Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-26-2021, 07:04 PM   #1
Pech33
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 33
Default What year is this truck?

I ran across this truck in the woods in Stehekin, WA. You can only get there by boat. The engine is gone. Does the steering wheel give it away? Is that a spark advance lever? Looking for what you think. The "W" on the firewall is the same as a '33 (I think), but what about the steering wheel?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg thumbnail_IMG_4708.jpg (81.0 KB, 198 views)
File Type: jpg thumbnail_IMG_4709.jpg (75.2 KB, 216 views)
File Type: jpg thumbnail_IMG_4712.jpg (68.0 KB, 200 views)
File Type: jpg thumbnail_IMG_4717.jpg (44.2 KB, 182 views)
Pech33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 07:16 PM   #2
mercman from oz
Senior Member
 
mercman from oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 7,052
Default Re: What year is this truck?



Mystery Ford Truck in Stehekin, WA.
mercman from oz is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 08-26-2021, 07:19 PM   #3
Charlie ny
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,816
Default Re: What year is this truck?

'35 - '36.......I'm headed there right now with a fresh battery and starter fluid !
Charlie ny
Charlie ny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 07:27 PM   #4
tubman
Senior Member
 
tubman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minnesota, Florida Keys
Posts: 8,293
Default Re: What year is this truck?

Too bad. Look at the drivers side fender; it appears that wasn't bad when it was left there.

Why do they have to shoot holes in everything?
tubman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 07:30 PM   #5
Reds34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Eastern, CT
Posts: 378
Default Re: What year is this truck?

I think the parking brake handle may still be good. Interesting that the gas tank is still there.

Red
Reds34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 07:33 PM   #6
koates
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia.
Posts: 1,849
Default Re: What year is this truck?

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Lever on the steeriing wheel is the light switch. Regards, Kevin.
koates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 10:50 PM   #7
51504bat
Senior Member
 
51504bat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SoCal-Redlands
Posts: 2,129
Default Re: What year is this truck?

Hard to tell from the photo but does it have parallel rear leaf springs? If so, a 3/4 ton or larger?
__________________
Making the simple complicated for over 30 years.
51504bat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 11:37 PM   #8
Pech33
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 33
Default Re: What year is this truck?

It was a logging operation and it was left to be cannibalized.
Pech33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2021, 11:59 PM   #9
cas3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: sw minnesota
Posts: 3,058
Default Re: What year is this truck?

the fire wall is desirable to the fools that put modern motors in the model 40's, as it fits rite in, but has a bit of a set back for more clearance.
cas3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 06:29 AM   #10
oldandtired
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Edgefield, SC
Posts: 766
Default Re: What year is this truck?

51504bat...I do not believe that Ford made a 3/4 ton until 38. The pictures appear to show the remains of a 1 1/2 ton. The headlight buckets on it appear to have been changed out at some point after seal beams became available.
oldandtired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 06:59 AM   #11
Pat/Ohio
Senior Member
 
Pat/Ohio's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wilmington, OH/Lakeland, FL
Posts: 842
Default Re: What year is this truck?

My guess would be '35 as I don't see the reinforcement "X" stamped in the side of the cowl. Hard to tell in the pictures.

Stay Safe!
Pat
Pat/Ohio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 03:25 PM   #12
1936 ford pickup
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 148
Default Re: What year is this truck?

My guess is '36 because of the "hand-holds" in the doors to grab the doors when closing. Or maybe a '35 with '36 doors.
1936 ford pickup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 03:55 PM   #13
VeryTangled
Senior Member
 
VeryTangled's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: (Not far enough...) Outside of DC
Posts: 3,188
Default Re: What year is this truck?

Hi Everyone. I hope this doesn't muddy things in the discussion of commercial/truck ID's, but in this thread about '35 Roadster doors (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302899) DavidG added to the information with:

Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidG View Post
...I only know such things as the result of having had both very early and very late '35 open cars. Three other changes that many think of as strictly '36, but which were adopted as running changes late in the '35 model year are the windshield posts, wind wings, and big stamped-in Xs on the sides of the firewall. Lo and behold, all of the revised windshield-related items carry 48-prefix part numbers, not 68-prefix part numbers.
I'm curious if the stamped-in X's that are not consistent on the open cars through the 35/36 series, have any relevance when thinking about closed cars or our subject vehicle, a commercial?
__________________
-Jeff H

Have you thought about supporting the Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum?
VeryTangled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 06:39 PM   #14
frnkeore
Senior Member
 
frnkeore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 705
Default Re: What year is this truck?

I'm guess it's a '35 Model 51, short WB. These are pictures of my, unmolested '35. It looks the same to me. If you look lose you can see the "X" , same s mine and if you look even closer, you might make out the lower W stamping below the upper one. Look more and you can see the patent plate in the middle of the X.

I also took one of the door grip and molding.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Cowl.JPG (338.7 KB, 29 views)
File Type: jpg Door Grip.JPG (304.5 KB, 18 views)
__________________
Frank
'35 Ford Model 51
'48 Ford F3
'54 Ford Tudor Mainline

Last edited by frnkeore; 08-27-2021 at 06:44 PM.
frnkeore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 07:21 PM   #15
Jeff/Illinois
Senior Member
 
Jeff/Illinois's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,597
Default Re: What year is this truck?

Yes a '35 or a '36 and dang somebody already ran off with the rear fenders
Jeff/Illinois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 07:44 PM   #16
corvette8n
Senior Member
 
corvette8n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: 36 miles north of Albany NY
Posts: 2,386
Default Re: What year is this truck?

All that will buff out.
corvette8n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 08:11 PM   #17
bbrocksr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Yakima Washington
Posts: 801
Default Re: What year is this truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pech33 View Post
I ran across this truck in the woods in Stehekin, WA. You can only get there by boat. The engine is gone. Does the steering wheel give it away? Is that a spark advance lever? Looking for what you think. The "W" on the firewall is the same as a '33 (I think), but what about the steering wheel?
It's a 36 you can tell by the windshield posts.
Bill
bbrocksr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 08:51 AM   #18
D. Jones
Senior Member
 
D. Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 503
Default Re: What year is this truck?

And of course; It was running when parked!
D. Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 08:57 AM   #19
Brendan
Senior Member
 
Brendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: At my kitchen table in Santa Rosa, Ca
Posts: 2,844
Default Re: What year is this truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 51504bat View Post
Hard to tell from the photo but does it have parallel rear leaf springs? If so, a 3/4 ton or larger?
its a 1935 Ford and its a big truck , it has the big truck steering wheal
__________________
If it would have been a snake it would have bit ya!

i can't spell my way out of a paper bag!
Brendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 11:01 AM   #20
Karl Wescott
Senior Member
 
Karl Wescott's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 900
Default Re: What year is this truck?

1936. There is a difference between 1935 and 1936 where the windshield post meets the cowl.
Karl Wescott is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 PM.