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Rear Shackle

Post by Mustang1964s » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:04 am

I'm looking at the list of rear shackles for my '26/'27 T.
Are these worth the extra money?

Rear shackle set, replacement L-Style, with zerk fittings
https://www.modeltford.com/item/3840LBR.aspx

Or should I really blow my budget and get the
Rear Shackle and bushing set, original style U-shaped
https://www.modeltford.com/item/3840B-OR.aspx

Or go with the low end
Rear shackle set, non-original style U-style
https://www.modeltford.com/item/3840BRE.aspx

Either way I am planning on replacing the bushings.

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Re: Rear Shackle

Post by Mark Nunn » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:09 am

Skip the low end shackles. There are photos of them on the forum showing how they can come apart.


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Re: Rear Shackle

Post by Mustang1964s » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:19 am

I should have mentioned that this is a driver and no where close to being a 100 point show car.
We have fun with it and it is very kid friendly.

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Re: Rear Shackle

Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:21 am

Fourth choice: Buy some good used originals.
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Re: Rear Shackle

Post by DanTreace » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:23 am

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Sent you a PM

Good advice from Mr. Thrifty. :D
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Re: Rear Shackle

Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:07 am

I have an extra set of older repo shackles, the U type. Contact me PM or email and we will talk.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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Re: Rear Shackle

Post by Original Smith » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:38 am

Pay attention to what Steve Jelf said. Mark Chaffin has a pile of them for sale now on the classifieds, and they are on ebay all the time.

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Re: Rear Shackle

Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:54 am

After going thru 3 pages of listings I only found one for shackles from Mark. They were mostly fronts from what I could see and WERE sold. If there were others, maybe I missed them. How about a link to them?
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Re: Rear Shackle

Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:28 am

Most of the parts dealers have used parts not listed in their catalogues. You have to ask.
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Re: Rear Shackle

Post by Original Smith » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:30 am

Check Chickasha. There will be lots of them there.

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