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Old 09-23-2008, 09:05 PM
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80 F150 Flareside on a car frame?

After thinking about how I"m going to get my Flareside project as low to the ground as possible, still have it ride nice and not spend a ton of money on flip kits and JDM dream beams.....

I was thinking about dropping the entire cab and bed on a car frame.

According to my research, an F150 SWB truck is 126 inches.

Does anyone know of a suitable donor car that has approximately the same wheelbase?

I've seen articles here about putting a late model clip under the front end, but that seems like a lot of work. Plus, you still have to deal with the rear.

I was thinking maybe something along the lines of a T-Bird or an LTD frame of the same era.

Any thoughts?
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:41 PM
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Truxx1956, has a shortbed unibody truck(61 or 62) on an LTD frame(but I don't know what year) but I will try to find out for you.
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Perhaps a LTD of later model Crown Vic

The 80s on handled pretty well why not use a lowering kit or perhans airbags?
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I have nearly a complete extra body but no frame and I'm trying to do it cheap.

Air bags and custom suspension products are too much $$.
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I think the LTD, Crown Vic, Grand Marq, Town Car are all around 114" wheel base. 1979 and up. You could get a frame stretcher....
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Could put it on a lincon frame.
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Stosh get a SB F150 frame cheap and do this to it.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/71...o-67-f100.html
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Yeah, I already have a subscription to that post.

I want to do something a little different.
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I want to do something a little different.
I have a friend that wants to put his slick on a late model Town car frame and use all the electronics in the truck body
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