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Old 11-14-2020, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hi Folks,
I came across this very cool old Ford hub cap. It measures 11 1/2 across and has the same mounting style as the 40-48 passenger 16 wheels. Im not sure what it fits or how rare it is. Ill post pics soon as I get to my PC.
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:01 PM   #2
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Hi Folks,
I came across this very cool old Ford hub cap. It measures 11 1/2 across and has the same mounting style as the 40-48 passenger 16 wheels. Im not sure what it fits or how rare it is. Ill post pics soon as I get to my PC.
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I believe those caps are for the big pickups.
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Hi Folks,
I came across this very cool old Ford hub cap. It measures 11 1/2 across and has the same mounting style as the 40-48 passenger 16 wheels. Im not sure what it fits or how rare it is. Ill post pics soon as I get to my PC.
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Old 11-14-2020, 07:12 PM   #5
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Good to know, thanks guys. I’ve never seen one of these hub caps before.
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Old 11-14-2020, 11:30 PM   #7
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Locally two fellows have Dearborned those 'tonners' and spent big $$$ for the hubcaps and the repairs to originals. Newc
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41-47 tonner. the 38-40 was the same except had a V8 instead of Ford script.
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Old 11-15-2020, 01:23 PM   #9
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The V8 script was changed to FORD when the six cyl option came along. Maybe 1941? That's a nice cap.
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Here is a picture of a 1942 Ford Tonner with Express Body that is illustrated in the original 1942 Ford Sales Brochure. You will notice that it is wearing the same Hubcaps that funrunr was enquiring about. Hope that this helps.
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Old 11-16-2020, 06:07 AM   #11
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Just for a comparison, here is a picture of the 1938 Ford 122-Inch Express. You will notice that it is wearing the same profile Hubcaps, however, instead of the word Ford that is on the later models, this one has the stylised V8 stamped in it. This picture is from the original 1938 Ford Sales Brochure.
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Old 11-16-2020, 06:11 AM   #12
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Similarly, here is a picture of the 1939 Ford One Tonner. Notice that Ford has given this model a new name - One Tonner. You will also notice that it is wearing the same larger Hubcaps with the V8 on them, identical to the ones on the 1938 model in my previous Post. This is another illustration from the original 1939 Ford Sales Brochure.
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Here is a page from the 1941 Ford Commercial Sales Brochure for the 122 Inch Chassis. You will read that it was available in 3/4 Ton and One-Ton. It also says that these units were available in 85 HP V8 or 30 HP 4-Cylinder. That is why the description on the Hubcap was changed from V8 to Ford. I hope that you have learned something about the light trucks offered by Ford during these years.

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As always I appreciate each and everyone of you for taking the time to share your knowledge.
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1940 Ford 122 Inch Truck. Illustration from the Australian Sales Brochure. Notice that the Hubcap still shows the V8 emblem. It seems that 1940 was the last year that these Hubcaps that used on the Ford 122 Inch models showed the V8 emblem? For 1941, they read FORD because buyers could chose the optional 4 cylinder engine.
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It's all I can do to keep from drawing a woodie body on that upper left hand image... The closed front end version. I have owned and loved the 122" tonners each side of that but never a 40-41 tonner. If I live long enough I hope to own a 40-41 tonner express. And I see the 'ute' influence on that express. Looks kinda like a unibody from the early sixties here in the states.
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For the benefit of GB SISSON, I am adding these pictures of an Australian 1940 Ford 122 Inch Open-Cab Pick-Up that I used to see frequently rusting away in a local back yard around 40 year ago. Originally, this vehicle would have worn the same style Hubcaps that started off this Thread. It was still wearing it's original Queensland License Plate. Back then, the only plate issued in Queensland was the one fitted to the rear. That all changed in 1955, when we got a new series of Plates that were required to be fitted to the front and rear. I have not seen or heard of it since, so I don't know if it still exists? I am not sure if it was the 01D Series 15-18 CWT model, or the 01Y Series 1 Ton and 25-30 CWT version. You will see that the rear body portion is not joined to the front part. I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures of a vehicle that I believe was unique to Australia?
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For the benefit of GB SISSON, I am adding these pictures of an Australian 1940 Ford 122 Inch Open-Cab Pick-Up that I used to see frequently rusting away in a local back yard around 40 year ago. Originally, this vehicle would have worn the same style Hubcaps that started off this Thread. It was still wearing it's original Queensland License Plate. Back then, the only plate issued in Queensland was the one fitted to the rear. That all changed in 1955, when we got a new series of Plates that were required to be fitted to the front and rear. I have not seen or heard of it since, so I don't know if it still exists? I am not sure if it was the 01D Series 15-18 CWT model, or the 01Y Series 1 Ton and 25-30 CWT version. You will see that the rear body portion is not joined to the front part. I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures of a vehicle that I believe was unique to Australia?

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