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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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1964 V8 frame vs 6cyl frame restoration

HI,
I have a 1964 6cyl. frame where the front cross member under rad support is completely rotted out.
I also have a 1964 v8 frame that is in great condition.

Going to be running a modified 390ci engine, will be doing suspension customization, air bags etc.

So, I read a long time ago that there are differences in 6cyl vs v8 frames vs convertibles. The convertibles have an X-frame for more strength.

I am not sure the differences of 6cyl vs v8 frame, other than fuel line runs up passenger side for 6cyl, and runs up drivers side for v8.

Question is, should I keep the 6cyl frame and fix it to keep weight down, or go with the good v8 frame since it is stronger?
If there is even a difference of weight and strength.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 11:26 AM
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Re: 1964 V8 frame vs 6cyl frame restoration

i really doubt that ford made seperate frames for 6 and 8 cyl cars
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Re: 1964 V8 frame vs 6cyl frame restoration

Ok, great, they are the same. Also found this discussion: https://www.fordmuscleforums.com/gal...terchange.html

Now, should I repair what's rusted, or replace the whole frame.
It is just front crossmember that is bad, would only have to remove front clip to repair, rather than remove bodies off of cars.

What do you think?
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Re: 1964 V8 frame vs 6cyl frame restoration

the radiator support isnt stuctural. as long as the crossmember under the engine is good, just fix the other part
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Re: 1964 V8 frame vs 6cyl frame restoration

Is the cross member under engine same on 6cyl and v8, just motor mounts different?
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Re: 1964 V8 frame vs 6cyl frame restoration

just motor mounts
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