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67resto-coupe
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posted 01-04-2001 02:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67resto-coupe   Click Here to Email 67resto-coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
got a question regarding the orientation of the washers on the strut rod...i'm assuming they should go like this
---(II)---,
and not like this.....---(II(---.
it seems as if the washer ends should cup the bushings on both sides,(II), but the smaller washer has a label on it that says,"this side towards rubber", but it would align the washers with one end cupped and the other open (II(. how far off am i or am i right to have them completely enclose the bushing? btw, it's for a 67 coupe. thanks, jeff

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-04-2001 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your first illustration is right.

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jkilroy
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posted 01-04-2001 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought it was...

--)| |(--

The metal cups cup away from the rubber, correct?

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Clark
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posted 01-04-2001 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff,
I am with Steve on this, every illustration I have seen shows it that way.

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65coupei6
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posted 01-04-2001 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually Jay is correct. It should be
--)II(--

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-04-2001 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's it

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67resto-coupe
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posted 01-04-2001 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67resto-coupe   Click Here to Email 67resto-coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, so it looks like 3-2 in favor of the...
---)II(--- method which has both cups/washer's curved side facing away from the bushings. strange, it makes sense since the original bushings have an imprint of "this side towards rubber" and that wording is on the concave portion of the washer. the ford manual has it the other way, though. thanks for the help.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-05-2001 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh no, Ford must have put them on backwards on my Mustang! :

Seriously, they are just as I described on my car and in my Ford manuals.

Are we talking about the same thing? The strut rod from the frame to the lower control arms?

The concave side of the washers always faces the bushing.

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67resto-coupe
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posted 01-06-2001 02:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67resto-coupe   Click Here to Email 67resto-coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i know it sounds crazy steve, but i have not one, but TWO bushings ends that have the "this side towards rubber" stamping. if the factory goofed on my car at least they did it consistently, heh. another detail that may help explain the cup sides facing away is that there are two other washers attached to the frame that are cupped out to receive the curve end of the bushing. that way the orientation should look like this.... ---)I)|(I(---. i'm gonna call my sales buddy at mustangs plus to double check, but it's starting to make sense.

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posted 01-06-2001 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have only seen them installed in the )>l<( sequence. Have we been installing them wrong all of these years?

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