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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 08-20-2002 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My front driver's fender is rubbing the tire. I just got back from the frame shop and the guy told me that I need a new strut rod that runs from the front of the frame to the lower control arm. NPD doesn't carry them. Where do you guys get your strut rods? As always, thanks

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dhearn
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posted 08-20-2002 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dhearn   Click Here to Email dhearn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the part # from NPD is 3468-3a but it say you have to call for a price.

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 08-20-2002 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The NPD guy said that it is the "bolt kit" not the strut rod itself. If you have another number, I'll try again...

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Hemikiller
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posted 08-20-2002 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the year of your car? I have extras that will fit 68-73.

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bibbs68
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posted 08-20-2002 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this site. Never ordered from them, but they have them.

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/mustangplace/musfronsus19.html

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-20-2002 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
California Mustang.com Their online deal, I guess.

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PONYMAN
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posted 08-20-2002 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you tried just a regular parts store, like NAPA or O"Reilly's? I have been suprised at what is till available for these older cars at a regular parts store. Plus you don't have to pay the premium price that you sometimes do from a Mustang speciality catalog.

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Fastback68
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posted 08-20-2002 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ever since I found I had a bent strut rod, I've been collecting these off junk cars. Even cars that look like they've been stripped of everything usually still have the struts. And make sure to remove the connecting bolts correctly so you don't damage the splines. (I didn't know about that link above, but it looks like I've saved myself a few pennies.)

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 08-20-2002 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 68 mustang convertible. I need the driver's side. The problem with mine is the threads. I need one with great threads so adjust the wheel back so that it does rub on the fender.

How much? How much would shipping be to

29784 Ten Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Thanks,
Ralph

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Fastback68
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posted 08-20-2002 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you asking me, Ralph? Sorry fella, none for sale I plan on living with my car for the next 40 years, so I'm hanging on to my strut rod collection.

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 08-21-2002 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually I was asking Hemikilr... See his post above.

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dhearn
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posted 08-21-2002 08:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dhearn   Click Here to Email dhearn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one that I removed from my car I bought 69 lower control arms and the strut that was on the right was off of an earlier stang so I had to buy a new one. anyways the one I removed is straight looks like it would be interchangable (right or left) but I dont know that for sure the 69 struts are curved at the end if the one I removed is what you need I will surely part with it probably for the cost of the shipping and it is good other than surface rust.

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 08-21-2002 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
apparently there is a difference between the right and left according to an email I received from a NPD rep. I am not sure how to tell the difference. I'll get under it to see.

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 08-21-2002 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
fellas, I ordered one from NPD for 34.95. I figured what the heck. What is another 34.95? Thanks for your help.

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