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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, December 29 1999 Volume 03 : Number 381



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour
FTE Pre61 - Finishing Bedwood
FTE Pre61 - Re: Bedwood Finishing
FTE Pre61 - Re: Oil Finishes
Re: FTE Pre61 - F6 Springs
FTE Pre61 - Primer & Paint help

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Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 09:27:12 -0800
From: "Vierra, William BGI SF" barclaysglobal.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour

In researching engine color last year I came to that conclusion that on a 48
V8 or inline 6 the most common original color was red. Cars and Mercury's
were different colors but most all "commercial vehicles" as Ford puts it had
engines painted red. Ford considered all Trucks commercial vehicles.

This is of course from my imperfect research and some web sites state other
colors.
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Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 09:56:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee yahoo.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Finishing Bedwood

When I first tried to finish the new oak bed in my
truck, a friend (who owns a '34 pickup) gave me some
advice on the best way to do it. Of course being the
experimenter that I am, I ignored that advice. I did
mine with three coats of Helmsman Polyurethane Marine
Varnish. That was less than two years ago. Now I have
to redo it. This time I will follow his advice.

1 Sand the wood.
2 Apply a coat of spar varnish(not polyurethane),
thinned with a suitable thinner. (three parts thinner
to one varnish). This is a seal coat.
3 Sand the wood
4 Apply a coat of spar varnish, thinned 2:1.
5 Sand the wood
6 Apply a coat of spar varnish, thinned 1:2.
7 Sand the wood
8 Apply a coat of spar varnish, not thinned.

I am going to use a Min-wax Red Oak varnish (not poly)
for the first three coats, and Helmsman Polyurethane
for the last.

Since some areas of my wood are already discolored, I
may not be able to fix that, but at least maybe I can
save the rest.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V
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Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 10:15:16 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee yahoo.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Bedwood Finishing

One detail that I left out on bedwood finishing is to
let each coat dry overnight before sanding and
applying the second coat.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

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Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 18:20:46 -0600
From: "Terry" ticnet.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Oil Finishes

many woods turn black when exposed to moisture: cherry, oak and mahogany
are some of the worst, and some have enough oils inherent to ward off the
water--this oil is what makes them less suitable for varnish.

If the wood has not started to rot, all you have to do is spray it down with
household bleach and it looks new again. Make sure you dilute it at least
50% or better. You should see the mahogony on my old Chris Craft. Been
sitting out in the weather for 20 years, now it looks like a brand new
unfinished boat hull. I needed something for my truck to pull to the lake.>)

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Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 21:47:32 -0500
From: "Gary L. Perry" fwi.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - F6 Springs

I'ld bet you could remove some leaves, but would be concerned
about suspension travel afterwords. You may need spacer-blocks
to put between axle and spring to make-up difference and keep
original hieght. Some leaves have clamps and hardware riveted
on them that you should keep. Also center bolt will have to be
replaced by shorter one. Can get these at any spring shop. Old
one will probably break when you try to remove. Watch out
for spring flying apart!! Clamp center with C-clamp or vise, it
will let pressure off easy w/out much travel space needed.
Most likely new end bushings and pins will be needed or at
least open-up grease holes as they are usually full of dried
grease. Replace the Zerks too! "G"

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Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 21:11:34 MST
From: "Randall Colgan" hotmail.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Primer & Paint help

Hi list.
I've got a 52 F-1 that I'm in the process of stripping the dash to repaint.
What kind of primer should I use? I haven't picked a paint type either.
What kind of paint should I use also? I do know that the interior will be a
charcoal color. Do I apply the bondo before the primer goes on or
afterward? Or does it matter? Any help from you bodypersons would be
great! Thanks.

PS: I'm in Canada where the winters are really cold some days so the paint
should be able to flex somewhat.

Randy Colgan
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