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pre61-list Digest Fri, 05 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 004

In This Issue:
9" Rear end
60  F350 superduty
Six Cyl, etc.
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Re: 9" Rear end
50 F-1 Frame blocking
Re: Six Cyl, etc.
Re: 50 F-1 Frame blocking

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From: "Ed E" <edbud125 hotmail.com>
Subject: 9" Rear end
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 14:09:59


I've heard and read a lot of comments on installing a 9" rear end in the old
Ford trucks.  I would imagine it is to make the old trucks run like a car.
What are the merits of doing a conversion and where could I get information
on how to do it?

Ed and the 49 Effie
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From: A61fordtruck aol.com
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 14:44:38 EST
Subject: 60  F350 superduty


>  I have accest to what looks like a 1960 super duty 1 ton.  it is totally
>  trashed, as it was used as a feed truck on a ranch for way too many years.
>  all the emblems are gone, the rear fenders, as well as the doors!  it is a
>  292 truck, with 4 speed.  what makes it unusual is Its 10" bed, and 6 lug
> 17"
>  wheels.
>

  This fellow truckers, is an opportunity for a truly unique project,
one that separates the toys from the rest. How many F100's are the on
the road? Probably more than Ford built, but one like this ? Just this
one. Probably not much fun to run down to the quickie mart, with, but
restored and loaded with say, 125 bales of hay, what a hit at the
Saturday night cruise in. Take it to the extreme in true "Odd Rod"
fashion, with a blown elephant (maybe a turbo charged, fuel injected
flathead??) Fat Mickey Thompsons, and some skinny drag type
front-runners, add a over-length gear shift with a Rat Fink knob, and a
dice wheel spinner, and who'd tear up the title?

 I say "Do you own thing Greg, and don't let some sissy folk sass you.

47Fred>>

Thanks 47Fred for that encouraging word.  I am of the same opinion.  Most
folks these days pass over the standard 56 F100/Chubby350/350 combo to look
at something different. I do, anyway.  for me nothing is more cool than
something different.  My 61 is a prime example. (or will be anyway)  I stuck
with the original 223, then spend a year finding old hoppup parts for it.
the thrill was in the hunt.  Hey, anybody can open Bob's F100's and put a
bunch of stuff on the ole credit card, then get it home and bolt it all on.
It takes real guts to search far and wide for that old edelbrock 8V for the
Lincoln 368 you want to swap into your classic.  or to figure out how to mate
your T5 tranny to your classic engine.  people are flocking to the primer
rods these days with there 2 duece intakes and 303 olds power plants, because
they are different, mostly homemade, and accesable to the "rest" of us that
didnt get in early on Microsoft stocks!  I like different.

The 60 superduty is avalable to me for free, was running when parked, and
needs a complete body.  how hard is it in the south to come up with a 57-60
body, anyway?  The bed can be fabricated from 2 3/4 ton beds welded together,
solid wheels can be made from old centers on new rims, emblems can be hunted
down, it just takes enery.  And there wont be any like it

thanks for going against the flow 47Fred, i'd like to meet you someday,

greg S.


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From: bellx2 erols.com
Subject: Six Cyl, etc.
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 17:43:38 -0500

Regarding the question about a six in the '52.  I've got a later-year six in my '50, and it pulls real sweet.  I notice that in the FTE classifieds there's a new ad from a guy in AZ that's advertising a (94?) 300 ci six complete with transmission and plumbing.

Furthermore, Clifford Performance has a full range of items for the 300" six; headers, cam, weber carbs, etc.  You could build a real runner, and be different!

Regarding rear gas tanks, last winter I installed a 16 gallon tank, from Tanks, Inc.  It required no relocation of the rear X-member, that's why I went with their product.

