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Old 04-28-2016, 01:15 AM
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Intro - 1950 F47 (F1)

Hello Everyone,


I thought I'd introduce myself and my recently purchased 1950 (I think) F47 (F1).


My intention is to keep it as original as possible, but the plan is flexible at this point until I have gone through the truck and evaluated the overall condition.


I'll post more pictures (and a lot of questions) as I start going through the truck.


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congratulations, and welcome to the best forum ever. You'll find a lot of knowledge and good help here. Are you west coast or just stay up late.
 
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You definitely got the makings! Nice old truck. These folks sure have been a great help to us as we put together our 1952 puzzle. Good luck and enjoy it.
 
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Welcome Kirk, I love your truck but of course I love all F-1s. Yours seems to be pretty solid, if you get as much pleasure out of working on yours as I did and do get working on mine, you are in for a lot of enjoyment. Anyway I just wanted to welcome you to the site.
 
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Welcome to FTE!

There's a bunch of knowledgeable, helpful guys hanging out here.

Nice find... looks like a good truck.
 
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Hey Kirk,
Welcome! Good to see another '50 being saved!

Looks like fun over there. Let us know how it goes.
We made the following "adjustments" to our '50 as my son
was going to be driving it quite a bit.

o Moved to a Dual chamber master cylinder for safety so the brakes wouldn't go out all at once.

o Pulled the gas tank from the cab because I didn't like the smell & listening to gas
sloshing around next to me was unsettling. We put a new 22 gallon '70 mustang tank out under the bed. (40% increase in range).

o Replaced the vacuum driver's side windshield wiper with a dual electric set up.

o Replaced the rear axle with a salvage yard 2001 Explorer 8.8 giving us highway friendly 3.73 gearing, antilock, & rear disc brakes.

o Installed 3 point seat belts

o Replaced all the brake & gas lines.

Good luck with your build & thanks again for saving your '50.

Ben in Austin
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Welcome, good looking truck you have.
 
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It looks pretty solid for sure. Good luck
On your Canadian F47. Where in Canada are
you Bud? It may make a difference when ordering
parts. How about more pic's? Tell us more. Does the
engine turn at all or is it stuck? I use a 50\50 mix
of acetone and ATF for anything I want to free up.
It's cheaper than any panther **** out there and works
as good or better than anything else I have found.
 
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I put the truck up on a hoist and had a look underneath.
Overall its pretty solid, but I did find two major frame cracks.


The largest one is at the front box mounting bolt, and the other one is a shatter pattern around one of the leaf mounting bolts.

After finding these, I can only assume there may be more, so I'll have to pull the rest of the body off the frame, sand blast it, and weld all the cracks up.

After that I hauled it out and pressure washed it inside and out.

I'll be trying to get the motor running next weekend, so I can see what kind of shape its in.


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The box on this truck is a bit of a mystery. It looks like it belongs to the truck as original equipment.
Its the correct colour, and it looks original.
However everything I see online, makes me think the box is from a 1952 truck.


1. The box tail gate is in ford block lettering, not the script style lettering
2. The back of the box is flat, with no indents, etc
3. The sides of the box do not have indents for the rear wheel wells / fenders.


However the rear fenders themselves have the crease along them just above the wheel, which I believe was only on model years 48-50?


This is a Canadian F-47. I don't know whether there were any Canadian trucks that got the newer style boxes before their US counterparts.
 
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:35 PM
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I did a short test run of the motor, (about 30 seconds) just to prove it would still run.
It ran ok, but I was just manually feeding it gas so it was hard to keep idling.


After that I pulled the front clip and stored it in the field for later.
Then I pulled the radiator. I was happy to see lots of green antifreeze pour out.
 
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If you look closely you can see the "Made In Canada" stamp on the head.


I believe the block colours for the Canadian motors were unique. Sort of a beige colour for the fords, and green for the Mercury's.


I'm not sure how I'm going to match that paint colour yet.
 
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I removed the side boards next, which required grinding off the bolts. Then I removed the cab from the truck.
The passenger side cab mount (the slotted one) broke while getting the cab off.
 
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