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05-11-2014, 05:35 PM
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Finally got the cab back on. 1969 f-100 with a ford racing crate 5.0

05-11-2014, 06:46 PM
YAY. I love this year of Ford trucks. Awesome. Wanna share more details on your plans? Track it? AutoX? Just show?

05-12-2014, 02:55 PM
It has a 2006 crown vic pi front crossmember swap. 2013 ford racing 5.0 coyote crate engine, 1998 cobra five speed, 9" nodular rear with exploder rear disc brakes. Leaf spring rear with ridetech airover and axle flip. s-10 rear sway bar.QA1 rear shocks Frame is boxed with dimple die "lightin holes" Custom tube crossmembers.

I still need to get eaton lowering springs for front and figure out my power steering and ac.

05-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Details on the Crown Vic IFS? Pics etc?
Looks pretty cool!

05-14-2014, 03:05 PM

Not sure what you want to know about the crown vic front?

05-14-2014, 05:25 PM
Very cool build.....

05-14-2014, 07:42 PM

Not sure what you want to know about the crown vic front?

Think he's asking if you used any spacers or was it just cut out and and drill four holes? I've seen a couple builds like this other places but no one really shows how they did it.

Are you going to use the trailing arms with it? Would love to see some closer pictures on how you did the fitment.

Have a 67 that my Grandpa bought new and really interested in this myself.

05-17-2014, 08:38 AM
I can take more picture if you like. I made up new plates for the rear trailing arms so they would bolt level to the frame. I welded those to the frame and then rotated the bushing so they bolt to my bracket. The front I drilled holes in the frame, then welded in tube to prevent the frame from crushing where the bolts go through. I boxed the frame from front to rear, most people just box the section by the bolts. You need a 5/8" spacer between the frame and the crown vic cross member where it bolts in. I put mine on the top to be lower. I wish somebody would make airide for the front I've asked Ride Tech but I may have to go with eaton lowering springs. In the rear I have RideTech's airover, still playing with ride height.

05-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Yes, I was asking about the steps for installing the IFS. I've heard of it, but never seen detailed pictures. It would be great if you could post a few.

Thank you

05-20-2014, 03:39 PM
I can post a link to fordification if that is allowed lots of great detailed pics and step by step for crown vic there, hardest part is cutting out all the old rivets to take original crossmember out, plus on the frame I bought the po welded in parts for some reason.


rear ride height


front height stock crown vic spring


quick test fit of parts

07-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Love to see more of this project. Any updates?

07-24-2014, 05:18 PM
I'll have to get some more pics up getting closer to firing it up for the first time. Have to figure out how I'm going to adapt the stock crown vic power steering line to the KRC pump. maybe weld an an fitting onto the stock line, or find an adapter, the crown vic uses this funky press fit line on the rack with a press/bolt on clamp.

10-11-2014, 05:18 PM
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adapted 98 cobra cable clutch to 69 pedals, also replace stock pot metal bushings with ball bearing ones.

Picked up engine cover and coil covers at Carlisle doesn't make it run any better but looks cool
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modified stock ford heater controls to work with vintage air electric controls, Using a gen IV kit made for a 69 camaro
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3" magnaflow exhaust will come out bedside in front of rear wheels https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2014/10/done_zpseea76f4e-1.jpg (http://s325.photobucket.com/user/ford1969/media/done_zpseea76f4e.jpg.html)

mustang cooling systemhttps://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2014/10/passsideovehead_zps75f5f35c-1.jpg (http://s325.photobucket.com/user/ford1969/media/passsideovehead_zps75f5f35c.jpg.html)

07-21-2016, 04:51 AM
I have to say the customer support at Vintage Air is awesome! While talking with the rep at the Right Coast Nationals I said I was having problems and I thought it might be the trinary switch. He hooked me up,when I got home I put it in and problem solved I have ac done now.

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f600 dash insert with autometer american muscle gauges. Ac vents are from 2005-2009 mustang

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Heater valve is from a ford ranger using vintage air vacuum electric switch to control it as coyote motor is supposed to have coolant flow through heater hoses at all times. All the lines are run under the inner fender to hide them. I'm using 78 ford plastic fender liners to protect everything and hide it more.

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I plan on running a false front from an original ford ac unit to hide all the vent hoses and give me my two other ac vents.

10-09-2017, 07:02 AM

So I want to change up my rear suspension this winter, Ive been having wheel hop problems. Should I go with over ride traction bars or start form scratch and do something better?

The pic above is what I have now, dodge d 100 leafs with air overide to adjust ride height and spring rate. I have extended perches to try and help with spring wrap but i still get wheel hop.

Frank ZX
10-11-2017, 08:56 AM
Cool truck!