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1953 Ford Panel Truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by crazy wheel, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. crazy wheel
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    crazy wheel
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    from Missouri

    On the VIN, what letter would it start with?

    I know that on the pickups it starts with an F,
    F10 for a F100,
    F25 for a F250 etc.

    I also have found information that Parcel Deliveries start with a P,
    but the only info I could find on them starts with P35 (350) and then P50, and P60.

    This panel truck appears to be a 1/2 ton, 5 lugs on the wheels.

    Also is the VIN on the frame located on the right front, on the front cross member?

    The reason I ask is that I have found a panel truck that I am looking to buy.


    The current owner has a title, the VIN states F10.

    I just want to make sure things are legit.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jim Dieter
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
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    Jim Dieter
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    from Joliet

    My 54 has F10V...etc. Panel truck title,half ton, numbers match my glove box tag, numbers werent readable on the frame. Hope this helps.
     
  3. crazy wheel
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    crazy wheel
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    from Missouri

    Thanks Jim,

    I kinda have my hopes up on this truck. That gives me hope, since your numbers start with the F10.

    I forgot to mention that the glove box tag is missing.

    I have asked the current owner to look for the frame numbers before I even consider making an offer.

    I know that is the only way to know for sure.
     
  4. Jim Dieter
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
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    Jim Dieter
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    from Joliet

    I built a new frame from 2 x 6 tube. It's all straight so the only real kick was the rear. I used a mustang cross member and just notched it so I could leave the 2 x 6 intact. I'll probably stamp it myself and hope for the best. Or try to find the frame numbers and chop that piece out if I have to. I dont know how much grief we might get since these things are getting old.
     
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  5. 53 ford
    Joined: Apr 8, 2012
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    53 ford
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    9951 panel delivery, 2000 deluxe panel delivery. Going to be rare either way.
     
  6. crazy wheel
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    crazy wheel
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    from Missouri

    Thanks for the info!
     
  7. crazy wheel
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    crazy wheel
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    from Missouri

    I talked to the owner today,
    He found the VIN on the frame.
    He said it matches the title.
     
  8. crazy wheel
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    crazy wheel
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    from Missouri

    Well I got the truck yesterday.
    Checked the title VIN against the frame numbers, they all matched....

    Looking forward to getting this on the road.
     
  9. We'd like to see pix.
     
  10. crazy wheel
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    crazy wheel
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    from Missouri

    Of course.

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    All that red/orange shag carpet has got to go
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  11. GONZO3630
    Joined: Mar 7, 2013
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    http://www.f100central.com/1953-Ford-Truck.html THIS LINK WILL GIVE YOU VIN PRODUCTION INFORMATION ETC. MY 53 F100 PANEL STARTS WITH F10 ON FORD TRUCK NAME PLATE DECODER HAS OPTINAL CODE D OHV 6 CYD 215 CODE 3 3-SPEED REGULAR HOPE THIS LINK HELPS JAY OCALA, FL
     
  12. bjmayberry2
    Joined: Dec 11, 2012
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    bjmayberry2
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    Great looking Panel. Mine had Shagg carpet in the back when I bought it.

    You need to become a member of F.T.E. http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/index.php

    They have a forum for old ford Truck and Panels. Very helpful for getting ideas and help on our old 53-56 F100s and Panels.
     
  13. Sphynx
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
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    Sphynx
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    from Central Fl

    Change of whels would make a world of difference. Nice old truck uhhh van oh yeah panel.
     
  14. crazy wheel
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    crazy wheel
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    from Missouri

    Thank you very much
     
  15. crazy wheel
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    crazy wheel
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    from Missouri

    Thanks bjmayberry2, I am a member there. But seem to have forgotten my password.
     
  16. crazy wheel
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    crazy wheel
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    from Missouri

    Thanks Sphynx, I agree that the wheels need to go.
     
  17. D.R.Smith
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
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    D.R.Smith
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    Nice, It's a time machine,very 70s or 80s.Much better than what I started with.
     

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