pre61-list-digest Tuesday, February 16 1999 Volume 03 : Number 046



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Ray's New Truck
FTE Pre61 - Re: '54 Drivetrain FS
RE: FTE Pre61 - My new truck! Funny.
Re: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg
Re: FTE Pre61 - box widths
Re: FTE Pre61 - F-3 fender extensions and repair panels
Re: FTE Pre61 - My new truck! Funny.
Re: FTE Pre61 - running boards
FTE Pre61 - Independent Front Suspensions
Re: FTE Pre61 - F-3 fender extensions and repair panels
FTE Pre61 - Stepsides!
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Posting instructions
FTE Pre61 - flathead throttle return spring location
Re: FTE Pre61 - F-3 fender extensions and repair panels
Re: FTE Pre61 - Independent Front Suspensions
Re: FTE Pre61 - My new truck! Funny.
Re: FTE Pre61 - My new truck! Thanks.
FTE Pre61 - F-3 fender repair panels

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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 07:02:31 -0500
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ray's New Truck

Ray said: "Well... today is my birthday and the truck is in my
driveway. My WIFE was
the one who BOUGHT THE TRUCK FOR ME :)"

You have a great wife, Ray. You might consider keping her around a
while! :-)
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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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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 08:46:01 +0000
From: Fred g 454
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: '54 Drivetrain FS

I know a Body man in Clarkston Michigan who has a complete drivetrain from a
1954 F-100. Overhead valve V/8 complete with carb, linkage etc., still bolted
to trans. (3 spd. he thinks) also has the driveshaft and rearend. Was running
good when removed from the truck last year, the truck was being re-done as a
street rod. Asking $600 for everything. Will take offers, prefers to sell as a
package. anyone interested can write me and I'll give you his phone number.


Fred
Hotrod'56

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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 07:47:32 -0600
From: "Rich Garber"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - My new truck! Funny.

He said "I'm
> sorry but I sold the truck 2 weeks ago. I was bumming. I was also
> mad at my wife for making me lose the truck. I knew it would not
> last long before someone else bought it.
>
> Well... today is my birthday and the truck is in my driveway. My
> WIFE was the one who BOUGHT THE TRUCK FOR ME :)
>
> The truck is way cool! 2,053 orig miles and very unique. I'll
> send images to Ken for hopeful addition to site.
>
Cool, looking forward to seeing pictures! Same type of thing happened to me
with my compressor, Wanted it bad, wife said not a good time right now, had
to agree, Two weeks later a certificate was given to me for our anniversary.
She had bought it for me! Great part it was one model better than we had
looked
at.

I don't care what some people say. This married thing is Great!

Enjoy!
Rich
54 F100

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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 15:07:47 EST
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg

Sorry for the extra work, but my vote is for #3

Tom
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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 17:17:38 -0500
From: "C. Greenlaw"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - box widths

Sheldon Rier wrote:

> Hi All
>
> most of the boxes for 53>56 have flat sides with a 48" width - some of them
> are 54"w - the fenders are identical -
> on what models did they use the indents??- !!!
>

The 54" with indents are usually 3/4 or 1 ton models, and are usually 8'
long VS the 6-6 or so of the 48" 1/2 tons.Be carefull as to the fenders as they
are not all identical, many of the 54 inchers use a longer fender. This issue
was beat up quite badly on the lists about 7 or 8 months ago if anyone wants to
search the old list files.

47 Fred.


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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 17:41:29 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - F-3 fender extensions and repair panels

In a message dated 2/14/1999 10:46:14 PM Eastern Standard Time,
gstephns flash.net writes:

> I'm getting a short bed off of a '51 F-1 from a friend, but the fenders
> are bent all out of shape. I have a '48 F-3 that is in mint condition,
> that I'm converting to a 1/2 ton street rod. He said that the fenders
> were the same and would bolt right up,
48 and 51 fenders might be, but are probably not, the same. 48 had embossed
bed sides, and corresponding fenders. Ford changed to flat bed sides
nominally in 51, but it really was during the production year. Tailgates
changed at the same time. If you have embossed 51 bed sides, the 48 fenders
will work. If you have flat sides, they won't.
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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 17:43:27 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - My new truck! Funny.

In a message dated 2/15/1999 1:41:47 AM Eastern Standard Time,
usedequipmentsales angelfire.com writes:

> Well... today is my birthday and the truck is in my driveway. My WIFE was
the
> one who BOUGHT THE TRUCK FOR ME :)
>
Wow. I'm printing this one off to show to my wife. Congrats on the wife and
the truck.
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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 17:45:33 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - running boards

In a message dated 2/14/1999 9:57:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, rier golden.net
writes:

> someone on the list was looking for long wheel base 48-52 running boards a
> month or so ago - was going through my stuff & have a good set if still
need
>
I don't suppose you found a good set for a normal wheelbase while you're
poking around?
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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 17:23:12 -0600
From: Jon McFall
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Independent Front Suspensions

I recently purchased a '55 F100 and was wondering if anyone has a web
sight with pictures of an IFS conversion on it. Some one a couple of
days ago mentioned that they had a Cordoba front end that was bolted on.
It also seems that other Mo-Par front ends can be fitted fairly easily
and that there are kits available to do Mustang II front ends. What I'm
looking for is a good picture or two so that I can get some idea whether
I'm capable of doing a front end swap and how much work is involved. If
some one can e-mail a picture or two or point me in the right direction
I'd be grateful.

