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Wanted: Lift Shackles/ Air Shocks
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Title says it all. Looking for a set of lift shackles and air shocks/compressor/lines for my '71 Convertible as cheap as possible. I want to get that 70's style rake and the air shocks for some hauling and light towing. Also have original console and misc other parts to possibly trade (I'll make a list and update when I get home)
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(03-29-2018, 11:30 AM)RadRacer203 Wrote: Title says it all. Looking for a set of lift shackles and air shocks/compressor/lines for my '71 Convertible as cheap as possible. I want to get that 70's style rake and the air shocks for some hauling and light towing. Also have original console and misc other parts to possibly trade (I'll make a list and update when I get home)

I think I still have a pair of old air shocks. I will look tonight.

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If the previous member does not have I took a set off a 72 vert that was used to pull ski boat. Will need new lines but shocks look to be pretty new.
David


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RadRacer203,

I found them. You can have them for the cost of shipping or for free if you want to pick them up. PM me if you are interested.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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(03-30-2018, 12:48 PM)TommyK Wrote: RadRacer203,

I found them. You can have them for the cost of shipping or for free if you want to pick them up. PM me if you are interested.

Pm sent.

 I'm also going to need a compressor/ controller setup if anyone has one of those too, hopefully cheaper than the $150 I can get one for on Amazon
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#6
Be aware that air shocks are not good for these Mustangs, as there's no support where they attach to the body. Often times, the sheet metal cracks and then your shocks can punch through the metal.

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(03-30-2018, 04:48 PM)midlife Wrote: Be aware that air shocks are not good for these Mustangs, as there's no support where they attach to the body.  Often times, the sheet metal cracks and then your shocks can punch through the metal.

Funny that I was just looking at that on my daughters 73 Pink Convertible. I just replaced the air shocks and just added large metal washers to the top on both sides because of that exact reason.  Thanks for the heads up!!!
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#8
The reason for failures is usually because the metal has rusted and weakened. Back when new lots of people pulled ski boats, campers and such with them and added the air shocks to help carry the load. Any time you have rust it weakens the material.
Yes when you put air shocks on they support more of the weight of the vehicle and load but only choice unless you go to heavier springs that raise the ride height all the time. Air shocks you go up and down when carrying a load or not.
If you have one vehicle to do multiple tasks they are an option.
Putting more horsepower in an engine breaks other things also but we do it.
David


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#9
I'm definitely going to be beefing up the shock mounts when I put the air shocks in. I'm not planning on using them often but it would be nice to have them if I have to haul anything.

Still looking for lift shackles. Maybe someone took a set off their car and isn't going to reuse them?
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#10
Air shocks poked thru on mine with no trailer hitch so just the weight of the car caused the damage.

Steve
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