fordtrucks61-79-digest Saturday, May 2 1998 Volume 02 : Number 241



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In this issue:

External Hubs [BDIJXS ]
78-F250 conversion [BDIJXS ]
RE: 78-F250 conversion [Randy Collins ]
Picture of a Ford Logo [Ractrk002 ]
Re: Picture of a Ford Logo [Ken Payne ]
ADMIN: Lists going down now... [Ken Payne ]

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Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 09:10:53 EDT
From: BDIJXS
Subject: External Hubs

Hey Dave W.,

That sounds right based on the part numbers you gave me for the gaskets...

Have you ever had trouble with this style either not locking in or not
allowing you to unlock them (without backing up the truck)? I've had some
people tell me they would "stick" sometimes.....

There's a highboy sitting near this farmer's house on my way to work.
Everyday, I keep thinking I should ask him if he wants to sell it. It hasn't
moved in about six months now, and it looks like the tires are going
flat....But the problem is, I already have a truck to work on......

By the way, you don't have any spare parts for the external hubs laying
around, do you?

Colorado Jeff
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Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 09:11:24 EDT
From: BDIJXS
Subject: 78-F250 conversion

Hi Richard,

Sounds like you have a pretty fun project on your hands. The one thing you
might want to think about is that the frames may be different between 2WD and
4WD. I know my 69 F-100 4x4 has the frame "boxed" from about the middle of the
cab to the big front cross member. A 68 4x2 that I tore apart wasn't "boxed"
at all. The Dana 44 axle probably requires the extra strength if you are going
to thrash it at all.
I don't know how the middle cross-member varies between 4x2 and 4x4's on this
year. One way you could go is to find a 79 4x4 frame, and piece together the
undercarriage (unless you can find it all in one unit!), and then swap on the
body off of your truck.....You should probably be able to keep your existing
rear axle....

Probably the hardest part is going to be finding the parts you need....

Let us know which way you end up going....Good Luck!

Colorado Jeff


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Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 11:07:32 -0600
From: Randy Collins
Subject: RE: 78-F250 conversion

"Richard" wrote:
I want to convert my 2 wheel drive F-250 to a 4 wheel drive... If any one
has done this I could use some does and dont's to this matter...Any help
will be greatly appreciated...

Richard...my advice on the conversion is...don't do it. It is more work
than you can imagine. It can be done but it isn't practical. It makes
more sense to swap your cab, bed and front end sheet metal on a 4wd frame
and running gear. The only way I know to convert a 3/4 ton 2wd to 4wd is
to weld in the front frame rails to your 2wd frame. It is much easier to
just use the 4wd frame. The f150 can be converted much simpler. Drop me a
note if you need more details.

Later,

Randy Collins
Boise, Idaho
rcollins micron.net

1975 Ford F250 4WD Supercab "Muscle Truck"
460 SUPER COBRA JET
Short Block Completed...Heads Sitting on the work bench!


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Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 14:48:54 EDT
From: Ractrk002
Subject: Picture of a Ford Logo

Again I'm looking for something to put on a shirt this time I need a Ford logo
and havent forund any that are very good on the Internet. The one I'm looking
for should be about 3in long or so Thanx.
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Date: Sat, 02 May 1998 17:59:35 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Picture of a Ford Logo

At 02:48 PM 5/2/98 EDT, you wrote:
>Again I'm looking for something to put on a shirt this time I need a Ford logo
>and havent forund any that are very good on the Internet. The one I'm looking
>for should be about 3in long or so Thanx.

Contact Ford's Customer Assistance Center at cacinfo ford.com and ask
them who to get in touch with about licensing. You can't legally use
Ford's logos without getting licensed.


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Date: Sat, 02 May 1998 19:56:37 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Lists going down now...

As posted earlier this week the list is going down now (8:00pm EST)
for the switch to the new list server.

The switch should take a couple of hours. Once the switch takes place,
an email will be sent to all list members containing uns*bscribe and p*sting
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S*bscribe requests to the old server will simply result in an email
containing new s*bscribe instructions. The web site and FAQ will be updated
to reflect the server change.

Also, no posts prior to downtime will get lost. I'll be
forcing a digest to go out to digest members about 5 minutes
before the shutdown so everyone will get their FTE fix.

Ken Payne
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