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Old 10-30-2008, 04:02 PM
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Help For All You Newbies !!!

With the very able assistance of several on this forum, we have put together a primer for all you newbies...

Info on what to look for when shopping a truck and then

What to do with it when it's sitting there leaking oil on your driveway !!

http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...ord_Truck.html

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Thats very good info, Wish I had read that prior to dissasembling my 51. Now lets see what the heck is this part and where does it go??? LOL
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Once again your genius comes shining though John!

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Great article, John. Once again, I am reminded free is not free, lol.
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this is by no means all my doin... lots of info was gleaned from the posts you guys have made over time.. Randy Jack, Dick,Ax and Cuzin Ferg all chipped in some.

I think we covered it pretty good... but if you see anything lacking let me know and we'll see about including it.

I sent this to Adrian after lunch and he had it posted before days end.... he's the article man !!!

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I recall reading alot of this invaluable info through the years here. I hope all the newbies find it as helpful as I did. Thanks again John!
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Everyone should read it, not just newbies! It is full of wisdom -- great job!
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Great piece of out right common sense for new guy. Most appreciated
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Now thats an artical! Hope ya don't mind, I just printed it out and put it in a binder. Goes in the shop library!
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Now thats an artical! Hope ya don't mind, I just printed it out and put it in a binder. Goes in the shop library!
mind? MIND?? Heck no! thats exactly what the article is for
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Oh Dear, where was all of this good advice and information when I started on my build. That is one great article. Every newbie should print it out in poster format and put it on the wall for future reference (and probably a lot of us more experienced builders too). I can only wish that I had known about FTE when the old Ford truck bug bit me, but I had to go and start my project on my own. I found FTE during a search for parts and realized how many of the common mistakes that I had already made and how many steps back that I had to take before continuing on the right path.
Newbies, read and heed this very important advice, it will save your sanity farther down the road
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You da man, John! Great article! It is an easy and very entertaining read with all the good info that every Newbie will value.

Thanks again for the opportunity to get an early read of it. The finished work is outstanding!
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Awesome document. Now I can second guess everything I have done over the last 3 years.
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Great arcticle

John;

Excellent article, glad I didn't read it before I decided to start my own search for my truck. I probably wouldn't have bought mine; but then where would I spend the money I haven't got yet ?

One of the caveats should be WARNING ! Before sitting in the cab and looking out the windshield (if it has one) ; remove rose colored glasses. While sitting in truck, if you hear yourself making engine sounds or drooling; if may be too late to entertain any more realistic thoughts about truck restoration, you are hopelessly lost and you will have visions of it actually being completed.



Keep up the good work!

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