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Old 12-16-2007, 11:08 AM
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hello. i am the proud owner of a 1942 pickup. im 18 years old and did a complete restoration of it. it's taken me 4 years to complete and won 2nd prize at the Detroit Autorama for best pick up overall. for the last 4 years i've wondered how many 1942 pickups were built and how many are still around today. if you have any information on the 1942 ford pickup. please let me know as i am still wondering.

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Old 12-17-2007, 01:09 PM
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Hey Jon, welcome to FTE.

That is one very nice ride you have there.

We've been working on our 1941 for about 7 years now and its still in pieces.
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hey i got one me and my dad are trying to decide what to do with it. its completely covered in surface rust and needs some work on the fenders and stuff. it has no engine in it but all the parts for it. i want to make a decked out truck you no lower it crate engine all the good stuff. lol like the color by the way
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:24 PM
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Well, count me in as #3...but I'm sure there's a few more

I think they only way to get some idea could possibly be if there are production numbers for '48 F1's...then take 25% of that number...sure, it makes a lot of assumptions, but since Ford never kept track, we can only estimate.
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Very nice! From what I've heard, read, etc. Ford suffered a warehouse fire in 1967 that destroyed most of the production records - that's why it's so hard to come up with numbers.

1948 Bonusbuilt trucks of all sizes and configurations:
V8 stopped at vin 139,262
Six cyl stopped at 166,979

Taking an average between the two puts you about 150,000, then divide by what??

The bonusbuilt trucks (48-52 production went by calendar year as near as we can tell)

So you either had 3 months production - maybe 35-40,000 trucks OR only a very few that were in the pipeline and went to civilian purchasers. verything else went military. I'd say anyone who has an authenticated civilian '42 has a rare truck.

This is my best guess anyway.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:39 PM
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I wouldn't know how to authenticate mine...although the pinkslip I have was issued in '88, it shows year model as "42", and date first sold "00/00/41"

Maybe I'll head over to VanPelts site and see how the serial number matches up with early production stuff.
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VanPelt shows Ford V8's as serial numbers 18-6,769,036 to 18-6,925,898 for the '42 model year (this includes all Ford V8's, and not the Mercury or 6cyl)

My s/n is 18 6826xxx Looks like it falls about in the middle of the V8 run of vehicles produced
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well, thanks for the help. if you guys need any parts or cheap ideas about how to build your truck, i can help sein as i did all the work. you'd be surprised how easy it is to build one of these trucks. parts are hard to find, but you can build your truck how you want it to, it just takes time.
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