Thanks,

Jon McFall


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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 18:41:47 EST
From: Fordf3 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - F-3 fender extensions and repair panels

F-3 fenders will not fit on a F-1
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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 18:06:36 -0600
From: Mike Garoppo
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Stepsides!

Howdy Ya'll!!
I just got thru looking thru the pics on 73-79 trucks and was disappointed to not see any long bed stepsides. Do any other members have a long stepside bed. Just curious.

Fordman

96 F150 SC XLT 4x4
75 F250 Lbed stepside 4x4
76 F150 Lbed stepside 4x4
59 F250 4x4 frame only
Two 59 panel's
58 F100 2wd short stepside
60 2wd flatbed
95 T-bird LX
3000 dsl tractor FORD
Two FORD riding mowers
and a dog named Bronco,
and a new puppy named Ranger!!


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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 21:47:35 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Posting instructions

List postings to either my admin or list owner addresses
has gotten out of control. Please take the time to read
the instructions (you'll find a link to them at the bottom
of *****every***** post!) as I don't get any please dealing
with emails in my inbox that don't belong there. If you
post to my box, I'll ignore it.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 22:34:37 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - flathead throttle return spring location

I was out priming the carb after a lengthy dry spell, and I noticed that a
piece of the carb linkage on by 51 flathead V8 carb hits the throttle return
spring when the throttle plates are open a lot. Got me wondering where the
original location for the spring was. I can't find a good picture.
Mind goes from the ball joint where the throttle linkage meets the carb,
forward to the generator mounting bracket, parrallel to, and therefore exactly
opposite, the linkage rod that goes back to the bellcrank on the firewall.
I'm pretty sure I have a later year carb - it has the 'economy valve' or
whatever it is sticking off the back of the base (not included in rebuild kits
for 51s). That's probably why there's an extra lever which contacts the
spring.
Anyway - please chime in with any other location points for the spring.
Thanks,
Jonas
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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 22:01:13 +0000
From: Gary Stephens
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - F-3 fender extensions and repair panels

Thanks, I wasn't sure. I was just going by what my friend said, but even
he said he wasn't real sure about it. I guess if my fenders won't work
then I'll just have to repair the old ones. Thanks for the info.

JRFiero aol.com wrote:
>
> In a message dated 2/14/1999 10:46:14 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> gstephns flash.net writes:
>
> > I'm getting a short bed off of a '51 F-1 from a friend, but the fenders
> > are bent all out of shape. I have a '48 F-3 that is in mint condition,
> > that I'm converting to a 1/2 ton street rod. He said that the fenders
> > were the same and would bolt right up,
> 48 and 51 fenders might be, but are probably not, the same. 48 had embossed
> bed sides, and corresponding fenders. Ford changed to flat bed sides
> nominally in 51, but it really was during the production year. Tailgates
> changed at the same time. If you have embossed 51 bed sides, the 48 fenders
> will work. If you have flat sides, they won't.
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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 20:16:52 -0800
From: "Eldon Joachims"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Independent Front Suspensions

Jon
I put a Cordoba front end under my 55 F100 and am very happy with it.
I installed it in my garage by myself with only the instructions that came
with the kit from Gibbon's. There was no welding involved straight bolt
on.
Gibbon's will send you all the info you need to install the front end and
will send you pictures of the installation..
Gibbon's Box 520 Gibbon , NE 68840 (308) 468-6178
Hope this helps
JOE

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> From: Jon McFall
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Independent Front Suspensions
> Date: Monday, February 15, 1999 3:23 PM
>
> I recently purchased a '55 F100 and was wondering if anyone has a web
> sight with pictures of an IFS conversion on it. Some one a couple of
> days ago mentioned that they had a Cordoba front end that was bolted on.
> It also seems that other Mo-Par front ends can be fitted fairly easily
> and that there are kits available to do Mustang II front ends. What I'm
> looking for is a good picture or two so that I can get some idea whether
> I'm capable of doing a front end swap and how much work is involved. If
> some one can e-mail a picture or two or point me in the right direction
> I'd be grateful.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jon McFall
>
>
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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 23:25:53 -0500 (EST)
From: Jan McLaughlin
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - My new truck! Funny.

You lucky, lucky man, Ray.
Happy Birthday!
Jan
53 F-250 name o' Louise

P.S. Have been lurking for months and months, but Louise is
running great after I took care of the polarity issue. God bless
her l'il heart and all of yours as well for your good help.
>
jmac133 idt.net


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Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 06:01:22 -0000
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - My new truck! Thanks.

Thanks everyone for all the kind responses and sharing in my fun.

Gotta love it.

Ray C


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Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 03:24:11 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - F-3 fender repair panels

I asked this same thing one time before and never got an answer before it got
sidetracked to something else. Do any of you guys know of a company that makes
....


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