I thought that with all the tech advancements that have been made in the last 20 yrs. it would make the old girl handle, ride and brake like a modern vehicle. I scored a complete running 94 Lincold town car for $200 CAD. I will probably will start the conversion this winter.
woulda been a lot easier to mod an existing solid chassis than repair a junk one...lots of advantages...wonder if a 90's panther factory service manual has frame dims? hmm, think I might have one- think the dvd for the mustang has all car models too
There are going to be a few modifications to the frame, like welding new body mount brackets, but I think its worth the time and effort. Do you guys think that the wheelbase might be an issue? I was thinking of centering the body on the frame, that would give me about 3/4 inch shorter on the front and the back.I don't think that will be a problem, but you know how it goes, you don't know until you try it. Thanks for the replies!!
as far as wheelbase, I for one would say stretch the frame to get the rear tires centered in the wheelwells- ever notice a lot of cars have the wheels appearing forward? mock it up - maybe extending another 1/2-3/4 inch longer than the 65 would make it look even better. cutting siderail would be easy, just like limo guys do.
Thats my feelings exactly. I will cut/weld the frame longer and may have to adjust the width a little too. I just have to make sure that it is level and square before I weld it back up. I will post pics when available. I think that the 94 town car is also a little longer, may have to do some cutting out back as well.