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Old 03-13-2020, 04:07 PM   #21
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Some call them Semaphores and some call them trafficators.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:32 AM   #22
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Sorry for the delay. Here are the truck tire and load tables I mentioned in my prior post for large trucks. This information is from the 1935 Ford Truck Dealer Showroom Album but are also valid for your 1937 truck.
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:06 PM   #23
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My first job out of high school was driving a ‘37 Ford truck. It had a V4 air cooled Wisconsin powered Hop To back hoe mounted on it. I don’t know the wheel base but it had a two speed rear axle that you’d shift with a lever, no vacuum.
It burned a valve so on Thanksgiving day we pulled the intake manifold and left head and changed that one valve.there was a 10 inch Cresant wrench laying under the intake manifold.
A few weeks later when the ground froze I joined the Army.
Three and a half years later when I came home the HopTo digger was mounted on a ‘50 Dodge. I went back to work for him again, it was nice to have a five speed transmission and hydraulic brakes. I never asked where the Ford went.
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:21 PM   #24
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My favorite version, probably at least 20yrs ago... Don't know where it's at today.




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Model51,
The images are to small for me to read and blur out, when enlarged. Can you post them in a larger format? I'd really like to have that info. Or could you send them to my Email?

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Old 04-01-2020, 03:50 PM   #26
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I worked for a farmer that had a 1944 ford flatbed with single rear wheels. Was that a tonner?
There was a time in one of those years when they sold a bunch of trucks to various industries so the economy could keep going.
I remember when some farm implement dealers would have a wagon or disc or something but they couldn’t sell it. They called it frozen. A lot of trucks and tractors were being borrowed from neighboring farmers in those war time days.
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My guess was it was a tonner but Ford did make some 3/4 ton flatbeds around the late 30's early '40's but don't know if they made them in the Jailbar years. Or it could have been a p/u that some farmer put on flatbed on.
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:33 PM   #28
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I would say that in 42 they made a 3/4 ton, but after that it was the true tonner with the 17" wheels. If the truck you mention had inverted duallie type wheels fore and aft it was a down rated 1 1/2 ton truck. Very nice 37 btw.
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1937 Ford Truck 1-1/2 Ton Model 79 > http://www.2040-cars.com/Ford/Other-...1-2-ton-93490/



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Speaking of tire sizes. I have a 1938 1.5 ton and really pushing I can see 40, the motor has plenty of torque and brakes stopping ability but it just needs more speed for the roads by me. So I was thinking taller tires, currently running 6.5x20 on the rear dually and 7x20 on the front roughly 34" tall. Anyone have any ideas?
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