1948 Ford F1 Truck – Restored and Unrestored

In this day and age, people are becoming more and more interested in classic cars and trucks; and nothing screams classic quite like 1948 Ford trucks! There are plenty of 1948 Ford trucks for sale to suit any budget and skill level, whether you are a veteran collector, an avid restorer, a dad looking for a project for a little father and son time, or anywhere in between. We’re going to take a look at just a few that I’ve found in just a few minutes of online searching.

Beautiful Hawaiian Ford F1

Beautiful Hawaiian Ford F1

This first 1948 Ford F1 calls Hawaii it’s native home and sports a tropical looking green coat of paint on the interior that matches that of the exterior. The flat head V8 that runs this old-timer has a lot of miles on it, which means it is going to need a good deal of care to keep it running smooth, but this truck also has a clear title and the original paperwork to go along with it, which can make a big difference if you happen to be a collector. There are a few cosmetic issues that will need tended to on this truck. There are a couple dents around the body, a rust spot or two, and the wood of the bed will need replaced, but all around this would be a great truck for beginner collectors and restorers alike.

1948 Ford Truck in need of TLC

1948 Ford Truck in need of TLC

This second 1948 Ford truck is definitely a project truck for someone with some restoration experience. This is what’s known as a “barn find,” which means exactly that. This truck has been tucked away in a barn or garage for years and someone finally realized it’s hidden potential and brought it out into the light of day again. As you can tell, there is a good deal of surface rust on the body, and more than it’s fair share of dings and dents. This was a work truck through and through. What’s rare about this particular truck is the presence and good condition of the original door art advertising the shop it worked for. With new spark plugs, ignition coil, and a battery, the engine runs smooth as ever. All it would take is some hard work to make this truck showroom (or museum) worthy.

Fantastic Restoration of 1948 Ford Pickup

Fantastic Restoration of 1948 Ford Pickup

The final 1948 Ford pickup featured here is an already completed restoration project. Hailing from Rushville, IN, this truck is already showroom worthy. The only defects to the body and paint are three chips on the right running board ranging from a quarter inch to one inch. The owner of this truck invested well over $10,000 in the restoration of this truck and it has truly paid off. The engine has been upgraded to a 289ci V8 mated to an automatic transmission, and the even the engine looks amazing since it has been painted to match the body and accented in chrome. If you’re interested more in collecting than restoring, this is a great truck for you.

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