1942 Ford F-5 Cab Chassis

Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis, MO



Year 1942
Mileage 33184
Engine 2218
Doors 2
Transmission Three-spee
Make Ford
Model F5

F5 1942

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Red with Ivory trim
Interior Color Green


1942 Ford F-5 Cab & Chassis 1 -ton Truck

Fresh exterior restoration with abeautifulun-pitted frame

Real F5 1-ton wartime and work truck (VIN code T)

Rare production truck, Ford stopped producing civilian trucks onFebruary 10, 1942

221 CID Flathead V-8 engine

Three-speed manual transmission with Power Take-Off under the cab

Handsome red painted exterior with ivory trim

Pushbutton start and working vintage Arvin under dash heater

Red work wheels with rear duals


Looking for a new advertising vehicle for your business or your city with a BIG impact? Consider this handsome 1942 Ford F-5 Cab and Chassis 1-ton truck (VIN code T). You could use the chassis for a variety of foundations a flatbed, a camper, a tanker, a stake bed, a cargo container or some other form.

Ford trucks were treated to a restyle for 1942 that was shared by all models, and they no longer looked like the car line. However, it turned out to be a short selling season.The United States was drawn into World War II on December 7, 1941, shortly after Ford's 1942 models were introduced. The order was given to stop production of civilian vehicles on February 10, 1942, so assembly plants could be converted to producing war materiel. From the time the plants closed through to the end of the war, Ford concentrated its efforts into building B-24 Liberator bombers; aircraft engines; tanks; Jeep-type military vehicles; wooden gliders; and military versions of the 1942-era pickup trucks, cars, and heavy-duty trucks.

This F5 truck, freshly restored, was first registered in November 1942 and is finished in red with ivory trim, (chrome plating was banned during World War II) including the jail bar front grill. Only businessmen or farmers who could prove their labor was vital to the war effort received one of a limited run of heavy-duty civilian trucks. This example also features a power take-off (PTO) under the cab. A power take-off is any of several methods for taking power from a power source, such as a running engine, and transmitting it to an application such as an attached implement or separate machines.

Most commonly, it is a splined drive shaft installed on a tractor or truck allowing implements with mating fittings to be powered directly by the engine.

The engine bay is extremely tidy, its body is straight and solid, the trucks lights are clear and haze-free while the windows are intact and clear. The ivory front bumper is in very good order.

This truck rides on Atlas tires, size 7.00-20 in front and Mansfield Military mud and snow tires, size 7.50-20/34 in the rear. The rear wheels are duals. Each tire is mounted on steel wheels painted red.

In late 1938, Ford introduced V8-81A, commonly called the 24 stud engine because it uses 24 studs to hold down each head. With 6.12:1 compression, horsepower remained the same, but torque increased slightly. In 1939, as the V8-91A, compression increased to 6.15:1. The ratings remained the same for the 1940 V8-01A, 1941 V8-11A and the last civilian model, the V8-21A, which saw compression rise, to 6.2:1. This engine was used through 1942 for civilian use and saw some use in military vehicles during World War Two. Collectively all 221 motors are commonly referred to as 85 horse motors. Backing this motor is a three-speed manual transmission.

Inside, the bench seat is in very good order, while the floormats are in good, original order, as is the four-spoke steering wheel. In fact, the inner door liners, instrument panel and shifter are all in good, original order. In addition, theres a vintage Arvin under dash heater and at this time it actually turns on! The speedometer features helpful shift points for the driver.

This vintage Ford cab and chassis truck would make an ideal advertising vehicle for many businesses, big and small. The chassis is a canvas, or a foundation, just waiting for you to create something new. If you would like to construct a wooden flat bed or dump bed this truck is a perfect platform to make your own! But first, you have to visit MotoeXotica Classic Cars to see it in person.

VIN: 99T469946

This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 33,184 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt Arizona title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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