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Just received this from Rodder44 tonight.

There is a right and left rubber bumper on bottom of your frame rail just above your straight axle. This hole is the center of your axle. If the rubbers are gone there should be holes were the bumpers bolt. The first 2 holes are for the center pins on the Crown Vic (IFS) crossmember. Measure for a 3/4" hole, 1" (or 1 1/4") forward of the center bumper hole and 1" from the outside of the frame. This will center your wheels in the wheel well. The pins are 31 1/2 inches apart so measure before you drill. When the holes are done put the CV under the truck and jack up the CV crossmember so the pins go into the holes. Once the pins are in place, drill 4 each 5/8" holes, for the mounting bolts, through the bottom of the CV crossmember into the frame. Then measure where you are going to drill the 4 holes in the top of the frame. These top holes will be 1". After all holes are drilled clean up the frame and weld one washer on top of each tube. Then insert the tube in the frame and spot weld the tube to the top of the frame. Mount the CV crossmember check it for square. If you're satisfied, remove the crossmember and weld it up.

Haven't tried it yet but it's something
 
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Here is a 56 with a 2003-2010 Crown Victoria IFS with 20's.
 
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Here is a 54 with 17's on it with a crown victoria 2003+ IFS.
 
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Another F100
 
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55 on 17's with a 2003+ Crown Victoria IFS.
 
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Ive ben thinking about ordering a narrowed CV suspension from Ritchie as well he has one that is narrowed 4 3/4 inches. just looking for some feed back on him first don't see any on his site. any info would help Thanks Guys
 
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Check out his Facebook page its "53-56 F100 Crown vic suspension swap"

Tons of people on there, tons of info, tons of swaps completed.
 
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Ive ben thinking about ordering a narrowed CV suspension from Ritchie as well he has one that is narrowed 4 3/4 inches. just looking for some feed back on him first don't see any on his site. any info would help Thanks Guys
I bought his install kit for the stock 2003-2011 CV. He just started building the narrowed CV cradles. He has a certified welder do the welding and his kit uses a stock Mustang Rack and pinion.

Ed is great to work with!
 
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Im a member on the Facebook 53-56 Crown Vic swap. There is a lot of useful information and pictures.
 
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Thanks Guys ill do a little more checking around.


What all would I have to change with with a CV swap? Im running 15" wheels would I need to go bigger for the Brakes? also concerned about the width of the CV anyone know the width of stock 1955 f100 front hub to hub and the CV hub to hub? also how much of a drop will the new suspension give me im only wanting to drop the front about 2 inches.

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Thanks for the truck photos Etown55. Love seeing the final stance with wheels on them. Looking into front ends for my 52 F1 and loving the info.

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Im a member on the Facebook 53-56 Crown Vic swap. There is a lot of useful information and pictures.
Sort of odd that they have a FaceBook 53-56 CV page when many are FTE members. Seems like they should have just created a post on here.
 
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Sort of odd that they have a FaceBook 53-56 CV page when many are FTE members. Seems like they should have just created a post on here.
thats how I felt too.

Its nice having nothing but constructive posts on that page tho. I originally posted here about a CV IFS in my 51 F1 and was repeatidly told "just go with a mustang II its easier" and "good luck with all that fab work"

Now its becoming more and more popular so that is a huge plus to get the info out there.
 
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