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71rat
03-06-2008, 11:55 PM
Use a 2003 - 2006 Ford Crown Victoria front suspension.

The whole suspension assembly drops out with a total of 8 - yes, i said 8 - bolds. the whole thing. all steering components, and all suspension components.

The frames on these years Ford trucks are 34'' outside to outside of the frame rail, just like the new crown vics. the crossmember is aluminum, also. Very little fabrication, and its mainly a bolt in thing.

Just thought Ya'll should know.

Dobber
03-07-2008, 07:59 AM
That is very interesting, I have a 60 f250 that I need to lower. I just wonder if I can find a crown vic at the city auction this year. I think that we are still using them as cop cars. What about the mid to late 90's Crown Vic's.

PS how is the weather on the west coast, I miss Coos Bay..... MidWest life is good but to cold....:D

56pu
03-07-2008, 10:57 AM
Whats the track width like on the frontend of a crown vic? When I put a caprice front end under my dodge it was too wide, now I have to have wheels made for it...

71rat
03-07-2008, 08:09 PM
56pu: I think the track width is almost the same as a 67 -72 ford truck, I'd have to check how wide that is. As for the other years, I'm not sure.

Dobber: The weather has been kinda weird lately. We had a few days where it was sunny and about 60, then it dropped back down to the fourties like it was before. Can't wait for summer though!!!! And I'm not sure about the 90's vics, I'll have to check.

Dodge41
03-08-2008, 06:31 PM
I have to say that is a great piece of information, thanks for sharing! These old ford trucks that I love so much look great lowered, but we all know the twin I beams don't like to be modified. I take it you are doing this to your truck, do you have any pics??? Would love to see 'em!:D

71rat
03-09-2008, 12:05 AM
56pu: the track width is 63.4'' with stock crown vic rims. Stock width for 65-79 fords is 60.5''.

Dodge 41: Not a problem. I don't have any pics yet, as I only found out about this a couple days ago, but when i get the parts and start doing it, i will be sure to post some of the process.

Also, here's the link to where I found it. It has build photos and everything.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/716058-buildup-06-crown-vic-front-suspension-into-67-f100.html