RAY BELL


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"RE: 9" Rear Identification"
    Posted by foxs55 on 12/21/2000 10:29:02
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/512.html#2

"RE: 1951 ford f-1/f-2"
    Posted by adbecker on 12/21/2000 10:44:56
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/495.html#6

"RE: 9" Rear Identification"
    Posted by ke6bnl on 12/21/2000 17:18:02
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/512.html#3

"RE: 9" Rear Identification"
    Posted by barry on 12/21/2000 17:45:39
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/512.html#4

"RE: 1951 ford f-1/f-2"
    Posted by barry on 12/21/2000 17:51:03
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/495.html#7

"RE: 9" Rear Identification"
    Posted by foxs55 on 12/21/2000 18:48:46
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/512.html#5

"RE: 9" Rear Identification"
    Posted by foxs55 on 12/21/2000 19:01:34
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/512.html#6

"RE: 1953 mercury 1/2 ton (50th anniversary model) "
    Posted by clark on 12/22/2000 16:07:01
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/78.html#4

"1957 Custom Cab"
    Posted by 1957custom on 12/23/2000 06:14:10
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/514.html#0

"RE: 1957 Custom Cab"
    Posted by Kenny on 12/23/2000 15:57:38
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/514.html#1

"RE: 1953 mercury 1/2 ton (50th anniversary model) "
    Posted by skyriders on 12/24/2000 00:11:23
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/78.html#5

"RE: Pigeon Forge 2001"
    Posted by didgeytrucker on 12/24/2000 00:39:35
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/510.html#2

"RE: coils"
    Posted by unkledoogie on 12/24/2000 13:48:00
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/432.html#3

"RE: 59-60 models"
    Posted by unkledoogie on 12/24/2000 13:57:51
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/324.html#8

"Electric fan installation"
    Posted by jearly on 12/25/2000 14:23:57
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/515.html#0

"aftermarket tailgate latches"
    Posted by Craig on 12/25/2000 15:13:16
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/516.html#0

"RE: 56 ford "big window""
    Posted by ken l on 12/25/2000 18:41:14
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/450.html#2

"RE: 1950 Ford "MA BELL TELEPHONE TRUCK"
    Posted by jdc48ford on 12/25/2000 19:25:49
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/426.html#2

"RE: 56 ford "big window""
    Posted by truckfarmer on 12/25/2000 20:09:50
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/450.html#3

"RE: Phone truck"
    Posted by truckfarmer on 12/25/2000 20:19:51
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/426.html#3

"Marmon Herrington Ranger...."
    Posted by jrjrfm on 12/26/2000 01:21:48
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/517.html#0

"RE: I'd like it!!!"
    Posted by jrjrfm on 12/26/2000 01:26:11
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/480.html#8

"RE: Nevada Title"
    Posted by jrjrfm on 12/26/2000 01:29:37
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/438.html#4

"RE: aftermarket tailgate latches"
    Posted by CLAM_DIGGER on 12/26/2000 10:31:39
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/516.html#1

"RE: coils"
    Posted by CLAM_DIGGER on 12/26/2000 10:35:56
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/432.html#4

"RE: Nevada Title"
    Posted by kpayne on 12/26/2000 11:02:44
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/438.html#5

"RE: 59-60 models"
    Posted by Kenny on 12/26/2000 13:59:06
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/324.html#9

"RE: 57-60  emblems"
    Posted by Kenny on 12/26/2000 14:10:16
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/324.html#10

"RE: Nevada Title"
    Posted by ke6bnl on 12/26/2000 18:01:06
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/438.html#6

"RE: I'd like it!!!"
    Posted by truckfarmer on 12/26/2000 21:07:38
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/480.html#9

"RE: 1950 Ford "MA BELL TELEPHONE TRUCK"
    Posted by abe on 12/27/2000 11:10:50
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/426.html#4

"RE: PARTS YOU NEED!!!!!"
    Posted by my_toy_effie on 12/27/2000 11:47:24
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/454.html#2

"Temperature gauge"
    Posted by jearly on 12/27/2000 18:10:30
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/518.html#0

"RE: Temperature gauge"
    Posted by viking on 12/27/2000 21:53:50
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/518.html#1

"RE: 1950 Ford "MA BELL TELEPHONE TRUCK"
    Posted by christopher_2 on 12/28/2000 04:14:38
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/426.html#5

"RE: PARTS YOU NEED!!!!!"
    Posted by jaye on 12/28/2000 21:16:48
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/454.html#3

"RE: Electric fan installation"
    Posted by jaye on 12/28/2000 21:25:42
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/515.html#1

"RE: PARTS YOU NEED!!!!!"
    Posted by orleck on 12/28/2000 22:12:50
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/454.html#4

