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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 03:50:16 -0700 (MST)
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fordtrucks-digest Tuesday, March 24 1998 Volume 02 : Number 078



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In this issue:

Re: Tilt front ends. [RPietsch webtv.net (Richard Pietsch)]
1954??? ["Paul G." ]
'51 F5 Front Hood Grille Color? [Matt Mccoy ]
'51 F5 Owner's Manual [Matt Mccoy ]
Re: '51 F5 Front Hood Grille Color? [JRFiero ]
Re: '51 F5 Owner's Manual [Scott ]
Re: '51 F5 Owner's Manual [Pea Soup A ]
3sp. trans [Rich Garber ]
Re: 47 Street Rod [Brechtjohn ]
body filler [Scott ]

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 12:12:40 -0800
From: RPietsch webtv.net (Richard Pietsch)
Subject: Re: Tilt front ends.

I too have added a tilt front end to the list of modifications to The
Rat. It was a simple job of bolting all of the front sheet metal parts
together. I bought the hinges from SoCal Pickup Parts. To raise and
lower the completed unit, I installed power trim cylinders and pump from
a Mercruiser stern drive.(marine parts.) It works quite well. It gives
excellent access to the engine compartment. Instead of reaching over
those big ol' fat fenders, and scratching up the paint with your belt
buckle because you didn't dig out the fender cover just to check your
oil, you can just sit down on the tire and go to work. About the only
complaint that I have about the set up is that I have got a few more
sqeaks and rattles with the "loose" sheet metal.

The Oldtrukman
Rix56 The Rat.

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 16:48:05 -0500
From: "Paul G."
Subject: 1954???

I have always like the '54 grill, for it looks kind of homely, in a neat
way, similar to a VW Beetle. I have a panel truck, which is the
ultimate in homliness style among trucks; therefore, the ultimate
ultimate in f-100 homely contest is:(drumroll)... a '54...Panel!!!

Shucks, I have a 55.

Paul Gayda
Waynesboro, Va

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 16:47:18 -0600
From: Matt Mccoy
Subject: '51 F5 Front Hood Grille Color?

Looking for info on what color the hood grille is supposed to be. It
appears to be a gray, or dull silver, but the truck was repainted at
some point of its life. Any takers?

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 16:49:56 -0600
From: Matt Mccoy
Subject: '51 F5 Owner's Manual

Where can I find an original (or copy) owner's manual for this truck?
Help!!!!

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 20:18:40 EST
From: JRFiero
Subject: Re: '51 F5 Front Hood Grille Color?

In a message dated 98-03-23 17:50:29 EST, you write:


appears to be a gray, or dull silver, but the truck was repainted at
some point of its life. Any takers?
>>
By "hood grille' I guess you mean the trim on the front of the hood which says
Ford. 'Argent' was what Ford called the silver color in early '51, at least.
I've seen several new old stock pieces that were that color. However, I have
ads which show the grill and hood trim as body color on the bigger trucks,
which include the F-5. My F1 has chrome, but I haven't been able to determine
if that was a Ford option. I've been trying to find when Ford changed the
grill color from Argent to beige, which was sometime in '51. Does your serial
begin with F5? At least up throught the F4, serials like that mean the truck
was built after September 1, 4, or 15, depending on which book you read. If
it begins with 97 or 98 its earlier.
I don't know exactly how to specify 'Argent' paint. Several people offer a
silver wheel color called Argent - don't know if its the same.

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 18:11:29 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott
Subject: Re: '51 F5 Owner's Manual

- ---Matt Mccoy wrote:
>
> Where can I find an original (or copy) owner's manual for this truck?
> Help!!!!
> Looking for info on what color the hood grille is supposed to be. It
> appears to be a gray, or dull silver, but the truck was repainted at
> some point of its life. Any takers?
We got our owners manual from The Old Car Store here in town. There
is another place, about 3 hours away that has them too. Our hood
piece has surface rust on it but I think that it is either sliver or
more likely, beige.
Scott

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 21:40:10 EST
From: Pea Soup A
Subject: Re: '51 F5 Owner's Manual

l just happen to have one.....and l know a guy with a copy machine.....let me
know if l can help,,,sorry there are no colors showning in the
manual........Bob Andersen, Pea Soup A aol.com
trucks.com/pictorial/big/1951_f1.html">1951_f1.html at www.ford-trucks.com

HREF="http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/9731/bobs1951more.html">Photo's
Of Bob's 1951 at Geocities

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 22:45:09 -0600
From: Rich Garber
Subject: 3sp. trans

Help!

This could be a long story, so I won't go into details. I replaced
the gaskets on the 3sp trany. I had to seperate the the rear housing
from the main. The intermediate sleave, kinda fell out. So looking at
the manual I put it back together. It would'nt shift. so I turned it
around. But looking at the manual I'd say its wrong. There is a bevel
on the sleave the book says the "bevel" should go towards the input
shaft (doesn't say that, the picture implies that), anyhow I have
the "bevel" towards the back.

Does anyone know which way this should go?

"bevel"
/|
INPUT -----| |---- Output
\|
OR

|\
INPUT------| |-----OUTPUT
|/


Thanks,

Rich
54 F100

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 23:37:54 EST
From: Brechtjohn
Subject: Re: 47 Street Rod

Are you certain that the 3/4 ton bed was to the '55 frame or was it a '47 bed
(as was, as I understand what you said, the cab etc.)? I am looking for
repairable bed for my '40 3/4 ton. Ford used the same bed from '38 through
'47, or there abouts, on the 3/4 and 1 ton express pickups (with the exception
of the tailgate). Are the stake pockets rounded at the bottom and upper side
edge of the box flared to the outside? Was the '47 flathead (what a beautiful
engine, the flathead V8) in the '55 frame as well?

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 21:51:02 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott
Subject: body filler

We are currently doing the filler on the body and it keeps building up
in the sand paper. It looks like black thinks and they build up but
can be scraped out using your finger nail. Has anyone else had this
problem or have any ideas why this might happen?
Scott




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