Federal was never a top seller among trucks, but it managed to remain a steadily producing small independent for 50 years. It entered worldwide markets until being absorbed by other companies, and then it was dropped unceremoniously.
Style-wise, the 1947 Dodge heavy-duty conventional trucks resembled the 1947 Dodge pickups but were somewhat larger. This particular Dodge truck styling cycle had continued since 1939, with only minor changes.
There really was such a thing as a Ford Jeep during World War II. No kidding! The 1942 Ford Jeep is a carbon copy of the better-known Willys version.
Then came the Rambler American, a small six on a compact 100-inch wheelbase, available in Deluxe, Super or Custom models.
This style of Chevy pickup (1941 to mid-1947) is a favorite of many truck collectors today, as well as of the millions of people who owned or rode in one during the past six and a half decades.
On Aug. 8, 1929, the early '30 Chryslers (66, 70, 77 and Imperial 80) made their debut.