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Old 08-23-2014, 10:47 PM
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53 f100 crown Vic front end

I'm at the point on my build where I need to address the frame and suspension. Not sure what to do for the rear yet but I'm looking to put a crown vic front end in my truck. Any suggestions on what year to look for or stay away from? I have also noticed That the crown Vic front ends have engine mounts, does anyone know if these mounts will match up with a 302 block?
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1979/2002 LTD/Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis have worm and roller steering.

2003/2011's have rack and pinion steering.

Crown Victoria name replaced LTD in 1982.
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2003 and up have an aluminum crossmember. Name:  image.jpg
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No cutting of the frame involved, but there is a little fabrication and a bit of welding.









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Thanks guys, this definitely seems like the way to go, but do you know if a 302 will fit on those motor mounts?
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I'm sure someone has done it but the 302 is narrower than the 4.6. Sooo looks like you may need to make some sort of motor mount adapter.

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Yes I am running a 302 on the stock square mounts. I used a donut mount on top and a 1/4" triangular mount on top bolted to the stock 302 mounting holes.
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A little time and you can make a really attractive suspension:



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2003 and up have an aluminum crossmember. Attachment 104532
No cutting of the frame involved, but there is a little fabrication and a bit of welding.










Hey those are some nice photos u have there.

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Hey those are some nice photos u have there.

Humm wonder where they're from.
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Thanks for the info @scot! Do you have any reference pics or links to the adapters you used?
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@clintonvillan.. That looks absolutely beautiful! Very clean work!!
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Here are some shots of the welding required....
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I think these mounts came from an early 90's 5. 0 Cougar but don't remember for sure. Yes, my shop sort of looks like a dumpster...


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Did any of you fellas happen to measure the center distance between the two studs on the lower control arms?
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