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Old 11-29-2010, 01:20 PM
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What was your choice of donor vehicle (if you used one). What were the pros and cons and if you had to make another choice, what would you look for? Did you end up parting out the leftovers?

I am currently looking at a 73 LTD 4 door with 351m/C6 and a 73 LTD S/W with 460/C6 . Both are runner/drivers.
 
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:14 PM
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welll, i looked at all the pro`s and cons, what is a know fit, what isen`t, measuring up cars in lots to figure out wheelbasses, what i can use and what i can`t , came up with a low mileage crown vic as my donor for $500.00 bux, used the engine/trans, front and rear end, wiring harness, steering column , power window motors, wiper motor and lots of odds and ends, could of parted the rest out but instead of getting hastled i`ll just bring it to the recylcler and get probably $150 for the rest of it, in my view this is the best bang for your buck for 53-55 fords!
 
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I am currently looking at a 73 LTD 4 door with 351m/C6 and a 73 LTD S/W with 460/C6 . Both are runner/drivers.
A 73 LTD, if still equipped with the original engine, wouldn't be the 351M. That didn't come out until 1975. It could be a 351W or C, or a 400.
 
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:11 PM
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Wayne is correct, and all three choices are an improvement over the 351M.

Rhopper who used to be on here, used a Jeep Cherokee from the late 80's/ early 90's which worked well for hanging pedals, seats, and whatever else, I dunno. But the Jag would be tops.
 
 
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