Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 03:50:23 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #80

fordtrucks-digest Tuesday, December 16 1997 Volume 01 : Number 080

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Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #78 [Auntpow ]
RE: Cabover or step van trucks anyone? []
re 56 chop top [David Stokes ]
tilt front [David Stokes ]



Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 10:00:18 EST
From: Auntpow
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #78

In a message dated 12/14/97 11:47:25 AM, you wrote:

and clean things up in software instead of starting from scratch. Does
anyone have any experience with this kind of project? >>

We do this kind of thing all the time. Scan in a bitmap image, vectorize it
with Adobe Streamline (or similar), then correct the shapes with Adobe
Illustrator (or similar). You get an EPS image that can be perfect. Then a
vinyl shop can cut it or you can have a decal made. We can do a small job for
Thanks for the responses on engine colors. Does anyone know about the colors
of the sixes and four used in the 40's and 50'? Thanks. Pat Ertel This Old
Truck magazine. (


Date: Mon, 15 Dec 97 17:39:18 PST
Subject: RE: Cabover or step van trucks anyone?

I own a 48 f5 cabover and a56c600 cabover! The 56 is complete but
not totaly stock. The 48 is just a complete cab and fender assembly. The
56 will be powered by a 6.9 ford-ih deseil soon I hope. What are you
looking for exactly? Could it be one of the original p-series vans that
came out in 53? Or the Divco trucks that used the Ford running gear?
- --- On Mon, 15 Dec 1997 00:43:32 -0400 Ray Cardogno

>Wanted 53-56 Milk/Bread Truck and Windshield Sunvisor.
>This is my first posting as a member of this list. I have been involved
>with 53-56 F-100 Pickups and panels for several years now, but have more
>recently been getting involved with some of the "stranger" models like
>cabover of which I have one and the milk/bread truck or step van of which
>am trying to find one. has anyone seen one for sale or "hanging out" at a
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Name: Garry
Date: 12/15/97 Time: 5:39:18 PM

427 Fe powered 56 F-100 Wild by design


Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 18:40:23 -0800 (PST)
From: David Stokes
Subject: re 56 chop top

I also own a 56. From what I understand the preferred method of cutting
the glass is sand blasting. I also have to agree with T-bird Terry, if
you can find somewone to cut,grind, or blast and they break it, you bought
it. I also might add that number of shops that do this work is getting
smaller due to the popularity of chop tops not being what it was a few
years ago.

Dave Stokes


Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 18:50:13 -0800 (PST)
From: David Stokes
Subject: tilt front

I was playing around with a new e-mail provider and I am not sure if this
was previously sent

I have a 56 with a ful tilt front end. The person who did this (prior to
my ownership) did not put on any type of a power ram to open the front
end. Does anybody have info on this type set up? (i.e. costs, sources


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