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1946 Ford 1/2Ton Pickup Truck

Model Year History Overview:

This new series of Ford pickup trucks featuring all-new styling that was instantly recognizable. The front end now had a slightly protruding flat-faced panel.  It incorporated the headlights and the waterfall painted vertical bars grille.  The Ford name was printed in the molding on the face of the hood, just above the grille.  The parking lights were mounted on the fenders near the headlights.  There were louvers on the side of the hood.  Originally, the floor of the welded pickup bed was steel with steel strips stamped in a hardwood floor beneath. The Ford script on the hubcaps was stylized to give a winged effect.  It was available with both six-cylinder and a V-8 engine.  The styling which began in 1942 continued through 1947.  1948 saw the first completely re-styled Ford pickup truck since WWII.

This pickup underwent a complete frame-off restoration by the previous owner, Bob Lackey, over a three-year period ending in 2002.  The body, frame and all sheet metal were media blasted to clean bare metal.  Every nut, bolt and screw was removed. It was completely re-wired and new tinted glass installed all around. The engine was machined and completely overhauled by Bailey’s Crankshaft, Dallas, Texas.  

The engine was bored .060 with cylinder sleeves, a 4-inch Mercury crankshaft, an Iskenderian ¾ race camshaft and Offenhauser cylinder heads installed. Body was finished in the original color Greenfield Green with Tacoma Cream grille and trim.
Interior was finished in the original color upholstery and trim from LeBaron Bonney.  The bed was finished with three coats of varnish on the floor and side rails.  New radial tires on 15-inch wheels completed the project. 

          Total 1946 Ford Pickup Truck Production: 78,088
                         
           Originally Sold To: N/A
           Original MSRP:  $1,022.00
           Vehicle Mileage: 2,983 (Since Restoration)

          Stock Number: C 63

1946 Ford ½
Ton Pickup Truck

VIN Number:  99C637466
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Assembly Plant:  N/A
Exterior Color: Greenfield Green w/Tacoma Cream Trim
Convertible Top:  N/A
Interior Trim: Dark Green Vinyl by LeBaron Bonney
Engine: 239 CID Ford Flathead V-8 (Org. CID)  / Cylinders Bored .060 Over Standard with Sleeves 4-Inch Mercury Crankshaft
Iskenderian ¾ Race Camshaft
Offenhauser Aluminum Cylinder Heads
Offenhauser Aluminum 4-Barrel Intake Manifold
Holley 650 CFM 4-Barrel Carburetor
Pertronic Electronic Ignition
Tubular Exhaust Headers                             

Transmission:  3 Speed Manual Floor Shift

Equipment:

  • Ford AM/FM Electronic Radio With Cassette & Clock                
  • Tinted Glass All Around
  • Turn Signals
  • Dual Outside Chrome Mirrors 
  • Varnished Solid Oak Pickup Bed Floor and Side Rails
  • Dual Exhaust w/Smithy Mufflers
  • Wheel Trim Rings
  • Wide Whitewall Radial 14’’ Tires 

Wheelbase:  114.0 inches
Weight:  2,966 LBS

Stock Number: C 63

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