07 crown Vic IFS swap and 1jzgte motor

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  1. teenbmxer

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    Wow nice looking truck! I've been busy on a 50 Plymouth, my derby truck and motor swapping my dads daily so haven't been working on the truck till yesterday. How tall is the frame on your travelall, where the crossmember bolts on? I forgot to measure the donor car frame when I removed mine.
     
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    My rear I did axle over leaf, but I'm scrapping that for irs. I want a cobra rear suspension
     
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    I did a quick measurements, it looks like 6.5" tall will work
     
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    Did some measuring. This is about how the truck will sit
     

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    teenbmxer Farmall Cub

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    Here's a picture of how my frame rails will look. I cut these on the plasma real quick at work today. It'll be 2.75" wide 6.25" tall. Some speed holes on the inside frame rails
     

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    This kinda got me excited, Just got a Crown Vic for 600$, going to started on front end drive train swap on my 68 travelall soon. 0311161355.jpg
     
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    Progress??

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    So im finding where i want the hub centerline on my ifs swap. I put the wheels in the wheel wells where they looked right and used bricks to hold the wheels in place. Then I simply taped a price of string inside the wheel hub and strung it across from wheel hub to wheel hub then ran a Bob off the frame till it lined up with the string going from wheel hub to wheel hub. Works great, it ended up being exactly where i had it marked from the original solid axle, but I wanted to double check using this method so I'm sure it all looks correct when slammed. I was originally looking at doing a Lincoln mkviii irs but have recently decided on going with a mustang cobra irs to go with the front.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Got the front frame rails stripped today

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    Great build going here! Have you checked track width on the Mustang IRS? It may/may not be close enough - depending on your appetite for wheel offset choices.
     
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    If you look in the picture with my red Lincoln arc welder you'll see the stool I have my parts resting on, that's oh leafs for the base, 392 crank for the upright and an oh flex plate for the top. Usually has a nice pad on it. Huge pain to move around haha. But I just got started actually doing the front end stuff finally. Everything's going pretty smooth so far. Should have it all mounted shortly.
     

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    Nice jig. Good way to make sure it all lines up before the heavy lifting.
     
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    Any updates? I recently acquired a 1973 1010. Very interested in this for the future.
     
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    I'm in Tucson as well and have a 71 Travelall as well as a crown vic IFS I would love to see what you have built in person please give me a call if that would be possible. 520.982.8925
     
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    Major bump, it’s looking real good, wanted to see how the ifs is coming along. Different truck than mine but I’m doing the same thing too.
     
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    This looks great....might be a good way for me to go on my '66 1100...Did you ever finish it?
     
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    Hey guys! Still have finished the ifs! Dang close though. Working on it slowly. Currently have a 2jz and a cd009 6speed Manual for it now. Got the Collins twin disc clutch and adapter kit for the trans. Have a 15’ mustang got irs on the way for the back half
     
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    Here’s some pictures of it now
     

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    Thanks for the update. Hard to tell - is it bolted or welded into place? Or just resting in place? I see you had to cut some of the frame for clearance - was that just to get the lower height that you wanted? Are you going to weld some frame reinforcement where you cut for clearance?

    Pictures are great - I’m certain I’d understand a lot better if I could see it in person.
     
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    Hey. The subframe currently bolts in and out. When I set it up o based all my measurements off the top of the frame because I wanted it as low as possible. It would be easier to base all your measurements off the bottom f the frame. There was a guy I saw that rested the frame on the subframe and instead of using the top arms on the subframe that swing on top of the frame and then bolt on, he made two tabs for each side the bolted to the side of the upper sub frame and he welded those to the side of the frame. I did have o notch the frame for the rear lower control arm mounts. But the frame is getting boxed.
     

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