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rose jointed rear strut rods

Old 11-09-2018, 09:41 AM
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Hi all,

My 68 has aftermarket 'heavy duty' type rose jointed strut rods.

The drivers side is driving me slightly nuts as it rattles like a bunch of tin cans being dragged behind the car...

I can see its a 5/8th UNF male ended rose joint running into the strut - but can anyone confirm what the internal diameter of the spherical bearing should be (where it slips over the shock mounting fixture (don't know the proper name, sorry!)

it's a standard c3 shock mounting bit - so i'm hopeful someone out there can tell me what the diameter is at the point where the strut mounts...

Many thanks in advance for thoughts!


(P.S; yes - I could pull it off and measure it.... but if it's possible, i'd rather keep the car together for another few weeks before decommissioning for the winter.... this is a winter job, that i'm just trying to get the bits for ahead of time! )
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:48 AM
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5/8” diameter for the shock mount
1/2” for the in board (strut rod bracket) end
If one is going out you might want to think about changing them all.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:01 AM
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