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Old 11-02-2019, 07:30 PM   #1
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Build 107.. Gilbert..

This is getting crazy, already working on both 56s, and the 60 Gasser, but this 60 F100 followed me home today... That makes two 56 Chevys and two 60 Fords to make things even. Wife named it Gilbert (Because of the movie What's eating Gilbert Grape)

Not 100% sure on plans yet.








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Old 11-03-2019, 07:30 AM   #2
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:01 AM   #3
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Looks like a good start!
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:01 AM   #4
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So.. plans for the truck kind of snowballed.

The plan was to get it on the road as quick and cheap as possible.
I thought about throwing a spare 350/TH350 into it and rolling, however..

Got to looking at brakes.. for a front brake upgrade, we are looking at around $300...
Well I found a 03-11 Crown Vic front end for $300.
That of course gives me independent front suspension, disk brakes and power rack and pinion.
It of course would handle/ride a lot better. No brainer...

Then in the rear, I looked at adding disks to the 9". The kit I was looking at was $500 in brakes alone.
Then while I was under there I noticed a broken main leaf.. well they wanted $460 a pair... this was adding up quick..

That I ended up with was a 2015-2017 Mustang GT complete IRS, with 34k on it, which again gives me independent suspension,
disk brakes, and of course better handling/ride... It should also fit under the stock bed floor.

Best part is that it was only $280 (total came to $530 with freight shipping to my address) Again, cheapest way out..
So plan is STILL cheapest way out, but it turned out the cheapest is going to give me the best riding/handling trash truck out there.... lol.
I just need to get some tires on some cop car steel wheels so I can install the front/rear ends.

Still need to decide on an engine/transmission.


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Old 11-08-2019, 06:51 AM   #5
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Lol, someone needs to save you from yourself. Keep on getting it though man, you honestly make me feel lazy!
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:19 AM   #6
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:30 PM   #7
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:31 AM   #8
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So, this past weekend I was able to go pull a front end out of a 2007 Crown Vic.
Was pretty painless other than one lower control arm, and 2 swap bar mount nuts spinning inside the frame... grr. Luckily the guy had a tiny generator and sawsall he let me borrow. Kicked him an extra $20 for that, lol.



I also want to get this stuff thrown in over a few days I have off at Thanksgiving, so I needed a set of wheels to roll on. I grabbed the cheapest ones I could find on Marketplace.. $350



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Rolled them in front of the truck, snapped a pic, then photoshopped them quickly so they looked more like they were on the truck instead of infront of it, and gave it a drop...
Wheels were not my choice, and were going to be just rollers, but I actually don't hate them in the chop, they might stay for a bit


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Old 11-15-2019, 06:35 AM   #9
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Looking at the rear setup. Rear Mustang spring rate is almost double what the truck needs.
Seems the stock springs are 800lb, I needed 450 for a stiffer handling spring on this truck.
(might have to fine tune rate a bit once on the road, but this SHOULD be a good starting point.)

SO.... instead of getting a set of regular springs, I decided to bite the bullet and went coil overs for the rear.

Debating on going coil overs in the front too, but that won't happen until after it's in.




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Old 11-15-2019, 01:40 PM   #10
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Ha! You run into some killer deals that steer the project.....love it! There is a method to the madness!
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