97up-list-digest Saturday, May 8 1999 Volume 02 : Number 120



=======================================================================
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1997 and Newer Trucks and Vans
Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
To unsubscribe, send email to:
majordomo ford-trucks.com
with the words "unsubscribe 97up-list-digest" in the body of the
message.
=======================================================================
In this issue:

FTE 97up - preserving paint
Re: FTE 97up - preserving paint
RE: FTE 97up - preserving paint
FTE 97up - Rear Differential Cover
Re: FTE 97up - preserving paint
Re: FTE 97up - preserving paint
Re: FTE 97up - Rear Differential Cover
RE: FTE 97up -'99 lightning
RE: FTE 97up - preserving paint
RE: FTE 97up - preserving paint
Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F-Series.
FTE 97up - 2000 Expedition
FTE 97up - Re: F-150 Lift Kit

=======================================================================

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 07:54:59 -0500
From: George Rigney
Subject: FTE 97up - preserving paint

The talk about the silver paint got me thinking about wax. Our truck is
about three months old, and the wax is still holding up, but it won't be
long before it needs a new coat. What type of wax do you guys use? I have
tried several different kinds on my other cars, such as Turtle-wax, 2001,
Kit. All gave a satisfactory finish, but none of them seem to last more
than a month or so. I've heard good things about McGuire's (may not be the
right spelling), but haven't tried it yet. This list is always full of
great information, so I thought I'd get your opinions.

Thanks to everyone who made suggestions about eliminating the noise from my
front right wheel. I haven't been able to solve the problem, so I'm
bringing it in to the dealer tomorrow. I'll let y'all know how it turns
out.

Regards,

George


1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
1984 LTD Crown Victoria 302
1999 F250 SD CC V10

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 09:10:40 EDT
From: "Christian Bagley"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - preserving paint

I have been using McGuire's wax for about 6 months now and I love it. This
has been the best wax I have ever used. It takes the swirl scratches out
and gives a great shine and great protection. I just washed and waxed my
truck last Saturday and it still looks just like I just washed it (on Friday
the next week) even through several days of rain. And when you need to
touch it up in a few days just use the McGuire's quick detailer spray. It
works like a charm.

Chris

>From: George Rigney
>Reply-To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>To: "'97up-list ford-trucks.com'"
>Subject: FTE 97up - preserving paint
>Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 07:54:59 -0500
>
>The talk about the silver paint got me thinking about wax. Our truck is
>about three months old, and the wax is still holding up, but it won't be
>long before it needs a new coat. What type of wax do you guys use? I have
>tried several different kinds on my other cars, such as Turtle-wax, 2001,
>Kit. All gave a satisfactory finish, but none of them seem to last more
>than a month or so. I've heard good things about McGuire's (may not be the
>right spelling), but haven't tried it yet. This list is always full of
>great information, so I thought I'd get your opinions.
>
>Thanks to everyone who made suggestions about eliminating the noise from my
>front right wheel. I haven't been able to solve the problem, so I'm
>bringing it in to the dealer tomorrow. I'll let y'all know how it turns
>out.
>
>Regards,
>
>George
>
>
>1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
>1984 LTD Crown Victoria 302
>1999 F250 SD CC V10
>


_______________________________________________________________
Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.msn.com
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 08:08:18 -0500
From: "Strukel, Mike"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - preserving paint

I have tried just about every wax that is known to man.... or at least it
seems like it.
I am currently using a new wax called Zymol. It is easy to work with,
provides a great finish and seems to hold up very well. Mcguires is also
a very good wax, although they make numerous versions.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to wax. The amount of time that
the wax will hold up is proportional to the number of times the truck gets
washed. I wash my truck alot. In fact most of my neighbors think that I am
crazy (maybe right?) . So, I usually wax my truck about once a month or
so.

The cleaner that you use when washing your truck also has a bearing on wax
life. Dish soap is extremely tough on wax. Although alot of people use
dishsoap, I would not recommend it. Use a soap that is made for washing
cars. Most of these say that they will not remove wax.

