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Front end swap on my 1969 F100

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Post  69F100 November 10th 2021, 1:08 pm

I just bought a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis going to do the front end swap and rear end out of it into the 69. Also when I finish that going to pull the engine and transmission out of my Ranger and installing it into the 69. When I get started I will post pictures of the swap. Going with the 8.8 for the disc brakes and to keep my bolt pattern the same. When I get the engine and transmission out of the Ranger I will sell it as a roller if anyone is interested in it shoot me a pm. I can go ahead and pull it out and let the ranger go now.
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Post  wickettoby1 November 11th 2021, 1:45 am

Have you thought about just swapping the truck body onto the Merc frame? It’s been done a few times but I’m not sure what year of truck it’s doable with.

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Post  BigBlockRanger November 11th 2021, 10:38 am

The front CV swap is the best thing we ever did to our truck. Completely transformed the truck. Love it.

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Post  69F100 November 11th 2021, 11:40 am



I seen a couple of them done that way I don't want to cut my bed of the truck up like they do plus they have to cut the cab to make it fit. I am not looking to make a bumper drag effect I just like to drop it a couple of inches


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Post  69F100 November 11th 2021, 12:14 pm

BigBlockRanger wrote:The front CV swap is the best thing we ever did to our truck. Completely transformed the truck.  Love it.

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What kind of motor mounts did you use on yours for the bbf or did you design your own
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Post  BigBlockRanger November 11th 2021, 1:02 pm

We just modified the stock f250 mounts to bridge from the top of the frame rail over to the CV's engine mount pedestal.

We bolted a flat piece of steel to the CV pedestals, then trimmed the towers until they fit correctly, then welded them to the flat plates. Done. The driver's side later needed a small notch to clear the steering shaft properly.

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Post  69F100 November 13th 2021, 7:02 pm

Thanks that may work for me also I think my stands are taller the your model. But it will give me a starting point. I like doing fab work I going to do the 4 link on the rear
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