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Offline jwc66k

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Re: Perches
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2016, 12:50:10 AM »
As far as I know, 64 thru 68 spring perch bolts were not welded, they all had splines as retainers, both 3/8-16 and 3/8-24 bolts. The MPC indicates these bolt part numbers, 373134-S(2), 380042-S(2) and 381792-S2.
I have been told that the bushing was tack welded to the perch on the inside for all HP Mustangs including Shelby. That I have not seen or been able to verify.
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Re: Perches
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2016, 01:27:40 AM »
Yes, I agree its not typical to see the bolts welded to the spring perches.  But for this particular car we know these are the originals and these were welded....check one of my previous posts in this thread where you can see that before I took them apart.  Not common but I have no reason to believe its not original.  First set I have rebuilt like this. 
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Re: Perches
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2016, 02:25:23 AM »
Yes, I agree its not typical to see the bolts welded to the spring perches.  But for this particular car we know these are the originals and these were welded....check one of my previous posts in this thread where you can see that before I took them apart.  Not common but I have no reason to believe its not original.  First set I have rebuilt like this.
I was looking through my parts and found enough of the welded type to change my point of view.  I believe they are a seldom seen (relatively speaking) Mustang factory variety that was only used very early in production . Unfortunately I do not know which plant my samples came from. I also believe that the more common type and the welded type were being used simultaneously until the welded type was phased out sometime during early 65 production.
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Re: Perches
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2016, 02:52:06 AM »
Makes sense as this is for a 64 1/2 K code convertible.  I also think it was unusual...
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Re: Perches
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2016, 11:18:15 PM »
Also consider it could have been a dealer fix.  Hard to say for sure if it was a factory practice or not.
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Re: Perches
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2016, 11:39:42 PM »
Also consider it could have been a dealer fix.  Hard to say for sure if it was a factory practice or not.
I am not sure what everyone else found but all of the bolts that I found with weld reminents had the splines but all were plain head with no makers mark.
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Re: Perches
« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2016, 04:28:00 PM »
Im thinking it could be a vendor difference since not all of these spring perches were made by the same vendor.  I will nee3d to look if I can find a few more like that on the next trip to the junkyard. 
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Re: Perches
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2016, 01:22:42 AM »
Wonder if this was an early K code only practice... ???