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The rear end (if original) is likely to have 4:86 gears. Not bad for real truck usage...but not so good when keeping up with modern traffic. Top speed is about 45 mph.
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The stock rear is a Timken model 51524 having a 4.86/1 final drive ratio. Top speed without wrapping out the 390 will be about 50 mph. And you'll notice it in the gas mileage. A later axle with 3.54 or 3.73 gear set is a common swap to yield road speed and reduced RPMs.

The steering column is also shared with an F-1. Stu
 
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Also looks like you have two front bumpers laying in the bed. The one with top & bottom ribs is correct for 51/52.
Rear bumpers are almost impossible to find since Ford didn't provide them when new.
 
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I just keep looking at your pictures...thanks again.

The printed weight ratings on the bed sides are a cool feature to re-create when you paint it. That truck may have been born as a fleet duty rig.

Did you get any history from the previous owners?
 
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The stock rear is a Timken model 51524 having a 4.86/1 final drive ratio. Top speed without wrapping out the 390 will be about 50 mph. And you'll notice it in the gas mileage. A later axle with 3.54 or 3.73 gear set is a common swap to yield road speed and reduced RPMs.

The steering column is also shared with an F-1. Stu
The 67 thru 72 f250 have those gear sets?
 
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I just keep looking at your pictures...thanks again.

The printed weight ratings on the bed sides are a cool feature to re-create when you paint it. That truck may have been born as a fleet duty rig.

Did you get any history from the previous owners?
I hadn't talked about its history really with the last owner, I guess that's something to ask when I pick it up. I had looked around for early 50's ford for awhile. This was the first one I saw that wasn't completely rusted out. So I guess I overlooked a few things
 
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The 67 thru 72 f250 have those gear sets?
Yes. The donor's data plate will have the axle code, and commonly there is a tag or gear count stamp on the casing. Stu

Edit - I suspect you know of yards in your area, but if you need to venture a little further out I know that Stutesman's in Casey is a good yard, as is Johnson's in Norris City. Stu
 
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Yes. The donor's data plate will have the axle code, and commonly there is a tag or gear count stamp on the casing. Stu

Edit - I suspect you know of yards in your area, but if you need to venture a little further out I know that Stutesman's in Casey is a good yard, as is Johnson's in Norris City. Stu
The closest decent ones are all about 2 hours away from me, I do come up that way now and again. Might take a look next time I head up that way. Thanks!
 
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I'm thinking about going to a few salvage yards today. Thinking about trying to find a rear end, what would be a decent price for one? The salvage yards around me seem to be high, but I've never had to purchase one so I don't know exactly.
 
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Must defer to others. Have kept mine stock Timken, but did switch mine to a reproduction 4.11/1 ring/pinion set available from Chuck's Trucks. A yard Dana 60 will be a cheaper fix. Stu

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Must defer to others. Have kept mine stock Timken, but did switch mine to a reproduction 4.11/1 ring/pinion set available from Chuck's Trucks. A yard Dana 60 will be a cheaper fix. Stu

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All 68 f250 that's being parted out, about ten minutes away from home. Did all 68's have the Dana 60?
 
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Pretty sure so, it was the stock offering. Below are identification charts and a listing of Dana Bill of Materials Codes. The BOM will be on the axle to let you know what you are getting. . Stu

Differential Identification | West Coast Differentials
What rear end ratio is in my Ford , do I have positraction? - Drivetrain
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Did you determine what rearend yours has? If not sure, post a picture. And welcome. Glad to see another 3/4 tonner saved.
 
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Good point, don't assume to p.o. didn't already swap it despite his statements to you that he did not. He went to the trouble of dropping in the big 390 and three speed, would have made sense to do the axle too. Stu
 
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Welcome to the forum. I posted up a lot of pics and details of everything I've done to my F3. Search my posts and feel free to ask any questions.
 

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