fordtrucks-digest Thursday, March 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 080
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Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:17:14 -0500
From: Alec Fernandez
Subject: RE: body filler
Now for my question: Are people using the filler over bare
is prepared with a worn 80 grit disk, or using the filler over a
an epoxy or some other primer. I've heard people recommend each
I used DP-74, which is the PPG epoxy primer and put the filler on over the
Primer and it's help up fine for the 5 years it's been on. The biggest
With this is that when you are sanding down the repair, you inevitably have
Sand through the primer where you are feathering it out. Then when you
Re-prime the area, the wet primer attacks that edge where unprimed metal
Meets the recently primed (but alreay dry) primed metal and actually lifts
Dry DP-74 off of the metal. This is really a pain in the ashtray, you end
Having to very lightly mist the edge until it's covered and let it dry
Can recoat the entire area. This leaves me to wonder the amount of adhesion
I'm getting since the primer isn't really wet on the metal in this one area.
Does anybody else out there have a recommendation on a good epoxy primer
That doesn't attack itself like this? I like the idea of having primer
Bondo, especially down low in areas prone to rusting.
I hadn't seen the milk truck, but that would be a seperate category. I
was referring to the mass production stuff.
A lot of people comment on the silouette of the panel, as they view it
on the roads...it is so tall and narrow compared to most trucks, it is
often called the "meat wagon" since it looks like an old hearse.
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 17:20:01 -0700
From: Bill Heykants
Subject: '56 RUNNING BOARDS
HOWDY; I AM CURRENTLY DOING UP A '56 F100. THE FRAME , BOX , CAB ,ETC
ARE DONE IN PRIMER, AND I AM BOLTIN ON THE TIN FOR THE FIRST FITMENT. I
REPAIRED ALL THE RUST ON EVERYTHING, INCLUDING THE RUNNINGBOARDS, WHICH
I THEN COVERED WITH WHAT I CALL A "NEW SKIN". THE PROBLEM ( WHICH ISN'T
A REAL BIG PROBLEM) IS THAT THE BOARDS SIT TOO LOW. I'M USING THE FRAME
FROM A '53 AND THE CAB ETC. FROM A '56. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE IN THE
BOARD SUPPORT AREA? OR DOES THE '56 SIT A LITTLE HIGHER ? THE BOARDS SIT
ABOUT 1" TOO LOW. I HAVE YET TO MOUNT THE FENDERS SO I DON'T KNOW HOW
THEY FIT ON THEM. HAS ANYONE ELSE SEEN THIS BEFORE? - BILL
I don't have an answer on your running boards but, what is this
process that you call a "new skin"?
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 23:04:39 -0800 (PST)
From: David Stokes
Subject: vin numbers
I have a 56 that I need to get a title to. The plate on the inside of the
cab is missing and the police department is telling me that the VIN is
stamped on the frame on the front right side on top. I will be darned if
I can find it. Anybody tell all the places that Ford stamped the 56?
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 02:27:33 -0800
From: RPietsch webtv.net (Richard Pietsch)
Subject: Re: Tilt front end hydraulics.
I was employed as a parts man in the marine buiseness for a little
over 22 years so I kinda "collected" various used parts now and then. My
wife says i'm a packrat, but I don't know what she's talking about. The
pump I used is from a Mercury O/B and the cylinders are from sterndrive.
The pump is a small compact unit that puts out 3,000 lbs of presure on
the up side and about 300 on the down side. Plenty of power to raise the
front end. you have to be careful not to go to far over center though,
or you'll have to give it a little manual assistance to get it started
back down. A minor consideration. There are a few marine used parts
houses around here, (the pacific N/W) and there may be some in your area
also. The pumps and cylinders are pretty spendy if you were to buy them
Rix56 The Rat
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