I'm finding I'm enjoying pen drawing more than ever and have completed another one this week.
Most people are not aware of Ford's truck history. While Ford introduced the Model T in 1908 they didn't introduce a truck version until 1917, called the Model TT. The Model TT has essentially the same chassis and drivetrain as the Model T except for a worm drive rear axle that was geared lower for more torque and heavier springs to increase the load rating to one ton. Even then Ford didn't supply a full body, just the front fenders and hood. The buyer had to supply a body himself or send the chassis to a body manufacturer to fit the body type of his choice. Ford did start supplying a full body until 1922, a steel cab with a wood bed. In 1925 Ford finally offered a light duty pickup body on the Model T chassis.
By the time the one ton Model AA came out in 1927 Ford offered several body styles. An abandoned Model AA is the subject of my latest pen drawing. The truck in my drawing is equipped with a wood bed with removable wood sides, I don't know if this was a bed supplied by Ford.
|"Abandoned Model AA Ford Truck" Prints Available|
This was a fun drawing to create and I guess you could say I've now got a series of pen drawings of abandoned Ford trucks.
(the original drawing is sold, but prints are available, click on the image)