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Older style Ford shock towers

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by mrk5, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Looking for a set of the older style Ford shock towers, on the cheap I hope.
     
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    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I just gave away the older style to NateInChandler a couple weeks ago... Why don't you use the newer SD style? They're soo much easier to put in... Got them for $47 from Ford.
     
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    I think I have some brand new ones in my garage, let me check.
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    Sorry I can't help you.
     
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    The way I'm going to install them, the new style won't work. Otherwise I would use the new version. As it is, I'm going to add some reinforcement to the older ones.
     
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    Let me know!
     
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    Which are the older version--the cast or the stamped steel?

    Jeff
     
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    This style:

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    Sounds good, man. Let us know how it turns out.
     
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    Just thought of something :

    I looked at some cut off the axle shock mounts from an old GM axle . Weld those to a flat plate , and you got a dollar down Ford shock tower :D

    You could also use a scrap piece of square tube , cut some off the bottom ( sides and front ) and drill the holes for the bolts and shock eye .
     
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    Scott, I'm not sure how little you're wanting to pay for a set, but I bought mine new from the FURD dealership and they were cheap--maybe $11 a piece?? It's been a while, but I was blown away at how cheap they were.

    Jeff
     
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    I may end up doing just that. I was formulating a similar plan on the drive home this evening. I like making my own stuff when I can.
     
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    Thanks to MRK5 for the pic of the "old" style ones (I guess?) I'm getting ready to do something to extend my shock mounts and was wondering about the difference between these old ones and the "newer"? SD ones... which one would work better as far as locating the upper shock mount as high up as possible? Anyone got a pic of the SD part?

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Yep that is the older style. Not sure if one is taller than the other. Most guys prefer the newer ones because they are cast and are secured with 3 bolts. The down side is the single shear mounting stud.
     

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