FG19,I have a trailer that is the bed to a '54 Ford truck, but it is just coated with primer. Now y'all have me thinking I should make it look a little fancier, for hauling supplies.
Yes, older cars and trucks were the best, just as most old farm homes looked better than today's newer stuff. Hard to tell one cookie cutter vehicle from the next, these days.
I agree of the ones you posted ,first choice Power Wagon then Diamond TI was reading an article about some popular and unique pick-up trucks & SUV's from the past. Here are a few photos that I enjoyed:
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I'd take the Diamond T or the Power Wagon. How about you?
Cool story! My Uncle Jim had a '50 Studebaker Commander. We used to call it his "Rocket Car." It was a 2 door sedan if I remember correctly. The engine smoked and the clutch slipped so he put it in my Grandmother's garage for storage. We got around to taking it out after a few years but the cats & rats got to it so off to the scrap yard it went. The body was real solid but between the mechanicals and the interior that needed to ripped out it just wasn't worth the effort way back then ('70's).I have never had an old Studebaker truck but do like the looks. Here I am with my 1951 Studebaker Commander:
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...sold it years ago to Steve Wozniak (yes THAT Steve Wozniak -- aka Woz.)
This is the pickup style I am thinking of...1948 body style.
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'51 was the first year for their new V8, a 232" I believe.Yes, the 51 Commander was a real boat -- 4 doors (back two are suicide style...) and a V8 engine. It could go much faster than the vintage brakes, suspension and handling could even begin to accommodate. Pretty scary really by today's standards. The color of my Studebaker was a light sea-foam green, and the interior was cloth upholstery with a headliner that looked like a grey flannel blanket.
I can imagine what damage the rodents could do to one of these stored in a barn for decades...