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3/09/2017 7:22 PM  #1


Strut rod bracket placement 1970

Welded in my strut rod brackets today and thought I would share some information if anyone was interested. I could not find any information as to the measurements or locating points for the original location points so I took measurements before disassembly. when all was said and done I see FORD was not that precise in making things symmetrical but have installed them where I ​thought they should be from my original measurements. I decided to make them 3-3/8 side to inner edge of hole, 6 1/2 front to edge of hole, and 20" edge to edge from bracket to bracket inner edge of hole 50 degree angle from support.
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3/09/2017 7:24 PM  #2


Re: Strut rod bracket placement 1970

http://i67.tinypic.com/rr2iwk.jpg

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6/20/2018 7:44 AM  #3


Re: Strut rod bracket placement 1970

I know a'm late reading this but I have had these fail.
After replacing one on a 68 Mustang, the owner was driving at a slow speed (thankfully)  and the center where the bushings bolts in, came un-spotwelded  and dropped down, he was able to pull off the road and call a tow truck.  If you use these repos, I would do some more welding on the center part.


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6/21/2018 12:46 PM  #4


Re: Strut rod bracket placement 1970

The welding from the factory left a lot to be desired. I have seen quite a few that looked like a string of bird poop laid on the weld seam.


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6/21/2018 8:11 PM  #5


Re: Strut rod bracket placement 1970

bad427cat wrote:

I know a'm late reading this but I have had these fail.
After replacing one on a 68 Mustang, the owner was driving at a slow speed (thankfully)  and the center where the bushings bolts in, came un-spotwelded  and dropped down, he was able to pull off the road and call a tow truck.  If you use these repos, I would do some more welding on the center part.

Thanks for the heads up bad427cat I will look into it.
 

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6/21/2018 8:14 PM  #6


Re: Strut rod bracket placement 1970

Rudi wrote:

The welding from the factory left a lot to be desired. I have seen quite a few that looked like a string of bird poop laid on the weld seam.

Kind of like mine I suppose but they made it 48 years I think my bird poop welds might hold up. LOL.

 

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7/04/2018 4:58 PM  #7


Re: Strut rod bracket placement 1970

Just remember that these brackets get most of the braking stress forces and the full brunt of a pothole or curb hit.  Make them as strong as you can, then a bit stronger.  I dont mean to be critical and I can't see your other welds, but hopefully these are tack welds.

 

7/05/2018 7:18 PM  #8


Re: Strut rod bracket placement 1970

66 coupe those are tack welds I have so many welds on the car I cannot ever imagine that any one would fail and if one does there are ten others that will back it up.
 

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