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May I please get a little help here with info about a 3/4 ton 1953 Stude Truck?

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  • Skip Lackie
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    KMAC is correct. If the serial number is R15-6288, it's a 1949 one-ton. Be aware that unless the engine has been replaced (unlikely if it's been sitting since 1960) that is a 45mph truck -- great for hauling heavy loads at slow speed on local roads.

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  • kmac530
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    Ok I went to my documents and a 2R15 started serial numbers at 001 and the 1950 model year started at R10 10801. So by the documents I have, it says that truck is a 1949 1 ton. It could have had a single rear wheel set up or a dually set up, but the dually was much more common.

    The motor should have been a 170ci motor because the 226ci was only in the 1.5 T 2R16 model....but ALOT of people changed engines back in the day.

    If the guy has a pink slip or some kind of Title that states 1953 that may be accurate, but the reason may be because back in the 50s-60s they often changed the year of the vehicle if there was an engine swap, so if they swapped to a 1953 motor it may have been re-registered as a 1953. It could be registered as the '49 that it is with a little work....I am speaking of California anyway..I did that with my '49
    Last edited by kmac530; 01-21-2012, 11:12 AM. Reason: spelling

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  • dean pearson
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    Your wife is gonna kick yo butt.

    Dean.

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  • kmac530
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    R 15 is a 1 ton and should have dual rear wheels. The motor is NOT made by Ford unless someone changed it. There are plenty of parts available for that motor and truck. There were 2 different motors for that truck, but bother were flat head straight 6 motors. The floor shift is most likely a 4 speed with a granny first.

    I do not recall the engine sizes at the moment but I can look them up in my manual in a minute. It is the block casting numbers you will need to find out motor size. That number you posted looks to me like an earlier than 53 truck and it is a serial number not a VIN so it does not tell us what the engine would be. The R15 is the model, R5 was 1/2 T and R10 was 3/4T and R15 was the 1 T and the serial number would be the 6288. I will look at some paper work I have from Skip L and Dwain that has the number info....4 digit was a '49 at least on the 1/2 and 3/4 tons. I will check the 1T

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  • May I please get a little help here with info about a 3/4 ton 1953 Stude Truck?

    A guy in my area has the subject vehicle that has been stored in a barn since 1960. It's dented, but supposedly has no rust. It has a 6 cyl with a floor stick shift. The mileage is 37K and the engine is froze up. The owner thinks the original engine was made by Ford and I absolutely cannot convince him otherwise. However, I did get the VIN R-156288 from him. Can anybody fill me in on the available engines for that particular vehicle and model year? Can we tell anything from the VIN? It looks decent and the price is $1500. But the dude has had 35 phone calls and believes he can sell it easily. I have to act now to have a chance. Thanks!
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