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messymach1

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suspesion resto question.
« on: June 01, 2010, 05:48:32 AM »
I'm looking for the crossmember that holds the front of the stut rods on a 73 mach 1..the strut rods bolt to the lower arms and attach to this cross member...its not the core support or the engine cross member..its welded in place...anybody making this part?   the pic is from the bottom front..pretty bad..

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Re: suspesion resto question.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 10:48:25 AM »
Your only source is from a donor car as I've not seen many aftermarket 73 Mustang sheet metal parts. To further complicate your quest, I don't know if that part is the same as a 71-72 Mustang or if it was common to any other Ford or Mercury (my parts book covers 65 to 72 and it is not serviced, 65 to 70 are,  strange). Go to a Ford dealer and see if they might have a Ford Car Parts manual for 1975 on. The base Ford number should be 3486. 
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Re: suspesion resto question.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 01:32:17 PM »
If all else fails, you may have to cut that one out to be used as a pattern, then make your own. 

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Re: suspesion resto question.
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 07:40:26 PM »
Look for a 71-73 donor car, they are all the same, and weld the new one in. If not i guess the only other option is to make your own as Glen said. Good luck.

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Re: suspesion resto question.
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 08:26:13 PM »
I thank you both...no easy way out.Was hoping for an aftermarket option....thanks again.  tom

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Re: suspesion resto question.
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 09:26:49 PM »
I've never seen one rust like that, was it in the mud or something?

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Re: suspesion resto question.
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 05:31:40 AM »
I live in New Hampshire ...they salt the roads here!!!

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Re: suspesion resto question.
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 01:15:37 PM »
You might try cleaning that one up then POR 15 the hell out of it after you weld a new patch on there.  That will last you for another few years, then keep that sucker out of the snow and salty streets. 
Get a beater for the winter. 

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Re: suspesion resto question.
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 05:44:26 AM »
The support is worse than the pic shows..I gotta find another..  I just bought the car...It was in a barn for 18 years,I've never driven it..thanks again.

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Re: suspesion resto question.
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 08:16:34 PM »
If you want to avoid paying services you need to buy the parts and do it by yourself. You need to check what are the parts affected by the rust is it only the strut rod or the whole assembly, then change the parts like the strut rod, strut insert I hope the whole assembly is not affected by the rust. You can watch for more tutorials on youtube.

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Aftermarket replacements for this part are direct fit so do-it-yourself (DIY) installation can be easily performed.

 

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