having trouble deciding - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2006, 10:58 AM
53fordguy's Avatar
Junkyard Kustoms
 

Last journal entry: update after a long time
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: red deer, Alberta
Age: 28
Posts: 298
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
having trouble deciding

i havent posted in a hwile but here goes.


1953 merc m 350

this is my plan here

i have the 53 body on its frame but figuring as its a one ton i dont want all the extra weight.

no i have an 87 pick up hanging out

after i puller the front clip off the 53 i looked at the frame and i figure its not soo bad actually. it about hte same size.

so heres my delemma.

use the 87 frame w/ 460 c6

or find a clip for the 53? and build the mounts for the 460?

the 460 is from a 73 merc marquis 2dr

do you think its better to build my own frame and front end on the 53 frame or to use the 87 put a set of mounts on and rebuild the front end(blown drag link balljoint) and use that?

this will be my daily driver, so i may put a 351m in it pending on gas prices.

but asfar as right now its all 460 and c6

and i have the option for 9" on the 87. i have a totally rebuilt one laying around.

    Advertisement
__________________
53 fords rule!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2006, 11:06 AM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 69
Posts: 7,226
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 38
Thanked 125 Times in 121 Posts
Comes down to a budget question in my mind..since you already have most of the pieces it may be the way to go to use the 87 chassis as long as it fits and the look is good for what you want..putting the clip on (say a Mustang II) is a good idea but then can be a bit spendy..

I take it this is a Canadian Ford truck..they call em Mercs up there..or they did..

Just my take..

Sam
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2006, 11:18 AM
53fordguy's Avatar
Junkyard Kustoms
 

Last journal entry: update after a long time
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: red deer, Alberta
Age: 28
Posts: 298
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ok

cool, well i dont really have a budget i guess, i just go by what i have and get in trades and stuff. the only money i have really put in was

hood 250$
primer 115$
tire tube 15$
donor motor car 500$
9" from my old 78 330$
i have a keg for a fuel tank
i traded a chev hood and tail gates for my rims
i got the merc for free.

so pretty much that and gas for towing it around


as far as the clip goes... m11's are pretty rare up here. lotsa ol dodges. but im not confident enought in my suspension building skills.i really dont want it dog tracking. the 87 has a wore out 302 in it and id be doing a direct swap...i just hope 87 460 mounts will accept the 73 bb..i have the old crossmemebers for the tranny to be bolted in where ever needed.im not sure what i should do with the long box i want something cool but i mena depending on th cab and engine position, i may be building a complete custom box.
__________________
53 fords rule!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kids and trouble Kevin45 Hotrodders' Lounge 15 02-20-2006 04:27 PM
Trouble Code 54 jwash56 Electrical 2 10-06-2005 05:40 PM
Having trouble pumping up 305 lifters 87442lover Engine 7 07-13-2004 07:23 PM
chevrolet 327/350 starting trouble hk51 Introduce Yourself 0 07-10-2004 06:29 PM
c4 transmission trouble Steve W Transmission - Rearend 2 11-04-2001 07:04 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.