Glad you 'splained that to me. If that hood was from a '52 it would have a round indicator on that hood stripe.
We had a '52 F-3 with the 5 Star Extra trim. It still amazes me that Dad paid the extra, but that may have been the only way he could buy that truck at that time.
I wrecked it in April of 1953 - not bad, but I wasn't supposed to be driving it (no license yet). All Dad said was, "Well, I was going to buy you a new Ford Hardtop when you turned 16, but you just saved me $2,300 (estimated, because I don't remember exactly).
Was never mentioned again.