Pure awesome. Looks like the gas tank is by his side. No radiator? Just a couple of water tanks? Must be for drag racing. I love that there’s just a hint of a cowl, just a nod to what should be.
Truck for hauling bomber parts. Two engines on some models! I like how the engine tray slides out.
Further along in the COE development you have these beasts, built for the military to haul bomber parts. They must have encountered engine access troubles- before the invention of the tilt cab (I think?)- and designed this sweet slide-out engine tray. Wish my truck had one. Some of these bad boys had two engines, and two side-by-side rear ends, like in the last photo.
Apparently, when Ford designed these cab-over-engine trucks, they kept the original fenders, motor position & chassis, & radiator shell, and just… sat their standard cab over top of it and filled in the gaps with sheet metal. The result looks weird, but when they get old and ratty, they look terrifying!
(Given that the black truck is a car hauler it’s possible it was a homebuilt imitation)
(Source: truquetructruk, via ozawatevsuya)