fordtrucks-digest Sunday, November 16 1997 Volume 01 : Number 051
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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Joe Kummer Auto Sales
5849 190th st. East
Well, I made it down there on friday. I didn't have alot
of time but talked to Joe and walked through his yard.
A good selection of 60 and up trucks, a few 50's and older
I did spot a good crome grill off a 59. Most of the older stuff
is picked through, although he admits he has pulled alot of parts off
himself, so you need to ask. A good slection of cars, alot of t-birds.
Like I said, I did'nt have alot of time and I was'nt dressed for a junk-yard
and it was snowing.
If your in the area stop by, I plan on going back when I have more time
and its Warm outside.
I'm not sure if this is the way to get a question online, but here goes.
I have a '57 F-100. Parts are very hard to find. I am now trying to merge a
'59 or '60 model front fender with the front corner of my old one (the
I would like to put an IFS, power disc brakes (all around?), a V8 and auto
trans, and maybe even A/C in the future. My question is: Why can't I use late
70's to middle 80's Ford midsize and full size car or truck IFS's? I would
like to use Ford parts and not GM (Camaro or Firebird) front clips. Nobody
makes a Mustang II conversion IFS that will fit my truck. I will use a Ford
I have a chance to purchase an 85 LTD with a 400 cid V8 and AOD. I hope the
front end, brakes, and fuel cell will make the change as well. Does anybody
Thanks for any help,
Glenn C. Gipson (also a '57 model!)
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 17:10:45 -0500
From: Jan Cruser
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #50
Jan Cruser wrote:
Read your post and just want to jump in here and tell you about Hubby's
new toy. I've posted to this list before, but in case you missed it,
here goes one more time.
I don't know if it will help you at all, but his truck is just
awesome. He bought it from a older man who owned a body shop and took
two years to build it. Anyway - it is a 48 Ford F-1 pickup sitting on a
1979 Jeep Cherokee Chassis. The Ford body is NOT modified; and the man
told hubby that the Ford mounted right to the Jeep chassis with only a
couple of hole modifications. He took the Jeep interior, leather bucket
seats and door panels and fitted them in the truck. Also used the air
conditioning and steering column. It is a 4-wheel drive, so it sits up
high and rides JUST LIKE A CAR. Well, actually it is a car, it just
looks like an old truck.
This might not apply to you and your current truck, but might give you
some food for thought for future trucks on this cold November day.
RJC988 aol.com wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is the way to get a question online, but here goes.
> I have a '57 F-100. Parts are very hard to find. I am now trying to merge a
> '59 or '60 model front fender with the front corner of my old one (the
> parking lamp!!!).
> I would like to put an IFS, power disc brakes (all around?), a V8 and auto
> trans, and maybe even A/C in the future. My question is: Why can't I use late
> 70's to middle 80's Ford midsize and full size car or truck IFS's? I would
> like to use Ford parts and not GM (Camaro or Firebird) front clips. Nobody
> makes a Mustang II conversion IFS that will fit my truck. I will use a Ford
> I have a chance to purchase an 85 LTD with a 400 cid V8 and AOD. I hope the
> front end, brakes, and fuel cell will make the change as well. Does anybody
> Thanks for any help,
> Glenn C. Gipson (also a '57 model!)
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Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 17:18:06 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Please read...
Please read this message, it has a lot more content than just
window sticker information.
1. Item One - Window stickers
In an effort to break even with the window stickers....
To those who don't know or have forgotten:
Ford Truck Enthusiasts has static cling window stickers. Show
your Ford pride or give one (or two!) as a great stocking stuffer.
These bumper sticker sized stickers apply and remove easily and
Stickers are clear with white lettering, preview is on the web
site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/sticker.html (site is currently
down for upgrades and should be back up tonight or tomorrow).
One $ 3.50
Two $ 6.75
Four or More $ 3.00 ea
P.O. Box 422
Lilburn, GA 30048
The PO box is checked twice weekly so you'll usually have your
sticker(s) in hand in about a week. All proceeds (after we
break even!) go to fund our web site and email lists.
2. Item Two - T-Shirts
Currently working on a T-shirt design, due this spring. This
will be a full color print, emphasizing Ford Trucks first,
with our site address/logo secondary. Design will most likely
have photos of Ford trucks from every major group (53-56, 57-60,
3. Item Three - Events
We hope to organize an event for the Southeast (possibly
at the F100 Nationals in Pigeon Forge) and get others involved
in organizing events in their regions.
4. Item Four - Web sites
If I can get another advertiser I hope to expand our web service
so I can offer free/cheap (cost) web sites to members who currently
host Ford truck sites. Your site would be:
When the web service is updated I'll be able to offer email
addresses (yourname ford-trucks.com).
5. Item Five - Web site updates
December 1st (if I experience no delays) the web site will have
a huge upgrade. Hopefully it will blow everyone's socks off.
Its undergoing testing right now on a server I've set up in the home.
Wish I could tell you more but I may have to drop features due
to technical reasons. One this is certain: nightly live chat.
6. Item Six - New mailing lists
Voting for a Bronco 2/Explorer/Ranger list will begin one day after
the web site update (Dec. 2 or later) with a voting form on the
web site. Voting results will be updated live. Additionally,
another list is a possibility. I have to set up a poll to see if
there's enough support.
7. Item Seven - Upcoming Anniversary
Mid-January will be our first anniversary. If anyone has ideas
about how to celebrate it, please post them.
As you can see, I've been busy! My wife has taken a lot of the list
administration load for me so I've been able to participate more and
work on the site. Many of these items may take a long time to complete
and nothing is carved in stone.
Send feed-back if you want. Unless you feel it affects the lists,
please send your comments to me privately (kpayne mindspring.com).
Any public response to this posting should be edited to contain only
the parts of my message which you are responding to. Its a large
message and I don't want to force too many digests.
Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 17:11:39 -0800
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: F1 Power Steering
I wrote several months ago that I would update the list on my installation
of ram power steering. Well, today I finally got it working. I used the
kit from Sacramento Vintage (which I think is actually made by So Cal
Pickups). It's a nice kit, using all Ford parts, and costs around $600.
The directions that come with the kit are virtually useless. They are
poorly written, and are for installation on a Chevy. Luckily it's easy to
figure out what goes where. The kit bolted on in about an hour. The
headache with this project (there's always at least one big headache in any
project) was the high pressure hose. They give you a hose with no fitting
installed to attach it to the pump. What they give you instead is a
fitting you kind of screw together. I thought I had it on right until it
exploded under pressure. I didn't waste anymore time with that--I went and
got a hose from a 66 Mustang and that worked out perfectly. The difference
in steering ease is unbelievable. I went from using every bit of strength
to turn the wheel to using 1 finger. I haven't had it on the road yet
because it started to rain just as I was finishing up, but it moves pretty
good in the driveway. If you want power seering, but don't want to convert
to IFS, I think this is the way to go.
1992 Ford Mustang LX
1950 Ford F1, 351C-2V
Check out my F1 page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.GeoCities.com/MotorCity/3623
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 12:23:58 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: Domestic Special Order
Does anyone out there have the capability of telling me what the code
Has anyone ever tried contacting Ford to trace an old truck?
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