Author Topic: 65-70 Upper Shock Brackets  (Read 263 times)

Bob Gaines

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65-70 Upper Shock Brackets
« on: September 29, 2020, 06:17:01 PM »
There is a right way and a wrong way to duplicate the factory upper shock brackets .They are also sometimes referred to as "bee hives" by the factory. 65/66 are the same bracket and 67-70 are the same bracket . The washers used to make the reinforcement is the same for ether style. I posted a picture of a example in a recent ebay auction of a 67-70 version made wrong with too large of washers. The seller used the larger diameter frame rail washers typically used on the steering box or idler arm. As you can see they look close.  They are too large in diameter compared to genuine. This is a shortcut many choose to use. AMK sells the correct size washers if you want to make some like the factory did . The assemblyline washer is approximately 28.5 MM and the frame rail washers are approximately 32. It is a small amount but visually noticeable. It made me go hmmmm when I saw the auction. Most people would not notice the difference but many who use and have been around these parts will. This is a case of go home and try again.

Bob Gaines,Shelby Enthusiast, Shelby Collector , Shelby Concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby