cool things with wheels, since 2006
1940 Ford pickup was based on car sheetmetal.
that is a very good point! Did it have a model name?
1935 Studebaker Coupe Express, Designed in Australia, Body by Holden.This A.P.Eagers Holden body, was unique to Queensland. http://s230.photobucket.com/user/studeq/media/newsgroup/35coupeexpresscopy.jpg.html
Looks like a truck cab. Good looking truck, too!
Jesse: Even the Ford Model T had a pickup...sharing sheetmetal started much earlier than the examples you've given.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_T
I disagree based on the premise that I started by setting the context of my post to be about cars, with truck beds. This allows for the configuration of factory made vehicles that had car designs in all contemporary ways, and a truck bed. Well, the Model T doesn't have a contemporary car cab and fender design aestetic... it has a flat plate simplicity that covered the engine, and flat plate fenders in the running board fashion to keep muck off the vehicle body. A car was evolved from that when in the mid 30s the fenders were added to the hood area when design went into a body that was the width of the outer measurement of the fenders. Avoin Voisin C28 Aerosport for example. In comparison, the Model T was a cab used on the AA trucking size flatbed coal carriers, or a train. To include that train cab in the realm of car cabs is too much, that goes too far, for me anyway. A Model T was quite the icon of one cab to do anything, from ambulance, to train, to speedster, to schoolbus. That excludes it from consideration as a car. According to ford, even the 1932 model line of cars did not include a truck bed on a car http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/01/its-been-too-long-since-ive-enjoyed.html