1949 Ford F1 Pickup Truck V8 For Sale Fully Restored
Showroom frame off fully restored 1949 Ford F1 pick up truck for sale.
This truck has been completely restored and rebuilt to its original specifications. You could not restore this truck for what has been invested in it! The engine has been upgraded with a 1949 255 Mercury engine, which is a direct fit upgrade and very desirable! The truck drives flawlessly…for a 1949 Ford truck.
The body was completely sandblasted and painted in the original tomato red. The body is all steel except for the front splash aprons which are fiberglass, but no one would ever know! The bed is also all new with an eye catching Red Oak hardwood bed which has been finished with 6 coats of MARINE spar! Even the tailgate chains are exactly like what Ford put on the truck in 1949.
There is a small crack in the paint on the right rear fender where a stone hit it. I’d leave it, as it’s hard to notice.
The engine has been completely rebuilt with all new parts and has been set up to run flawlessly on unleaded gas. The engine runs like a sewing machine with excellent power! The transmission has been resealed and is quiet, but still likes to leak oil. The transmission works great and smooth with double clutching. The clutch set is also brand new. The exhaust, hangers, and brackets are all exact reproductions, and the truck has a NOS muffler and sounds EXACTLY like it did in 1949! Not too quiet not too loud!
The frame was completely disassembled, sandblasted and painted with O.E. chassis black poly enamel. The frame was then restored with all new bushings, shocks, springs, hardware, king pins, tie rods, suspension, motor mounts, transmission mount, wheel bearings, brakes, stainless steel brake lines…. are all new! The truck rides on a set of FIRESTONE gum dipped bias ply tires, with the factory hubcaps. Even the spare tire is on a meticulously restored rim with a new FIRESTONE bias ply tire to match the other 4.
The truck also has a new aluminum radiator and water pumps, hoses and runs cool on the hottest days. It also has a heater to keep you warm on those frostier day!
The truck has also been lavished with a new fuel system, fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel lines are all brand new! Even the carburetor has been replated to look like it did nearly 70 years ago!
All of the glass, windshield and such is brand new as are all the seals and weatherstrips. The original vacuum wiper motor has been restored and works perfectly just like it did when the truck left the factory in 1949.
The gauges, wiring and electrical system have all been rebuilt. The wiring and battery cables are all exact reproductions of what was original. The truck still runs on the 6 volt system and starts up every time.
Lastly, the interior has been insulated with dynamat type insulation and was restored with a new gray vinyl upholstery on the seat and factory gray panel boards. The rubber mat is also brand new.