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Old 04-17-2015, 09:50 PM   #1
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Mercury truck not sure of the year, wife wouldn't let me take it home, poor thing just tossed at the dumpClick image for larger version

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Old 04-17-2015, 10:32 PM   #2
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Unless it has already been stripped, just the parts should be worth more than a few bucks.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:34 AM   #3
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A long time ago, 30 years or so, I went to the local city surplus auction. I could have bought a surplus large garbage truck for $100. It had a Detroit diesel in it. The Detroit started and ran. We could have had only to go to the dump every couple of months! I still bug my wife because she would not let me bid.
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They were only for Canada, and I think only light duty pickups. If so, that chassis was overloaded.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:45 PM   #5
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Mercury trucks were sold in Canada. They are same basic truck as Ford, just different badges, trim and grilles. Same engines, chassis and sheetmetal. That one appears to be a 1-ton (maybe more?), with the dually wheels and the larger radius front fenders.
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Better call Mike and Frank with "American Pickers"!

Especially if it has a bicycle on the back! I mean, this is rusty gold if I have ever seen it!
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As others have said, it's a 4th-generation Canadian Ford truck; looks to be a 1963.

Being a 4th gen, and a cutaway at that, it's not a huge gold mine of potential; the badges and the steering wheel are the items of modest value for someone restoring one.

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This looks like a job for Restoration Garage or Counts Cars.
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Mercury trucks were sold in Canada. They are same basic truck as Ford, just different badges, trim and grilles.
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I agree.
Much like Winnebagos & Itascas..... and the current crop of Monacos & HolidayRamblers.
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