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Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby Mudbone2005 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:51 am

I would like to do this install but do not want to tackle this myself or at least no alone.  Does any one have any recomendation to have this done in the Northern Virgina area?
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby carfolite on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:37 pm

I feel the same way. I either wish I was closser to you or you closer to me in southern NJ. We could do yours firs so mine could be better.
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby basketcase0302 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:46 am

carfolite on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:37 pm
I feel the same way. I either wish I was closser to you or you closer to me in southern NJ. We could do yours firs so mine could be better.


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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby Mudbone2005 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:38 pm

So since I could not find any local help or someone willing to tackle the for and be paid for it in the Northern VA area.  I decided to tackle this myself, and or course with the help of this forum.  So I located a IFS from a 2005 and the guy has already removed if form the car.  Only thing is that the rack pinion is missing. He sold it before I contacted.  He only wants $70 for it.  Do guys think its a big deal that rack is missing.  I am thinking that I can grab one for cheap from a pick and pull



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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby sargentrs on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:10 pm

Even if you spend a couple hundred for the rack and pinion assembly it's still a good deal.
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby Mudbone2005 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:16 pm

So here it is just picked it up

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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby 71fordkid on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:53 pm

someone on here has a drawing of the lay out from bolt holes, measured from common points in the frame that i found VERY helpfull. I have it saved in a pdf at my parents house if no one can find it here. if i remember, ill post it next time i go over there.
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby Mudbone2005 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:08 pm

71fordkid if you could get your hands on that information for me that would be great.  I read out of the install from here but  have not seen that
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby 68 Ford Stepside on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:17 pm

Sounds interesting. How many choices do you have for the engine with that setup? :)
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby 71fordkid on Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:58 pm

anything you want. usualy  Egmfcliff (or something like that) would have chimed in by now. he has a 460 in his with a CV IFS. ive seen diesels, the 4.6 and 5.4 engines bolt right up (vics come with a 4.6 from the factory, 5.4 uses the same mounts. for other engines, as long as you can figure out how to build your mounts, you can put it in. I'm planning a 6.8L triton v10 in my stepside when i have the money and time to.
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby 71fordkid on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:03 am

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=47610&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=cv+ifs+install+for+real&start=15

theres the link to the thread with the measurements, thanks to "flyboy71". its on page 2. they helped me a TON as i didnt keep the front end sheet metal or the cab in place on my truck when i was doing this. (had to repair a cab mount and do some frame repair at the same time)
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby Broncobilly66 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:24 am

Thanks for the link!
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby Mudbone2005 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:11 am

71Fordkid  what is the minium that you need to remove to complete this conversion.  Is it just the engine?
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby 71fordkid on Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:16 am

not even the engine. you just suspend the engine with a cherry picker or something, remove the motor mounts, and cut the crossmember out. its a bit more of a pain in the arse, but you can do it.
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Re: Crown Vic IFS Install

Postby 71fordkid on Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:33 am

here is edgemcldf's build threads on his truck. he did it with the engine in. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=61554
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