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Michael Messmore, who lives in southwestern Washington State, spotted our recent story in Hemmings Motor News about a gorgeous Indiana-based 1951 Ford F-3 pickup that we shot for our 2012 Vintage Pickups calendar. An F-3 was Ford’s higher-capacity pickup, with a maximum gross weight of 6,800 pounds and an eight-foot bed. Michael’s not exactly sure about the F-3 he has here, but he asking the Hemmings Nation to help him out.
It’s a Ford of Canada-built F-3 from 1951 with dual rear disc wheels, which he said Ford only produced through special order. He added that it has 70,000 apparently original miles, a 24-stud flathead with 8BA heads, and a 20-inch welded frame extension of unknown origins. The truck spent its entire life in Washington hauling cut hay. What do you people think about this? Reply with your ideas. By the way, Michael told us he has been unable to decode the VIN number, DFA83BH5116034. Rare truck? Tell us.