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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-19-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mtflat
It's been 15 years since I did mine but your post...

It's been 15 years since I did mine but your post has stirred up old memories - think I left mine sit in the sun to warm up, them massaged them to gently stretch the material before using grease and...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-04-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By mtflat
There should be a character in front of the L and...

There should be a character in front of the L and Dallas Assembly plant is the only one with an L. The missing character would be D.

4 is color Birch Gray
26A is January 26, 1950
180/108 is...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-01-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By mtflat
Not that I've ever seen. There were only 5...

Not that I've ever seen. There were only 5 colors 48/49

Black, Vermillion Red, Meadow Green, Gray, Yellow

Interior was painted same as exterior

Other options, yes there were a few -...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-29-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By mtflat
I mean I'm still learning - lol. ..and I'm old...

I mean I'm still learning - lol. ..and I'm old enuf that I'm learning things I used to know all over again.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-29-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By mtflat
What do I know?? :p My 48 came with the...

What do I know?? :p My 48 came with the venerable 4.27

I could've sworn it was Ross who convinced me they did 3.73s.... oh, well :-X21

Dan, it's not a 1941, just a model 41
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-29-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By mtflat
I'm with Joe, least likely way to cause damage...

I'm with Joe, least likely way to cause damage would be to carefully push the rear window in.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-29-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By mtflat
Looks like the normal Non-synchro'd 4 speed trans...

Looks like the normal Non-synchro'd 4 speed trans used in trucks from F1 up.

The 41 indicates the rear is the earlier Spicer 41 and not a newer Dana 44 so parts are harder to come by.

The tag...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-26-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By mtflat
I was even more impressed by the cars in the...

I was even more impressed by the cars in the background... 'Stangs, 69/70ish Vettes, wow some shop!

The truck ain't bad either......... ;)
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-25-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By mtflat
Joe is right, it is not on the late series engine...

Joe is right, it is not on the late series engine - and you'll find the serial number in 3 places: on the top frame rail (usually right side), and on the data plate (firewall above the battery for a...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-24-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By mtflat
When/if they are stamped it's always DL or DAL on...

When/if they are stamped it's always DL or DAL on the data plate.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-24-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By mtflat
Color Black Assembled Oct 2 50 440 - vehicle...

Color Black
Assembled Oct 2 50
440 - vehicle designation down the line

Assembly plant Atlanta (it was on ebay last July by southernhotrods/GA) :)
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-24-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By mtflat
DI is really DL 281,000 is pretty close to...

DI is really DL

281,000 is pretty close to the border between 49 and 50.

Can you find any numbers/letters stamped into the firewall? If there are it might tell you color, plant, date, etc.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-23-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By mtflat
http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq218/mtflat/F6...

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq218/mtflat/F6cabchassis_zpsu2tuf1fc.jpg (http://s449.photobucket.com/user/mtflat/media/F6cabchassis_zpsu2tuf1fc.jpg.html)
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-22-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By mtflat
I once pulled an engine from a truck in a muddy...

I once pulled an engine from a truck in a muddy parking lot. Threw a couple sheets of plywood on the ground for the hoist to roll around on.

Since my boys left home I find it necessary to...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-16-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,106
Posted By mtflat
Fred, I can't believe I said that...... I know...

Fred, I can't believe I said that...... I know better!

4 is the color code for Birch Gray
7 is Meadow Green

Sorry for the confusion..... I'm also surprised nobody called me on it!! You guys...
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