One of my Express bodies being put to good use.. Kevin did a beautiful job w/ this restoration... www.everettcurrierfarm.com
Oops, I meant to say Keith no Kevin..
Please enlighten me if I am wrong. I had been told the 'Express' cab applied to only the enclosed steel cab, which I understand to have been introduced about 1924. Info, please.
Ford didn't coined the description of Express Cab, that was a common term in the early days, likely from early horse drawn express wagons for hauling lighter loads short distances.
Here is a good read on early truck bodies (1922)
For express bodies, many styles, open and closed cab, catalog pages from Mifflinburg Body Co.
Hanson's Wheel Shop has a page on their website dedicated to the Express Wagon, defined thus:
"Light-weight delivery wagon, having raves or flare-boards above the wheels to support and protect an overhanging load". Sounds very familiar!
Photos and citations can be found here:
I've learned something today.
Don't worry ..... I've been called a lot worse than Kevin..... and thanks again for the great job you did on the body!!!!! I'll be calling soon for my next project
Thank you Keith... Had no idea she was going to be a wrecker.....soooooo cool..
Wasn't planned but someone in NY had this wrecker so I couldn't resist...
Great looking truck and that Manley crane looks familiar
Thanks Jim.... I forgot who I got it from..... it's been awhile.... it was great meeting you that day and touring your beautiful property
In the day, "express" meant "delivery", hence the carry over to the body
It wasn't Wells Fargo Delivery Co., it was Well Fargo Express Co. ! I suppose
the term also insinuated a "speedy delivery" as well.
The day Keith picked her up at the shop..