Notices
1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

1948-1960: 1949/1950 VIN # Cut off

 
  #721  
Old 08-07-2011, 01:51 PM
mtflat
mtflat is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 5,438
mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by mike_hth View Post
picked up a parts truck
year:1949 f-1
vin#98RC-498168*nr
Bed: org box
Trans: ?
shift on colume
Hi Mike,

from the late serial number it looks like you have a '50 F1, originally had a 239 flathead V8 and was produced in Norfolk.

Was there anything stamped in the firewall?

Tim
 
  #722  
Old 08-08-2011, 09:58 AM
SFAllison
SFAllison is offline
New User
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 24
SFAllison is starting off with a positive reputation.
Here's another 48 VIN:
98RY 299367
Model: WBY

Flathead V8
Floor Shift
Single Wiper (has knockout for 2nd one)
Single Sunvisor
Wood Bed floor (original)
Bed 8' with post cups
 
  #723  
Old 08-08-2011, 10:20 AM
Moe Craig's Avatar
Moe Craig
Moe Craig is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hot AZ (Phoenix Valley)
Posts: 3,135
Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by SFAllison View Post
Here's another 48 VIN:
98RY 299367
Model: WBY

Flathead V8
Floor Shift
Single Wiper (has knockout for 2nd one)
Single Sunvisor
Wood Bed floor (original)
Bed 8' with post cups
Hi SFAllison,

If your title says its a '48 then sometime it had a typing error because that serial number is makes it a '49
 
  #724  
Old 08-08-2011, 10:33 AM
SFAllison
SFAllison is offline
New User
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 24
SFAllison is starting off with a positive reputation.
I scrubbed the vin plate off and it now shows 9 for 49.
The add said 1948, and when I looked at it before cleaning it off, it looked like a 88RY.

Thanks for pointing it out!
 
  #725  
Old 08-08-2011, 03:13 PM
mtflat
mtflat is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 5,438
mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by SFAllison View Post
I scrubbed the vin plate off and it now shows 9 for 49.
The add said 1948, and when I looked at it before cleaning it off, it looked like a 88RY.

Thanks for pointing it out!
The 9 prefix was also used for '50 models and with your serial number of 299367 I'd say you have a fairly early 1950 F3, probably produced in January or February of that year. 280-285,000 is approximately the cutoff for the production year.
 
  #726  
Old 09-01-2011, 06:20 PM
Sparky2531's Avatar
Sparky2531
Sparky2531 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 333
Sparky2531 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Sparky2531 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Hi, I'm new guy here, and I thought I'd post some info about my project truck.

1. 1949 F2
2. VIN: 97HD183834
3. Bed: Trim strips proud of wood.
4. Original...Bed will probably be replaced
5. 4 Speed Spur Gear Tranny
6. Floor Shift
7. No stamping on firewall visible, but the PO painted over it with a broom, so who knows??
8. Original color: Meadow Green

This is an old farm truck with a factory installed Cattle Catcher. I'm the second owner. From what I understand the truck was primarily driven from Ukiah, CA to Willits, CA and back on pretty much a daily basis for the PO to have coffee with his buds. Approx. 30 miles round trip.

I have the engine at the machine shop at present for a go-over and then I will rebuild it. I plan to stay with the 226H and 6v electrical...We'll see.

I have to say that FTE is an outstanding source of information and inspiration. Thanks!!

Sparky
"Those who the gods wish to destroy they first make angry."
 
  #727  
Old 09-01-2011, 09:53 PM
mtflat
mtflat is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 5,438
mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.
Thanks for listing your truck Sparky. You've got all the pertinent information the serial number shows.

FTE is just a coffee shop. It's the individual guys and gals around here that are incredible! Nice to have you join the crowd.
 
  #728  
Old 09-27-2011, 07:16 PM
MrMach71's Avatar
MrMach71
MrMach71 is offline
New User
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 20
MrMach71 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Good evening, this is my first thread.
My name is Saul, Im from Pasadena TX. I was looking for a cab to build me a ratrod when I found one and went to see it the seller had a full complete truck and I ended up buying both. He said the truck is a 1948 but after reading the info i found n this forum I believe it to be a 1949.
Here we go.

