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  1. 4ocious
    03-19-2015 12:43 PM - permalink
    4ocious
    Last time I saw you I was on some feel no pain meds and now I can't remember if I asked you how your strut rod bracket fix and new bushings are working. Same as before the hit? Better?
  2. 4ocious
    02-10-2015 09:36 PM - permalink
    4ocious
    Hey! I forgot to ask. Any luck straightening out that strut rod bracket? I was thinking of crazy Mcgyver ideas. How about a small (kiddy sized) vise? Hold it up under there and start cranking? Your toddler's gonna want one within two years anyway......
  3. 4ocious
    01-30-2015 10:46 AM - permalink
    4ocious
    Here's the deal: I wanted new RUBBER bushings, sleeves, and washers. Couldn't find a kit that did not use thermo plastic, prothane, or poly bushings. So I bought a complete thermo plastic bushing kit from CJ's #SRB2 to get the sleeves and washers, and went to NPD for the original spec rubber bushings #3A187-2. After doing more research, I found that a popular and effective handling improvement is to replace JUST the front bushings with a harder compound. This mod is mentioned numerous times in forums and is recommended for both street and track. I am going to use 2 of the 4 "thane type" bushings on my fronts, an easy 10 minute job with the right sockets. This leaves me with 2 new ones I will never need, yours if you want them for free. You could pop them on and probably notice an immediate improvement. Even if you plan to get fancy after-market strut rods in the future this would be a nice upgrade for now. If you are interested you can have them whenever you want.
  4. 4ocious
    01-29-2015 04:54 PM - permalink
    4ocious
    Hey Frank, are your Strut Rods/Bushings stock? Just curious. Brad
  5. 68Hildago
    01-13-2015 02:48 PM - permalink
    68Hildago
    Hi Frank

    I hope you do not mind me messaging you.

    Quick Question about your 68.

    You mentioned in a post that you are running an explorer rear end with 4.5 Grad-A-Track leaf springs. Is that correct?


    I currently own a 68 coupe that needs new leafs in the back. I have an explorer rear waiting to put in it as well. How much lift did you get with the 4.5's? I would like to get at least an inch over factory.

    Just curious what you can recommend.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Peter
  6. 4ocious
    01-08-2015 11:20 AM - permalink
    4ocious
    Okee Doakee. I just knew from your posts that you have much more mechanical experience than I do and was hoping you could shed some light.... I'll PM Chock. Thanks!
  7. 4ocious
    01-08-2015 12:42 AM - permalink
    4ocious
    Hey Frank, "whadda" you know about Bearing Races & Seal Drivers? I just did the passenger side front new LCA, UCA, GT Coil, Shock, Strut Bushings, and Sway Bar end links. I'm ready to start on the new 5 lug disc install I got from Chockostang and the instructions make reference to those tools. Ran a search on the forum and came up blank. Do you know if these things are rentable? I see I can buy a 10 piece kit at HF for $35, but hate to spend the bucks on something I may never use again. They are recommended to ensure the bearings and seals are properly seated so I guess I need some. Picking your brain here.....
  8. r_boulware
    01-07-2011 08:17 PM - permalink
    r_boulware
    Hey bud what would you charge me to go to metro mustang and look at that shell and tell me what you think?

    Or

    this 1966 GT in Lithonia
    1966 G.T. Fastback Mustang (A-code car)
    i have seen it twice...he is asking WAY too much!

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  • About Franks68coupe
    Biography
    First resto-mod project
    Location
    Durham N.C
    Interests
    Fast music, bikes, and cars
    Occupation
    Transplant/ micro surgury
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    68 coupe with a 351W
    Mods: a lot... just ask if you're interested
    07 gt
    99 Gixxer 750 (When four wheels are too many)

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 120mm View Post
    And most of the times I've smashed my nuts flat with a hammer it hurt real bad so I stopped.
    Just liked the quote

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