pre61-list-digest Thursday, January 28 1999 Volume 03 : Number 026

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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - When is a fender beyond repair?
FTE Pre61 - Gas gauge
FTE Pre61 - another fender question
FTE Pre61 - 53 & up fenders
Re: FTE Pre61 - 53 & up fenders



Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 09:15:32 -0800
From: "Jason Piccola"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - When is a fender beyond repair?

I think I have an answer to my on question is "it depends on the ability
of the person repairing the fender" but I wanted to get other opinions.
I have a 55 F-250 front fender that has some rusted through areas. (the
total number is about 7 with each area about 2 in x 2 in in size) I
have patched these palaces to the "best of my ability". (This really
means that the patch jobs are not very good but getting better. Right
now I am trying to patch a large area on the front of the fender. This
area is very tight and will be difficult to weld.

When should I stop trying to fix and patch and start to think about
buying new. I think Fenders run about $350 to $400 a piece for new
ones. This is my first attempt at metal work. I wanted to know if
there were any general rules that were followed or tips that might help

Any help will be appreciated.
Jason Piccola
55' F-250

P.S. I am still looking for a 55' 223 cid engine for my F-250. Let me
know if you have any information on one.

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Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 07:01:12 PST
From: "John Harrison"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gas gauge

Since you've already grounded sender wire & got gauge to move, you know
wiring is ok. Last thing to do before replacing sender is check tank for
good ground, & check CVR ( constant voltage regulator ). Connect a test
light to ground and probe sender wire, you should get a pulsing light (
gauge will begin moving toward full with each pulse ). If light is on
steady you need to replace CVR or you'll burn out new sender. CVR is
located on back of inst cluster to left of speedo ( it's a litltle metal
rectangle with 2 wires plugged into it ) It gives a pulsing power supply
to temp & gas gauges.

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Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 17:06:12 EST
Subject: FTE Pre61 - another fender question

I also have a question about fender repair to anyone that can help.
My '52 F-3 fenders are rusted through at the front side just above where the
lower front extensions bolt on. I have no welding or metalworking experience,
so i am concidering using a fiberglass mat and jel to fill the hole. I have
used this stuff on other cars with really good results. I also would like to
use fiberglass to reconstruct the lower rear area where the running boards
bolt up. Any suggestions or pointers on doing this would be helpful. Has
anyone else done the same with their trucks?
Thanks, Paul
'52 F-3
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Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 01:06:10 -0500
From: "Sheldon Rier"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 53 & up fenders

I've found a couple sets of NOS 53-72 step side rear fenders
putting a pair on my 56
let me know if anyone needs the other set
they were taken off new trucks when utility boxes were installed way back
when & have factory white paint

Sheldon Rier

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Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 22:38:35 PST
From: "mike omlin"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 53 & up fenders

what are you asking for the fenders....
thanks in advance
Mike Omlin

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