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Old 04-25-2017, 01:51 PM   #1
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Cool Sedan converted to pickup ?

Hey, has anyone head about, your have seen a Sedan converted to a pickup ? I was told in the 40's and 50's, they would buy a new ford and take the old one and covert it to a pickup . It would have the sedan back window and a home made box and tailgate.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:26 PM   #2
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It was fairly common during the war, they could get more gas rationing stamps for a truck. I've never seen the pictures of the one my great-grandpa had, but I heard the stories about it,and I've seen several in later years.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:40 PM   #3
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I had a 34 Plymouth somebody had done that to years ago, with a Dodge pickup box. It was going to need too much work, money, at the time so I sold it for what I had in it. It looked hokey, but it worked for somebody I suppose. Had suicide doors I thought was cool. But it wasn't a Model A.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:47 PM   #4
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It was fairly common during the war, they could get more gas rationing stamps for a truck. I've never seen the pictures of the one my great-grandpa had, but I heard the stories about it,and I've seen several in later years.
yup thats what I've always heard too - truck could be used for commercial purposes (aka your job) so you NEEDED more gas to survive. Theres been quite a few on the forum.

couldn't even imagine what issues we would have today if we had gas rationing...
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:21 PM   #5
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i have a 29 sedan remodelled into a pickup, its actually very easy, i am about 80% completed, you can private message me and i will send you pictures and some tips.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:33 PM   #6
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It was common in Oklahoma & it became a "Farm" truck, with a cheaper license & I "believe" you got MORE Gas Stamps???
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:48 PM   #7
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http://mafca.com/cl/cl-v-sale.html
http://mafca.com/clphotos/170424DM.JPG
Here's one for sale
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:35 PM   #8
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Also done during the depression/dust bowl for midwesterners migrating to California...
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:39 PM   #9
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my uncle worked for a ford dealer from about 36 until he went in army in I think 42 he started as a "gopher" and became a salesman when ever we look at a new pickup he always says you couldint sell them things when I was selling cars the farmers would buy a model a roadster or touring for 10 bucks and chop the back off and put a wood bed on it nobody wanted the open cars back then
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:41 PM   #10
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As a kid in the 50's it was very common to see coupes converted to pick ups in Northern Calif. but never has seen a sedan converted. could someone please post a picture of one? Thanks
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:23 AM   #11
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My God father had one back in the 60-70's. Got to ride in the bed several times when I was a kid. I think it might have been a cut down slant windshield.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:41 AM   #12
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First A I bought was a conversion, did not know it till one of the club members pointed it out. All the body work was leaded. Looked pretty good.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:13 AM   #13
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It was common in Australia, as a lot of cars were phaetons in the 20's. You would remove the rear panels from behind the front seat and then fashion a tray to suit your needs. It is still common to see these as restored utes at shows now. I don't know if it was to get more fuel during rationing or not.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:56 AM   #14
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Also done during the depression/dust bowl for midwesterners migrating to California...
The Grapes of Wrath...

Here's a thread discussing the sad end to the car from the film... beginning with a link to the auction flyer for the "sympathetically restored" Hudson Super-Six... I really got my fur up over this one... :/


http://forums.aaca.org/topic/142559-todays-wind-em-up/

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Old 04-26-2017, 11:30 AM   #15
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I had one a few years ago. It was a fun beater.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:31 PM   #16
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A nice thing about the sedan converted pickup is that it should have more room and comfort than the factory job.
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:32 PM   #17
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Not really, Tom. The bed is still in the same location, so you cannot sit back any further.
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:01 AM   #18
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They also turned Coupes into Pickups. This is mine.
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Old 05-05-2017, 12:37 PM   #19
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I have one that was hot rodded back in the 60's. I'm guessing prior to that it was a depression era gas ration job since it came out of rural Montana.
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Old 05-09-2017, 03:11 PM   #20
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The Blue Model A is a Town Sedan conversion to Pick Up http://dfak.dk/billeder-2016/nggallery/billeder-2016/swapmeet-244-2016
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