The tip offs are: the rear body profile (should be flat, not rounded), the back of the cab (window should be pill shaped, should have stampings on either side of the glass), and the bed should be flat- this has a modified wagon floor. I learned a whole lot about '48 pick ups when I bought one outta Utah last year.
Seems like a nice car for what it is, I just hope the bidders know what they are getting....
I spend somewhere near 40% of my waking hours obsessing over old cars. Usually, this obsessing revolves around an improbable American micro car from the midcentury period-- the Crosley. My fascination began with a quest to strip down my life by driving the world's simplest car.
Turns out that nothing is as simple as it seems.