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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-10-2006 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
When I was ordering parts from the NPD catalog for the rear suspension I saw the listing for a left rear shackle for cars with dual exhaust. This made sense because my car had the same type shackles on both sides {either a replacement or an original flaw, I suppose?} and the lower bolt on the left side actually had wore a hole in the tailpipe extension. Here's what it looks like, on the left:

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

68 Coop
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posted 11-12-2006 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
I remember, now that I see this, I had a hell of a time getting one of mine on, just because it was so tight. I better check them to see if one of them is like that to save grief later. Thanks for bringing that to attention Steve, I would have NEVER thought anything of it.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-13-2006 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I didn't give it a thought either until I saw it in the catalog, even after seeing the stud had wore a hole in my extension.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

Fastback68
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posted 11-14-2006 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
Ditto Steve! I also ordered a pair from NPD out of curiosity! When they arrived, I was pleased to see that the original shackles on my 68 GT Cougar were the same. I'd looked at the before, but just never noticed the difference!

mellowyellow
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posted 11-15-2006 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
You know that even goes back to the early GT's. Going to check my ex 65 GT cv. Still pull maintenance on it. Saw that mentioned before and never paid it a thought replacing all the rusted sh!t on that Hurricane Andrew survivor! Great example. What did you use for paint?

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-16-2006 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Let's try this again... Last night I typed a reply and then the web site crashed as I sent it.

Pete, you are right, the box the shackle came in was labeled 66-70 Mustang but I bet they were used for the 65 as well.

The paint I used was Plasti-Kote rebuilder's cast finish #285 with a light coat of Plasti-Kote clear engine enamel #229.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

69 Sportsroof
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posted 11-17-2006 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof        Reply w/Quote
That's good info Steve. I had wondered what the difference was.

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