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My vote is for the saggy door handles and the Ford script tailgate.

I would also like to point out that the fact that there isn't one defining emblem or badging to designate the far superior Bonus Built trucks from the later 53-56 shows the lack of imagination that the designers put towards those 53-56 trucks.....
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Originally Posted by bobbytnm View Post
My vote is for the saggy door handles and the Ford script tailgate.

I would also like to point out that the fact that there isn't one defining emblem or badging to designate the far superior Bonus Built trucks from the later 53-56 shows the lack of imagination that the designers put towards those 53-56 trucks.....
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Touche!

But to me it shows a lack of planning by Ford engineers.
 
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Abe,
You're probably right, but I have to spin it so that the Bonus Builts seem superior...LOL

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I was hoping there was something defining the 48-52's for something I have planned..
 
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John,

Except for the basic shape of the body and the name Bonus Built, I don't thing there is any one thing that really defines the trucks.

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That's what seems to be the case Bobby, and I guess any details on the dash are not the same either..?
 
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Nope
48-50 have the same dash, 51 and 52 have different dashes.
 
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The only thing that's the same all years 48-52 is the roof top? Of major body parts. Are the doors exact 48-52?
 
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I was hoping for something identifying like the hood emblem of the 53-56 and would include all models from F-1 on up..
 
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I was hoping for something identifying like the hood emblem of the 53-56 and would include all models from F-1 on up..
oh, they do all use a special thumb screw/bolt to secure the factory jack lol
 
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I did notice this unique fuse panel / kill switch I'm not familiar with in Bob Jones album but not quite what I was looking for..lol
 
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Originally Posted by FortyNiner View Post
The F-1 (and up) badging is unique to that era.
I'll have to agree with FortyNiner. Some with the badges on the cowl, some on the hood, but they all have them. The "Original F-Series" - no (3) digit numbers to complicate things! - Bob
 
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Originally Posted by bigwin56f100 View Post
The only thing that's the same all years 48-52 is the roof top? Of major body parts. Are the doors exact 48-52?
The door shell is the same for 48-52, afaik. But there were differences between the 48-50 and 51-2 in the vent window handle (lock button vs no button) and the stainless inside handle escutcheon on the 48-50 was only used on the "Extra Cab" version for 51-2, while the 'lesser' cab models got a cheap rubber one.
 
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Only have had my truck for 6 months or so. The amount of knowledge being thrown out there is really amazing. Im learning so much from reading the differences being thrown out there.
 
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the 48-50 are mostly the same and then there was the 51-52 were only had small changes. But the are the first F1.

But the Bonus Built is the first F-1, that later became the F-100 of the 53-56 series!
 

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