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Old 02-11-2013, 09:34 PM
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Hi, Im new here to this site but I hope you guys can help with some information. I recently bought a 1950 F-5 dumptruck with a Coleman 4x4 conversion.I found it on the web in Idaho and it appears to be an ex county truck. The truck is in pretty good condition minus all the dents in the sheet metal and I hope to have it running this week as I just put a new wireing harness in it.Im looking for any parts books or manuals or copies of them or anyone who would share their knowledge for the Coleman conversion itself.The only thing Ive found on the web is a few pictures.Thankyou for any information you may you may have .
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:31 PM
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hello and welcome to the group. I dont know anything about Colemans but I can tell you we would all love to see a few pictures of your new baby!
my 53 marmon Herrington came from Idaho also.

Chuck with Chucks trucks Ct knows the big trucks with MH very well and I would suggest seeing if he can help you? sorry i would link to his site but am on my dumb phone. He is also here on FTE User name Chuck48-50 if i remember right.

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I passed on a f350 Coleman just before I started on this site. It had these big 'rounded front hubs like cast iron 'baby moons'. Is that what you have? I could have got it pretty cheap.........
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My welcome too, glad to have you hanging around. And glad to see a Coleman being saved. Chuck is absolutely your best resource for information, parts, and service on your truck. You'll also, I believe, enjoy this old thread where Chuck's F-7 Coleman is featured. In it too is a video of the truck in action. Stu

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/99...7-coleman.html

Edit - here's Chuck's web page too. Stu

http://www.chuckstrucksllc.com/startframe.htm
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M-H converted more Fords than Coleman did. I think Coleman did more Chevy conversions. NAPCO is another all wheel drive converter. I don't know how rare a Ford Coleman is... Chuck might know. Several months ago there was a story about NAPCO in Vintage Truck magazine. In this they mentioned M-H and Coleman.
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hello and welcome to the group. I dont know anything about Colemans but I can tell you we would all love to see a few pictures of your new baby!
my 53 marmon Herrington came from Idaho also.

Chuck with Chucks trucks Ct knows the big trucks with MH very well and I would suggest seeing if he can help you? sorry i would link to his site but am on my dumb phone. He is also here on FTE User name Chuck48-50 if i remember right.

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Thankyou Josh, I will post some pictures as soon as I get my wife or one of my kids to help me out there.Ill check out Chucks trucks also. Thankyou again!
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I passed on a f350 Coleman just before I started on this site. It had these big 'rounded front hubs like cast iron 'baby moons'. Is that what you have? I could have got it pretty cheap.........
Yes it does have the big front Big baby moons. They really had a unique system. Ill post pictures soon.
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My welcome too, glad to have you hanging around. And glad to see a Coleman being saved. Chuck is absolutely your best resource for information, parts, and service on your truck. You'll also, I believe, enjoy this old thread where Chuck's F-7 Coleman is featured. In it too is a video of the truck in action. Stu

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/99...7-coleman.html

Edit - here's Chuck's web page too. Stu

Chucks Trucks LLC., Chuck's Trucks, Chucks Trucks
Thankyou Truckdog,thats an impressive looking truck he has.Hope mine looks that good some day.Thankyou for all the information!!
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Welcome to FTE! There's a late 30's IH SNO-GO with a Coleman conversion up the road from me, but getting him to sell has been like pulling hen's teeth.
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