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Old 05-11-2017, 10:58 AM
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square tubing tip

removing the weld seam in square tubing

some of you might be like me and like to fabricate stuff... when making telescoping parts from square tubing you have to deal with the inside weld seam on the larger tube... found this on another forum and it works better than trying to hog it out with a file or rotary burr.

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Attaching fittings to Nylon fuel line

I heard nightmare stories about attaching fittings to nylon pipe. After search the web for the correct tool I drew the line at spending $100 plus for a tool I may only use 4 or 5 times. I installed the pipe so I could get the correct length measurement. Then took the pipe back out. I keep calling the nylon fuel line pipe because it's measured like pipe (uses OD unlike hose that uses ID)

Then I came up with this. Just used a pipe flaring tool & my bench press. If you don't have a bench press you might be able to use a vice.




Pipe flaring tool and bench press



Attach the flaring tool just below where the fitting will end up after you're done



Press the nylon pipe all the way to the fittings shoulder



Complete Just like the big boys

Easy Peasy. Now install and clamp it to the frame. No more rusted fuel line.
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We all know we should wear safety glasses when grinding or cutting metal.
Following Murphy's law the pair you can find is always cloudy and hard to see through and new ones seemed very expensive. I went to e-bay and found where you could buy safety glasses for .99 each. I ordered 10 pairs. So for just a little over the cost of one pair at Home Depot I have 10 and always have a clear pair to use and do not feel guilty throwing A cloudy pair away.
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New to this site and restoration, fell into a '50 F-1 through a friend and decided to restore it.
Is this the right section to ask and get answers to questions or do I have to go to a different section of the site?
As you can possibly tell I am not all that computer literate.
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New to this site and restoration, fell into a '50 F-1 through a friend and decided to restore it.
Is this the right section to ask and get answers to questions or do I have to go to a different section of the site?
As you can possibly tell I am not all that computer literate.
Well, welcome aboard, ynot321AB1. You've posted in the Cool Tips and Tricks. It does take a little bit of maneuvering on the site. But posting in 1948-1956 F1,F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks is were all of the juicy stuff is.

I'm just finishing up my 1955 F350 and the guys on here can really help you out. I signed up when I first started restoring the F350 and they have all helped me out a lot.

Good luck!
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New to this site and restoration, fell into a '50 F-1 through a friend and decided to restore it.
Is this the right section to ask and get answers to questions or do I have to go to a different section of the site?
As you can possibly tell I am not all that computer literate.
Welcome. You are in the right place. Ask any question that you wish but you need to learn how to post pictures. That is important if you want good answers.
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l, welcome aboard, ynot321AB1. You've posted in the Cool Tips and Tricks. It does take a little bit of maneuvering on the site. But posting in 1948-1956 F1,F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks is were all of the juicy stuff is.

I'm just finishing up my 1955 F350 and the guys on here can really help you out. I signed up when I first started restoring the F350 and they have all helped me out a lot.

Good luck!
Thank you for the timely information and be prepared for some stupid questions, to start with, I believe it wasn't until about 1953 that they started using a 12 volt system so that maked my '50 a 6 volt system correct?
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Let me add my welcome to FTE the best Ford Truck Forum on the world wide Web!

What you should do is start a new thread and introduce yourself and show us pictures of your truck.

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Well, welcome aboard, ynot321AB1. You've posted in the Cool Tips and Tricks. It does take a little bit of maneuvering on the site. But posting in 1948-1956 F1,F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks is were all of the juicy stuff is.

I'm just finishing up my 1955 F350 and the guys on here can really help you out. I signed up when I first started restoring the F350 and they have all helped me out a lot.

Good luck!
OK, since I am totally computer literate, (YEAH RIGHT) how do I get to the 48-56 F-1,F100 & larger section?
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Ok, here goes my first attempt at posting pics to get answers to questions: My 1950 Ford F-1,Flathead 6. and a question as to the purpose of an item.

the item was attached to the sensing unit of the gas tank at the connection of the wire leading from the unit to the gas gadge, is this a grounding item or what is the purpose?1950 F-1 1/2 ton
What is the purpose of this item? It was attached to the sensing unit of the gas tank, is this a grounding unit or what?
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It might be a resister to prevent electrical interference, but just a guess..
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