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Old 10-29-2011, 04:08 PM
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Looking at a 1952 Ford Truck thats for sale.

Now the owner has stated that the frame at some time must have had a small crack in it because he can see that a plate has been welded over it.

According to him it looks like it was fixed correctly.

Can anyone tell me if its commom to find a truck w/a small crack in the frame.

Frame looks clean not much surface rust.

Trcuk looks great as a daily driver.

The rest of the truck looks great but not sure about this repair and if it is worth buying?

Any ideas?
 
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:13 PM
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Hard to say given that we can't look at it...if it were me I would take the truck to a local frame/alignment shop and have it inspected. If the repair looks legit and the suspension is in alignment then you should be good to go...
 
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:14 PM
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I have seen good repairs on frames and bad ones too.Depending on how bad,i would not pass on it because of a frame repair.
 
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Where is this "crack"? In back of the rear axle? In between the front and rear axles? In front of the front axle? Only on one side?
You have to wonder what kind of weight (or rust) causes a frame to crack.
 
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:05 PM
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Crack

The crack is located behind the passenger side between the cab and the bed.

Only on one side.

Hmmmm, I do wonder how it happened.

Boy I am craving and F1 and cannot waite to find one. But must remember stay calm and cool..........it will come to me.
 
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Overloading causes these cracks. I'm real familiar with the problem because I have the all wheel drive Marmon-Herrington 3/4 ton trucks that were generally beat senseless during their working lives. I have three F-3 M-Hs, and all have had frame repairs. Two were done cleanly but the third was a hack job. It became a parts truck. If the patch was well done it wouldn't scare me. Stu
 
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Was the crack on the top or bottom flange, or on the web (vertical surface) of the frame?
 
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I think he said you can see it from the top. The patch is on the side. You can see it at eBay. Just punch in
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I think he said you can see it from the top. The patch is on the side. You can see it at eBay. Just punch in
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Nice looking truck.
Here is a direct link to the ebay listing.
Ford : F-100 | eBay

I won't comment on the repair because I know nothing about frame repair.
I couldn't post just the picture, dang ebay.
 
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