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Tonzfseries 07-03-2014 07:43 PM

Help ID my Truck
Hi Guys new to the site found it in a search for info on my (what i believe is) 1949 v8 F-? series truck. I really would like to ID it as I'm not sure what F it is from what i can gather so far maybe F4 or 5, The only numbers I can find is LH side rail just behind the bumper (7R8T 5014)& LH top of fire wall (7C or G81 1854) & RH in front of battery box (9G12878*). no plate on glove box lid. Ill post the pics any help would be gr8 :) Thanks Tony

Gicknordon 07-03-2014 07:47 PM

I believe that would be an f-4. Does it have a single or double wall frame?

Tonzfseries 07-03-2014 08:07 PM

Thanks Nick , Yes it is double rail up to the front of the rear spring hanger

mtflat 07-03-2014 08:10 PM

None of those numbers id the year. Single speed rear is F4 or 5, so what size wheels do you have?

Any vin no's on the firewall?

Gicknordon 07-03-2014 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by Tonzfseries (Post 14480939)
Thanks Nick , Yes it is double rail up to the front of the rear spring hanger

If its double rail then it would be an f-5 if im not mistaken

Tonzfseries 07-03-2014 08:24 PM

single speed rear on 750-20" tyres

ALBUQ F-1 07-03-2014 08:35 PM

Being an Aussie truck, I wonder if it uses the Canadian system of serial numbers? Is it RHD?

BTW, welcome to the forum!

Doc 07-03-2014 08:42 PM

Looks an awful lot like an F-5 to me. Welcome to the forum.

Harrier 07-03-2014 09:02 PM

We seem to have a good contingent of Aussies on this site now. That great.
Welcome to FTE!

What are your plans for it?

51dueller 07-03-2014 09:23 PM

I can tell you the 7R8T means a 158" wheelbase for a F-4/5/6 truck.

It should have a Canadian vin number on the left side frame rail in the engine compartment and under the cab just after the transmission crossmember on the same side. I assume its also missing the tag plate on the top center of the firewall in the engine compartment.

There should also be a plate beside the starter solenoid on the right hand on the firewall. Can't quite remember what is exactly on this one but might help narrow it down.

mtflat 07-04-2014 01:43 AM


Originally Posted by Tonzfseries (Post 14480985)
single speed rear on 750-20" tyres

That would be an F5 here in the states.

The Canada connection, hmmm - that front marker light does look like Mercury

aussiecowboy 07-04-2014 01:57 AM

Looks like a really nice solid truck.

Tonzfseries 07-04-2014 05:05 AM

Thanks for the welcome guys :)
It is a solid truck very little rust to good to pass up.
Yes Ross it is RH drive & unfortunately Nathan it is missing all the tags, i have had a wire brush on the left hand rail but found nothing.The cab is coming off so i will be looking for the number under the cab. Only thing as in parts so far on the list , not that i have look hard yet is a left hand outside door handle, right hand bonnet hinge, the plastic grill centre of dash, rubber kit, dash switchers & brake lines under g/box are rusted but I'm sure that list will get longer as it get broken down.

aussiecowboy 07-04-2014 05:21 AM

Everything you have listed there can be bought new mate, I bought all the same parts plus a heap more for my F3. Feel free to email me at [email protected]. I still have quite a few bits floating around. Bring the parts in direct from the states, DO NOT buy in Aus unless you're willing to mortgage your house!

Tonzfseries 07-04-2014 05:36 AM


Originally Posted by Harrier (Post 14481079)
We seem to have a good contingent of Aussies on this site now. That great.
Welcome to FTE!

What are your plans for it?

Good Question Joe. The big picture is a full restore. Just haven't worked out all the bits in between. Im looking at some sort of small tilt tray for bikes and vintage tractor. A long story short is I have a small tilt tray towing business and move old bikes, cars, machinery, etc to shows and would like my transport truck to be a part of them.Love my Fords always had Fords so instead of restoring a ford car I thought a truck is something different and useful to complement what i do. At this point I would like to keep it stock all but the engine and box . I have a nice 351 windsor and auto but with the auto I would like to do something with the brakes. Not quiet shore about diff yet or ratios , Im leaving it all a bit open at this point till iI learn more about them see what others have done to improve and so on.

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