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Old 05-26-2009, 10:33 PM
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What options could you get on a 1949 F1? I want to put every option my my F1 that was advalible.
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That may be a little difficult to do or even to just define.

The reason is because at that time, the trucks were left to the dealers to install many if not most of the options - so some may have been a little different between dealers.

There are two places I can think of that you could probably get that information. One place is the "Truck (Salesman's) Handbook." The other is in the sales brochures. I also believe there was an Options Catalogue. I also have some of those pages. I have it for the 51s but there were a few more in 51 - including the "Extra Cab" package.

There is a problem with the site at the moment and importing pictures. There are too many to post here anyway.

If you will write me an e-mail and include your real e-mail address I will send you the options pages for the 49 F-Series.

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:21 AM
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Here the accessary pages from the Hildy's catalog of 1949:

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There is also the grand daddy of all sought after accessories, the stock '48-50 radio. The one shown on page one is actually a radio from a car with an adapter plate to mount it into the truck dash. The actual truck radio fits into the dash without an adapter. These are very hard to find. The truck radio is basically the same as the '48 Mercury radio with some minor differences:

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:01 PM
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Ok thank you all. Was stainless steal bumpers and and grills an options from dealers?
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Nope - don't think so...the grilles were painted Argent (a darker silver) with a red pin stripe for 49 - and the bumpers were painted black.
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According to the Standard Catalog of American Light-Duty Trucks, "while early production trucks originally had a Tucson tan finish, Argent silver later replaced Tucson tan and the later trucks also had Argent silver finished grill bars with red stripes."

For 1949 "...elimination of the red stripe on the Argent silver grill bars were the two most noticeable styling changes for 1949."

For 1950, "The grill recess was finished in an ivory color."

I personally like the either the tan or ivory, especially if you're using the optional stainless grill bar trim set. I think the lighter colors make the grill stand out more. I painted the recess panel on my '49 a beige color that matched the original paint on the '48 grill I used.
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For 1949 "...elimination of the red stripe on the Argent silver grill bars were the two most noticeable styling changes for 1949."
Dangit Bob your right as always....I went back to the same book and noticed I had mis read it - I skipped over the word "elimination" (doy)

OBTW the other one of the "Two" changes in Bob's quote was the cange in wheel color from black to body color.

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What options could you get on a 1949 F1? I want to put every option my my F1 that was advalible.
Remember this was a year after WW2 ended and pickups were a work vehicle sold primarily to farmers and tradesmen to earn a living with, not as a daily driver, or status vehicle (unless you were going for low status). Options, unless they made the truck more suited to work, were not very high on buyer's wish list. Fancy trim and gee gaws served no purpose, most roads weren't even paved.
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So the stainless grill bar trim set was a option from the dealers? But the bumpers was painted back.
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I don't know if the stainless trim was a dealer installed option, I would assume it was, but I also think it was a factory option because the grill I've had the outer holes were oblong and look to be stamped in during production. I would think it would be hard to make such a hole with the hand tools availlable to dealers.

The bumpers were painted black to speed assembly. It would take longer to paint them to make each match body color.
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[quote=AXracer;7549794]Remember this was a year after WW2 ended

I thought WWII ended in 45
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SSSHHHHH! AX meant to say it was the year before the Korean War Started............ 1946 was the first post war (WWII) production year for Vehicles in the US.

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The color around the head lights was silver like the grill right?
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