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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, May 13 1998 Volume 02 : Number 131



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Tilt Nose
FTE Pre61 - Lee Hardy
RE: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100
Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100
Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 Ford for Parts
FTE Pre61 - Re: 1951 Battery box
Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100
FTE Pre61 - Brake Lines
Re: FTE Pre61 - Brake Lines
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Pigeon Forge show info - last one before I go
Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100

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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 06:57:59 -0400
From: Trent Shirley
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Tilt Nose

Trent Shirley wrote:

> >
> > i am not aware of a 60 fiberglass tilt. maybe someone else knows. i do have
> > a tilt on my 58-59-60(one truck) i will tell you it's pretty easy to do with
> > what you have. i used a t-bird deck lid pistons and pump for power. another
> > trucker on this list used a boat motor set of pistons for power. it should
> > have a pretty good explanation in the archives but i'm not sure we have an
> > archives. if we don't, call me offline and i'll tell you what i did. anybody
> > know of a fiberglass front?
> > T-bird Terry
> >
>



> I have found one though I dont know the name of the company producing them. Have to look into it a bit more.
> I would have thought to stick with the original metal but have some rust problems that would eventually get to be too much.
> Got a bit more exploring to do, would like more than one manufacturer to choose from and would like to see pictures of the product as well.
>
> Any good sources for aftermarket step side beds?
>
> Later. Trent



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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 07:56:52 -0400
From: Tkaczyk
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Lee Hardy

I also am saddened to learn that we've lost Lee Hardy. I met Lee
here, online, through this group. I subsequently visited his home
and barns full of "catagorized" Ford truck parts from 1930 thru
1956. He had every part, all in sequence. He was also a flathead
racing enthusiast, and always had a perfomance engine build going
on in his workshp. But most importanly, he was a real friend to
many of us on our truck projects. He always said: "if it doesn't
work, or fit, or you change your mind, please return it so I can
refund your money". Lee is, and will be, missed: we've lost a
unique member of our group.

Gary Tkaczyk

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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 08:14:26 -0400
From: Alec Fernandez
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100

> Anyhow,
> a large hammer (I used a 20lb seldge) and hammer it out. Once it
> moves,
> it comes out easy. I replaced all the bushings and pins on mine.
>
>
[Alec Fernandez Says:]

Brad,

Don't make the mistake of thinking that you can make up for the
lack of a large hammer by swinging a smaller hammer harder, it just
won't work. I was helping a friend with some king pins and all he had
was a 24 oz ball hammer. We beat those poor things to death and almost
killed ourselves to no avail. After an hour or two of flailing around
like idiots I drove home and got a 10 lb sledge. 4 whacks later and we
were done.

Now you might say that all the exercise we got swinging that
ball hammer simply made us stronger and that's what made the difference
but I'm pretty sure it was the hammer. You can get a cheap chinese made
one for $6.99 at your local store, it's worth the money.

Sorry if I'm preaching to the choir.

Alec
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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 13:40:34 -0600
From: Ryan Dorman
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100

Or you could do it the right way. I replaced the kingpins on my 58 a few
years back. quite painlessly, I pulled the axle threw it in the back of my
dads toy, drove it to the local parts house/machine shop put it in a 20 ton
press & pressed them out. If you want to do it right with nowhere near the
effort talk to your local machine shops & ask them how much to borrow their
press for a few minutes (most will let you do it yourself at no cost,
reward them by sending work their way)...

> [Alec Fernandez Says:]
>
> Brad,
>
> Don't make the mistake of thinking that you can make up for the
> lack of a large hammer by swinging a smaller hammer harder, it just
> won't work. I was helping a friend with some king pins and all he had
> was a 24 oz ball hammer. We beat those poor things to death and almost
> killed ourselves to no avail. After an hour or two of flailing around
> like idiots I drove home and got a 10 lb sledge. 4 whacks later and we
> were done.
>
> Now you might say that all the exercise we got swinging that
> ball hammer simply made us stronger and that's what made the difference
> but I'm pretty sure it was the hammer. You can get a cheap chinese made
> one for $6.99 at your local store, it's worth the money.
>
> Sorry if I'm preaching to the choir.
>
> Alec
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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 17:19:25 -0500
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 Ford for Parts

I have a 52 Ford Milk Truck I am going to *scrap*. It has a running 6 cyl
engine, 4 speed on the floor, good radiator, etc. It's very rough by way of
the body. Only 58K miles on it apparently. Steering seems tight. I'm going
to stuff it with reefer, water heater, etc. and off to the grinder it goes.
If you are near Massachusetts and there is something you need. Come take
it. You would have to pull the stuff out/off. Again the sheet metal is no
good except for maybe the hood which has some light rust-through near both
edges of the rear ribs

Ray C


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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 20:31:21 -0700
From: Edward Sedgwick
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 1951 Battery box

V-8, pass side
6cyl. on drivers side.

