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Old 12-04-2010, 03:02 PM
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Can anyone tell me about Mercury Pickups?

My dad asked me the other day if I'd ever seen a Mercury Pickup. He'd been watching a show one day and noticed that the F100 he thought he saw said Mercury instead. All his life growing up in Florida, he'd never seen or heard of Mercury dealers selling pickups. They were always slightly upscale Fords. Even when I was a kid in the 70's we had a 75 Mercury Comet that looked nearly the same as our neighbors 75 Maverick, except we had 4 tail lights.....


Anyway, can anyone give me a heading toward history of the Mercury trucks.

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Ford trucks were branded and sold,for a time, as Mercury badged trucks in Canada.
 
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Anyway, can anyone give me a heading toward history of the Mercury trucks. Thanks
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Thanks for that link, Old 1.
 
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There were a few differences. The Mercury has a little more trim, the grill was dressed up a bit, the front center of the hood has the Mercury Head emblem. Like I said just a few differences.
The first Mercury Truck that I had ever seen was in Prince Rupert island. It had a disease attached to it and I caught the Mercury Truck sickness. It took me 5 years, hours and hours on the phone and on the computer until I found mine. I'd like to say that I'm better now but I know if I found another one I would probably buy it too. My wife may not agree......
 
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Mercury trucks were built and sold in Canada between 1946 and 1968. I've seen evidence that suggest some may have been exported to South America. The earliest ones were dressed up quite a bit with a lot of unique trim from their 'regular' Ford brothers. By 1951, they were almost identical with only the basic badging being changed. There's a lot of great information in the link provided by Old F1, so if you haven't checked that out yet, grab a cup of coffee and settle in. You can be there a while.

All I know is, it's pretty neat owning one. ;-)
 
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Thanks for the help. Right after I typed this I found the Mercury Truck site. My Father thanks you also. I had speculated they were pretty much a Canadian rebadge but didn't have any proof until now.
 
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Hi John MacD348,I don't mean to hijack a thread but;

Were any Murcury Trucks made in the USA?
A guy down the street here in Yuma has a tricked out/chopped up 51-52 he claims was made in the USA.
Just wondering if the sage and knowing minds on FTE have an answer.
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Hi John MacD348,I don't mean to hijack a thread but;

Were any Murcury Trucks made in the USA?
A guy down the street here in Yuma has a tricked out/chopped up 51-52 he claims was made in the USA.
Just wondering if the sage and knowing minds on FTE have an answer.
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He can claim all he wants, but unless he has some kind of documentation to back up his bs, the short answer is no.

That said, there is some speculation about later COE trucks being built in the US and exported to Canada, but at this point, the only 'evidence' is purely conjecture and speculation. For trucks, especially half tons, as early as 1951-2, the answer is still no.

It's been somewhat common over the years for people to fake a Mercury by badge swapping onto a more common Ford, thinking that they're better than the rest of us. It sounds like this guy may be the king of the club.
 
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He can claim all he wants, but unless he has some kind of documentation to back up his bs, the short answer is no.

That said, there is some speculation about later COE trucks being built in the US and exported to Canada, but at this point, the only 'evidence' is purely conjecture and speculation. For trucks, especially half tons, as early as 1951-2, the answer is still no.

It's been somewhat common over the years for people to fake a Mercury by badge swapping onto a more common Ford, thinking that they're better than the rest of us. It sounds like this guy may be the king of the club.
52 Merc has the right answer. Mercury trucks were strictly Canadian. There is no evidence ( that I'm aware of) about merc trucks built in the US for the Canadian market. They were intended for Canadian dealers to market along side Lincolns at Lincoln/Mercury dealerships.
 
 
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