1950 Ford F3 - Ford Bonus-Built - The first-generation F-Series pickup (known as the Ford Bonus-Built) was introduced in 1948 as a replacement for the previous car-based pickup line introduced in 1942. The F-Series was sold in eight different weight ratings, with pickup, panel truck, cab-over engine (COE), conventional truck, and school bus chassis body styles.The first-generation Ford F-Series is a series of pickup trucks and commercial vehicles produced by Ford. Introduced in 1947, the F-Series was the first post-war truck design from Ford. In a break from previous Ford trucks, the F-Series was no longer based upon its car chassis, but on a dedicated truck platform. This generation of the F-Series would remain in production until 1952. F-Series trucks were assembled at sixteen different Ford factories. Serial numbers indicate the truck model, engine, year, assembly plant, and unit number. The most common model was the F-1 with a 6 ½-foot bed followed by the F-2 and F-3 Express models with an 8-foot (2.4 m) bed.
1950 Ford F-3 Overview Manufacturer Ford | Also called Ford Bonus-Built | Production November 27, 1947–1952 | Model years 1948–1952 | Assembly Chester, Pennsylvania, USA | Dearborn, Michigan, USA | Edison, New Jersey, USA | Long Beach, California, USA | Norfolk , Virginia | St. Paul, Minnesota | St. Louis, Missouri, USA | Hapeville, Georgia, USA | Highland Park, Michigan, USA | Body and chassis Class Full-size pickup truck | Body style 2-door pickup | 4-door panel truck | Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive | Related 1946 Mercury M-Series | Powertrain Engine 226 cu in (3.7 L) I6 | 239 cu in (3.9 L) Flathead V8 | 254 cu in (4.2 L) I6 | 337 cu in (5.5 L) Flathead V8 | 215 cu in (3.5 L) I6 | 279 cu in (4.6 L) Y-block V8 | 317 cu in (5.2 L) Y-block V8 | Transmission 3-speed manual | 4-speed manual | 5-speed manual | Chronology Predecessor 1941-1947 Ford pickup | Successor Ford F-Series second generation (1953–1956) |