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Obsessive? I think not.

 
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:44 PM
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Obsessive? I think not.

Well one thing I've realized is that when I get into a hobby, I go all in. This all started when I was trying to find the proper trim to go on the hood of my 52 F-3.. then going for a spare set... but somehow it has snowballed into me trying to collect a full set of hood badging (F-1 through F-8) for the 52 truck line. Hours spent scrounging ebay and hunting around what junk yards I can find have gotten me many pieces (including a lot of 51 spears). I guess eventually I'll get them all.. maybe use them for garage art..

Still missing a few, F-1 (very popular), F-4, and F-7 and F-8.. and so the search continues.

 
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Jon,

When you start collecting multiple trucks, that's obsessive. My wife thinks I obsessive just because I have three shelving units of parts and a few extra engines, enough wheels for three trucks, F-1 & F-2 and an extra frame. I, also on occation, have a parts truck laying around here and there.

I also spend too much time on this blasted computer either checking "Favorite" web sites or emailing some one about old Ford trucks.

I suppose that might be concidered obsessive.
 
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And then you've got to take on gathering up the Five Star Extra badges. You'll be at this a while.

Oh, and then there's Mercury!
 
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And then you've got to take on gathering up the Five Star Extra badges. You'll be at this a while.
haha, I've been debating bout the 5 star.. I just know by the time I'd have all of them, I'd probably have just as much money in the badge collection as I would in my truck.

I mean the last collection I worked on (and think I have just about complete) is the full line of 52 truck dealer brochures.. just trying to get the illusive F-1/Panel brochure.. all I have is a reprint.. have all the others though as originals..
 
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Well, if you want to include literature!!!! My orphan M-Hs take an oddball size 17" Budd rim. When I bought the first truck it had one correct wheel, and three wrong wheels. So I started doing some research on the wheels, and today it's a three inch binder jammed to overflowing with wheel catalogs. Yeah, it gets kinda obsessive.
 
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Quite the collection
 
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No wonder nobody can find them! YOU have them all!!!



Nice stuff - I started collecting license plates from '51...got all the "cheap" ones, several are VERY expensive, so don't know if I will get them - I'm not THAT obsessive!

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Um.. and maybe I have a few plates too.. Couple matched sets of 1952 Michigan car plates.. Farm plates.. and even a trailer plate.. Then there are the parts catalogs.. maybe I'm worse off than I realized..

At least I have the utility bed so I can carry my whole collection to truck shows...

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No wonder nobody can find them! YOU have them all!!!



Nice stuff - I started collecting license plates from '51...got all the "cheap" ones, several are VERY expensive, so don't know if I will get them - I'm not THAT obsessive!

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I bought a parts truck a few years ago and the p.o. gave me a set of '52 F-3 badges with it. I set them on the bed rail of the my F-250 as I was loading the project. Sure as heck I drove off and forgot to grab them. Today they're in somebody's ditch, and will be there forever since they won't rust away. Bone headed move.
 
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That photo has me curious. What is the proper color for the background of the badges? I see some red, some polished. Did the different colors denote optional equipment?
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Red is the proper color, the ones you see nicely painted are the ones I have restored to use on my F-3. The some of the others have been polished already, but not yet painted, and some have not been touched yet.

Also on the trim.. on the spears that go with these badges the FORD lettering was originally blue.


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That photo has me curious. What is the proper color for the background of the badges? I see some red, some polished. Did the different colors denote optional equipment?
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More of the collection

Well, figured I'd add in a couple other pics other parts of the ongoing collection.. Once I can afford a nice scanner I hope to start making digital copies of the brochures, and if I have time, the parts books.



 
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Originally Posted by irondragon79 View Post
Well, figured I'd add in a couple other pics other parts of the ongoing collection.. Once I can afford a nice scanner I hope to start making digital copies of the brochures, and if I have time, the parts books.

If you get a scanner, you can look for I.R.I.S. OCR software - I looked hard to find software that would let you scan the page, exactly as it appears, but then use character recognition, to allow you to make a PDF file, that's searchable. That would be really nice, in that you could search an entire book, for a certain item, and go right to that page. The IRIS allows that. I'm sure there's other software, but this one is economical, and works.

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