Tuesday, March 2, 2010
San Francisco Street Sighting - 1948 Ford F-1
This truck is kind of a sad story. It's a 1948 Ford F-1 that lives in San Francisco, and it looks fairly decent in these pictures. But you'll notice a discrepancy between the left and right doors; the passenger door is stock but the driver's door has had the door handle removed and filled in. That's right, this truck is in the process of being customized. Last time I saw it, it was driving through town, and it had recently had its roof chopped about 3 inches. On a vehicle with such a tall body, and with so little glass area to begin with, that's about the worst thing you can do to the proportions. In my opinion it looked far better before they started. It isn't my truck, so the owner can do whatever they want with it. But still, what a crying shame. I loved the patina this truck had as a stock survivor in a tough urban environment.