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pre61-list Digest Tue, 23 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 018

In This Issue:
Re: Fender repair patch panels
Re: Front Rims
Front Rims


Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 08:04:46 -0500
From: Abe Stauffer <astauffe>
Subject: Re: Fender repair patch panels

There are several Ford Truck catalog stores that sell rear fender
patches. I don't have my catalogs here in front of me but check
Mid-fifty Truck parts online at:
They have them for $25 each.
                                                       Abe     '54


Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 12:56:26 -0500
From: David Russow <drussow>
Subject: Re: Front Rims

shawn wrote:

> 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!


Im running 7x15 in the front and 8x15 in the rear.  Standard TTIIs with a volare front clip.  They look good
and no rubs.



Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 20:24:57 -0800
From: William Hendrickson <billjhs>
Subject: VIN

Hello to all,
Can we tell anything from this VIN number?


From: "Kenneth Marty" <kdmarty>
Subject: Re: VIN
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 21:34:44 -0700

Bill,     From the Red Book

F35 = F-350
R = 239 cid, 8 cyl.
3 = 1953
C = Chester, PA.
12359? = Unit number

Kenneth  55 F100 Denver CO.

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Hendrickson" <billjhs>
To: <pre61-list>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 9:24 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] VIN

> Hello to all,
> Can we tell anything from this VIN number?
> F35R3C12359?
> Thanks
> Bill


From: Oldtrukman
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 05:28:07 EST
Subject: Front Rims

    I have a '56 F100 with the Volare suspension. When I first did the job,
I found a pair of 14X8 slot mags. I went with the slots because I wanted to
match what was on the rear. They worked ok, but there wasn't much clearance
between the wheel and the brake caliper. I had to do a little grinding on the
caliper to keep the wheels from hitting. I hunted for a long time at all the
swap meets, etc. trying to find a pair of 15X8's but could never come up with
any. I finally found a pair of 15X7's that were in good shape and put those
on. No more clearance problems, and I feel that the brakes get better air
circulation also. I run 60 series tires all around and the truck handles
great. You'll love it.


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