Tag Archives: ford

Lost F2

’48 F6

1948 Ford F6
1948 Ford F6

Here’s a ’48 two ton Ford that is said to have seen a lot of action during the pipeline days. I assume that it had some glass back then, before the vandals went to work on it. No word on whether the old Flathead runs, but the truck is a bit rough.

Mercury Trucks

From the mailbag:


Mercury produced a line of pickups between 1946 and 1968. They were almost solely available in Canada. Many areas in Canada had a Ford/Monarch dealer or a Lincoln/Mercury/Meteor dealer, but few areas had both. In order for those Lincoln/Mercury dealers to sell trucks, Ford pickups carried the Mercury badge. Instead of the “F” designation, the Mercury line had an “M” designation. For the most part, the differences were cosmetic. If anything, the Mercury line was a bit more upscale, with a different grille or bumpers, often chromed compared to the plain Fords.

A 1957 Mercury Meteor Ranchero

The Automotive Trade Agreement signed between the United States and Canada in 1965 would bring about the end of the Mercury line of pickups. With the automotive manufacturers now being able to freely bring models across the border, the need for the separate line of Mercury M-Series ended, and the trucks were phased out by 1968.

Old Fords Everywhere…

1949 Ford
1949 Ford

Old Ford trucks have been just coming out of the woods(work) lately here in the Interior of Alaska.

1943 Mercury Pick up
1943 Mercury

They seem to be everywhere as of late.


1951 Ford

Cracked Sunburst

Cracked Glass