Mike Strukel
99 SD SC V10, 2" lift, 35x12.50 BFG Mud Terrains


> -----Original Message-----
> From:George Rigney [SMTP:George.Rigney WSNelson.com]
> Sent:Friday, May 07, 1999 7:55 AM
> To:'97up-list ford-trucks.com'
> Subject:FTE 97up - preserving paint
>
> The talk about the silver paint got me thinking about wax. Our truck is
> about three months old, and the wax is still holding up, but it won't be
> long before it needs a new coat. What type of wax do you guys use? I
> have
> tried several different kinds on my other cars, such as Turtle-wax, 2001,
> Kit. All gave a satisfactory finish, but none of them seem to last more
> than a month or so. I've heard good things about McGuire's (may not be
> the
> right spelling), but haven't tried it yet. This list is always full of
> great information, so I thought I'd get your opinions.
>
> Thanks to everyone who made suggestions about eliminating the noise from
> my
> front right wheel. I haven't been able to solve the problem, so I'm
> bringing it in to the dealer tomorrow. I'll let y'all know how it turns
> out.
>
> Regards,
>
> George
>
>
> 1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
> 1984 LTD Crown Victoria 302
> 1999 F250 SD CC V10
>
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 08:38:07 -0500
From: "Jeff Schapker"
Subject: FTE 97up - Rear Differential Cover

Does anyone know if the 99 F-450 rear aluminum differential cover will fit
a 99 F-350 DRW axle. I think they are both Dana 80's.
Jeff



== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 10:11:06 -0400
From: "Kenneth J. Nagy"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - preserving paint

Owning a red/white 23' Wellcraft sport boat, I've dealt with the worst
conditions (salt water) and worst color, red(the pigments in red get eaten
up badly by the sun). I was recommended Liquid Glass. Having no luck with
anything else on the boat, I gave it a shot. Two applications, one week
apart, lasted an entire boating season. (May-September)in constant sun, and
exposure to salt air. I then used it on my dark blue 91' Explorer that I
bought used. It returned the faded paint back to it's deep, metallic color.
I've used it on a black pickup, and now my '96 mocha frost (gold) Explorer.
It comes as a liquid, and, though not abrasive, will remove tar, stains,
light scratches, oxidation...etc as you apply it. It doesn't leave that
powdery dust as some wax does.

AN application will last close to a year in harsh NJ weather. It is safe
for clear coats as well. I've just finished my wife's BMW, and definitely
brings out the color.

Cost is about $16 (some Sears stores carry it)and you apply it doing an area
about the size of a record album. You just keep rubbing in a vertical
motion back and forth as the liquid is still wet. Buff the excess, and
your'e done.

Just my personal experience. I haven't used anything else in the past 10
years because I'm totally satisfied with the Liquid Glass procedure.

Ken

- ----- Original Message -----
From: George Rigney
To:
Sent: Friday, May 07, 1999 8:54 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - preserving paint


> The talk about the silver paint got me thinking about wax. Our truck is
> about three months old, and the wax is still holding up, but it won't be
> long before it needs a new coat. What type of wax do you guys use? I
have
> tried several different kinds on my other cars, such as Turtle-wax, 2001,
> Kit. All gave a satisfactory finish, but none of them seem to last more
> than a month or so. I've heard good things about McGuire's (may not be
the
> right spelling), but haven't tried it yet. This list is always full of
> great information, so I thought I'd get your opinions.
>
> Thanks to everyone who made suggestions about eliminating the noise from
my
> front right wheel. I haven't been able to solve the problem, so I'm
> bringing it in to the dealer tomorrow. I'll let y'all know how it turns
> out.
>
> Regards,
>
> George
>
>
> 1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
> 1984 LTD Crown Victoria 302
> 1999 F250 SD CC V10
>
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 10:12:37 -0400
From: "Kenneth J. Nagy"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - preserving paint

Also, as a car wash, I use Dupont Old No. 7 (available in grocery stores in
a silver can) This combo of car wash and Liquid Glass work well together.