"RE: 1948-52,56 PARTS"
    Posted by mizseptmbr on 12/28/2000 22:26:37
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/281.html#13

"Truck I.D?"
    Posted by ob1 on 12/28/2000 22:26:47
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/519.html#0

"55 F100 Throttle Linkage Broken. Need Old or New Replacement."
    Posted by orleck on 12/28/2000 23:14:54
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/520.html#0

"55 f100. Can the Original Steering Wheel be Moved??"
    Posted by orleck on 12/28/2000 23:58:30
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/521.html#0

"RE: Truck I.D?"
    Posted by Kenny on 12/29/2000 00:52:06
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/519.html#1

"RE: Truck I.D?"
    Posted by Kenny on 12/29/2000 01:32:28
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/519.html#2

"Tilt hood, parts, etc."
    Posted by 4byford on 12/29/2000 02:02:49
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/522.html#0

"RE: Tilt hood, parts, etc."
    Posted by kpayne on 12/29/2000 11:06:51
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/522.html#1

"RE: 55 f100. Can the Original Steering Wheel be Moved??"
    Posted by jaye on 12/29/2000 11:14:41
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/521.html#1

"RE: 55 f100. Can the Original Steering Wheel be Moved??"
    Posted by orleck on 12/29/2000 12:12:40
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/521.html#2

"RE: Truck I.D?"
    Posted by ob1 on 12/29/2000 12:24:17
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/519.html#3

"Chev site"
    Posted by ob1 on 12/29/2000 12:48:11
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/523.html#0

"RE: Tilt hood, parts, etc."
    Posted by sschev70 on 12/29/2000 12:58:16
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/522.html#2

"RE: Highway Driveability"
    Posted by cobraguy on 12/29/2000 15:39:19
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/513.html#2

"RE: Highway Driveability"
    Posted by 58Model on 12/29/2000 17:07:07
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/513.html#3

"RE: Chev site"
    Posted by kpayne on 12/29/2000 18:33:13
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/523.html#1

"RE: How to lift '54 f-100 panel from frame."
    Posted by cobraguy on 12/29/2000 19:41:56
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/506.html#2

"RE: Rear Ends"
    Posted by cobraguy on 12/29/2000 22:59:18
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/370.html#6

"RE: 55 F100 Throttle Linkage Broken. Need Old or New Replacement."
    Posted by truckfarmer on 12/30/2000 00:58:11
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/520.html#1

"RE: Highway Driveability"
    Posted by cobraguy on 12/30/2000 11:29:58
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/513.html#4

"RE: 1951 ford f-1/f-2"
    Posted by Maniak on 12/30/2000 16:53:32
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/495.html#8

"RE: 1957 Custom Cab"
    Posted by salesguy on 12/30/2000 19:48:44
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/514.html#2

"RE: 1951 ford f-1/f-2"
    Posted by barry on 12/30/2000 20:24:33
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/495.html#9

"1952 Ford F1 Steering Problem"
    Posted by bbrueckmann on 12/31/2000 11:48:23
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/524.html#0

"RE: 1950 F1 parts"
    Posted by tbs50f1 on 01/01/2001 02:40:30
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/348.html#14

"RE: 1950 F1 parts"
    Posted by truckfarmer on 01/01/2001 10:33:21
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/348.html#15

"Small leak in cab"
    Posted by abe on 01/01/2001 17:19:11
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/525.html#0

"6 cylinder radiator"
    Posted by abe on 01/01/2001 17:24:10
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/526.html#0

"RE: Small leak in cab"
    Posted by Kenny on 01/01/2001 21:31:30
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/525.html#1

"Cleaning an engine"
    Posted by thaiciel on 01/01/2001 22:25:34
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/527.html#0

"Jump start 6 volt using a 12 volt system"
    Posted by jda on 01/02/2001 12:06:04
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/528.html#0

"Jumping the 6V Gap..."
    Posted by StockMan on 01/02/2001 12:18:20
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/528.html#1

"RE: Nevada Title"
    Posted by slick on 01/02/2001 19:41:36
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/438.html#7

"lincoln rear end"
    Posted by jaye on 01/02/2001 20:19:23
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/529.html#0

