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Old 01-24-2015, 02:21 PM
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Yes it sure is. Just think about it if you need a replacement part you can just go to the auto parts store instead of waiting for the part in the mail.
 
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Another F100
This one looks like it would have serious tire rub on the fenders on the slightest turn.
 
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Yes it sure is. Just think about it if you need a replacement part you can just go to the auto parts store instead of waiting for the part in the mail.

Exactly.

OEM quality is far superior to most aftermarket kits
 
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Old 01-25-2015, 03:36 PM
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I did the swap a few years ago and absolutely love the CV front end. I removed a Gibbons Cordoba setup that i had never really liked due to improper design of the K member causing lack of caster.
 
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I did the swap a few years ago and absolutely love the CV front end. I removed a Gibbons Cordoba setup that i had never really liked due to improper design of the K member causing lack of caster.
Care to post pictures of the setup/fab work?

Im curious about the frame to rear control arm mounting
 
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There is a picture of the truck "finished" and also a picture of the mounts in my gallery.

The mounts I built are set up to bolt in and use existing holes. In the gallery picture the front of the truck end is on the left and the three holes in a triangle are the old shock mount holes.

The top of the CV front is flat and when you lay it under the frame, most of the frame is flat but it begins to taper wider toward the back of the truck. You end up having to build a wedge for that part.

On the stock CV, the rear track bars sit at an angle but all you need to do is loosen them and rotate them to where they are parallel to the bottom of the F100 frame.

My mount covers the outside of the frame and ties into the transmission mount using stock holes on the back near where the track bar mounts.


I set the whole front end as close to level as I could front to back at final ride height.

I can shoot more pictures if you have a specific view you want.
 
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how do you determine where to mount the sway bar? is it by the angle of the end links or just where you can fit it on the frame?
 
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There is a picture of the truck "finished" and also a picture of the mounts in my gallery.

The mounts I built are set up to bolt in and use existing holes. In the gallery picture the front of the truck end is on the left and the three holes in a triangle are the old shock mount holes.

The top of the CV front is flat and when you lay it under the frame, most of the frame is flat but it begins to taper wider toward the back of the truck. You end up having to build a wedge for that part.

On the stock CV, the rear track bars sit at an angle but all you need to do is loosen them and rotate them to where they are parallel to the bottom of the F100 frame.

My mount covers the outside of the frame and ties into the transmission mount using stock holes on the back near where the track bar mounts.


I set the whole front end as close to level as I could front to back at final ride height.

I can shoot more pictures if you have a specific view you want.
I appreciate it! I ended up leveling the frame by cutting, chopping and welding gussets so it takes care of the taper issue and I dont need a wedge on the bottom of the frame to IFS. I will put the spacer on the top to correct the gap between the strut tower cast iron arm and the frame.


I need to figure out what offset is best for the engine. It seems that 1" to the pass side sits the best in the frame and leaves me the most room to fit the header/steering shaft and engine mount on the driver side.

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how do you determine where to mount the sway bar? is it by the angle of the end links or just where you can fit it on the frame?
 
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I'll be starting this swap in the next few days. It's nice to see some good info.
 
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Started this swap today. The hole for I put in the frame for the pins are 1" forward of the bump stop holes and 1 1/4" from the out side of the Frame rails. Need to figure out how to fill the gap on top of the Frame to the upper mount for the suspension still there's a good 2" gap.
 
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55 on 17's with a 2003+ Crown Victoria IFS.

Curious as to what the rear suspension setup is on this? Also the size and backspacing of the wheel? Thanks!
 
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Smile Not Edward's Facebook page

Originally Posted by mustangmike6996 View Post
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.
Edward is just another member like the rest of us, the page belongs to Mike Lane, just an FYI.
 
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Those look like Mustang chrome bullitt wheels. Probably same size front and rear.
 
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I wish he would have completed the one I bought from him. he won't answer his phone or return calls. I've had to figure out how to finish it up as I go. the trailing arms, the power rack location not being right. I wish I would have went with the cross member from industrial chassis in az. super nice piece. in to deep now, gotta' finish it.
 
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I installed one in my 54. Just have to figure out the steering linkage. The angle is a bit too sharp for the universal joints. I'm going to have to install a mid universal.




Can anyone post a picture or link to their build where you have done the steering linkage.


Thanks for all help
 
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