From a bit of distance, this looks like pretty much the opposite of Paul’s truck: no ding nor scuff nor wear, no fade nor crack nor patch.
Every panel is undented, and they’re all the same colour.
The bed’s clean-clean-clean. Lookit those ruby-red, Ford-pattern taillights.
I think this is a ’61, going by the grille and front trim details. These look like ’63-’64 (amber) turn signal lenses, though.
Reproduction FoMoCo-logo sealed beams. And now we zoom in, there’s pitting visible in the chrome, some fading of the brite-dip, and some dirt on the paint. Ahh…I’m feeling better now.
Hmm, dual exhaust with a slightly worn six cylinder hood emblem? Now what is going on behind the grille and in front of the radiator support. A/C condenser for those hot days in British Columbia. I’m surprised with the truck being finished outside so well that the owner didn’t tidy up the black accent paint around the headlight eyebrows which is easy to do.
What I see behind that grille is a radiator and transmission cooler.
And a SWB Flareside vs. a LWB Styleside.
This former owner of a 63 short bed Flareside approves. I am not normally a fan of yellow paint, but this one looks really nice.
Sweet looking cruiser truck! Makes me smile to see it. 🙂
I’ll guess that in Vancouver someone was able to start with a truck that wasn’t a rusted-out mess, which helps a lot.
The front leaf springs reminded me that I know nothing about Ford truck front ends pre-Twin-I-Beam:
I’m guessing that was a pre ’65 dig at GM?
Apparently deep down Ford recognized the tire-wear issue early on, but wanted to get a jab or two in while they could, huh?
A warm welcome; thanks. A bit glad to hand the keys back over to me? 🙂
Thanks again Daniel for taking the helm in my absence. It’s much appreciated.
I drove my truck to a neighboring town to pick up some steel roofing for our deck roof. Bopping along at 65-70 reminded me how much fun it is as well as how noisy it is. I can’t imagine now how I put up with it on the several round trips between the Bay Area and Eugene when we were in the drawn-out process of moving here. No wonder I have tinnitus; I’m hearing the sound of the open road in the truck 24/7.
To bad this one doesn’t live closer to Paul. Would great fun to punk the owner and do the old switcheroo with Paul’s weathered workhorse. 😲
A totally righteous ride ~
Commercial Drive is looking pretty tired these days. I’ve rarely seen a street more in need of a nice new separated bike lane. 🙂
A sweet looking Hot Rod .
I used to own this truck. I sold it in 2019 to a gentleman in Vancouver. I Google ’61 Ford Trucks now and then just to see what’s out there. What a surprise to see this. I spotted it right away as there are windshield washer jets in the hood… not an option then… no door lock on the driver’s side… and the FoMoCo headlights I installed. Nice to see it looking so well.