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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-02-2015, 09:29 AM
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Posted By mtflat
Second picture: the running board bolts directly...

Second picture: the running board bolts directly to the fender - which explains why there is always rust at that point.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-23-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 647
Posted By mtflat
There aren't many parts in the wiper body. I...

There aren't many parts in the wiper body. I took mine apart, cleaned carefully and "greased" with very small amount of vaseline and it works as well as the day it was new.

Keep in mind it has...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-21-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 647
Posted By mtflat
I dunno, but if his wiper is OEM it's vacuum in a...

I dunno, but if his wiper is OEM it's vacuum in a 48.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-16-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By mtflat
They aren't as tight as modern rigs. 3-4" sounds...

They aren't as tight as modern rigs. 3-4" sounds acceptable given the pitman arm probably moves some even tho it's clamped down.

I run radials on my half-ton 48 and recommend them for a daily...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-16-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By mtflat
In case you were curious, it's a Data plate on...

In case you were curious, it's a Data plate on the firewall and a Rating plate on the glovebox door.

Standard equipment.

Nice truck btw!
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-15-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By mtflat
Also keep in mind the model designations Ross...

Also keep in mind the model designations Ross shows are for 51/52

The first 2/3s of the 48 year there was no D code for F2s. They were Ys along with F3s and didn't change until something like...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-15-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By mtflat
NO, VanPelt's info is incorrect for 48 trucks. I...

NO, VanPelt's info is incorrect for 48 trucks. I contacted him years ago with photocopies of the correct info and he still uses the 49 numbers for 48.

A 1948 F6 model should be 8R8TH for 158" wb ...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-10-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Posted By mtflat
No, just that they continued to make that many...

No, just that they continued to make that many additional 6s after the last 48 V8. I don't know the documentation for OFTC's figures, only that most of the data I've collected agrees with that. In...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-10-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Posted By mtflat
I think Don's figures are a little high. Classic...

I think Don's figures are a little high. Classic Haulers numbers are way low for '48-50!

Old Ford Truck Club lists 48 as serial #s up to 139,000 for V8s and 166,000 for sixes. My data verifies...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-09-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 143,252
Posted By mtflat
CH - Chicago assembly plant (if you look closer I...

CH - Chicago assembly plant (if you look closer I bet your second character is H)
3 is the code for Black
14L was the date it was assembled - 14 November
76B is in-house encoding specific to each...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-09-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 143,252
Posted By mtflat
I have 2 later than yours: One 508xxx in MN,...

I have 2 later than yours:

One 508xxx in MN, the other 510xxx in TX

But you're close and you do have the latest firewall stamping - thanks for sharing. It helps to figure out where the 50/51...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-08-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By mtflat
The firewall stamping is found on maybe half of...

The firewall stamping is found on maybe half of the trucks built - and I'm probably being generous with that. Maybe not more than one in 4 are stamped.

As Joe said, only the frame # counts for...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-08-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By mtflat
SP has always had more than the 'normal' 3-4...

SP has always had more than the 'normal' 3-4 numbers after the firewall date code

I have at least 10 recorded that had 7 digits after the date code, but they range from 5-10 characters. Certainly...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-02-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By mtflat
You're correct.

You're correct.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-02-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 143,252
Posted By mtflat
BD, your F5 is a very early '49 '48 went thru...

BD, your F5 is a very early '49
'48 went thru serial no 139262 for V8s, 166979 for 6s (according to oldfordtruckclub)
'49s picked up at those numbers

stangetr, if you're working to get a title...
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