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Old 05-23-2017, 11:26 PM
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Not sure what your skill level is, but here is a SQHD bogey with torsion bar suspension. Seems like a reasonable price. Has air brakes though.
https://www.nexttruckonline.com/sear...45&s-type=part
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Looks good from the picture pilot31. Are you restoring it to factory. Same engine and interior. I'm been around cars and trucks as my father was a mechanic so it's in my blood. But I don't know much about big trucks (semis). Let alone any laws. So there is a lot I will need to lean. Does anyone know of a detailed drawing or breakdown of the f7 or F8. I'm looking for size like wheelbase and overall for the different frames. As well as cab sizes. Mostly width door to door.
Yes same engine and trans. Has original interior. No headliner yet. This truck has the 317 ci lincoln y block. Earlier F-7/8s had a 337 flathead. My truck has a non overdrive 5speed transmission and a two speed rear axle. Original color of the truck was meadow green, but as it was a fire truck there is a chance it never was painted at all. I looked at every nook and cranny and didn't find any green. The cabs on all f-1 to f-8 trucks are the same believe it or not! Although the 52 F-7/8s have a removable panel in the floor on the passengers side as the battery was moved under the cab on the frame rail.
I'll try to get a door to door measurement in the next day or two.
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truckdog62563 what book is that page from. That's what I was looking for.
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Yes same engine and trans. Has original interior. No headliner yet. This truck has the 317 ci lincoln y block. Earlier F-7/8s had a 337 flathead. My truck has a non overdrive 5speed transmission and a two speed rear axle. Original color of the truck was meadow green, but as it was a fire truck there is a chance it never was painted at all. I looked at every nook and cranny and didn't find any green. The cabs on all f-1 to f-8 trucks are the same believe it or not! Although the 52 F-7/8s have a removable panel in the floor on the passengers side as the battery was moved under the cab on the frame rail.
I'll try to get a door to door measurement in the next day or two.
Thanks alot, also how does the 2 speed rear axle work. Are you keeping it a fire truck or making it a flat bed.
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truckdog62563 what book is that page from. That's what I was looking for.
Those pages are from the 1951 Ford Truck Handbook. These books contain about every piece of data imaginable on each model for each production year. Ford also issued page revisions, I believe quarterly, to cover production modifications implemented throughout the year. There were more such design changes in 1951 than in most other years. Stu

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Thanks alot, also how does the 2 speed rear axle work. Are you keeping it a fire truck or making it a flat bed.
I'll probably put a flatbed or rack body on the back.
2 speed axle works with a switch on the shifter. Push in, its low range; pull out and let off the gas, it goes to high range.
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To see how a 2 speed axle works, instead of me explaining it, I'm sure YouTube has videos on it.
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Saw this on craigslist and I remembered this thread. In Des Moines.

This isn't my truck and I am in no way connected to the seller.

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/6130408273.html
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Saw this on craigslist and I remembered this thread. In Des Moines.

This isn't my truck and I am in no way connected to the seller.

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/6130408273.html
Dang! That's sweet, and just what the OP was looking for, fifth wheel and all. But btw,what happened to him?
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Dang! That's sweet, and just what the OP was looking for, fifth wheel and all. But btw,what happened to him?
Isnt it. Hell, I kinda want it! Would make a badass toy hauler. Good question. It's an hour south of me...may go check it out just to see it in person. Could get dangerous though
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Yeah that's nice, I'm still around just working out of state still. That's not in my budget at the moment. But definitely a nice truck.
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Yeah that's nice, I'm still around just working out of state still. That's not in my budget at the moment. But definitely a nice truck.
I spoke with the owner about it. The truck runs and drives just needs new brakes. Not air brakes. He would most likely work out something to deliver it as he has a wrecking company.

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This one was on FB on their "Abandoned and Neglected", thought some of you big truck guys would be interested. The interesting thing I see with truck is the sun roof. Looks professionally installed, not a hack job you'd expect in one of these old work horses.





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Stu, I just noticed the five lug wheels. Must be an F-5 or 6. When I zoomed into the rear wheels they look like none WMs, couldn't see an inner band. If they aren't there could be s decent cashe of good wheels.
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Lotta unique features on this one. Probably an F-6, with either a Truckstell, Trucktor, Thornton, Fabco, or Grico tandem kit. The sun roof is really unique. The tandem conversion got rid of the stock widow makers and substituted locking side ring Budd or K-H wheels at the rear, and Motor Wheel Corporation Spoksteel brand wheels up front. This is a truck worth saving. Stu
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