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firemechjeff

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Greetings,
This is my first post. I live in Kingman, AZ, retired there from Colorado 9 months ago. While looking for a F100A site I came across a small site that I believe to be a drop tank or something like that. Micro site actually, but I found 3 of these parts with a 180 prefix on them. I am curious what I stumbled on to. DSC00368 (640x480).jpg  DSC00369 (640x480).jpg  DSC00370 (640x480).jpg

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180 is the fundamental prefix for F-100 series.  It is for YF-100 but carries though to later models on some parts.

Walt
firemechjeff

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Thank you Walt. That is interesting, I don't know if this little site is at all related to 53-1678, but I will continue my search. I have been off & on searching for this F-100 for 10 years, giving up several times.
Thanks again,
Jeff
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I received an e-mail from a friend who is not on this message board who looked up these part numbers. He wrote:

   Those are clamps that hold the tailcone on the drop fuel tank.  They go inside the tailcone and clamp it to the main body of the tank.  Not “on-aircraft parts”  they are tank parts….

You might very well be on track of 53-1678. I would have to look at the report again to see if the pilot dropped the tanks before the accident, or if they came off from the crash impact.

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firemechjeff

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Thanks Craig! Now that it is cooling down a bit I will resume my search. My 22 year old Ford Ranger is not happy about crawling over those "roads" out there, I know that much!
Jeff
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