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F100 with CV front end wheel help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gameoverbuilt, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Gameoverbuilt
    Joined: Oct 23, 2012
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    Gameoverbuilt
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    from Oklahoma

    I have a 66 f100 that bagged and bodied, with the crown Vic front it's alot wider, anyone know what size and offset I can run without hitting the fenders. Thanks!
     
  2. Gearhead Graphics
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    I dont know the measurement but i run stock late model mustang rims. So whatever rim a mustang runs.

    Though id like to hear how low you can run your bags and still turn. I dont think there is a lot of room to get too low and have a turn radius
     
  3. Gameoverbuilt
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    Do u know roughly what year mustang? Or do u have a pic? Mine is all bagged but I haven't drove it yet, I plan on running it low with the accuair but gotta get the right size wheels. I'm pretty sure u always have to raise it some to turn
     
  4. Gearhead Graphics
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    late model, I think mine are from an 05. there are pictures of it in my albums.

    I get a lot of compliments on my rims, most dont realize they are stock, they really look right on it
     

  5. Gameoverbuilt
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  6. Gameoverbuilt
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    Your truck has the crown Vic front end swap?
     
  7. Gearhead Graphics
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    03-08 vic front end, yes
     
  8. impala631
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    Ditch the crown vic clip and weld in a early 90s Chevy truck clip, fairly easy install, Lays out good with factory wheels, also parts are cheap and available everywhere

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Gearhead Graphics
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    Never heard of using that setup. Any photos of the frame?

    I know others can go lower than the vic, but for the cost and ease of install its tough to beat. I know I sure wont be taking mine out anytime soon, rides too damned nice to fuss with!
     
  10. impala631
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    I've never heard of it either, but I had one the was going to scrap, and it also had drop spindles on it, and lots of newer parts, tie rods,ball joints, but I was very pleased with everything with this setup so far, people on the web really push the crown vic install for these, but I think they are really too wide, they are ok for a lowered truck, but if your wanting to lay it all the way out then the crown vic is not the best option

    Here's the striped f100 frame and Chevy clip

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    Here it is welded in and boxed

    [​IMG]

    , here's the boxing

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  11. impala631
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    A little clean up, steering lined out,
    [​IMG]

    302 motor in the Chevy clip

    [​IMG]
     
  12. supervert
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    I run a 6" wider s10 in my f100. It's not bagged but is damned low. I looked at the Vic when I did mine about four years ago, but was way to wide to turn as low as I wanted it.
     
  13. 66juiced
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    from Austin tx

    I have a 66 with crown vic ifs . I put 05 mustang bullets on it , only problem I have is turning sharp the wheels hit the sway bar . Other than that thing rides so nice ..
     
  14. nice job! how does the 2 track widths compare? is the chevy close to stock?
     
  15. Gearhead Graphics
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    Juiced, my wheels hit the swaybar too. I moved my sway bar back 1/2 inch. they dont hit now, and it still handles great.
     
  16. 66juiced
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    Gear head / ill have to try that I was gonna take the sum bitch out . Moving it back Alittle makes sence..
     
  17. Redlighting
    Joined: Sep 10, 2008
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    ................Great job.Can you give me more info on the steering shaft(s) and column.
    I have a front steer gm clip in my 54 f100,I have not got to the steering yet.
     

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