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Homemade adj strut rods
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        I finally finished my adj. strut rods last week.I basically copied them from daze cars web site http://dazed.home.bresnan.net/adjustable with a few changes. Instead of treading them for 5\8 I threaded them for 3\4 because I didn't have to grind the rod down, and the swedged tube is a little heavier,and I also used a 3\4 rod end.The other thing I did different was to make my own frame bracket out of 1\4in. 2x4 steel I had around.I'm on call this week so I won't get them on the car till this weekend,but I'll try and post some pictures when I get them on.

Jay
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#2
That is cool, I'm a big fan of homemade parts. Great job.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#3
Nice job.
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#4
Nice work, Jay! goodjob

Doc

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#5
Dumb question but what makes these more adjustable than stock ones?

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#6
It's not so much the adjustable part as it is getting rid of the bind of the stock bushings.The strut rods only job is to keep the lower control arm from moving from front to back to keep your caster right.The stock bushing is pretty limited in how much it will allow it to move up and down,were as the rod end will allow the lower control arm to move freely and not bind up the rest of the suspension.That's the theory anyway.

Jay
73 mach1
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#7
Ok that makes sense, thanks for clear that for me.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#8
Good job McGyver!
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#9
Hello,

I like what you did here. Do you have a parts list that used in conjunction with the Daze parts list?

mustang7173
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#10
Very nice work. That looks like a good project for the winter.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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