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Galaxie front clip in f100

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by few loose bolts, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. few loose bolts
    Joined: Feb 10, 2011
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    few loose bolts
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    I've got a 66 F100 with a 352 FE in it. I want to lower it an improve ride quality and I've decided i want to clip it. This however has proved a challenge since I want to retain the FE which has a front sump oil pan. I'm curious if anyone has done or even considered putting a Galaxie front clip on an effie. My thinking is that I would get the independent suspension and a cross member made for an FE. Thoughts or input?

    Thanks.
     
  2. RJC
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    We have put the latter big Ford front frame sections ontoo a couple of the 60-70 F type trucks. The big problem is there width
     
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  4. few loose bolts
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    i'm very familiar with the crown vic swap. i'd prefer not to do it cause the track width is too wide, especially since i'm going for a little tire tuck. plus i've yet to see one done with an FE motor, all the swaps i've seen had an engine swap
     
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  5. JakeDW
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    MMII or have you been talked out of it.

    Jake
     
  6. few loose bolts
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    it's more just that i can't afford a MMII
     
  7. few loose bolts
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    one of the best swaps i've seen is the xj6, but again, i've never seen it done with an FE and as far as i know, i wouldn't have clearance
     
  8. JakeDW
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    I see then the next sale to you will be the EP Dakota kit buy some of the guys but that will most likely cost just as much.

    There is a guy running a 79 firebird front clip on a 66 with a build thread on here. It seamed to be a fine track with looks like it slid rite in to the frame.

    Jake
     
  9. hippy killer
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    you can get rear sump pan for FE
     
  10. JakeDW
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    A pic of his firebird clip.

    Jake
     

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  11. Stevie Nash
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    That's what I was thinking... :cool:
     
  12. few loose bolts
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    i actually just came across one on craigslist, waiting for a response
     
  13. Gearhead Graphics
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    late model CV isnt that bad, but you cant run a front sump with it unless you want the motor to sit really high. i dont know much about galaxie, but id measure it up plenty, doing it just because you have it, or because its front sump friendly might bite you in the ass.
     
  14. Heo2
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    65 and newer galaxie i think is doable if its
    not to wide never had a 60s f100 so i dont
    know how wide they are
    the 65 -up frontend is what they use in nascar
    today

    ps i got a 66 chassie under a 54 chevy pick up
     
  15. Drive Em
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    The '66 F-100 front end should ride nice with the correct springs and shocks.
     
  16. hippy killer
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    yeah the twin I beam is a pretty good ride
    you could also get a front end out of mid 80 F150 twd the are uper lower A arm i think
     

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