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Old 11-28-2013, 06:21 PM
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1963 Ford custom rebuild

im currently fixing my 1963 ford f100 stepside.
the whole front end must be replaced. it currently has a torino front end the year is unknown. I do not know the measurements of the 63' frame. can anyone help me on that? or tell me what torino year is compatible with the 63' f100 year
 
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:46 AM
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Mr. Torres, I responded to your other post also...

I can tell you Ford built the Torino from 1968-1976.

the 1963 truck frame is 34 inches wide.

where in AZ do you live? there are lot's of us 61-66 owners in AZ that would be willing to help with answering questions or whatever you need. lots of us have extra parts if you need as well. your truck sounds interesting!
 
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If you are starting all over with a new front end, I would look at the Jaguar XJ or the Crown Vic front end, both pretty simple swaps. Google search of either will turn up days of reading info....
A Torino front end was barely adequate under a Torino IIRC.
 
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Not a real simple swap as he has nothing to attach the Jag or CV to.

The truck is clipped.

Go over and see Steve at Industrial Chassis and ask what he is going to do with the demo 64 front clip he did for Chris Shelton and an article. The clip is from the front cab mounts forward and has a Dakota Cross Member.

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