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pre61-list Digest Mon, 21 Feb 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 012

In This Issue:
Re: : Sway Bar Questions
Best Way To Paint
Re: Best Way To Paint
Re: Front Suspension
56 Windshield Trim
Re: Carbs
running boards
Re: 56 Windshield Trim
Cab Paint
Re: Cab Paint
Re: 56 Windshield Trim
Re: Cab Paint
Re: running boards
Re: Front Suspension
Re: Best Way To Paint
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From: "Terry" ticnet.com>
Subject: Re: : Sway Bar Questions
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 13:25:30 -0600

The builder
welded the spring hangers directly under the frame, and staggered the
rear shocks.

PS: I know I can move my springs, etc, etc. etc. but obviously I don't
want to do any of that.

Did you think that you may kill two birds with one stone if you move the
springs back to the right location?


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Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 11:53:18 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott yahoo.com>
Subject: Best Way To Paint

We are getting close to painting our 52 and we are wondering the best
way to paint it. Should we paint everything then put it together?
Should we put the truck together and then paint it? I've also heard of
loosely assembling the truck then painting it. I was wondering what
you guys have found works the best. Also, we have fiberglass rear
fenders. I remember something about you have to get the glossy look
off them because it's a gell or something???
Scott
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From: "Tim Mortimore" evergo.net>
Subject: Re: Best Way To Paint
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 11:59:41 -0000

put it together before you paint. make sure everything fits. then take it
apart and paint.

make sure everything is thoroughly prepped, the 'fix' for most paint screw
ups is "strip and refinish"....

i'm assuming you are attempting to do a really good job. if it is just a
'make it blue' type of job, put it together and paint it.

that's my two cents.

tim in seattle
58 panel


----- Original Message -----
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Subject: [pre61-list] Best Way To Paint


> We are getting close to painting our 52 and we are wondering the best
> way to paint it. Should we paint everything then put it together?
> Should we put the truck together and then paint it? I've also heard of
> loosely assembling the truck then painting it. I was wondering what
> you guys have found works the best. Also, we have fiberglass rear
> fenders. I remember something about you have to get the glossy look
> off them because it's a gell or something???
> Scott
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From: "Whiteman, Bob" kochind.com>
Subject: Re: Front Suspension
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 14:38:43 -0600

I used the Gibbons kit on my '53. It was an easy bolt on, I think I
only had to drill about 8 holes (6 of them were for the rear cross member).
The biggest pain was cleaning up the torsion bar sockets and welding them
into place. The things I didn't do they suggested were removing the
original crossmember the transmission rode on, and use their template for
notching the frame to allow the gear box to bolt up (theirs removed too much
material for my taste). While I'm not running a bib block in mine, the guy
at church who recommended it is running a 454 with headers without any
trouble.
Bob

> From: "Sean Wilkinson" hotmail.com>
> Subject: Front Suspension
> Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 15:43:56 GMT
>
> I am considering installing the front suspension from a large Mopar car
> ('72
> Town & Country Wagon). The crossmember comes from a company called Gibbons
>
> Fiberglass. I have thought about this install as I will be installing a
> big
> block engine. Has anyone used their product? Any thoughts on this would be
>
> great.
>
> Sean
> '55 F-100
> ______________________________________________________
>


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From: "Lori" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: 56 Windshield Trim
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 14:26:01 -0700


Does anyone have a reliable source for the front window trim (I'm told it's stainless steel) for a 56 F-100?
Lori
429Effie



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From: NACatin aol.com
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 17:18:21 EST
Subject: Re: Carbs

Looking for spec and, etc., for the carb on a 58,292 V8. Also need a
rebuilding shop in New England area - CT region. Did the orig. 292 have the
throttle attachment?
Regards,
Nick

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Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 14:25:43 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott yahoo.com>
Subject: running boards

Oh yea, what is the best thing to do with the running boards? They are
(now) in really good condition. The truck is going to be driven every
day in the summer. Should we powder coat them? I have heard that the
UV rays can damage the finnish?? Or do we paint them, but what about
scratches? We don't really want to go with step plates either. Has
anyone powder coated their running boards or have any really good
ideas?
Scott
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From: "DCCC" pacinfo.com>
Subject: Re: 56 Windshield Trim
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 16:17:45 -0800

I'm looking for the back glass window trim for the big wrap around window
David
56 longbed

-From: Lori worldnet.att.net>
: Monday, February 21, 2000 1:25 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] 56 Windshield Trim

>Does anyone have a reliable source for the front window trim (I'm told it's
stainless steel) for a 56 F-100?
>Lori



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From: AMorgan351 aol.com
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 22:05:33 EST
Subject: Cab Paint

E:

