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