1 - 1949
2 - VIN # 98RC2124**
3 - Bed - I dont know the difference between both
4 - the bed is from another 49 (according to the seller)
5 - 3 speed
6 - floor shift
7 Branch HP
 
  #729  
Old 09-27-2011, 10:50 PM
mtflat
mtflat is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 5,438
mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.
Hi Saul, I'd say you have it figured out - it's a '49

If your box walls are smooth from floor to bend at the top, it's a late box. The early boxes have an impressed panel on the sides that extends out into the fender area with a corresponding notch in the fender.

Branch of HP is Highland Park, Michigan assembly plant.

Just for fun, what is the serial number on the parts truck? And are there any stampings on either firewall? That gives you more info than the serial no.

Thanks for posting the info and good luck with your project.
 
  #730  
Old 09-27-2011, 11:13 PM
texan2004's Avatar
texan2004
texan2004 is offline
Postmaster
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Friendswood, Texas
Posts: 2,850
texan2004 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
You are just up the road from me. I am in Friendswood. Let me know if you need anything. Good chance I might have it.

Carl G.
 
  #731  
Old 09-28-2011, 06:39 AM
MrMach71's Avatar
MrMach71
MrMach71 is offline
New User
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 20
MrMach71 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by texan2004 View Post
You are just up the road from me. I am in Friendswood. Let me know if you need anything. Good chance I might have it.

Carl G.
Thanks Carl, I will keep you in mind, by the way did you look at my other post? Im trying to get rid of the other cab.

Saul
 
  #732  
Old 10-02-2011, 05:05 PM
John - NNY
John - NNY is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 253
John - NNY is starting off with a positive reputation.
Here is the info on a truck I recently bought.
1950 F-1
Glove box tag 97HC-336187
9HC
Engine bay tag *97HC*336187*BUF
Frame stamping *97HC33bI87*
Flat panel bed
*Four speed Transmission *(likely not original)
*Floor shift
Firewall stamping M BFL30 282

Glove box, engine bay tag and frame all match.
9=49/50
7H=6 cyl flathead (currently has a V8 flathead)
C=F-1
S/N=336187

Engine tag=BUF=Buffalo, NY

Firewall stamping=M=Medow green
BF=Buffalo, NY
L30=November 30, 1950
John
NNY
 
  #733  
Old 10-09-2011, 09:45 AM
BigPigDaddy's Avatar
BigPigDaddy
BigPigDaddy is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: OR
Posts: 2,622
BigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to behold
Hi everyone. My wife and I just picked up a '49 that was parked inside on blocks since 1992. Here's the info:

1 - Year truck is registered as: 1949
2 - VIN #97HC218413
3 - Bed - Raised Panel
4 - Original bed
5 - Transmission: 3 Spd
6 - Floor shift
7 - # stamped into the firewall: 21_ _ 17_?

The tags are missing from the glove box and firewall, but I did confirm the VIN on the frame rail (passenger side just in front of the axle). Unfortunately the firewall stamping is very hard to read. Maybe it was the end of the production week and the guy swinging the hammer was tired?


 
  #734  
Old 10-09-2011, 09:51 AM
BigPigDaddy's Avatar
BigPigDaddy
BigPigDaddy is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: OR
Posts: 2,622
BigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to behold
Originally Posted by Sparky2531 View Post
7. No stamping on firewall visible, but the PO painted over it with a broom, so who knows??

From what I understand the truck was primarily driven from Ukiah, CA to Willits, CA and back on pretty much a daily basis for the PO to have coffee with his buds. Approx. 30 miles round trip.
Hey Sparky, maybe my truck was owned by a relative of your truck's original owner. It looks like someone painted the top of my truck with a broom and it spent it's whole life in Stanislaus county and Anderson, CA.
 
  #735  
Old 10-09-2011, 09:59 AM
havi's Avatar
havi
havi is offline
I'll have the Roast Duck
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Northshore, MN
Posts: 9,482
havi is a name known to allhavi is a name known to allhavi is a name known to allhavi is a name known to allhavi is a name known to allhavi is a name known to all
BPDaddy, that looks like a solid project, indeed. The numbers indicate it as a half ton, 1949, with a 226 cid I6.

My F1's stamper was light on the hammer as well. He also used the wrong letter, lol. Every individual part number on my F1 is marked as 8C**, and the title and serial number is marked 8Y** It's been said before that anyone who worked in the factory didn't always speak English, and most probably couldn't spell worth a darn. How times have changed, lol.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 1948-1960: 1949/1950 VIN # Cut off


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.