Don't know what your other color was, but Colonial White was used in a lot of
two-tone custom cab color schemes. My 57 has it reversed, with blue on the
cab top and rear,and below the styling line. Just makes it look nice. Is
yours a full custom cab?
- two visors,
- driver side door key
- driver side door pull

Al - No Name 57


>
> What did the colonial white paint on the top and the rear of the cab mean?
>
> E. O'Daniel
> IDAHO!
>

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From: "david" prodigy.net>
Subject: Re: Cab Paint
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 22:31:01 -0000

this is the only way i know to reach everyone at once,so here goes.the power
steering box and dash cluster for a 56 are sold.I can't believe the response
i've gotten.sure wish i'd asked more for it now..............scatpack
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 3:05 AM
Subject: [pre61-list] Cab Paint


> E:
>
> Don't know what your other color was, but Colonial White was used in a lot
of
> two-tone custom cab color schemes. My 57 has it reversed, with blue on
the
> cab top and rear,and below the styling line. Just makes it look nice. Is
> yours a full custom cab?
> - two visors,
> - driver side door key
> - driver side door pull
>
> Al - No Name 57
>
>
> >
> > What did the colonial white paint on the top and the rear of the cab
mean?
> >
> > E. O'Daniel
> > IDAHO!
> >
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From: NACatin aol.com
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 22:34:45 EST
Subject: Re: 56 Windshield Trim

David
I have the entire rear window w/ the trim in place. If your interested
please email me off line and I'll give you the details.
Nick
nacatin aol.com

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From: NACatin aol.com
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 22:47:57 EST
Subject: Re: Cab Paint

I have a standard -behind the seat- gas tank from a "51 F series pick with
the sending unit for sale. Any interest?
Regards & thanks,

Nick

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Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 20:54:46 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: running boards

I had mine chromed. It's durable but it will scuff after few years...

Ray C
--

On Mon, 21 Feb 2000 14:25:43 Scott wrote:
>Oh yea, what is the best thing to do with the running boards? They are
>(now) in really good condition. The truck is going to be driven every
>day in the summer. Should we powder coat them? I have heard that the
>UV rays can damage the finnish?? Or do we paint them, but what about
>scratches? We don't really want to go with step plates either. Has
>anyone powder coated their running boards or have any really good
>ideas?
>Scott
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From: "Joe Joachims" qosi.net>
Subject: Re: Front Suspension
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 21:20:39 -0800

I installed a 78 Cordoba front end with the Gibbons kit on my 55 F-100. Was
a bolt up installation (No Welding needed). I am very happy with the Front
end . Drives and rides really nice..Only thing you have to be careful of is
getting the torsion bars set properly or they won't load up. Just follow
the instruction...
You can adjust the higth of your trk by adjusting the screw on the torsion
bars. (4" off the ground to 9" off the ground) Hope this helps. I'm running
a 390 eng. in my 55.

Joe
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From: "Sean Wilkinson" hotmail.com>
To: ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 7:43 AM
Subject: [pre61-list] Front Suspension


> I am considering installing the front suspension from a large Mopar car
('72
> Town & Country Wagon). The crossmember comes from a company called Gibbons
> Fiberglass. I have thought about this install as I will be installing a
big
> block engine. Has anyone used their product? Any thoughts on this would be
> great.
>
> Sean
> '55 F-100
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From: "O'Connell, Dennis M" pge.com>
Subject: Re: Best Way To Paint
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 07:18:56 -0800

Scott, I agree with Tim. I painted my 55 in my garage at my house(twice)
The first time I took it all apart and painted the pieces separately. Then
put it together. Second time didn't change color so painted some parts
loosely fitted to the truck. On the wide fenders just treat them like the
other parts of the car, and prep accordingly. Mine needed a lot of block
sanding to get them smooth. They may look smooth with the gel coat, but you
put a nice shiny paint job on and you won't be happy. If you want to see
how they look when done Ken just put my truck out on the website, the red
55F100.

If you have any more questions you can mail me offline at DMO1pge.com

Dennis
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> From: Scott[SMTP:wm_69yahoo.com]
> Reply To: pre61-listford-trucks.com
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 11:53 AM
> To: Pre 60 List
> Subject: [pre61-list] Best Way To Paint
>
> We are getting close to painting our 52 and we are wondering the best
> way to paint it. Should we paint everything then put it together?
> Should we put the truck together and then paint it? I've also heard of
> loosely assembling the truck then painting it. I was wondering what
> you guys have found works the best. Also, we have fiberglass rear
> fenders. I remember something about you have to get the glossy look
> off them because it's a gell or something???
> Scott
> __________________________________________________
>

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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 07:43:04 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Searchable mailing list archives now online!

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