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Old 12-16-2005, 11:15 PM
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OK, I can finally post about my truck -

1 - 1950 Ford F3
2 - VIN # 98BY 358967 (the B may be an R)
3 - Bed - Raised Panel
4 - To the best of my knowledte, the original bed
5 - Transmission - 4 spd non-synch
6 - Floor shift
7 - # stamped into the firewall - 98R Y 358967 SC (hard to make out, it's been lightly painted over, but this also matches above number).
Hey, I finally remembered to check my firewall. In the middle at the top, right below the hoodline, is stamped "8KC17U28". I thought the 3rd character looked like a "6" but from a reply to my first post it is probably "C". Also, the 6th character may not be "U" but that is what it resembled most.
 
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Old 12-17-2005, 04:33 AM
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Jeff,
Thanks for posting the information. Tha is the number we were looking for. I'm not sure abotu the "U" either but I will post it as such with a note that quotes you in the previous post. Thanks again for your help.

Carl G.
 
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Here is the info on my truck. The info stamped in the frame rail, firewall data plate and data plate on the inside of the glovebox door all match. I cannot make out the stamings on the firewall above the engine but will try and raise it out with pencil and paper.

1 Year 1948
2 VIN 87HC123234 on frame rail and firewall data plate. Branch is DAL
3 Bed--original i believe with raised panels
4 original bed I believe
5 3 speed. If it was synchronized you wouldn't know it!
6 floorshift
7 Firewall staming--something there but can't make it out

Appears my truck was originally a 6 cylinder built in Dallas. It also had the birthdate stencilled in yellow paint on the passengers side of the firewall.

Wish I could make out the stamings on the firewall but I believe my original color was Meadow Green

Tim
 
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Tim,

Thanks for the contribution. Your truck looks great. Hope it's close to being done. I really like your gauges. I was thinking of going the Dakota route as well.

Carl
 
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Fellas,
Here is my information.
1. 1948
2. 87HC126708 I have the original six, the truck now has a 51 Merc flathead.
3. Raised panel Bed
4. original bed
5. Three Speed
6. Floor Shift (Love it)
7. No discernable stamping. The truck has been primered a few times.
I will try and clean around the lip and see if I can find it.
As far as I can tell the truck was Vermillion, my favorite color for an F1.
I bough it from a guy in North Carolina. Was there a production plant in Virginia?
I have a 50 F1 parts truck and 49 F1 Panel truck, but I can't get to them until spring. I will post that info then.
Merry Christmas...
 

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Old 12-23-2005, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by 48fordjeffie
Fellas,
Here is my information.
1. 1948
2. 87HC126708 I have the original six, the truck now has a 51 Merc flathead.
3. Raised panel Bed
4. original bed
5. Three Speed
6. Floor Shift (Love it)
7. No discernable stamping. The truck has been primered a few times.
I will try and clean around the lip and see if I can find it.
As far as I can tell the truck was Vermillion, my favorite color for an F1.
I bough it from a guy in North Carolina. Was there a production plant in Virginia?
I have a 50 F1 parts truck and 49 F1 Panel truck, but I can't get to them until spring. I will post that info then.
Merry Christmas...
Thanks for the information and I look forward to getting the information on the parts and panel truck. Yes, there was and still is an assembly plant in Norfolk, VA. Somewhere on your Vin plate, it may have a Branch code of NR for Norfolk.
 
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:03 PM
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Vin #

The Vin on my '48 F1 is 88RC67004 which, I believe, translates as 8 (1948) 8R (8 cylinder engine) C (F1) and 67004 (the production number of my truck). Whether mine was the 67,004 F1 with a V8 engine made in 1948 or the 67,004 F series truck of any stripe made in 1948 remains a mystery to me. Can anyone provide more info? Thanks!
 
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It is the 67,044th F series truck from 1948. You have everything else decoded pretty well. Thank you very much for the information.

