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My 1938 Fordson E88W Flatbed
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stryrus



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Location: Co. Durham

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: My 1938 Fordson E88W Flatbed Reply with quote

This is a project I can't wait to start, my barn find E88W. This is how I found it in March 2012 covered in 40 years worth of junk!


It was love at first sight but I couldn't get near it!



I was a bit worried to see the front end was missing but I eventually found most of it in three different buildings over three weeks!


The clear up begins, this is all part of the adventure, the truck had become a giant storage bench



The deck is clear and ready to move for the first time since the 70's. unbelievably the tyres took air despite huge cuts and massive amounts of canvas showing through



Out in the open and looking good



Home at last, in good company with my other Ford commercials and cars. The sump had been removed but I found it in another building along with the nose panel.


To be continued...
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COMMAD



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Location: Gold Coast. Australia

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Cool Cool Great find, they are still out there. Very Happy Smile Very Happy
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stryrus



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: They are still out there Reply with quote

Thanks Commad, they are and this one was only 8 miles from me.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a cracker Cool one of my favourite Fords, I also like that old garage sign leaning close to it in the first photo.

RJ
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Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
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roverdriver



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Location: 100 miles from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really interesting. The little I can see of the engine seems to suggest a unit like the Model B cars. Is that so?

Woodwork is apparently in good order for the length of time it has been out of service.
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stryrus



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: E88W Reply with quote

Hi Dane, thanks, yes it is the 4 Cylinder "B" engine which I've had running in a fashion. The woodwork is pretty good but someone has started a fire on the rear at sometime!
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stryrus



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:58 am    Post subject: For Rick Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
What a cracker Cool one of my favourite Fords, I also like that old garage sign leaning close to it in the first photo.

RJ

Cheers Rick,
I know you have a soft spot for these so here's one for you, this little E83W was in the shed next door, I couldn't believe my luck. A very late (Oct 1957) registered builders pick up or "Truckette" as it is described in the buff log book. It is one owner from new and he (The owner)is still bright as a button. I'm on a mission to get this one finished first so he can have a drive in it!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Wowww very envious Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: For Rick Reply with quote

stryrus wrote:
It is one owner from new and he (The owner)is still bright as a button. I'm on a mission to get this one finished first so he can have a drive in it!


Great to see a find like this, and have contact with someone who owned it over 50 years ago Very Happy

Dave
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stryrus



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: E83w Reply with quote

Hi Dave, it is indeed. He even kept a little book with all of the journeys and jobs he had done along with the mileage He built houses and even schools with this little pick up. It's a great project.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject: E83W Reply with quote

Thanks wilson294 I will. I think the E83w deserves a thread of its own, what do you think?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: E83W Reply with quote

stryrus wrote:
Thanks wilson294 I will. I think the E83w deserves a thread of its own, what do you think?


DEFINITELY Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The perfect midget hauler, Great Truck!!! Very Happy
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