80-96-list-digest Monday, December 7 1998 Volume 02 : Number 408



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - No Replies
Re: FTE 80-96 - No Replies
FTE 80-96 - 6' vs. 8'
Re: FTE 80-96 - 6' vs. 8'
Re: FTE 80-96 - Body lifts on F-Series trucks
Re: FTE 80-96 - Body lifts on F-Series trucks
Re: FTE 80-96 - No Replies
Re: FTE 80-96 - 6' vs. 8'
FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96-Trans ID
Re: FTE 80-96 - 6' vs. 8'

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Date: Sun, 06 Dec 1998 05:58:43 PST
From: "Scottie Schmidt"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - No Replies

Hi,
I have not gotten any replies and am really eager to get this info!!

I was wondering what the bed size is between the different trucks if
any. I got a reply stating that their is not any size difference
between 4x4's and regular.
Please Reply

Scottie Schmidt


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Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 10:55:59 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - No Replies

ok well ill reply to you
the difference between the F150 , F250, F350 etcf are the suspensions and the
mgw
the 150 is a half tom mgw, 250 is a three quarter ton , 350 is a ton etc.. the
450 and 550 are new models this year and are commercial use
there is a 6.5 foot ( short bed) and an 8foot (longbed)
the rangers have a 6 and eight foor bed but they have a small cargo capacity
thats all the differences
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Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 09:33:13 -0900
From: "L WALTERS"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 6' vs. 8'

Slow down there Brew. your saying is catchy. true for the most part ( can't
replace the 2'). but I do disagree to apoint with it.
I t seems you can buy a truck for any kinda job these days that is why
there is so many types ( half ton, three quarter ton long, short etc.)
you can haul plywood with a FSeries or chase the opposite sex on the strip
with an FSeries. (shorty)
Then there are those that can do multiple jobs, like my 81 xlt stepside, I
can pull three snowmachines and one in the back (can't close gate because
it's a long track) which translates to about 2400lbs (full of fuel). the
best thing, the darn thing doesnot squat at all and it only has a Stang 5.0
(carb) in it!
Is it cheating to make a "looker" run/haul with the big-dogs?????????
Bart-AK

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Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 11:49:01 -0800
From: "Sam Weatherby"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 6' vs. 8'

Bart,
I am assuming Ak means Alaska...
I grew up in Alaska. I was accustomed to every family having a truck, and
using it as such. It was uncommon to see a lifted 4x with big tires driving
around spotless.
Now I live in the yuppie capital of the west coast, Bellevue,Wa. It
makes me sad to such nice trucks used for going to the mall to pick up the
latest fashion...
That's one of the resons I love my Lightning. It can put sports cars
to shame (in the corners too!),and still haul stuff! I do miss my '75 F1-0-
4x though...
-srw

Sam Weatherby SWeatherby uswest.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://insert.com/sammy ICQ # 18354914
'70 Mustang Grabber Sportsroof
'93 F-150 XLT Lightning
'98 FXD Super Glide

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Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 13:42:10 -0600
From: "BigRed"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Body lifts on F-Series trucks

^ The steering shaft will need to be adjusted and the fan shroud cut on a
1-2" lift. A 3" lift is far more costly/time consuming. You usually have
to actually move the radiator up, get a kit to extend the steering, the
shift linkage can't just be adjusted, you must make brackets or maybe you
could buy some. Sometimes, the brake lines and wiring needs to be lenthened
too. ^

I put a 3" in my 87 and the steering works fine with no modifications. I
had to make a little extension for the auto tranny linkage. The 4x shifter
had to be bent and the fan shroud had to be cut on the bottom. Otherwise no
problems. I didn't even have to get the gas tank filler tube extensions. As
far as the bumpers go, I just drilled new holes in the existing brackets. I
didn't buy the kit so I don't know how much they cost. I had a buddy make
mine cut 3" steel cylinders and mill holes in the centers. As far as the
bolts go I wouldn't trust anything less than grade 8, even though I know a
few guys that just used that threaded rod cut to length. I really wouldn't
trust that stuff personally, but they haven't had any problems.

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Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 20:39:05 EST
From: GLMPILOT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Body lifts on F-Series trucks

Project "PreRocker"
Off-Road.com u guys doing body lifts need to read this article , Its on
a ranger but the basic idea is right on
Dwayne Jackson
so.cal.dez.
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Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 20:17:35 -0800
From: "Evan & Teresa"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - No Replies

the bed size on the years of truck you have been asking about are all the
same some f-150s had short boxes other than that just one size for all
trucks 1970-1997 hope this helps
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From: Scottie Schmidt
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, December 06, 1998 6:11 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - No Replies


>Hi,
> I have not gotten any replies and am really eager to get this info!!
>
> I was wondering what the bed size is between the different trucks if
>any. I got a reply stating that their is not any size difference
>between 4x4's and regular.
>Please Reply
>
>Scottie Schmidt
>
>
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Date: Mon, 07 Dec 1998 00:21:05 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 6' vs. 8'

Sam,
Along the lines of the Lightning, here's something that'll make all
you Lightning boys smile and give you some braggin rights. Last night
on Speedvision I saw the Fun Ford Weekend at Norwalk raceway (recorded
sometime this past summer). Alot of 'Stangs and some Lightnings too.
I saw at least two classes for the trucks, stock and modified. Most
of the ones I saw (maybe 10 trucks) were in the 14 sec bracket. But
this one modified (I dont' remember what he had on it) ran 10 flat.
Man, even on TV you could SEE how much faster this guy was, I must say
I was impressed to see a truck run 10 flat, I mean, just think, 1/100
of a second faster and he could claim the 9 second bracket! Just
thought I'd pass that on. Maybe some on the Lightning list find this
a semi-normal event, I sure didn't.

Later,
Brew

Sam Weatherby wrote:
>
> Bart,
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> That's one of the resons I love my Lightning. It can put sports cars
> to shame (in the corners too!),and still haul stuff! I do miss my '75 F1-0-
> 4x though...
> -srw
>
> Sam Weatherby SWeatherby uswest.net
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://insert.com/sammy ICQ # 18354914
> '70 Mustang Grabber Sportsroof
> '93 F-150 XLT Lightning
> '98 FXD Super Glide
>
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Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 23:38:35 EST
From: CphgnCwby1 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96-Trans ID

Ok guys,
The other day, I saw a guide that told you, by how many bolts were in the
pan, what kind of transmisson you have, was that here? If so, what were those
specs again?

THANKS

- -Bart-
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Date: Sun, 06 Dec 1998 16:52:37 -0800
From: Chuck Bartlett
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 6' vs. 8'

Hi there!

>> That's one of the resons I love my Lightning. It can put sports
cars
>> to shame (in the corners too!),and still haul stuff! I do miss my '75 F1-0-
>> 4x though...
>> -srw

Well, you'll have to clarify sports cars. My '92 Sentra (stock) will leave
a Lightening(Mustang 5.0's too!) in it's wake, so select the cars you pick
on at the stoplights carefully. I belong to the Sentra SE-R list also, and
hammering 5.0 motors is a "been there, done that" activity. I like the
Lightening trucks because it embodies the "hot rodding" mentality. Basic
ordinary inconspicuous vehicle with a bigger engine put in. Better yet
would be to turbo the 3.0 in the Ranger...

Chuck Bartlett
'92 Sentra se-r
'96 Ranger
They both haul, just in different ways.



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