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Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by janschutz, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    It has been awhile since I had time to do anything to the truck. It was overheating. Put a new Aluminum radiator and fan in. Also moved the transmission cooler off of the radiator and made a bracket to snug it up by the grill. The Dolphin Temp gauge show 210 my my inferred diagnostic gauge shows 185. Need to fix that next.
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  2. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Got the new brake booster in last weekend. Stops alot better.
    Next month I will pull the whole front suspension and install the Crown Vic Front end. I now have long term access to a lift.
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  3. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    nice! I am looking forward to seeing how the Crown Vic goes for you. Make sure you keep this thread updated with pics during the process.
  4. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Got the front clip off and the engine and transmission out. Now I am mocking up the Crown Vic suspension. Wish I had snagged the rear end while I was at it. I am glad I got the frame rails.

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    Anyone need the electric fan I removed from the old radiator? Works and need a new home. Phone 045.jpg

    JRANGER Active Member

    Its looking good!! Keep it up, I have been following a lot of these builds
  6. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Crown Vic front suspension is on. Only need to create the gussets for the lower control arms.
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  7. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Ordered a serpentine belt system to get the power steering and AC setup. The truck needed just a little bling.

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  8. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    What belt setup is that? Looks pretty nice.

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  9. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

  10. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^ Nice looking belt setup.
  11. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    I've been wanting to do this to a 65-6 f100 for a couple years now. Awesome work. Glad it's not too involved a swap.

  12. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Got the frames boxed today and the gussets made for the lower control arms. Just need to make a bracket to mount the Sway Bar. Having trouble uploading my picture so I post them later.
  13. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Engine and transmission are in so the motor mounts can be fabricated. Still need to make the sway bar mount. Just need to figure out where it should go.

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  14. guruatbol

    guruatbol Always on vacation!

    IIRC the sway bar can bend a bit around things as long as both ends center is in line with the center of the spindle.

    I could be wrong it has been decades since I messed with front suspension geometry.


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  15. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Motor and transmission are mounted and the frame rails are painted. The place that installed the engine and transmission did not but a rubber insulator in for the transmission so that is now fixed.

    Next is installing the serpentine belt system and hooking up the brakes. I this rate, I am just a couple weeks from a test drive.

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  16. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Its coming along quite nicely! any idea how the new ride height will be compared to the old? Also, could you shoot a pic or two of the engine mounts. I would like to see how you worked it out to get the motor installed.
  17. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    I think it is a little over a 2" drop. This is the best picture of the mount, I will try to take a better one. Truck031.JPG
  18. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Since last time.

    Pullies and Belt
    Steering Column to Steering box
    Power Steering Pump
    Sway Bar
    Tie Rods

    To Go
    Fuel Pump
    Brake Lines
    Radiator and Heater Hoses
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  19. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Looking good John! You have convinced me to pull my 71 F100 out of the weeds and start on my Crown Vic swap.
  20. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Go for it, with decent welding skills, it is not that hard to do.

    Since I do not have any welding skills, I had to farm that out. For years my youngest son was my welder, now his business is keeping him too busy. I would of had to wait 2 to 3 months to get on his schedule.

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