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Rides from the Readers: 1949 Ford F-Series

Today’s featured car is a 1949 Ford F47. Ford hit the nail on the head with its first line of post-WWII pickup, rolling out a variety of trucks with handsome sheetmetal, comfortable cabins, and great value—all powered by tried-and-true power plants. From 1948 to 1952, you could spec your 1-ton or 3/4 ton or bigger F8 rig with a flathead V-8 or inline-six, with each making around 100 hp. However, today’s F47 is a bit of an oddball. Read the full article on