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pre61-list-digest Saturday, July 24 1999 Volume 03 : Number 209



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Putting a newer chassis under a classic Effie
FTE Pre61 - 9" rear end.

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Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 20:56:39 -0500 (CDT)
From: hodgson2ix.netcom.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Putting a newer chassis under a classic Effie

I was talking to a friend describing my plans for my '54 F100, including front IFS, new rear
suspension, braking system, steering,etc. when the guy asks, "Wouldn't it be simpler to put the
classic body on a newer truck or car frame?" We briefly discussed the possibility that a Ranger
frame might work. I told him,"I'll have to ask the FTE listers about this."

Has anyone on the list rebuilt a classic Effie using a Ford Ranger or other modern chassis? Or
has anyone investigated the chassis swap idea and found it totally impractical? I know that
anything is possible given enough time and money, but would the result justify the effort?
Obviously there would be some fabrication to be done, like body and radiator mounts and so forth,
but welding wire is relatively cheap :-)

I'm intrigued by the concept, but I just don't want to "reinvent the wheel" spending valuable time
measuring frame lengths / widths, wheelbases, etc.,etc. if this is just a totally stupid idea.

Thanks for your opinions!

Jim Hodgson
Cleveland, Tennessee

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Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 22:57:48 -0500
From: Charlie Powell
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 9" rear end.

I have just purchased a 9" rear end, and I am tying to find out what it
came out of. The third member has the following casting number
C2AW-4668. Can anyone tell me from this number what this came out of. It
is the perfect width for the 55 that I am putting it under. Thanks in
advance for your help.

Charlie
cpowellebicom.net

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