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Sorry, got no pictures for you. Mine is yosemite green with black fenders. ( but in pieces now for the restoration ) It still had the original paint on it. From Calgary, Alberta. I've been collecting parts and information on Mercs for years. Still a lot of questions and no answers for some of them.
Hardest thing to find seems to be hubcaps and the jack and tools. Good luck with your Merc. If I can be of any help contact me at sundbygt at xcelco.on.ca
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:58 PM
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Ive got the jack for mine, no tools. I have hub caps but I dont know if they are correct 1949 hub caps.
 
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I found a jack and wheel wrench at a swap meet. They work but I'm not sure if they are correct. ( There was quite a discussion on jacks a while back )
The mercury hub cap is the same shape as the Ford cap. It has Mercury in block letters with lines above and below the Mercury. Hope that makes sense??
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:23 PM
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When I get a chance I will take and post pictures of my Jack and hub caps.
 
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I'd like to see what your jack looks like. Like I said there was quite a discussion on jacks but no solid conclusion.
The hubcap should be easy for me to confirm as I hunted for some for years. Saw a lot of junk being sold for crazy money.
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I guess I got luckier then I thought. The guy I bought this truck from had if for 30+ years and had been collecting parts the whole time. When I bought it he just loaded every thing he had in the truck and off I went.

I bought a maintenance manual and it looks like you used the the jack to set your camber. At least thats what it looks like in the drwg.
 
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:34 PM
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I'd like to see what your jack looks like. Like I said there was quite a discussion on jacks but no solid conclusion.
The hubcap should be easy for me to confirm as I hunted for some for years. Saw a lot of junk being sold for crazy money.
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I down loaded a picture of the hub caps and the jack. I have no idea yet if either are the original. They came with the truck.
 
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:08 PM
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Yup, that is the correct Mercury hubcap for your truck. Hang on to them because they are very hard to find and expensive. Thanks for the jack picture. Looks correct to me. Mine looks the same except for the top part.
What's the black box on the side of your truck box??
Nice truck by the way.
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Originally Posted by Greg M-47 View Post
Yup, that is the correct Mercury hubcap for your truck. Hang on to them because they are very hard to find and expensive. Thanks for the jack picture. Looks correct to me. Mine looks the same except for the top part.
What's the black box on the side of your truck box??
Nice truck by the way.
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I didnt know what the box was or what was in it. Good, Bad or otherwise I bought this truck after just seeing pictures sent to me in emails. You asked so now you have to hear a little of "The Rest of the Story". I bought the truck from a guy in Canada. It takes a little bit of effort to bring it into the states so I stored it at a friend of a friends just out side of Toronto. When I got to my friends friends farm, I saw the box and wonder to what it was and what might be in there. It had a pad lock on it, we cut it off and found 2 old kerosene road flares. My friend told me that back in day Canadian trucks were required to carry road flares.
That was a long answer to your question but I'm in talking mood.
 
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Yup, that is the correct Mercury hubcap for your truck. Hang on to them because they are very hard to find and expensive. Thanks for the jack picture. Looks correct to me. Mine looks the same except for the top part.
What's the black box on the side of your truck box??
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I added a picture of them
 
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:55 PM
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That's neat. I thought it might be a toolbox of some sort. My Merc was missing a few parts but luckily I had some spares from my collecting. Nice story on buying your truck too.
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That's neat. I thought it might be a toolbox of some sort. My Merc was missing a few parts but luckily I had some spares from my collecting. Nice story on buying your truck too.
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I saw that you were in Ontario, just out of curiosity I looked up your location. My truck was located in Alberta. That friend of a friend that I had it shipped to and who stored it for me was just a little north of you in Moorefield. They have a maple syrup farm. Real good people up there.
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I'm about an hour and a half from Moorefield. Did you get any brochures/paperwork with your truck? I have a few ads and brochures for the 1948 Merc.

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I'm about an hour and a half from Moorefield. Did you get any brochures/paperwork with your truck? I have a few ads and brochures for the 1948 Merc.

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No I didnt get anything with the truck. I did buy an original 1949 owners manual on ebay. That at least gave me the tire size, 650x16. Apparently Ford is 600x16 standard tire. I would still like to find what tire was most likely original. I believe Ford was married to Firestone, that was most likely the brand but what about the tread. I will probably go with a just slightly aggressive knobby in the back and the more "car" tread in front and for the spare. I wrote in an earlier thread that I will investigate this to death and then just do what ever I want to do anyway.
I would like to see your brochures sometime. Its hard to find Mercury truck stuff, as you already know.
 
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:11 AM
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Send me An email at: sundbygt at xcelco.on.ca
All lower case and swap @ for at. No spaces. I can mail you some copies.
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