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Old 12-05-2010, 08:18 PM
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So is the verdict that this unit will not work for a 53 - 55 f100 or will work with special rims. Im extremely interested in going this route mainly becuase of how clean and simple the install is. If not does it just need to be shortened from the center to shrink the size of the track or overall the over all width?

Sorry for all the question im currently deployed in Iraq and trying to order these pieces for my truck that my father is fabing for me. Also does anyone know a shop in the bay area that does MII installs?
 
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This is the seconded part of an install on a 1960,.................. same (?) track but wider fenders. What are your impressions?

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/9...ap-update.html
 
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:04 AM
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Well honestly I dont know my truck that I bought is sitting at my fathers house and im sitting in Iraq. Now if it is just a matter of offset wheels im in I was going to put aftermarkets in anyways. If it just wont fit than well off course we know that answer. I have no problem running out and measuring wheels track the truck inner fenders but my geographical location kinda hinders that.
 
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:13 AM
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Well honestly I dont know my truck that I bought is sitting at my fathers house and im sitting in Iraq. Now if it is just a matter of offset wheels im in I was going to put aftermarkets in anyways. If it just wont fit than well off course we know that answer. I have no problem running out and measuring wheels track the truck inner fenders but my geographical location kinda hinders that.
 
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I have been looking at this for some time now. Do you guys think that maybe a Mustang II spindle would mount between the A arms of a CV IFS? If so this would bring the wheel mount inward. I think the Mustang spindle does not stick out from the A arms as much as the CV spindle/knuckle assembly.
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:23 PM
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Sirhisss, measure the height of the spindle at the ball joint mounts if that's close go to the NAPA store and compare the ball joints themselves. Be careful that moving the rotor inward does not let the rotor hit either of the A-arms. Lotsa luck, keep us posted
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:18 PM
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i never really thought about trying to swap out the spindle but if you can find one with the correct height and the steering knuckle is in the right spot it seems really doable. the ball joint size wouldnt matter as much. if it was smaller it could be machined or reamed to the right taper.

i also have been doing a lil more wheel research and i want to keep the bullets. i found out that the 05 and up wheels are about another 5/8 or so more offset than the 04 and earlier wheels.

but as far as this IFS working on a 53-55 i really have no idea. ive never got the chance to measure out a fatfender and see.
 
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Romak,
Did you find out the offset of the bullets you have right now?
 
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:43 PM
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Not sure on the offset numbers but I know the backspacing on my wheels (01-04 mustang) is 5.72 on an 8 inch wide wheel. The backspace on a 05+ mustang is 6.295 on an 8 inch wide wheel so it'll leave a little more for clearance.
 
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I am using a Lincoln Continental rear steer clip which I narrowed 3 inches,I also took 1 inch out of the a-arms. The stance is bitchin and with a 225-70 15 it steers lock to lock with no interference. I think the clip we were talking about to start with is a front steer. The up side of that is that the Mustang spindle is also a front steer. I have always thought that the front steer box would interfere with the front sheet metal. Maybe somebody who really knows can help with that.
 
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Brad,

Sent you a friend request. I'm doing a similar project.

I have a new project 1958 Ford F100 CVPI swap.

I have 3 donor vehicles.
1958 Ford F100 poor condition (Blue) grandparents truck
1958 Ford F100 poor condition (Black) Wrap-Around Rear Window, uncle's truck
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

My hope is to bounce ideas and use the site as a sounding board on this project.

My goal is to have a "Farm Fresh" patena look as possible with any new showing to be a patched appearance.

I'm local to the Kansas City, MO area.

Any help, ideas, or comments are appreciated.

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Originally Posted by Jokerman View Post
Hi,New to this site,just wondering if anybody has done this conv. with a 4.6? Have a 1959 short box would like to put front susp.& motor in it...Thanks for any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
I have a new project 1958 Ford F100 CVPI swap.

I have 3 donor vehicles.
1958 Ford F100 poor condition (Blue) grandparents truck
1958 Ford F100 poor condition (Black) Wrap-Around Rear Window, uncle's truck
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

My hope is to bounce ideas and use the site as a sounding board on this project.

My goal is to have a "Farm Fresh" patena look as possible with any new showing to be a patched appearance.

I'm local to the Kansas City, MO area.

Any help, ideas, or comments are appreciated.

/r

Gregory
 
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