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Old 06-13-2018, 06:48 PM
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ben50f1 View Post
About rear fenders... I have a late year production '50 F-1 with the short 6 1/2' bed, so the rear fenders do not have the "step" for the raised section of the bedside. I was given a free set of fenders (not on a vehicle at the time) that did not have the "step" and thought I was doing good. They looked the same as mine, and I had no reason to question they were different. But, after numerous hours of working on them to get them straight I decided to mock up the bed, fenders, tailgate, etc. This is when I discovered to my amazement that these fenders were not the same as mine. They sure look it, but the bolt pattern is different, and I would say the fender is somewhat longer from front to rear (maybe 2 or 3 inches is all), and the wheel opening is probably larger. I suspect these fenders are for the 8 ft bed, and maybe from an F-2/F-3. They look like my fenders, but closer examination side-by-side revealed they are different. So, now I am back to working on the fenders that were on it when I bought it. Maybe this info will help someone and keep them from making the same mistake.
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The F1 fenders - including the rears - are unique to the model. The F2/3 rear fenders are narrower, longer, and have a bigger wheel opening. Just as you found. There is a growing market for F2/3 sheetmetal. Just list it properly so the next owner knows understands the fitment.
The larger 8' Express beds kept the raised panel from '48 to '52 so their fenders had the step through out those years also. Sounds like he has fenders from another truck. I also don't think the Express bed fenders were longer, just narrower with the larger wheel opening. I'm sure I've seen a few of the bigger trucks posted on FTE through the years that had either steel F-1 fenders or glass F-1 fenders mounted on the back. Some early '60s IH trucks had rear fenders that look a lot like old Ford fenders.



Just to add to my post, I dug up a discussion about back fenders from 2002, here's one reply:

Originally Posted by 51dueller View Post
I have compared the fenders on my F-1 parts truck with my M-3 fenders. They are the same length but as BobJ said they are not the same width. I think the width at the extended part is the same as the F-1.

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Read my idea on your other post.
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:35 AM
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....... I also don't think the Express bed fenders were longer, just narrower with the larger wheel opening.......
Bob, you are correct.
I had a set of F2/F3 fenders and a set of F1 fenders and put them side-by-side. Same height, same length, very, very close bolt hole pattern too. The F2/F3 are narrower for sure by about 3 inches, and of course have the larger wheel well opening like mentioned by about 1-1/4" or so.

Sure wish someone would reproduce them.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:25 AM
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I didn't see the transmission crossmember mentioned. F2 & F3 are the same but the F1 is unique. Here is a link to an oldie but goodie thread that explains it:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/9...ossmember.html
 
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