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2003 cv ifs into a 1956 ford f100

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by s-man56, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. s-man56
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    :confused:want to put a 2003 Crown Vic IFS aluminum crossmember in my 56 f100.I know its wide but I want to take 4" out of the middle to shorten it.but I will need to shorten the power steering rack too. has any one done this to there ford f100. (can the power rack be shortened )? thanks for any help,james
     
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  2. sdluck
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    Do a search ,its on here
     
  3. sdluck
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    how much different is the front end in width?
     
  4. Hogger
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    Try a Volare mustang 11 or aerostar van will be a lot easier.
     
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  5. s-man56
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    the crown vic is about 67 " hub to hub
     
  6. sdluck
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    What is the 56 frt end
     
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  8. s-man56
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    I have a 2003 crown vic complete crossmember that I got for free so I want to use it if it doesn't cost too much to have it and the power steering rack narrowed. will look for a place that can give me a estimate on narrowing the IFS and go from there , thanks for your input, james.
    the aerostar might be the way I go if its too expensive to use the crown vic
     
  9. s-man56
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    60" is what I was told but when I measured mine from drum surface to drum surface I got 62" thats why I wanted to take 4" out of the crown vic so it would be close to the same width
     
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    Consider using a rack that is already narrower, such as T-bird or Fox body Mustang.

    With carefull measurements, you could narrow the CV crossmember to the width needed to prevent bumpsteer with the rack you choose.


    Ray
     
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  12. tlmartin84
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    Ford runs 17x8's with 6.25" of backspace and 45mm of offset from the factory on that front end. So this isn't an issue...........
     
  13. s-man56
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    thanks for all the input on the CV Suspension , james
     
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  14. 73RR
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    You do realize that a build thread with lots of photos is now required...;)

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  15. s-man56
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    I'm also putting a lincoln mark 8 IRS on my 1956 f100.I bought the already made adapters from Dave Held AT [URL="http://www.truck irs.com. all the info and install pics are on the web site. I changed the bolt pattern from 5 lug 4.25 to 5 lug 4.5 by changing the hub and bearing . mustang cobra hub. the cobra hub matches the crown vic
    which also has the 5 lug 4.5 the lincoln mark 8 irs has a aluminum pumpkin and lower a arm . nice and clean . also matches the crown vic all alum cross member
     
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  16. s-man56
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    thanks to all for your advice
     
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