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Old 03-30-2018, 03:29 PM
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Okay so I bought a 1960 ford f100 223 I am trying to build/restore/bring back to life im a am new to this world I am 19 and have mildly built three cars all import a Bmw and a 350z I wanted to try something in the American line and decided I really like these and wanted to learn more. Right now Im kinda already stuck on some things to be honest
at the moment I am disassembly the front end pulling motor and that sorta thing rear end beds just sitting there not attached on so thats a matter of picking it up when I need to work back there
I am trying to figure out what way to go with the suspension at the moment I have heard of the crown vic front end swaps keep budget friendly in mind as well please so I would gladly appreciate as much help as i can receive
I plan on swapping a 4bt into it as well so far plan is the get the mounting custom done because I have not found any for sale yet that I can just weld on yes I have access to welding my uncle is a fabricator so he's helping with this. I have a lot more stuff to ask but as those things come I will ask away but wouldn't like to start with it all

Pretty much just trying to get suspension together to then be able to do a test fit of mounting for the motor then be able to paint the hole frame and yeah as that goes
this is the truck! pretty clean huh?
 
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:31 PM
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How much does a 4BT weigh? Will a crown vic suspension be able to handle the weight? Is that a cummins dodge in the background? Drop the Ford body on that frame and scrap the dodge body!!
 
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Seems like about 750# fully dressed IIRC. I helped a friend put one in a 39 IH 1/2 ton and the original springs held it up just fine.
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:15 PM
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Yeah kinda what Iím trying to figure out with the suspension Iíve looked on here and havenít even Been able to find much yet I know this sorta thing has been done!
Yes itís my daily 6.7 haha yeah itís a great idea but I canít turn my daily into a project would be rad though
 
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:04 PM
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Okay so I bought a 1960 ford f100 223 I am trying to build/restore/bring back to life im a am new to this world I am 19 and have mildly built three cars all import a Bmw and a 350z I wanted to try something in the American line and decided I really like these and wanted to learn more. Right now Im kinda already stuck on some things to be honest
at the moment I am disassembly the front end pulling motor and that sorta thing rear end beds just sitting there not attached on so thats a matter of picking it up when I need to work back there
I am trying to figure out what way to go with the suspension at the moment I have heard of the crown vic front end swaps keep budget friendly in mind as well please so I would gladly appreciate as much help as i can receive
I plan on swapping a 4bt into it as well so far plan is the get the mounting custom done because I have not found any for sale yet that I can just weld on yes I have access to welding my uncle is a fabricator so he's helping with this. I have a lot more stuff to ask but as those things come I will ask away but wouldn't like to start with it all

Pretty much just trying to get suspension together to then be able to do a test fit of mounting for the motor then be able to paint the hole frame and yeah as that goes
this is the truck! pretty clean huh?
What is a 4bt?, & yes, the Crown Vic will hold it up just fine. I'm assuming a 4bt is a diesel and if you need stiffer springs, you can install police interceptor springs.
 
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:54 AM
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What is a 4bt?, & yes, the Crown Vic will hold it up just fine. I'm assuming a 4bt is a diesel and if you need stiffer springs, you can install police interceptor springs.
yes sorry forgot to throw that part in yes a Cummins 4bt anyone done it on this site? Also the crown Vic suspension if anyone has done it aswell?!
 
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:55 AM
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Jsantos99, Mornin' I'm in the process of installing the CV ifs on my '60 f100 as we speak. A few more holes in the frame rails & she'll be nearly done! ( 2009 ifs) That's a fine lookin' '60! Wish my sheet metal was as straight as yours. A few dings here & there!
 
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Jsantos99, Mornin' I'm in the process of installing the CV ifs on my '60 f100 as we speak. A few more holes in the frame rails & she'll be nearly done! ( 2009 ifs) That's a fine lookin' '60! Wish my sheet metal was as straight as yours. A few dings here & there!
do you have a thread for it? And what are you going to do with the rear?
 
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do you have a thread for it? And what are you going to do with the rear?
The rear will stay as is. It's a 9" with 3.00 gears which is nice for me because I'm into saving fuel. At 1000 - 1100 rpms I'm toolin' along about 55 mph, and that's the sweet spot for my motor, 302, for fuel economy. Once that AOD trans shifts to OD I'm happy! Any faster than that I can almost watch the gas gauge move! That straight axle has been beating me up since 1977 & I'm glad to be rid of it!!!!! If I can ever figure how to post photos I'll put some up! The front end is considerably lower now & it looks GREAT!!! Especially with the Mustang wheels.
 
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:05 AM
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Iíve seen them like that! And they look great just with the look Iím tryinh to get I want to keep it all the same height so I might just have to flip the rear end so I can get it all at the same height!
 
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Iíve seen them like that! And they look great just with the look Iím tryinh to get I want to keep it all the same height so I might just have to flip the rear end so I can get it all at the same height!
I just went out & measured & the front is 13 1/2 " to the bumper, the rear is 21" to the bed. 7 1/2" rake! Not too much, not too little.
 
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This might be a good thread to read

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...ver-build.html
 
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:09 AM
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I just went out & measured & the front is 13 1/2 " to the bumper, the rear is 21" to the bed. 7 1/2" rake! Not too much, not too little.
thatís not bad! How you liking it?
 
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:09 AM
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This might be a good thread to read

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...ver-build.html
awesome thank you very much!
 
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:51 PM
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I plan on doing the same thing to my '58 a little 4bt and want to lay from with some bags. Keep this thread alive or start a build thread when you get cracking on it, would love to see how you do it. Right now im in the process of fixing all my New York rust on the truck then its on to suspension and then motor.
 

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