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64 F100 Suspension Conversion

 
orange64f100 orange64f100
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 08/13
Posted: 08/16/13
11:58 AM

I have a 1964 Ford F100 w/ straight axle. I want to do a more modern suspension upgrade. I have looked into suspension systems from different aftermarket manufacturers such as TCI & Fat Man. However, both of these systems are out of my current budget. I have read that a front suspension out of a Crown Vic or Marquis will work.

My questions are. Will it work? If so, What years? How much and what modifications need to be done to get it to work?

I looked at a couple of cars at a local salvage yard and did some frame measurements. Here is what I found. The Crown Vic's frame width is 37 inches outside to outside whereas my 64 is 34 inches outside to outside. The cars I looked at were a 1989 and a 2001. Both had the same frame width and the basic suspension setup. Neither had Rack-N-Pinion steering. Is this going to be a problem?

The truck currently has a 460 engine backed by a C6. I know that I will probably have to change the oil pan to a rear sump pan for clearance issues.

Any help will be appreciated.