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Old 10-15-2013, 07:29 PM
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My 59 just got here

I just purchased and had delivered from the weeds in Colorado a 59 F 100 4x4.
The body is in incredible shape for a neglected 55 yr old truck and after just an hour on Ohio soil it was purring like a kitten.
running the VIN i notice its a f10 telling me it was manufactured in Kanas as a 2wd truck and somewhere along the line had a 4x4 conversion .
After crawling all over and under this thing I came to the conclusion it was professionally done so my question is how do i tell what I have here as far as the 4x4 unit is concerned ?
If a anyone has any info on these units i'd like hearing from you.
the 4x4 seems to be working but because of other issues with the truck I really havn't had a chance to take it out and drive it yet.
Pics and progress are soon to follow as i get them.
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Take some pics.....we want to see the truck. We're junkies like that.

Take some good pics of the front end. This can help identify the conversion kit. NAPCO and Marmington-Herrington (I think) are two conversion companies. If you get the underside good and clean you might find tags on the diff and transfer case.

You can also post the whole VIN and get help decoding the whole thing. Here's the link to my decode thread.
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x2 on the pics! Is it a factory 4x4? Ive only seen the f250s in factory 4x4.
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I just purchased and had delivered from the weeds in Colorado a 59 F100 4x4.

Running the VIN, I notice it's an F10 telling me it was manufactured in Kansas as a 2WD truck and somewhere along the line had a 4x4 conversion.
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1959/60: SERIES code, first 3 digits of the VIN: F10 & F25 refer to both 2WD & 4WD

The MODEL code (see pic) stamped on the Rating Plate decodes to either 2WD or 4WD.

6th digit of the VIN is the Assembly Plant code: K = Kansas City MO

1959: First year that FoMoCo offered factory installed 4WD for F100's and F250's.

1959: FoMoCo lumped the F100/250 2WD & 4WD production figures together, so there's no way to know how many of each were assembled.

1960 is a different story, production figures are available for both F100/250 2WD & 4WD
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59 4x4

Thanx for the input guys
I'll try to get pics on here tonight .I guess i misunderstood the vin code chart I had. The one I have shows in 59 the f 10 meant it was a 2wd and the f 11 indicated it was manufactured as a 4x4.
when i post the pics i'll include a pic of the VIN on the glove box door.
Always fun to hear from guys that have a true knowledge of these old rides.
Tho i've brought back to life several older vehicles this is my 1st old ford truck.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:40 AM
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pic of my 59 4x4 just delivered

Click the image to open in full size.
lets see if the image showed up..lol..(thats an hour of my life i won't get back)
I also included the ID tag on the glove box it reads as follows

I tried to duplicate how it was laid out on the tag
serial # F10C9K50216
WB color trans date axle
118 G F18C 20G F A 02

Thanks again for you guys who take the time to help with these projects like this..hope someday I can return the favor .
I guess my biggest question with this truck is if its a factory 4x4 or an aftermarket conversion
On the transfer case it has a Dana (spicer) tag and it reads

serial #T207666
B/M 300205 3
Model 24
It also looks as if both driveshafts are the same length.I read someplace that meant something......thanks again
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I guess I misunderstood the VIN code chart I had.
Possibly, or you got it from LMC or some other source that didn't have a clue!

F10C9K50216 / WB: 118 / COLOR: G / MODEL: F18C / DATE: 20G / TRANS: F / AXLE: 02A / MAX GVWR LBS: 5600

On the transfer case it has a Dana (spicer) tag and it reads serial #T207666 / B/M 300205-3 / Spicer/Dana Model 24
F10 = F100.

C = 292 2V

9 = 1959.

K = Kansas City MO Assembly Plant.

50216 = 1959 Numerical Sequence of Assy.

118" Wheelbase.

G = April Green.

F18C = F100 4WD 5600 lbs. GVWR

20G = Assembled July 20, 1959.

F = Borg Warner T-98 4 Speed Manual Transmission.

02 = Ford 9" Rear Axle / 3.89-1 / No Limited Slip / 3,300 lbs. Rear Axle Capacity / A = Spicer/Dana 44 Front Driving Axle / 3.92-1

5,600 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
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Bill you are the man !

Thanks for clearing that up for me.
Its nice to know its a factory 4x4 especially since it being the first year ford offered that option. but even had it not been factory I wouldn't have been to disappointed because its still a darn cool old truck worthy of some love.
After spending the last 5 evenings on it if it weren't for a charging issue it would be road worthy at this point,I'm pretty happy with that fact considering
It had been sitting outside in the weeds for the past 4 yrs.
I do have one last question ..this truck has a small holley 2bbl carb on it ...
Am I right to assume the carb has been replaced ?
Other than the set of white spoke wagon wheels someone put on it the best i can tell its 100 % original.
Thanks again for all your help..........Larry
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Holley 2V only carb available.
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Any chance ta see some pic's of this Beast?

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pic of my 59 4x4 just delivered

[IMG]Owner\My Documents\My Pictures\1959 ford 4x4http://[/IMG]
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[IMG]Owner\My Documents\My Pictures\1959 ford 4x4http://[/IMG]

To get them directly here from your "My Documents" ya got ta do it different.

Could we see some pictures? Here is how.


But I got ta say becoming a supporter is the fastest and easiest way to post pics right from
your whatever pad/cell thing or home computer.
Few of us look in the users Gallery or album as you can see by your recent visitors.


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Here's How to Post Pictures:
1. Login to FTE.
2.Click User CP (In the Top Left Hand Corner)
3.(On the Left, There will be a list, The 5th Option Down, will say "Pictures & Albums) Click That.
4.Then, Click Add Album, Enter a title, and description, if ya want to.
5. Click Upload Pictures, Then click Browse, Locate the Files of your truck. (You can add 3 files at a time)
5. Click Upload.
6. Add a description to the individual pictures, then click save.
7. Add more files if ya want.
8. Click The Picture you want to post, it will give you two codes at the bottom, Right Click The Second one (It say's BB Code, Then Say's [IMG]http:blahblahblah...[/IMG])
Then, Once that is highlighted, Right Click, Then Copy, Then Paste it into your post.
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You can also go to the "Garage" tab and start an album right here on FTE. After you post pictures to an album, we can look in your album, but you'll also be able to "insert a picture" by pasting in a link to the picture in your album.

It seems awkward, but whenever you "insert a picture" to one of these threads, the forum is looking for the picture somewhere on the web (which is always available) rather than from somewhere on your hard drive (which isn't always available).

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Welcome to FTE!

Go to Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket and sign up for a free account. Then create an album for your truck. Upload any pics you want to post on FTE to that album. Have this album open on your computer when you want to post pics on FTE.

While you're making a post on FTE, select the pic you want to post from your Photobucket album. When the large version of the pic is open, right mouse click on it and select "View Image Info". The image info will be highlighted and will look something like this:
The best photos and videos | Photobucket

Copy that highlighted info (right click / copy).

When you have the spot in your post where you want the pic to be placed, select the "Insert Image" icon at the top of the post (looks like a mountain) and paste (right click / paste) the image info you copied in the highlighted box (just shows "http://" when it opens).

Your pic will be placed in the post.

Hope that helps.
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Still struggling to upload pics...(not suprising.lol) following your instructions and after clicking on pictures and albums I don't see the "upload pictures" tab but reading in the notes an that page that I see I have to be a member for 10 days (its only been 7) is that the reason I can't upload pics ?
thanks for the replay tho...Larry
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Many post pic's on there first post and not being a supporter. So no I don't think there is a time limit unless it is a very new thing.
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