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I have a 63 falcon 4dr. It currently has a v6 and plan to change to a ford 460. Replace with a mustang frame to stiffen the unibody and give a good suspension. I would like to drop the rear of the roof by a 2-3 inches but have not been able to find good info if this is something I should attemp or not. Any suggestions are appreciated and if anyone has any pics of a modified falcon I would like to see. Almost everything I have seen is only on the 2dr.

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I would recommend that you do somthing a little more basic as a first project.. Mustangs have no Frame, never have they are unibody, if fact early mustangs are Falcons with diffrent sheetmetal basicly. Just off the basics of what you need to do. Mustang II front suspension ( shock towers get in the way of wide engines ). at the very least, subframe connectors ( you would need to fabricate ) to handle the torque. Your Falcon has a 144 or 170 CI Inline 6 ( Not a V 6 ) if it is stock. chopping the top on a car like a Falcon is not for the beginner and is complex as you can't cut the glass, so you would need to lay the windows down to make it work, and that will get complex... My advice would be, get it on the road, I'm sure just doing that would be a good first project in itself...

I have a '67 Falcon in the works myself.. I rebuilt and Turbocharged the 200 I6. it's a 4dr also, but the newer body style
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As Matt said........and unless you're REALLY REALLY good with sheet metal and welding don't even attempt to chop the top. That 460 is like a tank engine, I think the intake manifold weighs something like 80 lbs. or so. You would end up doing some very extensive mods to the front suspension to carry the extra weight and even get it to shoehorn in there. Even a 351 Windsor would be a tight fit. I personally would rethink my goals and maybe start with a 289/302, with the right performance mods you would have a pretty fast Falcon.
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Early round bodies are narrower then the later Falcons/ Mustangs.. 351W's will fit if you work on the shock towers a little but a 289/302 will fit in with only a mount swap.
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