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'67 AR or AM bottom leaves
« on: August 30, 2019, 10:22:55 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.
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Re: '67 bottom leaves
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 10:27:02 PM »
Your early car would more likely have AM not AR.
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Re: '67 bottom leaves
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 11:18:56 PM »
Hi 2112,

  If I am correct that your car is #875 (SJ 2/1/67), your car was completed at San Jose 1 week after my car #1183 (SJ 1/26/67).  Here is a picture of the bottom leaf on #1183.  Both springs are date coded the 297th day of 1966 and are C7ZA 5556 AM.

If I am incorrect about your car number, my apologies.

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Re: '67 bottom leaves
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 11:49:29 PM »
I'd suggest checking your DSO group's SVO sheets. They have most of these Ford installed parts listed by number.
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Re: '67 bottom leaves
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2019, 01:03:30 AM »
I interpreted my DSO as using AR

But I am thinking getting exactly what I want is slim. Even AM stamped is better than what I have now, so I would consider those as well.

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Re: '67 bottom leaves
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2019, 07:20:32 AM »
My GT500, #1317 finished at San Jose by the end of January 1967 has both springs marked,
C7ZA-5556 AM 298 E 6.
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Re: '67 bottom leaves
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2019, 08:09:15 AM »
Feb 1, 1967 GT350:
67 GT350  SJ 02/01/67  Gray 4spd A/C
67 Coupe  SJ 11/16/66  White Auto A/C PDB

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Re: '67 bottom leaves
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2019, 08:31:00 AM »
3074 bottom leaf.
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Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2019, 12:21:52 PM »
DSO 2555 (106 units) were built from approximately 1/31/67 to 2/8/67 .
The SVO sheets list them as planned for the AR springs, but does that mean FORD actually built them that way.

Anyone else with a car in this DSO that can tell us what they have on it. I'm curious because of the date overlaps others have noted.
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Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2019, 03:11:41 PM »
GT350 number 1358,

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Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2019, 03:29:14 PM »
Would seem that more cars got the AM version springs than previously thought.

(oh these dang '67 Shelby's)
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Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2019, 05:24:50 PM »
DRGT350 thanks for sharing a picture of 67 #1358's spring.  Does push back my data forward by about 2 weeks. The date seems to suggest that San Jose received another shipment from the last batch.
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Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2019, 05:32:53 PM »
Would seem that more cars got the AM version springs than previously thought.

(oh these dang '67 Shelby's)


It seems there were several CHANGE NOTICES issued in mid November to switch over to 'AR' springs from 'AM', going back to even the early DSO's.
The question is; When did Ford implement the change?
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Re: '67 AR or AM bottom leaves
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2019, 05:53:39 PM »
It seems there were several CHANGE NOTICES issued in mid November to switch over to 'AR' springs from 'AM', going back to even the early DSO's.
The question is; When did Ford implement the change?

Right now (based on the data I've collected) between the last days of Feb 1967 and the second week of March 1967. Approx a two week period.
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