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Old 07-03-2014, 06:43 PM
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Hi Guys new to the site found it in a search for info on my (what i believe is) 1949 v8 F-? series truck. I really would like to ID it as I'm not sure what F it is from what i can gather so far maybe F4 or 5, The only numbers I can find is LH side rail just behind the bumper (7R8T 5014)& LH top of fire wall (7C or G81 1854) & RH in front of battery box (9G12878*). no plate on glove box lid. Ill post the pics any help would be gr8 Thanks Tony












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Old 07-03-2014, 06:47 PM
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I believe that would be an f-4. Does it have a single or double wall frame?
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Thanks Nick , Yes it is double rail up to the front of the rear spring hanger
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None of those numbers id the year. Single speed rear is F4 or 5, so what size wheels do you have?

Any vin no's on the firewall?
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Thanks Nick , Yes it is double rail up to the front of the rear spring hanger
If its double rail then it would be an f-5 if im not mistaken
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single speed rear on 750-20" tyres
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Being an Aussie truck, I wonder if it uses the Canadian system of serial numbers? Is it RHD?

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Looks an awful lot like an F-5 to me. Welcome to the forum.
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We seem to have a good contingent of Aussies on this site now. That great.
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What are your plans for it?
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I can tell you the 7R8T means a 158" wheelbase for a F-4/5/6 truck.

It should have a Canadian vin number on the left side frame rail in the engine compartment and under the cab just after the transmission crossmember on the same side. I assume its also missing the tag plate on the top center of the firewall in the engine compartment.

There should also be a plate beside the starter solenoid on the right hand on the firewall. Can't quite remember what is exactly on this one but might help narrow it down.
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That would be an F5 here in the states.

The Canada connection, hmmm - that front marker light does look like Mercury
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Looks like a really nice solid truck.
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Thanks for the welcome guys
It is a solid truck very little rust to good to pass up.
Yes Ross it is RH drive & unfortunately Nathan it is missing all the tags, i have had a wire brush on the left hand rail but found nothing.The cab is coming off so i will be looking for the number under the cab. Only thing as in parts so far on the list , not that i have look hard yet is a left hand outside door handle, right hand bonnet hinge, the plastic grill centre of dash, rubber kit, dash switchers & brake lines under g/box are rusted but I'm sure that list will get longer as it get broken down.

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We seem to have a good contingent of Aussies on this site now. That great.
Welcome to FTE!

What are your plans for it?
Good Question Joe. The big picture is a full restore. Just haven't worked out all the bits in between. Im looking at some sort of small tilt tray for bikes and vintage tractor. A long story short is I have a small tilt tray towing business and move old bikes, cars, machinery, etc to shows and would like my transport truck to be a part of them.Love my Fords always had Fords so instead of restoring a ford car I thought a truck is something different and useful to complement what i do. At this point I would like to keep it stock all but the engine and box . I have a nice 351 windsor and auto but with the auto I would like to do something with the brakes. Not quiet shore about diff yet or ratios , Im leaving it all a bit open at this point till iI learn more about them see what others have done to improve and so on.
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