f2 f3 tailgate... what is it worth?? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

f2 f3 tailgate... what is it worth??

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-16-2013, 09:51 PM
fifty-two_f1's Avatar
fifty-two_f1 fifty-two_f1 is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: alexandria, Indiana
Posts: 1,319
fifty-two_f1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
f2 f3 tailgate... what is it worth??

I found a guy that has a 48-52 f2/f3 tailgate and it is almost perfect. He said a farmer took it off his truck and put it in the barn. Straight with original paint. The only rust is where it was in the dirt of the barn. (just surface rust on 3 inches of one end) What is is worth? I know they are hard items to find..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-16-2013, 10:02 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,006
truckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud of
I paid $450 for mine maybe six years ago. Same perfect condition. Stu
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-16-2013, 11:22 PM
51PanelMan's Avatar
51PanelMan 51PanelMan is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 7,647
51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all
I had two at one time. One had some rust through at the bottom roll and needed to be straightened. I finally sold it locally for $175. I also have another one that's solid, but needs to be straightened in several areas. I'm trying to sell it for $275-250 and having a hard time.

If the one you found is perfect, Stu is right on the money. The issue is finding someone who is willing to spend that kind of money on a tailgate for a truck model that is not as popular as the F1. For comparison, repro F1 tailgates are now in the $300 range. I usually sell a decently used F1 tailgate for $125-150.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-17-2013, 12:24 AM
51dueller's Avatar
51dueller 51dueller is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Saskatoon SK Canada
Posts: 6,635
51dueller has a great reputation on FTE.51dueller has a great reputation on FTE.51dueller has a great reputation on FTE.51dueller has a great reputation on FTE.
Guess I made out like a bandit as I paid $75 for my 1951/52 Mercury tailgate. It not perfect but it is straight and better than my other one missing the Mercury name. I also got a 1948-50 Ford one for free but there isn't any paint left on that one.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-20-2013, 12:56 AM
jmadsen's Avatar
jmadsen jmadsen is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Across the hall from Havi
Posts: 3,665
jmadsen is a name known to alljmadsen is a name known to alljmadsen is a name known to alljmadsen is a name known to alljmadsen is a name known to alljmadsen is a name known to all
I sold an entire F2 -3 bed, fenders, tailgate axle etc for 550? IIrc
( it was a trailer) and in nearly perfect shape.
Guy drove up from vegas to get it. He was pretty happy with it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-20-2013, 07:50 AM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,006
truckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud of
Jordan has it on eBay now. Stu
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-20-2013, 10:50 AM
ALBUQ F-1's Avatar
ALBUQ F-1 ALBUQ F-1 is offline
postin' fool
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NM
Posts: 21,340
ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.
Looks to be an early ('48 - early '50) style, based on the chain attachment, although I'm not sure how that worked for the bigger trucks.

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-20-2013, 11:47 AM
52 Merc's Avatar
52 Merc 52 Merc is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kennewick, WA
Posts: 6,870
52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALBUQ F-1 View Post
Looks to be an early ('48 - early '50) style, based on the chain attachment, although I'm not sure how that worked for the bigger trucks.
The beds didn't change design on the bigger trucks like they did on the half tons. Ford parts catalog confirms same gate for F2/3 fits 44-52, and possibly earlier but that is the limit of scope of the catalog I have.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-20-2013, 11:49 AM
52 Merc's Avatar
52 Merc 52 Merc is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kennewick, WA
Posts: 6,870
52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by 51dueller View Post
Guess I made out like a bandit as I paid $75 for my 1951/52 Mercury tailgate. It not perfect but it is straight...
If you find another one of those, let me know please.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-20-2013, 11:58 AM
fifty-two_f1's Avatar
fifty-two_f1 fifty-two_f1 is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: alexandria, Indiana
Posts: 1,319
fifty-two_f1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Dang you guys are on it!! Ebay scouts! haha wish me luck!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-20-2013, 12:53 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,006
truckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud of
I've looked through everything I've got (three versions of the Chassis Catalog/Green Bible/and body manual) and can't find a part number for the Express bed tail gate. I've got a whisper in the back of my head saying it's the same as used on the 47 and earlier tonners, but can't prove it. Anybody have a reference? Stu
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-20-2013, 04:09 PM
52 Merc's Avatar
52 Merc 52 Merc is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kennewick, WA
Posts: 6,870
52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by truckdog62563 View Post
I've looked through everything I've got (three versions of the Chassis Catalog/Green Bible/and body manual) and can't find a part number for the Express bed tail gate. I've got a whisper in the back of my head saying it's the same as used on the 47 and earlier tonners, but can't prove it. Anybody have a reference? Stu
Sure, Stu,
From the 44-52 Ford Body Parts Catalog, Jan. 1952 edition (the real book, not a repro or a cd) 81Y 830700. Fits 44-52 D83, Y83. As I said in my earlier post, it's very likely it fits earlier trucks, but this is the limits of the scope of this catalog.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-20-2013, 05:23 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,006
truckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud of
There's your answer. But what frustrates me is I have the same reference, same original 1/52 published book, but that's not in mine. Mine is silent to the beds of either of the pickups, whether 6.5' or 8'. The last section in it is the carpet section, #67516/7. No apparent missing pages. Wonder what gives.

Edit - and sorry I overlooked your earlier mention of it. Stu
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-20-2013, 05:37 PM
52 Merc's Avatar
52 Merc 52 Merc is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kennewick, WA
Posts: 6,870
52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of
I started with the alphabetical index at the front of the book, page XI. It's segmented by section of vehicle, and this is the "back" section. Looking for tailgate I find tailgates for cars (station wagons), and both sizes of pickups. Shows model Y83, one ton pickup as group number 0700. Finding group # 0700 in the text pages, it's page 7. In the center of page 7, I have group 0700 Gate Assy. (tail), where it shows the application we're looking for.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-20-2013, 05:42 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,006
truckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud oftruckdog62563 has much to be proud of
Hmmm. In the front of the book, you say!! I'll look again, but I'll have to walk out to the shop to do that. I'll be back. Stu

Edit - well I'll be. There it is. I also then went back through the Green Bible and still don't find that section or part number. Thanks Wayne. Stu
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BARN FIND(s) kupiec20 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 19 11-09-2016 07:38 PM
1978 F700: What's it Worth? agrooster Large Truck 1 07-29-2015 12:16 AM
Value of this 46? 66F250CS 1947 and Older Ford Trucks 32 10-25-2014 12:46 AM
Barn find... What's it worth? RudyF6 1966 - 1977 Early Broncos 3 10-29-2012 04:59 PM
Marmon-Herrington F-3 Surfaces on Ford Barn truckdog62563 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 9 11-23-2010 02:05 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 AM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.