Both are just ahead of the firewall, flat bottom for battery mounted on
two sheet metal pieces that mount on the outside of the frame and extend
upwards 6 or 8 inches. On the V-8 the battery terminal ends up a few
inches away from the solenoid on the firewall.
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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 20:28:14 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100

At 01:40 PM 5/12/98 -0600, you wrote:
> Or you could do it the right way. I replaced the kingpins on my 58 a few
>years back. quite painlessly, I pulled the axle threw it in the back of my
>dads toy, drove it to the local parts house/machine shop put it in a 20 ton
>press & pressed them out. If you want to do it right with nowhere near the
>effort talk to your local machine shops & ask them how much to borrow their
> press for a few minutes (most will let you do it yourself at no cost,
>reward them by sending work their way)...
>
>
King pins are one thing, rear springs are another. When doing the rear,
they wanted $12.00 per bushing (pressing the old out, the new in and reaming
the bushing to fit)take that times 6 to do the rear, plus $50.00 for the
bushing kit. I did it myself for the price of the kit and I got to spend
quality time with my truck and drink beer.

The king pins come out fine with a large hammer, but I would highly recommend
a good machine shop to fit the bushings.

There's a million ways to do something.

Rich
54 F100
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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 20:34:11 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Brake Lines

Hello All,

Well, after waiting 2 months for my prebent, stainless brake lines
I'm nothing more than dissapointed. THEY DON'T FIT.

Anyone ever order these before? From who? Did they fit?

They list them for a 55 F100, although 53 to 55 is exactly the same.
Or I though they were, are they?

Rich
54 F100
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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 21:02:03 EDT
From: Cdalep
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Brake Lines

I had the same result with prebent brake lines, they didnt fit soooo Bought a
cheep tubing bender , flaring tool and a 20' piece of brakeline tubing to make
my own . Only thing I had difficulty finding was clips to attach to the frame
Cliff No name 54.
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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 23:18:24 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Pigeon Forge show info - last one before I go

Wednesday I leave for the Pigeon Forge F100 Supernationals.

Regardless of whether we get the promised booth we have the following
two events scheduled:

Saturday, 10am until ??? - Get together followed by lunch
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In front of the Convention Center, under the canopy. You can't miss
it, the show is next to it and there's a bazillion trucks on front lawn
in front of it. The meeting will be informal and I plan to be there from
9:50 until we decide to head out. Bring a lunch and drinks, we'll find a
place where we can go as a group to eat. Per Garry Bowling's suggestion,
I'm going to briefly address the group (I hate speaking in public!).


Sunday, 8 am until ??? - Sunday breakfast
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Breakfast really won't get underway until 8:30 but there will be people
there at 8am. Bring donuts, bagels, McDonalds or whatever, enough for
you and may a couple extra to put on the table for the group. This
will be at a pavillion at Patriots Park. We'll have directions at the
Saturday get together and at our booth. Sorry that this is so early
but many people are heading out early to get home at a reasonable hour.

To get a nametag/badge to wear to identify yourself, go to:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/badge.gif

and simply print it out.

When you register for the show, please list Ford Truck Enthusiasts
as the group/club you're with. We want Pat Ford, the promoter,
to know that we support his event so we can make our booth a
yearly thing.

If you have any questions concerning the show, email me privately at
kpayne mindspring.com before 3:00pm Wednesday.

Lastly, any email sent to my webmaster ford-trucks.com will receive
an autoresponder message. I'll be unavailble until the show is over
on the 16th.

Later,
Ken Payne
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 00:36:48 -0500
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100

I did it myself for the price of the kit and I got to spend
>quality time with my truck and drink beer.
>
>The king pins come out fine with a large hammer, but I would highly recommend
>a good machine shop to fit the bushings.
>
>There's a million ways to do something.
>
>Rich
>54 F100

Does that mean there's more than one way to Pin A Cat?


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