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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 03:50:19 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #82
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fordtrucks-digest Thursday, December 18 1997 Volume 01 : Number 082



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In this issue:

RE: fordtrucks-digest V1 #73 [Wesley Ashworth ]
Re: RE: fordtrucks-digest V1 #73 [ILL COM 56 ]
ADMIN: Ranger/Bronco 2/Explorer list vote [Ken Payne
RE: fordtrucks-digest V1 #73 [Ken Payne ]
Re: moving the old ones ["Goodwrench" ]

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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 15:27:38 -0600
From: Wesley Ashworth
Subject: RE: fordtrucks-digest V1 #73

Hey All, I've got to move an antique car that's inoperable this weekend.
It's been in a barn for 10 yrs. Any suggestions as to the best way to do
this? May be rent a trailor, or just put new tires on and tow it?

Thanks, Wesley

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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 16:54:38 EST
From: ILL COM 56
Subject: Re: RE: fordtrucks-digest V1 #73

Rent a trailer Wesley. I would take no chances on an antique. Hey heres a
thought. Offer um some money and haul it right to your garage!!

ILLCOM56

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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 20:26:48 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Ranger/Bronco 2/Explorer list vote

The web site vote is complete.

Issue: Should we form a 4th list for Ranger/Explorer/Bronco 2
owners?

Yes No Don't Care
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39 10 1

New list will be up sometime around the middle of next week.
Here we grow again! BTW, we've had over 20,000 visitors to
the site in the past 4 weeks.

If you have any issues or items, bring it to my attention
(kpayne mindspring.com). If its feasible, economical and
has a possible audience it may end up on the voting page.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin

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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 20:29:59 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: RE: fordtrucks-digest V1 #73

At 03:27 PM 12/17/97 -0600, you wrote:
>
>
>Hey All, I've got to move an antique car that's inoperable this weekend.
> It's been in a barn for 10 yrs. Any suggestions as to the best way to do
>this? May be rent a trailor, or just put new tires on and tow it?
>
>Thanks, Wesley
>

U-haul rents a trailer which holds just the front wheels. Cheap
and effective.

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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 16:51:19 -0600
From: "Goodwrench"
Subject: Re: moving the old ones

Some random thoughts:
Towing with a rope or chain is a big hassle and fairly dangerous. This
requires functioning brakes and someone foolish enough to ride in the towed
vehicle.
Some folks will slip the tow chain through a piece of pipe so the person
foolish enough to ride in the towed vehicle doesn't have to be quite as
sharp with the brakes.
If you have to flat tow, use a tow bar. This helps with the braking and
the steering aspects. UHaul type places will rent you a generic clamp-on
type. If you have to go any distance over the road, they will also rent you
a set of magnetic lights to place on the back of the towed vehicle and hook
up to the tow vehicle if it is wired for running trailer lights.
I have an old '40 Ford bumper that I've permanently mounted tabs for my
tow bar on. Used to just move the whole bumper between vehicles, but I
wouldn't think of using it since I got my trailer.
If you do have to flat tow for a short distance, you need to think about
more than the tires. I always took along a bottle of 90W gear lube and a
tub of wheel bearing grease. You really ought to pack the front spindle
bearings and make sure the rear has enough decent lube.
I agree with ILL COM 56... Rent or borrow a trailer. Speaking of
borrowing trailers, one of the many advantages of my gooseneck is that far
fewer folks are equiped to ask to borrow it.
In the end, trailering is really the most sensible option. I haven't
figured out a winch arrangement yet, so I just use a regular come-along to
get the vehicle up the trailer ramps. Make sure you have some way to get
the vehicle up on the trailer when you show up to get it. Be careful, and
use good tie downs.

Goodwrench
goodwrench easy.com
Check out Goodwrench's CyberRanch
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.easy.com/goodwrench/

- -----Original Message-----
From: Wesley Ashworth
To: 'fordtrucks ListService.net'
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 1997 3:36 PM
>
>Hey All, I've got to move an antique car that's inoperable this weekend.
> It's been in a barn for 10 yrs. Any suggestions as to the best way to do
>this? May be rent a trailor, or just put new tires on and tow it?
>
>Thanks, Wesley

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