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Old 06-24-2021, 05:16 AM   #161
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Bill, Thanks for sharing this 1940 Ford V8 Open Cab Pick-Up that you saw at a recent Swap Meet. A real lovely survivor.
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Old 06-29-2021, 05:58 PM   #162
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Something different - British Ford V8 Military Vehicles.
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Old 06-29-2021, 10:58 PM   #163
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Old 07-08-2021, 11:11 AM   #164
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I have re-visited this thread looking for factory cowl trucks with a folding windshield. The best example here is the jailbar on a trailer as the majority here are a cowl with windshield from the factory. Somewhere here I saw some big trucks such as bomb carriers with fold down windshield. Any pics of these trucks would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-31-2021, 09:01 PM   #165
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Australian 1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Up.
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Old 07-31-2021, 09:59 PM   #166
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WOW ! I like it just the way it is. Is that a recent photo? Military junk yard? Looks like tank road wheels in the bed. Thanks for more Mercman !
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Old 08-01-2021, 04:08 AM   #167
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Closer detail pictures of this Australian 1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Up.
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Old 08-01-2021, 09:49 PM   #168
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Interior shots of the Australian 1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Up.
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Old 08-02-2021, 12:08 AM   #169
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That truck illustrates the correct view of the term "survivor" . Any story to go with it Trevor?
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Old 08-02-2021, 08:34 AM   #170
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Interesting wheels on that 1941 open cab pickup.
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Old 08-02-2021, 10:09 PM   #171
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Open Cab Ford Pick-Up loaded up and ready for service.
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Old 08-02-2021, 11:32 PM   #172
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Interesting wheels on that 1941 open cab pickup.

Having changed countless big truck wheels/tires with multi-piece wheels I have wondered why they didn't continue the ww2 vintage 'combat rims' we see here. The two halves of the two piece wheel are simply bolted together. No prying, no special tools. I have two 16" jeep wheels that are combat rims still in service on a trailer. Yes, when they are old and crusty, they don't just slip apart, but it is not a bad solution to stiff sidewall/change in the field necessity of 'back country and military applications. I think even my commercial style lawnmower uses them now that I think of it....
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Old 08-03-2021, 12:29 AM   #173
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Totally agree GB, anyone who has broken down a crusty combat wheel would agree too. It was however a good idea when they were new. More expensive to make I assume, but all the "do it yourselfers" would have enjoyed working on those wheels instead of the many options that followed in the next couple decades. The "widow makers" were sure a good idea huh !
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Old 08-03-2021, 12:52 PM   #174
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Being somewhat of a student of WWII, I can very clearly recall hearing the news on the radio in my Dad's '40 Chevy that the Japanese had attack Pearl Harbor.
Looking at many of the areas world wide where-in WWII was raging, the Middle East, Pacific Rim, Europe and Eastern Europe, I seem to note a large number of Ford built trucks of all sizes, many of which are four wheel drive, being used by the British in the early part of the War. I guess this could be due to the fact that the British, Germans, Russia's etc., had been at it for almost three years before America entered the war in '41.
Ford seems to have played a very big part with the British and German armies, most likely because Ford had factories in the Common Wealth and Germany.
The U.S. played a hide and seek game during the '39-41 period sending vehicles to England and Russia via the Lend-Lease program, the majority of these vehicles were Chevrolet's and Studebaker medium duty trucks. The Studebaker's are very easy to spot with their slanted windshields which the Russians copied clear into the 1970's.
The Japanese also used a large number of Ford vehicles in the war, of course they were mostly comundered vehicles from the areas they over ran.
On a side note: I recently read an article about the Garand M1 rifles that the Japanese captured in large numbers. Being the very cleaver people that the Japanese are, they put the M1''s into service. They had a problem with the use of the M1's because of the difference in the ammo. Of course the Japanese had captured large a amounts of 30-06 ammo, however the vast amount of captured ammo was British 303.. To solve this problem the Japanese set up a factory in Japan to reverse engineer the M'1's so they could build them... Remember Patton's statement describing the M1 rifle as "being the greatest battle weapon ever invented.".
The Japanese were not successful with their effort to copy the M1, after over a year of trying they gave up on the idea and continued with their old bolt action rifles.
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Old 08-09-2021, 07:06 PM   #175
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Check out the slight differences in the Hoods of the 1940 and 1941 Ford Commercials.
Notice that the 1940 Ford Commercial has a V8 pressed into each side, while it was removed on the 1941 Ford Commercial models.
When the V8 pressing was removed on the 1941 Ford Commercial, the V8 on the Hubcap was also removed and replaced with a Ford Script.
That was because in the USA a new Flathead Six was an Optional Engine.
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Old 08-10-2021, 01:20 AM   #176
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Parking lights in the crab-eye mounts? Neato!!
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Old 08-10-2021, 07:22 AM   #177
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also removed because you could have also had a 4 cylinder, a 6 cylinder and two V8's
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Old 08-10-2021, 04:51 PM   #178
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1940 and 1941 Ford Tail Gates compared. Notice that the V8 has been omitted on the updated 1941 Ford Tail Gate. However, none of these Tail Gates were ever offered on Ford Pick-Ups sold in Australia, as our Beds were wider than the narrow Beds on USA Pick-Ups.
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Old 08-21-2021, 01:45 AM   #179
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Larger Tail Gate on Australian 1940 Ford Pick-Ups because of the wider Tray that all Australian Pick-ups received. Compare the size of the Australian 1940/1941 Ford Tonner Tail Gates with the same year USA Tonner Tail Gates in the previous Post.
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1941 Australian Ford Open-Cab Pick-Up.
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