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Has anyone ever tried using a frame from a 90's Lincoln on a 65 galaxie? The wheel base is a little shorter but it looks like an almost exact copy.
 

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There is a guy in the Tacoma, WA area who used a whole crown vic. chasis under his 63.

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Something to ponder. The "panther" chassis started life as a 65 Galaxie.

Me and Chooch65 has had this conversation. Ive even had a wet dream about a 04 Marauder chassis under our 65!!!
 

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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.
 

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94 Town Car has 117.4" wheelbase vs. the 65's 119.
 

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wow...never even thouht of such a thing- DOH!

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
 

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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!!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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