The current owner ran out of interest and money for this 1959 Ford short bed project. This is an original short bed pickup and it has the smaller rear window not the wrap around. The grille is very good and it has all the original badges and emblems including all 4 original hubcaps. It started and ran when the current owner first got it, but it ran very rough due to some burned valves. That is the reason for the heads being fully rebuilt. He bought this at an auction in Washington State. He just paid to have the heads rebuilt and also hot tanked intake and cleaned carburetor. He has not started it since the heads were rebuilt. He believes the engine is the original F series 292 Y block V8 with 4-speed manual. The odometer shows between 7/8 so the current owner assumes it has 81,608 miles, but is us unkown if that is original. Because it came from Eastern Washington, he had to have a VIN inspection by the Idaho DMV. They discovered the cab VIN did not match the frame VIN so the Idaho title is branded for 3 years and then the branding is removed from the title. It is a clean Idaho title not salvage, just branded temporarily. The inspector assumes that the original cab was damaged and was replaced with a similar one.
Overall, the 59 is in quite good condition for being 61 years old. The body has no major dents or dings. It has been repainted multiple times. The owner sees no rust in the rockers or at cap corners or at the rear of the front and rear fenders, but it is in a tight area to examine well. It does have a good tailgate that is in gray primer, but not shown. The bed is in above average condition. Most old farm truck beds were used and abused, but this one is good. It does have rust on both the driver's side and on the passenger side floor about the size of a hardball. These floors are pretty easy to fix since it is just straight steel with no pattern. The cardboard headliner is gone and the inner roof has rust. You can see where some old bondo has cracked.