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pre61-list-digest Friday, September 24 1999 Volume 03 : Number 274

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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Re: FTE Pre61 - 49 door hinges
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: '66 Rear End
FTE Pre61 - Carlisle next week
Re: FTE Pre61 - 49 door hinges
Re: FTE Pre61 - 49 door hinges
FTE Pre61 - f-600



Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 19:48:16 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 49 door hinges

Hi Russ. I took the door hinges off my 52 F-3 the same way that you are. I
wish now that I didnt even pull the hinges off. I had to drill out the old
phillips head bolt and have new float plates made. I now have to find the
exact type of bolt to replace the old ones with. I don't have any idea where
I can find these things.
The back side of these bolts get heavily rusted over the years to the point
that the threads are distorted. That is why my old ones would not come out. I
ended up drilling a hole through them and useing an ez-out.

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Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 17:35:23 -0700
From: George Miller
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: '66 Rear End

lwblumjr wrote:
> >Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 15:46:00 GMT
> >From: "Ford Enthusiast"
> > On another note. I have found a 65 F-100 that is smashed up on the
> >front
> >and was wondering if a 9" rear was standard in this year. I am
> >considering
> >putting this and the bed onto my '55.
> Ford Enthusiast,
> The Ford 9 inch rear end was standard under F-100's/F-150's from 1957
> until 1982 I believe. (1980 - 1982 or so F-100's had the Ford car lug
> pattern vs. the truck but still had the 9 inch.) Sometime in the early
> to
> mid 1980's Ford changed to the 8.8 inch rear as standard. I hope that
> this helps. Good luck.
> Larry W. Blum, Jr.
> lwblumjr
> Pensacola, Fl.

As an added note, the '57-68 9" came with 28 and 31 spline axles. It's
considered a medium duty unit. If you plan on puting more than 300hp to
the rear wheels, consider going to a '69-86 1/2T unit. The 31 spline
version will handle just about anything you can still drive on the
street. The '57-72 is 61-1/4", the '73-86 65-1/4" flange to flange.
Don't know the bed widths.

George Miller
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Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 21:27:32 EDT
From: JRFiero
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Carlisle next week

I'm heading to Carlisle Thursday, Sept 30 and probably Fri, Oct 1.
Anyone going? Anyone selling stuff there? Anyone need anything? - wait,
wait!! - within reason, of course. I'll be in a Honda Civic, can't haul back
too many flatheads. Although I might be tempted to try just one ...
Looking for: correct rear bumper for 51,52 - 48-50 are different.
Complete fresh air heater for 51 - would accept 52 - 48-50 are different.
Ham, cheese and egg breakfast sandwich from the place at the far end. 48-52
pickup running boards. Chrome 51-52 grill for less than GNP of developing
nations. Various and sundry other little things - guess I better figure it
out soon!
Speaking of flatheads - anyone in the greater Washington, DC area have a
running 49-53 available? I'd like to rebuild my Merc, but keep running the
truck in the meantime. On or off list...
Hoping for good weather,
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Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 21:39:52 EDT
From: JRFiero
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 49 door hinges

In a message dated 9/22/1999 9:59:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Rwilson50 writes, re removing door hinges:

> After much lubricating for
> days at a time and an attempt with applying heat to the phillips heads I
> finally resorted to my trusty drill.
Way back when I removed my 52 Panel door hinges, I used a manual impact
driver. By manual I mean it wasn't an air impact wrench, but one of those
you use with gloves and a big hammer. Mine has a #3 (I think) Phillips which
fit fine, and the impact kept the Phillips head from stripping/rounding. The
shock is what breaks loose the rusted threads. In such cases, if I get the
fastener to move at all, I tighten/loosen a little a few time - even a
quarter turn - then soak it again with WD or some such. Breaking it loose
give the penetrant somewhere to go to do some good. If the threads which
protrude from the back are sufficiently rusted, that rust is weaker than the
backing plate threads, and will shear off as the fastener comes out.
But it sure would be easier if there were a source for these screws, then
you could just drill 'em out with abandon.
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Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 22:22:32 EDT
From: Taer2
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 49 door hinges

Hinges suck.....bottom line. However, I've come across a great little
gimmick that will allow you to adjust once the old bolts are drilled out.
Since I work with plastic injection molds, I've adapted a lot of the shims
and such from that field to my truck.

Anyway, "they" make an anchor that's basically a threaded sheath that you can
drop into a pre-drilled hole. then you simply screw in a slightly oversized
bolt/screw, and it binds in like it was the original tapped hole. I did this
with my doors, and it not only allowed easier remounting, but it allows for
adjustment (with a carefully drilled pilot hole) for sagging, aged doors.

I don't have the trade name right now, but if you can't find a source, I'll
do some investigating and pass it on.

my 2 cents,

'52 F-1
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Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 21:47:07 -0700
From: "Ken Laffoon"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - f-600

can anyone tell me what size truck is a f-600? And what amount of weight it
can carry legally. Also what is the approximate weight of the truck?

Dates and times of any truck shows would also be appreciated.
Ken L.

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