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pre61-list Digest Sun, 21 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 017

In This Issue:
Re: 292
Re: OEM Mustang
Re: OEM Mustang
Re: Fender repair patch panels
Re: 292
rear window gasket
Front Rims

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From: "Tim Bowman" <tkbowman qwest.net>
Subject: Re: 292
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 17:56:12 -0800


There's one on eBay at the moment I believe.

Also, in the Seattle area there's one in a project truck that I recall
seeing advertised in the last few days.

Tim Bowman
tkbowman qwest.net
website: www.users.qwest.net/~tkbowman
(Pacific NW Carshow information & more)



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From: "Tim Bowman" <tkbowman qwest.net>
Subject: Re: OEM Mustang
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 18:11:09 -0800


Tulio:

One of my closest friends has done the OEM Mustang II clip in his '38 Chev
P/U, '38 Chev Sedan, '46 Ford Coupe, and many others that I don't even know
about.  They have weights comparable to your '50 and my '56.  My friend's an
old circle track guy and knows how to set up a suspension.

Re: pictures of the clip as stripped down, I'll take some tonight when I'm
out in the shop and send them directly to you.

As another person who posted on this topic indicated, it is definately
possible to do this clip using OEM parts; however, that being said, each
person has to assume responsibility for the effects of splitting and
rewelding a crossmember, etc.  If I were using the '56 F100 as a truck, I'd
probably stay with the straight front axle.  There is a possibility that
I'll go with a FATMAN crossmember kit because I like the clean look of it
and it's a bunch less work than what I described in an earlier post.
However, I may wait on that decision until after I go to the Supernationals
in May and get to look at a lot of trucks and take in a tech session or two.

Tom:

What did you use to extend the length of the tie rod?  Later model Cougar or
Mustang parts?  Also did you cut and reweld or heat and bend the sway bar to
change the angle so that it would not hang down?  My friend I referred to in
the first paragraph has indicated that he has done both approaches.


Tim Bowman
tkbowman qwest.net
website: www.users.qwest.net/~tkbowman
(Pacific NW Carshow information & more)



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From: Flathead52 aol.com
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 21:49:56 EST
Subject: Re: OEM Mustang

In a message dated 1/21/2001 9:19:33 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
tkbowman qwest.net writes:


> Tom:
>
> What did you use to extend the length of the tie rod?  Later model Cougar or
> Mustang parts?  Also did you cut and reweld or heat and bend the sway bar to
> change the angle so that it would not hang down?  My friend I referred to in
> the first paragraph has indicated that he has done both approaches.


>        I used Cougar tie rods.I heat the sway bar.
>
>




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From: "Terry" <kartrace ticnet.com>
Subject: Re: Fender repair patch panels
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 23:15:40 -0600


Most of the usable rear fenders I have seen are usually rotted out just
where the backup plate sandwiches the fender against the running board. I
cut out to solid
metal and replace just what is bad. Then back it up on the back side with a
thicker gauge piece just like original. You can MIG it in with a very cold
weld (both sides if needed) and grind it back flush. A little plastic and it
wont show at all. With some practice, you can fab the whole lower piece and
bend the lip. Not nearly hard as you would think. But since I am so cheap,
anything that can be repaired properly with long term results, I am all over
it. A penny saved.....is another brain cell stimulated.



> Does anybody know who makes/sells these for the front of the rear fenders?
> Mine are all rotted out where the running boards bolt up to them.
> I remember seeing these preformed panels that weld in, I just can't
> remember who makes them.



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From: "fugate51" <fugate51 ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: 292
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 06:48:15 -0500


Where are you located Mark, Would shipping be a problem for you?
I have a line on one that runs. Will get price for you.
L8R
Sam
52 F1
2000 350 Dually Quad Cab Diesel
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Barnes" <barnes telerama.com>
To: <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 6:21 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] 292


>
> Howdy,
>
>  I'm looking for a running 292 motor.
> Anybody have one of these for sale, or know anybody?
>
> Thanks...
> Mark.
> '53 F350
> '55 F250
>
>
>


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From: Rwilson50 aol.com
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 15:51:32 EST
Subject: rear window gasket


I have a little problem that the list members may help solve. I went thru
Obsolete Parts and bought all the cab gaskets etc. The original rear window
had a H-shaped track in the gasket and fit good and snug. The new one has 1
groove for the metal and an off center groove on the opposite side plus the
gasket is way too loose to install without excess silicone. Anybody ran into
this problem?
Russ Wilson
49 F-1

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From: "shawn" <shawnwo home.com>
Subject: Front Rims
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 01:21:57 -0800

What seems to be the best size rim to install on the front of 1953 - 1955 F100 with a volarie clip.
I have looked through tons of Classic Truck mags but they never seem to mention the width
of the wheels the folks are using. Anyone have a volarie clip with chrome Smoothies installed
I was hoping to go a 15x8 with the stock 4" back offset for that wheel. ( American Racing Smoothies)
Wanted the wheel and tire to sit about 1 inch inside of the outer fender lip. Need the clearance for when
its goes back on the road and slam it down a tad with the torsion bar adjustment.
So what are you folks running? 15x7 or 15x8's
All sheet metal is off my truck for a while so i was hoping someone had some input through experiance.
with the same setup.
Cheers!



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