Thursday, November 17, 2016

1931 Ford Stake Bed

right front
There are a lot of older restorations for sale these days. This old delivery truck listed on craigslist was “partially restored” in the 1960s and then put away and forgotten. The current owner has done a lot of work to make this a nice driver and is selling it for some reason. It’s located in Sacramento for  $9,850. Except for the bed and headlights, it looks mostly complete and original.

The owner replaced the floor along with other work. The paint work doesn’t look like it was done very well.

The engine looks complete and original except for the alternator. The electrical system was converted to 12 volt. The head gasket was replaced, the carburetor rebuilt, a new water pump installed and hoses and the fan belt were replaced.

left rearThe wooden stake bed looks well made but appears to have been built for looks and not utility. This truck would be great for parades, advertising or just a fun driver. What would you do with this old truck? What do you think someone will be willing to pay for it? Would you drive it as it is or restore it further?


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