pre61-list-digest Monday, August 3 1998 Volume 02 : Number 215

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FTE Pre61 - IFS (maybe)
Re: FTE Pre61 - IFS (maybe)
Re: FTE Pre61 - IFS (maybe)
FTE Pre61 - 9" Rear ends



Date: Sun, 2 Aug 1998 09:56:09 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - IFS (maybe)

OK guys. I sure everyone is tired of me bringing this up but here goes. I
have decided the Lincoln front clip will not go on Soapy! I still want to go
with an IFS but right now can't afford the at least $1400 for an after-market
Mustang II. I have had several people tell me that the Volare system is the
way to go. Cheap, easy, and a good system. Will the cost of buying one,
buying a rebuild kit, buying a trimming template really be lower than the
Must? Does anybody have an insight on were to get templates (short of buying
bob's F-100's at $2500)?

A story in DEC's issue of Classic Truck shows a Volare going into a '59. It
shows a little different frame than my '57! You guys with a 59; does your
frame bend upward toward the front end? Mine runs straight our from the
engine mounts. Most catalogs show a straight frame. Maybe I have a late
'56??? If I do, I might change a lot of plans! I look forward to all the
comments I'll get from this.

Glenn C. Gipson
Soapy the 57 F-100
"If you don't change directions, you'll wind up where your headed!", J.
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Date: Sun, 2 Aug 1998 21:25:26 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - IFS (maybe)

Glenn, NO-LIMIT has the templates and a video. They are listed with the
vendors in the home page of this web site.

Ken L.
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Date: Sun, 2 Aug 1998 21:44:41 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - IFS (maybe)

Glenn, I installed a Volare suspension in my '55 and it went very nicely. I
by getting the susp. from the junkyard for $200. From there, I got an
video from 'No Limit Eng.', and followed it precisely. The video runs about
and it shows you how to install it without a template. I had bought some
before I bought the video, only to find out that it did not match the same
of the Volare. Apparently, there are minor changes from year to year on the
Volare. I then spent about $200 on a susp. rebuild kit from PST (Performance
Susp. Technology), and about $40 bucks to the metal to make boxing plates for
the frame. All you have to do now is get the shocks, rotors, bearings, seals,
calipers and brake lines. I opted for the Volare because I'm also on a
budget. The only drawback with the Volare is that you may have trouble
the exhaust, depending on what engine and header/manifold combo you are
using, due to interference with the steering box. But there are different
ways to
get around that. Just look at some of the trucks at these shows, and go from
there. Hope this will be of some help!!!!!

Brian Scott
'89 Mustang Coupe
'92 Mustang Coupe
'90 Bronco

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Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 00:50:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: (R. Pietsch)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 9" Rear ends

Hi David. I also own a '56 and when it came time to change rears, I got
mine out of a 1966 F100. It was a direct bolt in and only took me part
of an afternoon to do the job using only a bottle jack, jack stands, and
basic hand tools.
Not a real difficult job at all.
Good luck.

Rix56 'The Rat'

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