fordtrucks-digest Saturday, April 18 1998 Volume 02 : Number 106



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In this issue:

My Humble Opinion ["Don & Teresa Neighbors" ]
Rear End [KLaff61624 ]
Ugly Truckling [Ray Cardogno ]
Re: Ugly Truckling [Chris Hedemark ]
A note from Peggy [Ken Payne ]
Re: A note from Peggy [Jmpinair ]
Transmissions [ynot80 juno.com (Tony S. Pinzino)]
Re: Ugly Truckling [Rich Garber ]
Re: dimpled fender [Rich Garber ]
Ugly Truckling [Ray Cardogno ]
brake hoses [jc & terry ]
Re: Radio for '48 to '51 F Series [Brad Evans ]
Re: desirablity of models [Randall ]

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 06:31:39 -0400
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: My Humble Opinion

I'll take a dimpled fender and side mount spare over lying on my back to
get the spare out from under the bed any day! As for bed distortion, I saw
a cherry '55 up in Franklin, Indiana a year ago with the side mount spare.
The owner had done a very nice job of reinforcing the side of the bed where
the spare tire mount was hung.
As for you guys with the 3.7 gears, I'll trade you Grover's 4.86
differential gears for 3.7 or 3.55 gears any day!

Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 07:00:30 EDT
From: KLaff61624
Subject: Rear End

Charlie.
I have 3 inch wider fenders on my truck and 11 inch wheels, they fill the
fenders. I have not tubbed my bed, so I believe that a 8 inch wheel is
probally the biggest one you will be able to use on a stock fender-bed. As
for the amount of backset that you need, measure your flange to flange width
on your axle and measure your width of your bed, add a couple of inches for
tire clearance and take that to the shop where you plan on buying your wheels.
If they can't tell you what you need then ask for the phone number of the
supplier, just to be sure that you get the correct wheel size. Some people
figure backspacing differently, so be sure that the shop will exchange the
wheel if it does not fit. I could tell you how to figure backspace, but I
believe that you would be better off to let you supplier do so.

Ken L.

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 13:29:01 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Ugly Truckling

>From: David Stokes
>Subject: age old debate.
>
>Granted the 54's had
>the lower production numbers but I still like the 56. Regardless of what
>I think, you cant go wrong with any of these classy years
>
>Dave 56F100

I think the 54 had the lowest production numbers because the grille was so
damn ugly (I own 1 by the way). :-)

Ray C
54 called Ugly

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 13:41:06 -0400
From: Chris Hedemark
Subject: Re: Ugly Truckling

Ray Cardogno wrote:

> I think the 54 had the lowest production numbers because the grille was so
> damn ugly (I own 1 by the way). :-)

My daily driver, "Optimus Primer" as the kids call it, is a real ugly
truckling. It's a 1987 F250 2WD that rides about as high as a 1998 F150
4x4. The paint pretty much looks like red primer at this point, but the
one thing that can never be fixed by paint or lighting is that perfectly
flat nose with absolutely no rounding to speak of whatsoever. I mean, I
like the truck, but I think Ford fired everyone on staff that had
anything to do with styling that truck (they probably work for Volvo
now).

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Chris Hedemark - chris yonderway.com - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.yonderway.com
"From the fury of the Norsemen, oh Lord, deliver us!"

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 14:57:56 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: A note from Peggy

To the members,

I would like to express my personal thanks to each and
every one of you who has chosen to be so generous to the
cause. Thanks to you, we have secured a new list server
and within the next two weeks the problems with service
interuptions will stop.

Many of you know how many grueling hours and hair-raising
minutes Ken has spent to make this the incredible success
it is today. It means a great deal to us to know that when
"the truckin' gets tough, the tough get truckin!"

Thanks again and God bless!

Peggy Payne
Coadministrator, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 15:25:00 EDT
From: Jmpinair
Subject: Re: A note from Peggy

Please take me off this mailing list......Thank you

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 15:46:41 -0400
From: ynot80 juno.com (Tony S. Pinzino)
Subject: Transmissions

Does anybody have information on a FMX trans. ? I have one that came with
my 55 F-100 when i bought it . The guy said that it is a cast iron
transmission or something like that . I also know that it is an
automatic. Any info. would be helpful.

