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What do these Running boards fit?

I picked up some short running boards to replace mine. After I cleaned them up and painted them, I discovered they are too big. They almost fit my F-250 but not quite.

Once I figure out what they fit, I need to find a good home for them.
The rusty one is my F-250 running board.



 
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I just looked at my parts manual and they only specify length for running boards, not width. So, not mid fifty Ford?
 
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Wow, that's too bad. And you made look so good! So yours have 3 ribs, the good ones have 4.

They look like Ford, but must be for a bigger truck. Are there engineering numbers underneath?

I saw 2 right side shorty boards on eBay !set night. One in real nice shape one not as nice.

Edit. Looking at them again and the curve of where it fits to the back of the front fender, my guess is that it is for a big job truck which had wider front fenders.
 
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Since I too have been having viewing problems with this forum, I will copy my reply to your other forum, Joe. I don't know if it is visible there or not.
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Joe, measure closely. I believe if you cut the vertical inboard side of the RB, it will fit your truck. The modified RBs will go farther under the truck and the outside will match the fender. I did this with the RBs on Missy Green. Only problem I envision is your gas tank interference.
Edit: BTW, your new RBs appear to be from a larger truck, similar vintage.
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Here is the board on my F350. It has 3 ribs.

 
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Here is a picture from an earlier thread, RE runningboards. Ths is a RB from a larger truck installed on a 1956 F350 after modifications.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/a...1&d=1485800958
 
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1953/56 F100/350 with factory installed flat & stake beds and F100 Cab & Chassis: 41.65" long.

1953/56 F100 Panel: 58.48" long.

1953/56 F100 Pickup: 64.28" long.

1953/56 F250 118" wheelbase & 1956 F100 118" wheelbase, both with Express pickup beds: 71.77" long.

1953/56 F350 with Express pickup bed: 83.77" long.

There's nothing longer for 1953/56's, but there are two additional that are shorter: One is 39.13" long (F700/900), the other is 41.00" long (1953/56 F500/600).
 
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4 rib is 53-56 f500-600 only
 
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Joe, compare the pic of my RB and Ray's RB and decide. It looks like the one's on Missy Green stick our a bit more at the fender.

Or: yours can be fixed by a good body man. The rust looks to be at the usual spot, where the brace runs underneath. The rust is not on the rib, just in between. How does your other look?
 
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Modification might be a way to go, but I have no metal working skills at all and have never welded....Maybe time to learn.
Here is my other running board. Story goes that it had a fight with a stump.



There is a kid on Facebook restoring an F600 that I have a pending sale on my hood badges. Not sure if he is on here. I wonder if he needs running boards.... Shipping to Florida might be a bit though....
 
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Looks like the stump won. I don't see any rust through however.

eBay has an NOS right side board for sale.
This one has 3 ribs but doesn't look NOS to me or it got water damage in storage.
1953 1954 1955 1956 Ford Stake 2 ton Truck NOS Step Plate Running Board | eBay

This one has 4 ribs
1953 1954 1955 1956 Ford F300 F 300 F3 Truck NOS Step Plate Running Board P/S | eBay
 
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There is a little rust through on that board.
DANG!!! At those prices, I think I will stay with what I have. It looks like I need to keep the larger boards. It will be cheaper to modify them.
 
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I agree they are over priced, especially the one that is messed up.

There's 24 days left on that but it now sale. I'd wait 10 days or so and offer him what you are willing to pay. If you get it that would take care of your passenger side. Then get a body guy to fix up your driver side and sell your others to recoup the money.
 
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This is the short RB I have on my '50 F2 prior to damage repair. Obviously not the same as what you have.

 
 
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