1950 Ford F1 Pickup
1950 Ford F1 Pickup
The first generation of the Ford F-Series, also known as the Ford Bonus-Built trucks, are a series of trucks produced for the 1948-1952 model years. The introduction of the F-Series marked the divergence of Ford car and truck design, developing a chassis intended specifically for truck use. Alongside pickup trucks, the model line also included panel vans, bare and cowled chassis, and marked the entry of Ford into the medium and heavy-duty truck segment.
For consignment and gracing our hallowed halls we give you a 1950 Ford F-1 pickup. Though it may sound strange today, back in 1950, standard equipment wasn't as standard as it is today on pickup trucks. Here is a list of options that were available on the 1950 F-1. A right side taillight, radio, rear bumper, heater, right hand sun visor, and even turn signals. This F-1 is the quintessential truck in all forms, utilitarian, patina, and all business. This truck even has a few of the available "luxury" options offered. Read on to learn more.
Leading the way are the two rounded front fenders, that melt themselves into the grille which is flanked by a single headlight on either side. This large fender rolls past a nose shaped rounded hood that flows on to the bottom the contour of these fenders and has the trim spear in chrome with the Ford badge along with the F1 designation down low on the fender. F O R D is also attached to the front on the top of the body colored matching large grille. As the fenders move towards the doors, they morph into running boards which dangle below the doors and allow access to the cab. These boards move straight towards the rear, where they swoop upward, and form the rear rounded fenders, which frame the metal sides of the bed of this truck. On the back is the Ford painted on badge in script form in white, which presents itself in the middle of the tailgate. The rear bumper, an option, in black and sits below the gate. Way below are 3-inch chrome tipped exhaust pipes peeking out on either side. Patina abounds on this truck in the form of scratches, crazing, and a little bit of rust bubbling in the mix. White painted 16" wheels with Ford logoed poverty style caps are on all 4 corners and are shod in older blackwall rubber.
Featured is a "Million Dollar Cab", (it cost $1 million to design and tool), which Ford proclaimed. It had "Living-Room" comfort, and it was much higher and wider than before, and better fitted. This cab features a good condition saddle covered vinyl bench seat. This stretches from pristine door panel to pristine door panel which are basic and steel. Upfront is the stock dashboard and instrument cluster, radio delete panel and down low are the heater controls. On the passenger's side is the glovebox in plain green steel. A black vinyl rubber mat covers the floors and in the center is a long gear shift lever with a small topper well within ergonomic reach of the driver. The headliner is black utilitarian hard thin fiberboard and is perfectly inserted above.
Lifting the big rounded hood we are met with the venerable Rouge 226, a 226ci L-head inline 6-cylinder making 95 horsepower. Patina and road dirt show on the engine and the bay, and a newer water pump is seen. A 3-speed manual transmission is on the back and sends power to a 3.73 geared rear axle.
Original is the word here...surface rust is apparent, but no invasive rust is seen. Seepage from the transmission and rear axle have left their marks but no puddles formed while being parked here. Leaf spring suspension is on the front and back (hey, it's a truck), and drum brakes on all 4 corners to bring things to a stop. We note a rebuilt steering box and new king pins on the front end.
I donned my straw hat and overalls and off to the test track I went. Here the truck performed well and it drove like, well...a truck. I noted the oil pressure and water temperature gauges aren't working and an aftermarket fuel gauge has been added.
A 1950 Ford F1 about as original as they come. Well maintained and a blast to drive. Patina abounds on the body panels and paint, but these trucks got used hard when they were new. This truck has survived its days of hauling and now is ready to haul you to the next cruise in.
1397-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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