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pre61-list-digest Thursday, October 1 1998 Volume 02 : Number 274



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: blue dots
Re: FTE Pre61 - blue dot on rear lenses
FTE Pre61 - Re: blue dots
FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-insurance
FTE Pre61 - blue dot
RE: FTE Pre61 - Insurance
RE: FTE Pre61 - blue dot on rear lenses
Re: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100
FTE Pre61 - Model TT dump truck
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Your story in a Ford truck book
FTE Pre61 - Re: Blue Dots

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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 08:13:15 EDT
From: BGar02167 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: blue dots

In a message dated 9/30/98 3:33:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time, owner-pre61-list-
digest ford-trucks.com writes:


purpose of the blue dot on the rear lenses? is it factory, does it have a
special meaning......or just something different? thanks for your help.
bill >>
Bill
Blue dot turn your taillights purplish at night. This demonstrates at least
minor "leadsled" modifications. It is cosidered very cool. Just tell the
cops(if you get pulled over for it) that it is OEM.
Brian G
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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 08:12:34 -0400
From: Frank Mester
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - blue dot on rear lenses

WBATTE aol.com wrote:

> Hello Folks: a simple question, I am sure, to those who know. What is the
> purpose of the blue dot on the rear lenses? is it factory, does it have a
> special meaning......or just something different? thanks for your help. bill
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Its COOL, illegal in some states but still Cool!
Frank and '51 F1 Lizzy


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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 08:41:28 -0400
From: "Neal B. Forbes"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: blue dots

The purpose is to look cool, obviously! Neal Forbes--54 F100 with
blue dots!!

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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 08:28:20 -0400
From: "Neal B. Forbes"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-insurance

Hello Jack. I have my '54 insured through State Farm for the amount of
money I think I would have to pay to replace it with a truck of similar
condition. My agent told me that I could assign any value I wanted as long
as I could justify it on the open market. I showed him the truck and the
bill of sale and my sales receipts from parts that I had bought. We settled
on a value of $3500. Maybe yours is worth more than that, mine is still
pretty rough on the outside. Remember that anything is only worth what
someone is willing to pay. If your truck is gone, you need enough money to
buy something...the hulk is worth nothing. Remember too, that you don't
have to insure its loss, but you do need liability. I know fellows who do
not get coverage for damage or loss. They figure, if it's gone it's gone
and they had fun while it lasted. 'Course, they don't have elegant show
trucks, either! (Neither do I, and probably never will.) Neal Forbes

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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 09:50:08 EDT
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - blue dot

The blue dot has no meaning, it was just a fad, it started back in the late
forties I think. I do know that it was popular when I was kid in the fifties.
A lot of street rodders use it now, trying to recapture the nostalgia of the
fifties.

Michelle
Chelle's 56 Hauler
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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 07:13:03 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Insurance

Jack,

I have a home built semi show 55 fully insured for actual cash value on my
regular policy through Allstate. They don't charge me any more than they do
for my regular cars, even though I'm running a 429 for power. All they
require is an appraisal ($80 here in CA) as proof of it's cash value. I've
used the insurance twice, once when it was damaged in a burglary, and once
when I had dust storm damage coming back from Hot August Nights. Both
times, there was no hesitation. I got an estimate for the damage and they
paid it. I think $600 and $1,400 respectively.

Dennis
55 F100

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> Reply To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Monday, September 28, 1998 3:46 PM
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Insurance
>
> Folks:
> I was wondering what folks are doing to insure their old effies. I do
> NOT have classic/antique tags on mine, and currently have only liability
> coverage since its been in the garage for the past year. Now that its on
> the road, I'd like to get some kind of theft coverage at a minimum. BTW,
> the vehicle is in Pennsylvania (a no fault state!) What experiences have
> you folks had with these insurance companies who "specialize" in classic
> vehicle insurance - such as those that advertise in Hemmings, etc? Do
> most
> folks get special coverage on their classics, or just add to their
> existing
> vehicle policy? TIA.
>
> Jack Fleming
> '54 F100
>
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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 13:44:07 -0000
From: "KEVIN R COUGHLIN"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - blue dot on rear lenses

I guess from all the replies, you get the idea of the blue dot. One
suggestion, don't lie to the cops if you get pulled over, if they pull you
over for it then they already know it is not OEM.........I am a COP and if
you lie about it, you may get the chance to tell the Judge that it is OEM
also. Good way to talk your way into a ticket you probably won't get anyway.

