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karls59tr
04-16-2011, 06:30 PM
Anyone ever seen one of these? They have a 5 window cab. Anyone know a link to find more about them?

Andrew Mace
04-16-2011, 07:21 PM
I'm not sure what you mean, Karl. Something like this?

https://standardmotorclub.org/images/commercials/vanpum.jpg

That's really only a "three-window" I suppose....

There is a page or several on the Standard Motor Club web site dealing with commercial variants (https://standardmotorclub.org/cars/commercial/menu.htm).

TR3driver
04-16-2011, 08:50 PM
Wouldn't this

https://standardmotorclub.org/images/commercials/redpu.jpg

be considers a "5 window", since the windshield is split ? (As I think the photo Andy posted is, as well.)

DNK
04-16-2011, 09:22 PM
Yeppers, el Cinco

Andrew Mace
04-16-2011, 09:26 PM
Maybe, but this is what I usually think of when I hear the phrase "five-window":

https://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/1947-1955-chevrolet-trucks-1950.jpg

Note the wraparound windows behind the doors.

TR3driver
04-16-2011, 09:35 PM
Looks like you are right, Andy. A quick Google turns up lots of "5 window" trucks like the one you posted, and I didn't see a one where they counted the split windshield as even one "window".

Andrew Mace
04-16-2011, 09:48 PM
It was also popular as a body style for Coupés back in the 1930s, such as this 1934 Ford:

https://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/1934-ford-deluxe-five-window-coupe-2.jpg

karls59tr
04-17-2011, 09:14 AM
Yes those are the Standard Triumph Pickup trucks I am referring to. I think the term "5 window" might be more of a Hotrodder term for the early American coupes and trucks that were mentioned. I have a lead on a couple of these trucks. One of them has the glass in the corners of the cab and the other has them filled in! Don't know whether you had a choice of either when they were new or if a PO has replaced the glass? In any event how rare or collectable are these trucks? I'll check out the Standard Motor Club. Thx for the info. Karl

Andrew Mace
04-17-2011, 01:31 PM
Like most old trucks, they're pretty rare simply because they were used and used...and used up! Apparently they were reasonably popular in Canada; sadly, we never got them in the States! I don't know as I've ever seen them with the "corner" windows, so if you happen to have some pictures (hint, hint).... :wink: