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Question Found a 1956 marmon herrington truck!!

Found a 1956 Ford big job m.h. and wonder if it is too far gone.
It has all the badging on the dash and doors and the ram horn manifolds.
I am not too excited about hauling another of these big brutes and am trying to decide if I am going to just buy the plaques and manifolds and scrap the rest.
AS MOST KNOW....I HATE TO SCRAP A GOOD TRUCK...But this is in poor shape.
The best thing would be to get it home and remove the body....and try to salvage the awd setup.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:05 PM
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that would be really cool to build tho. kinda rare i would think. hell if i was closer i would offer you scrap price for. lol.
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:38 PM
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Hey...I just acquired a 52 F-6 MH. If you decide to scrap the truck, would you be willing to sell me the axles?
 
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Come on Bill, You can do it!
 
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Maybe tomorrow....Bill
 
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A Big Job MH? Don't see one of those every day. Too bad it's that far gone.... where's your count at on 56's Bill? With Bigwin56 buying and hauling another one home today maybe you need it in your collection to be out front?

HillbillyDeluxe81, I'm not sure the axles would work on your truck, at least not without some work. The '48 - '52 frames were narrower up front by a couple inches, throwing springs / spring pad mounts off. The '48-'52's didn't carry the 34" industry standard frame width all the way to the front. Also, Big Jobs were significantly wider up front than the F5/6, even in 48-52. I think even '53 F100's may have had a wider tread width. So the front axle width might set your tires outside your fenders. Not saying it can't be done, finding a front clip from a F7 or F8 would help, don't think it's just bolt in an axle tho'.
 
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I would keep the chassis and just put a better cab and clip on it. But that's just me as I would love to have an MH.
 
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That's kinda what I was thinkin', but maybe it's farther gone than that? It would be a reason to throw my 332 (Y) back together. We'll know better when Julie gets her picture.........
 
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rb48f6, thanks for the info. I was hoping to get info from someone with knowledge on these trucks. I started a thread earlier today...but didn't have much luck getting any info.

What about the axles themselves? Is there even any reason, other than the lug pattern, to swap the axles? Tomorrow, I'm gonna try to winch the thing out in the open and get a better assessment. If it's as narrow as you say it is, it may actually fit on my trailer
 
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A Big Job MH? Don't see one of those every day. Too bad it's that far gone.... where's your count at on 56's Bill? With Bigwin56 buying and hauling another one home today maybe you need it in your collection to be out front?

HillbillyDeluxe81, I'm not sure the axles would work on your truck, at least not without some work. The '48 - '52 frames were narrower up front by a couple inches, throwing springs / spring pad mounts off. The '48-'52's didn't carry the 34" industry standard frame width all the way to the front. Also, Big Jobs were significantly wider up front than the F5/6, even in 48-52. I think even '53 F100's may have had a wider tread width. So the front axle width might set your tires outside your fenders. Not saying it can't be done, finding a front clip from a F7 or F8 would help, don't think it's just bolt in an axle tho'.
I think Bigwin needs to buy a few more trucks to catch up to me....LOL

Getting back into these effies in 2006 and since then I have had firetrucks/panels/big trucks/marms/bumpsides/dentsides/diesels......and have the perfect truck to build this marm back to life.
I will have to get my Dad and the foreman of my old shop to give me some pointers of moving this to my ranch.
I really do NOT need another big truck.....Bill
 

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Well, I guess you're the '56 Top Dog then. And I hope you do put the MH back together, I want to see a Big Job version. Like Havi, I'd love to own an MH someday, they always catch my eye. I've looked at a few, they just needed more work than I could handle, I'm just a piker in parts collection and didn't, and still don't, have a reserve to draw on.

Is it running 8 or 10 stud Budds? Actually I guess it could be running 6, some of the 700 / 750's I think ran 6 studs?
 
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I would NEVER part out a MH! I had one and it was nice! I loved that truck but sold it, check my gallery for the 56 rollback F600. It was the coolest truck ever!
 
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Just checked out your gallery Kevin, that was a good looking MH you had.
 
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The marms are nice but they drive on the highway terrible. Like riding in a box of rocks...haha
I will most likely get some feedback soon as to what to do....and this is the second one I have had......wish it was not as rusty....pics coming soon.
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I'll ditto Kevin that I'd hate to see a MH get cut up, but facts are facts and if it's too far gone that's got to be faced. I'm facing that myself with one of mine. The truck's frame had so many fractures there was no saving it. So it's drive train is being moved to a good truck that will simply have had it's conversion done later in life.
 

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