"RE: 55 f100. Can the Original Steering Wheel be Moved??"
    Posted by jaye on 01/02/2001 22:22:55
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/521.html#3

"versallies rear end"
    Posted by jaye on 01/02/2001 22:28:08
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/530.html#0

"RE: Jump start 6 volt using a 12 volt system"
    Posted by chenders on 01/02/2001 23:42:54
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/528.html#2

"RE: Cleaning an engine"
    Posted by chenders on 01/02/2001 23:47:16
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/527.html#1

"RE: 55 F-350"
    Posted by cz2898 on 01/03/2001 16:34:57
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/414.html#7

"RE: PARTS YOU NEED!!!!!"
    Posted by cz2898 on 01/03/2001 16:43:05
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/454.html#5

"RE: 1955 F350 "
    Posted by cz2898 on 01/03/2001 17:07:43
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/377.html#1

"RE: mid 50's truck parts"
    Posted by cz2898 on 01/03/2001 17:11:49
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/334.html#1

"Mid fifty chassis swap..."
    Posted by cz2898 on 01/03/2001 17:33:44
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/531.html#0

"RE: 55 F-350"
    Posted by drknipp on 01/03/2001 17:52:49
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/414.html#8

"1957-60 Windshield"
    Posted by 1959f100 on 01/03/2001 18:14:27
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/532.html#0

"RE: 55 F-350"
    Posted by cz2898 on 01/03/2001 19:18:43
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/414.html#9

"RE: 55 F-350"
    Posted by drknipp on 01/03/2001 20:32:44
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/414.html#10

"RE: Highway Driveability"
    Posted by tony1960 on 01/03/2001 21:48:31
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/513.html#5

"RE: Highway Driveability"
    Posted by 58Model on 01/03/2001 22:05:04
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/513.html#6

"RE: 1957-60 Windshield"
    Posted by MARC on 01/03/2001 23:55:12
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/532.html#1

"Transfering glass"
    Posted by thaiciel on 01/04/2001 00:04:55
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/533.html#0

"RE: 1955 F350 "
    Posted by wino on 01/04/2001 08:55:04
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/377.html#2

"In a word...carefully!"
    Posted by StockMan on 01/04/2001 12:13:13
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/533.html#1

"RE: Transfering glass"
    Posted by bobj49f2 on 01/04/2001 13:31:08
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/533.html#2

"RE: Transfering glass"
    Posted by franklin on 01/04/2001 13:58:54
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/533.html#3

"RE: 55 F-350"
    Posted by darkknight on 01/04/2001 15:24:13
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/414.html#11

"RE: 1955 F350 "
    Posted by darkknight on 01/04/2001 15:27:07
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/377.html#3

"RE: Transfering glass"
    Posted by barry on 01/04/2001 18:34:58
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/533.html#4

"RE: 55 F-350"
    Posted by drknipp on 01/04/2001 21:01:12
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/414.html#12

"old lug nuts"
    Posted by postman on 01/05/2001 00:02:48
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/534.html#0

"RE: old lug nuts"
    Posted by StockMan on 01/05/2001 09:45:28
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/534.html#1

"RE: old lug nuts"
    Posted by jbhf250 on 01/05/2001 11:16:01
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/534.html#2

"RE: 55 F-350"
    Posted by darkknight on 01/05/2001 12:15:49
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/414.html#13

"RE: old lug nuts"
    Posted by ke6bnl on 01/05/2001 14:38:05
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/534.html#3

"RE: old lug nuts"
    Posted by chenders on 01/05/2001 16:30:53
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/534.html#4



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"RE: Highway Driveability"
    Posted by postman on 01/05/2001 18:14:53
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From: "Greg Mullins" <gmullins naxs.net>
Subject: Re: 9" Rear end
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 21:27:10 -0600


I am thinking of doing the same thing to my 51 F1.  The reason I want to do
it, is to get a higher gear ratio, to make the flat head V8 more
"streetable". I have yet to find one though.......

