fordtrucks97up-digest Sunday, April 5 1998 Volume 01 : Number 046

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Re: F350 Super Duty ["Union Auto" ]
ADMIN: Article request, T-shirt and web site updates [Ken Payne
ADMIN: March archives online [Ken Payne ]



Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 07:36:00 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: F350 Super Duty

1. All 1999 Super Duty 4x4's have solid axles with leaf springs front and
rear. (F-250 and F-350 4x2 use coil sprung twin I beam)

2. No factory load leveling suspension. (available on F-250 LD but not SD)

3.Air bag deactivation switches will be available for all vehicles but you
need a letter from the NHTSA before a dealer can put it in.

4. I would contact Van conversion companies (they may even offer a complete
truck like they do in the F-150's)

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc. Ford Mercury
Union, IA 50258
- -----Original Message-----
Date: Friday, April 03, 1998 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: F350 Super Duty

>Does anyone out there know the answer to the following:
>1. Does this model, or Super Duty's in general, come with or have
> as an option floating axles, front and rear on the 4WD?
>2. Is there any kind of factory or after market option for a load
> leveler?
>3. Are after market options available for a front right air bag
> deactivation switch? This deactivation switch is available
> from the factory in the Super Cab but not the Crew Cab.
>4. Does anyone have a lead on after market head rests for
> the rear seat of the Crew Cab?
>I'll be ordering the beast in the first part of the second half of
>the "model year". Hope to get a factory install exhaust brake
>by doing so!!!
>Santa Rosa, CA


Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 15:35:19 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Article request, T-shirt and web site updates

Work on the T-shirt is underway again. I would like
to ask members to send in pictures of their trucks
for the design. All years wanted! We want to
represent as many eras as possible. Must be stock or
near stock "appearance" (lowered within reason is okay),
no offense meant to modified owners but the T-shirt
will be a "historial" picture. Send your photo as a
JPG formated image (set image quality to highest
setting) to or snail mail it to:

Ford Truck Enthusiasts
T-Shirt Photo
PO Box 422
Lilburn, GA 30048

Those whose trucks we use will get a free T-shirt. If
we choose your truck, we will email a release to you.
Simply return it with your permission. Release will
cover you as well as us. Proceeds, as usual, will go
to fund the web site and lists. We also hope to expand
the mailings if proceeds allow.

The following updates have been made to the web site:

1. All pictorial pages reformated with a better layout.
2. 1960-1966, 1973-1979, 1980-1986, 1987-1996 and 1997+
pictorial pages have additions
3. Several new articles added to the articles page

I would like to ask list members to send in any articles.
It doesn't have to be fancy. If you can write a guide
detailing something you've done to your truck, from
installing a K&N filter on a 1997 F150 to installing a
new cam in a 302, its wanted. Since we have all skill
levels represented on the lists articles of all skill
levels are useful. As with all the articles, you keep
the copyright (I add a notice saying you're the copyright
holder and people need your permission to republish it).

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

PS. I almost have the free web space script working. Should be
up next weekend.


Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 21:31:22 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: March archives online

March digest archives are now on the web site.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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