F-47

neverhill's picture
Date Joined: Oct 09, 2011
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Hi, i recently found an old ford truck. it is probably in the late 40's and is a F-47. Anyone know anything about this truck. i've never heard of a F-47 before.

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Date Joined: Sep 01, 2011
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Nice find. I believe it is likely a 1948–1952. Though I don't know a lot about the F-47. I am sure, with some time and care, she could be a beauty.

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Date Joined: Oct 05, 2011
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I am not sure what the F47 designation is. The earliest I found was a '48 and other info that says '49 was the first year. I found a '97 Super Duty listed as a F47 also. I gotta go with Jimmer. You most likely have found what is commonly known as a F1 pickup. The predecessor to the F100.

slammedi'am's picture
Date Joined: May 18, 2011
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Saw this post earlier and then saw some one asking about them on another forum and decided to dig around on it..

Years was 48–52 and trucks was built in Canada..Thats all I have found so far…To me they look identical..If I find anything else,Ill post it up

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Interesting. I did not come across anything about Canada when I was looking but I didn't dig all that deep. I was under the impression Canadian “Fords” were Mercurys. I know I have seen '53 & up to at least '72 with Mercury badging.

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The years for the Merc trucks was from 46–68 and alot was built and sold in Canada and a few other places.Mercury trucks wasnt intended for the US sales..They are just Ford trucks with Mercury names…Heres a few links I found on it…Just copy and paste the links

http://www.mercurypickup.com

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/…owthread.php?…

owc
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Date Joined: Jul 25, 2011
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The F-47 means 4700lbs gross wieght, These are Canada trucks. They also go up in numbers, F-47= half ton, F-68=3/4 ton, F-105=1 ton, F-135=1 1/2 ton, F-155=2 ton, after that, they are considered Big Jobs. Each number is gross wieght.