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Whew, what a weekend! My friend and I replaced the front suspension on my coupe this weekend--one side per day. Murphy is very appropriately named, because what could go wrong, did, but we won in the end. We put on new upper and lower control arms, cleaned and repainted various parts in the front end, and replaced the heater tube on the air cleaner. We also put the front bumper back on the GTCS and did a few other things to get ready for the Pensacola show. Now I just have only about 20 things to clean or fix. *LOL* BTW, I made a very interesting discovery regarding Murphy's upper control arms, which I will put in another post.

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[color:red]1968 Coupe, "Murphy" - Original (car and owner)</font color=red>
[color:blue]1968 Fastback, "Trouble" - Restomod</font color=blue>
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did you find original upper and lower control arms? they can be quite expensive to find unpitted. don't throw away those originals if they are any good. You can get new ball joints riveted on later.

what's this discovery?

Charles Turner
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'00 GT Conv, triple black


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I decided to go with Canadian Mustang's parts. I used them on my fastback and they look original. I do have to add the jack plates, but I have those. The lower arms are terribly rusted, absolutely unusable. The upper arms could be reused and I am keeping them because of the "discovery," which is that one is a 4-bolt pattern and one is a 3-bolt. The 3-bolt has a Ford paper tag on it with the date "4/11/68."

"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>
 
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