We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Good eye - it is a '36 Ford pickup. This one is restorable as the sheet metal is still relatively intact, but the infamous Ford X frame chassis is completely gone and detached from the cab. If somebody had ten or twelve thousand, it could be put back to it's original condition - a custom built chassis built to original specification would cost about $5K.
Indeed and belongs to Calvin Neely of Yankee Sales and Equipment, old Woodstock family who purchased it 30 years ago from one of the old farmers who used it as a field truck.
One of the more interesting factoids about the '35/'36 Ford pickups is that a lot of them were retrofitted to '40 engines and transmissions. The original engines in the farm pickups were the Ford 221 CID 85 hp flathead 8 cylinder. While the engines were acceptable, the improved transmissions in the '40s models necessitated a change to the Ford V8.
Thank you. I have to confess a little - that's a heavily processed image. The base image is ok, but it needed a little "something" to give it some character so I adjusted it in a single frame HDR emulator and tweaked the heck out of it to get the effect I wanted. Then back out to Photoshop for additional shadow/highlight and curve treatment until I was satisfied with the result.
Oddly, it came out in a black and white conversion just fine - it was the color image that I didn't like.
Thanks. Beginner's luck (I have been stalking a family of five of them for weeks, and they would have get closer now they're used to me, but the dog goes for them). I don't do much processing: crop, and maybe adjust saturation and exposure to compensate for glare, but that's usually all. Off to look up HDR (don't know what that is, but it looks good in the truck)
Probably - it's not a '35 I do know that. I'm not an expert on antique vehicles other than International Harvester trucks up to about 1970 and International Harvester tractors. And my '70 Corvette - I know every single nut, bolt, screw and inch of that car. :>)