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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Her she is. 1967 Mercury M100, Short Box. She looks rough now, But give me a year and She'll look Ford Tough. I have a brand new Pro's Pick fender side (flairside) box. a fresh 351C with a Mustang 5 speed, complete with a hand clutch (so this ol gimp can drive it). I need to have it torn down by Xmas, to send the frame into the Welders. Their going to jig the frame on a surface plate to box it properly. I have most of what I need to make this old Merc a sho n go'er. Look out Jim, "WE will meet"

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I will post more pictures as work progresses. There aint much at this time, just a half torn down pick-up

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post #3 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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looks like a good start, I've driven past that truck a few time now.

how much $$ for the box on it. doesn't look mint but maybe good for a driver of the crewcab shortbed version. got a frame ready , cab ready, but no good bed for it. maybe throw it together quick for the summer?

F100 frames are pretty light, some reinforcement might be a good idea.
do you already have the bracing locations engineered?

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gonna paint it pink so you get noticed beside mine?

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Nice project I like those Mercury trucks but why not keep the original box?

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The truck was originally a Flairside. That box is from a 70 to 72 .
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I'll give it to you, just to get it out of my shop. Give me a couple of weeks to get it off. I'm using a Crown Vic front cross member (as well as the rack and pinion front end). We are adding two cross members in the rear suspension. I have a 4 link set-up ready to weld in with a 9"- 4.11 gear. With the frame boxed, and the addition of extra cross members I think it should stiffen it up some. My 351 isn't stock. It should put out good torque. When I get on this thing, I want it to stick to the ground. I have put a lot of thought into the build. I want it right the first time.

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post #6 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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Hey Gerry:
I remember a guy on FTE, that did this exact body directly onto a 95 or 96 CV panther chassis, it worked well and looked awesome. no lowering required and the parts are easy and cheap to get. not to mention all the police interceptor parts can be used

i'll see if I can find it tonite after I get home, actually its the morning when i get home it was a flat black truck.

ever been onto Fordification.com? specific 67-72 Ford truck site?

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oh and BTW my crewshorty is a 1972 cab........................................when do you need a hand again?

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just for shits and giggles i went and measured Woody's wheelbase.

voila 114"

67-72 shortbed stepside or fleetside 115"
pretty cool eh?

gears turning yet?

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I'm just using the 03 Vicky front end. It's an easy swap. I made the 2 brackets last night. I'm going to weld them in place tonight and test fit the front end. The trouble with an entire frame swap, is the frame width behind the torque boxes. It would require modifying the cab floor, and fabricating new cab and box mounts. I want to keep the body stock. After all It's a Merc. I may (way down the road ) want to restore it back to stock.

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post #9 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Good looking project Gerry, and what a great title for a build thread.

Looking forward to seeing more as this develops.

Look out lumberjack, your "Most Viewed" thread may have some competition !!!! lol

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Thats oh k Mike, Gerry has a sweet looking project to start with and build up, even if his thread does over take mine thats all good

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