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 Post subject: 66 CC project revived.
PostPosted: August 8, 2017, 11:51 am 
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:D Hello to all! Just wanted to let everyone know how much I love this forum and that it's great to have such a wealth of knowledge gathered in one place helping each other out. With that being said I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions in the near future. You see I've had this's 66 Custom Cab short wife bed F100 for 11 years now and it's kinda been on hold for about 10 of those years. Relocation due to job requirements, additions to the family and a host of other distractions have caused it to slip to the back burner until just recently. I'm happy to say that the Fire for this truck has been rekindled and is slowly building. It's funny how that happened as well and if anyone is interested in that story I can tell it as well. I'll try to post pics of the truck and give some background/history on truck as well if anyone is interested. Thanks in advance for all the help I know I'll get from you guys and hopefully I can give back to others as well.


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Welcome! Kinda concerned about this "short wife bed"! If you trade up to a taller one, do you have to get a long bed truck?
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My bad Toyz. Wide bed. Lol. Great reply though. That took a little thought I bet.


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PostPosted: August 9, 2017, 9:52 am 
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a few pics of the 66 custom cab. it does have a 65 grill in it for some reason but i have replacement as seen in pics.124941249312492124881248912490


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Picked up a complete CV front suspension today. $400 is more than i wanted to pay but oh well , i didn't have to pull it or load it in the truck. I would have been glad to do it but as luck would have it, it was already removed from the 03" chassis. It wasn't from a police cruiser but i think it will do just fine.

Going to pick up a rear axle assy. from an Explorer Friday. Axle code D4 from 1997 model year. 3:73 limited slip w/31 spline axles. $200.
BTW i've been reading alot about these explorer axle assemblies and it seems that a lot of folks are spending a lot of time and maybe $ getting these things to were the diff is centered and axles same length by using two short side axles. Is this really necessary? I suppose I could see t if it was a going in a really tight fit on some cars or maybe expecting a lot of wheel travel but i dont see why all the fuss. Am i missing something? I'm thinking this should be a really straight forward swap for my 66slick. Yes the pumpkin will be a little of center but shouldnt be an issue right? Or is there something i'm overlooking? I'm aware of the different 3.25" diameter axle tubes compared to stock 3" as well as relocating spring perches and maybe shock mounts but is there anything that maybe i haven't considered concerning this swap?


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