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Old 01-05-2011, 01:01 PM
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2003 crown victoria IFS install on a 1956 f100 frame ?

I'm going to install a crown victoria bolt in alum crossmember IFS into my 1956 ford f100 . I've been reading on the forums and a lot of guys are doing this to their early ford and chevy trucks. looking for pics of someone that has done this to their 56 ford . seen pics of a 67 but the frame is different than the 56 . any pics appreciated or maybe you can point me to a thread that will help. thanks, james...........essmanjames@sbcglobal.net
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Not all are applicable, but this is my other compilation.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/94...-up-frame.html

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/83...-1959-s-b.html

1948-52 Ford Truck Frame Swap

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/96...-update-2.html
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Not sure if a 56 is the same, but here is my 54 with one. They work really slick. Hope this helps. also i moved mine forward some, to center the wheel in the fender well Click the image to open in full size.
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Not sure if a 56 is the same, but here is my 54 with one. They work really slick. Hope this helps. also i moved mine forward some, to center the wheel in the fender well Click the image to open in full size.
That looks like a nice set up, how is the width of the crown vic compared to the original width of the f100 will the wheels rub the fenders
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I'm going to install a crown victoria bolt in alum crossmember IFS into my 1956 ford f100 . I've been reading on the forums and a lot of guys are doing this to their early ford and chevy trucks. looking for pics of someone that has done this to their 56 ford . seen pics of a 67 but the frame is different than the 56 . any pics appreciated or maybe you can point me to a thread that will help. thanks, james...........essmanjames@sbcglobal.net
Welcome to the site and I was just funning with you in the other thread,I see your name isn't Jack it's James,lol. You'll get a much better response in starting your own as it won't get lost.
I'm interested in this install as well for an option for a future project. It's be talked about before and can be searched but maybe I'll bookmark it this time for the future. Enjoy your time here, we do,lol
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What rear end are you using?
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No wheel rub, but i am limited to wheel dish. i will have to run an offset wheel. these mustang wheels dont look bad, but were only used for mock up. it also takes a 17 inch wheel to clear the huge disc brakes.Click the image to open in full size.
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With the crown vic crossmember, and rearend, even on stock rear springs(with some removed) this setup drives rides and handles great. I used a police interceptor crossmember and the front spring rates are higher,you could switch to civilian front springs and soften it up some while also going 1 more inch lower
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No wheel rub, but i am limited to wheel dish. i will have to run an offset wheel. these mustang wheels dont look bad, but were only used for mock up. it also takes a 17 inch wheel to clear the huge disc brakes.
That looks the same as what I ended up with when using the c10 frame for my panel, however I was able to get new modular spindles that brought the wheel in 1 1/2" each side so now I don't have as much of an offset to look for. Like you I will have to go with a larger diameter rim to clear things. Your frame looks real nice.
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nice job on your install of the crown victoria IFS . is it mounted against the botton of the frame ? I have the cab off my frame right now. The pic of your frame looks like it may be the same as the 56.
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IRS FOR 1956 F100

I'm going to install a mark 8 IRS into the rear of my truck .I bought the adapters from team 321 or www.truckirs.com ( Dave Held )
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Well kinda, it really helps to scoot the crossmember forward. I used a 3/8s piece of flat stock between the bottom of frame and crossmember. The bottom of the frame is not flat where the crossmember will ride but by scooting it forward all it takes is basically a 3/8s shim and this also gives you about an inch and a half from the back of the heads and the firewall(with a 4.6) No firewall modification at all. hope this helps.
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This is the best picture i could findClick the image to open in full size.
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I don't have the body on my frame so can I use the front straight axle to find and mark where the old axle lined up then move it forward or will I need to reassemble the front fenders to find the center ? how much did you move it forward ? looks like the crossmember is mounted where the frame goes from 6 inches height up to 4 inches. Is the back bolt going thru the frame where it transitions to 4 inches? looks like you built up the top of the frame . thanks for the pic it really helps to see what I need to do . I got my 2003 Crown Victoria suspension from a police interceptor.
I'm still going to have to find wheels so i can roll it around .
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Has anyone ever widened the front fenders of a 54,55,or 56 f100 to help with the wider hub to hub measurement of the CV IFS ? don't know if it would look ok or not but I'm thinking about it. I've seen rear fenders that are widened and they don't look bad .
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