NICE BUILD, DIESEL 235 CI, 10 SPD TRANS, PWR STEER/BRAKES, 5TH WHEEL, VERY COOL
This is the kind of truck that instantly gets your mind working. You just know how amazed people will be to see you are the only one to show up in a 1950 Ford F-5 COE (Cab Over Engine). With a more modern diesel motor and tall exhaust stacks, who knew so much distinction could be this obtainable?
No matter where you show up, this will probably always be the largest toy in the toy box – why else do you think it has Tonka written on the side (actually magnets so they can be removed)?! The design follows the iconic first-generation F-Series truck, but this is far rarer than the consumer-grade F-1. Instead this one-and-a-half-ton F-5 still looks beefy today, thanks to a high gloss black and yellow two-tone that helps put extra emphasis on the tall cab design. More than just the most intimidating machine out there, this one is attractive for all its brightwork, too. But even the shine has function - like on the locking battery/tool box, diamond plating protecting the rear section, and those expensive 22.5-inch Alcoa 10-lug wheels. Even with all of this, we know the shiny piece you'll love the best are those tall exhaust stacks.
Inside the black, yellow, and chrome theme continues. The bouncy 50s-style seat has been replaced with twin buckets that offer far more comfort in this long-haul machine. Other upgrades include the large steering wheel being swapped for a grippy three-spoke unit; there's an upgrade to an AM/FM radio; and the original gauge pack has been replaced by a much clearer Omega Kustoms setup. But even with all these improvements, it never spoils the vintage appearance or atmosphere.
As the COE name suggests, the motor sits under the cab, which contributes to the commanding height and added capabilities. In fact, this one really is still ready to go to work thanks to an upgrade in the engine compartment. This classic heavy duty machine is now running an Isuzu 235ci diesel. These motors have been a popular and reliable industrial friend for decades. That means you've got good parts availability and plenty of torque to for towing. This Tonka toy is so up to hauling the adult-sized toys that it not only comes with the traditional trailer hitch, but it's also setup for a fifth wheel, too. Backing up this useful classic is the correct 1.5-ton rear end and 10-speed (5/5, hi/lo) transmission. And unlike the original F-5 this one even has power steering and power brakes.
You're not the only one who can't believe how affordable this very unique turnkey package is, so hurry up and call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Rear End
- Ford 1.5 ton rear
- Front Suspension
- Single I-Beam w/ leaf springs
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
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