-Greg
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From: Ed E <edbud125 hotmail.com>
To: <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 2:09 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] 9" Rear end


>
> I've heard and read a lot of comments on installing a 9" rear end in the
old
> Ford trucks.  I would imagine it is to make the old trucks run like a car.
> What are the merits of doing a conversion and where could I get
information
> on how to do it?
>
> Ed and the 49 Effie
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Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 19:32:38 -0800
From: Tulio <checker jps.net>
Subject: 50 F-1 Frame blocking


Hello and thanks to this group of ol' truck enthusiasts,

I was very pleased to see this last listing post was a keeper for me to
read the responses of the experience this group carries.  I clipped a
few key introspectives that I found vital to making a sound decision on
whether to block or not.

> From: Dennis Moody <zeener96 yahoo.com>

> However, if you are going to install a rear mounted tank you will
> have to move the rear crossmember.  This is also the crossmember
> which supports the rear spring mounts.  Weld in a good strong piece
> of channel for and aft of the tank and you should be fine.

Hmmm.. being that the parking brake assembly is also mounted on the
crossmember I would deem keeping that particular crossmember somewhere
near it's proximity.  Hmm.. that is a good idea on channel
reinforcements in that there are such stock channels already in the
rear.  Interesting.

> From: 47Fred <zelda_1 prodigy.net>

>  Why?? You like to weld, or you plan to throw in that blown elephant I
> mentioned?

Yes, I do... and perhaps if I don't like the stock 239 I may be so
fortunate that someone donates a HO 5.0?  ;)

> From: Fred g 454 <fredg454 concentric.net>
>
> 47Fred is right,
>
> the frame ws designed to be a part of the suspension. It flexes with the
> springs and helps to absorb shocks.

This is a point well driven home.  I was unaware of it's 'deliberate
and revered technological balance' a an intregal part of the
suspension.  Ok, ok.  Where is that 'frame suspension' genius that gets
paid thousands to design frames and is unmarried and lonely and hangs
out on the net... giving us invaluable inside research specs on how to
perfectly balance the frame that was learned with computer simulation
comparisons?   Where o' where is..... ok.. perhaps just finding my shoes
will do!

> Check out my Isuzu tank in these pics...

Aha!!  Another valuable piece of info I was 'fishing' for!

> From: "Larry Esau" <lee03 cvip.fresno.com>

> Boxing the F1 frame at the rear to put in a tank won't affect it much, but
> boxing it piecemeal at other places might. The ladder frame was designed

A very informative piece Larry.  You seem to know the physics involved
in this frame design.

> IFS is a Whole Different Ballgame. With IFS it is critical to stiffen the F1
> frame

This is the info I was again 'fishing' for.  I am 'dreaming' of having
my 'baby' with one of these 'infamous' IFS systems.  aaaahhh...  if
only.  Obtaining and parting with the money to obtain the system is the
wall I am not certain of.  Just thought I would try to be one step ahead
of the project to avoid having to re-disassemble the body to reinforce
it later!!!  argh!!


--
Tulio Solorzano
'50 F-1 (newest member to the family)
'60 F-100 Custom Cab
'77 280z, '78 Jeep CJ5 &
'79 Harley Sportster

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Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 22:54:20 -0600
From: JeffH <jeffh icon-stl.net>
Subject: Re: Six Cyl, etc.


At 05:43 PM 1/5/2001 -0500, Ray wrote:
>Regarding rear gas tanks, last winter I installed a 16 gallon tank, from
Tanks, Inc.  It required no relocation of the rear X-member, that's why I
went with their product.


Do you have a website or phone # for them you can share?  Did you use the
original sending unit and gauge with this or not?  I'm nearing a decision
on whether to seal the old tank or go with a new in the back.

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Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 22:55:10 -0800 (PST)
From: Dennis Moody <zeener96 yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 50 F-1 Frame blocking



--- Tulio <checker jps.net> wrote:

> Hmmm.. being that the parking brake assembly is also mounted on
> the
> crossmember I would deem keeping that particular crossmember
> somewhere
> near it's proximity.  Hmm.. that is a good idea on channel
> reinforcements in that there are such stock channels already in the
> rear.  Interesting.


The crossmember which holds the parking brake assembly is further
ahead of this area.  Leave that crossmember where it is.

Here are a couple pictures to see what I am talking about.  Pardon
the dirty rusty frame and rough welds, this is before the finishing
and sandblasting was done.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/downs/7872/rust1.jpg
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/downs/7872/rust2.jpg

Dennis
1951 f-1 (chassis is 99% complete!!!)




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