Found a Marmon Herrington - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



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

Found a Marmon Herrington

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-25-2014, 07:23 PM
38 coupe's Avatar
38 coupe 38 coupe is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,135
38 coupe has a great reputation on FTE.38 coupe has a great reputation on FTE.38 coupe has a great reputation on FTE.38 coupe has a great reputation on FTE.38 coupe has a great reputation on FTE.
Found a Marmon Herrington

I went with my girlfriend to get a rear view mirror for her Explorer. While at one of the Ford dealerships in town we noticed a line row of old cars and trucks in the back of the back lot. Turns out the dealership's owner's son buys old junk cars and has them towed to the back. One of the trucks was a very used 48-52 3/4 ton Marmon Herrington truck. It had no engine, but did have the transfer case, front and rear axles, big five lug wheels, and cast adapters on the rear axle. The truck looked very shot. I forgot to look and see if the front axle had been broken and I didn't have a camera. The dealership is Northside Ford in San Antonio if anyone wants to try and chase down the truck. I could probably get pictures if someone wants them.

Edit, trying to post a link to Google satellite images showing the row of derelict vehicles: https://www.google.com/maps/@29.5499.../data=!3m1!1e3

Second edit (sort of): I accidentally originally posted this in the 1947 and older forum. Oops.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-25-2014, 07:43 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,030
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
Go back and get PICTURES! Please. My trips around the lot failed. I know a couple guys that need those spacers. Stu
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-31-2014, 10:42 AM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,030
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
Maybe I'm the right one to update this story, but hoping I'm not jumping in front of 38 coupe. So here goes. Both Mark (thundersnow70) and I called the Ford dealership to talk to the son of the owner about the truck. Not coordinated, just each of us called. My interest was to add it to my archive of 3/4 ton M-Hs. Neither of us got a call back. So I pm'd 38 coupe. He went back and got a lot of pics that he added to his Photobucket file.

GEDC2388_zpsf7212727.jpg Photo by Fred_Mills | Photobucket

Here are key pictures of the truck today.




After studying his pictures I realized I already had this truck in my archive. I saw it sitting on a junker sales lot in Gallitan Gateway, MT, a few years ago. Here's my picture from that sales lot.


Also, I had before that tried unsuccessfully to get info on the truck from the guy at Desert Classics.com where it was listed. Here's their listing pictures.




Obviously the same truck, and the numbers 38 coupe got match the numbers I got when I found it on the sales lot. So, that's the rest of the story. Stu
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-31-2014, 11:13 AM
jmadsen's Avatar
jmadsen jmadsen is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Across the hall from Havi
Posts: 3,670
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
Great pics. looks like it was set up for duals on the rear?

Cant remember if I ever really shared this pic of the 48 F-3 I found last winter? in pretty decent shape, especially as compared to the ones that came from that lot in Montana
Attached Images
  
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-31-2014, 06:51 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,030
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
Both of these are fairly early trucks based on their axle numbers. The blue truck has axle #434 and the now TX truck has axle #399. Chuck also has or had axle #404 from a '48. Since these same axles would logically have been used under '47 and earlier one ton conversions there's no telling what the earliest would have been under a '48. All in all my guess is there were a little more than 1000 converted in total using this axle. My '50 has axle #782 and my '51 has axle #1023. I have to believe my '51 is one of the last single speed trucks because it has the late year parking brake on the tranny, and by that time the two speed trucks (R32-4) were the only F-2/3s listed in the M-H literature. Stu
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-31-2014, 09:17 PM
38 coupe's Avatar
38 coupe 38 coupe is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,135
38 coupe has a great reputation on FTE.38 coupe has a great reputation on FTE.38 coupe has a great reputation on FTE.38 coupe has a great reputation on FTE.38 coupe has a great reputation on FTE.
Stu, thank you for updating this thread. I don't get to log in here on a regular schedule. Interesting that you already had recorded this truck. I hope someone gets some good out of it. As it is, the truck is slowly rusting away and looks pretty sad.

Also on the lot are some other trucks that can be seen in the above photobucket link. I personally am fascinated (in the way that is easy since I don't have to deal with the truck myself) by the C-950 tractor. That thing is taller than me!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-31-2014, 09:24 PM
thundersnow70's Avatar
thundersnow70 thundersnow70 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: south east South Dakota
Posts: 860
thundersnow70 is starting off with a positive reputation.
that mh has alot of miles on it for being in that kind of shape. Mt to Tx, my vote for bucket list truck would be the nice napco suburban sitting next to the mh.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-31-2014, 09:52 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,030
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
Quote:
Originally Posted by thundersnow70 View Post
that mh has alot of miles on it for being in that kind of shape. Mt to Tx.
I guess I agree, but I know a guy that's done a few long "burn and turns" chasing down miserable old M-H junk! Stu
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-01-2014, 09:37 PM
thundersnow70's Avatar
thundersnow70 thundersnow70 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: south east South Dakota
Posts: 860
thundersnow70 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I've heard of that guy. I have also heard of a guy that buys them from the guys that buy them, only he pays 4 times the money and travels twice as far to get them. True MH road warriors! I already have the Texas logistics worked out Stu, still working on the 4x the money part.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-01-2014, 09:47 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,030
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
Ya know, we don't hold a candle to Josh. That dead of winter trip to retrieve his F-2 was insanity. But he pulled it off. Maybe he'll speak up shortly, he's got his fingers in a MH transfer case right now. Stu
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-02-2014, 12:10 AM
jmadsen's Avatar
jmadsen jmadsen is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Across the hall from Havi
Posts: 3,670
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 dont know, I thought I had picked a good weather weekend but that all changed in an instant. Probably wouldn't have been as bad if the second truck (the chevy) pulling the mh had 4x4 that would have engaged. oh ya and the not being able to see the front of the hood from the blowing snow across Wyoming. Haha
Laying in the snow under the chevy on a mountain pass for a little while and we were back on the road again. Ah good times. I would probably do it again if the need arose.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-02-2014, 01:07 AM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,030
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
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmadsen View Post
I would probably do it again if the need arose.
There's this truck in Texas a guy told me about....... Stu
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-03-2014, 12:00 PM
havi's Avatar
havi havi is offline
I'll have the Roast Duck
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Northshore, MN
Posts: 9,422
havi is a name known to allhavi is a name known to allhavi is a name known to allhavi is a name known to allhavi is a name known to allhavi is a name known to all
is there an MH registry here on FTE?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-03-2014, 12:58 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563 truckdog62563 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 8,030
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
Quote:
Originally Posted by havi View Post
is there an MH registry here on FTE?
Nothing formal. I try to keep a record of 3/4 tons I've come across. Mark Mossell has a registry over on his Hub Garage page, and I've shared my 3/4 ton info with him, but probably could do a better job of that. There's a few I haven't passed on info to him yet. Stu

http://assets0.hubgarage.com/mygarag...isman/vehicles
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1951 F3 Marmon-Herrington Resurfaces truckdog62563 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 20 09-30-2016 10:05 PM
1951 FORD 4x4 F6 Marmon-Herrington Dirtbag 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 136 07-16-2016 06:22 PM
Truck Archeology - Survivor 1951 F-3 Marmon Herrington On Ebay truckdog62563 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 06-08-2016 09:18 AM
1951 Marmon Herrington 1952henry 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11 11-28-2015 01:23 AM
Found a Marmon Herrington 38 coupe 1947 and Older Ford Trucks 0 07-25-2014 07:17 PM


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 02:43 PM.


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.