68 R Code

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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 08 Nov 2018, 13:45

Today I worked on restoring some original assembly line shocks. The top rubber part was shot. I pressed out the axles and rubber bushings.

I bought a pair of Gabriel "Classic Series" shocks. With the axle clamped in the bench vise I sprayed the bushing with WD-40. Twisting the shock removed the bushing and the axle as a unit.
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 08 Nov 2018, 13:47

Then I reversed the procedure to install the new bushing / axle in the old shocks.
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 08 Nov 2018, 13:48

Note - this won't work with Monroe shocks. I wasted $48 trying that first.

Here is the finished product. Just need to finish stripping the paint and refinish them.
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by badcatt » 08 Nov 2018, 16:11

Nice work Royce.
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by pellets4fuel » 09 Nov 2018, 14:15

Nice Royce! Did you end up refinishing your old windshield trim yourself, or did you get some refinished stuff from Don? I'm having a little trouble getting my refinished stuff to stay locked in (bottom piece and side) just on the drivers side lower corner.
Can see one of your other classics peeking out in the back ground :) Is that the 1910?
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 09 Nov 2018, 16:54

Yes I buffed out all but the bottom piece of the windshield trim. The bottom piece had a dent so it got replaced with a new one.

Yep that's the 10. If I ever finish the R code Cougar the 1910 is next.

pellets4fuel wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 14:15
Nice Royce! Did you end up refinishing your old windshield trim yourself, or did you get some refinished stuff from Don? I'm having a little trouble getting my refinished stuff to stay locked in (bottom piece and side) just on the drivers side lower corner.
Can see one of your other classics peeking out in the back ground :) Is that the 1910?
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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