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    Integrated Strut Arms for 71-73 Mustang

    It's an evolution of design.  There are vintage and modern vehicles that have the two parts integrated into one part and that is where the inspiration came from.  Weight is one advantage.  It is lighter than the two separate parts which means better response time for the suspension.  For a...
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    Integrated Strut Arms for 71-73 Mustang

    I now have Integrated Strut Arms for 71-73 Mustang (fits 67-73 Mustangs and a bunch more Ford and Mercury vehicles).  They combine the lower control arm and strut rod into one heavy duty high performance and fully adjustable product.  I built a 65-66 Mustang version last year and have finally...
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    One Piece Export/Monte Carlo Brace-Who's interested??

    I haven't done any more with it.  It would require some more measurements before I could make one.  I have been busy launching a new product...Integrated Strut Arms which consolidated lower control arms with strut rods in one unit.  I've got them on sale for 65-66 Mustang and 62-65...
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    Combined Strut rod and LCA units - road test success

    I built a prototype "Strut Arm" a while back as some of you may know. Got around to building a second prototype Strut Arm and installed the prototypes on the '65. Here is a link to a write up with pics. So far they have worked out very well. I know its a '65 and not a '71-'73, but when I get...
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    spherical spring perches

    I got asked by a customer about roller spring perches of which I had to respond that I don't currently make them. His gripe about existing roller perches is that they make the car sit up higher in the front. Cobra Automotive makes a nice set of bushed spring perches using oil impregnated bronze...
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    One Piece Export/Monte Carlo Brace-Who's interested??

    Thanks. My wife would do this :@ if I had that clip laying in the front yard.
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    One Piece Export/Monte Carlo Brace-Who's interested??

    Here is a diagram of the dimensions I took from a car. Could someone verify these and provide the dimensions that I don't have shown with a ? 71-73 mustang dimensions.pdf
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    One Piece Export/Monte Carlo Brace-Who's interested??

    I went to the Fabulous Fords Forever show in April and I got some measurements from an accommodating owner. It's not going to be a symmetrical piece as you guys probably know. The drivers side mounting holes on the firewall are further back than the passenger side and the two holes on that...
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    One Piece Export/Monte Carlo Brace-Who's interested??

    Hot roll and cold roll is stronger than that. Hot roll A36 has 36,000 psi yield strength and cold roll 1018 has 54,000 psi yield strength. These are minimums and they tend to be stronger than minimum requirements. DOM tube has 72,000 psi minimum yield strength but I was looking at one of the...
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    New Item - Strut Rod and LCA in one

    The rod end is a self lubricating teflon lined rod end. The turnbuckle is greased with silver anti-sieze compound when it is assembled. The hardware from the turnbuckle forward is essentially the same hardware that is used in our adjustable strut rods. Years ago, I had TCP adjustable strut...
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    New Item - Strut Rod and LCA in one

    The following link goes to a blog post I made on our website today. I've finally completed a prototype of combined LCA and strut rod. I'm struggling with the name so if you have suggestions i'd like to hear about it. It's been about 9 months since I first thought about this product. I vacillated...
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    Adjustable Lower Controls Arms now available

    Pacific Thunder Performance Engineering now offers Adjustable Lower Control Arms for your 1970-1977 Maverick or Comet. We have taken new Moog LCAs and replaced the small end with a teflon lined self-lubricating high strength rod end. We also boxed the bottom of the LCA for added strength...
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    One Piece Export/Monte Carlo Brace-Who's interested??

    I promise i'll give it back when i'm done...:whistling: But really, I remember when I put a one piece export brace on a 65 FB...had to use a jack to spread out the shock towers about 3/16" to get it to fit. Franks problem with the MPG unit is that it has movable rod ends at all 3 corners so...
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    Adjustable Strut Rods and DIY Kits

    We have reasonably priced complete adjustable strut rods and new for 2016 we have DIY adjustable strut rod kits for those who want a cost effective DIY kit where you can modify you old strut rods and we supply everything else. Complete instructions are provided. We are replenishing stock and...
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    Tires rubbing upper control arm

    I could make you a new set of strut rod brackets that have the steering stop further out to stop that problem. How much gap between the stop and the spindle when you crank it all the way right and left? Not the best solution, but you could grind down the nose of those GW uppers without...
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