Recognize The F-150's Forefather

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Time for your daily dose of derelict trucks rusting in their final resting place.


With the release of the 2015 Ford F-150 finally upon us, it felt appropriate to recognize its (great?) granddad on today's Rust In Peace.

This would have been one of the very first F-Series trucks, built sometime between 1948 and 1950. Back then you could have an F-1, F-2, or F-3. None of that "...'50" nonsense. Improvements over Ford's pickup before this one included a larger cab and one-piece windshield. There were two engine options: a 95 HP 226-cubic-inch inline six, and 239 V8 that made an additional 5 HP.

This one was photographed in 2013, and actually looks like it might be restorable if not highly harvestable.

Rust In Peace is a daily feature on Truck Yeah! that takes a moment to respect retired trucks as they return to the Earth. If you've seen one you think we should share, drop a note!

Photo: Jason O'Neil/Flickr


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1949 Mercury M1 powered by a 455 ci Oldsmobile backed with a 700R4 i think. Chopped top, and chevy rallye wheels.