pre61-list-digest Wednesday, October 28 1998 Volume 02 : Number 300



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - power steering
FTE Pre61 - Re: removing F-1 bed
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: removing F-1 bed
FTE Pre61 - Re: Rear Seal Retainer
Re: FTE Pre61 - Weight of Bed
FTE Pre61 - Fwd: Can U Help Me!
FTE Pre61 - Welcome!!

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 08:09:15 -0600
From: Rick Barron
Subject: FTE Pre61 - power steering



 
 Could you tell me more about the Dakota steering? Is it a kit?
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 11:57:43 -0800
From: "Vierra, William BGI SF" <William.Vierra barclaysglobal.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Steering?
Sacramento Vintage Ford has two options for power steering one
is a complete
ad on that uses the old steering box.  The other converts
over to a 70's to
early 80's GM car steering box.
I am considering the same thing but am
most likely going to go with a Dodge
Dakota insert to resolve the problem.
 
        Thanks again, Rick 51 F1


 


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 18:02:22 -0800
From: Mike Foudy
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: removing F-1 bed

My son and I removed his by removing fenders first (used propane torch to heat
nuts). All the securing bolts for the bed were rusted. We drilled most of them
out (progressively larger drill bits) and had to cut one or two off with a cut
off wheel run by compressor. We were able to remove the bed by hand and tilt it
up and wiggle it to its current resting place.

I am uncertain how we are going to remove the rotted wood panels. Ours also has
a sheet metal covering over the wood. We want to remove teh sheet metal and
replace with nice wood.

Any one have ideas on how to best remove sheet metal and wood strips?



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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 21:33:06 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: removing F-1 bed

In a message dated 98-10-27 21:04:54 EST, you write:


I am uncertain how we are going to remove the rotted wood panels. Ours also
has
a sheet metal covering over the wood. We want to remove teh sheet metal and
replace with nice wood.

Any one have ideas on how to best remove sheet metal and wood strips?
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'51 was the first year for exposed wood (or the year Ford went back to exposed
wood, whichever). Previous years had the big piece of sheet metal over the
wood. I'm not sure how the wood was attached under the sheet metal - in the
51 and newer there are stamped metal ribs between and on top of the wood
'slats.' Bolts go down through the metal ribs to hold the wood to the bed
crossmembers (not the truck frame). There are four bolts which go through the
wood, bed crossmembers, and the truck frame, and four more which are
underneath the wood at the front and back of the bed which secure the metal
crossmembers of the bed to the truck frame. All 8 attaching points 'tween bed
and frame should have square rubber cushions. When the rubber wears
out/falls out, you have big time rattles and clanks.
My '51 has real ratty wood, over which a previous owner has tack welded a
big piece of sheet metal. All the rubber pieces are missing (not really -
there was part of one left), and most of the wood to crossmember bolts are
flapping in the breeze. I just recently used a nutcracker to break all the
nuts of the 8 bed to frame bolts, but now have to find the 4 bolt heads under
the sheet metal. I think I have at least one side measured pretty well, so
some exploratory drill surgery is in order. Some day I'll whip up some new
wood, but for the time being I just want to stop the bed from bouncing around!
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 21:45:39 EST
From: STUDJAMES aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Rear Seal Retainer

In a message dated 10/27/98 6:30:02 AM US Eastern Standard Time, owner-
pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:

I Have Y-block 292, while changing out the rear main seal I found one of the
bolt holes on the Retainer (which holds the bottom crank seal in place) was
stripped.

Looking into retapping, but wanted to check if anyone knows where to find
replacement Retainer??? It appears to be lightweight, maybe aluminum.

Thanks for any suggestions,
Jim

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 22:08:46 -0600
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Weight of Bed

At 09:34 AM 10/26/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I am going to take off the bed of my F-1 1951, any suggestions?, does anyone
>know how much it weights with the wood and rear fenders?How should I lift
>it?
>Thanks.
>
>Miguel...

Four bolts hold the bed down, they are always rusted, and will need to
be replaced (replacements are available). I don't even try to save them.
I used a cut off tool from the top side (I can't remember what life was
like without one) cut the heads off and drive them down through the bed.

Two people, one on each side, can easily lift the bed off.

Rich
54 F100
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 23:21:17 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Fwd: Can U Help Me!

Forwarded For: Susan Kerr
Please send replies to bkerr cabler.cableregina.com, not to the list.

Dear (person who gets this letter),

Ok, I know this is going to sound stupid if you have no idea what I'm
talking about. Please bear
with me. On CMT, they mentioned a contest that Ford is putting on. I
think you write different lyrics to Alan Jackson's song, and if yours
gets picked you win something. Well, seeing how you guys are Ford
fanatics, not that I'm not, I was wondering if you happened to know
something about it. Where you send the lyrics, what you win, if its
even still on. Now, I don't know if I sent this to the right spot, if
not please forwarded to someone who might know.
I've already tried to contact CMT, and they are no help AT ALL. Not
that I hold that against them. Ok, anyway, I would really appreciate
your help, if you know anything.

Thanx a bunch,

Yours Truly,

Becky


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 22:48:01 -0500
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Welcome!!

Welcome aboard, Miguel! I can't answer your questions, but I know there
are some guys, and at least one lady, that may be able to help you.
- --
Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
innaccesible part of the vehicle."

grover ford-trucks.com


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