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I also modified the oil pan to clear the crown vic crossmember:

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you are amazing.... great thread.  keep us updated

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that's the spot where most aftermarket deep / extra capacity oil pans don't fit our crossmember,
 
even for factory installed engines
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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

that's the spot where most aftermarket deep / extra capacity oil pans don't fit our crossmember,
 
even for factory installed engines

He's not using the stock frame though. He's putting a Coyote 5.0 in a 4.6 Crown Vic frame.
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I mounted the alternator up today. I wanted to use the police interceptor alternator for one because they are cheaper new and because i already have a known good one. Took some modification to the cam cover though, good thing I work with a machinist and have access to a milling machine.


Ignore the mismatched random hardware and unpainted brackets, it's still in mockup
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nice!Clap
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Update time Clayton...how goes it??
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wow haven't updated in awhile. I need to get some more pictures up asap but things slowed down for awhile this summer. I just bought a house that was taking up my time, but I'm all settled in now, and the biggest update is the torino is now at home in my garage! Things will move much more quickly from now on. As for the car itself the front floor pan is welded in place, the rear is mocked up to be welded, I'm currently repairing the rusted out a pillars and fitting the crown vic firewall to the torino cowl section.
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I was looking forward to an update on this project.  You weren't kidding about that Torino being rusted!  Keep us posted, and great work!
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Thumbs Up Looks good....keep 'er going.
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Thanks for the update! Great project! Told my buddy about it. He says the CV/P71 cars are "million mile cars". You are building a million mile Gran Torino Sport!
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Clayton, I think someone mentioned that Photobucket is no longer hosting on third part webpages anymore.  I have some photos hosted on picturetrail.  You could try it.
Alternatively, you can upload the pics to the site here. They only stipulation is that dimensions (width and height) must be 999 pixels or less.  800 x 600 works well.
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Couple progress pictures reuploaded because of photobucket. AngryAngry
I needed to patch the floor of the crown vic, even though I looked over the car really well I still managed to get one that had a bit of rust in the floor. All gone now, started to weld in the firewall as well, just need to trim it some more and make up some pieces to bridge the gaps to the factory cowl panel.

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Got back to work on it tonight, Got the spot welds all done along the front of the floor, and where the rear section meets the front. It's also welded into the rockers, so the floor is finally a nice solid piece. From here I'll work my way to the back of the car and weld in the trunk floor next maybe to add some more strength into the body.
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Clap progress is looking great!
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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Clayton,
 
This is nothing short of inspirational. Thanks for showing us.
 
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Wow!! You are truly a Ford "mixologist"....lol. Project looks great!!
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