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1948-1960: 1949/1950 VIN # Cut off

 
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Moe Craig View Post
98RC 390432

A KC 18 L 149

a = Raven Black
KC = Kansas City
18 L = November 18, 1950... I think this should be an E not a L... The would make it built on May 18, 1950
149 = Down the line...
I agree with Moe - the serial number is appropriate for 1950 and looking at your firewall that looks like an E. The serial number also puts it among a bunch of other E code trucks in the database.

 
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:15 PM
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Where can I find the firewall stamp? Also in trying to get a title for this will it mater that the bill of sale lists it as a 1949? Furthermore was a 4speed on the floor an option as this one has a 4 speed which looks original. Also has dual windshield wipers. Dual sun visors. Dual side mirrors. Heater. Some lights. Interior lights. Radio. Steel bed. V8. Black original color. I致e never attempted to get a title for a vehicle and shied away from purchasing a vehicle without a title. But with the complete condition of this truck and virtually no holes through it I had to take the risk. Can anyone tell me the likelyhood of obtaining a title for this is?
 
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Old 09-04-2018, 08:04 PM
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Isn't that your firewall stamping in the second picture? I assumed it was.

Unless it's super important to you, no DMV knows the difference between a 49 and 50. You should have no trouble getting your title. The only authentic number for the title is on the frame rail and it should match the number on your data tag that is pinned to the firewall. (first picture)

We are about the only place you can reference the distinctions between 1949 and 1950 trucks.
Ford doesn't have any records. What you've read here is the culmination of 19 years of data mining on this site, Ford Truck Fanatics, ebay and now facebook.

All the parts you listed above were factory options so the truck while nice isn't rare. Just one somebody spent extra money on to have all the gizmos.
All states are different so go down to the DMV and ask what it will take to register it. In addition to the Bill of Sale, they might want an inspection by law enforcement.
Have fun and good luck! Let us know how it goes.
 
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:44 PM
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Truck info/ data base

are you doing data for 51/52 also ? ( I thought I saw those years at one time but now I知 not sure .) Thanks Karen
 

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are you doing data for 51/52 also ? ( I thought I saw those years at one time but now I知 not sure .) Thanks Karen
Welcome to the forum!
Yes, the thread for 51-52 serial numbers is here: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...l-numbers.html
 
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Old 11-22-2018, 06:32 PM
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Another 49? F2

No info on registration
Vin #98RD 321152
Raised panel bed
original bed
4 speed
Firewall very hard to read, looks like
3KC 15 B 187
Also trying to identify a 48-50 F2 MH
no glove box tag, can't find any firewall stamping or frame stamping
MH #R3-4 24626
 
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:47 PM
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No info on registration
Vin #98RD 321152
Raised panel bed
original bed
4 speed
Firewall very hard to read, looks like
3KC 15 B 187
Also trying to identify a 48-50 F2 MH
no glove box tag, can't find any firewall stamping or frame stamping
MH #R3-4 24626
Can't help you with your MH, you might catch the attention of the MH people if you started a new thread asking those questions.
Your other truck is a 50 F2, build in Kansas City on Feb 15, 1950. Color code 3. All the F2's had raised panel beds. They did not get a revised version like the F1's.
 
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:00 AM
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Just wanted to say hi Mercury17, I'm north of Kalispell. As Wayne said, start another thread and talk to Stu (truckdog62563) about that MH.
 
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Old 11-23-2018, 02:22 PM
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Thanks Wayne for the info on my F-2. Also did as you suggested and started a thread on the MH along with a couple pics.
 
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Surprises me that you can’t find the frame number on your ‘48 F-2 M-H. It should be stamped on the passenger frame rail normally just aft of the engine mount diagonal. None of the M-H modifications would have obscured it unless you have had frame damage. As I said on your M-H thread I’ll wager that the truck is a pretty early ‘48 based on the M-H data plate info. Based on the 24626 unit number contained in your M-H number I’ll guess your serial number is 88RD24626. That is unless you inadvertently dropped a digit since most serial numbers of the era seem to have a six digit unit number. I’ll defer to the other guys on that last point. I’ll also guess it is a V8 truck since your R3-4-24626 does not have a “6” prefix. If it is like my 1950 the production plant may be stamped there too. All the US built F-2/F-3 M-Hs I’ve archived were produced at either the Highland Park, MI, plant (HM - the most) or at the Louisville (LU), or Chicago (CH) plants. Stu
 
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:53 PM
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Stu, you're correct if 24626 is the serial number. 1948 trucks started at 1001 and V8s ended around 139,+++ while sixes went to 162,+++.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:52 AM
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1950 blue f1

1 - Year truck is registered as (or believed to be). 1950
2 - VIN # (The whole thing including the 98RC, 98RD, etc.) 98RC411872
3 - Bed - Raised Panel or flat panel覧- raised panel bed
4 - Is this the original bed 覧looks to be original
5 - Transmission覧-three speed
6 - Column shift or floor shift-floor
7 - # stamped into the firewall if you have one. Can稚 make it out yet, will have to wait until I get it in the shop.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:57 AM
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red 50 f1

1 - Year truck is registered as (or believed to be).覧-1950
2 - VIN # (The whole thing including the 98RC, 98RD, etc.)-97HC283245
3 - Bed - Raised Panel or flat panel- raised panel
4 - Is this the original bed. -looks to be
5 - Transmission- three speed.
6 - Column shift or floor shift- floor shift
7 - # stamped into the firewall if you have one. Can稚 make it out. Again will have to wait until it is in the shop.


bought the pair in WV along with some parts.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Blick567 View Post
1 - Year truck is registered as (or believed to be).覧-1950
2 - VIN # (The whole thing including the 98RC, 98RD, etc.)-97HC283245
3 - Bed - Raised Panel or flat panel- raised panel
4 - Is this the original bed. -looks to be
5 - Transmission- three speed.
6 - Column shift or floor shift- floor shift
7 - # stamped into the firewall if you have one. Can稚 make it out. Again will have to wait until it is in the shop.


bought the pair in WV along with some parts.
I'm interested in what the firewall reveals about build date on this one. Thanks!
 

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