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What Am I for Sunday 2/27/11

Posted By Jeff Lakaszcyck Saturday, February 26, 2011 5:51 PM
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 Posted Saturday, February 26, 2011 5:51 PM
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What did Henry Ford buy when he needed something bigger than a TT ? One of these, of course. Emblems removed. Photo from Mike W.



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Don MacKenzie
 Posted Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:22 PM
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 Posted Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:33 PM
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I agree with Don.

The clue for me is the radius in the front cross member above the crank- like a Mack AC.
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I've seen this picture. It is indeed a Gotfredson,IIRC.

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 Posted Sunday, February 27, 2011 5:45 AM
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Ford also liked Kelly heavy trucks as well


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Actually F T, it sort of does resemble one of those GMC Big Brutes from the '20's, but I doubt that ol' Henry would have been caught dead with anything GM around his place ! The majority is right, with Don leading the way, This truck is a 1923 Gotfredson Series 100 5 ton model. Gotfredson had only been building trucks for 3 years when Henry Ford bought this one, perhaps becuse they were built in Detroit just like his Fords. This 5 tonner was Gotfredson's largest model. Thanks to Mike W for the photo.



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Bruce Ohnstad
 Posted Sunday, February 27, 2011 5:54 PM
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great picture and hint of what must have been some interesting thoughts going through Henry's head when he chose Gotfriedson. 

Henry also had a personal camping truck, which I won't mention rgiht now.....

Bruce


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