'70 F100 Short Bed Styleside December 19, 2017, 04:31:13 PM So I have not really brought up my next project as the only thing I did was buy the '70 minus the power train and a slew of small stuff. I ditched the step side bed as I had decided long before I bought the truck it would be a SWB.A little background on what I am shooting for chassis and power train wise:Crown Victoria front IFS swap into the truck (all of it including the sway bar) - 5" drop with the stock CV springsFat Man Fabrications four link in the rear with the stock 9" housingQA-1 coil overs at all four cornersStock frame boxed where needed, custom trans cross member, and powder coated black of course5.0 Coyote motor with 76mm Precision turbo and a Ford stand alone control pack (will have to be tuned)6-speed 6R80 auto trans with a Baumann controllerExisting stock width 9" housing with Torino large bearing ends, Moser axles, Explorer 8.8 disc brakes and the e-brake will function9" third member with new trac-lok and 3.73 gearsSo I have everything minus the power train but that is coming soon as I need to mock things up and get the chassis coated. I am hoping to have the chassis and power train done this year but this is by far the highest dollar build I have ever done so no rush. I am working through the body in my head but that will come later and trying to get all of this planned is pointless as I will change my mind. I have mulled over the chassis and power train for two years so I am settled on that. Was super relieved that the controllers for the six speed auto came out as I did not want a standard and who wants a four speed auto when a six is available?So to date the 3rd member is built and all of the rear suspension and front suspension parts are bought. I have a buddy that can weld coke cans together so he will be doing all the metal melting as I decided not to learn on this one. We have been working on a time line to install the CV IFS and I think we are going to try it over the next couple of months. He works for Halliburton field services so his schedule is whacky but we think it will be a weekend to get it in there if I get the frame prepped. This means gutting the twin I-beam suspension removed which looks like it was riveted in by a 40's sky scraper metal worker...lots and lots of rivets.So here we go, this thread will be updated but it will take a long time to finish (couple years???) so don't be surprised if its weeks between updates.