Open-Cab Truck taken many years ago.
This one has the Marmon-Harrington Four Wheel Drive conversion. I can't tell whether it is a 1940 or 1941 model?
What is unusual is that this Open-Cab Ford Truck is Left Hand Drive?
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:00 PM   #83
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I know that I am getting slightly off track here, but I thought that I would share this picture of an Australian 1941 Ford Deluxe Ute. This Ute was in a Brisbane Wrecking Yard of yesteryear.
Check out the Waterfall Trim on each side of the centre strip on the Hood. That is how you tell that this Ute is a 1941 model and not a 1940 model.
In the USA, you released a similar vehicle with the Waterfall Trim on each side the Hood, but the only body style available in the USA for this 1941 model was the Sedan Delivery.
On this Ute, the photo of which was taken decades back shows a Hatch on the Roof. It may have been an ex Military model, or this modification could have been added later?
What is unusual is that these models have Ford Deluxe on each side of the Hood. all very unusual.
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Page from the Ford Australia Identification Manual for the 1941 Model "11C" Ford Deluxe Coupe Utility.
Notice that it lists this Ute as a Ford Deluxe model.
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For 1941 in Australia, Ford offered locally two different Utes. I showed the one that had the carry-over body of the 1939-1940 models in Post 83. This is the second type of Ute that was offered in Australia.
I took this photo of an Australian 1941 Ford Ute wasting away in a country wrecking yard many years ago. The Front Clip is sitting in the back ready for someone to come along and save it.
Unfortunately, this yard was closed to make the land available for houses, so it is unknown if this Ute was saved?
These Utes were made by cutting down 1941 Ford Sedans. You can see this by the "C" Pillar that lacks any style. This style of 1941 Ford Ute was used by the Military
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Page from the Ford Australia Identification Manual showing both the 1941 Model "11C" Ford Deluxe Coupe Utility and the other 1941 "11A" models. Very few 1941 Ford Sedans were sold in Australia. I can only recall seeing one back in the day when you saw lots of old Fords on the road as everyday cars.
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Australian 1941 Ford Ute. This is how all these 1941 Ford Utes looked.
It seems that they made dozens of them, all made from cut-down 1941 Ford Sedans.
It is parked next to a 1940 Ford Military Truck. Photos taken in 1996.
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:51 PM   #88
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you have to quit showing me these pictures! so interesting. I have a book on WW2 German ford trucks, I want them all. the 40/41 is a 41--flat dash not raised in the center
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more good stuff Mercman! the hatch in the roof may have been military, but usually the roof gun locations were a heavy steel round thing that actually had a trolley running around the top so the gun could swing around 360*. ring mounts they were called. sure would have been fun visiting those yards years ago. thanks for posting
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Another Australian 1941 Ford Ute. This model was made from Fordor Sedans and there are literally dozens and dozens of these unique to Australian 1941 Ford Utes.
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Another Australian 1941 Ford Ute. This model was made from Fordor Sedans and there are literally dozens and dozens of these unique to Australian 1941 Ford Utes.
My brain finally got over the oddity of the Ute style, until I saw that bumper. From typically seeing North American style models, it seems like somethings not quite right with the dimensions and dissimilar body features when viewing a Ute. I like the concept and versatility of them, especially the open cab models. Interesting what catches on in different parts of the world, and how much a little detail, like a bumper can change the look of a vehicle. If that was a face it looks like quite the overbite. Call me weird but I'm actually more crazy

Is it "a Ute" or "an Ute" ??
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I am with you Will regarding that Bumper.
Here is a front on shot of the same vehicle, the Australian 1941 Ford Ute
I don't believe that the front Bumper is correct for these Utes?
It should have more shape and not a heavy piece of steel.
Also, the Grilles on these Utes should not be Chrome Plated.
The Grilles are actually pressed metal, not Diecast on these 1941 Ford Utes.
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While the regular production 1941 Fords had Diecast Grilles, it was different for these Military 1941 Ford Utes.
Check the above pictures and you can see the Pressed Steel outer Grille Pieces, correct for these commercial 1941 Ford Utes.
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Check out this 1941 Ford Ute and the price, $150. Seems absolutely complete.
The "good old days" when these old Fords were affordable.
Wonder if it was saved?
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Thought I'd post my latest revision on my project because I have been heavily influenced by this thread. Not to hijack so if interested it's the thread '40 ford front fenders. Couldn't make the 40s work. That 38 military 4x4 works with parts I have laying around here.
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That is one interesting concept?
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Nice attention to detail. Even shows the correct 6 lug Toyota Land Cruiser wheels.
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its gonna be a good one GB !
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Thanks. I even have a set of 16" six lug factory toyota split rims. Non USA of course.
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This thread on the FTE is about a MH panel donated to the Australian Salvation Army by the US Salvation Army. Not an open cab but still interesting. IMO.
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...errington.html
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