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fordtrucks-digest Thursday, January 1 1998 Volume 01 : Number 096



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In this issue:

Wheel base & vital statistics [mulberry ipa.net (H. R. Stribling, Jr. & M]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #93 [Pea Soup A ]
Tires [Mike Chalenburg ]
Andy Montebello [Dan Wentz ]
Re: Wheel base & vital statistics [Scott Sheldrake ]
Re: Tires [Scott Sheldrake ]
ADMIN: Street Classics [Ken Payne ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #95 [JSanc82344 ]
buying a truck long distance? [Don Grossman ]

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 08:26:30 -0600 (CST)
From: mulberry ipa.net (H. R. Stribling, Jr. & Mulberry Lumber & Pallet Co)
Subject: Wheel base & vital statistics

My 1948 F7 has a wheel base of 173.5". The "1948 Truck Chassis Parts
Catalogue", dtd April 1948, (Ford Form 3749), shows a wheel bases of 135",
159" and 195".
The frame and rear mountings are original, frame has not been welded at
any point, and spring mountings are in original positions.

Is there a source where you can find information, via the ID #, how a
truck left the factory---such as color, wheel base, type of bed ?

Thanks for your comments!

H. R.

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 10:05:48 EST
From: Pea Soup A
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #93

This is good!!!! l have a '51 f-1 and a flathead front motor dragster/show
car. We show in nothern California and Nevada, my wallpaper is the truck and
car, the screen saver is made up of photos taken at shows, and for Christmas l
got three die cast models of.....51 f-1s...l love my " filthy oneder "
Bob Andersen
Mendenhall-Andersen nostalgia dragster

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 09:32:00 -0600
From: Mike Chalenburg
Subject: Tires

I did a dumb thing. I have a '52 F1 that my father bought new that I just
recently did some work on and now am driving again. However, it sat for
about two years before this time and the tires have developed flat spots.
They are bias ply. The fronts are about 5 years old and the rear older
than that. Other than bouncing they seem to be holding up ok (no checking,
etc.)

Do you have any idea how long it will take for the flat spots to work out
or will they ever? It's been driven daily for about a month in town since
rolling again.

Thanks for your help.

Mike



Mike Chalenburg Chalenburg harding.edu
Director of Software Services Voice: 501-279-4440
Harding University Fax: 501-279-4600

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 12:44:15 -0800
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: Andy Montebello

>Anyone have any comments on halogen headlights and where they can be
>bought at a reasonable price?

When I converted my 50 I used plain old Sylvania round halogens that cost
around $7 each at Pep Boys. I'd seen some others advertised in Hemmings
that were like $60--can't really see what the difference would be though.

Heh--going from 6 volt to 12 volt halogens...you're going to start thinking
it's always daylight.

~Dan

1992 Ford Mustang LX
1950 Ford F1, 351C-2V (starting to get fun again)
Check out my F1 page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.GeoCities.com/MotorCity/3623

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 12:45:23 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott Sheldrake
Subject: Re: Wheel base & vital statistics

- ---"H. R. Stribling, Jr. & Mulberry Lumber & Pallet Co"
wrote:
>
> My 1948 F7 has a wheel base of 173.5". The "1948 Truck Chassis
Parts
> Catalogue", dtd April 1948, (Ford Form 3749), shows a wheel bases
of 135",
> 159" and 195".
> The frame and rear mountings are original, frame has not been
welded at
> any point, and spring mountings are in original positions.
>
> Is there a source where you can find information, via the ID #,
how a
> truck left the factory---such as color, wheel base, type of bed ?
>
> Thanks for your comments!
>
> H. R.
I don't know how much this will help you but you could ask the guys
who run this page for help. This is a great page and I hope it helps
you and other people.
The address is: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ww4.choice.net/~oftc/
Scott
1952 Ford
==


1952 Ford Pickup
Please take a look at my 1952 Ford Pickup Page:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/9731/
_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 12:57:39 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott Sheldrake
Subject: Re: Tires

- ---Mike Chalenburg wrote:
>
> I did a dumb thing. I have a '52 F1 that my father bought new that
I just
> recently did some work on and now am driving again. However, it sat
for
> about two years before this time and the tires have developed flat
spots.
> They are bias ply. The fronts are about 5 years old and the rear
older
> than that. Other than bouncing they seem to be holding up ok (no
checking,
> etc.)
>
> Do you have any idea how long it will take for the flat spots to
work out
> or will they ever? It's been driven daily for about a month in town
since
> rolling again.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Mike
>
>
>
> Mike Chalenburg Chalenburg harding.edu
> Director of Software Services Voice: 501-279-4440
> Harding University Fax: 501-279-4600

Hello, I have a 1952 Ford Pickup Page and I was wondering if you had
any pics of them that I could put on my page. Also tell me about your
truck, problems, things you did and if you have any parts that you
have or need.
Scott
==


1952 Ford Pickup
Please take a look at my 1952 Ford Pickup Page:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/9731/
_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 20:37:16 -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 the 2nd day. 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:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/streetclassics.shtml
(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...

Ken Payne
CoAdmin,
Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 21:27:17 EST
From: JSanc82344
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #95

Good decision Earl, the 54 F100 4x4 was expensive according to what you
described. The 53 F100 is actually a better looking truck than a 54, I like
the front grille better, however you needed a 53 title and a price of about
$1000 to $2000, maybe. I live along the border with Mexico I often see good
49 to 56 Ford trucks up there. I once saw a 51 for $800, it had the original
flat head engine, black color paint, red interior, all the chrome & body in
good condition. I did not buy it because at the time I couldn't spare even
that amount.

In another subject, Can somebody tell me what are the most important things to
consider when buying a truck long distance? I know that the best way is to go
up there and see it before you buy it, however if the vehicle is several
hundred miles away, one needs to be absolutely sure that that is the vehicle
you want and need before you travel to see it. Sometimes it isn't cost
effective to even do that. So, any advice?

Joe

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 22:13:39 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: buying a truck long distance?

JSanc82344 wrote:

> In another subject, Can somebody tell me what are the most important things to
> consider when buying a truck long distance? I know that the best way is to go
> up there and see it before you buy it, however if the vehicle is several
> hundred miles away, one needs to be absolutely sure that that is the vehicle
> you want and need before you travel to see it. Sometimes it isn't cost
> effective to even do that. So, any advice?
>
> Joe

I would think pictures, pictures, PICTURES. Lots of them and in color
too. First make sure you know what you are looking for. If it is a
61-63 unibody make sure there are pictures of the cab corners above and
below the bed inside and out, just as an example. if it is a 54-56
have pictures of the engine bay and front end, are all the pieces
there? Do research on the vehicle you are after, look at some in your
town. Ask What are the most common problems with this year, Rust,
missing pieces, bad headlight switch?

And ask yourself, What am I really willing to pay?
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon ....


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