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FEATURE: 1951 Ford F7 Big Job

This 1951 Ford F7 Big Job was purchased new for full time use.

A workhorse like Barry Rittenhouse’s 1951 Ford F-7 Big Job is capable of accomplishing mighty tasks. Despite its strong potential, this rolling tool of the truck-driving trade never was given a chance to be put to the max. The rough-and-ready Ford was pulled from the fleet before ever beginning a life of service. “The vehicle has always been in the family’s possession but was stored and forgotten about for 50 years,” said Rittenhouse, a Mount Morris resident. Rittenhouse is a retired truck driver who carried on the family occupation. His father, Nelson Rittenhouse, owned Kable Brothers Transport, a Mount Morris trucking company that operated from 1937 to 1975. “My dad purchased the F-7 in the early part of 1951 with intentions of using it full time. He never liked how it pulled a trailer so, after putting just 2,300 miles on it, he parked it,” Rittenhouse said. “The trucking company had six of these F-7 units during the ’50s and this is number 6. It had nearly every option and was the newest one we had for many years.”

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