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Old 11-07-2007, 08:57 PM
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Good evening everyone!! I just wanted to let everyone know, as we are talking about Big Jobs, that i recently acquired a 1950 Ford F-7 Tandem axle with 3 speed auxiliary trans. Of course the drive train minus engine is aftermarket, but it is correct and original for 1950. Truck runs and drives well, but has major “Cancer”!! The dump bed is cashed so I’m planning on torching that and putting a fifth wheel on her. I don’t have my literature in front of me, but I will post later when I get home. Let’s keep the “Big Jobs” running!!!!
 
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:04 PM
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Awesome truck. Good find. If you need any info, don't hesitate to ask. I have the 48-55 Ford parts books, and have been building an update sheet of new parts still available through Napa, Carquest, etc., etc. The single axle semi idea is cool. I couldn't settle on a single, so I had to go all the way big with a tandem axle diesel semi. Keep the photos coming.
 
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:51 PM
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Howe do you guys find these grate trucks I live in nj .looking for a f-700 to 900 big job 19 56 all I can find is the shoe peaces looking for one that I can swap on to a 06 power stroke f-450 frame. Has any body seen the 53 to 56 trucks converted to a crew cab that would be trick? A big job club would be neat.
 
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:13 PM
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Well, what kind of Big Job info are you after? I can find you several. What kind of condition? How much do you want to spend? Fire truck, semi, dump truck? What are you after? F-700, 800, 900 (hardest to find). '53, 4, 5, or 56. I an get you into a '54 F-800 fire truck right now for $2500, and you could probably drive to your house from here in Oregon where it's at. Crewcabs, I started building one, but then decided to go full semi with it instead. i had the cab partially built, but needed more money, and changing back to a semi or semi with sleeper was less costly then continuing the crew cab. Mine has a CAT diesel, my fire truck is bone stock. What are your dreams for a Big Job?
 
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:46 PM
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Awsome 1948 F-8 in Albany, NY on Epay.

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That truck is nice. If i only had the money and a way to bring it to tennessee, it would be mine!!
 
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:45 PM
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Mostly looking for a 56 big job in restorable condition with a clean title .single wheel or tandem .what’s the best place to start looking for this truck if you can give me some suggestions it will help thanks.
 
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Old 11-24-2007, 03:20 AM
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I think the 56 is the hardest to find. They get stripped for the cab in the wrecking yards. You'll have to watch e-bay, or craiglist for a fire truck, since 90% of the time, that is what you'll find. Very rarely will you find a truck that was not a fire truck at some point in it's life. I quit looking at the 56's, everyone wants one, and everyone seems to have one. They are no longer a unique mid fifty Ford truck, heck, you can buy one in a box and build it in your garage. In good restorable condition, (isn't rusted to nothing, and probably still runs and drives) expect to pay a fair amount, unless you are amongst the lucky few that are able to hook a screaming deal. It seems that the people selling Big Jobs think they have the same value as a 1/2 ton, which is completely untrue. I paid $1200 for a running driving fire truck that had less than 7K on the odometer. One of the guys here just bought a '54 C-800 for a few hundred bucks. If you want a Big Job, you need to broaden your view and include other years as well in your search. There is a 54 F-800 here in Oregon for $2500, and I am sure he'll take a slightly lesser cash offer. It is well worth it, and you could probably drive it with out trouble half way across the country. It is a fire truck though, and is complete. There is a member that doesn't get on here much with a 53 F-700 in the family. He belives it is for sale, or that a reasonable offer would be tken by the family to sell it. It is not drivable, and needs complete rebuild, but it is very straight. You can also go the route of finding fenders (much easier than finding a whole truck) and build a Big Job from a smaller donor truck, and put t on another frame. In my research for finding Big Jobs, you have to have a surplus of time, and a well stocked bank account to be able to wait it out for the you really want (you have to do a lot of travelling to farm communities, and smaller rural towns throughout the mid west mostly, and the northeast). They are out there, but if you wait for a '56, you may be sorely disappointed.
 
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:40 PM
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Red face crew cab



Thanks for the input on my posts sounds like you have been involved in the old trucks for some time ran across some of your old posts on the crew cab that you were building it sounded like a grate idea. I have been gowing thru all the old posts and pictures and I ran across a1956 power stroke crew cab in the old picture section of this site. I tried using the e mail but did not go thru I wondered if you would now about this truck it looks sharp the owner is sherry downum.your help would be appreciated thanks.
 
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:07 PM
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I have that picture saved in my documents. It is a custom job that hey had done by a shop (from what I remember), and it is on a mid 90's P-Stroke frame with a s-10 or ranger box modified, and it has all the P-Stroke interior adapted into it. I have tried to contact them as well, and I don't think they are members anymore or something. It is a really cool truck.
 
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Need Rear Brake Wheel Cylinders for 51 F7

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I desperately need the 4 rear brake wheel cylinders for my 51 F7. No luck with NAPA or Brake systems in Oregon ... even local sources tell me they have been discontinued. Bob from Half ton Fun said he has them in the 1 3/4 diameter size (i think mine are 1 5/8 size)and they will work but will require some modification to the backing plate. Any one done this? I could sure use some help as this is frustrating trying to find parts for this old truck. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:52 PM
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48-55 are the same. #2Q-2261-A I havev some, but they need to be sleeved.
 
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:14 PM
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Very nice truck. There is an F7 down here the guy only wants $1000 for. running 337 5 spd 3spd aux. and PTO winch, its a 48-50 model. I would get it but I have to much stuff as it is and my rig has too much sentimental value to sale. Those are some pretty rare wheels on you ride BTW , that leads me to believe it was probly a highway tractor at one time.
Originally Posted by paschman2000
Good evening everyone!! I just wanted to let everyone know, as we are talking about Big Jobs, that i recently acquired a 1950 Ford F-7 Tandem axle with 3 speed auxiliary trans. Of course the drive train minus engine is aftermarket, but it is correct and original for 1950. Truck runs and drives well, but has major “Cancer”!! The dump bed is cashed so I’m planning on torching that and putting a fifth wheel on her. I don’t have my literature in front of me, but I will post later when I get home. Let’s keep the “Big Jobs” running!!!!
 
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:50 PM
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Joe I was reading some of your old crew cab posts are the pictures still in the gallery of your old project. I would like to see Howe you where gowning to do it thanks.
 
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:22 AM
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No, but I have them on my computer. PM me your e-mail address, and I can e-mail you some photos.
 
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