1946 Ford Truck Pickup retro-mod in progress, with Title

1946 Ford Other Pickups

Technical specifications of Ford Other Pickups 1946

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Bonners Ferry, Idaho, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Other Pickups
SubModel: 1/2 ton
Type: Cab & Chassis
Year: 1946
Mileage: 99999
Color: Black
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
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Car description

1946 Ford pickup 1/2 ton

I have a project that is roughly ½ way along that I no longer can afford to keep going. Basically, the story is that my dad babied a largely all-original 1946 Ford truck that he’d putter around on our farm with for many years. In the early 2000’s, he could no longer drive, so I got it running again after finding a replacement for the flathead V8 that had a cracked block.

After he passed, it was either move on, or upgrade it to something I was comfortable with. Dad could keep it running, I could not - and I couldn’t afford to have it in the shop every time it wouldn't start. So my vision was to basically keep the experior original, but do a frame-up restoration that would be safe and operable on modern roads. I don’t have the skills to do this myself, so I had it done at a small shop in Bonners Ferry, ID by a place a relative recommended called Milepost 66 Restorations. The proprietor there has been chipping away at the project over the last few years, and has all the details anybody could want on the project state. The project in still in northern ID currently at the shop.

At this point, I’m hoping to find someone who wants most of the project at it’s current stage, so that all the custom engineering that has gone into the ground-up restoration isn’t wasted. Otherwise, I’ll part it out and cut my losses, either way.

I’ve attached some pictures of the project at various stages, and will add more later. Basically, the details are as follows:

Work Done to Date

  • 1946 ½ Ton Pickup body, except bed. Nearly rust-free cab in primer. Steering, A/C fitted, fuse block mount, wipers drilled, firewall customized, shifter hole cut, chassis done w/ custom tubing, trans x-member w brake bracket, doors, boards, nose parts blasted and primed.

New parts purchased (of significance)

  • 290 Hp 302 crate engine from Phoenix Engines. Purchased in 2012. Mounted and has been periodically run (manually) to keep seals good.

  • Mustaing II Front Clip (new)

  • TCI C-4 Headers

  • Lokar short stick

  • ‘77-(“ Ford w/ Racing P.U Axels, 4 Link

  • Heidt’s Musting II front suspension kit, including tubular control arms and 11” brakes

  • Front disc brakes

  • Flaming River tilt column with ‘40 vintage Ford wheel

  • T-bird rack&pinion stearing

  • 1953-54 Ford F100 Rear 4-bar kit, plain steel, including panhard bar

  • 1948-52 Ford F1, with upgrade to power rack, upgraded 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern.

  • Vintage Air AC kit, installed with custom compressor bracket

  • Hiway 15 wiring kit

  • Flexalite High CFM Puller fan w/ custom bracket

  • Aluminum radiator

  • Mustang fuel tank - installed under bed

  • Blear claw door latch kit & hinge pin kits

  • Custom aluminum bezel w/ Dolphin gauges

  • Door and Window rubbers and felts

  • Newport duel wipers

  • Torque converter

  • Transmission shifter

  • Alternator

  • Power steering pump

  • Universal Ford small block engine mounts

  • Header gaskets

All body parts are there, including doors, grill bards, trim and bed. Bed is pretty dinged.

Pictures of project at various stages of it in progress. All work to date has been professionally done by Milepost 66 Restorations in Bonners Ferry, ID. The owner has done all the work to date, and can provide any details of interest to a prospective buyer about the conditions of original body parts, work done to date and overall plan for the truck's retromod work.

Title is available for transfer on truck, held in the state of Oregon.

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