fordtrucks-digest Saturday, December 27 1997 Volume 01 : Number 091
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:
'54 F-100 ["Earl T. Ingram, IV" ]
posting ["Donadio, Paul J." ]
Re: '54 F-100 [Gary Haselbusch ]
ADMIN: Street Classics [Ken Payne ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #88 [RJC988 ]
guilty, lighter side, anniversary, free web space. [Ken Payne
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 06:42:37 -0500
From: "Earl T. Ingram, IV"
Subject: '54 F-100
Hello. I just joined the list. I am considering buying a 1954 F-100. I
was wondering if someone on the list could help me with a few questions.
First, was a 4x4 F-100 produced that year? What engine combination was
avialable? A flathead is installed, and I thought 1953 was the last year
for the flathead. It is possible that a mistake was made somewhere in
titling the truck. Is there any way of determining the origin of this truck
by tracing the VIN? If so, where do I start?
The truck that I am considering has a nearly perfect body, and very little
rust (just a little in the corner of the floorboard). However, it has a
late-model (70's) grille, cedar running boards and tail gate. I would like
to return the truck to "original" condition. Are the parts going to be hard
Any information is greatly appreciated. I love the look of the fat-fendered
Ford Trucks. I really want this truck, but I don't know if its worth the
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 09:01:58 EST
From: "Donadio, Paul J."
I am in need of several parts for my 1959 F-100 custom cab:
Horn ring: 3-spoke design; 2/3 closed circle
Arm rest: driver's side
Heater lever control: slide lever and cable for
Thanks, Paul JZ77 maristb.marist.edu
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 11:31:10 -0800
From: Gary Haselbusch
Subject: Re: '54 F-100
Earl T. Ingram, IV wrote:
> Hello. I just joined the list. I am considering buying a 1954 F-100. I
> was wondering if someone on the list could help me with a few questions.
> First, was a 4x4 F-100 produced that year? What engine combination was
> avialable? A flathead is installed, and I thought 1953 was the last year
> for the flathead. It is possible that a mistake was made somewhere in
> titling the truck. Is there any way of determining the origin of this truck
> by tracing the VIN? If so, where do I start?
> The truck that I am considering has a nearly perfect body, and very little
> rust (just a little in the corner of the floorboard). However, it has a
> late-model (70's) grille, cedar running boards and tail gate. I would like
> to return the truck to "original" condition. Are the parts going to be hard
> to find?
> Any information is greatly appreciated. I love the look of the fat-fendered
> Ford Trucks. I really want this truck, but I don't know if its worth the
> Thanks again
> eingram richmond.infi.net
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HI Earl, Send me the VIN # and I can translate it for you. I have a '54
I'm just about done with. I'll also check on the 4X4, I'm not sure. Gary
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 14:43:57 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Street Classics
Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts:
We have another new advertiser on our web site. As we've done
for our other advertisers we're going to make a brief announcement
for 2 days. This is our way of saying thanks to them for helping
us to expand our services to everyone here. Please show your
appreciation to them for helping to support the web site and lists
by checking out their site:
(This is an "anchor" page that will forward you to theirs)
Street Classics carries thousands of Obsolete and Hard-To-Find
Genuine FORD and LINCOLN/MERCURY parts and accessories for your
FOMOCO vehicles from 1950-1997.
Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...
Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 23:47:40 EST
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #88
In a message dated 97-12-24 05:54:37 EST, you write:
Subject: '59 F100 - to buy or not to buy?
