pre61-list-digest Thursday, July 9 1998 Volume 02 : Number 191



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - insert tab a in slot b
FTE Pre61 - original F-100 reflector and flag set
FTE Pre61 - Nominate Ford Truck Enthusiasts?
FTE Pre61 - Extended Y hangers
FTE Pre61 - transmission snap rings
FTE Pre61 - The famous 56 Hood Ornament
FTE Pre61 - Tilt front end
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: 250,000th visitor
FTE Pre61 - Lincoln 9" with disc brakes
Re: FTE Pre61 - Tilt front end
Re: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: 250,000th visitor
Re: FTE Pre61 - Extended Y hangers

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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 07:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - insert tab a in slot b


several months ago I asked a question and don't remember a reply
(hardening of the brain). so I'll try again

I'm doing a frame off build of a 53 f-100 into a street truck. This
is my first project of this type and while I'm trying to do things in
a logical progression...a couple of times I've had to back up and redo
some stuff.

Has anyone ever or will they ever put together a "punch list" of
logical steps to follow in rebuilding an old truck. ???

i.e.

1. clean and repair frame
2. rear suspension work
3. front suspension work
4. motor mounts/trans mounts

then follow thru so us rookies will know to do the wiring after the
paint, and install the brake lines after the frame is painted but
before you put the cab back on...

Seem this could help a lot of folks and it could be a combined effort
from all our compiled mistakes/accomplishments...

What do yall think...might be a nice tech article for the web page

john
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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 08:30:53 -0400
From: "Abram H. Stauffer"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - original F-100 reflector and flag set

Does anyone know what the optional reflector and flare set looked like
for the 53-56 pickups? I have a red metal box with 2 reflectors and 2
flags packed tightly in it? Could this be it?
Also, what kind of jack (if any) came with these trucks? Did a lug
wrench come with this trucks. Any old timers out there with good
memories or any one with a stock truck: can you help me?
Abe Stauffer
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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 13:26:05 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Nominate Ford Truck Enthusiasts?

Well its that time again, Car Lounge is taking nominations for
the #1 automotive site for Autumn 98. Due to the support from
list members in the Spring, Ford Truck Enthusiasts won 1st
place for the Summer 98 award. If you would like to nominate
Ford Truck Enthusiasts, please visit:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://carlounge.com/nominate.htm

Thanks,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com



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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 16:37:44 PDT
From: "Bill Carlson"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Extended Y hangers

Hello,
I'm putting extend Y hangers on my 56 F100 and I can't get the old rear
bushings out of the springs. Is there a special trick to this? Has
anybody installed Y hangers on their truck before? Thanks for any help.
Bill
56 F100
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/4591

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 20:07:23 EDT
From: TonyDePaul aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - transmission snap rings

Hello everyone,

I've heard there's a special heavy-duty pliers made for removing and
installing the snap rings that old Henry used in his transmissions in the
40's. Ordinary snap-ring pliers don't come close to doing the job. There's
nothing to grab hold of, first of all; no holes where the ends of the snap
ring meet. And one end is cut on a sharp angle.

Anyone know where I can buy the right tool for the job?

Tony De Paul
'49 F-1
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Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 15:23:44 -0400
From: Stephen Silverthorn
Subject: FTE Pre61 - The famous 56 Hood Ornament

I've been away on business for several days (Kansas City- and no trucks
sited) and I see that the hood ornament discussion came up again. I found
my old message about the part number, so here it is again. I hope it
helps. The thing is, it does look like a plane, and remember- they are
very rare.



"About the "estranged" 56 hood ornament, I found a 56 options book for
trucks. Here's what it says about the Truck hood ornament

"Fleet-looking, distinctive design. Adds a sparking personal touch to your
truck. Sturdy die-cast construction, bright chrome finish. Easy to
install, Fits all models execpt Parcel Delivery. Part No. BAAA-18244-A"

It also has a picture of the ornament, but unfortunately I don't have a
scanner.
The other thing is I always thought that BAAA part numbers were for 53-55's
only"

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 20:28:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Stokes
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Tilt front end

My 56 currently has a full front tilt. Mine is metal with the hood,
fenders inner fenders, etc all bolted together. It is really easy to work
on however, the down side is that you have to cut the fenders either
vertical (less desired) or diagonal. You will also have to cut the inner
fenders. I am putting mine back to the way it was designed and eventually
I will go to a BMW. The reason I am doing this is that I like the looks
of the engine compartment painted and detailed. Just some thoughts

Bobs F-100 parts has a free tech article on this procedure.
(909-681-1956)

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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 23:54:39 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: 250,000th visitor

Just had our 250,000th visitor to the web site. Thought
some of you might want to know. Thanks!

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 01:13:08 -0400
From: "John Miller"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Lincoln 9" with disc brakes

Hi gang ran across a nice Lincoln 9" rear end complete assembly with disc
brakes today at the boneyard for $175.00. Does this sound good? I don't
need it right now so I thought I would pass it on to everyone. If it's good
enough I just might buy it for safe keeping.... what do you all think? If
anyone needs it let me know privately and I'll give you the info...

John Miller, FoMoCoNUT Gibralter.net
96 F-350 Reg Cab XLT, 4x4, 460 w/ A4OD, My Baby "Baloo"
75 F-100 Reg Cab Ranger, 2wd, 360, C6, Daily Driver "Lucy"
and "always" looking ! ! !
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Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 01:24:47 -0500
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Tilt front end

>My 56 currently has a full front tilt. Mine is metal with the hood,
>fenders inner fenders, etc all bolted together. It is really easy to work
>on however, the down side is that you have to cut the fenders either
>vertical (less desired) or diagonal. You will also have to cut the inner
>fenders. I am putting mine back to the way it was designed and eventually
>I will go to a BMW. The reason I am doing this is that I like the looks
>of the engine compartment painted and detailed. Just some thoughts
>
>Bobs F-100 parts has a free tech article on this procedure.
>(909-681-1956)
>
What do you think of a mechanism that will slide the whole assembly forward
before it begins the tilt to clear the fenders?
ray C


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Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 01:30:07 -0500
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: 250,000th visitor

>Just had our 250,000th visitor to the web site. Thought
>some of you might want to know. Thanks!
>
>Ken Payne
>CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
>http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Way to go Ken!!!!!!


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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 22:39:41 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Extended Y hangers

>Hello,
>I'm putting extend Y hangers on my 56 F100 and I can't get the old rear
>bushings out of the springs. Is there a special trick to this? Has
>anybody installed Y hangers on their truck before? Thanks for any help.
>Bill
>56 F100

Gettting the bushings out is easy... if You have a hydraulic press.
A messier, smellier alternative is to torch the rubber part out and
then use a hacksaw to cut thru the metal outer ring of the bushing.


Steve
Homepage: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty

"Light fuse and get away. Do not hold in hand.
Use only under close adult supervision.
For outdoor use only."

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