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71-73 Front Shock Towers or MII Tubular Arm System?
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    71-73 Front Shock Towers or MII Tubular Arm System?

    So, has anyone seen new/repro front shock towers for our cars? I need a driver's side tower to fix several rust holes. The passenger's side is perfect. Dad is about ready to cut the entire front end off the 72 coupe and replace with one of those complete front end deals. It would be nice but $3000 for a complete system! Wowzers! Does include new MII axle, disc brakes, cross member and all but that's a lot of cabbage to spend.

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      RE: 71-73 Front Shock Towers or MII Tubular Arm System?

      Is it just the tower or is any of the frame rail bad too?
      I just picked up a 72 and I think the LH is good
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        (12-04-2010 08:17 AM)OMS Wrote:  Is it just the tower or is any of the frame rail bad too?
        I just picked up a 72 and I think the LH is good
        Don

        From what I can see, the frame rail is fine but the tower is shot...I'll know more as soon as we get it outside and pressure wash everything.
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          RE: 71-73 Front Shock Towers or MII Tubular Arm System?

          There is tons of room in the front of a 71-73 with towers in it. I'd keep the towers myself.
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            RE: 71-73 Front Shock Towers or MII Tubular Arm System?

            WEST COAST CLASSIC COUGER IS THE ONLY PLACE I HAVE FOUND THEM. THEY ARE USED BUT ALL FROM WEST COAST CARS AND ARE IN EXELLENT SHAPE. YOU CAN GET AS MUCH AS YOU NEED EVEN A COMPLETE FRONT STRUCTURE. THE SHOCK TOWERS ARE $145.00
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              (12-04-2010 08:30 AM)rocketfoot Wrote:  
              (12-04-2010 08:17 AM)OMS Wrote:  Is it just the tower or is any of the frame rail bad too?
              I just picked up a 72 and I think the LH is good
              Don

              From what I can see, the frame rail is fine but the tower is shot...I'll know more as soon as we get it outside and pressure wash everything.
              B..when you get cleaned up post a pic...I may have Some good "Sections" off the one I cut out of mine...so you could do a repair..Need to see a pic of yours.

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                (02-07-2011 10:16 AM)Qcode351mach Wrote:  
                (12-04-2010 08:30 AM)rocketfoot Wrote:  
                (12-04-2010 08:17 AM)OMS Wrote:  Is it just the tower or is any of the frame rail bad too?
                I just picked up a 72 and I think the LH is good
                Don

                From what I can see, the frame rail is fine but the tower is shot...I'll know more as soon as we get it outside and pressure wash everything.
                B..when you get cleaned up post a pic...I may have Some good "Sections" off the one I cut out of mine...so you could do a repair..Need to see a pic of yours.

                Scott
                I got nice, used L & R shock towers form OMS and they came with a little box frame still attached...I should be good, but I will keep you in mind if I happen to need more!
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                  RE: 71-73 Front Shock Towers or MII Tubular Arm System?

                  (02-07-2011 10:45 AM)rocketfoot Wrote:  
                  (02-07-2011 10:16 AM)Qcode351mach Wrote:  
                  (12-04-2010 08:30 AM)rocketfoot Wrote:  From what I can see, the frame rail is fine but the tower is shot...I'll know more as soon as we get it outside and pressure wash everything.
                  B..when you get cleaned up post a pic...I may have Some good "Sections" off the one I cut out of mine...so you could do a repair..Need to see a pic of yours.

                  Scott
                  I got nice, used L & R shock towers form OMS and they came with a little box frame still attached...I should be good, but I will keep you in mind if I happen to need more!
                  Boy that was quick ! If you got the full towers, don't putz around just replace the whole part. So your good to go ! Have fun getting the old ones out Tongue (Hint buy a full box of sawzall blades) Or Plasma cutter if you can.
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                    RE: 71-73 Front Shock Towers or MII Tubular Arm System?

                    (02-07-2011 11:42 AM)Qcode351mach Wrote:  
                    (02-07-2011 10:45 AM)rocketfoot Wrote:  
                    (02-07-2011 10:16 AM)Qcode351mach Wrote:  B..when you get cleaned up post a pic...I may have Some good "Sections" off the one I cut out of mine...so you could do a repair..Need to see a pic of yours.

                    Scott
                    I got nice, used L & R shock towers form OMS and they came with a little box frame still attached...I should be good, but I will keep you in mind if I happen to need more!
                    Boy that was quick ! If you got the full towers, don't putz around just replace the whole part. So your good to go ! Have fun getting the old ones out Tongue (Hint buy a full box of sawzall blades) Or Plasma cutter if you can.
                    Haha, I hear ya! I'm gonna be in the same boat as you...all the aprons are off and the towers are coming out! Just the frame rails will be left...LOL. Should be lots of fun! The towers I got are complete...
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                      RE: 71-73 Front Shock Towers or MII Tubular Arm System?

                      (02-07-2011 11:45 AM)rocketfoot Wrote:  
                      (02-07-2011 11:42 AM)Qcode351mach Wrote:  
                      (02-07-2011 10:45 AM)rocketfoot Wrote:  I got nice, used L & R shock towers form OMS and they came with a little box frame still attached...I should be good, but I will keep you in mind if I happen to need more!
                      Boy that was quick ! If you got the full towers, don't putz around just replace the whole part. So your good to go ! Have fun getting the old ones out Tongue (Hint buy a full box of sawzall blades) Or Plasma cutter if you can.
                      Haha, I hear ya! I'm gonna be in the same boat as you...all the aprons are off and the towers are coming out! Just the frame rails will be left...LOL. Should be lots of fun! The towers I got are complete...
                      A word of advice.DO NOT TAKE BOTH TOWERS OUT at the same time..Do one side at a time and make sure the rails are supported at both crossmembers BEFORE any cutting takes place..& of course measure measure measure
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