1941 Ford Pickup Early on in the history of Ford Motor Company a noticeable lowercase e completed the curl at the back of the cursive F on the Ford name. Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison both had winter estates in Ft. Meyers Florida, and shared ideas and cigars. One idea that would make Ford a real innovator was the concept of the assembly line. This original idea came from Edison, and in deference to him and his idea, Henry Ford honored him in his early logo with that e on the curl, and as they say the rest is history! For consignment, a bit of beautiful Ford design from 1941 in the form of a pickup. This all metal truck with wood bed and vinyl bed covering is a resto-mod that has been painstakingly restored and bathed in cinnamon color. A nice look with its rounded fenders and grille, and now new interior with many conveniences. So, lets go haul some hay and unbeknownst to the competition, we can also haul some ass! Exterior Starting out with the obvious V shaped waterfall grille with its shiny center and cinnamon painted side flanking grilles work in unison with the rounded exterior fenders upfront, and single teardrop bezel round style headlight on either side. Below is a custom fabricated thin round bar stock bumper which works very nicely with the styled front of this truck, almost like a 40s mustachioed gentleman. A V shaped rounded off hood works its way rearward to the split windshield. Long stalks support round mirrors on either door, along with a nicely preserved handle to open these doors. These are surrounded by the rounded design cabin with a small rectangular rear glass window. Running boards in black rubberized ribbed format are below and makes for easier access to the cabin. The metal sided bed has been re-lined on the inside with new oak wood and shiny mounting strips and has some rolled steels at the top edge on either side. Tan canvas covers the bed and is now on to protect the wood below. The original gate is on and shows nicely and flanking the bed is a wonderfully shaped pontoon styled rear fender. On the backs of said fenders, is a sergeant stripe like shape for the tail lighting. Below the gate is another fabricated bar stock rear bumper that has tailpipes peeking from either side. It is painted in body matching cinnamon. Wheels are wonderful American Racing 5 spokes that have satin gray spokes and shiny rims and center hub coverings. Fronts are 14 inches and rears are 15 inches, all are wrapped in Charger rubber. Interior A swing of the door and Im tempted to slam it shut again so all that 40s styling does not ooze out! A simple cinnamon painted surround for the doors frames a tan tuck and roll vinyl door panel on either side. Volvo leather two tone seats in bucket form are now in front of the cinnamon painted metal dash. A tilt column sports a banjo style rally size steering wheel, and the dash has been upgraded with vintage trio eyeball vents, brass bezels in circular form, and white faced Dolphin vintage art deco styled lettered and pointers instrumentation. The column mounted billet shift lever points to the drive mode clearly marked. Tan vinyl makes up the headliner and the pillar coverings. Gold carpeting, very clean, covers the floors. Drivetrain Under the rounded V style hood in a clean fully restored engine bay, is now a powerful consigner stated 383ci V8. Consigner also states that is putting out 330hp. On top is an Edelbrock 650cfm 4-barrel carb, and on back a snappy smooth shifting 700R4 4 speed. The rear tires spin via a Ford 8-inch rear. Undercarriage Wonderfully clean black painted metal and mechanicals as well as some of the bed oak shows with nary a drop of road dirt or splatter and is all very structurally sound. From the body hangers to the running boards and all in between its all looking very nice. Transverse leaf springs for the front suspension, and leaf springs for the rear and now power disc brakes are in front and power drums on the back. A dual exhaust works its way rearward, and it includes dual Turbo Mufflers. Drive-Ability Classic old trucks are always eye-catching, hence why when I need recognition I take one of these into town just to look cool, (even though Im far from it), and it works! This truck fired right up and was ready for my trip, which has good smooth acceleration, shifting and ride, along with the brakes which are good, and nice and strong due to now being power assisted. All functions, excepting the radio which turns on, but no sound comes from the speakers. Although the melodious motorhead sound can be heard in lieu of the radio and that never grows oldie (sic!). With its early 40s iconic look, nice cinnamon paint, and solid frame and mechanicals, this truck is a great promo piece that is begging for your business name to be put on the doors and go out for more work. Classic trucks are hot right now, so dont delay too long as it may get snapped up, especially since this is truly the only 1941 version we have or have had in house. Its that grille that grabs you. And the fact of it being a resto-mod doesnt hurt either!