Classic Truck Feature Articles
Post-WW2 American Trucks
With World War Two nearly over, civilian truck production resumed in August of 1945. Unlike cars, trucks had been built continuously through the war years, making post-war production easier to start up than for passenger cars.
Debuting in May of 1947, Chevrolet's new 'Advance Line Trucks' started a whole new look for pickups.
In 1948, Ford introduced their F-series truck line. Aside from drivetrain and 114-inch wheelbase, the new 'Bonus-Built' truck series were completely different than the car-based trucks they replaced.
The second-series F-series , produced from 1953 to 1956, have long been favorites with restorers and hot-rodders alike.
In mid 1955, Chevrolet countered back with their new 'Task Force' trucks, which not only shared Chevy's passenger car good looks, but their hot new V-8 as well.
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