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Old 12-31-2013, 10:52 PM
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64 F100/Mark VIII

my 64 getting a Linc Mark VIII driveline including the rear independent suspension, mustang II front suspension, full air ride with accuair.
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62 belair seats


Fully boxed the frame




air ride and fuel tank
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:56 PM
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rear wheel tucked

rear raised floor going in

I have new wheel tubs ordered they will be widened and raised just a little

frame painted
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:59 PM
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ride height

motor in for good

on its way to my home shop
 
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:12 PM
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fabbed up some seat mounts for the 62 Impala buckets

seats mounted

Mounting the Mark VIII shifter

console rough cutout
 
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:52 PM
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Wow, cant wait to see the end result.

Will you have a metal or wood bed floor?
 
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:11 AM
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Wow, cant wait to see the end result.

Will you have a metal or wood bed floor?
Cypress wood floor with polished aluminum strips, the center of the floor will be hinged and open remotely for access to the fuel tank and to show the suspension and air ride components
 
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Collecting similar bits for my 64 as well.

( Crown Vic front, MarkVIII rear, 4.6 32V ) Just planning on a static drop, no air.

Will be pushing the Crown Vic front 1.5" forward so I plan on building my own engine mounts to keep the engine as close to the firewall as possible.

Can you post some photos of firewall to engine clearance?

From the looks of the intake you are using a 97/98 engine?

Ron Francis is the only one I've found that makes a stand alone harness for the 4.6 32V AND can reflash the ECM to delete the PATS and misc. emission codes.
 
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:30 AM
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Collecting similar bits for my 64 as well.

( Crown Vic front, MarkVIII rear, 4.6 32V ) Just planning on a static drop, no air.

Will be pushing the Crown Vic front 1.5" forward so I plan on building my own engine mounts to keep the engine as close to the firewall as possible.

Can you post some photos of firewall to engine clearance?

From the looks of the intake you are using a 97/98 engine?

Ron Francis is the only one I've found that makes a stand alone harness for the 4.6 32V AND can reflash the ECM to delete the PATS and misc. emission codes.

drivers side, the IMRC controller is 1/2 inch from the firewall


passenger side



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I built my mounts on the mustang II crossmember crown vic style and used crown vic motor mounts. I also moved my axle centerline forward 1 inch. If you bolt it direct to the crown vic crossmember to me the motor sits low in the engine bay so I raised my motor and trans till the trans was just clearing the trans tunnel and built my motor mounts there. mine is a 97 motor but using a 98 cobra intake. I am using the complete Mark VIII harness, getting the most out of my donor car. I will be using the ignition switch, instrument cluster, shifter, radiator, condenser and fans with all the factory wiring and controls. should be fun
 
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Thanks for the reply and photos.

What are your plans on with the 5X4.25 rear lug pattern?
 
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Charlie_in_OC View Post
Thanks for the reply and photos.

What are your plans on with the 5X4.25 rear lug pattern?
I had the hubs and rotors redrilled to 5x4.5

I was going to send them here
http://www.irsmachining.com/

but found a local shop with a cnc that did them for me
 
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a little progress

a little more progress
console getting fiberglass

after last coat of glass, just needs finish work

original gauge bezel filled in

Mark VIII cluster installed, this was a ton of work but it came out nice


another console shot
 
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I think the truck is coming along very well.

The only thing that might make the modern gauges flow better with the old truck is change the rectangle opening.

If you curve the top two corners and maybe add a raised lip around the gauge opening, you would be golden.

Overall you are doing great.
 
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I think the truck is coming along very well.

The only thing that might make the modern gauges flow better with the old truck is change the rectangle opening.

If you curve the top two corners and maybe add a raised lip around the gauge opening, you would be golden.

Overall you are doing great.
Thanks, I was thinking about welding some round stock as a raised lip around the opening and molding it in to soften the transition. maybe next week I have enough of that cluster for a while. The cluster will be hydro dipped when finished, possibly in a brushed aluminum or turned metal finish
 
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This is nice...but it woulda been a hell of a lot easier and way cheaper to just use an '03 or later Crown Vic front crossmember and chassis. They're nearly a bolt-on and you can pick them up complete all day long for $300-$400. They already have the mod motor mounts and the whole nine yards.

Very neat project.
 
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:26 PM
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This is nice...but it woulda been a hell of a lot easier and way cheaper to just use an '03 or later Crown Vic front crossmember and chassis. They're nearly a bolt-on and you can pick them up complete all day long for $300-$400. They already have the mod motor mounts and the whole nine yards.

Very neat project.
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I have one but did not use it because of the width and extreme negative camber when lowered, they are great for non air ride trucks but you have wheel clearance problems with that width and turning when lowered. I will save it for another truck.
 

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