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I find that color appealing on that particular rig. Somebody went to a lot of work to restore it.
What a beauty!
That would be Barcelona Blue for 48-49 Ford trucks.
Ford didn't make a 4 wheel drive truck in that time period.
They sent them to Marmon Herrington for the conversion. They started doing their own in the early sixties, I think.
I'm with you Alan, Ford would go another 10 years before they even offered 4WD as an option. This is a very very nice frame off custom built truck though.