Fordson, Ford Thames ET6/7, 500/502E
In 1949 Ford launched a new range of light trucks with conventional bonneted format after the forward control 7V had proved unpopular. Standard wear was a 3,622cc V8 engine derived from the Ford Pilot saloon but a Perkins P6 4.7-litre diesel was optional in the ET7 stablemate. Briggs Motor Bodies supplied the cab, and versions of this also appeared on the bonneted Dodge 100 Series and Leyland Comet. In 1953 a new 6-cylinder 3,611cc OHV petrol engine was given to the ET6 and the following year a diesel version of this engine was optional in the '4D' variant. 1957 versions no longer carried the 'Fordson' badge, but simple 'Ford' and were recorded as 500E and 502E
aa Ford Thames 502E 4D 1958 flatbed badget
Ford Thames 502E 4D 1958 flatbed, In 1957 the name 'Fordson' was dropped and the ET7 became the '502E'
aa Ford Thames 502E 1956 badget
Ford Thames 502E 1956. Ford dropped the badge 'Fordson' in 1956 on its British commercials.
aa Fordson Thames ET6 4D 1951 Box Van badgef
Fordson Thames ET6 4D 1951 Box Van, The name 'Fordson' was used up until 1957
ab Fordson Thames ET7 4D 1954 grille
Fordson Thames ET6. The '4D' version was given Ford's own 3.6litre diesel engine in 1954
ac Ford Thames 502E 1956 head
Ford Thames 502E 1956, In 1956 when the 'Fordson' names was dropped, the range name of ET6 was also dropped in favour of '500E' for Petrol and '502E' for diesel
Ford Thames 500E 1957 fronty
Ford Thames 500E 1957. After 1953 a six cylinder 'costcutter' 3,611cc engine replaced the old Ford V8 in these trucks
Ford Thames 502E 4D 1958 flatbed front
Ford Thames 502E 4D 1958 flatbed, powered by 3,622cc Ford diesel. In 1957 the name 'Fordson' was dropped and the ET7 became the '502E'
Ford Thames 502E 1956 front
Ford Thames 502E 1956, In 1956 when the 'Fordson' name was dropped, the range name of ET6 was also dropped in favour of '500E' for Petrol and '502E' for diesel.
Ford Thames 502E 1957 Tipper
Ford Thames 502E 1957 Tipper
Ford Thames ET6 1957 van
Ford Thames ET6 van. The Ford ET6 had a cab made by Briggs Motor Bodies, and versions were also used by the Dodge 100 Series and the Leyland Comet.
Fordson Thames ET6 1952 flatbed front
Fordson Thames ET6 1952 flatbed, with petrol engine. The ET6 had a 3,622cc flathead V8 engine, whereas the ET7 had a Perkind diesel.
Fordson Thames ET6 flatbed front
Ford Thames ET6 flatbed. The ET6 was introduced in 1947 with the 3┬Żlitre Ford Pilot V8 engine or a 4-cylinder engine.
Fordson Thames ET7 4D 1951 Box Van
Fordson Thames ET7 4D 1951 Box Van, powered by 3,622cc diesel engine
Fordson Thames ET7 4D 1954
Fordson Thames ET6 4D 1954
Ford Thames Trader (600E)
Ford Thames Trader (600E)
Briggs Truck Cabs 1949
Briggs Truck Cabs 1949