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Ford F4 Stake Bed 226 CI I6 1948

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Big trucks like this 1948 Ford F-4 Stake Bed remind us today that life was very, very different not all that long ago. Most of the heavy lifting around town was handled by trucks very much like this one, designed to carry immense loads at modest speeds over questionable terrain. And at that, the Ford F-series excelled. The fact that they were also handsome doesn't hurt, and today they remain perhaps the fastest-growing segment of the antique vehicle hobby.
1948 was the inaugural year of the legendary F-Series of Ford trucks, offering the old-school grille with narrow-set of headlights that looks great. The paint is a twist on of the old-fashioned look, Vermillion Red with black fenders, and it nevertheless looks right on the big rig's classic shape. Fit and finish is appropriate to an original heavy-duty truck, with doors that open and close easily, a hood that latches tight, and a very attention-grabbing overall look that makes people smile. There are plenty of signs of use and it isn't perfect, but you wouldn't want a truck that hasn't proven itself, right? The period stake bed is a neat feature and makes this truck practical today and remains fully functional with pressure treated wood, although we do think a little varnish would spruce it up. Put it to work or imagine the possibilities for hauling around all your friends during a tailgate or car show. Cool, right?
The interior is nattily trimmed with a brown vinyl bench seat and painted metal surfaces everywhere else. Remember, it was designed to work hard, not be luxurious, but Ford stylists knew that good looks sold trucks just as well as they sold cars, so the new factory-style instruments are in a stylish pod and keep an eye on all the vitals. The dash, doors, and other areas have all been painted red to match the body, with proper cardboard headliner that gives it a very finished look. The contrast between the black control levers and steering wheel versus the red paint is pleasing and rakish, showing a bit of style that's right at home in the handsome truck. Manual steering and brakes are easy enough to manage, but this is still a big vehicle so it'll take some getting used to the commanding driving position. And brush-up on your shifting, since the 4-speed manual gearbox is heavy-duty and requires a firm hand on the shift lever.
Remarkably, Ford's 226 cubic inch inline-six was offered alongside the flathead V8, and produces nearly as much power and more torque, which is probably why it was used in the giant F6. It's quite clean under the hood for such a workhorse and starts quickly with the factory-spec 6-volt system (positive ground) spinning the starter. It wears proper Ford Red paint and a downdraft carburetor, and still retains its generator for the electrical system. There's also a push-button starter inside, and an electric choke if necessary, and once the big rig is warmed up, it runs smoothly and can go all day. Shifting takes some practice, but you certainly won't hurt the big guy while you learn, and the brakes are remarkably effective given the truck's mass. Performance is leisurely, as you'd expect, but there's simply nothing you can't move with something like this. The original steel wheels have been painted to match the fenders, and wear very grippy 7.00-18 heavy-duty Super Traction-STA truck tires.
For business promotion or weekend warriorism, there are few better mediums, and if moving big stuff around is part of your daily routine, you'll probably enjoy it twice as much from behind the wheel of this F-4. An awful lot of truck for not a ton of money. Call today!

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1948 Ford F4 Stake Bed 226 CI I6 is listed till salu on ClassicDigest in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas by Streetside Classics - Dallas/Fort Worth for $34995.


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Karosstyp : Personbil Märke : Ford Modell : F4 Modellversion : Stake Bed 226 CI I6 Motorvolym : 0.0 Årsmodell : 1948 Läge : Dallas/Fort Worth Fordon Registrering : Odefinierad

34995 $

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Ford, som grundades 1902, har utan tvekan förändrat historien om bilvärlden mer än någon annan biltillverkare genom att införa de första folkbilen Modell T 1908. De hade producerat mer än 15 miljoner bilar i slutet av produktionen 1927, genom vilket T hade blivit föråldrade.

Ford lanserade den första lågpris V8-motor driven bil 1932. 1932 V8 var en omedelbar hit med överlägsen hantering och prestanda för många betydligt mer expansiva bilar av dagen. Inte undra på 32 V8 Ford har blivit en sådan favorit bland heta rodders runt om i världen med 32 Deuce Coupe som sin ikon.

Under kriget Ford helt stänga civil bilproduktionen att ägna alla sina resurser till de allierade krigsansträngningarna (1942-1945) De används för att bygga B-24 bombplan, flygmotorer, jeepar, M-4 stridsvagnar, militära lastbilar och Bren-gun bärare och mer än 30.000 super laddade Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 motorer till Mosquito och Lancaster bombplan samt P-51 Mustang fighters. Efter kriget Ford bilar i USA blev större och flashier tillsammans med sina konkurrenter. I 60: s Ford var tillbaka i förgrunden igen när man inför deras kommersiella hit Mustang 1964. Mustang var så populär tävlingen var tvungen att följa Fords exempel och ponycar fenomenet tog över USA. Under åren ponnyer växte några muskler tills oljekrisen döda äntligen dödat dem.

På sextiotalet rusade Ford i internationell motorsport scenen med en raseri. Efter misslyckade Ferrari övertagande, då Enzo Ferrari hade klippt affären av med Henry Ford II gör det senare absolut koka av vrede, vände Ford till Lola i Storbritannien för att producera en Ferrari slog långdistans racer efter. Samarbetet mellan Ford och Lola skapade den mäktiga Ford GT40 som absolut slog Ferrari i Le Mans 24 flera gånger.

I Europa införde Ford några av de mest episka race och rallybilar av 60-talet som bygger på ödmjuka familj sedaner; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, och Escort 1600RS med de ikoniska Cosworth BDA motorer.

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