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Old 09-07-2019, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default When did ford truck start column shift.

What year did ford trucks switch from floor shift to column shift.
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Old 09-07-2019, 03:49 PM   #2
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Mid 1950, along with a new bed.
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Exactly, had one as my first vehicle in high school!!
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Old 09-07-2019, 06:47 PM   #4
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Some had them in 41. All had them starting mid year 50.
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Both my 50's are 3 speed on the floor.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:21 AM   #6
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TRUCKS went to column shift for the light-duty 3-sp in late '50, along with the change in beds. HD 3-sp and 4-sp were always floor-shift.
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TRUCKS went to column shift for the light-duty 3-sp in late '50, along with the change in beds. HD 3-sp and 4-sp were always floor-shift.
Oops Ross, not so. The 3HD was column shift beginning in 1953 on F-250s, and I’ll assume F-350s. Stu
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:40 PM   #8
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I Have a 41 basket case with a column shift that I assumed was wrong, but Ken said they had some in 41. Any info on how or why this happen on the 41 only. Not sure to swap it out now.
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Oops Ross, not so. The 3HD was column shift beginning in 1953 on F-250s, and Iíll assume F-350s. Stu
I thought those were kind of out of the focus of this discussion, but you are correct.
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:53 AM   #11
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I Have a 41 basket case with a column shift that I assumed was wrong, but Ken said they had some in 41. Any info on how or why this happen on the 41 only. Not sure to swap it out now.
If you decide to take it out, I'll buy it.

The column is the same as a car , the column drop and floor cover is unique to the pickup
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:21 AM   #12
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In 1955 I had a '41 sedan delivery that had a column shift, however, the sedan delivery trucks were basically the same a a '40 car.
My father bought a new '52 F1 V8 that had three on the tree and an OD... I loved that truck. I have always wanted one like it, never have ran across one with all the accessories like dad's truck.
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If you decide to take it out, I'll buy it.

The column is the same as a car , the column drop and floor cover is unique to the pickup
Arent the shift arms on the column different from the pass car? I once had one of the pickup columns but its been too many years
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Not that I'm aware of, the bottom edge of the firewall is cut out and the plate around the pedals has a step in it to clear the shifter arms
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