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Bakers67Coupe
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posted 10-05-2002 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bakers67Coupe   Click Here to Email Bakers67Coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently purchased a front end set up from California Mustang. It included 2 upper control and 2 lower control and the things the spring sits on. In previous postings I read that we must use 90 degree grease fittings on the uppers because the shock towers are so tight. I spent about 3 weeks trying to find an auto parts store with 6mm 90 degree fittings in stock. Now, I've got them in the control arms but the assembled unit won't fit in the shock tower.
Is it OK to pound the shock tower out a bit so they fit? Maybe put the straight ones in and drill a hole for routine grease jobs? Maybe I should just send them back? Any suggestions on other upper control srms that fit? thanks

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67fastback2+2
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posted 10-06-2002 05:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67fastback2+2   Click Here to Email 67fastback2+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the same problem. I patched the access holes in the shock towers someone had cut. My fittings were tight also. I beat the area out as required to get more clearence. You really can't notice the repair and there is no chance of them touching the tower Caution I am not a mechanic or know it all just sharing my experence!!

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Fastback68
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posted 10-06-2002 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hang on fellah! Don't go drilling any holes yet. I can't remember what grease fittings I have, but I know I don't have any problems up there. You don't want to go drilling holes unnecessarily, and it's not necessary. Wait for someone else to come along who can explain exactly what you need.

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RonnieT
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posted 10-06-2002 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RonnieT   Click Here to Email RonnieT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bakers67Coupe

I do not know what the grease fitting thread size is on the fittings listed on the following link, but they are made to fit the standard upper control arm bushings and are low profile to give you the clearance required without cutting or beating clearance.

http://catalogs.google.com/catalogs?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&issue=8747&catpage=159

You could probably call them and see if they can tell you the thread on the fittings.

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Bakers67Coupe
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posted 10-07-2002 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bakers67Coupe   Click Here to Email Bakers67Coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, called Cali Mustang and hey said there might have been a problem with order pullers grabbing the wrong control arms. They said send them back with the RA# and they would replace them. I had to ask that they pay for the shipping. Wasn't offered but they said they would put a note on my acct to refund shipping.

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