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todmeg
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posted 08-06-2002 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
should i change the whole spring perch on my upper control arms or just the bushings? ball joints are good but there is still some thumping going on over some bumps. shocks are good as well as tight. thanks

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cpmaverick
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posted 08-06-2002 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd swap the whole perch while you are in there, of course depending on the price difference. The new Ford perches come with rubber isolators for the springs that the originals (at least not mine) and aftermarket don't have. And it saves you the hassle of replacing bushings.

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todmeg
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posted 08-06-2002 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
again... thanks ( for the umpteenth time on my umpteenth question)

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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69maverick
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posted 08-07-2002 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to do mine very soon! Where do I find these ford ones at?

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CometGT1974
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posted 08-07-2002 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you can also get perches with urethane bushings already installed....If it were me I would go that route!!! It seems like that bushing is under alot of pressure and degrades somewhat quickly so I would suggest using the urethane....

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69maverick
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posted 08-07-2002 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Steve Hows it been? who makes them bad boys? I should be able to get them from a Mustang shop right?

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cpmaverick
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posted 08-07-2002 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got my 'Ford' ones at my local Ford dealer

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todmeg
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posted 08-08-2002 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my local ford dealer said the part is not available

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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CometGT1974
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posted 08-08-2002 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got mine from Mustangs Plus but I can't remember if I got the rubber ones or the urethane ones....but I'm sure you can get either with a little bit of looking around...

Hey Jim, I"m doin pretty good....I've got the engine out of the car right now and I'm upgrading cams...should be back at the track in a week or so....by the way, your car is lookin real good!! Keep up the good work!!

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Thud
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posted 08-08-2002 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hit up a local (not chain) autoparts store and ask for Moog parts. IMHO you can't go wrong.

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cpmaverick
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posted 08-08-2002 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moog is good.

They are the same as 1970 Mustang units. I bought mine 4 years ago from Ford, it's possible they are obsolete, but usually it's just the lazyness of the parts guy.

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69maverick
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posted 08-11-2002 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Scott did you see the 2DOOR 70 Mav. On FORDMAVERICK.COM for 100 bucks in NJ?

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todmeg
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posted 08-15-2002 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes i did jim.... it was not perfect but real decent. this auto dealer kept out bidding me. therese and todd went to look at it. a project car not needing that much work. the owner said if the deal falls through, he'll sell it to me for 400 bucks. i guess he was taken with todd who i sent with his mom to check the car out. (i was in texas for a few days) hopefully the deal will go south. i think it went for 800 bucks. the guy is just gonna sell it to make money... how bad is that?

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scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

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todmeg
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posted 08-15-2002 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oops...m'bad i was talking about this mav on e-bay.. todd said the 100 dollar mav was junk and would need way too much money to fix up.

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69maverick
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posted 08-15-2002 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good luck to him! If he paid 800 he got ripped!

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