Original 1946 Ford Pickup Truck at an ATX Cafe

Written by Ken Altes

I learned to drive in a similar 1946 Ford pickup truck when I was 12. For a few years, a coupe of times each summer I would spend a few days a hundred or so miles NE of Dallas, in Pittsburg, Texas. I helped an old fellow tend his small herd of cattle, pigs and cucumbers on a small farm that he leased about seven miles from town. At first, I drove only in the pastures, then on the sandy roads, then finally on the rural two lane highway to his house at the outskirts of the small town. It was a great learning experience. His truck was pretty worn and it’s top speed was about 37 mph before the front end vibrated too much.

1946 Ford Pickup at Bouldin Creek Cafe, Austin TX 1946 Ford Pickup interior    1946 Ford Pickup rear 1946 Ford Pickup, Austin TX

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