What modern frame would a 65 Galaxie 500 convertible fit in?

Asked by Jun 01, 2018 at 03:41 PM about the 1965 Ford Galaxie

Question type: Car Customization

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If you want to swap the body on to another frame I would forget it. New cars do not have a frame. What exactly do you want to accomplish?

I want to make a modern car with a Galaxie 500 Vert body.... all the modern stuff, such as anti lock brakes and modern motor and computer from a donor car or truck....


You can upgrade the engine, transmission and brakes without a new frame. The anti lock brakes might be an issue though. You could spend a 100 grand upgrading the car and when you were done it would be worth a quarter of that. It is better to keep it stock and upgrade to disk brakes and electronic ignition on the engine. You can even install fuel injection if you like.

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Well... I’m well beyond that.... I’ve done all that.... not really about what it’s worth in the end but what I want to drive.... I’m in the middle of a full frame off resto mod.... this answers my question very well though.... thanks

Heard a few people are switching the frames with a Crown Victoria. Because the old police cars are cheap it appears to be a decent option.

Sorry, forgot about Art Morrison (www.artmorrison.com). He had 1 or 2 frames that can be spec'd for a specific car. If they don't have your model on file they give you a sheet to take measurements and you can choose ride height, type, etc... Considering that you can get a frame set up how you want, and matched to your car, the pricing is not bad.

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