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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, October 12 1999 Volume 03 : Number 295



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Pre61 - test, resending
FTE Pre61 - 1950 F-3/got it home
FTE Pre61 - Paint Supplies
FTE Pre61 - Chat Room
FTE Pre61 - Door skins
FTE Pre61 - Gunson's ColorTune
Re: FTE Pre61 - Chat Room
RE: FTE Pre61 - Paint Supplies
FTE Pre61 - Modern bed on F100
FTE Pre61 - Panel rear bumper
Re: FTE Pre61 - Modern bed on F100

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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 08:21:50 -0500
From: Mike Morton
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - test, resending

While I love my 55 and wouldn't trade it for anything, I have to
appreciate the person that takes a car nobody else would want and fixes it
into something they love. That just goes to show again, build what you want,
you drive it and it mkes you feel good.
Mike
55 F100
24 Int'l Pickup All Wood Bone Stock

> >Then there it was, alone and chromed! The sun refecting off all the =
> >Chrome! Blinding you as you walk towards it!
> >Chromed wheels, chromed bumpers, chromed custom grill, chromed tie =
> >rodand ends, chromed spindals, chromed everything on the engine that =
> >could be chromed, chromed covers on heater motor, voltage regulator, =
> >radiator, battery tray, etc. Mirrors underneath engine, mounted on =
> >underside of hood, chromed steering column. Custom leather interior. =
> >All this money on this car.=20
> >The owners sitting there all proud of his work. I looked at him and said
> =
> >" Are you Nuts!? This is a PINTO! What the hell where you thinking?"
> > Now talk about a waste of money.=20
>
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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 06:50:00 -0700
From: "Kreig McBride"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1950 F-3/got it home

I hauled the 1950 F-3 home yesterday. Sitting outside, buried in blackberry
bushes since 1968, 31 years!! Owner said he drove it there and never got
around to driving it again. He said he installed new pistons before parking.
Not sure why only pistons. He also poured diesel down the carburator about a
year after parking it.

So the body is really almost shot, lots of rust. The engine, being
protected by the hood is in great shape. Should i try and start it?? Of
course I plan to remove spark plugs and oil the cylinders, check all fluids
and replace if needed (probably). Maybe try and free up the engine first by
hand turning with the fan blade. Of course I'm probably dreamin as it is
most likely stuck. If it runs I can check and see how strong it is. The best
scenario is to get it running with great compression, no leaks, and ready to
roll. Then a clean up and painting, then installation into the 1952 to
replace the 289 currently installed. Then push the 50 over a cliff . . . .
. .
Is this fun or what??

Kreig
Bellingham, WA


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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 09:57:42 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Paint Supplies

Does anyone have any ideas for low prices on quality paints & primers ?
(Internet, catalog, mail order, etc...) Is it better to use a local
distributor/store or try to work out something with a national distributor ?

I'm not body/paint expert, and I'm only working on this one project - for now.
I live in MN, and I'm not sure about the transporting of dangerous materials
over state lines and stuff.

Brian Nyman
bnyman allina.com
'58 F100

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Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 21:16:32 -0600
From: "A. D. Dodge"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Chat Room

With 168 hours in a week, it would be easy to miss each other in a chat
room. I suggest we set up a day & time to all meet there once a week,
twice a month, once a month, whatever. Whadyathink?

Dusty
'55 F100 292 4V


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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 13:36:26 -0500
From: Roy Gilbertson
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Door skins

Hello everyone,
Was wondering if there is a decent place to purchase skins for my 48? I need only the passenger door. Please let me know.
Roy
48 Ford F-3

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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 13:14:01 -0700
From: "Loren Kowalchuk"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gunson's ColorTune

Tom,

Gunson's ColorTune isn't exactly an easy thing to find and I'm not
exactly sure why. It's really a great product that comes from a
company in the UK called Gunson's (surprise surprise) that makes
various products for engine tuning.

I had a hell of a time finding one here in Edmonton, Canada and
every place I phoned not only didn't have it, but didn't even know
what it was.

I surfed the web for it and found a lot of sites that really promoted
the product. If you do the same, you'll find the same thing. Many
sports car enthusiast sites rave about it. I've come across
countless engine tuning guides that recommend using it. I use it
and it works fantastic. Since different air/fuel mixtures burn with
different colors you can quickly tell if your engine in running rich
(yellow flame) or lean (white flame). A correct 14.7:1 air to fuel ratio
burns with a blue flame.

Anyways, to answer your question, I found a website for R.D.
Enterprises at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.rdent.com/. I bought mine from them. If
you search the web, you may be able to find one closer to where
you live.

Loren Kowalchuk
'57 F100

> Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 22:16:48 EDT
> From: Flathead52 aol.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Gunson's Colortune
>
> Sounds like a neat thing to have were can I find one?
>
> Tom

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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:48:41 EDT
From: FISHROT1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Chat Room

In a message dated 10/11/99 1:31:51 PM, dustymtn earthlink.net writes:


room. I suggest we set up a day & time to all meet there once a week,
twice a month, once a month, whatever. Whadyathink?

Dusty
'55 F100 292 4V >>

Sounds good to me, anytime...........

Erik
60 F-100 Custom Cab
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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:07:31 -0500
From: "rgarber"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Paint Supplies

Brian,

I use GT auto parts in St Paul, they are very helpful and know
how to use the stuff they sell.

1000 University Ave.
St Paul MN
651-645-0481

I have also used Eastwood Co. Mail order, Great to work with
and the coorless primer is great.

Rich
54 F100

PS: From what I've found, low prices and quality paints do not
exist. You pay for the good stuff.

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From: owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Brian C Nyman
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 9:58 AM
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Paint Supplies


Does anyone have any ideas for low prices on quality paints & primers ?
(Internet, catalog, mail order, etc...) Is it better to use a local
distributor/store or try to work out something with a national distributor ?

I'm not body/paint expert, and I'm only working on this one project - for
now.
I live in MN, and I'm not sure about the transporting of dangerous materials
over state lines and stuff.

Brian Nyman
bnyman allina.com
'58 F100

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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 20:26:34 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Modern bed on F100

I just bought a mag called "Chevy Truck" and saw an article on a newish
bed on a 57 C***y pickup. Has anyone on this list done this? The
reason I ask is that, looking at my boy's 56 pickup, the worst angle of
the truck is from right behind it; the bed angles really don't follow
the body lines at all, and it seems that this would be the one area of
"improvement" often not attempted, but needed (at least as much as some
other "improvements" I've seen).

Just rambling,

Paul Gayda
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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 20:32:59 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Panel rear bumper

I am changing my 54 panel's rolling chassis for the 2nd time this year
(to get a Ford engine back under it) and noticed how cool the panel
looks, jacked up in my carport, without a back bumper.

Does anyone know of any neat rear bumpers for panel trucks?

I realize I can not run a bumper for the "best" look, but the thought of
those irreplaceable back doors getting hammered by some clown is too
much for me to bear.

Also, I am not a bodyman and am thinking of a bolt on or close to bolt
on improvement.

Paul G.

7 months to PForge
Where are we staying this year?
You guys ever go on that scouting trip to find a better motel?
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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 21:17:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dennis Moody
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Modern bed on F100

I just came back from the "My Classic Car" show in
Evansville Indiana. There was a 53-56 F-100 there
with a ford Ranger Splash bed on it. It looked
amazingly good like it belonged there. There didn't
seem to be any modifications....the bed just fit!!

Dennis
'51 F-1

- --- Paul wrote:
> I just bought a mag called "Chevy Truck" and saw an
> article on a newish
> bed on a 57 C***y pickup

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