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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Interior
FTE Pre61 - Door Handles
FTE Pre61 - Re: Ranger Tank
Re: FTE Pre61 - Door Handles
FTE Pre61 - Re: FTE Pre48 - ADMIN: FTE 3rd Anniversary and a chance to ask Ford!
FTE Pre61 - Re: sandblasting/moisture
Re: FTE Pre61 - Door Handles
Re: FTE Pre61 - Door Handles
FTE Pre61 - sandblasting
FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-digest aftermarket door panels
Re: FTE Pre61 - Door Handles
FTE Pre61 - 52 F-3 info

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Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 09:18:39 -0500
From: Fred g 454 concentric.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Interior

One of the members of my club has an '50 F-1, and he bought and installed
the doors and headliner from them. While It's much easier than fabing your
own, it's not a snap. You get pvc panels to trim, with velcro to hold 'em
in place. They are black, and can be covered with cloth using spray
adhesive. It's not brain surgery, but you should be somewhat handy. They
look nice when done.

Fred
hotrod'56

Robert B Michels wrote:

> In the Feb issue of "CLASSIC TRUCKS", there was an article on the
> installation of a RODDOORS interior on a brand X truck.The article
> listed a setup for an F1. My truck is coming to the end of a four year
> frame off complete redo {Don't mention drive train here}and I was
> wodering if any one had used these panels for a do it yourself interior
> on an F1. My concern is that the article said it was a snap and that to
> me is like when somebody gives directions to a place and ends by saying
> "you can't miss it!!" 'cause I always do!
> Mike
>
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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 09:30:01 EST
From: PBRUHN aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Door Handles

Would replacing the door handle shafts cure the problem on my '52 F1:
outside door handles hanging down part way below horizontal (loosely) ??? If
not the shafts, what would be a cure?? Thanks Bruno
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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 09:34:22 EST
From: STUDJAMES aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Ranger Tank

Winford,
You mentioned having a Ranger Tank. What year is it from and was there much
to modify. Have 54 and would like to change out the tank this year. Thanks!
James

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54 Ford, 5.0 EFI, MII IFS, T-Bird Steering column, Ranger tank.
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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 09:41:33 -0500
From: "Joe Michels" starpower.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Door Handles

Bruno-- I have the same problem on 52 F1-- I think that the mechanism in the
door where the door handle goes through, the hole is worn-- Think that you
have to replace that whole opener mechanism-- I passed-- you can see my 52
F1 on the FTE pictorial page, second page,right hand corner.

Joebob
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Subject: FTE Pre61 - Door Handles


> Would replacing the door handle shafts cure the problem on my '52 F1:
> outside door handles hanging down part way below horizontal (loosely) ???
If
> not the shafts, what would be a cure?? Thanks Bruno
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Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 13:11:35 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: FTE Pre48 - ADMIN: FTE 3rd Anniversary and a chance to ask Ford!

At 05:10 AM 1/8/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 22:42:27 -0500
>From: "John Lawson" surfsouth.com>
>Subject: Re: FTE Pre48 - ADMIN: FTE 3rd Anniversary and a chance to ask Ford!
>
>I have a question for the F-150 Product Manager: Why must I and all other
>Ford owners be continually embarassed by Fords total failure in the Pro
>Stock truck competition? It is bad enough not to have a competitive car in
>Pro Stock, but a failure to have trucks compete is a slap in the face. For
>the first time in my life I actually own a GMC because of this disgrace. And
>when my other two trucks need replaced, I will again look to a company which
>I can be proud of. Obviously, this will not be Ford, unless they change.
>Ford does not deserve my loyalty nor my business.

First, this question needs to be addressed with Ford Racing,
not the F150 brand manager.

Basing purchase decisions on racing is not a very wise thing
to do. In my opinion, if this is how you decide to buy a
truck, you deserve a Chevy!


