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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, October 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 286



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Pre61 - Hood
FTE Pre61 - 52 F-1 to F-3??
Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 F-1 to F-3??
Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 F-1 to F-3??
FTE Pre61 - Ford 8" Rear-end question
FTE Pre61 - one piece windows
Re: FTE Pre61 - Ford 8" Rear-end question
Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 F-1 to F-3??
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: T-shirt design vote
FTE Pre61 - Re: shocks

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 08:42:43 -0700
From: YT
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Hood

Bill,
I have a '55 F-250 that I use for a parts truck. It has a hood in fair
condition. I haven't looked at the wiper motor so don't know what kind
of shape it is in. I don't need anything else off of the truck so was
looking to get rid of it all at a nominal price. e-mail me for details
and we can talk. I am in Washington state.

C. Johnson
jchrisjohnson usa.net

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> Date: Thu, 08 Oct 1998 20:59:48 PDT
> From: "Bill Casady"
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Hood
>
> Need a hood in good condition for my 54 F250. Send info and
> particulars regarding cost, and arrangements. Thanks for any help.
>

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 13:02:58 EDT
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 52 F-1 to F-3??

I am having bad rust problems with my '52 F-3 cab. The rear bottom cab corners
are rusted out, the floorboard is rusted out in the front and rear sections
and the pillar area on the passenger side has a small rustout too. Would it be
better to replace the cab than to try and do a lot of repair welding? Will a
F-1 cab swap out with an F-3?
HELP!!!
Paul Penuel
PWPTRUCK aol.com
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 13:29:09 -0600
From: Jeff Hazewinkel
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 F-1 to F-3??

I am facing a similiar situation with my 53 F600. I have been told that the
basic cab for a particular model year is the same, so the F1 cab will replace the
F3. However, unless you find an excellent cab you still will probably still need
to do some repair.

I researched the cost of buying repair panels versus buying a different cab and
it was less expensive to just buy the panels.

PWPTRUCK1 aol.com wrote:

> I am having bad rust problems with my '52 F-3 cab. The rear bottom cab corners
> are rusted out, the floorboard is rusted out in the front and rear sections
> and the pillar area on the passenger side has a small rustout too. Would it be
> better to replace the cab than to try and do a lot of repair welding? Will a
> F-1 cab swap out with an F-3?
> HELP!!!
> Paul Penuel
> PWPTRUCK aol.com
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 19:25:30 -0400
From: m
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 F-1 to F-3??

I replaced my badly rotted f-100 cab with one from an f-600 firetruck. No problems
at all every thing was the same except front fenders and grill (f-6 uses much
larger tires). cant see why ford would have done any different in '52.
ms
1953 f-100

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 16:36:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Royal H. Maul"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford 8" Rear-end question

I have a 1950 F-2 that I am planning to put a C4 tranny and an 8" read-end
behind the flathead. I have a rear-end from a '67-'70 Mustang. The spring
pads center to center and the backing plate to backing plate measurement are
identical to the original rear-end. Is this a good rear-end to use? Also,
I don't know what the gear ratio is. The ring gear has 39 teeth and the
pinion has 13 teeth. Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Roy
1950 F-2

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 19:12:55 -0500
From: Engiplas
Subject: FTE Pre61 - one piece windows

Has anyone seen or used the one piece window kit from either Sacramento
Ford or Vintage Glass? I want to put one in my '50 F-1 that I am slowly
putting together.
I saw a post the other day regarding the use of brake drums off a '70
rear end on the front spindles. I have done this and have lots of miles
on them. I found that I needed to trim 1/8" off of the lip of the drum
that goes inside the backing plate lip. On some setups it barely rubs
the backing plate.
Don Chandler
engiplas n-link.com
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 20:26:42 EDT
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Ford 8" Rear-end question

I am restoring a '52 F-3 and have decided not to use the original rear-end due
to the gear ratio. The original rear end is the split housing type that
carries a 4:86 ratio. Not a very good choice for highway driving, but could be
used to pull trees out by the roots. I am going to use a rear end that comes
out of a early 70's Ford one ton. My ratio will be around 4:11 which is ok.
One thing to keep in mind here: the flathead of those years only makes around
100 horsepower. If you go too high on the gears, It may be very hard on the
motor and wear the tranny down pretty fast. If I was doing the job you are, My
main concern would be the highway gears in the 'stang axle. I would imagine
highway gears, around 3:70, are in the housing. I can't promise that a 'stang
rear end won't work, but if it was me, I would stick with nothing higher than
a 4:11 if you plan to keep the flathead in the truck. Good luck.
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 19:25:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 F-1 to F-3??

- ---PWPTRUCK1 aol.com wrote:
>
> I am having bad rust problems with my '52 F-3 cab. The rear bottom
cab corners
> are rusted out, the floorboard is rusted out in the front and rear
sections
> and the pillar area on the passenger side has a small rustout too.
Would it be
> better to replace the cab than to try and do a lot of repair
welding? Will a
> F-1 cab swap out with an F-3?
> HELP!!!
> Paul Penuel
> PWPTRUCK aol.com
The cabs should be the same as far as I know. Some of the cab mounts
could be different but I don't think so.
Scott
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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 00:29:30 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: T-shirt design vote

We have 7 entries for the t-shirt contest on the web
site. You can view them at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/tshirt.html

Be patient, it will take a while to load them all. Some
of the designs are rough sketches. The concept is as
important as the design.

The top of this page will have a link to our voting
center. The vote lasts two weeks. All runner-ups will
receive a token of our appreciation in a few days after
the vote via the postal service. If you sent an entry
in, please email me at kpayne mindspring.com your
mailing address.

First prize is the prize pack mentioned last month. Its too
late for me to look it up what 1st prize is so I'll announce
that tomorrow.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 22:40:52 -0700
From: "Conor Mulroney"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: shocks

Sacramento Vintage Ford has a listing for "Low and Short Shocks" for the
mono-leaf and reversed eye springs. They list them for both the front and
rear at $39.95 each. Sacramento Vintage can be reached 1-888-FORD-100. I
have always had good service ordering parts from them.
Good Luck,
Conor
'54 F100
'79 Bronco

> > Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 19:56:41 -0700
> > From: Mike Foudy
> > Subject: FTE Pre61 - Shock selection after lowering F-1
> >
> > My sixteen year old son has a '48 F-1. He recently purchased and
installed
> > mono-leaf springs to lower the truck. Gonna be a hot rod. The springs
lower the
> > vehicle approximately 4". We are having trouble finding repacement
shocks for the
> > rear. Sitting height (length) of the old shocks, with new springs (and
without
> > the bed/fenders), is 13.75". Compressed length of new shocks would
probably be 10
> > inches and extended length probably 16. (Best guesstimate. Hope I
have
> > described this properly.)
> >
> > Guys at auto-parts store are confused. Can't identify appropriate
relacement.
> > Any suggestions? thanks in advance.
> >
> > Mike Foudy
> > Proud Dad
> >
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> >
> > Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 04:46:52 -0400
> > From: Mick
> > Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Shock selection after lowering F-1
> >
> > I suggest calling Sy at Mid-Fifty's (1-800-252-1956) or, if you really
> > want to go fancy call Edelbrock to see if they can fit some of thier
new
> > IAS shocks, that's what I'm gonna do. - Mick
> >
>
>
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