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02-25-2013 07:22 PM
Falcon Wagon Most shops can make them pretty cheap if you can't.One of the probs with a 60 Falcon 2dr Wagon is almost everything has to be modded a little.I payed $150 to have mine made can't buy them for that and at Dearborn and Mac's you still have to have them modded
02-20-2013 09:56 AM
enjenjo They made two series in 1939 the 60 series, and the 80 series. 60 series needs a front end about 56" wide, 80 series can go to about 60" wide.
02-19-2013 08:27 AM
MARTINSR John, I have seen that mistake because they didn't bring the front end down to ride height when setting it up.

Brian
02-18-2013 11:17 AM
JohnTN I didn't choose it, but on my 1939 F60, the shop used a front clip from a RWD 1988 Cutlass. The width seems correct and there is plenty of clearance at fender wells. After it was all together, I measured the wheel base and the front wheels were 1.5 inches back from the original position (wheelbase 113.5 inches).

I think the shop might have done this because the power steering pump just barely clears the front sheet metal. I would have rather had a small hump put into the front sheet metal below the bumper in order to keep the wheelbase.

John
02-03-2013 10:39 AM
MARTINSR Most of the common swaps with Camaro and Nova clips are two wide, you have to run very narrow wheels and tires or not lower it as much. So keep that in mind.

Brian
02-03-2013 09:46 AM
timothale
tools ? Skills ?

What can you do yourself, do you have a welder, grinder, torch. a lot of time. Someone asked a couple days ago about a 36 olds. My son has one apart, a project he bought. We have looked at putting in a Jag XJ6 front and rear. We can get jags $ 100-125.. We pull. There is a lot of info on the HAMB abount doing Jag swaps. the 57 buick is very similar frame to ours-yours. search jaguar suspension swap. lots of info on the Web. with a jag you keep your frame, cut off the spring pockets, add flat plate and install the jag cross members.
02-03-2013 09:02 AM
455olds You will have to measure but I have a '74 Nova clip in a '42 Chevy. By the time you rebuild the clip the cost savings are not much compared to a Mustang 2 setup unless you find a good clip.
02-02-2013 03:31 PM
mosch
sub framing 39 olds

what is the best sub frame to use on this car am on a budget
so i need help s 10 is to narrow
thanks mosch

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