After some brief introductions on camera, Tony and Lucky got busy removing the bodies from the frames of both vehicles, starting with the pickup. Prior owner acquired the complete car Crown Vic from the transmission shop where the car was left for non-payment of the transmission work. I do have most of the original stainless trim that is not on the truck included. First, starting in 2003, the fullsized fords Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car all had rack-and-pinion steering and a coilover-style spring and shock assembly. The body is pretty much exactly as it was the day I acquired it.
It rides, corners, and stops like a Crown Vic, which is actually better than you may think. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. I have seen many of these swaps out there, but this is one of the better ones I have personally seen, hence why I purchased it. If it breaks, you local Ford dealer or independent shop can hook it up to the diagnostic machine and fix it. I think it will all fit.
Its an excellent combination of driveability and cool looks. I said the underneath was new. The only obstacle I can see with myself, is making sure the wheelbase is measured and set correctly. Parts are everywhere for these, so it makes a good choice for the swap. I've not been through the chassis or running gear but it's been great for the last 3,000 miles. I somehow seem to think that this will give me a better end result in a potentially shorter period of time. I am wondering what the major stumbling blocks are, what people would do differently if they did it again and any helpful hints and info they have.
Chris I think they have air bags in the back. Would you recommend one of those for this swap as well? There's a big blocked one that blasts past my house about once a week. Truck was pulled out of a California desert where it has been sitting for over 5 years. So just to be clear. Either way, both offer stiffer bushings than stock and are much stronger than the stock stamped arms. The body is pretty much exactly as it was the day I acquired it. With this swap, there are a couple idiot lights lit up that never got turned off with the swap door ajar, seat belt.
The body is pretty much exactly as it was the day I acquired it. As of lately, I have been playing with the idea of changing directions and doing a body swap onto a full Crown Victoria chassis instead. I have seen many of these swaps out there, but this is one of the better ones I have personally seen, hence why I purchased it. I took some detailed photos, but I cannot seem to find a build thread online for one. So just to be clear. In addition, there are many patina cars and trucks out there that are nothing more than a beat up old car now running again. Hot Rod Garage hosts Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa found the F-100 locally on Craigslist, and it was in great shape for its age.
Thanks for the kind words! I see what you're saying about the overall effort though. It was an F250, so the bed was longer and converted to a short-wide. The only obstacle I can see with myself, is making sure the wheelbase is measured and set correctly. The start of the new YouTube series: Nathan, I've watched your youtube channel when it comes to the 69 F250 and loved it! I've seen most people do theirs with the cab still on the frame. First of all the stance. This is becoming a popular swap: putting 2003-and-newer Crown Victoria frames under older vehicles, especially pickups. Here is a link to a post on Jalopy Journal to kind of help explain more, and If I missed anything, others please fill in I like it.
Is it in the 61-66 user group or the main board? Rust is almost non-existant on this truck. Since you have a '63; he can give you accurate info as to what is required on the early cabs. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. This way will be a lot less fabrication but yes more wiring. Yes as the saying goes, it drives like a family sedan.
But then I think that the 4. Engine is super strong and still pulls like a freight train. This is a full frame swap truck, running 2006 Crown Vic P71 ie heavy duty engine, suspension, frame, etc. There were a couple stray wires and grounds that hung us up as they first attempted to lift the body. I love the concept of having a modern chassis with power disc brakes, a 4+ inch drop, modern 4. Im doing mine with nothing but a bare frame right now.
Once removed, they fully removed the body from the frame. Cruiser Connections supplied the 2007 Crown Victoria. You are gonna love it. Being performance enthusiasts like us, Tony and Lucky decided to add some performance parts to the Crown Victoria before putting the F-100 body on it. I pulled this truck out of a field where it had sat for 5 years. We used a Stainless Works kit on our Project Panther several years ago and can attest the fit and finish is excellent.
Between, myself, my buddy and his wife, we put 7,000 miles on his 66 last summer!!! My last swap: Here's the start of the new one! In addition, there are many patina cars and trucks out there that are nothing more than a beat up old car now running again. What I'm wondering is who else out there has done with swap? While we may have made some different decisions if doing this build ourselves, the intention in posting this series is to make you aware of the challenges and possible solutions so you know better what to expect in your own chassis swap project. How To Swap A Cop Car Frame Under An F 100 Pickup Hot Rod Work 1961 f100 crown vic swap aka franken ford page 5 truck ford crown vic f100 swap build truck trucks accessories and chis swing a 66 ford f 100 with crown victoria police car 1965 ford f 100 f100 crown vic swap clic 1969 ford f 250 wred around a crown victoria swap depot. Nathan, I've watched your youtube channel when it comes to the 69 F250 and loved it! The only obstacle I can see with myself, is making sure the wheelbase is measured and set correctly. I've seen this done on a handfull of trucks, two in particular at the F100 Super Nationals earlier this year. Should have another update pretty soon! First up was a Stainless Works exhaust system, designed to fit 2003-and-later Panther Platform cars.