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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, December 21 1999 Volume 03 : Number 373



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Voting
FTE Pre61 - Re: Radio
Re: FTE Pre61 - 53 F100 bed floor replacement
FTE Pre61 - Bed Refinishing
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Radio
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Radio
FTE Pre61 - Annual AFTE/FTE charity event
FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 F100 bed floor replacement

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 07:01:34 -0500
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Voting

Well, I TRIED to cast my vote this morning, but my ISP is wigging out,
so I was uable to do so. Hey Ken: You should rig the "How satisfied are
you with your Ford truck?" survey so that you can't cast your vote with
anything other than "Extremely Satisfied". (Just kidding!)
- --
Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover
President, AFTE

"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, 20 Dec 1999 09:16:04 -0800
From: Marv Miller
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Radio

Glenn in TN wrote:
> How did radios with tubes ever hold up in a stiff-sprung truck?

Let's just say that today we take for granted that the solid-state radios in
our modern trucks will work every time we fire them up. It's something we
don't even think about not working. But there was a time in our country's
history when one could actually stand in line down at the drug store or
hardware store to use the tube tester. Saturday mornings were the busiest.
Sometime during the week the radio stopped playing. Saturday morning you
pulled all the tubes and the vibrator out of the radio and took them off to
test them. Most of the tubes tested a bit on the weak side. Tester
manufacturers set up the machines to cause them to read low. It encouraged you
to buy more tubes than you really needed, but it seemed like a game. Anyway,
one of them would be really bad, and you'd get a replacement (or one that
ALMOST replaced it) for about three bucks, and went out to try to remember
where they all went back in. Fun, huh? It's what we did to hear tunes while
on the road. Things with red-hot wires in them had a tendency to short out or
open up when subjected to constant vibration.

- -M-

Marv Miller mailto:ae722 lafn.org
"Striving to be the person
that my dog thinks I am".
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 13:54:35 +0000
From: Fred Hooper
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 53 F100 bed floor replacement

Dewayne,
the original boards are not tongue and groove. they are however grooved with a
recess to allow the metal bed strip to nest between them. the bolts then pass
through the metal strip to large washers, and or the metal cross members below.
The bolts only go through the wood on the outside edges next to the box, and at
bottom of each board. As long as you are getting stainless, get them punched
with the square holes. makes it a lot easier to assemble.

Fred
Hotrod'56

Dewayne Reding wrote:

> I am about to begin restoration of the bed wood on my 53 F100 and need some
> advice. I intend to purchase stainless steel bed strips,bolts, and end cap.
> Should I purchase strips with or without holes prepunched? I wish to cut
> the oak boards myself to save a little money for items I can't fabricate.
> My current wood is tongue and groove (pine?) and buckling bad. Are they
> supposed to be tongue and groove? Don't see how that could ever work after
> expansion. What are the stock wood dimensions. Want to maintain somewhat
> stock appearance.

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 15:12:29 -0500
From: "Howard H. Tarnoff"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Bed Refinishing

My bedwood has enough cracks in the finish that it is time to refinish it.
It is oak,
so I am not looking for new wood. Is it possible to remove the bed floor
without
removing the entire box from the frame.

Has anyone followed the instructions in the back of the carpenter catalog?

Howard

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 16:14:03 EST
From: FiftySevenF100 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Radio

I remember going to the shopping center to replace tubes from the black and
white TV we had when I was a kid. My dad wasn't the most technically
proficient so he made a lot of trips.

Why would you want to replace one of these? Is it that important to get back
"original"?

Glenn in TN
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 16:34:58 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Radio

While we are on the subject of radios, I wanted to know if any of you have
ever seen the aftermarket radios like mine. My truck had a Firestone radio
when I got it. The "tube box" mounted on the firewall up under the dash. It
has a remote head unit that mouted in the dash for the controls. My truck
didn't have the head unit when I got the truck, but I have heard about them.
Any one use this type of radio in their truck? I would imagine finding a head
unit and other parts for this thing is next to impossible.

Thanks,
Paul
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:44:11 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Annual AFTE/FTE charity event

The Association of Ford Truck Enthusiasts (AFTE), the non-profit
club made up of Ford Truck Enthusiasts (FTE) users, is holding
their first annual charity event (actually, their second, though
they were not yet organized as a club them).

This year, AFTE is raising funds for two causes:

1. a list member's son who is a paraplegic and could really
use a decent laptop with voice recognition software. He
became disabled last year and needless to say, he's not
in the best of spirits. I think we can bring a little
joy into his life.
2. the Georgia LoRiders, a long standing Ford truck club,
is raising money for the family of a child found in the
family swimming pool. The child is brain damaged and the
father must stay home to take care of him because the mother
is VERY pregnant. AFTE is going to donate any money left
over from item 1 to the Georgia LoRiders for this family.

There are three ways you can donate:

1. Send a check or money order to:
Association of Ford Truck Enthusiasts
re: Charity Drive
Box 562
Tecumseh, MI 49286-0562

2. Via credit card on the web. The FTE web site is set up
to take credit cards. We're going to add an item to the
cart for this. You'll be able to select any amount you
want. All funds will be forwarded to AFTE for their
drive. The address is:
www.motorhaven.com

3. Via credit card on voice mail. FTE's phone number is
770-806-1955. Leave name on card, type of card, card
number, expiration date and amount to donate. Also,
PLEASE leave an address so we can mail a receipt to you.
All funds will be forwarded to AFTE for their drive.
This number is busy in the evenings!

The laptop purchase receipt and the check cut to the
Georgia LoRiders will be scanned and placed on the web
site so everyone will know their donations were well
spent. There will be zero administration costs. All
money will be spent for the charity.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 20:29:48 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 F100 bed floor replacement

> >Dwayne,
> >
> >If you are going to stainless steel bed strips, get
> >prepunched strips. Especially if you are going to
> use
> >carriage bolts as original. Drilling a round hole
> in
> >stainless is tough, getting a square is almost
> >impossible without special tools.
> >The original wood was not tongue and groove, the
> >strips tie them together and keep them separated. I
> >used prepunched stainless strips and precut and
> >drilled oak boards. It makes the job much easier if
> >all the holes and grooves for the strips are
> correct.
> >
> >Dan Lee
> >'53 F100
> >400C-4V
> >
> > > 53 F100 and needsome
> > >advice. I intend to purchase stainless steel bed
> > >strips,bolts, and endcap.
> > >Should I purchase strips with or without holes
> > >prepunched? I wish tocut
> > >the oak boards myself to save a little money for
> > >items I can'tfabricate.
> > >My current wood is tongue and groove (pine?) and
> > >buckling bad. Arethey
> > >supposed to be tongue and groove? Don't see how
> that
> > >could ever workafter
> > >expansion. What are the stock wood dimensions.
> Want
> > >to maintainsomewhat
> > >stock appearance.Dewayne Reding1953 F-100
> >
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