...and other interested parties. There has been some discussion here and elsewhere regarding whether the 1968 models had 3-bolt or 4-bolt upper control arms. I can now definitively answer that question. *G* They had both! We just replaced the front suspension this weekend and removed the ORIGINAL UPPER CONTROL ARMS from the car. On the driver's side, the arm had 4-bolts and the ball joint had been replaced, which I remember was done in June 1975 (I still have the paperwork for the repair, BTW). On the passenger side, however, the upper control arm had 3-bolts! The bolts are riveted. Furthermore, the original Ford paper tag was still on the shaft. There is a date on the tag that reads "4/11/68." I have read many times that the 3-bolt arms did not appear until the 1969 models. IMHO, this is a fallacy based on this find, at least at the Dearborn factory. Yes, I took pictures, and I am keeping both arms in case anyone questions this find. Murphy strikes again!
"I love it when a plan comes together."
[color:red]1968 Coupe, "Murphy" - Original (car and owner)</font color=red>
[color:blue]1968 Fastback, "Trouble" - Restomod</font color=blue>
[color:white]1967-1968 MCA Certified Judge</font color=white>