1965 FORD GOOD HUMOR TRUCK
This is an original Good Humor truck from 1965, with the original Hackney Brothers build data plate showing it’s date of manufacture and serial number. It retains the original porcelain panels with the original graphics which are still in amazing condition. Porcelain corner panels on freezer, as well as porcelain sign boards, compressor and trash lid panels. Original porcelain cash box still mounted in the cab.
The truck was restored in 2008. The following work was done.
Engine and transmission removed and rebuilt. (Engine I6 300)
Original Holley carburetor with governor rebuilt. (This is the original carburetor made for Good Humor trucks)
Radiator boiled out and pressure tested.
Currently has new distributor and NOS Motorcraft carburetor.
New headlamp switch, new ignition switch.
New speedometer cable.
Steering box rebuilt with NOS Ford parts.
New King Pins
New tie rods, and drag link.
New coil springs, new leaf springs.
New transmission cooler lines.
New NOS gas tank installed with new lines, and new fuel pump.
Brakes have new components as well as wheel cylinders.
Rear axle has had a new pinion seal placed.
Freezer will get down to -25 -30 degrees.
Restored the freezer floor by removing the insulation, plywood, and galvanized steel, then replacing with new galvanized steel, marine plywood coated with multiple coats of shellac, blown in close cell insulating foam, then new galvanized steel for the freezer floor.
The rear serving door has a new Kason handle and latch.
The interior of the freezer has an oak support rack that I made for the product to be lifted off the freezer floor for better air flow around the product.
The body has new NOS rear fenders, two original replacement front fenders, and original hood. The front fenders I purchased from Arizona and are perfect with no filler. The hood I purchased from California and is perfect as well with no filler.
The truck was stripped and painted by a professional restoration shop.
All of the screws on the freezer were replaced with stainless with finishing washers.
Wheels were media blasted and repainted, and have NOS Ford wheel covers.
All of the wiring for the freezer lights was replaced. New power inverters were installed for brighter lights for the fluorescents.
It is a fully functional ice cream truck.
Located in Massachusetts........1-508-428-2525
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