BTW - Do you have any numbers stamped into the firewall? Not on the VIN tag but separate numbers stamped into the firewall. some do and some don't. Those that don't seem to be primarily 48's. Just curious. If you do, we may be able to assist with decoding them as well to get you a production date and location of manufacture.
 
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Vin #

1948 f-1
87HY-121259
model 8HC
with spring overloads
Stake bed original
4 spd
floor shift
all tags read same
hope info helps Joe
 

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Originally Posted by 48ATOY
1948 f-1
87HY-121259
model 8HC
with spring overloads
Stake bed original
4 spd
floor shift
all tags read same
hope info helps Joe
Joe,

For starters, that is a beautiful truck you have. Yours is the second 48 I've come across with the "Y" designation for an F1. I suspect it has somehting to dow ith the stakebed. I must admit, I'm not ususually a fan of the flatbed/stakebodies but I make an exception in your case. Do you have any history on the truck? Just curious. It's a real looker. Where are you in IL?
 
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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset">Originally Posted by 48ATOY
1948 f-1
87HY-121259
model 8HC
with spring overloads
Stake bed original
4 spd
floor shift
all tags read same
hope info helps Joe

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Joe,

For starters, that is a beautiful truck you have. Yours is the second 48 I've come across with the "Y" designation for an F1. I suspect it has somehting to dow ith the stakebed. I must admit, I'm not ususually a fan of the flatbed/stakebodies but I make an exception in your case. Do you have any history on the truck? Just curious. It's a real looker. Where are you in IL?<!-- / message --><!-- no sigs except when logged in --><!-- sig -->

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I'm the third owner of the truck
first owner was just over the boarder in Wisconsin
2nd was in northern Illinois
I live in the Chicago area
most of the wood on the bed and stake are original
I have not ever seen another F-1 stake
 
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Uh, guys, 87HY is the designation for a Heavy Duty F3. What specifically makes you believe it is an F1? Badging? title? Not critical, just really curious.

The stake designation should have been indicated on the model number line. For example it should read Model 8HC-86
 
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You said all tags read the same what about the numbers on the frame? Maybe the cab is off of a different truck? The wheels do have the correct F1 bolt pattern.



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Uh, guys, 87HY is the designation for a Heavy Duty F3. What specifically makes you believe it is an F1? Badging? title? Not critical, just really curious.

The stake designation should have been indicated on the model number line. For example it should read Model 8HC-86
 
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Uh, guys, 87HY is the designation for a Heavy Duty F3. What specifically makes you believe it is an F1? Badging? title? Not critical, just really curious.

The stake designation should have been indicated on the model number line. For example it should read Model 8HC-86
Tim,

I'm basing it on what I see in the gallery. Either he has an oddball F1 stakebed or somebody went to a lot troube to "F1" an F3. Like Christopher says, the wheels are F1 and the wheelbase appears to be F1. Badging is F1 but that could have come from anywhere at anytime. I'd be intereseted to know if it has been restored and when.
 

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Question its a F-1

You said all tags read the same what about the numbers on the frame? Maybe the cab is off of a different truck? The wheels do have the correct F1 bolt pattern.



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Uh, guys, 87HY is the designation for a Heavy Duty F3. What specifically makes you believe it is an F1? Badging? title? Not critical, just really curious.

The stake designation should have been indicated on the model number line. For example it should read Model 8HC-86

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Tim,

I'm basing it on what I see in the gallery. Either he has an oddball F1 stakebed or somebody went to a lot troube to "F1" an F3. Like Christopher says, the wheels are F1 and the wheelbase appears to be F1. Badging is F1 but that could have come from anywhere at anytime. I'd be intereseted to know if it has been restored and when.<!-- / message --><!-- no sigs except when logged in --><!-- sig --> __________________



What about the overload rear springs (a heavy F-1)?
ok it has a 5-lug wheels
a long mirror
the right type of running boards and mud flap
short wheel base
I did all the work on the truck
the truck was on a farm an never was touched ,only painted the outside of cab
I took the bed off and all the old bolts where there
this is my little toy
is't old trucks fun
 

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