Thursday, July 12, 2018

Crown Vic Swap: 1972 Ford F100

It is entirely possible to swap an entire Ford F100 body onto a late model Ford Crown Victoria frame, such that you end up with a car that looks like a classic Ford pickup, but drives like a P71 interceptor, which isn't much better than a classic pickup, but rack-n-pinion and fuel injected V8 is just a seriously complex body-frame swap away...OR you could buy one that is already done. Find this 1972 Ford F100 offered for $9995 near Portland, OR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

 From the seller:

1972 F100 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
1972 Ford F100 Short wide box, Crown Vic, Continental 4.6 Aluminum engine Intech 32 valve, MSD. Super Straight!! Truck is Super straight, scary straight, Zero Rust, Bed is straight in and out!! 4 wheel disc, crown vic running gear, Intech 4.6. Project needs finishing. Factory paint and has not be on the road since 1997! Work was done a few years back. Call Dan 

See a better way to drive a truck?


  1. So many questions

    Which generation Crown Vic ?

    Manual transmission is interesting , but what one? The three speed that was attached to the 300 six in the bed?
    What is the resolution of the rear suspension wanting to be in the bed? (rear suspension sneaking into bed joke goes here)

    The all important photo of the dashboard is MIA, oh please be the original F100 dash and wheel!

    If there were somehow a three on the tree and F100 dash and wheel I would be tempted, I used to have a 72 F100 in this very color until I painted it about 600 colors to better fit into NYC traffic.

  2. Also, I surprised no one slaps an old bedcover / shorty camper perhaps with a lawnmower handle sticking out the back for the ultimate sleeper.

  3. I'm building one of these out of a '64 F250 and a 2008 P71. We used the entire frame from the Vic, but from the limited photos shown of this one, I think it still has the truck frame with the Vic suspension & front crossmember grafted on. That's a more straightforward swap for sure. The engine is a 4-valve 4.6 so it's not from a Vic (likely Lincoln MkVii or whatever that thing was). It's also carbureted which points again towards original truck chassis with its low-pressure fuel system. Still, nicely done, sweet looking truck.

    If you see these high offset wheels, aluminum front crossmember, rack & pinion steering...then it's a 2003-2011 final generation Crown Vic.


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