Last week week I looked at a 1949 Bonus Built Ford F1 this weeks pick up is the face lifted version first seen in 1951.
So far as I have been able to discern the grill would originally have only been fitted with three teeth, customisers seem to like adding additional teeth on the grill to fill in the gaps.
All first Generation F1′s were powered either by a 95 hp flathead straight 6 or 100 hp flathead V8, the 4.8 litre / 292 cui quoted for today’s featured pickup suggests something more contemporary than a regular flathead is installed under the bonnet / hood.
The new dashboard of the face lifted 1951 F1 featured an ashtray and glovebox. Twin windscreen wipers and the foot operated windscreen washer were still optional.
The rear cab window was enlarged in 1951 for better reward visibility.
Finally the steel panels on the 6 1/2 foot cargo bed were replaced with hard wood items which are much easier to repair and replace.
Thanks for joining me on this “Bonus Built Facelift” edition of “Gettin a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !