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pre61-list Digest Wed, 06 Dec 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 232

In This Issue:
Re: Sandblasting
Re: Sandblasting
%2 F-1 Body and Interior Assembly Manuals
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Parts & What Year?
Re: sandblasting


From: "Bill" <>
Subject: Re: Sandblasting
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 13:42:08 -0500

Can't help you with outside pricing but I did purchase smaller pressurized
unit for about $120 and couldn't be happier. I can use it for all my larger
parts. I just used a clean playsand from a local supply house. I've already
blasted the frame and painted with Por-15 base and Topcoated with Por-15
topcoat. It looks like new(you can even see some of the original Part
numbers on the crossmembers, mounting brackets, etc). I live out in the
country so I had no neighbors complaining - if you have neighbors close by
then you might as well go to an outside source. Originally I had talked to
someone local who told me that the frame could be done(blasted) for about
$120. That's when I decided to do it myself. Good Luck!


Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 17:57:40 EST
Subject: Re: Sandblasting

The media blasting is the ONLY method of the two you mention for the removal
of paint on the body and sheet metal panels. The sandblasting is probably
preferred for the frame and other 'heavy' components. IMHO
PS had my panel truck media blasted and it was immediately epoxy primered.
The frame was -you guessed it.
Gary O.
47 1/2t panel 4.9L,C 6, 9" currie,disc brakes on stock axle.


Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 19:27:53 EDT
Subject: %2 F-1 Body and Interior Assembly Manuals

Last Feb. I started a frame off restoration. Now I have the engine rebuilt,
cab back on frame and the bed is being "worked" on. Only one problem...the
ole brain (memory) is not what it used to be....if it ever was! I need the
Body and Interior Assembly Manual for a 1952 F-1. I have seen them for 1953
and up but none prior to '53. Is their such a manual for '52? If not what,
manual will show me how to reassemble the body and interior, the positon of
the washers, nuts etc?

As always I apprecite your help.

 Ed Browder


Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 18:38:44 -0500
From: Ken Payne <>
Subject: ADMIN: New FTE search feature

Check out:

Its a new search feature of FTE that allows you to do an
Open Directory search of the entire Internet.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2000 10:59:02 -0600
From: Mark Hendricks <>
Subject: Parts & What Year?

Glove box plate says eng. # 98RC-337955 and model # 9RC.  Plate on
firewall says the same thing.  Bed panels are raised, not flat like a
1950.  How can I tell what year it is?

Also can't seem to find a gear shift boot or a battery tray to hold a
12v battery.  Any thoughts would be appreciated as always.

Mark '48 - '50??? Green Hornet


Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2000 17:12:54 EST
Subject: Re: sandblasting

In a message dated 12/6/00 10:25:47 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 12:28:32 -0600
From: Mark Hendricks <>
Subject: Sandblasting

Getting quotes on doing the body panels, cab, frame, etc. (basically the
whole nine yards).  About what should this cost?  Is the more expensive
plastic media worth it?

Mark '50 F1 Green Hornet
Mark , for the price of a 100 lb pressuse blaster from Eastwoods you will be
able to blast for years to come for the same price as a frame cleaning alone.
I rigged up an enclosure to recycle the media. In good weather I blast for
friends in exchange for their talents (buffing, plating,paint, etc) maybe go
in half with a buddy. just a note to let you know theres more than one way to
get it done. hope it helps.


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