Estate Auction: Model T, Ford F5 And 1952 Federal

This estate auction listed on craigslist includes a little something for most folks, including this 1927 Model T pickup, a Cushman Trackster, a restored 1951 Ford F5 Stakebed and even a choice of trailers, open or enclosed, to haul your treasures home. It’s happening next Sunday, April 23, in Creswell, Oregon. It’s all to be sold to the highest bidder with no reserve.

Here’s a nicely restored 1951 Ford F5 stake bed. Wouldn’t this be a stylish ride for hauling your stuff to swap meets?

Here’s something you don’t often see, a retired Air Force 1952 Federal 5 ton dump. Perhaps one could sell the wet kit and dump body and build a unique car hauler and tow vehicle.

Here’s something for Scotty and other folks who live in snow country, a Cushman Trackster. Hopefully, this auction will attract a good crowd of active bidders. You can never tell how the bidding will go, but perhaps there’ll be a bargain or two to be had.

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  1. Dave Wright

    David, You can’t assume there is a wet kit on the Federal, my old 2 ton Mack had a mechanical dump bed.

  2. David

    Interesting idea, But on a 5 ton with a modern box on a rig that was regularly used… I guess anything is possible, but…

  3. Howard A Member

    Federal is nice. Clearly been updated, so sorry, Dave, most certainly hydraulic. Tubeless Budd wheels were years away, and while it does’t say what power, I’m sure it’s a modern diesel, and not the anemic Hercules gas job this truck originally came with. Federal was an “assembled” truck, meaning, like Diamond T ( see the similarity?) it took parts from other manufacturer’s ( McLaughlin cabs, A.O. Smith frames, outsourced motors, etc) I thought Federal became one of the White products, ( they had already bought REO and Diamond T) but I read, they were sold to NAPCO ( of 4×4 fame) and slowly fizzled out. Federal was a mighty name in the war, and was awarded some of the highest military contracts. It, for some reason, just didn’t carry into civilian life. They went out of business in 1959. I’d leave it alone, a lot of work went into this truck.
    Cushman??? Yet ANOTHER tracked vehicle I never heard of.

  4. doug6423

    If you could get the 1927 Model T pickup low enough, it could be turned into a very cool custom ride. Better to start with a clean body rather than rusted out mess.

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  5. geomechs geomechs Member

    That Ford F-5 would come in handy for general yard hauling. I don’t know what I’d do with the Federal but it would sure be an interesting conversation piece. The Model T would just be a lot of fun.

  6. Bellingham Fred

    I see what looks like a flathead intake with dual carbs on the floor next to the T.
    Could be some other cool parts in there as well.

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