pre61-list-digest Saturday, April 10 1999 Volume 03 : Number 103



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FTE Pre61 - Late 50 Wood bed parts
Re: FTE Pre61 - Late 50 Wood bed parts
FTE Pre61 - Franklin Mint 56 Ford F100 watch
Re: FTE Pre61 - Franklin Mint 56 Ford F100 watch

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Date: Sat, 2 Jan 1999 08:40:47 -0500
From: Ron Byron
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Late 50 Wood bed parts

Anybody know if 51 F-1 beds are the same as late 50?
Most bed suppliers skip the 50 with original wood bed.

Thanks

Ron Byron

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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 18:02:22 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Late 50 Wood bed parts

In a message dated 4/9/1999 8:51:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
ronby uky.campus.mci.net writes:

> Anybody know if 51 F-1 beds are the same as late 50?
> Most bed suppliers skip the 50 with original wood bed.
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I can't find my documentation on this, but what I recall is that, at
least nominally, '51 was the first year for exposed wood bed floors.
Previous years had wood, but it was covered by sheet metal. However, the
change was a 'running change' in the 1950 model year. Todd Murthum, for
instance, has several parts that go up to 'early 50,' then change to 'late
50' and up. He doesn't go by Todd Murthum Reproductions anymore - is it
Northern Classics? Something like that.
So. There were changes in the side panels, tailgate, probably some
other bed pieces, and the floor. It may be that the wood pieces were the
same throughout 48-50, and maybe the metal strips between them differ between
those covered with sheet metal and those which were exposed.
What does 'running change' mean? I'm not sure, but it seems likely
it occurred at different dates in the various assembly plants - when they ran
out of the old stuff, they started using the new stuff. Where are the ol'
farts when we need 'em?
I bought tailgate chains from Todd Murthum at Carlisle a couple years
ago, only to determine, once I got home, that my '51 has the wrong tailgate,
and the previous owner had redrilled the holes for the upper chain mount so
the earlier chains would work with the later bed.
If I ever completely replace my bed, I think I'll go with the
48-early 50, with the embossed sides, different fenders, the whole works,
just 'cause I like the way they look. But I'll keep the exposed wood.
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Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 23:30:45 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Franklin Mint 56 Ford F100 watch

Franklin Mint is now producing 56 Ford F100 watches.

If you're interested, I have a typed in copy of their
ad. Let me know and I'll forward a copy.

Ken Payne

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Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 20:48:19 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Franklin Mint 56 Ford F100 watch

I'm interested Ken. Thanks.
Ray C
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On Fri, 09 Apr 1999 23:30:45 Ken Payne wrote:
>Franklin Mint is now producing 56 Ford F100 watches.
>
>If you're interested, I have a typed in copy of their
>ad. Let me know and I'll forward a copy.
>
>Ken Payne
>
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