Although in production since 1925, the 1930’s trucks set Ford apart from its competition and established its reputation as a builder of powerful and sturdy work vehicles. Trucks in the early 1930’s would not receive many radical styling changes. But in 1937, Ford introduced an optional downsized Flathead V8, down to 136 cubic inches from the standard 221 cubic inches. The 1938 pickup included a new updated cab and bed, a large oval grille, and generously rounded front and rear fenders. Coerced by competition and public pressure, Ford introduced hydraulic brakes for the first time in 1939. The 1940 pickup featured a V-shaped grille and fenders with integral headlights. Interior upgrades included two-tone materials, chrome accents and a more modern dashboard. Production of civilian vehicles stopped in 1942 due to WWII and was resumed in 1946. The well-known F-Series was introduced in 1948 after the death of Ford’s founder, Henry Ford in 1947.
Wilwood has engineered forged Dynalite front brake kits that will fit early Ford trucks. Select the Ford generation and year above to find a complete big brake conversion kit for your early Ford truck.
If you are looking for rear brake kits to upgrade an earlier year Ford truck, use the Axle Flange brake kit lookup page to find Wilwood big brake rear kits to replace the old drum rear brakes on your early model Ford truck.