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They said it was a 1944 Ford pickup or maybe a 42 or 46

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Did Ford make any pickup trucks for the military in '44?

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yes, trucks were made for the military in 42-45..............

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Look at the running boards. If the bolt heads come up throgh it is a 46 if they are in slots under the boards it is a 47. Somebody told me the 42 had the script bolted on to the hood sides not raised like this one

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Thank you.  I will look at It closer in the next couple of weeks.  Bed was 8x5  and wheelbase around 132. 

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16 hours ago, mercer09 said:

yes, trucks were made for the military in 42-45..............

A 'clue' if it was an official military vehicle is small lever-operated ignition switch that did not require a key.

 

Craig 

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There is also a number here but I cannot tell.  45022 maybe?

 

 

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Be sure to thank the moron who took the transmission cover off and left it open. Add finding and buying a new transmission to this truck's long list of upside-downs.

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33 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

Be sure to thank the moron who took the transmission cover off and left it open. Add finding and buying a new transmission to this truck's long list of upside-downs.

The spray can of red oxide primmer is missing the spray nozzle also.

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Looks like a good candidate for yard art.   Would look nice in our lower pasture, below the barn with a flowerbed in the pickup bed.  Spring is coming!

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I think maybe the war ones had a windshield that opened.

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Can’t be a military vehicle, there is no OD GREEN paint on it. That stuff never faded. I think I still have some on me from 67/68. ! 
Dave S 

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42 -46 had no chrome . And could be a  CIVILIAN model

Some even had wood bumpers

Is it for sale ?

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The current plan is yard art, but do not have it yet.  It is at an old salvage yard and they are working on getting to it with the forklift.  It has been raining for the last week so we will see when it gets on the trailer.

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Virginia titled vehicles the year they were sold new, i.e. 1944.  I had a late friend who had a Ford pickup like this one (still in his family) that had a Virginia title dating it as a 1944 Ford.  I have read that when the War started all new cars on had at dealerships were put into a reserve, i.e. the dealer couldn't sell the car without approval.  These cars were sold, as necessary, to special people like doctors, politicians (no doubt), fire departments, government offices, etc.  If that happened to be in Virginia (any maybe other states), the title said it was the year it was sold....it wasn't then, necessarily, a military vehicle.  My friend insisted it was a 1944 Ford, and no amount of convincing argument could convince him his Ford was a 1942 or 1946 Ford because the title said it was a 1944 Ford.

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There is green paint under the yellow.  This time he says it is a 44 or 45 and that he had done research on it.  He got it from a Dairy farm east of Norman when the grandson was liquidating.  They had used it on the farm until it stopped working then parked it and a fire went under it at one point.  Serial number looks like the same as on the transfer case but still cannot make it out.   Looks like maybe  799Y  345022v  

 

 

      

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6 minutes ago, GOPOKES said:

There is green paint under the yellow.  This time he says it is a 44 or 45 and that he had done research on it.  

 

 

Hard to tell in the photos, but it appears the door windows have metal frames around them; which is characteristic of military vehicles. 

 

Craig

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That faded yellow wrecker is going to have one heck of a time getting that Ford out of there.

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