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Ford publicity photos - Page 2.

More original press photos for the E83W range

This is the 2nd page showing period publicity shots of the E83W van and variants. See the lefthand menu for lots more old E83W pics.

Press photo of Fordson products
Thames/Fordson press photo

A mixture of Ford commercial vehicles were on this press release, including a very stylish coachbuilt 10cwt refridgerated van at the bottom left. Top left is a 7V lorry, and to the bottom right the ET6 type Thames Trader built 1949-1957.

Rear view original Fordson van
Rear view - Fordson 10cwt van

Although not clear on this photo, bought recently at a Donington classic truck show, the word Fordson is printed on the rear windows. This photo could be handy for anyone restoring an early-ish van with the single central brake/side light above the number plate. This may be an early production photo, touched up slightly in the early 1940s. The example shown here has pull up windows, whereas really early Fordsons had the luxury of wind up jobs. This original photo still has a negative number on the rhs, it was clipped when scanned to put on the website. There are no details on the rear of this shot, so I assume it was a Ford publicity shot.

Side view original Fordson van
Side view Fordson van

Another original Ford picture, photo'd outside the Dagenham works I think. This shows all the giveaways that it is a Fordson, ie the non-beaded edge wings, small headlamps, no bonnet badges,and non flared rear wheelarches. I wonder if this could have been a prototype or development van of some kind? The body doesn't look super-clean as you'd expect in a normal publicity shot. Items to note - pull up windows, no winders, as on very early production vans. The usual style of bonnet catches have been replaced with ring types, not something I've seen on a production van. The bumper is painted white (the kind of thing that happened commonly on vehicles used in WW2 during the blackout, although the wheel arch edges would usually be edged in white too). The seat is similar to that I had in my '47, ie not a fully backed seat, as in the rear view of a van higher up this page, but a squab, then tubular frame extending upwards with a padded backrest section mid way up the back. Didn't the 5cwt have something like this too?
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