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Old 02-02-2005, 09:51 PM
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characteristics of old f-100's

There are a few old trucks just down the road from me, I can't tell whether they are ford or chevy (I am new to these body styles.) So what are some characteristics to tell a chevy apart from a ford, in the 1945-1956 era? I am interested in a early 1950's f-100 for a project, so I was just wondering if this is luck on my side that there is one near by.

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Old 02-02-2005, 10:07 PM
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just look through here & you'll see basicly everything ya need to know about what they look like............joe

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1940-49 Ford Cars & Trucks Pictures in HERE
1950-59 Ford Cars & Trucks Pictures in HERE
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alright thanks, I'm off to bed but I will check those out tomorrow!!
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Whoa, TooMany, great link to those car pics. That one gets bookmarked pronto.
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I thought everyone knew about Carnut .com. this is probably the best sight for pics of any kind of car or truck, good show pics also.
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okay, I looked at the site, and the one truck I saw looks like a 50's chevy p/u because of the grill style.
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from 47 1/2 to 53 the grills looked the same in the chevy trucks....joe

the early 47's & before trucks like them look like this
http://georgemcdowell.com/cgi-bin/im...ark/ark338.jpg

late 47 to 53 looked like this
http://georgemcdowell.com/cgi-bin/03...ra/nsra141.jpg
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This is what it looks like:
http://georgemcdowell.com/cgi-bin/03...ra/nsra141.jpg

The only thing I dont get it the one I saw had a flatbed on the back? Would it still be the same truck, or would it be a actual work truck?
I should try to get some pictures...
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1ton down uses the the same cab/doors/front sheet metal. 1/2ton has a short bed, the 3/4 & 1ton trucks have a long bed. & yes you can put a flatbed on any of them. its all up to you....joe
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Oh darn, i'm pretty sure it is 1 ton because from behind the cab, to the rear, its pretty long, a lot longer than what I was thinking. Also, above the grill with the lines, there is a << >> design on the hood, it looks it looks like a vent maybe? Just looking for more characteristics to find uot if it is one ton.
The search continues then.
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Truck Info <~~great info & it will work for you

Frame Specs <~ this will show u the frame of all the trucks . IF its a 1ton it will have 8lug rims & should have 17 inch tires on it Tire Sizes & then the center part of the frame will be HUGEEE something like 7inch channel ....joe
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Thanks Joe, sounds like you know your stuff. Next time I drive by I will see if I can tell how big the frame is, and if I can see 8 lugs. Thanks!
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Thanks Joe, sounds like you know your stuff. Thanks!
thats because i own a 1 ton burb/panel/school bus named Large Marge & the info you see is what i got from my Chevy Restro Package i asked for . i studied it a long time before i decided what to do to my own truck. i street rodded mine & it sits about 10inches or so off the ground, on the stretched S10 frame. that may not seem like its low but it is considering the rear bumper was 31inch off the ground, so its been dropped about 21inch as of now...joe
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Oooh ic. Awesome! I'd get that package from the link you gave me, but I can't fork up 25 bucks at this time.
Thanks for the help.

I passed by it this morning, and the weeds are too high in the front to tell if it is 1 ton by the size of the frame. Oh well, I am looking for a ford anyways. The search continues.
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