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Forum: Generation 1 12-28-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By truckdog62563
Your Parcel Delivery is not an F-3, it’s an F-5...

Your Parcel Delivery is not an F-3, it’s an F-5 based model. Its Budd type 5 lug x 8” pattern, dually rears, and most likely a 134” wheelbase are the give aways. The column shift was original on...
Forum: Generation 1 08-14-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,306
Posted By truckdog62563
I was a bit surprised that it met reserve and...

I was a bit surprised that it met reserve and sold. So often eBay listings are intended to test, or create, the market. Hopefully the truck doesn't disappear into a collection never to be seen...
Forum: Generation 1 08-03-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,306
Posted By truckdog62563
Could be testing the market, or could be aiming...

Could be testing the market, or could be aiming at a world market. I recall a conversation I had with Rod where he mentioned a restored truck years ago that was purchased for serious money and taken...
Forum: Generation 1 08-02-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,306
Posted By truckdog62563
"Rather rare"? I have the archive of known 51/52...

"Rather rare"? I have the archive of known 51/52 F-2/F-3 Marmon Herrington conversions. There are five F-2s, five, CA, WY, UT, SD, and the eBay one in MI. This truck came from Rod Kruithoff's...
Forum: Generation 1 03-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,117
Posted By truckdog62563
There were two 17.5" x 5.25" wheels, both look...

There were two 17.5" x 5.25" wheels, both look exactly alike to my eye. Budd numbers 70720 and 73240. These use 8R17.5" radials or 8-17.5" bias ply tires that are about 32" tall. This tire...
Forum: Generation 1 03-29-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,117
Posted By truckdog62563
First I'll say welcome. Glad to see another F-3...

First I'll say welcome. Glad to see another F-3 being saved. Like Havi said there are alternatives to the 17" widow makers that came on our trucks. The alternative you do not want is continuing...
Forum: Generation 1 03-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,826
Posted By truckdog62563
All F-3s from 48 to early 51 had 14" rear drums. ...

All F-3s from 48 to early 51 had 14" rear drums. That's why the trucks came with 17" wheels while F-2s had 12" drums and 16" wheels. Modern 16" wheels will not clear the 14" drums in most cases. ...
Forum: Generation 1 01-26-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,502
Posted By truckdog62563
Not exactly. Besides length, 122" vs 114", which...

Not exactly. Besides length, 122" vs 114", which I know Havi wasn't suggesting as being the same, wall thickness and "C" channel depth are slightly greater on F-2/3s than on the F-1s. F-2/3 is 6.0"...
Forum: Generation 1 01-24-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,502
Posted By truckdog62563
That'd make life somewhat more simple, I agree. ...

That'd make life somewhat more simple, I agree. Stu
Forum: Generation 1 01-23-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,502
Posted By truckdog62563
Another rear axle fix is to install custom 4.11s...

Another rear axle fix is to install custom 4.11s that are available from Chuck's Trucks in CT. Here's a discussion thread from the FTE site where another UK owner made this swap. As for widow maker...
Forum: Generation 1 01-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,502
Posted By truckdog62563
If I may add to or modify Tim's point in favor of...

If I may add to or modify Tim's point in favor of an F-2 over F-3. Any F-2 will be a good choice, I agree. The early F-3s, 1948 to early 1951, have 14" rear brake drums that necessitated the 17"...
Forum: Generation 1 10-05-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By truckdog62563
Those stock 17" widow maker wheels should be...

Those stock 17" widow maker wheels should be replaced. Replacements are out there and will depend on whether you have the 14" drums supplied in early '51 or 12" supplied in late '51 and '52. The...
Forum: Generation 1 09-03-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,094
Posted By truckdog62563
Add my welcome. This is a real good group,...

Add my welcome. This is a real good group, you'll get lots of good input here. Besides my Fords, I'm a closet Dodge (not Ram!) guy too. That B1PW126 project out in the barn calls me every so often.
Forum: Generation 1 03-19-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,879
Posted By truckdog62563
Welcome. Truck frames were all 34" wide through...

Welcome. Truck frames were all 34" wide through 1972. So an F-100 or F-150 axle should be a bolt in swap. Something I've read sticks in my head that complicates the '72 swap. I don't recall what...
Forum: Generation 1 01-27-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By truckdog62563
Scott - if it was me I'd put it in the one that...

Scott - if it was me I'd put it in the one that would get the most use the soonest. Then decide it you like the swap well enough to do it to both. Stu
Forum: Generation 1 11-13-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By truckdog62563
Does it help to know that the 6 cylinder core...

Does it help to know that the 6 cylinder core support holes are exactly three inches forward of the V8 holes in the front cross member? My inner fender panels are buried out in the barn, and cold...
Forum: Gen. 1 oem manuals, diagrams, and literature 11-07-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,207
Posted By truckdog62563
Well, yeah, I can send them. But wouldn't it be...

Well, yeah, I can send them. But wouldn't it be easier for you to just right click then highlight the "save picture as" option to save them to your computer. Stu
Forum: Generation 1 10-07-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,250
Posted By truckdog62563
The closest of the '51 standard colors would be...

The closest of the '51 standard colors would be Silvertown Gray or Grey, not sure which. I have two '51 project trucks that were this color originally and it looks more blue than gray IMHO. It...
Forum: Generation 1 10-06-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,250
Posted By truckdog62563
White wasn't one of the standard colors in '51 or...

White wasn't one of the standard colors in '51 or '52. But could have been a fleet color. Late '51 and '52 data plates give the color codes for the trucks. An "SS" for special paint would signify...
Forum: Generation 1 09-26-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
Posted By truckdog62563
Hi Doc, my welcome too. Sorry to have missed...

Hi Doc, my welcome too. Sorry to have missed Truckstock, hope you've recovered. Stu
Forum: Generation 1 09-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By truckdog62563
And ya know, fool that I am, I didn't save that...

And ya know, fool that I am, I didn't save that part. Go figure!

As nasty as the thing looks, it had rust free rear cab corners which I saved, good grille, Magic Air heater and tubes, and misc...
Forum: Generation 1 09-18-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By truckdog62563
Maybe this is hijacking but, on the topic of...

Maybe this is hijacking but, on the topic of saving old wrecks from the crusher, I have no illusions about what others thought seeing me haul this p.o.s. home from the cannons of southern Oregon. ...
Forum: Generation 1 09-08-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By truckdog62563
Wayne pretty much said it, but I'll add a little....

Wayne pretty much said it, but I'll add a little. The early 14" F-3 rear brakes were changed to 12" Bendix in mid '51. Any '97 and earlier F-250 HD wheel will fit, as will more modern Dodge 3/4 ton...
Forum: Generation 1 09-07-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By truckdog62563
I'll add my welcome. Great story of your rescue...

I'll add my welcome. Great story of your rescue of the truck. I too have greatest interest in the F-2s and F-3s. For many they are under appreciated, but were in truth the workhorse of the pickup...
Forum: Generations 2-3 05-31-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By truckdog62563
Scott - check the SD Craigslist. There's a...

Scott - check the SD Craigslist. There's a running '57 F-500 that looks to be a 142" listed in Mobridge for $1250 asking. IMHO a '57 is the best one to have. I'd do a link but don't think I can do...
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