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fordtrucks-digest Saturday, March 21 1998 Volume 02 : Number 075

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:

55 Milk Truck [Ray Cardogno ]
Tilt front end ["Ted J. Hanes" ]
Re: Tilt front end [Chris Hedemark ]
Re: Tilt front end [Thomas Teixeira ]
tilt front [KLaff61624 ]
Re: Posters of 53-56 F-100's ["Mike Smith" ]
encoding messages ["Neal B. Forbes" ]



Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 15:30:15 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: 55 Milk Truck

>> To whoever is looking for that milktruck, check out
>> Find in the for sale Fords a '55 F250 milk/beer truck. Too bad
>> they want mucho $$ though.
>Not only that, but it has been defiled with a Chevy drivetrain. Worse
>yet, it is the anemic 305 under the hood. The horror! You'd think that
>for $20,000 you would at least get a Ford engine.

>From: "Tarnoff, Howard"
>Subject: RE: Milk truck
>Yes, it is defiled...but it is unique. Don't think I would go 20K, but for
>6 or 7
>I would live with the 302.

Hey Guys,
Thanks for thinking of me. I still would love to find one, but at $20K
maybe they can sell it as a promo to Budweiser. I agree with Howard, I
could live with the 302 for 6 or 7 also, because you could put a *real*
motor in later.

I luv ya man. (got any beer?)
Ray C


Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 15:32:47 -0600
From: "Ted J. Hanes"
Subject: Tilt front end

- --
I have a 56 F-100 and I am thinking about installing one of those full
tilt fron ends. Would like to know if any one had done one, which one
you used and do you like the results.



Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 16:36:23 -0500
From: Chris Hedemark
Subject: Re: Tilt front end

Ted J. Hanes wrote:

> I have a 56 F-100 and I am thinking about installing one of those full
> tilt fron ends. Would like to know if any one had done one, which one
> you used and do you like the results.

I had a tilt front end on another car (not a Ford truck) and I would
only offer you this little peice of information: accessing the engine
bay from the front becomes impossible with the tilt front end. This is
significant, since many people are accustomed to working from the front
for many common jobs. Also lighting during wrenching becomes a more
serious issue because the engine bay will now be shaded from three sides
instead of just two.


Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 18:19:10 -0500
From: Thomas Teixeira
Subject: Re: Tilt front end

At 3:32 PM -0600 3/20/98, Ted J. Hanes wrote:
>I have a 56 F-100 and I am thinking about installing one of those full
>tilt fron ends. Would like to know if any one had done one, which one
>you used and do you like the results.

I haven't done one myself, but I saw a tilt front-end at an auto show last
summer. This was not done from a kit, but by carefully cutting the fender
and attaching the hood to the fender. The owner also designed the hinges
and hyrdraulics himself. Look at to
find a picture. I'm pretty sure I spotted that same truck in one of the
"bird's-eye views" of last years F-100 Nationals.

Tom Teixeira mailto:tjt
94 Taurus SHO 5-speed NESHOC/SHO Registry
'66 Mustang convertible (200 cid auto)
'35 Ford Pickup (flathead V8)


Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 18:53:21 EST
From: KLaff61624
Subject: tilt front

I have a tilt frontend on a 55 f-100 and it is from Fairlane. It is made of
fiberglass and it is a one peice unit. Most people on 53-56 f-100 cut the
fenders at the cab to make it flip. I chose to try and make a unit that would
slide forward and then flip to keep from cutting the fenders. I have had
limited sucess in this endeverment and when I feel that it is worthy for
resale I plan on makeing it available. It currently is electric operated, but
is slow. I plan on having a unit that is totally manual when I am done. As
for accessablity I don't care what anyone believes, but there is no way that
it can hard to get to the engine area. I can work on any part of the engine
bay without any problem and I can set on my tire and change the spark plugs
and oil filter, talk about easy to reach. Well whatever you decide I wish you
well. Oh yeal the only thing different on the one peice front that I would
like to change is I wish that I had stayed with metal instead of fiberglass.


Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 18:32:07 -0600
From: "Mike Smith"
Subject: Re: Posters of 53-56 F-100's

- -----Original Message-----
From: Rich Garber
To: fordtrucks
Date: Thursday, March 19, 1998 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: Posters of 53-56 F-100's

> Is there anyone out there that sells reproduced
>>pictures or posters of these F-100.
>I did see a very good art print at a resturant. I wish I coud
>remember the artists name. It was 4 or 5 F100s by an old ford
>service garage. There was even a little peddal F100 in the picture.
>Anyone know the artists name?
>54 F100

If I remember right "Motor Books International" (I think) sells these as wel
as others like them. I think they have a web page.


Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 20:57:57 -0500
From: "Neal B. Forbes"
Subject: encoding messages

Ken--I have been trying to post for awhile. Sometimes they go thru and
most times they get bounced. I use Microsft Exchange in Windows 95. I
just changed my format from ISO 8859-1 to USASCII. I got there by going
to OUTBOX then TOOLS then OPTIONS then SERVICES then highlight INTERNET
box no. I hope that this goes through.....

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