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Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 15:26:06 -0600
From: Rick Barron primary.net>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: sandblasting/moisture

> Cracking the drain valve at the bottom of the air tank will let the water weep
> out of the tank.

original message

> Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 15:44:29 -0500 (EST)
> From: Winford Rister usa.com>
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - sandblasting
>
> Regarding the sandblasting issue: I have the same compressor, 33gal tank
> and 6 hp. It has plenty of pressure/volume but I too have a serious problem
> with moisture. I have two moisture filters in the line, and a plumbing trap
> with drain plug.
>
> I have one of the pressurized units referenced from Harbor freight. It
> works well for about 3 minutes, then plugs.
> I also have one of the bench-top units in which I use silicon carbide. I
> have installed a vacuum cleaner port (shop vac) to keep the dust down. It
> also works well for a few minutes, then the compound is saturated with
> moisture. I gave up and had my 54 cab sandblasted by a professional. It
> cost $300. Short of installing one of the Vampire systems, I don't know how
> to keep the moisture out. It is a result of condensate in the air as it
> cools coming from the tank. A larger tank, which would keep the compressed
> air from becoming so warm might help.
>
> 54 Ford, 5.0 EFI, MII IFS, T-Bird Steering column, Ranger tank.
>

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Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 17:02:42 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Door Handles


>Would replacing the door handle shafts cure the problem on my '52 F1:
>outside door handles hanging down part way below horizontal (loosely) ??? If
>not the shafts, what would be a cure??

We went through this one over a year ago. Some of us take the handle shaft out and twist it slightly in a vise to compensate for gravity showing the slop. Try a little at a time. The slop in the mechanism is still there but it looks perfect and is a free fix. Heck, it'll probably last another 50 years :)

Ray C


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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 20:48:12 EST
From: JRFieroaol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Door Handles

In a message dated 1/9/2000 9:32:57 AM Eastern Standard Time, PBRUHNaol.com
writes:

> Would replacing the door handle shafts cure the problem on my '52 F1:
> outside door handles hanging down part way below horizontal (loosely) ???
> If
> not the shafts, what would be a cure
If your goal is to have them horizontal, take em out and bend them. If
your goal is tightening them up, the square hole they fit into is usually
more worn than the square shaft. You can braze up the shaft, then file and
fit, but replacing the whole mechanism is the quick way.
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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 21:01:29 -0600
From: "Don Chandler" n-link.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - sandblasting

You are right, moisture is a problem when you sandblast. The problem is that
the air is very Hot coming out of the compressor and as it cools , water
condenses out of it. The larger the tank the better. I bought a small inline
water filter for mine and installed it ahead of the small one that came on
the H.F. sandpot. Every time I fill it with sand I drain them both. I can
blast all day with no trouble with this setup. Be sure to drain the
compressor tank regularly too. I'm not sure of the size of my air tank, I
think about 75-80 gal.

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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 22:33:20 EST
From: Rwilson50aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-digest aftermarket door panels

mike, the company you are looking for is called RodDoors, they have a site
www.roddoors.com excellant products and you can add any fabric without a lot
of hassle. why pay somebody else to do it when you can do it yourself?
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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 20:14:56 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Door Handles

The problem is the spring on the assembly. If you take out the door
latch assembly and look there should be a spring, a kinda flat strip of
metal that has some crazy bends in it. We made new springs out of a
fish tape (the thing you use to pull wire though conduit) because it
has some "spring" to it.
Scott

- --- PBRUHNaol.com wrote:
> Would replacing the door handle shafts cure the problem on my '52 F1:
>
> outside door handles hanging down part way below horizontal (loosely)
> ??? If
> not the shafts, what would be a cure?? Thanks Bruno
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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 23:20:16 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 52 F-3 info

Hi gang. An acquaintance of mine is looking for information on a 52 F-3 and
would like to know how many of these were made, what colors and options were
available for that year. If any of you guys have that information and would
pass it on to me, I would appreciate that.

Thanks
Paul
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