pre61-list-digest Tuesday, June 8 1999 Volume 03 : Number 162



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Springs
FTE Pre61 - Rear End Measurements
FTE Pre61 - one side higher
FTE Pre61 - '58 disc brake conversion
FTE Pre61 - 49-52 Paint Colors
FTE Pre61 - Rear End Measurements
FTE Pre61 - door removal
FTE Pre61 - Tool Box
Re: FTE Pre61 - Tool Box

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Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 09:54:11 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Springs

In a message dated 6/7/99 8:14:57 AM !!!First Boot!!!,
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From: Dan Wentz
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Higher on 1 Side

I've recently replaced the rear springs on my 50 F1 and noticed that the
right side is now about an inch higher than the left. The tires have equal
air pressure, there's nothing in the bed, and the front of the truck is
even. About all I can figure is that one of my new springs is springier
than the other one. Is anyone able to shed some light on this?

~Dan >>

Dan,

Where did you get the new springs? I recently bought spring mounts for my 57
at a local spring shop. He assured me that he could make up new springs or
make my originals suit me. I plan on using him if I have the same problem.

Glenn in TN
Soapy the 57 F 100
65 Mustang on hold!
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Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 09:42:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Measurements

My 55' has a 9" in it out of a 57. I believe the
57-60 trucks are the same width as the 53-55 as it was
a direct bolt in. The stocker decided to seperate
it's axle tubes from their leaf spring mounts at about
half-track so I had to upgrade. I don't know what the
measurements are off hand but I would not mind
measuring for you. Just let me know *specifically*
what you want measured and I'll crawl around for ya.

So yesterday a couple of buddies and I were drinking
beer at 8:00am (fiance' was at her mom's heheh) and we
decided to sand down my multicolor rustbucket and
primer. We got the cab, front fenders, and hood
wetsanded with 320 grit by hand and then spayed it
with dark gray primer. I didn't have a compressor so
we had to use spray cans but it still looks 100%
better than the 7 color/rust job that was on it
before. All in all I am pretty satisfied with it and
everyone has to start somewhere, right? The bed is
next.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

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Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 09:41:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - one side higher

My truck sits one inch lower on the driver side in the
front. Is this a weak spring? A bent frame?

How do I tell?
Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

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Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 13:18:15 EDT
From: CMou139175 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - '58 disc brake conversion

Can anyone fill me in on a way to put disc brakes on my '58 f-100 without
changing the straight axle? How do I get rid of the king pins and mount the
calipers? Thanks
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Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 17:14:44 -0400
From: Kevin Hanson
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 49-52 Paint Colors

Hi,

I am looking for the color number for the white or cream trim color and the red
body color for a '49 F-1.

My parts store's catalogs only go back to '52. They list a Sungate Ivory (M2J-68
or PPG code 80090), but they don't have any color chips so I'm not sure if this is
it.

Any help is appreciated.

Kevin Hanson

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Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 19:04:19 EDT
From: BooRulz99 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Measurements


Does anyone know if the 57's only came with a 9" rearend? What can I use
to determine if it's orignal?
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Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 20:04:51 -0400
From: "Miguel....."
Subject: FTE Pre61 - door removal

Thanks everyone for all your great help. I am going to try again heating the
hinges. I also like the idea of welding the pins to a piece of metal.
Removing the bolts didnt work out well. But i will try with an easy out.
In case that nothing works, where can I get new hinges?

Thanks again,

Miguel
F-1 951



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Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 20:49:03 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Tool Box

Thanks for the great responses for a tool box; I now know that I can get
someone to make me one(!), or I can make one out of wood!! That one
should really hold up well in the weather!

I realise wood is a wonderful material, but I thought it was obvious I
was referring to a black plastic or a metal standard mass produced tool
box. If anyone knows of any, pls advise.

Fordly yours,

Paul G.
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Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 00:47:55 EDT
From: Jeffben56 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Tool Box

Check for a Delta dealer in your area. They make what they call a hopper.
Sounds like what you're looking for. They come in two or three sizes.
Jeff T, 56 F-100
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