Ken


- ----- Original Message -----
From: George Rigney
To:
Sent: Friday, May 07, 1999 8:54 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - preserving paint


> The talk about the silver paint got me thinking about wax. Our truck is
> about three months old, and the wax is still holding up, but it won't be
> long before it needs a new coat. What type of wax do you guys use? I
have
> tried several different kinds on my other cars, such as Turtle-wax, 2001,
> Kit. All gave a satisfactory finish, but none of them seem to last more
> than a month or so. I've heard good things about McGuire's (may not be
the
> right spelling), but haven't tried it yet. This list is always full of
> great information, so I thought I'd get your opinions.
>
> Thanks to everyone who made suggestions about eliminating the noise from
my
> front right wheel. I haven't been able to solve the problem, so I'm
> bringing it in to the dealer tomorrow. I'll let y'all know how it turns
> out.
>
> Regards,
>
> George
>
>
> 1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
> 1984 LTD Crown Victoria 302
> 1999 F250 SD CC V10
>
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 07:43:31 PDT
From: "Scott Matus"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Rear Differential Cover

There is a company that sells for all Diffs Ford uses. Check the site:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mag-hytec.com/

They have a nice product and they are proud of it, it shows in their
pricing. I would ne willing to buy if you can arrange a discount for
multiple unit purchase.

Scott.
99 F350 PSD 6-Speed 4x4 lariat Crew cAB
________________________________________________
>From: "Jeff Schapker"
>Reply-To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>To:
>Subject: FTE 97up - Rear Differential Cover
>Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 08:38:07 -0500
>
>
> Does anyone know if the 99 F-450 rear aluminum differential cover will
>fit
>a 99 F-350 DRW axle. I think they are both Dana 80's.
>Jeff
>
>
>
>== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html


_______________________________________________________________
Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.msn.com
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 09:59:07 -0500
From: "Chris Patrick"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up -'99 lightning

does anyone have the ford "Lightning" order codes, complete with dealer
cost, retail, etc, including all ordering information etc etc. and all
options, packages etc, which are optional or required with this package?

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 12:03:55 -0500
From: "Don Marsee HOME"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - preserving paint

I just recently ordered a '99 F250 SD SC LWB V10. What kind of MPG are you
getting? Is there anything particular I should check before I drive it off
the lot when it gets here in a few weeks? This is my first real truck and
I'm looking for any advice.

Don,
Nashville, TN

- -----Original Message-----
From:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com] On Behalf Of Strukel, Mike
Sent:Friday, May 07, 1999 8:08 AM
To:'97up-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject:RE: FTE 97up - preserving paint

I have tried just about every wax that is known to man.... or at least it
seems like it.
I am currently using a new wax called Zymol. It is easy to work with,
provides a great finish and seems to hold up very well. Mcguires is also
a very good wax, although they make numerous versions.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to wax. The amount of time that
the wax will hold up is proportional to the number of times the truck gets
washed. I wash my truck alot. In fact most of my neighbors think that I am
crazy (maybe right?) . So, I usually wax my truck about once a month or
so.

The cleaner that you use when washing your truck also has a bearing on wax
life. Dish soap is extremely tough on wax. Although alot of people use
dishsoap, I would not recommend it. Use a soap that is made for washing
cars. Most of these say that they will not remove wax.

Mike Strukel
99 SD SC V10, 2" lift, 35x12.50 BFG Mud Terrains


== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 10:27:50 PDT
From: "Scott Matus"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - preserving paint

Check the following:
* The Door Seals are on the bottom of Every Door.
* Spacers on the front springs should be removed.
* The floor mats are inside the truck.
* Trailer tow relays and harness in glove box.

I have a diesel so I cannot tell you about MPG.

Scott.


