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good morning i'm a dork its a 1953 f-100 4x4

 
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:20 AM
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good morning i'm a dork its a 1953 f-100 4x4

After work I went out to my property and used the skills I learned on this forum and found it to be a 1953. I was very happy to find the 50th anniversary horn button still in place. I dug the grill out of the back of the truck because the guy I got it from was restoring the truck back in 1990 and never finished it. Anyway the grill was also a 1953 and I did the vin check and it read like this F10R3******.

All the marmon-herrington badges are all there also. Pretty cool truck I am ready to put the old flathead back in and eat up the road. Thanks for lookin I am looking forward to your feed back. Also I took pictures but brought the wrong cord for my camera so I will try to get the pictures on a nother way -K-.
 

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Old 07-14-2009, 09:43 AM
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another marmon herrington saved. can't wait to see pics.
 
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:30 PM
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Thats a 53 alright. HI Mark here. What kind of hood badges does your truck have? Oval , or rectangular? I am keeping a registry of all M-H truck I find, with some hisotry , owners info and photos if I can get them. Ide like to hear about yours. Very few 53s around of any model . Thanks, Mark
 
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:14 PM
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Good looking '53 you have there! Always love 4x4s.... Idaho huh? You're not too far away from me, lol well as well as states go.
 
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:47 PM
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Hi I wanted to know if I could talk to you about the 53, I have one that I'm putting the original 53 M H running gear under it, and would like to see if you could email me some pictures of the tag's and location of the one's inside the cab and maybe some pictures of the running gear some day. My email is [email protected] Thanks Terry Gunter:
 
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That's a rarety. A MH F-100. I don't know if anyone else noticed, but I also saw another rarety. It appeared to have a hole in the passenger rear cab for a in the cab fuel tank as well as the spot under the driver. So, with out knowing the history of your very, very rare 53 F-100 factory 4x4 conversion, we can assume the following.....It was likely ordered by a State, or Federal Government agency (rare to be a non gov 4x4 back then), it had a rare MH conversion done (rare because it was a F-100), and it appears to be a factory converted duel tank vehicle. The gas can bracket on the right running board looks original, so it was most likely ordered by a specific agency, for a specific purpose. That kind of a truck, is the kind that is worthy of nothing less than a perfect, or as close to perfect restoration. Keep the pics coming, as I am sure all of us would like to see the ressurection of an extreme rarety on FTE. Awesome score.
 
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That is a damn nice combo you got
 
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That's a rarety. A MH F-100. I don't know if anyone else noticed, but I also saw another rarety. It appeared to have a hole in the passenger rear cab for a in the cab fuel tank as well as the spot under the driver. So, with out knowing the history of your very, very rare 53 F-100 factory 4x4 conversion, we can assume the following.....It was likely ordered by a State, or Federal Government agency (rare to be a non gov 4x4 back then), it had a rare MH conversion done (rare because it was a F-100), and it appears to be a factory converted duel tank vehicle. The gas can bracket on the right running board looks original, so it was most likely ordered by a specific agency, for a specific purpose. That kind of a truck, is the kind that is worthy of nothing less than a perfect, or as close to perfect restoration. Keep the pics coming, as I am sure all of us would like to see the ressurection of an extreme rarety on FTE. Awesome score.
Good point, Joe! With that color scheme it was probably a township or state DOT truck. Did you notice the brackets on the running boards, L and R? It looks like they held firefighting equipment. I saw a truck that came form the west that belonged to the forestry dept with such brackets on the running boards. It was a 56 F-100 long bed but 2 wheel drive. Perhaps it was designed to go into the mountain and fight brush fires without fear of running out of gas.

Terry, can you give us a picture of the data plate on the inside of the glove box lid? That might tell us some info...
 
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awesome!!! very rare and unique!! exellent candidate for no expence spared resto!!
 
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Welcome to the board!!

Wow! That is a great looking truck!! and it looks to be in pretty danged good condition as well.

Very cool
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Jake, How's the 53 going ? I'm the guy that was trying to contact you to put your truck in the M-H registry. There are very few surviving F100s. 53 to 56. Another member Terry, in Georgia has been asking for help by the way of some photos that show the interior shift tags placement on the 1953 dash and some photos of the correct mounting of the special front spring offset brackets that change the leaf spring location so that they meet up with the front 4wd axle perches. Please email me if you can. [email protected] Thanks, Mark
 
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nice truck, I got a 53 f250 too
 
 
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