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Old 04-05-2017, 09:24 PM   #1
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69 c10 crown vic frame

Hello all. Thought I would post up a few pics of my build progress. I'm working on a 69 c10 shortbed. I got a 05 Vic for my dad's 62 unibody. He wanted the engine so I took the frame. I'm working on putting the motor and trans in now. Will post more pics as I progress. All input and feedback is appreciated.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:52 PM   #2
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

What are the advantages of using a crown vic chassis? Does it have cop brakes,cop shocks,etc...
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:57 PM   #3
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

Disc all around, 4 link with a wats link, and it's already pretty low. I'm planning on bagging it. I had a 2000 tahoe frame but it would be a lot more work imo. Also I had bought a crown vic for 500 because my dad wanted the engine so I took the frame. I know its a lot of work but that's half the fun right?
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:06 PM   #4
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

02 and newer Crown Vic has a drop out IFS that Ford f-100 guys put in place of the old twin I beam suspension.
I sold a couple of them for around $500 each. If it is a cop car it will have Posi with decent gears, and an aluminum drive shaft.

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Old 04-05-2017, 11:17 PM   #5
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

Unfortunately it isn't an intercepter. I ended up shortening the gm drive shaft and getting a different cap size on the rear u joint. But I'm only in it 500 bucks for the whole crown vic! My issue now is the truck oil pan hangs down about 4 inches lower than the frame. Saving for a ls1 oil pan because they aren't as deep.
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:27 PM   #6
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Looking forward to watching your project.
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:29 PM   #7
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Thank you yuccales!
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:16 AM   #8
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDy8c_nICl8


I know I know it's that f word but..
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:14 AM   #9
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Sounds like it will work out well!
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

My father in laws 62 unibody with a 2000 marquis mercury under it with dash and all the floor. We cut the bottom off the mercury and the top off the truck and welded them back together. Rides great but a lot of work.
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Whats the track width difference between the cv & C10?
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:45 AM   #12
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I know I know it's that f word but..
I watched that episode. The body mount on the c10 are back a bit further so I won't be able to do what he did. Interested to see how the get the a/c and heater working on the truck.
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:56 AM   #13
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Whats the track width difference between the cv & C10?
I'll measure the vic frame when I get home. I'll pull the tarp off the c10 so you can see how it sets. I'll post a pic.
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We kept the dash and firewall. All the factory controls from the mercury. A/C stayed in tact during the build.
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We kept the dash and firewall. All the factory controls from the mercury. A/C stayed in tact during the build.
Wow that does look like a lot of work. Looks good though.
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:04 PM   #16
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Whats the track width difference between the cv & C10?
Its wider by around 3 1/2 inches I believe
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:44 PM   #17
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

Small victory today. For the trans xmember flipped and drills holes for the trans mount. Looks like I might have too much angle of the dangle for the driveshaft. My biggest problem is the truck pan sits really low. I'm going to lay frame so I'm trying to think ahead and not have the pan lower than the frame. I know the ls1 pan is about 4" shallow. That's it for tonight. Pics won't upload for some reason.

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Looks like 4 pics was too many!
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:11 PM   #19
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

Alright. Trying to figure out motor mounts. Either the trans needs to come up or the motor mounts need to go lower. Really want that oil pan up high but it sits crooked on my mounts. Cut up some metal to fab up mounts. Any thoughts?
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

I believe they make a very shallow pan? What is the wheelbase difference between the cv & C10?
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

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My father in laws 62 unibody with a 2000 marquis mercury under it with dash and all the floor. We cut the bottom off the mercury and the top off the truck and welded them back together. Rides great but a lot of work.
I like all cars/trucks, not just our Bowties. That being said, that Ford Unibody looks very cool!
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Old 04-08-2017, 12:02 PM   #22
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I believe they make a very shallow pan? What is the wheelbase difference between the cv & C10?
C10 is 115" cv is 114.7"
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:04 PM   #23
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

Got my motor mounts all fabbed up. Just need paint. Rattle can should work. Right? Paranoid about my tail shaft lining up with rear end. Any suggestions? It's as close as I could get with a tape measure and eye balling. I saw some guy using lasers and cardboard to line everything up but I'm not dragging this truck. Low and slow for me. Also looking for an ls1 pan, dip, windage tray, and pickup tube if anybody is selling. Tafn.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:50 PM   #24
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Re: 69 c10 crown vic frame

Little update. For the motor mounts finished and the motor/driveshaft in. Had the driveshaft shortened a little over an inch. Leaves about 1 1/4" of travel. I think it will be perfect for when the bags are installed. Also cut a channel for the drive shaft to come up into the cab. Working on c-nothing the main can supports. I'm going to redo the notch at more of an angle so I have more support. More pics to come. Tafn
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Looking good.
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