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Pandora - 55 F100

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by JRANGER, May 29, 2016.

  1. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    Been working on a 55 F100. Its currently at my friends shop getting a Crown Vic front end installed and having the Y block and 3 speed replaced with a 289 and 4r70w

    I have already replaced the gauges, a fuse block, added turn signals, tailights, and got the amrker light as turn signals. Ive been adding lighting and made a stereo bracket as well.

    Eventually i will paint it Satin Black but i have a lot to do. Need to replace the windshield, drivers side window, and will prob add buckets as well.

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  2. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

  3. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

  4. Wj Brown

    Wj Brown Member

    I always wondered who it was who thought it was a good idea to take the exhaust from one side of the engine, route it around the front of the engine and dump it into the front of the other exhaust manifold!
    Amazing!
     
  5. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    yeah that is weird, but great for a turbo!
     
  6. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    lol, i will be happy when i have the 289 in it with dual exhaust
     
  7. phlegm

    phlegm Member

  8. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member


    Very cool, Yeah...I have the Crown Vic front end being put in and its being moved forward to center in the wheel wells. Thanks for the threads..Im going to have to read up on those
     
  9. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Looks great, Just went through most of that with my 59 F100. I am keep the bench seat though.
     
  10. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    Thanks, it will be nice once it gets back to my garage. Ill just have to wait and see if the seats ill have will work. One thing at a time

    Had to order some parts...

    U joints, rod end holder, Rear sump oil pan kit, and also got some Tri-Y headers
     
  11. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    The frame is now starting to be setup for the CV swap and the 302 being put together. Love when the shop sends updates. Cant wait to get her back so i can get to work on her myself

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  12. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    You will love the CV front. My 59 F100 drives now like a new truck. I can turn with little effort. The power disk brakes are also a plus.
     
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  13. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

  14. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    that's gonna be so cool!
     
  15. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Looking great. The Crown Vic front end will make it drive like a new truck.
     
  16. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of the Crown Vic.
    my son bought a 05 Lincoln Aviator for the 4 cam engine. He just wants the engine so soon I will have access to a fully independent all wheel drive chassis with an OD trans and four wheel disc brakes. I wonder if a 72 Chevy cab and bed will fit on there?
     
  17. JRANGER

    JRANGER Active Member

    lol, hard to say but you never know. The guy doing this put his 61 Uni on a full CrownVic chasis
     
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  18. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    The Crown Vic and old Ford trucks are 34" frame to Frame. You will need to measure.
     
  19. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    once we pull this Aviator apart (the motor) I will look into getting the body off the chassis. They actually recommend lifting the body to get the engine out! But the thing has trans cooler, oil cooler, PS cooler, class 3 hitch, huge brakes, etc. Looks like it would make a good truck
     
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  20. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    That would very very cool. I'd bet it would take alot of work but be worth the effort. Too bad that 65 or 6 f100 slipped by. That would have been a cool build on that chassis.
     

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