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97up-list-digest Saturday, July 3 1999 Volume 02 : Number 177



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - part numbers for missing door weatherstripping
FTE 97up - bedliner debate
Re: FTE 97up - Bedliners -Reply -Reply
Re: FTE 97up - bedliner debate
Re: FTE 97up - Bedliners -Reply -Reply

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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 11:00:40 PDT
From: Greg Knust
Subject: FTE 97up - part numbers for missing door weatherstripping

Does anyone know the part numbers for the door seal (front and rear)
that my truck didn't come with, because it has the cab steps, on my
F-350 lariat super cab? I've seen several different numbers and don't want
to get the wrong thing. Thanks!



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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 16:28:54 -0400
From: "Pete Elliott"
Subject: FTE 97up - bedliner debate

You guys have proven a point that I have believed for a long time -- no
vehicle is as useful as an old vehicle. Then you don't worry about little
scratch and dent silliness.

Me, I run a rubber mat to keep things from sliding, and a soft tonneau cover
to help fuel economy and to cover the mess. No worries!

- -Pete

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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 16:51:24 -0400
From: GEORGE CROLL
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Bedliners -Reply -Reply

George Croll
EPA-OAR-ARD
(202)564-0162

>>> Jett Rink 07/02/99 01:30am >>>
If a drop in liner
is fairly rigid, how will it "take the punch" without transferring shock to
the bed? Look in a physics textbook for the answer

All right lets explain the obvious from a Physics point of view.

Step 1. Drop heavy object into bed of truck. Physisc book says, Force = mass X acceleration.
So the force on the bed is the weight of the object x the gravitational accelaration.

Step 2. force of falling object hits either bedliner or Rhino lined bed. Physics book says, Stress = Force/Area
the force is transmitted to truck bed through contact area between object and truck bed. Metals deform (dent)
because of stress which is a function of area. Note that smaller area results in larger stress.

Step 3. If stress is too great the bed bends or the liner bends. Note that bending deformation results in dissapation
of the force of the object hitting the bed. In most cases where a large force is exerted over a small area (corner of
heavy metal object hits bed first) the drop in bedliner acts to absord the energy of the impact in two ways. First the
bedliner deforms under the stress and second the drop in bedliner acts to spread the load over a larger area of the
bed. both of these actions decrease the likelihood of the metal in the bed reaching a critical stress level whch would
cause it to deform. While a spray on liner will act to absorb some of an impact it will not have the ability to deform to
nearly the extent a drop inliner would and it will not spread the load to any significant manner at all. therefor the
Physics approach leads us to the undeniable conclusion that a drop in liner would definitly protect a bed from dents
better than a spray on liner.

You asked for it and you got it.



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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 19:53:55 -0700
From: Gene Ball
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - bedliner debate

DITTO !!!!!!!!!!!

Pete Elliott wrote:

> You guys have proven a point that I have believed for a long time -- no
> vehicle is as useful as an old vehicle. Then you don't worry about little
> scratch and dent silliness.
>
> Me, I run a rubber mat to keep things from sliding, and a soft tonneau cover
> to help fuel economy and to cover the mess. No worries!
>
> -Pete
>
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 19:44:36 PDT
From: Frank Spor
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Bedliners -Reply -Reply

A sheet of three quarter inch plywood is therefore the best bedliner, and is
only $20 - $25 at the lumber yard.

OH i forgot these trucks never go there.

Forget facts George, these people want bigger, faster, most noise, highest
cost.

Frank


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load to any significant manner at all. therefor the
>Physics approach leads us to the undeniable conclusion that a drop in liner
>would definitly protect a bed from dents
>better than a spray on liner.
>
>You asked for it and you got it.
>
>
>
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