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Fordson truck

Post by Erik Barrett » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:37 am

Does anyone remember in one of the 70's Ford history books a picture of a Fordson based prototype truck? I think it may have been "70 years of Ford" by George Damman. I recall also pics of the prototype "improved" trucks with late cowls and fenders. Anyway, the Fordson truck has popped up on a Facebook site. It sure looks like the picture in the book of the truck parked on a side street in Dearborn. Owner says he inherited it and it was the only one made. Having owned a Fordson, I can believe that. Search 20's era vintage cars, brass era, and orphan makes on FB to see it. I can't imagine anyone going to the trouble to fake this thing, from the pics it would have been done a long time ago if it was. By the way, it's for sale. I sure would like to know how it wound up in the shed where it now lives.

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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Kaiser » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:48 am

Might this be the Fordson truck you're talking about ?
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Kaiser » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:59 am

Here's another picture of the truck before bodywork was fitted , apparently taken in front of the Dearborn tractor works :
By the way, this truck has been a topic before on this forum, if you search the old forums, more info should come up.
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Ed Baudoux » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:46 am

Here are the pics, for the non-facebookers.
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by George House » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:06 am

Hmmmmm... strap iron wheel ‘spokes’ just like my Fordson tractors...
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by TFan » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:25 am

Going by the straw hat in the pictures I would say it must be around Steve Jelf's area. Cool truck! Jim
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Kaiser » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:44 am

The pictures give a couple of details (modified TT cab, wheels, lights) that seem to indicate this is the real thing, if so, it is an important car ! it marks the Ford Motor Co first foray into heavier truck manufacture. I bet you collectors will be very seriously interested in it.
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Erik Barrett » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:16 pm

Got to be the same truck. I wonder how it got away from Ford? Owner says it's the only one.


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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Humblej » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:09 pm

What is the price?


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Re: Fordson truck

Post by agriscience » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:13 pm

I believe that Bernie Long of Bloomington Calif has a Fordson truck.
He was featured on "PICKERS" "Godfather of junk episode"
He showed it tom me once and was boasting that it was the only one.
I replied that if it was the only one it must have been a DUD!


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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Erik Barrett » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:15 pm

Wasn't stated on FB but owner says contact him. Hard to put a price on a one of a kind. Look at the cantilever rear springs. That system was used on the early AA trucks.


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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Dallas Landers » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:58 pm

Fords 1st COE, very intersting. The cool factor has got to be worth something.


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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Jim Eubanks » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:05 pm

I would hope someone from one of the two national clubs would contact the owner to do a photo and historical article. This is truly a important piece of history.


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Re: Fordson truck

Post by FordFool » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:54 pm

Bernie passed away a few weeks ago. That truck is for sail along with the rest of his estate. Any one intrerestid contact Dennis Rhu 951-941-6269


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Re: Fordson truck

Post by FordFool » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:55 pm

dumb me sale

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Re: Fordson truck

Post by VFeditor_Aleesa » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:37 pm

Jim Eubanks wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:05 pm
I would hope someone from one of the two national clubs would contact the owner to do a photo and historical article. This is truly a important piece of history.
Article is in the works. This is going to be fun! Don't come across history like this just every day.
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Raoul von S. » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:09 am

Is this thing geared "tractor fast" ?
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Original Smith » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:31 am

I saw one similar to that one once at a truck show, but I thought the radiator was further up front. Didn't Ford have one that they used at the Dearborn airport?

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Re: Fordson truck

Post by Angmar » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:11 pm

That is certainly a nice piece of history. I would make space in my garage for it! I would very much like to see more detailed photographs of the truck. As others have noted, similarities to the TT and AA. I have had both and would like to see the inspiration for various parts.
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by VFeditor_Aleesa » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:55 pm

Whose garage will it end up in?

Check out the April 19-21, 2019 Bernie Long Auto & Truck Auction. Just in time to do a little shopping with your tax refund.

https://bernies-antiquecars.com/auction-inventory

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Re: Fordson truck

Post by jack innes » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:06 am

Does anyone know what the Fordson Truck sold for at Bernie Long's sale?


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Re: Fordson truck

Post by agriscience » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:11 am

Auction reserve of $50,000.00
No takers on Saturday!
Told it was sold????????????????????????????????
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by d stroud » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:10 am

Any news on this? Dave
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Re: Fordson truck

Post by KimDobbins » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:33 pm

I heard that it sold for between 40-50k. Trying to get better info.

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