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F100 vs F250 1959 4X4

 
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:14 PM
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F100 vs F250 1959 4X4



My 1959 ready for restoration.



What was the basic difference between the 1959 F100 and F250 4X4?
 
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Springs, rear axles, standard axle ratio, wheels, and badges were the main differences.


They offered the same engines, transmissions, and transfer case.
 
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Welcome to the fridge forum! That looks like an excellent start for restoration. Got any more pics? Whats your plans?
 
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Thanks! Pretty much what I thought. All of the early photos I see on line look much the same. My sales paper says Ford 3/4 but the number is F10C9R. From my limited research mine is a 1/2 ton.
 
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I live in the country and good restoration shops are few and far between. At the moment I am waiting for the weather to break before I install the clutch slave. When I went to start the truck i found the clutch and slave master cylinders were froze. I replaced the master and then the weather went south. When I laid it up about 12 years ago I drained the gas tank and oiled the cylinders. I've made me a small gas tank to use when I start it. I don't want to add gas to the tank and have it go bad. If I just had to pain the top it would have been done by now. I have procrastinated on what to do with the undercarriage. Remove the bed and cab? Or just clean and paint the undercarriage. I had a valve job done, replaced rings and bearings, etc then drove it 300 miles without any problems before parking it.
 
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F100 wheels?

My understanding is all F250's had 8 lug wheels, F100's had 5 lug.
 
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Thanks! Pretty much what I thought. All of the early photos I see on line look much the same. My sales paper says Ford 3/4 but the number is F10C9R. From my limited research mine is a 1/2 ton.
Can you give us all the of info from your data tag? Probably on the glove box door. I can tell you what the info means, what it came from the factory with. The first part of the serial # does show 1/2 ton with 292 2v assembly plan was San Jose. The model number will say if it came with 4 wheel drive. There are a few other details on the truck that will be specific to 4x4. Someone may have fouled-up the paper work.
 
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Nice looking truck. Looks great the way it is!
 
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Here are the numbers from the data plate. F10C9R34022
118 G F18C 29D A O2A 05600 158 400.

The walk out price was $3018.06. Included the 4X, tires, tinted glass and custom cab. I looked again at the sales sheet and the "3/4" was the 1955 Ford trade in for $1,289.
 
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Ok you got the info on the serial #.
118 = wheel base
G = color The only listing i see for G is from 1963 on = chrome yellow
F180 = 59 f100 4x4 5600 GVW
29D = build on 29th march
A = 3 speed manual
02A = 3:89 rear axle 3: 92 front axle
05600 = GVW
158 = H.P.
400 = ? DSO these were special order #'S with no way to now say what the number ment.

We have a member here on FTE, Bill AKA Numberdummy who is a retired Ford parts guy who knows more about these ford numbers then most anybody. He may pop in and shed more light on your #'s. But I would say by the looks of it that you have very nice factory F100 4x4. If it is all original, that would be so nice to restore. I bought mine when I was 16 in 1970 it was stone stock but I was young and didn't see the "value" of that and as things wore out I felt the need to "improve my truck". Now get me wrong, I still enjoy the hell out of my truck.

Tell what you plan for your truck!
 
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The color was April Green. The only modification that has been made was to the front hubs. A kit was installed that allows the front wheels to be locked out or in. originally the whole front assembly turned.
Once I get it cranked up again, I'll try to locate someone to clean the undercarriage.
 
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x 2-I wouldn't paint!

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Nice looking truck. Looks great the way it is!
 
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Eastwood has rattle cans of patina preserver clear you can paint right over what you have. Leaving it as-is is a recipe for major rust pitting on the exterior during the next decade. Also, anti- rust also comes in rattle cans now, great for hitting inside the roof and cab corners.

I like that green. I think I need to get more of that in lacquer to finish mine off.
 
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So is it actually a 3 speed manual, column shift 4x4l? That would be an odd bird.
 
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So is it actually a 3 speed manual, column shift 4x4l? That would be an odd bird.
My 59 F250 4x4 came with 3 on the tree!
 

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