pre61-list-digest Monday, December 28 1998 Volume 02 : Number 357

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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: Spare tire rack
FTE Pre61 - Re: Thanks, swap & relocate rear axle
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Thanks, swap & relocate rear axle
FTE Pre61 - 60 Battery Tray
FTE Pre61 - Restarting the '55 restore
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: New classifieds and banners



Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 06:00:49 EST
From: Brad4dwood
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Spare tire rack

I've got an extra rack from mt '56 F-100. I dont know if they are the same,
perhaps someone on the list will know. If its the same I would sell it. $25.00
+ shipping from CT.
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Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 08:40:09 -0700
From: Mel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Thanks, swap & relocate rear axle

Happy New Year to all and thank you to the admins of this list for the
past year. Great Job!!!! I have two questions concerning my 53 F100.
I have readjusted and aligned the Volare' front clip. It is now in the
weeds. (Looks great) Now the rear is about 5 inches too high. Looking
at the stock rear end, the axle bolts to the bottom of the springs. I
removed the 3 bottom leafs and replaced them on top of the other leafs
which lowered it about 3 inches and smoothed up the ride slightly. My
question is, is there a problem relocating the rear axle to rest on top
of the leaf springs. Looks to me that this would lower it the width of
the axle & leafs and would set just about where I want it. Anyone done
this? Everything is in great shape and I would rather not replace with
mono leafs etc.
Last question, anyone have a 3:00/3:50 to 1 rear end to swap for my 4:11
to 1 rear end? I am in the Spokane, WA area. I'd like to get better
highway cruising out of her.
Mel Silva
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Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 16:36:45 EST
From: Flathead52
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Thanks, swap & relocate rear axle


I did this axle flip on my '52 F-1. I had to "c" channel the frame to have
enough clearance for the axle tube to clear the frame. I also removed every
other leaf in the spring pack. I had ten to start with. This got the truck
down were I wanted it, But then I had a problem with the top of the third
member hitting the bottom of the bed. I'm going to take care of this with a
small hump in the middle of the bed. Works for me, It was the look I wanted
and I don't haul anything in it anyway
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Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 19:13:53 EST
From: RJC988
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 60 Battery Tray

In a message dated 12/27/98 10:34:47 AM !!!First Boot!!!, owner-pre61-list-
digest writes:

From: "bond james bond"
Subject: [none]

the battery tray for my
60 F-100 has totally rusted out
it mounts to the firewall does anyone know
of someone who carries these, or if anyone has one from a parts truck
I would be interested
thanks shandy


If the women don't find you handsome;
They should at least find you handy >>

I have a 57 with much of the same problem. I have seen many in catalogs that
say they are NOS, but they don't look like what I have. Mine has a tray that
has a vertical brace on each side mounted by 6 bolts. The ones I have seen in
catalogs has only one brace on the right hand side (I think!) Which is right?

Also I have seen many under-the-bed trays. Has anyone had any experience with

I might have found a bracket to mount my rear axle at SoCal. How are they with

Glenn in TN
Soapy the 57 F-100
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Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 17:43:46 -0800
From: MR Hay
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Restarting the '55 restore

I want to replace the rear end in my '55 F (is it an F-1 or F-100)
with a heavier one. Everyone suggests the 9" Ford. It will be a daily
driver, with occasional towing of a 3500# boat. Also recommended are the
351 Windsor & mechanical OD automatic. If this is the right track, is
SoCal P/Ups the best source? They seem a bit expensive, but it is
mostly a bolt-in. Thanks for your input. Mike

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Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:22:10 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: New classifieds and banners

Two announcements:

1. Our new classifieds manager is on line. Check it out. Its
free. Although it says it supports photo ads, that feature
has been disabled (FTE is not a classifieds site so I don't
want to focus a lot of energy maintaining photos). In the
future, we'll turn on keyword notify; this feature means
that you can have the classifieds email you whenever a keyword
you select appears in a new ad. It you want photo ads, check
out, they're one of our sponsors
and they have a pretty good truck selection up to the 1970s.
If anyone knows of a similar site for newer trucks, feel free
to post the URL.

2. Each pictorial page now pulls up a banner ad. These banners
will not be used by advertisers! I don't think it would be
ethical to advertise on pages featuring your trucks. Rather,
the banner ads will be used to notify visitors of FTE's free
services such as the classifieds, email groups, bbs, etc.
This should help newcomers.

On a final note (not an FTE announcement), there is now a Ford
truck newsgroup: . Some of you may find it helpful,
so far it doesn't seem to be a spam target. Its new so your
Usenet server may not have it. Please ask your provider about
it as it is not an FTE service.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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