I have pictures of an antique ford pick up I came upon at edge of woods while mountainbiking. Looks to be late 30's era. Tried to post pictures (they are in the 2 MB size range, so this site won't accept them). Do you have advice on an equivalent site for this sort of vehicle to get opinions on it's year and thoughts on value of it?
Lots of folks here know enough about Fords of all ages to be able to date it if you can post a pic.
Can't fit 'em here; only 200kb pic accepted.
Daniel, if you have your pictures loaded onto your computer in a file, usually you can just right click on that picture thumbnail, click on "edit", then when that box opens up with your HUGE picture on it, look up towards the top where it should say "resize"....click that, then I'd suggest for starters choose somewhere around 480pixels for vertical, the horizontal automatically adjusts accordingly. When you close out that box, it'll ask if you want to save the changes, click "yes". Go back to your original thumbnail and do the right click again, click edit again, and then you should be able to see your re-sized picture, with the "new KB size" at the bottom of that box. Hopefully that'll be under the 200 KB. Usually is for me. Once you confirm that, you should be able to post that picture after you click on "upload attachment" at the bottom of the posting area.
Give it a try!
Send the pics to roycegte at earthlink dot net
I will post them for you.
Here are Daniel's pictures:
Second set of Daniel's pictures. I am guessing 1941?
It's a '41 one-ton pickup.
Anyone who sees these; what do you think it may be worth, at least as far as you can tell from the pics?
I'll venture a guess that if the body is good and not rusted out the value may be worth from $1000 to $1500. You could expect to spend another $5,000+ to get a running vehicle. It would be over $10,000 to get it close to a truck that would show well at local shows and then it would require a lot of work you could do yourself. It's old enough that finding parts may be an issue. Then there is always the possibility you may want to drop a late model drive train under it but then it's not original. Probably not much help but that's my opinion.
If it was mine I would ask $5500 for it and take $5000.
I agree, that's a $5000 truck. It looks good from here....
That truck is in exceptional condition and relatively rare. With that door in the tail gate, I wonder if they somehow have made the bed into a dump rig for coal? Somebody has already done a lot of work on the truck and in my opinion, a new battery, clean out the fuel system, bleed the brakes and drive it for a fun vehicle.
I will bet the block is cracked. A Flathead with one head off? Cracked! Dan
When I saw the hatch in the tailgate, I thought about grain. But since it's located in Mass., coal does seem more likely.
I did a frame-up resto on a '47 pickup a while back. About the only differences between the '41 and the '42-7 ones are the grille, hood, and headlights. We went with 15" wheels and tires for now because the owner had good ones. Everything else is correct.
I have some vehicles setting out behind our place. I can see where someone might come out of the woods and think, "Gee, look at all these old trucks". Around these parts, a great way to get ventilated would be to start opening the hood and doors, and taking pictures.
Forgive me if I am incorrect, but from your story and pictures, it sure looks like you were trespassing.
(Message edited by ed_baudoux on December 01, 2014)
Ed, I probably was. Didn't see "No Trespassing sign", but it was private property. Alas, it was unintentional, and I carry camera mtn biking and I couldn't resist taking pictures. Luckily, we're not too NRA Gun crazed up here in Mass., so I didn't get 'ventilated'.
Mike, that trucks a beauty. When I got divorced from my ex, she took The '38 Ford Pickup I'd worked three years on. I don't know how much we put into it. I know within the first 3 years after finishing it we showed it at about 25 shows. We never received less than a second place trophy and the majority were first place. The very first show we entered it in it won Best in Show out of about 400 other vehicles. It was one of the best times I ever went through. It was fun, exciting and worth all the work and time we put into it. I miss that truck and think about it nearly every day. A person can have a lot of fun with those old Ford trucks. I remember when they were on the road everywhere in the '50s. And I get excited when I see something as beautiful as your truck. I'll never get rid of my Model T's but you can bet that there will be another Flatty in my life someday.
"It was unintentional" If you need a no trespassing sign, to keep your hands off someone's things, you have more to worry about than the "gun crazed NRA"