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pre61-list-digest Thursday, October 14 1999 Volume 03 : Number 297

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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RE: FTE Pre61 - More bed questions
FTE Pre61 - Modern bed on F100
Re: FTE Pre61 - Differn't strokes for differn't folks
FTE Pre61 - (no subject)
FTE Pre61 - AOD and rear ratio



Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 08:11:38 -0500
From: Troy McClung
Subject: [none]

Does anyone know where I can get a play-by-play on how to install disc
brakes on my 59 F-100 4x4? I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but
I am finally committed to doing the conversion (it took a sail through 4
lanes of traffic to convince me). Thanks in advance.

Troy M.
The kid with the 59 4x4

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Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 06:47:37 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - More bed questions


I've seen kits for aluminum and stainless in the magazines, but they haven't
been one piece. They are a series of pieces that fit together much like the
wood beds.

55F100 w/stock dimmer switch

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> From: Dan Laray[SMTP:dlaray]
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> Subject: FTE Pre61 - More bed questions
> A more basic question. If I want to do a steel bed floor on my 56 F-100,
> is
> there a kit available or will I need to fabricate the floor?
> Dan Laray
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Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 09:04:46 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Modern bed on F100

>>steel bed on a '56
Don't do it, please ! Or if you do, please make it look good. I saw a project
truck at a show this year with a steel plate in the bed - kind of a corrugated
pattern. It just didn't look "natural."

Now, I may have had some prejudices about the truck in the first place: Ch*vy
350, bad frame job, cruddy body work, standing behind the truck, you could see
that the wheels were offset to the left about 2" - they were inside the fenders
on the right and sticking out on the left. The wheels weren't even close to
centered (front to back) within the front AND rear fenders either. I probably
would keep my mouth shut about it, but the guy was trying to SELL it - for $6K
!!!??? And it wasn't even finished - still had a weathered paint job & primer
on it.

It's a sad, sad world sometimes...

Brian Nyman

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Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 11:17:14 -0400
From: "Bill Robinson"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Differn't strokes for differn't folks

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From: RJC988
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Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 9:45 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Differn't strokes for differn't folks

>Boy do we cover all spectrums here! Just look at the pic pages --
>from boc-stock to wild-slammed. I hope we never "step" on anybody's opinion
>here. If someone wants to chrome the undercarriage of a 75 Courier, let
>I have no personal family attachment to my truck. I want it to look like a
>but have some of the modern conveniences. Nobody will have another like
>(and there's a reason for that). Most on this list wouldn't think of doing
>what I'm doing (again for good reason). I wish now that I was born between
>and 56 or even 51 or 52, but it was 57 (and just a few days from 58). Fate
>brought me and my truck together (I don't want to talk about who might have
>gotten me and the 90 Lincoln together).
>Can't we all just get along? Let the stockers stock and the choppers chop.
>Glenn in TN
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Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 14:27:56 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - (no subject)

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Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 23:02:55 -0700
From: Dan Laray
Subject: FTE Pre61 - AOD and rear ratio

I'm new to the list, having just gotten a 56 F-100 that the PO put a lot
of work into (his loss, my gain). Anyway, the drivetrain is basically a
84 stock (Holley/Edelbrock) 351W with AOD and 9inch with 3:89 gears.
Runs great except that it goes into od too soon for my taste (about
50mph) considering going to 3:25 gears to remedy this and get a few more
mpg. I know the 84 351W is not real long on power, would like opinions
on this switch and/or suggestions on moving shift to about 60-65 mph.

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