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71-73 Front Shock Towers or MII Tubular Arm System?
#1
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.

http://www.rcmotorsportsinc.com/rod__custom.pdf
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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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#2
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
Ohio Mustang Supply
440-949-2556

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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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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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#4
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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Dave

1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger
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#5
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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rocketfoot;5139 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
LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART
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Qcode351mach;11157 Wrote:
rocketfoot;5139 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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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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rocketfoot;11158 Wrote:
Qcode351mach;11157 Wrote:
rocketfoot;5139 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.

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART
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Qcode351mach;11162 Wrote:
rocketfoot;11158 Wrote:
Qcode351mach;11157 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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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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rocketfoot;11163 Wrote:
Qcode351mach;11162 Wrote:
rocketfoot;11158 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

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART
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