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Old 10-07-2022, 06:32 PM
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First off I'd like to apologize it is not a 56 it is a 53. I don't know my Ford's, I should cuz that's all I work on. That being said it now has a narrow crown Vic front end underneath of it. I've got the crossmember All welded in. Now I can start disassembling the original crossmember and taking off of it what we are reusing so I can start reassembly
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Old 10-07-2022, 06:47 PM
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Cool project! Didn't know there was a narrow crossmember kit for the Crown Vic, I've seen guys who have cut and narrowed the aluminum crossmember, but this is a better option. - Nice welds BTW, my hand isn't that steady (I'm always grinding the boogers off before I take pics )
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Old 10-07-2022, 06:59 PM
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Cool project! Didn't know there was a narrow crossmember kit for the Crown Vic, I've seen guys who have cut and narrowed the aluminum crossmember, but this is a better option. - Nice welds BTW, my hand isn't that steady (I'm always grinding the boogers off before I take pics )

Thanks zz!

Team 321 is the company that build these cross members. They make a couple different ones for a couple different year trucks. Way better option than cutting that monstrosity of an aluminum piece down and rewelding it
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Old 10-08-2022, 06:19 AM
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I'd like to second ZZ's comment - nice welds LB.
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Old 10-08-2022, 11:11 AM
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Nice work LB. Wish I could weld like that. Cool project. Keep those photos coming.
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Old 10-08-2022, 11:51 AM
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Nice work LB. Wish I could weld like that. Cool project. Keep those photos coming.
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200% honest with everybody I kind of been burnt out on building stuff. And I really hate to say it but the fabrication work on this little bronco ii did this truck have kind of rekindled my desire to build. I have a bunch of yard work to do today but I'm hoping I can get back in the shop tomorrow morning and get all of the suspension swapped over onto this cradle and get the engine placed back in it and then get ready to build a cross member for the transmission. At that point I will then pull the box and the cab off of it. I have some reworking to do on the rear end. Welds look like the ones I saw on the front. Then it's going off to powder coat. I think I have the guy convinced to let me do something sparkly with the frame like I did on my gasser. He wants to keep kind of the colors tied together but black frames are boring in my opinion. So I think we're going to go with a silver metal flake with a black backer so it will have a silver shine with the black flop. So it'll tie kind of into his gray wheels and gray interior and then it will also match with the blue on the truck but have a little pizzazz
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Old 10-09-2022, 01:40 PM
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Old 10-09-2022, 07:09 PM
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Cool project! I'm glad you put the narrow crossmember in it! Too many guys just go to a super positive wheel and it looks terrible on an old truck or car. They need some wheel lip showing!
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Old 10-10-2022, 10:04 AM
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Cool project! I'm glad you put the narrow crossmember in it! Too many guys just go to a super positive wheel and it looks terrible on an old truck or car. They need some wheel lip showing!
100%agree! The owner actually brought the front clip over last night and we have it sitting on there. I'll get some pictures of that here in a little bit. I think I'm going to pull the wheels off my 50 Chevy and see how they look on here. Not too sure he might not end up with my wheels. Big things are coming for my 50! Got to get some customer trucks done first
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