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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, December 22 1999 Volume 03 : Number 374



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement
Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement
FTE Pre61 - Bed Renovation
Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement
Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement
FTE Pre61 - torque spec
FTE Pre61 - 57 shop manual
FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement
RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement
RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement
RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement

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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 08:42:52 -0500
From: Ray or Fran Bell erols.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement

All .. here's a suggestion that may drive the purists crazy; drop a plywood
sheet in the bed for the floor.

Now, it's not quite that "Whitney-ish." I went to a marina and bought a 5
x 10 sheet of three-quarter marine (A/B) plywood (my early 50 bed's 49
inches wide.) Cut her down to fit, to include the slight insets at the
wheel wells. Used a 'fridge box to make a template, and measured about
five times before I cut. Messed up the garage floor real good with a lot
of spar varnish. Plopped 'er in the bed, laid out my stainless strips nice
and even and square, and drilled. Only six of the stainless head bolts,
through the strips, actually hold the plywood to the bed braces, the rest
are "cosmetic" and only hold the strips to the plywood. Used a stainless
end plate to cap off the tailgate end. Looks real good and a lot of folks
spend a lot of time trying to figure out what kind of wood "strips" I've
got in there. 'Taint oak, but I got about $100 in there, not counting the
biggest expense for the stainless strips and bolts.

Having a one-piece bed floor is also real nice when I want to pop it out
for rear end work.

RAY
"Nifty" 50

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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 09:09:14 EST
From: Alpuntin aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement

Sounds good Ray. Glad to hear it was not GM (green maple) or GP (Georgia
pine) but the purist could say GP (Grand Prix another GM in disguise). Then
we could not post about it. I guess the best bet would be FORD wood. Meaning
( From-Oak- Really-Dudes!) Just a little humor. Want to wish ALL a very
Happy and Safe Holiday Season.

Al
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 09:12:41 EST
From: PBRUHN aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Bed Renovation

Redid the bed in my '52 F1 - bought oak boards locally and finished with 4
coats of SPAR urethane - sanded with 400 grit paper between coats - used
pre-punched SS strips and bolt kit plus end cap - it turned out great!

Recomment the pre-punched strips as it helps to have the square holes when
you are working solo. Drilling the holes in boards was not a problem - saved
the necessary old boards to use as pattern - it all went together very well -
a couple of the nuts are hard to get to on the underside due to frame
members, etc.

Worst job was taking old bed out!! Nasty - used a bolt cutter wherever
possible. Once you have a couple of boards out, it gets easier as you can
attack from side rather than underneath.

Good Luck!! Bruno
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 10:15:54 EST
From: DJ9124 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement

What kind of wood is the outside veneers on marine plywood? Great idea!
Dave Joest
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 12:05:39 -0500
From: "Bill Robinson" digitalexp.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Truck Bed Replacement

Usually, it is Douglas Fir or some other type of pine.
All pine that I know of is relatively soft, except Southern Yellow Pine.
So your protection has to be in the hardness of the finish.
What makes marine plywood special is the water proof glue
used to laminate the layers.
Bill
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Date: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 10:28 AM
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>What kind of wood is the outside veneers on marine plywood? Great idea!
>Dave Joest
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 15:06:38 -0500
From: Geoffrey Janes flashmail.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - torque spec

Help...

I need to install a new rocker arm assembly on my 57 Ford f100 (V8 272
engine). I cannot find a shop manual (apparently they are not yet available?)

Can anyone help me out? all I need to know is the torque specs (as well as
any other adjustments) for the rocker arm assembly.

Thanks for your help

Geoffrey
57 F100

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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 16:31:36 EST
From: FiftySevenF100 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 57 shop manual

In a message dated 12/21/99 8:15:52 PM !!!First Boot!!!, gjanes flashmail.com
writes:

<< I need to install a new rocker arm assembly on my 57 Ford f100 (V8 272
engine). I cannot find a shop manual (apparently they are not yet
available?)
>>
Geoffrey,

There is a 57 F-100 shop manual on eBay! The last time I looked it was at
$2.00. I think it was under the truck category, not parts or accessories.

Glenn in TN
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 16:34:02 EST
From: FiftySevenF100aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement

I have a friend suggest that I do the plywood thing even with my style side
bed. What do you guys think?

Glenn in TN
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 13:42:12 -0800
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M" pge.com>
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement

I did plywood on my 55 and then covered it with red oak pergo just for a
different look.

Dennis
55F100

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> I have a friend suggest that I do the plywood thing even with my style
> side
> bed. What do you guys think?
>
> Glenn in TN
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 18:12:13 -0800 (PST)
From: Ed Ellston yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement

This is a pretty neat trick. If done right who would
know the difference?

Ed and the Eff

- --- "O'Connell, Dennis M" pge.com> wrote:
> I did plywood on my 55 and then covered it with red
> oak pergo just for a
> different look.
>
> Dennis
> 55F100
>
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> > I have a friend suggest that I do the plywood
> thing even with my style
> > side
> > bed. What do you guys think?
> >
> > Glenn in TN
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 18:12:47 -0800 (PST)
From: Ed Ellston yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement

- --- "O'Connell, Dennis M" pge.com> wrote:
> I did plywood on my 55 and then covered it with red
> oak pergo just for a
> different look.
>
> Dennis
> 55F100
>
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> > I have a friend suggest that I do the plywood
> thing even with my style
> > side
> > bed. What do you guys think?
> >
> > Glenn in TN
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 22:25:45 -0500
From: "Bill Robinson" digitalexp.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement

What is red oak pergo?
Bill
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Date: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 4:55 PM
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Bed Replacement


>I did plywood on my 55 and then covered it with red oak pergo just for a
>different look.
>
>Dennis
>55F100
>
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>>
>> I have a friend suggest that I do the plywood thing even with my style
>> side
>> bed. What do you guys think?
>>
>> Glenn in TN
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