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Ford E83W
Ford Thames E83W dropside 1957.jpg
Manufacturer Ford of Britain
Production 1938–1957
Body style(s) van, pick-up
Engine(s) 1.2 L Straight-4
Transmission(s) 3 speed manual
Wheelbase 78 in
Length 157.5 in
Width 64 in

The Ford E83W, also sold under the Fordson brand, was a 10 cwt (half ton) light commercial vehicle from Ford built at the Dagenham plant in the United Kingdom between 1938 and 1957. It was aimed at the small haulage and support vehicle market. They were sold in Australia as the Ten-Ten.

They were powered by the 1172 cc Ford side valve engine, with a commercial gearbox, and were heavily geared down in the rear axle, making them much slower than the saloons, but more torque worthy. They share very few other parts bar the engine with other Fords, which does make the spares a little harder to get hold of. The head lamps were shared with the E27N tractor, for which they were an optional extra only.


Vans are the most common today, along with builders' pickups, which were flatbeds. Many rusty vans have been cut down to make a wooden back pickup, flatbed in other words. The rarest by far are the steel back step-side pickups, with only 10 or 20 known to exist in the UK.

List of Preserved Ford E83W light trucks
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Registration No. Make-Model or type no Build-Year Engine-Make/Type Weight/class Chassis/Body type Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured Other info


Please add any truck with known reg or serial no. with Photo if possible.
Create a page (link) for an individual truck by linking the reg or serial number using [[Truck make-model-reg no.|reg number]] or [[Truck make-model-serial no.|serial number]] in the relevant column. Then once saved click the red link to start the new page and add info on that truck.

See also

Collecting and preservation related

References / sources

Initially based on the wikipedia page

External links

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