I purchased a 1944 1.5 ton Ford truck. I am beginning the stages of restoration and I am trying to find where to look and what to do. My goal is to leave it as original as possible and use it as my “going to town” from the farm truck. I do want to make it so that I can run locally on the highway, so I will have to put an overdrive or do something with the rear end. No hot rod here. I found the serial number today which was on the frame. *99T-604417*, I think it was called a 49T, 100hp,V8.
I have searched for information on the VIN, but given that it is War era, I must not be looking in the right place.
Any help appreciated and thoughts on the restoration accepted.