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So my dad just acquired this beauty, needs a little work. I once heard that PANTHER front suspensions will fit these older fords, does anybody know anything about that, or these trucks in particular
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Nice truck.
Never heard of Panther, have a link?
 

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I may have misspoke, isn't "Panther" what the Town Car/Grand Marquis/Crown Vic was called
Link below:

Years ago, I was watching "Gas Monkey" and they got a F100 for a "shop truck". I'm pretty sure the Guy with all the money said it was a easy swap and the whole front end practically bolts right up. But who knows, maybe there's more too it than that.
 

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Sorry, I had Chevy's during that era, a 63 Fleetside pickup w/ a 327 4bbl and a 64 Impala w/ a 283 2bbl. Got into Ford's in mid 70s with a 73 Econoline 300/6

Oops, I did swap the Impala for A 64 Galaxy 500 w/ a Cleveland 351 he'd took out of a pickup, it had a 4 on the floor and fell apart within 6 months :D
 

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The panther front ends are super popular on guys sport trucking their 64+ trucks. Seen it done on a few 73-79s, but didnt know they would go on the pre I beam rigs.
 

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Have a buddy with one with a 6.2/Torqshift6 swap. He's a member on here.

Truck is still under construction, but nearly finished. One of the nicest F100s I've ever seen.

I'll see if I can't nudge him for some pics/tech advice.
 

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A bit of discussion here:
This seems like way too much, but Panthers are all over the place
This is a very NICE build, probly more than I'm willing to do. Maybe a tamer version of this build. Who knows, It's still at the PO's house. We gotta trailer it to wherever it's gonna sit until we start this project.
 


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