Antique Ford Truck – eye candy for a Spring day

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I saw this immaculate supercharged pickup truck today in the parking lot at the Harvest Moon foodstore in Floyd, VA. I hesitate to call it a restoration because I’m not sure how much of the original metal, if any, still remains.

It seems to have been a very early Ford pickup and has found a new life as a toy for an older, and well-heeled, sports enthusiast.
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The body shell and the doors may be original, but everything else seems to have been fabricated of new material to very high standards. The seats are cream-colored leather and the interior is spotless.

This truck is a real showpiece, but it is used for runs to downtown Floyd and is attracting lots of attention. At least four people came up while I was shooting these pictures, including one fellow who said, "It’s a shame they didn’t leave the flathead engine in it!"

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I wanted to bring you some history of this vehicle, but I traipsed through the Harvest Moon foodstore and the coffee shop Over The Moon asking for the owner of the Yellow Ford Truck in the parking lot with no results.

I talked with several well-groomed sportsmen who looked very much like show car owners, but no one was willing to admit to owning this treasure.

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If anyone knows the provenance of this beauty, please send me an email.

It has a Lucky Lady insignia in the rear window and Moon insignia on both sides of the cab.
It also has a radiator ornament that seems vaguely familiar.

You can click on these images to get a full-sized image.

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UPDATE:

It’s a big help having knowledgeable friends!

Iowahawk says, "…that appears to be a ’33 or ’34 Ford, chopped about 3" and channeled about 7", frame has likely been Z’d . That’s a stock ’33-’34 grill, but he’s running an old Model T radiator cap on it. 

Engine is a small block Ford, probably 302 or 351, looks like a B&M supercharger setup. The pickup bed looks like a shortened Model A. Wheels are either Cragar or Centerline."

"I’ll get it in the
Earth Day gallery along with a link."

If you would like to see more exotic cars take a look at the Flickr slideshow on the First Annual Iowahawk Earth Week Virtual Cruise Night.

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