>From: "Don Marsee HOME"
>Reply-To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>To:
>Subject: RE: FTE 97up - preserving paint
>Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 12:03:55 -0500
>
>I just recently ordered a '99 F250 SD SC LWB V10. What kind of MPG are you
>getting? Is there anything particular I should check before I drive it off
>the lot when it gets here in a few weeks? This is my first real truck and
>I'm looking for any advice.
>
>Don,
>Nashville, TN
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com
>[mailto:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com] On Behalf Of Strukel, Mike
>Sent:Friday, May 07, 1999 8:08 AM
>To:'97up-list ford-trucks.com'
>Subject:RE: FTE 97up - preserving paint
>
>I have tried just about every wax that is known to man.... or at least it
>seems like it.
>I am currently using a new wax called Zymol. It is easy to work with,
>provides a great finish and seems to hold up very well. Mcguires is also
>a very good wax, although they make numerous versions.
>
>One thing to keep in mind when it comes to wax. The amount of time that
>the wax will hold up is proportional to the number of times the truck gets
>washed. I wash my truck alot. In fact most of my neighbors think that I
>am
>crazy (maybe right?) . So, I usually wax my truck about once a month
>or
>so.
>
>The cleaner that you use when washing your truck also has a bearing on wax
>life. Dish soap is extremely tough on wax. Although alot of people use
>dishsoap, I would not recommend it. Use a soap that is made for washing
>cars. Most of these say that they will not remove wax.
>
>Mike Strukel
>99 SD SC V10, 2" lift, 35x12.50 BFG Mud Terrains
>
>
>== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
>


_______________________________________________________________
Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.msn.com
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 15:03:33 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F-Series.

Nothing on the Vans yet, I'm getting the ordering guides today so I should
know more about 2000 model year changes on certain vehicles.

Nathan

- -----Original Message-----
From: Shane
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F-Series.


>How about the 2000 Vans. I'm going to order a E-350 PSD and heard they're
not
>taking orders on '99's anymore.
>
>Thanks,
>Shane Gibreal
>
>Union Auto wrote:
>
>> First I apologize for not answering questions, but my computer crashed
and I
>> have to use someone else's until it gets fixed.
>>
>> I was playing on the Ford ordering computer today and orders for 2000
>> F-Series can now be placed. We have not gotten ordering guides yet, but
I
>> did some playing to see what changes there are. The Super Duty's look to
be
>> about the same except there is going to be a telescoping trailer tow
mirror
>> option and some color changes, (Island Blue, and Harvest Gold). F-Series
LD
>> look to be getting a overhead console on XLT and Lariat and I saw the
color
>> Chestnut is going to be available. There still aren't any prices and
>> vehicles are still 4 months (maybe 5) off. But this gives a slight idea
of
>> changes.
>>
>> Nathan Bernard
>> Union Auto, Inc.
>>
>> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
>
>== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 17:17:46 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: FTE 97up - 2000 Expedition

I got ordering guides today for some vehicle lines.

2000 Expedition Major Product changes

Model/Series Availability
improved feature packaging
unique body style coding
Easy to remember option groups

Exterior changes
Colors added
Estate Green (ST)
Colors Deleted
Spruce Green
Freshened running boards
hidden antenna
heated signal mirrors on Eddie

Interior changes
Colors added
medium parchment
Colors deleted
Medium prarie tan
3rd row FLIP/FOLD/STOW bench with roller system

Functional changes

AM/FM single CD system
new power heated signal mirror with memory function
17" tires available on 4x2
Electrochromic inside mirror
improved center console.
2nd row leather captains chairs available on Eddie Bauer (late availability)
Beltminder (late availability)
Standard Power Pedal system

Content Changes

- --new standard features on Eddie Bauer--
Power signal heated mirror with memory
17" cast aluminum wheels
electrochromic auto dim mirror
Memory feature- Driver seat, Outside mirrors, and adjustable pedals

Options added
XLT premium sport group
New reverse sensing system (late availability)
New Front side airbags (late availability)
Moonroof (now available on XLT)


The 2000's won't be available for a while, but these are the changes . I'll
get more vehicle lines posted in the next few days.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.


== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 19:30:57 -0700
From: "Matt Bailey"
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: F-150 Lift Kit

Black Diamond 4" lift for 97+ Ford F-150 is currently not shipping. They are
redesigning the lift kit, changing the center link and adding a new steering
knuckle/spindle assy. When the kit is complete (Aug. 99) it will indeed be
of the highest quality. Check out Tarheel 4wd add in any 4x4 magazine.

Mattb

99 SD SC LB V-10 XLT


- ----- Original Message -----
From:
To:
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 3:08 AM


> I have recently been looking at lifts and I saw the Warn (through the....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.