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Old 01-13-2008, 07:04 AM
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Mustang II strut rod

I just finished installing my version of the MII strut rod mounts on my 53 Chev PU and posting it to my journal. I would sure appreciate some feedback on what you think. I can't post the pics here the files are too big. My journal is 53 Chevy PU. Thanks

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Could not tell from the picture, but assume the frame is boxed at the mounting location. Since the mount is bolted on, I probably would plate the inside of the frame with a piece of 3/16 and make it as wide as channel (less bend radii) and about an inch longer than the angle bracket you are bolting to the frame. To me, the weakest part of your strut rod assembly is the frame material where it is mounted.

A side note on your steering hook up: I am sure you are using a pillow block. Have you decided where and how that is going to fit in?

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Old 01-13-2008, 08:32 AM
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pillow?

I'm not familiar with the term pillow. Is that where the steering shaft would be secured when using three joints? If that is it, I will be posting pics of the steering next, I've finished it too. I put the mount just about where the pencil is in the pic. The frame is boxed where I've bolted the angle to, I used 1/2" grade 5 bolts with very large washers on both sides.
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Pillow block is a type of bearing. Most people use a hiem joint now.
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Speedy, showing my age. Hiem joint was what was in my mind but the old pillow block just slipped out. Aero, sounds like you have it right "mount just below the pencil in the pic". I'll be looking for your journal update.

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The Hiem joint look's much better then a pillow block.
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