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Offline cobraboy

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Shock tower dimple
« on: November 19, 2010, 06:10:06 PM »
Hi Fellas
Anyone tell me if the dimple in my pass side shock tower should be there or not. I have seen pics of other cars with a dimple there, and some without.
Its forward facing about 2" down from the top. 1965 13R Dearborn FB.

Thanks
13th April 1965 Dearborn K GT on the other side of the pond.

Offline Asm109

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Re: Shock tower dimple
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 09:28:33 PM »
66 Dearborn car: no dimple. 
The dimple is very close to where the end of the air cleaner snorkel would hit the shock tower if it were forced rearward.

I would work it out with a hammer and dolly

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Re: Shock tower dimple
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 11:17:53 PM »
Seen it on a bunch of other cars.  Some I have observed look like a number stamp made the indentation.
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Offline cobraboy

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Re: Shock tower dimple
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 09:18:57 AM »
Asm109 Car is a '65  - dont know if that makes a difference ?
Charles I am repainting so perhaps I will strip the area and see what it looks like, I did not want to lose the dimple if it was meant to be there.
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Offline 65Ford

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Re: Shock tower dimple
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 12:47:26 AM »
Sorry to drag this back up, but I thought the passenger side shock tower dimple was to give the generator more room.  Were the passenger side shock towers of the '62-'63 V8 Falcons notched the same way?
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Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Shock tower dimple
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 02:38:51 AM »
Sorry to drag this back up, but I thought the passenger side shock tower dimple was to give the generator more room.  Were the passenger side shock towers of the '62-'63 V8 Falcons notched the same way?
I believe the OP in his post was referring to the small dimple (ding)  2" down from the top in the picture and not the large indentation in the shock tower.
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Re: Shock tower dimple
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 04:49:07 PM »
I believe the OP in his post was referring to the small dimple (ding)  2" down from the top in the picture and not the large indentation in the shock tower.

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