I just joined this list, and I'm thinking about buying a '59 F100. Since
my experience with cars is limited to a '76 GMC and a Volvo, I would like
to get some expert advice regarding Fords, specifically '59 F100's. The
truck I am interested in is a V8 292 with a three speed, column shift. It
doesn't have power steering or brakes, but I drove it a little, and it
runs *very* well. It has been parked for the past fifteen years, because
the previous owner was going to restore it, but lost interest. It seems to
be completely stock, and I'd like to know if there's anything specific to
this kind of truck that I should know. Also, I'd like to know how
easy it is to get parts for this kind of truck: stuff like brake shoes,
U.J.s, oil filters, and other important things that will need to be
My name is Glenn. I have a 57 F-100 in Memphis. The priniciple reason I bought
it is that this truck rolled off the assembly line about 2 months before I
Having said that, I must say this. Mine runs, steers, and stops very good. I
do like the lines of these "shoebox" trucks (not to mention they are
infinitely cheaper than the 56 and earlier trucks). I have only seen 2 in the
Memphis area from this era (neither 57s). I'm not sure about how many may be
in "bone" yards in my area much less yours. But aftermarket parts are very
scarce. Nobody makes ready-to-fit parts for upgrading the brakes, steering, or
interiors to newer and more adequate ones. I have only found a few that carry
any body parts, only a rear cab rust-out section and a rear front fender rust-
out secton - neither of which I needed!
I see you have been answered already by someone. Their recomendations are
good, I would only add LMC Truck (1-800-22-5664 the catalog is free too!). I
would echo as well an answer that I read in Classic Trucks magazine "Any old
truck is worth rebuilding." I also read where this era F-100's are gaining in
numbers - the aftermarket will not be far behind. And remember - "anyone can
do it the easy way!"
I love the Scripture quote as well - its my son's high school "anthem" verse -
Glenn in Memphis!!!
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 00:24:57 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: guilty, lighter side, anniversary, free web space.
I was just going through some old clipart used for the web site
and found a banner that some pages have used to link to us. Its
a graphic with a 1997 F150 on the left and a 1956 F100 on the
right with text in the middle.
I made this banner months ago, before I cleaned the web site of
all pictures which I could not verify the source. This banner
has one of those pictures. I'm trying to keep my side of the
street clean so I need to ask anyone who is using to the banner
to consider removing it temporarily. I'm going to replace the
picture with one I've taken myself. The new banner should be
ready by next weekend.
On a lighter note, the small truck list is up and running. To
those who have not received mail from it yet want to be on it
point your browser to the web site and following the mailing
lists button. There is an on-line subscribe form.
2nd week in January will be our 1st year anniversary. I would
like to invite everyone to join Peggy and I on the chat page of
the web site on Sunday, January 18th from 8pm Eastern time to
10pm Eastern time to chat with each other as a "net party" to
celebrate. Bring your memories, especially the members who were
here early on (remember the great Slick 50 flame war?). I'll
keep everyone posted and we'll find out how robust our Java chat
is then! I hope to get some stories and memories to add to our
Oh, Those of you who remember the story about the woman who cut
me off and claimed I rammed her.... her insurance company has
decided to honor my claim.
Free web space
I've secured another domain! www.fordtrucks.com (as opposed to
www.ford-trucks.com) has been secured. This is the site that
somebody offered to sell to be for $100,000! He let it lapse
and I snatched it up the day it lapsed.
Our current address will remain our home so the window stickers
will not become obsolete. In the past I've made several
statements about increasing our services as our advertising
income allowed. This is one of those services. We announced
another advertiser today and another will be announced next week.
What is the free service? On a first come first serve basis I
will be giving away small amounts of web space based off the
www.fordtrucks.com domain. As long as the theme is based on
Ford trucks and is not a commercial page it qualifies. It should
be limited in size so we can give away as many free pages as
possible. You can have as many pages for your site as you want
as long as all the clipart and html pages come in under 300k total.
In the future this size may increase. Check out a shareware
program call Animagic GIF which reduces the size of GIF files by
40% or more.
Page addresses will look like: www.fordtrucks.com/yoursitename
Once your site is functional you are welcome to register it
with search engines. Until I work out security issues I will
have to upload the site for you (just zip it and send it to me
after verifying that it works).
This is a trial run and I don't know how much of my time this is
going to take. Consider that when asking for a page that I may
change my mind. If I do reconsider, I will give everyone plenty
of warning and a forwarding page in place of your site.
The only catch: you provide a link to www.ford-trucks.com
In turn, we will provide a link to your site.... everyone wins.
www.fordtrucks.com should come on line within the next few
days. Email me with your page idea, including any current
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