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PostSubject: I hate it when that happens!   Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:56 pm

Sittin kinda funny...



This what I found after my 130 mile round trip...It broke 50 miles into the trip....drove 80 miles on the snubber after I found out the tow would be around $300 bucks.




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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:11 pm

HOLY CRAP! What year is that?
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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:05 pm

Holy fuck!! Luckily thats just riveted onto the frame and easily replaced. Time to hit up the wreckers for another one. Grade 8 bolts of the proper size (rivet size) work well as rivet replacements.
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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:27 am

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HOLY CRAP! What year is that?

It's a 95 with 177,xxx miles...this is a big problem for the 92-96 f150....just replaced rear spring frame brackets and shackles for the same problem.....frame is still in excellent condition. Everything that is rivited to the frame seems to rot off. It's all because of cheap out sourced parts vendors south of the border....I'm sure of it! My previous truck was an 88 f150....there wasn't much left of the body, but everything on the frame was still intact!
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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:32 am

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Holy fuck!! Luckily thats just riveted onto the frame and easily replaced. Time to hit up the wreckers for another one. Grade 8 bolts of the proper size (rivet size) work well as rivet replacements.

I'm not even going to bother with any salvage yards....chances are they're probably in the same shape mine are. I'm either going to pick them up from the dealer, or fabricate one...still on the fence....that stupid bracket is over $100 bucks at the dealer.
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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:22 pm

not bad for the dealer...seems cheap to me. They always are 3x's higher then cammel cock
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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:31 pm

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not bad for the dealer...seems cheap to me. They always are 3x's higher then cammel cock

The bronco graveyard has them in stock for $105 plus tax. They're located in brighton michigan....what really sucks is that when the truck broke they were only 1 exit away from where I was going....although no saturday hours. Any of you ford truck guys need to check this site out......
http://broncograveyard.com/
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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:55 pm

I've been to that site before, and I was amazed at the inventory they have.
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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:48 pm

new parts.....



all better now



Now back to the zephyr! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:03 pm

new spring tower....$212 after tax

new grade 8 hardware....$20

new shock....$28

new brake line....$28

A wasted vacation day on a POS TRUCK......PRICLESS!!!!! Mad
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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:55 am

Wow, around here, you can count on that never happening in your whole life.

Of course, you pay for it in other ways.

-Mike S.
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PostSubject: Re: I hate it when that happens!   Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:46 pm

TealP51 wrote:
Wow, around here, you can count on that never happening in your whole life.

Of course, you pay for it in other ways.

-Mike S.

This is what happens to our vehicles in the rust belt....you would think there would be a better solution other than salting the roads.
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