1n 1937 Ford introduced it new series of “Prow Front” full size models to replace the Ford 48 Series.
Ford’s chief designer E.T. “Bob” Gregorie passed the styling features of the Prow Front full sized Fords to the half ton pickups that were new for 1940/41.
Power options for the Prow Front pick ups included 60, 90 or 95 hp flathead Ford V8 with the 60hp being replaced by a 1996 cc / 120 cui four cylinder sourced from the Ford 6N tractor midway through 1941.
This particular pickup seen at the Yanks Picnic, Shakespeare County Raceway, is registered with a 4500 cc / 274 cui motor of unknown origin.
The chassis of the Prow Front Pickups and Cars are almost identical except the commercial application has the frame stamped out of heavier gauge steel. The pickup rode on trans leaf springs both front and rear. At an additional cost the prow front 1/2 tons could be ordered with pin striped body panels.
70,190 of these 1941 Ford 1/2 ton pickups were built which would have cost of the order of US$ 650 new.
Thanks for joining me on this “Prow Front” Edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !