Picked Up And Put Down: 1932 Ford Model B

right front

This pickup listed on eBay is another restored and forgotten old Ford and it looks like a great project. It was restored in the 1970s, it runs and drives still today. It was stored indoors until 2012 when it was moved into this open barn. Bidding just opened a few hours ago at $200 and is now over $7,600, so perhaps there’s hope for this old truck. Except for the turn signals everything looks to be very original.

inside

It looks complete inside and ready to drive. The rodents seem to have missed an opportunity here.

engine left

Under the hood, it just needs a new battery and a lot of cleanup. Plugs, points, belts and hoses would be a good idea as well.

under

The seller provided several pictures of the underside and there’s no sign of anything more than surface rust.

bed

There’s even a floor in the bed!

left rear

What would you do with this pickup? It wouldn’t take much to have a great driver. One could even use this for the occasional run to the building supplies store. It could be the perfect pickup – a pickup no one will be asking to borrow. It looks like this old truck just needs tires, a battery, hoses, belts and a tuneup. There are places where the paint has pealed though that should at least have the surface rust cleaned up. If you don’t feel confident adjusting mechanical brakes, you could convert them to “juice” brakes. (Juice is easier to spell than hydraulic). I hope the new owner keeps this original.

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Comments

  1. MH

    The flipper probably only paid $500 for it. Now it’s payday for them. Sorry I just hate flippers.

    • brakeservo

      Flipping, when done honestly and with integrity is a perfectly worthwhile pursuit.

    • David

      “Flipping, when done honestly and with integrity is a perfectly worthwhile pursuit.”
      Thank you brakeservo

      Would you rather the truck rot for another few decades or is it better for someone to find it a home and a new life? If someone makes the effort to find vehicles like these in barns or where ever, haul them home and market them shouldn’t they make something for their effort?

      • Jon

        If I may add my two cents
        I have nothing against making some money on anything, lets just not get greedy. Ebay and any other auction site has really killed it for the person with limited funds that would like to get into the old car hobby…..

  2. Rick

    Coolest truck I’ve seen on this site on awhile, if not ever!

  3. geomechs geomechs Member

    It would need a thorough cleaning and detailing. I can see a possible wiring harness replacement in the near future. Drive it and enjoy it. The B motor has got 10 more hp than the A, plus uses a mechanical fuel pump, an automatic advance and full-pressure lubrication. Get a ’33 B crankshaft and you’ve got counterweights. The engine can actually take it up to speeds nearing highway speeds, albeit not too fast getting there. While I’d prefer a V8, the B motor has a lot less overheating issues than the Model 18 V8. I might add that the Model 18 has got 15 more hp and a lot more revs available.

  4. Andrew

    Are those bullet holes on the back of the cab?

    • Don Foote

      Surely no owner of a vintage Ford would sell something like this for $500 in this day and age?

  5. Fred W.

    I spent 2000-2006 in the antiques business buying and selling, and I can tell you that the days of buying collector cars and other items for bargain prices from the uninformed are long gone. You can go to the most remote part of the country, spot an old car beside the road next to a bait and tackle shop, make an offer and the guy will step into the back room to check Ebay or Barrett Jackson for the current value on his laptop.

  6. Wayne

    Flipper is even too tight to buy a headlight globe and battery. He also says he hasn’t owned it very long. Probably put it on eBay 5 minutes after he bought it.

  7. Jon

    If I may add my two cents
    I have nothing against making some money on anything, lets just not get greedy. Ebay and any other auction site has really killed it for the person with limited funds that would like to get into the old car hobby…..

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