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Old 10-02-2006, 05:10 PM
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Something Besides Mustang II for my Panel

I need info on something other than a Mustang II front end to use on my Panel truck, I do not want to cut or weld(mainly I do not know haw to weld) anything onto My panel frame. How realistic am I being?
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That question has many answers but you need to answer one first. What kind of truck is it?
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What it is and what year might make a huge difference.

I know of 13 different swaps that have been done to trucks of similar years to mine. I am not positive, but I think they all require fabrication and welding. As far as I know the Mustang II does as well.

Mine is stock and I plan for it to stay that way though.
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Something besides Mustang II

My Truck is a 1958 Ford F-100 Panel with the original 6-inline(GAG ) with 3 on the floor, barely pulls itself when running. mainly I am trying to get some power steering into the truck and a reliable front-end(not that the front end ain't reliable) to modernize it a little.
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The mid-size Chrysler cars of the 70's have a complete frontend that can be bolted under your panel with some mounting brackets welded on. They have torsion bars.
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If you refurbish the stock front end w/ new king pins, bushings, etc., it will be great. Also, there is an outfit making a kit to install a Toyota Land Cruiser power steering gear as a direct replacement for the old manual slug. I copied their idea and put one in my '53 Chevy PU making my own adapter. You can see that in my Project Journal.
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http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/idx/10/0/


There are some good articles in that link.
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Here are 11 of the alternatives I know about.

ford truck enthusiasts articles

They also do a jaguar and an aerostar swap.

Hope that helps.

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