Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 03:50:18 -0700 (MST)
From: (fordtrucks-digest)
Subject: fordtrucks-digest V2 #31

fordtrucks-digest Wednesday, February 4 1998 Volume 02 : Number 031

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Re: filling seams []
Re: filling seams []
Re: bucket or bench [MICK PRICE ]
[none] [Jesus Cardoso ]
seam filler [jc& terry ]



Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 12:41:15 EST
Subject: Re: filling seams

I did it, but I welded the seam first and then used body filler to smooth it
out. I did not remove the appearence of the seam only smoothed it out. I did
the same for the rain gutters.



Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 15:38:35 EST
Subject: Re: filling seams

Scott if you fill the seams without first welding them together they will
certainly crack. Weld the seams together with a mig or tig welder on low
amps, and weld very short welds far apart and with a lot of time between welds
to minimize warpage of the sheet metal. If you do this you will have no
cracks , good luck.



Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 16:58:45 -0500
Subject: Re: bucket or bench

I realize this is a late response but I'm going to install a '85 mercury
Grand Marquis power bench seat in my '53. It is leather (on the seating
surface anyway) has fold down armrests to simulate buckets and seperate
power controls on each side. I bought the whole car for $695 and I'm
driving it this winter as a winter "beater". Mick


Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 16:50:18 -0600 (CST)
From: Jesus Cardoso
Subject: [none]


I am hoping someone can help me. For all those that are new or
don't remember me, I have a 63 F100 LWB Flareside with a 292 Y-Block and a
Warner T-87.
I am in need of the tube that feeds oil from the rocker
arm assembly to the lifter valley. (I think this the right description for
it?!?!?) I have tried Obsolete, Don Carpenterr's, Kanter, and another
place that I can't remember the name to. Nobody had it or knew were to
get it. I asked a couple of the machine shops here in town and no one has
Can anyone tell me were I can possibly find one or if anyone has
one I would be willing to buy off of you. Has anyone ever had one made or

Thank You.


Jesus Cardoso, a.k.a. Chuy
Graduate Research Assistant (Power System Automation Lab)
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3128
w: 409-845-4623, h: 409-775-0737, fax: 845-6259
Personal Address: P.O. Box 2214, College Station, TX 77841-2214
e-mail:, url:


Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 20:30:07 -0800
From: jc& terry
Subject: seam filler

I was thinking about filling the seam on the back of the cab on my 52.
Would this crack if I filled it with body filler? I was just
thinking that it might look better when it is painted not to have the
seam showing. Has anyone done this?

i have a project 58 that i have just filled the seam on. i did not use
filler and i am not aware of what would happen. what i did was to mig(wire)
weld the seam, the gas tank filler hole, filled the front cowl vent and
filled most of the dash. the mig welder works very well, even for an amatur,
but it is not hard to find a body shop to perform this service if you are
not up to it. when yur done you grind the welds off smooth and maybe spot
fill here and there. although i do not weld a lot i do have experience and
you have to be cautious to keep the sheet metal from warping with too much
heat. as i said, if you are not up to it or don't want to learn on your own
truck, it is easy to find people to do this. another trick is to lead the
seam but the people that still do this are few and far between and pricey
when you find them. you may have someone tell you that filler would work
fine. that may be true but i would hate to see my expensive paintjob fall
off the roof and into the bed.
JMO(just my opinion)

T-bird Terry


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