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Actually, the numbers decode as a 1948 F-5 with the 226 flathead 6 cylinder engine. (F6 would read TH instead of just T before the unit number. There were no F1 duallies. Welcome to the forum!
 
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Well thanx. I had a dodge pick-up 1950 previously. I don't have the truck yet in my possession, but once I do I'll confirm the VIN. They said F6.
 
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Well thanx. I had a dodge pick-up 1950 previously. I don't have the truck yet in my possession, but once I do I'll confirm the VIN. They said F6.
You do realize that whether it's an F5 (1 1/2 ton) or an F6 (2 ton) it is a large truck, not something to be converted into a pick up truck, right? It will have 20" widowmaker wheels, among other issues.
 
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:20 PM
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You do realize that whether it's an F5 (1 1/2 ton) or an F6 (2 ton) it is a large truck, not something to be converted into a pick up truck, right? It will have 20" widowmaker wheels, among other issues.
I wasn't entirely aware. But knew it was larger since it was a duelie.
I think I picked it up relatively low $$$.
Any tips....
 
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:11 AM
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I was able to find the vin number stamped on the frame and did confirm it to be *98RC*372615. Thanks for the picture showing me where to look. It was so faint that even when I knew where it was located, it was extremely hard to find and even harder to read. The "6" is virtually gone and I have to assume it is a 6 from the other tags on the truck. Thanks again!
 
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Maybe it would be good to start a 51/52 vin thread? I'll let somebody else keep that data - I'd love to know if each plant ran their own serial string..... because it wasn't collective like on 48-50's
I have so far collected 27 serial numbers from 10 different plants and it does indeed appear that each plant did run their own serial number string.
 
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Thanks Joe.... bump it to the top once in a while to keep it fresh. There has to be more than 27 manure spreaders out there
 
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I just cleaned off the frame area on my 1948 F6 and the title states 87HT29396, but the frame shows: * 87 *29396 * ?? Ideas Thanx.
 
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I just cleaned off the frame area on my 1948 F6 and the title states 87HT29396, but the frame shows: * 87 *29396 * ?? Ideas Thanx.

Here's the pic. From what I can tell this truck title history all had 87HT29396 on them. And if someone was going to forge the stamp, I'd hope they'd either match the title or do a better job Anyone seen this format before. I've read on other sites that the VIN could be on the driver's side and the format's could be different. Thanx.
 
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The frame stamp looks legit, to me. Just not correct. Your title would have the correct format, with year, engine code, series code and unit number. Whoever was doing the frame stamping that day must have had a little too much nip from the flask at lunch, and got confused with the stars and letters. Mis-stampings are not common, but not unusual.
 
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The frame stamp looks legit, to me. Just not correct. Your title would have the correct format, with year, engine code, series code and unit number. Whoever was doing the frame stamping that day must have had a little too much nip from the flask at lunch, and got confused with the stars and letters. Mis-stampings are not common, but not unusual.
There were some other inconsistent things with the early 48's (which this seems to be) that seem to be a result of transitioning to the new series. Could be as you say, just sloppy work, or maybe they just weren't with the program yet. Aren't the stars on this one different than usual?
 
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1949 F1

I have a 1949 F1 Flat Head V8 that has been in the family for about 30 years, the last 25 parked in a garage. Im trying to get it road worthy. The truck is stock and i plan to keep it stock except for the single master cylinder for safety, i had to use the hand brake to avoid wrecking the truck once! The numbers on glove box tag, firewall tag and frame rail all match. The V8 has 8BA on both heads and 8BA-8RT on intake with a small metal tag attached to left head by 2 small screws that has 6149 stamped on it. I think the truck is all original except for paint and upolstery.

1. 1949
2. 98RC-230991- HP
3. Raised panels on bed
4. Original Bed
5. 3 speed
6. Floor shifter
7. I can not find any numbers stamped on the fire wall as seems to be with most Highland Park MI built trucks. If you know where others have found these I would be happy to look further.
 
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Just acquired my F3 VIN 98RY423217. I haven't searched frame or firewall. Excited to be a part of the knowledge base for sure.


















 
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I have had this truck since the early 80's . PLEASE help me gather any info so I can plan my rebuild planning things finally.
1949 F-3 17" tires 14" rear drum brakes
Fire wall plate 9HY266958 BRANCH CS

Weight plate 6800# 97HY266958

Frame at motor mount 97hy266958

Firewall stamp 4C or G 53B354
8 lug long bed high side raised panel box original
on the floor shift
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I have had this truck since the early 80's . PLEASE help me gather any info so I can plan my rebuild planning things finally.
1949 F-3 17" tires 14" rear drum brakes
Fire wall plate 9HY266958 BRANCH CS

Weight plate 6800# 97HY266958

Frame at motor mount 97hy266958

Firewall stamp 4C or G 53B354
8 lug long bed high side raised panel box original
on the floor shift
TY
Dave
9= 1949-1950 (your serial number is close to the border line)
7H = 226 cu in 6 cylinder flathead
CS = Chester, Pa

4 = Birch Grey
CS = Chester Pa That is an S not a 5
3B= Feb 3 (that should make it a 1950
354= internal production code
 

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