- Body Type: Pickup
- Ref: TWNM00257
- Year Built: 1951
- Engine Size: 3.9L
- Trans: Manual
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Ext color: Mexicali Maroon (Opalescent)
- Int color: Tan
TrueWest Imports is proud to offer for sale this beautiful and fully restored (frame off) example of a classic American icon the Ford F-series pickup.
This stunning 1951 Ford F2 Pickup has been in the care of the current owner/collector for the past 10 years and has received a professional total nut and bolt frame off restoration that took 5 years to complete.
Ford’s legendary F-Series began production in January of 1948, with eight levels of trucks: F-1 for half-ton pickup, F-2 for three-quarter ton, up to the F-7 and F-8 heavy-duty trucks.
An all-new grille design, with a large horizontal bar spread across the front of the truck supported by three bullet-shaped teeth, was the big styling change for 1951. Front fenders were also restyled, as was the front bumper. The rear window was made larger for better visibility, and a redesigned dashboard now featured an ashtray and a glove-box.
Starting in 1951, the trucks’ cargo beds used a hardwood floor rather than steel. Increased interior dimensions started with a 7″ stretch in cabin width and by positioning the door hinges 3″ further forward, easier entry was obtained. The steering wheel was more horizontal and mounted closer to the driver, and a three-person bench seat moved back and forward on roller bearings. To help isolate frame flex, rubber mounts were used between the cab and frame.
This beautiful example is refinished in the original 1951 factory colour of “Mexicali Maroon (Opalescent)” paint. The original bonnet, doors, pickup bed and tailgate are laser straight with uniform gaps throughout. The original 8′ bed wooden supports have been replaced with white oak and the bed relined with rare and exotic African mahogany. As would be expected from a profession restoration, the owner had the grille and both bumpers refinished with show quality chrome plating, resulting in components that are perfectly straight, wonderfully shiny, and flawless.
All door gaskets, window glass, and felt side-window glass guides have been replaced.
The well-appointed and deluxe interior is completely restored with all metal surfaces refinished in the same exterior colour of Mexicali Maroon paint. The re-built bench seat is covered with Tan “ultra-suede” and vinyl. The headlining is also fitted with Tan “ultra-suede” and the floor and kick panels are covered with matching Tan carpet. All instruments, lamps, switches are fully operational.
Engine and Driveline
The original drive train and suspension were completely rebuilt during the course of the restoration. All body and other rubber mounts were replaced.
The 239 cu. in. 100 hp Flat Head V8 is quiet, runs strong, and does not have any signs of fluid leaks. As with any non-synchronized transmission, the 4-speed manual transmission benefits from double-declutching when shifting down. Every original suspension component was either reconditioned or replaced from the front semi-elliptic leaf springs, front and rear shock absorbers, I-beam front axle, semi-floating, integral housing type rear axle, to the rear semi-elliptic rear springs.
This wonderful, investment grade, example of a correctly restored Post-War beauty is certainly a must have for any Ford F-Series enthusiast.
There are many more photographs of this beautifully restored vehicle available on request.
The price listed is in US$ but we can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this beautiful and fully restored vehicle imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.
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