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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 21:12:25 -0400
From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100

Howard, in followup to our discussions, I looked at the 55 and it appears
that both parts of the seat may have been recovered. It is all vinyl, no
fabric or pattern. I am assuming it has been redone. Do you want me to
investigate further? I can definitely get samples if you want. Let me
know. Byron

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> From: Howard Tarnoff
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100
> Date: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 8:36 AM
>
> Thanks Byron,
>
> If it looks stock please take detail photos showing the overall all
design, any
> pleats, pipes between colors, etc. If it is origional it should be open
on the
> back of the seat back and the bottom of the seat bottom. It would be
great if
> the owner would allow you to snip off a piece of the excess material that
is
> typically bunched up in the corners of the back and bottom.
>
> That would make finding the grain match easier.
>
>
>
> Byron Rosbrugh wrote:
>
> > Howard, your problem is very similar to mine with a 56 Custom Cab. The
> > interiors are different between a standard cab and a custom cab. The
best
> > source I could find was the original specifications booklet, "1956 Ford
> > Truck, Specifications, Features Manual" I would assume that there was
one
> > for the 1955 also. I am going to look at a 55 in the next few weeks,
that
> > is supposed to be original, If I find something worthy, I will take
photos.
> > Check with some of the parts and book distributors for the Spec book.
I
> > would be interested to find a more reliable and informative option, so
if
> > you get something solid, let me know. Byron in KC
> >
> > ----------
> > > From: Howard Tarnoff
> > > To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> > > Subject: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100
> > > Date: Tuesday, September 22, 1998 5:21 PM
> > >
> > > The only cosmetic variance I have on my 55 F100 is the seat covering.
> > > The winter will be here all too soon and I plan on redoing this as a
> > > snow bound project. I have checked with LeBaron Bonnie and ABC
> > > Interiors and they are clueless as to what the actual was on a 55.
> > >
> > > I hope that someone on the list has hard facts;
> > >
> > > We would be more than happy to reimburse for the expense of
photograps
> > > that show the detail of the grain and trim style.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > Howard
> > >
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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 21:57:01 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Model TT dump truck

If anyone is interested, there is a Model TT dump truck
for sale for $4100 obo on the web site. Its on the main
classifieds page, scroll to the bottom and you'll see
a picture of it. The owner is about to retire to Florida
and asked me to announce it to the group. Given the fact
that they need to get rid of it, the price is probably
pretty flexible.

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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 22:41:30 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Your story in a Ford truck book

Hi everyone, I receive the following email from someone. I thought
it would be a good idea to pass it on to the lists. Contact Judy
about this (address below), not me.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

>>From jcscott ican.net
>Reply-To:
>From: "judy scott"
>To:
>Subject: Tough Tales
>X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
>
>Hi Webmaster,
>
>You and your members can see their name in print and
>get a Free copy of Tough Tales (working title). Here's
>how. I have a contract to publish a book comprised of
>a brief history of the F-series trucks, a glance at their
>ads, and STORIES BY OWNERS OF F-SERIES TRUCKS.
>The latter is where you and your members can
>contribute. All owners whose stories are published will
>see their name in print and receive a FREE copy of
>Tough Tales. THe kind of stories I need will tell about
>my love affair with my Ford truck, why I love my
>Ford, how I got my very first Ford truck, my grandma's
>ole Ford, I'll never forget the day/night....,etc.
>
>Tough Tales is the people side of the awesome F-series
>trucks. I'm ready to roll with it but need more stories.
>Would you consider publishing my request on your
>site?
>
>Look forward to your response.
>
>Judy Scott : )
>
>PS: I have subscribed to the 1997 and up digest and
>can't seem to unsubscribe. Can you help me?
>
>
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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 23:28:08 EDT
From: WBATTE aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Blue Dots

Many thanks for your knowledge and thoughts of the blue dots. Majority
classified the dots as "COOL". Having a dead stock 40K mile '56 F-100, I....


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