Thanks,
Tony
ynot80 juno.com

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 18:18:20 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: Ugly Truckling

>>Granted the 54's had
>>the lower production numbers but I still like the 56. Regardless of what
>>I think, you cant go wrong with any of these classy years
>>
>>Dave 56F100
>
>I think the 54 had the lowest production numbers because the grille was so
>damn ugly (I own 1 by the way). :-)
>
>So ulgy it grows on you.

Rich
54 F100

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 18:07:15 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: dimpled fender

At 11:17 PM 4/16/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I have a dimpled fender on my current 56 that I would gladly trade anybody
>for a non dimpled fender.

Dave,

I would like to get that fender, along with the hardware for the tire.
I'm up in WI. Let me know.

Thanks,

Rich
54 F100

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 13:29:01 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Ugly Truckling

>From: David Stokes
>Subject: age old debate.
>
>Granted the 54's had
>the lower production numbers but I still like the 56. Regardless of what
>I think, you cant go wrong with any of these classy years
>
>Dave 56F100

I think the 54 had the lowest production numbers because the grille was so
damn ugly (I own 1 by the way). :-)

Ray C
54 called Ugly

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 20:22:59 -0700
From: jc & terry
Subject: brake hoses

Also, I need the left and right rubber bake hose that connects from the
caliper to the brake line. The least amount that I have found them for,
is $59.00 per hose. Does anybody have any of these, or does anyone know
of a source? Appreciate hearing from anyone that can help.

one of the problems i stated earlier with the lincoln rear end. remember
when i said it better be complete or the parts were outrageous? i would say
go ahead and buy 'em. you'll be complete then and they are great when all
together. you can find the wheels you need by calling stockton wheel
(1-800-395-wheel)ext. 126. i know it's too many letters but it works or pete
paulson motor sports (209) 983-0271. these guys will either sell you what
you want or make it. don't skimp on a fine ride like this now. keep us informed.
T-bird Terry


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Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 01:03:53 +0800
From: Brad Evans
Subject: Re: Radio for '48 to '51 F Series

At 10:07 AM +0800 4/10/98, Tim Hoffman wrote:
>Ok. Thanks to everyone who has sent me mail about the radio. I'm sorry
>I haven't replied yet, but I'm in the last 5 weeks of finishing
>release 2.0 of my company's software product. (read: major heavy work
>load that eats up too much of my "play with the truck" time)...
>
>I'm still waiting for my "spare" radio to arrive, but I do have the
>other one out of the truck. I'll snap some pictures of it this weekend
>(including one or two pictures of the insides) and post them on one of
>my web sites.
>
>If, after seeing pictures, any of you are still interested in my spare
>when it arrives, I will be having both of them restored and updated to
>work on a 12v electrical system. I know a guy that's local to me who
>restores this and other antique auto radios for about $85 + parts.
>
>>Fordf3 wrote:
>>
>>> Radio model #'s
>>> 1949 9zf Zenith
>>> 1949 8zt Zenith
>>> 1950 ocf Colonial
>>> 1950 ozf Zenith
>>> 1951 1cf Colonial
>>> All are 8 tube,I dont know numbers for 1948.Can any one help?
>
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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 22:42:44 -0500
From: Randall
Subject: Re: desirablity of models

The 56 windshield
> was a last minute adjustment to compete with the new Chevys, which had
> the wraparound design during 55, if I recall.
> I like them both...I have a 55 and my son a 56, and the funny thing I
> have noticed is that the 53-55 crowd would own a 56, but most of the
> 56
> crowd won't take anything else.

The "wraparound" windshield crowd won't have anything else because they
are so addictive! I have a '60 and have fallen in love with ANYTHING
with wraparound glass in front ('56-'60 in the Ford truck).I like the
way the doors are cut out to fit around the windshield, and I also like....


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