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#13685 - 02/05/02 06:38 PM Crazy... I know
Unforgiven Offline

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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 2128
Loc: West Tennessee
I know that this is going to sound crazy but I want to know if any of you out there know if an 89 CV LTD body will fit onto any ford truck 4x4 frame. One of my friends did it with an old caprice(he is a chevy guy). I thought it was pretty cool, and it was pretty awsome out on the trail too, so if anyone here can help me out i would apreciate it. Thanks. [Big Grin]
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Former owner of: 1989 LTD Crown Victoria p73, 1989 LTD Crown Victoria p72, 1987 LTD Crown Victoria p72, 1997 Crown Victoria p71

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#13686 - 02/05/02 07:30 PM Re: Crazy... I know
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Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 11463
Loc: Chicago, IL.
hmm.. that sounds like a stupid idea..

consider a short-bed/flareside f-150 and modify the front end to accept the 4x4 axle. and f-150s come with 5-liters, there shouldnt be too much trouble, however the frame of the vic and the truck are miles apart..
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#13687 - 02/06/02 12:09 AM Re: Crazy... I know
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 2128
Loc: West Tennessee
I know it sounds stupid but i want a 4x4 vic and the only way to do it right is put a fram from a 4 wheel drive underneath the body. But thanks for the tip.
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Former owner of: 1989 LTD Crown Victoria p73, 1989 LTD Crown Victoria p72, 1987 LTD Crown Victoria p72, 1997 Crown Victoria p71

Current ride: 2002 Eddie Bauer Expedition

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#13688 - 02/06/02 01:22 AM Re: Crazy... I know
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Registered: 12/11/01
Posts: 12812
Not sure what kind of response you'd get over there but over here, this beautiful, absolutely mint '86 black Monte Carlo 4x4 with something like 40" mudders and 15" lift got boo'ed away years ago at the weekly car show/meet. Haven't seen the car since!!
Most people here found it pretty damn insulting [Eek!]
I thought it was cool & different.
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#13689 - 02/06/02 01:27 AM Re: Crazy... I know
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Registered: 01/16/01
Posts: 3373
Loc: OK, USA
You might see what Quigley can do for you. They generally deal in vans and trucks, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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#13690 - 02/06/02 01:42 AM Re: Crazy... I know
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Over the Hill

Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 2128
Loc: West Tennessee
Well here is the thing, I dont want to have it like 30 ft off the ground, just that i end up going down alot of back and feild roads and i am constantly getting stuck, but i dont want to get rid of my CV.
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-Nathan-
Former owner of: 1989 LTD Crown Victoria p73, 1989 LTD Crown Victoria p72, 1987 LTD Crown Victoria p72, 1997 Crown Victoria p71

Current ride: 2002 Eddie Bauer Expedition

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#13691 - 02/07/02 12:14 AM Re: Crazy... I know
Anonymous
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The name of the game here is having your cake and eating it too. The luxury of a full size car with a comfy interior and the ability to go offroad and not worry about getting stuck.

The only 4X4 conversion of a Ford passenger body car that I seen was a picture of a late 70's Town Car. There's a guy that made a business out of Caprice 4X4 conversions. If you want, I can try to hunt-up his website as may he has some insight on doing a FOMOCO conversion, otherwise check out some of the Ford Truck websites and ask questions.

gmtofd

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#13692 - 02/06/02 01:25 PM Re: Crazy... I know
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Over the Hill

Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 2128
Loc: West Tennessee
Well gmtofd, I would appreciate it if you could find that website for me. Thanks
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Former owner of: 1989 LTD Crown Victoria p73, 1989 LTD Crown Victoria p72, 1987 LTD Crown Victoria p72, 1997 Crown Victoria p71

Current ride: 2002 Eddie Bauer Expedition

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#13693 - 02/06/02 04:45 PM Re: Crazy... I know
Anonymous
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The guy that does the 4X4 conversions may be in Louisianna. Give me a few days to get the site.

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#13694 - 02/06/02 04:50 PM Re: Crazy... I know
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The wheelbase of a Panther is 114.3 in. I think. The WB of a regular cab shortbox F-150, '80-'96, is 114 in. Might help. Also, back in the '80s, in a pulling mag, I saw a Town Car with 4x4, I think it said they used a Bronco frame. They even hooked it up to a pulling sled. The car was out of Hawaii.
The AWD Aerostar might be something else to pirate from. It also has control arms in front, same bolt pattern, inadequate brakes. Hope this helps.

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#13695 - 02/07/02 01:05 AM Re: Crazy... I know
BoxMan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 11514
Loc: Millville, PA
cool, im not the only one wth this idea [Smile] was gonna do it to my grand marqius but decided no. now that i got an 89 cv, and the shape its in, miles, i think it would be perfect for this. gonna be a costly job though, thats the only thing holding me back. i'd like to get some info on it too though. [Big Grin]

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#13696 - 02/07/02 01:05 AM Re: Crazy... I know
BoxMan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 11514
Loc: Millville, PA
cool, im not the only one wth this idea [Smile] was gonna do it to my grand marqius but decided no. now that i got an 89 cv, and the shape its in, miles, i think it would be perfect for this. gonna be a costly job though, thats the only thing holding me back. i'd like to get some info on it too though. [Big Grin]

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#13697 - 02/07/02 01:09 AM Re: Crazy... I know
BoxMan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 11514
Loc: Millville, PA
cool, im not the only one wth this idea [Smile] was gonna do it to my grand marqius but decided no. now that i got an 89 cv, and the shape its in, miles, i think it would be perfect for this. gonna be a costly job though, thats the only thing holding me back. i'd like to get some info on it too though. [Big Grin]

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#13698 - 02/07/02 08:35 AM Re: Crazy... I know
PatsPOS Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 02/28/01
Posts: 1505
Loc: westcentral PA
I just got back from visiting Clarksville, TN over the weekend...it's all flat! What the hell do you need 4WD for down there? [Big Grin]

Pat
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'89 F-150 F14 (18.37 @ 73 MPH)
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#13699 - 02/07/02 11:12 PM Re: Crazy... I know
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Over the Hill

Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 2128
Loc: West Tennessee
Actually Carksville is not all flat, you have to know where to go in order to find the good stuff, and according to most ppl i know i have a nack for finding such places.
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Former owner of: 1989 LTD Crown Victoria p73, 1989 LTD Crown Victoria p72, 1987 LTD Crown Victoria p72, 1997 Crown Victoria p71

Current ride: 2002 Eddie Bauer Expedition

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