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Deals and Appeals => Wanted to Buy => Topic started by: 2112 on September 14, 2019, 08:28:39 PM

Title: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 2112 on September 14, 2019, 08:28:39 PM
Looking for a nice pair of bottom leaf springs for a 1967 Shelby with AR stamping

Hoping for date in the last quarter of 1966 or the first couple months of 1967.

With permission, I have posted pictures of Bob's listing (which I did not see in time) to show a nice February '67 pair.

Thank you Bob.
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 7777kx on September 22, 2019, 11:47:03 AM
Hello, i have full pair of excellent original 67GT500 rear springs, fully stamped with matching curvatures. However, they were taken from a late production car.
Would they be of any use?
My email is faulknerstevens@btinternet.com
Thanks
Alan
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 2112 on September 22, 2019, 12:40:04 PM
Thank you Alan,

I have never installed NOS springs so I really don't need the full spring pack.

My car left San Jose in the first few days of February 1967, probably not close on dates.

http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=7192.0

This is my thread that was killed due to an informative discussion breaking out.
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 2112 on October 13, 2019, 12:22:18 AM
Bump, still hoping.
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 2112 on November 14, 2019, 01:15:04 AM
Bump
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 2112 on January 26, 2020, 03:06:37 PM
Still looking.  8)
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 2112 on February 15, 2020, 07:04:56 PM
Bump
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 2112 on August 30, 2020, 11:29:06 AM
Still looking.
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 2112 on September 20, 2020, 09:35:32 PM
Still hoping someone has a set and willing to sell.
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: shlb69 on September 29, 2020, 11:05:09 PM
what does a date code of 300ec7 mean?
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: Bob Gaines on September 29, 2020, 11:06:42 PM
what does a date code of 300ec7 mean?
300th day of 67 most likely.
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: J_Speegle on September 29, 2020, 11:09:48 PM
what does a date code of 300ec7 mean?

+1

So likely from a Mustang built between Dec 67 -March 68 or so looking at documented findings of unrestored cars
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: Bob Gaines on September 29, 2020, 11:13:44 PM
300th day of 1967 = October 27th 1967
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: BGlover67 on September 30, 2020, 09:24:33 AM
It's funny how there are some parts in this hobby that are just plain tough to find.  Correct leaf spring bottoms with correct dates are definitely one of them.  Obviously it's a super small detail, but to someone trying to return their car to 'correct, as released from Shelby American' condition, it's important.  I can't imagine many folks kept their original leaf springs when they replaced them way back then.  I'm sure the big dogs hit most if not all the major junk yards already looking for parts like these.  That must have been a fruitful endeavor back in the late '80s/early '90s.   
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 68cobra427 on September 30, 2020, 12:33:35 PM
I found 74J  what is this date?

Troy
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: Kent on September 30, 2020, 02:42:36 PM
1967 4 July

do you want to sell these? Please pm me if yes.
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: J_Speegle on September 30, 2020, 03:48:47 PM
I found 74J  what is this date?

Troy


Do you have a picture? As orientation can play a part - or can even help spot service replacements that may have been made decades later. Also not all plants used the same supplier so the layout and markings may help determine if they are correct for any of the possible plants
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 68cobra427 on September 30, 2020, 04:06:49 PM
I found 74J  what is this date?

Troy


Do you have a picture? As orientation can play a part - or can even help spot service replacements that may have been made decades later. Also not all plants used the same supplier so the layout and markings may help determine if they are correct for any of the possible plants

PM sent
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: J_Speegle on September 30, 2020, 05:09:11 PM
PM sent

Looking at the stamping it appears that the worker left the year stamp (ingot) out of the machine on a group of stamps. Have tow other examples of this happening at different periods

With that the J would have referred to the spring provider or stamping plant - in this cars an alternative to the normal one used for San Jose and 74 would indicate (thing 67 was not a leap year) March 15th

Typical stamp pattern for rear leaf springs in 1967 for San Jose is - Engineering number - Day of the year (Julian calendar) - Provider - Year
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: 2112 on September 30, 2020, 05:15:17 PM
Before you cull this thread Bill, can you just move it to the '67 sub forum?

Please?
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: shlb69 on September 30, 2020, 06:52:36 PM
Well guess I cant help then as mine would be too late. Would appear correct for a 68 shelby
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: JD on September 30, 2020, 09:34:26 PM

Looking at the stamping it appears that the worker left the year stamp (ingot) out of the machine on a group of stamps. Have tow other examples of this happening at different periods

With that the J would have referred to the spring provider or stamping plant - in this cars an alternative to the normal one used for San Jose and 74 would indicate (thing 67 was not a leap year) March 15th

Typical stamp pattern for rear leaf springs in 1967 for San Jose is - Engineering number - Day of the year (Julian calendar) - Provider - Year

(Attached is what I think Jeff is referring to...just trying to add a visual to the words. 327th day of 1966)


Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: shlb69 on September 30, 2020, 10:04:43 PM
Here’s what I have
Title: Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
Post by: Kent on October 01, 2020, 02:17:09 AM
The last ones are 300 day of 67